Honest debate impels me to include points of view which do not match my own. In this regard here is an article in which it it stated that parents who invest in music lessons for their children, in the hope of improved academic ability, are wasting their money. Whether or not you agree with this does not change the fact that having instrumental lessons, not through love of music, but in the hope of improving other abilities does seem an odd approach – why not just study harder?
This fun video considers the elements of space and time in music – no specialist knowledge required to understand it:
We have a date for this year’s Trinity Guildhall guitar exams – Tue 19 Mar – times to be confirmed. See Dates for Your Diary page for more details and map.
Details here of seminars, concerts etc.
New dates for rehearsals, concerts, exams have been added to the Dates for your Diary page.
New info has been posted here about recommended clip-on tuners and strings. I would thoroughly recommend everyone in a school guitar group to get a clip-on tuner as it enables you to tune in a noisy environment – like a school concert.
I would also recommend getting new strings (well) in advance of exams and concerts – especially the East Lothian Showcase Concert (Brunton Hall, Wednesady 13 March)
New play-along midi files for Knox, MGS, NBHS and ELGE have been posted on the Guitar Group Midis page.
Staff and students currently scaling the steep learning curve from Sibelius 6 to 7 may find some cheer in the wealth of YouTube tutorials in existence. A simple search revealed the following:
Here is the first one on that list:
Thanks to David Gilmour for getting this blog back from the void. There’ll be play-along midi files before you know it