Tag Archives: accompanying

Issue 144: Timing/Pulse/Rhythm in Performance

I’ve been ranting for several weeks now about the difficulty of accompanying children who do not play their pieces with a good sense of pulse. In the past I have accompanied Gershwin while the clarinettist (Grade 2, was it?) played … Continue reading

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Issue 143: More on that violin rehearsal

  Last week I wrote about rehearsing a with violin exam candidate, and looking for the “meaning” of the piece (a Bach Adagio). Well, funnily enough, a few days laterĀ I found myself going through the same piece of music with … Continue reading

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Issue 90: Another accompanist’s nightmare – Promenade

Those of you who have been following The Music Jungle for a while will have heard my lamentations over the Grade 4 saxophone set piece, “The Swan” from Carnival of the Animals”. To date I have kept quiet over my … Continue reading

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Issue 79: Music Exam Season again!

It’s that time of term, when a procession of children and young people beat a path to my door bearing all kinds of instruments, and in all kinds of mental states, and in every different stage of readiness for their … Continue reading

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