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It Was 52 Years Ago Today…

July 1, 1967 was the day that Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band started its fifteen week run at the top of the Billboard 100 chart. It is (un)arguably the greatest album of all time. But as big a fan as I am, I had some idea of how much had gone into the creation of it…but I’m not a real musician so I didn’t really grasp everything that was going on in it musically. That is, until I saw this excellent BBC documentary (aired on PBS stateside) in which musical composer Howard Goodall takes yo...
Tags: Music, Stimuli, Bbc, Documentaries, Beatles, Sgt Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Howard Goodall


What do you do if you’ve not finished teaching a song before the end of the session?

Last weekend I ran one of my monthly drop-in sessions. I had underestimated the time it would take to teach a song so couldn’t finish it by the time the session ended.What can you do in situations like that?No matter how experienced you are and how much you’ve planned, it’s impossible to predict exactly how long it will take to teach a song.A particular song with one group might take an hour, but with a different group it could take several hours.In an ongoing group it’s not too much of a proble...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Singing, Singers, Learning Songs, Rehearsal, Teaching Songs, Singing Workshop, Chris Rowbury, Drop-in Group



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