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When your students aren't "getting" something, then you need to devise other ways of explaining it. If you're frazzled (and any teacher gets that way), take a step back and start working with your intuition and imagination. How else could you explain? Teaching is learning, and learning is teaching. As you find new ways to get them to understand what ...


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Try playing a few tunes that they know well, but with different timings. Ask them to recogise the tunes - which will be impossible.That's the time to explain timing! Also, play long/short notes for recognition purposes, as a game. then introduce middle length notes and so on. Sight reading is NEVER going to be successful when done by students on their own. ...


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I play Piano but it is a very similar thing with coordinating each hand differently. The trick is not to think of each limb playing its own part but instead to think of it as all four limbs playing one part. Don't play the bass drum with your left foot and the snare with your right hand, play the drum kit with your body. Like typing on a computer keyboard. ...



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