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Song choice

Introducing our first-ever guest blogger, the lovely Sam Krauser. Sam, who has been sessioning since he was a cute little red-haired boy of 12, is now a cute big red-haired boy of 22 who plays guitar, bouzouki and mandolin. 1,365 more words


Black Coffee and other Delights

Cranky just put the finishing touches on his set list for the 2017 season. This year may see nine new song, bringing the Cranky Hit List… 268 more words


Active Repertoire Project – Pianodao

The Active Repertoire Project aims to encourage all piano players to develop an active repertoire of just three pieces which can be played without notice, without embarrassment, and without notatio…

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What Can You Play?

One of the major stumbling blocks for players is that we too often feel that we are struggling, making little progress, and perhaps just haven’t got what it takes to become a “good player” (however we define what that even is!).

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Pathways For Teaching

Words in the session

In the last post, I suggested a bit more chin-waggery about the pros and cons of bringing song lyrics to the session. People have passionate feelings on both sides of this issue. 877 more words


Cinco canciones negras

Estoy estudiando este ciclo para un lunchconcert el día 8 de Marzo, junto con un par de compañeras del conservatorio. Me parece muy interesante saber que hay detrás de la clara musicalidad afro-cubana que Montsalvatge nos ofrece en estas canciones. 
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