TEACHER MARK'S MUSIC ROOM

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Jordan Peterson on finding a fitting job.

Posted by [email protected] on May 20, 2018 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)
Peterson is my favourite new pop intellectual. He is just brutally succint as he takes on hot topics; especially ones nobody like to tackle https://youtu.be/pu__97bVyOc

Kiana digs FM synthesis

Posted by [email protected] on May 17, 2018 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (1)

I don't do bedtime reading. I do sound design and sequencing. So when Kiana saw my bedtime synth, she wasn't gonna miss out on the fun. She just digs music sooo much!!! :lol:





Good Bye Song

Posted by [email protected] on May 10, 2018 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Bye to the teachers leaving the school.


Am F C G


Many happy days

we have shared together

When you go on your way

Remember us forever


Chorus


Thank you thank you thank you thank you

for the happy times

Thank you thank you thank you thank you

Good luck and goodbye

Good luck and goodbye


Will miss you when your gone

So please visit us someday

We want to ...

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Jason Vieux Method

Posted by [email protected] on May 9, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Grammy award winning guitarist Jason Vieux has outlined the following pieces for providing an excellent basis for guitarrists. I might try and provide links top all the pieces.

 

 

 

giuliani opus 50 #1 #3

 

giuliani opus 51 #1

 

Segovian Scales

 

Sor: Progressive study Opus 35 #1 #2

 

Sor: Progressive study Opus 31 #1 #3 #5

 

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Fueling creativity using musical AI

Posted by [email protected] on April 28, 2018 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Check https://www.jukedeck.com/ .Stubled accross these guys online and had my first noodle around on the interface. Within minutes I had produced several tracks in different genres. And by I, I mean AI, or an augmented me! Well, let's be fair here, there was actually not much input from my end; just setting a few parametres such as genre, mood and length, and letting the AI work it's magic. Early days for musical AI, but I was kinda vibing to the music!


They are beta testin...

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Kye Kye Kule Tutorial

Posted by [email protected] on April 24, 2018 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Visual Musical Minds teach this song that comes from Ghana, Africa.

 

The lyrics tare:

 

Che Che Koolay,

Che Che Kofisa

Kofisa Langa

Ka Ka Silanga

Kum Ade Nde

Hey!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIdp_Nj0tgk

Reggio Emilia Nutshell

Posted by [email protected] on April 24, 2018 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This approach invisioned by Loris Malaguzzi focuses on the strong potential and rights of the childs. Children are therefor active participators in their own learning. The Reggio approach establishes a unique and reciprical role of the educator, whose role is three fold: teacher, child and environment.

In Reggio schools teachers are given non-contact time to plan and discuss classroom activities. The teacher values child initiated activity and uses open ended questioning to challenge an...

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Sue Suckling on The Future of Education

Posted by [email protected] on April 22, 2018 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Lately I've been a big fan of Singularity University. It's kind of taken TED's place in my life. It's more relevant.

Sue Suckling talks about her vision for the future of New Zealand education. She criticizes the omnipotence of educators in shaping the future of the youth, while enforcing an obsolete system in which students are expected to enter exams without any phones, watches or any access to digital information whatsoever... The problem being that we allready live in a world with a...

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Indian Rhythms

Posted by [email protected] on April 20, 2018 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Such an efficient rhythmic solfege system from the south of India! This rather direct path to rhythmic complexity makes me consider the extent to which people within a culture are so "quantized to grid". Fun eye opener for plain ol 4/4 types like myself???? Excellent teaching! https://youtu.be/KsvKQhOeQjQ

Reggio-Inspired Music Education

Posted by [email protected] on March 28, 2018 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The speaker contrasts traditional music ed with Reggio inspired. He describes the traditional system as being recreational: it recreates somebody else music, the end result is performing other peoples music, instead of the child's own music. He criticizes the specialization of traditional musicianship, comparing a child who is given an oboe to rehearse repetetively with a child who is ionly given one colour to paint with. This clashes with the Reggio ideal where the decision making process is...

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Rhythm in a Circle

Posted by [email protected] on March 20, 2018 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Mark Taylor, director of Rhythmically Speaking, prepares a primary school class for Samba ensemble work with a simple rhythm game.

 

This video was filmed as part of the Art of Teaching Project developed by MusicTeachers.co.uk and the Musicians' Union to show inspiring, professional teachers giving insights into the way they work.



https://youtu.be/g7Wjl9x4N3U



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Drums and Your Brain

Posted by [email protected] on February 26, 2018 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Estaba el seņor Don Gato

Posted by [email protected] on February 11, 2018 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Estaba el señor Don Gato

Estaba el señor Don Gato

sentadito en su tejado marramiau, miau, miau,

sentadito en su tejado.


Ha recibido una carta

por si quiere ser casado, marramiau, miau, miau, miau,

por si quiere ser casado.


Con una gatita blanca

sobrina de un gato pardo, marramiau, miau, miau, miau,

sobrina de un gato pardo.


El ...

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Fireworks in Your Mind

Posted by [email protected] on February 11, 2018 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)
Love this Ted cartoon. https://youtu.be/R0JKCYZ8hng

Mr Reda's Maths Song

Posted by [email protected] on February 6, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Mr Reda and his year 4 class came round to my class to record a sopng for their assembly. Quite clever how he went about it! ;)

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dgyPjcZBHQ#action=share

Letter to Parent

Posted by [email protected] on September 19, 2017 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

As a specialist teacher, parents rarely express interest in my subject. This is both a curse and a blessing. Blessing because specialists have hundreds of students (a whopping 800 little musicians in my case). but the same time in a day. Then again, when parents tell you that music is an integral part of their life, it puts you in a good mood ;)!


One parent emailed me inquiering about her daughter's lessons and here was my response.


Dear Parent,

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