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Rai’s Musical Moments: Learning the Guitar


Have you got an old guitar lying around at home that is covered in dust? Have you ever wanted to lead a campfire singalong? Rai has the tutorial for you!

Just as with the Ukelele, learning the guitar is simply a matter of learning how to pin down the strings to the frets with one hand while strumming with the other. Rai shows us a few regularly used chords and takes us through some folk tunes to practice.

Rai’s Musical Moments: Learning the Guitar2020-06-26T15:54:40+10:00

Rai’s Musical Moments: You Can Uke!


Grab a ukelele and strum along with Rai as he teaches us the three simple chords C, F, & G.

These chords pop up in so many songs that after learning them you will be nearly ready to put on your own concert!

Rai also shows us a strumming pattern that adds a nice rhythm to many songs. You can experiment with your own strumming pattern as you play songs you know – maybe you’ll find one you like even more!

To print your own copy of the chord chart and song sheet, click on the images below.

Rai’s Musical Moments: You Can Uke!2020-05-18T16:52:52+10:00

Rai’s Musical Moments: One Person Band!


Although Rai is an incredible one-man-band, watch this video to find out we can all make music together – even while staying apart.

If you’ve been watching all of Rai’s Musical Moments, by now you’ll know how to make a beat using your body or items from around your house, how to make shakers, and how to make a xylophone using glass jars and water.

Now, put those skills and instruments to good use – we’re making a song!

In this video, Rai records a sound from each of the instruments we have seen in previous episodes. Then, he uses computer wizardry to combine all the sounds into a super groovy tune.

If you (with a parent’s help!) record a 5 second clip of some sounds YOU can make and email it to us, Rai will make a song we have all shared in creating!

Rai’s Musical Moments: One Person Band!2020-06-12T12:52:14+10:00

Rai’s Musical Moments: Rainy Day Rainstick


Do you enjoy the peacefulness of a rainy day? The sound of raindrops falling on a window or roof can be magically soothing…

In this episode, Rai takes the opportunity of a rainy day inside to show us how to make a rainstick.

You will need:
– 1 medium to long sized cardboard tube
– small nails and a hammer (plus the help of an adult for nailing them in!)
– paper, scissors, and tape
– small grains or seeds, for example popcorn kernals
– things to decorate your rainstick – colourful tape, paper, or coloured textas

We’d love to see your best rain dance once you’re finished!

Rai’s Musical Moments: Rainy Day Rainstick2020-05-11T17:02:31+10:00

Rai’s Musical Moments Episode 3: Glass Xylophone


Rai’s already shown us how to break out a beat – now make your own xylophone using a few things from around your home and you’ll be half way to a house band!

This fun activity will get you started experimenting with music. Why not try to come up with your own theme song?

You’ll need:
– some glass jars of various sizes
– water in a container
– something metal (like a kitchen spoon)

Rai’s Musical Moments Episode 3: Glass Xylophone2020-04-28T17:56:49+10:00

Rai’s Musical Moments Episode 2


Who’s ready for some more percussive action?!

In this video, Rai takes the simple 1,2,3,4 beat we learned in episode 1 and uses it to play with some common household objects.

Learn to play in an ensemble by playing a washing basket, laundry bucket, and mixing bowl with your family.

A great one for letting loose some energy and jazzing up your day!

Rai’s Musical Moments Episode 22020-04-23T10:57:52+10:00
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