Monthly Archives: March 2015

Issue 149: Welcome to The Jungle

After the disaster (health-wise) that was the last half of term, I was very pleased to get through the week that has just gone. It is going to take a couple of weeks to build up the “teaching stamina”. I … Continue reading

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Issue 149: Conceptualising

This is fast becoming a lost art… What do I mean by it anyway? I mean THINKING about something without actually DOING it. It’s a skill with so many applications. For example, how do I get from this place to … Continue reading

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Issue 149: Singing semitones

I’ve a favourite song, no, I’ve lots of favourite songs. This favourite song is called “Roller Ghoster” and you can find it on www.singup.org, or in Singing Sherlock Book 2. Here’s a sound sample: http://www.boosey.com/pages/cr/composer/sample_detail.asp?sampleid=11236 The tricky part is getting … Continue reading

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Issue 149: Grade 1 Theory – teaching semitones and tones

I’m finding this really tricky to teach. I have a group of about ten children, ranging in age from 7 years to 11 years old who come to a half-hour¬†Grade 1 Theory club every week. They¬†have a wide range of … Continue reading

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