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A Level Music: Achieving Your Potential

Most A Level courses involve combinations of the following: history/analysis; aural/ listening;...
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...
Key Stage 3 Music

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The Benefits of Studying Music

There are many benefits of studying a musical instrument; from improving basic maths skills, to...

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  • 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....
  • How to choose the best piano teacher?

    Juan Rezzuto A-level Music Tutor (West London) Picture Finding a good piano teacher is always a challenge. Particularly when we are beginners and we don’t know what to look for. Should we ask for a CV? Should we ask for references? Should we ask our friends?.... After years of trying to find out the best way to go about it I finally came up...

 

  • The Benefits To Learning Music Technology

    Joe Skinner Music Technology Teacher (Watford) Picture I think that music is so diverse and complex that it can be enjoyed by all types of people, whether that is learning about the genius of Bach, or learning how to make a piece of electronic music using the latest music production software. I believe in having a well-rounded knowledge of music,...
  • Stage Fright and Music Making

    Yannis Manolis Musicianship Teacher (Ilford) Picture Prepare for a performance! The time has come! You have practised your score, you polished your shoes, you are so happy to perform!! But something is wrong? We all can recognise stage fright! The feeling of frozen hands, of trembling feet and dry mouth. Can we live without it? Even the greatest...
  • Revise with Your Ears as well as Your Eyes

    Sounds Musical A-level Music Tutor (Twickenham) Picture Getting the best out of the available Study Guides The study guides published for each of the examination boards are well worth having in this crucial run up to the Listening and Areas of Study examinations. But remember, this is a music exam and music does not exist until it is heard. So, for...