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Music Technology

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Suggested Reading for Sound Recording and Mixing

I have been teaching myself about music technology mostly by reading music magazines, using...
Chamber Music

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BBC Proms the new Glastonbury?

The BBC Proms is, I think, the grandfather of all festivals. I have attended various concerts in...
A-level Music

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A Level Music: Achieving Your Potential

Most A Level courses involve combinations of the following: history/analysis; aural/ listening;...
Musicianship

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What is the point of being a musician?

If you suffer from pre-show nerves, like so many other performers, you might benefit from asking...

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  • Sequence for Violin and Piano by JJR

    Juan Rezzuto A-level Music Tutor (West London) Picture This month I was challenged to write a piece for violin and piano in just four days... When I say four days, I mean finished, reviewed and score-handed in four days. This piece was meant to be the core of my lecture about composition technique. I will be premiering my piece together with my...
  • Advice For Parents With Musically Gifted Children

    Sindre Kayman Early Years Music Tutor (South West London) Picture This article sheds some light on how and why interests in your childhood can have a huge impact on your early adulthood. I also explain how parents’ vigilance of their children’s interests can help create an easier time facing the quarter-life crisis that often happens when young adults have to...
  • Using Eye Gaze with Ableton Live and Logic Pro

    FUSED MUSIC Music Technology Teacher (South East London) Picture     For Clients who have disabilities there are multiple ways to enable you to make music.  I use commercial software such as Ableton Live, Cubase and Logic Pro as well as specific software designed for people who have a disability such as ‘E-Scape’. I also use Soundbeam, Skoog to enable...

 

  • Please see my trumpet teaching article.

    Sounds Musical A-level Music Tutor (Twickenham) Picture I am now focused on teaching trumpet and other brass instruments only. Please see my article for trumpet teaching 
  • What to Listen For in Music

    Anthony Esland Musicianship Teacher (Hemel Hempstead) Picture A book that might help the intermediate student understand music a little better is Aaron Copland's 'What to Listen For in Music', published by Signet Classics. It's a wonderful insight into classical music by a master composer of the 20th century and is written in an approachable, easy-going...
  • Importance Of Supporting A Student’s Creativity

    Janet Grab Musicianship Teacher (North West London) Picture On the importance of supporting a student’s creativity in musical interpretation. Victor Hugo, one of the best-known French writers once stated, “music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” At first glance, maybe only few people will deny this....