PATTERN PLAY: THE RONDO
This episode is a musical matching game! See if you can spot the repeated tune as we explore rondo form.
DANCE OF THE ELVES
Take a trip to the North Pole in this holiday episode! Can you tell what the elves are up to in this music?
In this episode, join Buddy and our flutist friend Mehrdad to discover how to play with musical patterns! This music never slows down–can you keep up with all the changes?
In this episode, we listen to a piece that runs across the keys! Can you keep up?
In this episode, we discover that music is put together much like written language. Join Buddy to learn how!
MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE, PT. 2
Buddy and guest artist Benjamin Rossen finish Beethoven’s set of variations on this well-known patriotic song.
MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE, PT. 1
Buddy and guest artist Benjamin Rossen explore what variations are with this well-known patriotic song.
PICTURES YOU CAN HEAR: THE GREAT GATE
Join Buddy on a trip to the Great Gate of Kiev! Discover how musical themes represent different scenery.
HOW MANY HANDS: A FAIRY TALE
Buddy and his friend Evan tell this musical story about a princess and an evil fairy, using only the black keys!
THE LITTLE WHITE DONKEY
Let’s follow different musical themes to find out what happens in the tale of this cute animal friend.
BACK IT UP!
Do you think music can move both forward and backward? Listen to this piece to find out!
LISTENING GAME: FUGUE
Challenge your pattern recognition skills! Count along with Buddy – how many times do you hear the tune?
PICTURES YOU CAN HEAR: THE CIRCUS
Explore how the composer uses different musical themes to paint a picture of a circus clown!
PICTURES YOU CAN HEAR: PLAYGROUND
What would music about kids on a playground sound like? Discover how music can paint a picture.
STARTS WITH A B: A-B-A
Buddy shows us how composers put different (A-B) sections of music together to form a waltz!
LENNY AND LUKAS
Learn about form as two friends have an interesting birthday conversation – interrupted by “hiccups!”