Monthly Archives: July 2014

Issue 135: Welcome to The Jungle

“I’m back”¬† https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scz2qcgZqDc we were away last week, but back for now. Here are some posts to liven up your day….

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Issue 135: Boom-box mini-car

I was sitting at a pavement table outside a caf√© the other day, admiring the view across the street, when someone pulled up into the kerb-side parking space in front of me in a small bright red car. It was … Continue reading

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Issue 135: Video Games – Sheet Music

There are times when Bach,¬†Beethoven, Brahms and Bartok just don’t meet the need. I’ve have several pupils make their way through some downloaded sheet music for “Skyfall” to their great satisfaction. I have to say that I have not taken … Continue reading

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Issue 135: Birdsong

We’ve spent quit a lot of time sitting out in our garden in the shade of an apple tree these past few days. The weather has been so hot that anything else seems like too much effort. Our garden isn’t … Continue reading

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Issue 134: Welcome to the Jungle

I don’t know about you, but I’m remembering my hectic term-time schedule with a feeling of “it wasn’t that hectic”. That’s because the regular round of rushing from school to school loaded up with samba drums, djembes, ukuleles, recorders, mp3 … Continue reading

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Issue 134: Singing Leaders

It’s that time of year when the End Of Year School Music Assembly looms large and terrifying. The whole school (about 100 children) and parents attend – usually around 40 or 50 turn up. The tradition (which I started several … Continue reading

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Issue 134: Highlighting Problems

It has been a frustrating time for one of my piano students. We can look at a problem in a bar, work out what is causing it, sort it out, play it correctly half a dozen times in a row, … Continue reading

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Issue 134:Running an Infant School Music Club

I’ve just finished leading a music club for a local infant school in the morning before the school day starts. It’s been quite an experience. I had envisaged a balanced diet of listening to music, singing, moving to music, using … Continue reading

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