MUSIC IN OUR
SCHOOLS MONTH!


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Enjoy!


HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR

We’ve entered in to the year of the sheep (or goat) on February 19th. In honor of this wonderful, loud and long holiday, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts about Chinese New Year music, musical crafts and instruments from this region.


MAKE A YEAR OF
THE SHEEP GONG

Are you a pig, a dragon or a rat? This is one of our reader’s favorite crafts! When you reuse an aluminum pan to make your own gong, you can use this years symbol – the sheep – or look up your birth year on the chart in the pdf below and create a special gong that shows your Chinese Zodiac sign!

GONG PDF with chart of years/Chinese Zodiac - on DARIA's Website
GONG PDF with chart of years/Chinese Zodiac - on DARIA's TPT Page


MAKE YOUR OWN
BOLANG GU -
CHINESE PELLET DRUM!

Create one of these classic Chinese New Year’s Noise-makers. It’s simple and fun and there are many great ways to play it.

MYO Bolang-Gu Chinese Pellet Drum


LEARN TWO EASY CHINESE
NEW YEAR'S SONGS!

Even if you don’t speak a word of Mandarin, these posts will help you sing your way into an abundant and happy Year of the Sheep. The first post below has a special free mp3 offer from our friends at “A Little Mandarin”.

Two Popular Chinese New Years Songs
“Gong Xi! Gong Xi!” – The Excitement of Chinese New Year


WHAT DOES AN
ERHU DO?

You may not recognize this instrument by name, but you’ll know it’s distinctive sound from Chinese classical and folk music. Learn more about this unique and ancient stringed instrument through the coloring page from DARIA or TeachersPayTeachers below.

Coloring Page – Free from DARIA
Coloring Page and Mini Poster from TPT (.99)


See you in April,

DARIA



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