There are different skills and attitudes for chamber groups and orchestras, but it is worth thinking about how you play with other people, no matter how many there are.
Time signatures can be confusing and are something your teacher should explain to you early on. However, as we encounter more and more time signatures, it is worth clarifying the theory and having a handy video to revise with! This is our general rule: Watch the video on beats, bars and time signatures then seeContinue reading “Time Signatures”
Articulation – coordination, technique, troubleshooting, double tonguing, triple tonguing, clarity, common problems…
Lets begin with the basic articulation terms and styles. These are the most common symbols you will find. Staccato – a dot above the note means it should be detached (often, but not always, short) Slur – a curved line connects different pitches that are to be played smoothly (only tongue the first note ofContinue reading “Articulation terms”
It’s the Easter holidays and, as I’m staring the end of my degree in the face, I thought I’d give an update on what I’ve been up to! My final year has been busy with lots of orchestral and wind band concerts. A highlight was playing the flute in a lovely, enormous wind sectionContinue reading “BLOG: The blur of fourth year”
An introduction to the basic dynamic (volume) terms and definitions. Plus a great picture to remember it all!
Download the free PDF to test yourself and write all the terms on. Or stick on your wall to help learn dynamics!
Specific music terms are used by composers to direct performers. It tells us their intention and an idea of the mood or style to perform it in.
A beginner’s guide to basic music terms and their interpretation.
Can and should we share the experience with others? Who makes our audiences?
Live classical music is something tangible, honest and emotional. It can be all encompassing. Providing a sense of community beyond the shifting screens of social media.
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. His great influence in the transition from the Classical to the Romantic era created a legacy. Born in Bonn, Beethoven studied with major composer Joseph Haydn after moving to Vienna in his early twenties. He soon gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. In his lateContinue reading “Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)”
Born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27th, 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prodigy. He was a musician who could play many instruments and started performing in public at the age of 6. Facts: Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor, composed in 1791, was left unfinished at the time of his death. He composed his RequiemContinue reading “Wolfgang Mozart (1756–1791)”