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Nordic Sounds

Webpage of educational material for music and dance from the Nordic countries is a collection of traditional music and movement material from the Nordic countries approached with creative pedagogical adaptations. The content is created collaboratively by music education experts from all the Nordic countries. The web page is published in English, and it is free of charge for every user.



HundrED shortlisted this innovation

HundrED has shortlisted this innovation to one of its innovation collections. The information on this page has been checked by HundrED.

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March 2021
Rhythm is no abstract concept, it is life itself... Rhythm is unifying power of language, music and movement.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

This material aims to celebrate the music and dance traditions from Nordic countries in a new international platform. With this project, we aim to strengthen multicultural education by offering adaptable models of Nordic music traditions for classrooms worldwide. The material encourages its user also to find own ways and pedagogical adaptations of teaching and learning!

What does your innovation look like in practice?

The advantage of producing an online publication is the capacity to give examples of e.g the pronunciation of nordic languages, video examples of the work, with links to performances. The ideas are presented to extend further the material aiming at enabling music teacher to make better use of, and understanding of the content. It is open platform of ideas and innovations, and does not include any expectations for the user.

The material is online and free of charge.

How has it been spreading?

The editing team has been invited to give presentations of the page in the national and international music education seminars worldwide, e.g. Thailand, Colombia, U.S.A, Austria, England, Turkey, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Italy, Spain.

The material is accessible and free of charge online, and it has also spread fast via social media.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

The pictures of the songs might help you to find the topic of your interest. If you want to have a random pic up of the songs, you can just click the "your daily pics for teaching music" in the front page. If you are interested about the different cultures in North of Europe, choose "about the countries". The team has also written the story of making off Nordic Sounds in a chapter "about project".

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