Big Mama Thornton singing "Session Blues" - from the 50s Chess Records: Buddy Guy on guitar; Eddie Boyd on piano; Big Walter Horton on harmonica; Jimmie Lee Robinson on bass; Big Mama on drums for some of the tracks.
A young boy is told by his father that by listening to a conch shell he found on the beach he can hear the ocean. The boy decides to try to "free" the ocean from the shell. The string quintet will use the instruments to produce the sounds of sea gulls, sharks, the ocean waves and other sounds of the sea. This is based on the book "There's a Sea in my Bedroom".
Karen Peng meets a strings quintet from the Australian Symphony Orchestra. Discussion of tremelo, pizzicato and bowing. The music is used to illustrate the things happening in a book "There's a Sea in my Bedroom".
Listen to the Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens. Try putting a piece of paper on the top of your outstretched hand and walk around the room. Can you keep the paper on your hand? Are you moving slowly or quickly. Is the music slow or fast?
The Blues singer, B.B. King, has lost his shoe. His mom wants him to go to the store and he needs to find it. He sings the blues about losing his shoe. Enjoy. Listen for the two lines of the verse that are the same, and the third verse is different (AAB) but yet line 1, 2, and 3 all need to rhyme.