A recap: A famous movie director, Michael Bay (Transformers, Pearl Harbour and other “big” movies) had been hired by Samsung to speak briefly at CES, a gigantic technology trade show in Las Vegas, last week. He got on stage, started to talk, the auto cue failed, he flailed and walked off the stage. Watch by

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App Review – Ear Training – AuralBook

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 by

Testing out AuralBook, an ear training app for all levels. Ear training can be difficult to study; AuralBook provides lots of tools to help with learning but in a less than attractive package.   Ear training is an incredibly important topic in the development of any musician.  This week we review AuralBook by Playnote. “AURALBOOK

Looking for apps to study Music Theory?  Check out Read Rhythm!   A seriously effective app at a very reasonable price.   There are lots of elements of Music Theory that students need to understand but perhaps the most important one is Rhythm.  This week our App Review highlights another 5-star app, Read Rhythm by

Lost: One horn player

Thursday, 08 November 2012 by

On lost opportunities and the value of music education I had an interesting conversation recently with someone I met at a networking event.  Nine years ago, she had been accepted into music college to study horn.  She turned down the offer based on recommendations from her school teacher and instrument teacher and stopped playing entirely.

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