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What is taught in an atonal counterpoint course?

Have you perused Simple Composition by Charles Wuorinen? While it deals with serialist music, its lessons particularly on structure appertain to tonal music. Dissonant counterpoint was a legitimate ...
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Teaching a group of people of varying skill levels

There is music you can purchase with split levels. So the same piece is arranged for multiple skill levels. We are currently playing an arrangement that is for level 1 all the way to level 4. I ...
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How is (male) falsetto taught?

Trying to describe any vocal 'process' can be very difficult, and often ends up by using nebulous instructions like "sing through the top of your head". Teaching by example is often more ...
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How to encourage & support my piano student who walked off the stage in frustration?

Is she STILL your student? She returned for her next lesson? Good. Let her raise the subject if she wants to. Listen, don't try to 'fix it'.
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Creative Ideas for Teaching Musical Ornaments to Kids

We train children to ask 'why?'. We must also train them to accept 'because that's the way it was done historically, and it's in the syllabus' as sufficient answer! Not sure how useful it is to ...
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