Tag Archives: Practise

Lesson Availability, w/c 11th November 2019

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Those of you who have had lessons recently will notice that my music room has had a bit of a makeover; I have covered one of the walls in signs that are a summary of my philosophy about learning (yes, music, but also in general) and about how to live a healthy, happy and balanced life. I think one of… Read more »

How to accurately measure the tempo of music

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A week or so ago I came across a really nifty tool online for measuring the exact tempo of a piece of music. My student was asking me about how to decide on the metronome setting he should choose while practising a particular song. My initial reaction was that you must listen to it, estimate the pace in bpm (ballads… Read more »

Immerse yourself in what you’re learning..

… you might just be surprised by what you discover … I often tell my students that the best way to learn a musical instrument (or anything else, for that matter) is to make it part of your everyday life. I try to live by this principle myself in my own learning; my close friends, family and students will know… Read more »