hEAR DROPS #15: Ears on the Ball

The new hEAR DROPS video Ears on the Ball focuses on motor skills and agility. Ball sports are all about these two physical abilities. In fact, it is no different in music.

Balls and rhythms are ubiquitous, so why not combine the two? Making music with a ball requires some alertness and hand-ear coordination. With simplicity as a maxim, acoustics as a partner and maybe your voice as an instrument, you’re bound to come up with an interesting composition.

Every hEAR DROPS is accompanied by an ‘Artlink’ to a well-known work of art or artist. This time it is the music by the choir Mieskuoro Huutajat from Finland, with distinct sounds and simple musical ideas.
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  • hEAR DROPS #15: Ears on the Ball

    hEAR DROPS #15: Ears on the Ball

    The new hEAR DROPS video Ears on the Ball focuses on motor skills and agility. Ball sports are all about these two physical abilities. In fact, it is no different in music. Balls and rhythms are ubiquitous, so why not combine the two? Making music with a ball requires some alertness and hand-ear coordination. With …

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