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Pink Floyd and the Spirit of Creativity

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Last night’s fascinating documentary on the making of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” (BBC4) illustrated again what it means to be “in the zone” in order to be creative and to be focused on the task in hand. When … Continue reading

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Never Let Your School Work Interfere With Your Education

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  A Plea for Equality of Opportunity and a Better Musical Education for All Children. This is the last (for now) of a set of extracts we’re blogging from Prof. Lucy Green‘s book, ‘How Popular Musicians Learn‘. Very little research … Continue reading

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Music: Passing It On, and Feeling the Noize

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If you haven’t been watching Simon Amstel’s sublime ‘Grandma’s House’ on TV recently then we strongly suggest you try to catch up with it on the BBC iPlayer. I remember quite clearly that one of the reasons I enjoyed visiting … Continue reading

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Truth Seekers, Music Makers; Freeing the Spirit and Rocking the World

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A few years back a representative of a well known London orchestra approached my school and asked whether some of his musicians might work with our children in order to help the professionals to loosen up, feel the music, and … Continue reading

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Musical Education at Risk, and Developing Musical Intelligence

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Let’s pause for a moment and think about what the world would be like if every one of us could play a musical instrument – if we could come home at the end of a busy day and relax with … Continue reading

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