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Lockdown listening

Music to pass the hours… Music for the soul and for the mind…Deb’s top five!

As I sit writing this blog we are half way through week three of the lockdown measures. These have been interesting and reflective weeks with plenty of time for me to catch up on some much overdue listening!

Most regular weeks I spend my time working, exercising and sleeping with little time for the actual thing that gives me the most pleasure of all – and which began my journey into the musical world many years ago –  to enjoy some of my favourite recordings.


Interpretation in music

‘Interpretation in music is simply the act of performance’. So says Percy Scholes in The Oxford Companion to Music.

It could not be more clearly put!


The Art of Practising …

The first thing to recognise is that practice means repetition.

In reality the time we spend on practising is becoming more and more limited due to the busy lives that we now lead. For this reason alone it has become even more essential to learn how to practice efficiently and effectively.