Graded music exams have their uses: the choice of repertoire in the syllabus offers students a chance to study a broad sweep of music from the Baroque to present-day; learning scales teaches students about keys and key-relationships, and provides important technical foundations which can be applied to pieces
No it’s not 🤦🏼♀️ #music #motivation #inspiration #joy #pleasure #fulfillment
The resulting Jukebox Album is a ‘recital disc’ of great variety and charm, all performed with commitment, care and obvious affection. Perhaps it is just the effect of listening after 18 months of lockdowns, restrictions, heightened anxiety, loss….but many of the pieces are tinged with poignancy – Bha là eile ann (There was a different day) by Donald Grant is a real tear-jerker track, but this is quickly dispelled by the jollity of the finale, Jukebox Toodle-oo, which features Tom Poster on piano, cello, descant recorder, kazoo, and swanee whistle, and has a delightful 1930s foot-tapping swing.
Good friends are such a tonic (we hadn’t been at the gin!). Lovely to catch up with dear friend @emski1otter this morning. #GoodFriends #friendship #uplifting #laughter
Tree #Littlebredy #Dorset #SundayWalk #nature
@jameslisney.schubertreise continues his #Endgame series of concerts focussing on the late works of #Haydn #Beethoven #Schubert & #Chopin at @stgeorgesbris on 6 October in a concert featuring Schubert’s expansive and good-natured sonata in G D894 and Beethoven’s monumental #Diabelli Variations https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/whats-on/james-lisney-endgame-v/ #livemusic #concerts #piano #Bristol #LateStyle (composer images by @hadikarimi.portraits)
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