To find the best clarinet ligature for your instrument, it is important to consider the following factors when purchasing one: type of clarinet, the desired sound that you want to achieve, inverted or standard, price, and flexibility. Selecting a clarinet ligature can be a complicated process that involves experimenting with different types and brands until you find the one that fits your style of playing. In this week’s guide we’re going to discuss how to pick a clarinet ligature.
How to Teach Solfege Online
Did you ever struggle with ear-training? Has it always felt like it was a type of endless chore that you were assigned? Have you been finding it difficult to practice and unsure of where to begin? The different technologies that are available to us have made it possible for us to be able to learn anything online. In this article, I’m going to discuss a hybrid model that allows students to not only use traditional materials but also fun interactive ways that allow them to develop the skills to become self-sufficient so that they are able to approach the exercises independently.
The pandemic in 2020 forced families into online learning as it was the only way to be able to learn. We saw online educational organizations boom with students from different parts of the world sharing a virtual space with other students that they would not have otherwise met. While studies have shown the psychological and social effects the pandemic had on the human population, the concept of online learning has since evolved and has since changed how we receive education. There is no replacement for in-person lessons, but instead online classes have evolved as another form of learning.
While the pandemic turned our world upside down (literally), online learning allowed students the time to be able to further develop their knowledge and skills in other areas.
There are many benefits to learning music that can have a positive change in your life. Besides relieving stress, it also improves your health, enhances cognitive function, allows deeper appreciation for music, and motivation to learn music. The following guide includes eight tips to learning music and its benefits.
When we start a new language, we want to make sure that we want to be able to maximize our time and energy. French can be a very difficult language to learn by yourself and it can be overwhelming if you haven’t learned a foreign language before. Check out a couple of our tips on how to effectively study the French language in this week’s guide.
We always want to find different ways to improve our clarinet playing, but sometimes we live such busy lives that it can even be a struggle to fit in a couple of minutes to practice. With the large number of school subjects’ and enrichment activities students are expected to take, it can also be exhausting even finding the motivation to practice the moment you have some free time on your hands. Throughout this guide, we’ll walk through step by step some tips that you can use to help improve your clarinet playing.
Are you undecided to what language your learner should study? The French language is a beautiful and expressive language that can be enjoyable and enriching for children. It can be intimidating at first because you aren’t sure where to begin, what resources you would need, and how to get your learner started? In this guide, we are going to provide some useful resources and 10 reasons why your learner should study the French language.
Throughout their early education, children are taught basic subjects like math and science to help them better understand the world around them. Artistic courses were often deemed less important, despite exposing children to a new realm of interests. This is where The Music and Language Learning Center, or the MLLC, comes in.
The MLLC provides a wide variety of courses regarding the study of music, along with three language classes: French, Spanish, and Portuguese. All levels of education are welcome; in other words, no prior experience is needed to take these courses.
Each course is held online with three different types of classes: flexible, multi-day, and private tutoring, or one-on-one. Flexible courses do not meet live and are instead taught through assignments. Multi-day courses meet at scheduled times over a period, and private tutoring is individual teaching.
Conducting can be a tricky business. It’s not only about learning the score, indicating instrumental entrances, or even beating the time. You must be able to understand the people that you’re working with and through that type of understanding of how to approach them whether they are beginners or even professionals, which requires a level of awareness when understanding the ensemble, you’re working with.
Throughout my career, I've witnessed many different types of conductors - inspiring ones, angry ones, funny ones, and bad ones, but they all have one thing in common: they have the courage and tenacity to be able to stand in front of a group of people to communicate their ideas using musical gestures.
One of the biggest lessons that I learned throughout my own formation is being able to develop the skills and knowledge to make sure that I have the confidence to stand in front of people and express my ideas through my gestures. There are a lot of conductors out there that talk about butterflies and make comparisons of sound to nature. While it may be useful to make these types of associations with younger ensembles, professionals really don’t care. What would they want is: Do you want it louder or softer?
In this article, I’ll walk you through a couple of basic beat patterns that will help you be able to get started. Keep in mind, that the most important thing is to make sure that the gesture does not happen in real-time, if that is the case, that means that you’re following the ensemble, not actually leading it. There is a great exercise in anticipating the beat that my old mentor and teacher, Dominique Rouits, from École Normale de Musique taught me. What you would need to do is to turn on the metronome at 60 and conduct ahead of the beat. This is a really great way of being able to not only practice a variety of beat patterns but also be able to integrate the sensation of what one should feel when they are leading the ensemble vs. following them.
Why Study Spanish?
Languages can be a fantastic tool to expand your mind and social circle. They can bring opportunities and knowledge about new cultures, besides allowing you to make new friends.
Language learning is healthy for you because it exercises and activates parts of your brain that aren't often used. Learning strengthens the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, meaning it produces the gray matter that carries some of the neurons and synapses of your brain.
Additionally, switching from one language to another can help you focus better and organize your ideas more — it can even help you be a more efficient problem-solver.
Ultimately, having a bilingual brain can make you happier. So, learning Spanish can be a great adventure and never a waste of time.
There are many reasons to explore a new language, but Spanish might be a bit more motivating than other languages.
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