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My most favourite, comfortable, ‘happy place’ and most exciting thing in the whole world to do, is to make a singalong happen.
In Part 1 of this blog I talked about ways to get students to sing more confidently, as well as the three ‘essentials’ for good aural training: Singing, Practising and Memorising. Now, let’s look into some of the sections of the exam more closely.
Sight reading and aural skills are essential components of being a good musician. It is so important to develop these skills, and not to concentrate solely on performance skills. Good sight reading and good aural gives you access to any music, any time, for life. Good sight reading is a skill that eludes many a […]
As I was sitting in my living room doing the laborious and tedious job of stapling BlitzBooks flyers together for an upcoming promotion, I thought it would be a good use of my time to listen to and attempt the Grade 6 Music Craft Aural exam. Armed for multi-tasking with the test paper, a pencil […]
At the upcoming Winter Piano Seminar on July 16 I plan to run a session called ‘Games and Aural Training’. There will be several different games demonstrated, some on-screen and some with live volunteers from the audience! The thing about playing games is that they are just so important for creating a vibrant and interactive […]