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

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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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

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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Working at an amazing school

Posted by [email protected] on September 19, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Directorate of Private Schools & Kindergartens Reviews (DPS), which is a part of the

National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education and Training

(QQA), conducted this special review in accordance with the review procedures of schools

with ‘outstanding’ performance in the last review cycle over one day by a team of twelve

reviewers. During the review, reviewers observed lessons and other activities, scrutinized

student...

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Working at an amazing school

Posted by [email protected] on September 19, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Directorate of Private Schools & Kindergartens Reviews (DPS), which is a part of the

National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education and Training

(QQA), conducted this special review in accordance with the review procedures of schools

with ‘outstanding’ performance in the last review cycle over one day by a team of twelve

reviewers. During the review, reviewers observed lessons and other activities, scrutinized

student...

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Saying Tam Biet. A year ago today.

Posted by [email protected] on July 1, 2017 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear All,

 

I want to say good bye and thanks from the bottom of my heart for supporting me with your kind words and friendly actions. And especially for helping our little musicians make our school more musical. That means EVERYTHING to me.

 

It's been a privilege learning from you all. I found your hard work and commitment to our kids inspirational. And when our profession gets hectic, keep sight of the big picture: Living in harmony is the only game in to...

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Arabic songs

Posted by [email protected] on June 13, 2017 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Letter from arabic co-worker RE:Arabic songs


Dear Mr. Mark,


As spoken, Kindly find the below as per requested:

Arabic aphabet songs:

https://youtu.be/ci5T68OiKto

https://youtu.be/HKJA87xnA9g


Arabic numbers songs :


https://youtu.be/ul48S_Qnrug

https://youtu.be/MY7iwHVY5ro


Weekdays :


https://youtu.be/OxVY3IwDaw8

https://youtu.be/xOKYuz7kDUs


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Melodic Step Sequencer

Posted by [email protected] on May 22, 2017 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Melodic Step Sequencer

Have children in a row. Give each child a chime that corresponds to the note of a melody. On child or teacher walks steadily past each child and they have to play their note. Together they must guess the name of the melody.

You can expand on this by having teams or two rows and reward the most musical team, or having them sing a word each.

Easy melodies are

Twinkle twinkle (CGGAAG-FFEEDDC-)

Do A Deer (CDEFGABC)

Incy Wincy Spider (CCCD...

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A Song for Music Teachers to Say Good Bye

Posted by [email protected] on April 26, 2017 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A Song for Music Teachers to Say Good Bye. Might get round to writing a proper score

 

 

 

 

 

Arpegiate chords

 

 

 

D F#/D B/D A/D

 

Music Time is over now

 

G A D

 

Time to say good bye

 

D F#/D B/D ...

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We are Friends

Posted by [email protected] on March 21, 2017 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

You've got to be kind to your friends
They ought to be kind to you
Let's all look out for eachother
Cause that's what good friends they do


Just like sisters just like brothers
We can sing and dance together
You will find a friend's a treasure
like shelter in stormy weather
Pick me up when I am down
I love having you around

We are...
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Love teaching and make your students love learning

Posted by [email protected] on November 11, 2016 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)
It's always inspiring to hear about a teacher that truly inspires. The vid also shows a glimpse of his personal difficulties. https://youtu.be/cfW_2tzusyI

OFSTED's Spider

Posted by [email protected] on November 6, 2016 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Teaching observations can be nerve-racking, even if you think you know what you are doing. When the proverbial "snapshot" is taken it can go both ways. No pressure... just don't fluff thigs up!!! This is Ofsted's Spider to the rescue, she will stop things from going pear shaped. There are quite a few parametres that need addressed in order to tick all their boxes and

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Teaching Nursery Rhymes

Posted by [email protected] on October 18, 2016 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)



In this vid Dr Ray MacKay explains the importance of nursery rhymes in language acquisition, as well as offering suggested teaching practices.

Children memorise "rhythmic chunks" of language with great ease, making nursery rhymes very useful in class. Learning oracy (how to make sounds) is one of the first thing children must learn...

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Work and Do your Best Rap

Posted by [email protected] on September 1, 2016 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hip Hop Chant


Chorus

We gotta work work work work

(And have some fun)

We gotta work work work work

 

(Let's get the work done) (x2)

Verse

Many things to do

And many many goals

If we don't work hard

we get nothing at all

Many situations

will put us to the test

but we can overcome them

if we try our best

Chorus

 

We gotta work work ...

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