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Teaching Note Names (Part 2 – using landmarks and intervals)

December 13, 2010
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Teaching Note Names (Part 2 – using landmarks and intervals)

As you may recall, in a previous message I discussed how teaching note names through the use of jingles could create some undesirable issues.  In this post I’d like to share with you how using landmarks and intervals will produce better, faster, and easier results when teaching note names to students. First, let’s examine...
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Teaching Note Names (Part 1 – to use jingles or not?)

December 9, 2010
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Teaching Note Names (Part 1 – to use jingles or not?)

There seems to be a common misconception that the best way to teach students how to read notes on the bass and treble staves is through the use of jingles.  I’m sure you’re familiar with (and/or have used) some of these widely known jingles, or the myriad of other variations which exist: Every Good...
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Mozart Variations in C Major,K. 265 (More on Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

November 4, 2010
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Mozart Variations in C Major,K. 265 (More on Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

I’ve been in the mood for Mozart lately.  Strangely enough when I was younger Mozart (or anything Classical) did not really resonate with me. I preferred the fiery and tempestuous , bombastic and grandiose, and/or sweetly sublime melodies and works of the Romantic era.   But, as I’ve grown up and matured I’ve found a...
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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

November 1, 2010
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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

“Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky! Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are!…” Of all the children’s nursery rhymes and lullabies this is one of my favorites.  I’ve sung it to my children many, many...
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Latest Updates and Features

October 26, 2010
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Latest Updates and Features

Have you heard the crickets chirping? It’s been pretty quiet at our blog lately.   That’s because we have been hard at work, making improvements and additions to our website and services, for you.   So, what’s new? Our biggest and most exciting new feature is the addition of a brand-new online store.  As a result...
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Recital Etiquette (Part 3)

June 14, 2010
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Recital Etiquette (Part 3)

With summer fast approaching many studios are preparing for end-of-school-year recitals.  Previously I discussed how teachers can prepare students to perform in recitals (please see “Preparing Your Students for Recitals (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 for a refresher).  Now it is time to discuss how to behave and what to do  (i.e. ...
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