GCSE music video library

  • Music education video resources with a chamber music focus.
  • Over 100 minutes of engaging demonstrations, tips and analyses, based on eclectic and diverse repertoire.
  • Quickly find what you need using comprehensive search tools.
  • Designed for Key Stage 4 classroom teachers. Also suitable for A-level revision and interested individuals.

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Practice
Top Tips Video library

Practice

Join members of the Berkeley Ensemble as they share their top tips for enjoyable, useful and efficient instrumental practice.

Clarinet
Meet the Ensemble Video library

Clarinet

Learn about the instruments of the clarinet family and get to know Berkeley Ensemble clarinettist John Slack.

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Composition
Subscribers only Top Tips Video library

Composition

The ensemble's top tips for writing your own music, distilled from more than ten years of working with young composers.

Harmony
Subscribers only Through Time Video library

Harmony

Follow the development of harmony all the way from the Baroque to Minimalism with John and fellow woodwinds.

Violins
Meet the Ensemble Subscribers only Video library

Violins

Just why are there two violinists in the Berkeley Ensemble? Sophie and Fran explain how they work together and why the second violinist's role is like mayonnaise.

Viola
Meet the Ensemble Subscribers only Video library

Viola

It might look like a violin, but Dan's on hand for a lowdown on all the essential differences and what they mean for listeners and composers.

Horn
Meet the Ensemble Subscribers only Video library

Horn

How long would an unwound horn be? What's hand stopping? Why were valves invented? Horn player Paul explains…

Meet the Ensemble

Cello

Cello

Gemma introduces the cello, including her favourite performers and extended techniques.

Clarinet

Clarinet

Learn about the instruments of the clarinet family and get to know Berkeley Ensemble clarinettist John Slack.

Horn

Horn

How long would an unwound horn be? What's hand stopping? Why were valves invented? Horn player Paul explains…

Viola

Viola

It might look like a violin, but Dan's on hand for a lowdown on all the essential differences and what they mean for listeners and composers.

Violins

Violins

Just why are there two violinists in the Berkeley Ensemble? Sophie and Fran explain how they work together and why the second violinist's role is like mayonnaise.

Elements of Music

Rachel Stott’s ‘Serendipity and Household Objects’

Rachel Stott’s ‘Serendipity and Household Objects’

Grab a chopstick and enter a world of canons and col legno with Dan.

Through Time

Harmony

Harmony

Follow the development of harmony all the way from the Baroque to Minimalism with John and fellow woodwinds.

Top Tips

Composition

Composition

The ensemble's top tips for writing your own music, distilled from more than ten years of working with young composers.

Practice

Practice

Join members of the Berkeley Ensemble as they share their top tips for enjoyable, useful and efficient instrumental practice.