Monthly Archives: June 2013

Issue 92: Obwisana

This is a Ghanaian Children’s song. I watched a you-tube clip of children playing a “stone-passing” game, identical to the “Zum Galli Galli” game;   Here is the song: (Copied and pasted from www.mamalisa.com) http://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=1254&c=36  where you can read all … Continue reading

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Issue 91: Welcome to the Jungle

At last – I’m back on track with getting an issue of the Jungle up on time! Yesterday I accompanied 14 music exams including two renditions (renderings?) of the dreaded “Promenade” from “Pictures at an Exhibition”.  I have fallen in love … Continue reading

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Issue 91: Musical Oddities

This is the bonus post I promised for last week! This link takes you to some great images of “musical instruments”, like the typewriter below http://agentchin.typepad.com/grabbag/2006/02/musical_odditie.html     And here’s a selection in a 1930s newsreel film: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/musical-oddities/query/historical       … Continue reading

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Issue 91: Sight-Reading Skills

I have been doing a crash-course in sight-reading for several pianists recently. Although this is written with the piano in mind, the same process would work on other instruments. This is what I do for grades higher than 1 and … Continue reading

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Issue 91: Sumer is i-cumen in

I thought of this as a topic for last week, and then got side-tracked into something else. Here’s the text:   If you know the song and the words, it is possible to follow the original version. Here it is … Continue reading

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Issue 91: Jardins sous la pluie

I was out first thing this morning, driving through rain and sun and blue skies and wind all at once. The combination was extraordinarily beautiful; the rain driving in straight lines into the windscreen, the standing water shimmering as the … Continue reading

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Issue 90: Welcome to the Jungle

And AGAIN I have to apologise for missing a week. What can I say? The skies were blue, (the wind was icy cold, slicing through the sunshine), the views were magnificent – and there was NO WIFI. What else do you expect when you … Continue reading

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Issue 90: Singing Games

I’ve posted on this topic before, but this is the ideal time of year to incorporate playground games into your lessons, which the children can them play outside. A short trawl through the internet, and youtube, should supply you with … Continue reading

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