Monthly Archives: June 2016

41/100 Milk bottle ganza/shakers

Have you spotted that school milk is now being delivered to the infant classes in mini-sized plastic bottles? It won’t take long for me to collect a class set of shakers. They need a decent amount of washing to get … Continue reading

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40/100 Useful Free Piano Pieces

I often use the Piano Time tutor books with beginners – book 1 works well for beginners aged about 8 and upwards. Did you know you can download extra pieces and sample pieces from the OUP website? This link … Continue reading

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39/100 Ukulele – Miss Mary Mack

And again, yet another lesson based on Miss Mary Mack… How often have I used this song before? Every class I have ever taught, probably. This time round, with a year 4 ukulele class, I used it to teach the … Continue reading

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38/100 Tuning a whole class full of Ukuleles

How to get a class of ukuleles tuned in double quick time…   These are the notes the ukuleles strings are tuned to, so I start every lesson with this song: You can add your own verses; He eats green … Continue reading

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37/100 Drumkit Samba

And another samba added to the samba page: Set up a steady count  of 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Allocate the numbers as follows; 1, 5, 6 Surdos;   7,8 … Continue reading

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36/100 Samba by Numbers; 1 2 3 4

I’ve just added this to the samba page: Set up a steady vocal counting to 4: 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 allocate a number to each section, and see … Continue reading

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35/100 Practice Starters

Paul Harris has a list of publications as long as my arm. Here is my new “toy” Now, don’t laugh; I was ordering a couple of books of music, and needed to add a little something so that I didn’t … Continue reading

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34/100 Rhythm Tapping

I follow this site as it is full of great ideas – I don’t use all of them, but it is always interesting to have a read and a think about their suggestions. And here’s one that I MUST share … Continue reading

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