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  1. Piano Lesson 4

    by , Nov-22-2014 at 10:21 (Never Too Old To Fiddle - A Late-Learner's Journal...)
    As we all know, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - and Good Boys Deserve Favour Always. Plus, Face up to it - All Cows Eat Grass.

    But what's wrong with these mnemonics for the notes on the stave in treble and bass clef?

    I mean, apart from the fact that the concepts of good boys and favour seem even more quaintly Victorian now than they did when I first heard them in 1961?

    (In York, we used a different mnemonic. There's a dormitory village for the city ...

    Updated Nov-22-2014 at 10:30 by Ingélou

  2. Dimitry Markevitch on MP3.COM

    Today’s Once Upon the Internet unearths some tracks recorded by the Swiss-Ukrainian cellist, author and musicologist Dimitry Markevitch. If the name sounds familiar, it may be because he’s the younger brother of the renowned conductor, Igor Markevitch.

    Born in Switzerland of Ukrainian parents, Dimirty Markevitch (1923–2002) started cello at age six. He studied with Maurice Eisenberg at the ...
  3. Piano Lesson 3

    by , Nov-13-2014 at 21:10 (Never Too Old To Fiddle - A Late-Learner's Journal...)
    Not so good this time. In the words of a British Tabloid, 'The Gravy Train has hit the buffers'.

    I am still not overlapping the notes properly. I veer between plonking them too separately, and holding them down so that they seem to be kvetching about life.

    Also, I cannot lift my fingers between phrases properly. And if I do it with one hand, I forget about the other one. I'm really living up to the gospel admonition 'Let not thy left hand know what thy right ...

    Updated Nov-14-2014 at 18:47 by Ingélou

  4. Lest We Forget

    Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Europe and the Commonwealth countries to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty since World War I. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918; hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month ...

    Updated Nov-11-2014 at 11:29 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  5. Piano Lesson 2

    by , Nov-07-2014 at 19:20 (Never Too Old To Fiddle - A Late-Learner's Journal...)
    Rho was surprised that I'd reached the end of the book and was pleased with me. She's put me onto another Child's Book called Chester's Easiest Piano Course written by Carol Barratt and illustrated by Sarah Lenton. There's an earnest frog at the piano on the front, with a bored cat lying asleep at his feet - probably very apt for me and Taggart.

    Rho made some notes of what she wants me to do for next week - a pleasant change since The Inspired One has never made a note about any ...

    Updated Jan-22-2015 at 17:25 by Ingélou