Issue 96: Welcome to The Jungle

Ahhh – the summer holidays stretch ahead for weeks and weeks and weeks…


In my experience the time oozes past, and from having weeks of leisure and freedom from clock-watching and timetables, I suddenly find that there are only a few days left and it’s back into the fray.

Every Summer I make plans:–

this year, I WILL learn a new Bach Prelude and Fugue, or Mozart Sonata. (This did happen one year as I was due to teach it from September!)


this year, I WILL learn to play my guitar properly (Last year I managed two guitar lessons and learned that I had been using the wrong fingering for the G chord all my life)


this year, I WILL practise saxophone Every Day with a view to taking grade 5, maybe 4, perhaps 3 is a realistic target, at Christmas (that hasn’t happened yet!).

Added to that is the list of books I want to read, people I want to meet, places I want to visit, things I want to make or do… all things considered it is about to become a busy busy busy time of year!

After two years of The Music Jungle, my target this summer is to try and begin to organise all the random posts into some kind of order, starting with the topic of “Composition”. My aim is to make this a Really Useful Source of all the bits and pieces I’ve collected over the years, so that I can easily pull out anything I want for future lessons.

If you have any suggestions, please comment below – I would love to hear from you.

ants playing "the cup game"



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