Tag Archive: reading music

Feb 24

Laurel & Hardy dance Santana

Laurel & Hardy dance Santana I had to post this bit of mashup genius, don’t know why they make me feel so good watching them.  

Jan 16

Fun ways of training your musical ear.

Virtuoso Piano

Fun ways of training your musical ear. Fun ways of training your musical ear. Part 1. I was thinking about music in general the other night as I realised that I have come to listen to background music more closely than ever.  I use every opportunity to keep my ear keen and every-day background music …

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Sep 30

The Language of Music: 101

Conducting-44time

The Language of Music: 101   A little frivolity for today’s offering, an introduction to some of the wonderful phrases used to help musicians understand how the composer intended his music to be played.   People can be musicians all of their lives and never pick up a piece of sheet music and so never …

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Mar 12

Elton Dog

I couldn’t resist sharing this.  I have no idea where it came from but I found it on Facebook at Share.It.Pics so credit to them and as there was an option to share and embed the video I’m doing it here. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, the worlds best canine piano player – Elton Dog – …

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Mar 08

Reading Music

Steinway

I’m often astonished at people who put so much emphasis on reading music.  It is of course very important, especially at an academic level, but it’s not THE most important part of music-making by any means. I would place it about as important and pointless as being able to read in a foreign language before …

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