FREE LEARNING RESOURCES

Competitions

Canterbury Festival “Track Record” (12-18 year olds)

Closing date – 23rd June 2017. Details HERE

YOUTUBE & WEBSITE RECOMMENDATIONS

Andrew Furnmanczyk (AKA Lypur) has un-toppable youtube tutorials – and really knows what he’s talking about:


Howard Goodall is my all-time music history hero – listen to everything he says in these fantastic and entertaining programmes:


James Rhodes is a great modern pianist who has broken down a lot of barriers in music, and is very personable too!

 


The BBC Bitesize GCSE music has some great resources:

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Also, check out some new music at the BBC:

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Ear Training Resources

(IN PROGRESS)

Consider the scale CDEFGAB as the different colours of the rainbow.

 

And also, as a bonus, think of each colour as a different fruit!

 

Now, make the connection between the note, for example a D, and a fruit, for example an Orange.

 

Imagine how useful it would be to be able to conjure up in your mind a note of your choice.

 

Imagine if it was as easy as imagining the colour green, or it’s equivalent fruit – the apple!

 

That is what this picture helps us to do. By equating notes with colours, fruits and tastes we can start to hear notes and also to identify notes without the use of an instrument. Imagine how useful that would be!

 

This is a method that can enable us to develop what is called ‘Perfect Pitch’, or ‘Relative Pitch’. Each a highly respected skill for any musician to possess.

“Practice as if you’re the worst – play as if you’re the best!”

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