Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 22

What Words Won’t Express

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.  ~Victor Hugo Musicians take pride in the fact that music expresses far more than what words could ever do.  So what happens when you try to teach music and you need to put into words all the affects and …

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Apr 22

Want to Own an Island?

Isle of Tune

Sadly most of us will likely never be ever to own an island, but thanks to a great free, no sign-up required website, Isle of Tune anyone who can’t afford to buy their own island will now at least be able to build one.  At first glance one might presume Isle of Tune to be …

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Apr 11

Listening With Your Eyes!

 As a music teacher I am always concerned about listening.  Especially for musicians, listening to sound is very different than hearing sound.  Listening involves thinking, processing, evaluating, understanding and engaging with the music that is being played.  But in the world we live today, do students really engage in the music they hear?  Students …

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