上一堂欣賞音樂會的禮儀課

尊重別人同時,也尊重自己,並為演出者,尤其是遠道而來的留下美好印象。

A. 音樂會開演前:

1. 請準時入場,確認自己的座位。遲到的觀眾可能會被嚴格限制待一部樂曲結束後甚至中場休息時方可入場。

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5 Valuable Tips for ABRSM Exams

Are you applying for next year’s ABRSM practical exam? Or are you attending this year’s practical exam? How are you preparing for it? Below are some valuable tips that hopefully help you become more confident and well-prepared for the exam. 1. Schedule practice plan Usually students take several months to a year to prepare for […]

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如何觀察孩子是否具備學習鋼琴的先天好條件?

你會否擔心孩子天賦不足,不適合學鋼琴?透過基礎的判别,家長可以判斷孩子是否有鋼琴天賦。

1. 手:手指長 手掌寬 不軟不硬

四至五歲的小孩子,雖然手還沒有發育完全,但基本手形已經能看出來。家長可以看手指的軟硬度,特別是關節部分,這影響著孩子彈琴的力量夠不夠。最理想的是小手的骨頭不太僵硬但也不是軟綿綿的。各個手指之間的距離也是觀察範圍之一,一般來說手張得越開以後彈琴越輕鬆。手指最好不要太短,而小指的長度最好能到達無名指的最上面一個關節。手指的長度不好改變,但手的鬆緊是可以通過手指操等鍛煉手法來改善的。

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提琴保養之道

香港這種物質相對富裕的社會,學生大多不太懂保養自己的樂器,一上完堂或是在家中練習完便趕快把提琴擠在琴盒裡。久而久之,琴面黏上一屠雪白的松香漬,或是琴弓越上越緊令到弓毛缺乏彈性,以致無法拉奏。但其實只要保養得宜,樂器的壽命是可以很長的。

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10 Tips to Improve Your Sight-Reading

Do you find sight-reading music daunting? How do you go about reading a brand new piece of music? No matter what instrument you play, sight-reading is essential for building great musicianship. Below are 10 tips to improve your sight-reading. Always look ahead and anticipate the notes and rhythms coming up. Keep the tempo markings in mind and […]

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Stage Fright! 4 Ways to Cope with Performance Stress

Having stage fright is a common hurdle that musicians have to go through. Here are 4 ways to cope with performance stress. 1. Understand that it is common and natural Before trying to cope with stage fright, we need to know what exactly causes it. Having stage fright is a rather primitive response – we experience […]

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音樂老師的挑戰(一)

在很多人眼中,音樂老師是一種很好的職業。時薪非常高,只要找到足夠的學生,工資便會很不錯。很多家長都會要求小朋友學習最少一種樂器,理論上不愁客源。唯一的問題是不少部份的工作都在週末週日,以至很多星期六日的朋友聚會都出席不了。但是否如外人所想般的理想呢? 其實音樂老師都有不少的煩惱,例如,個別家長因為不同的原因,會經常要改變學生上課的時間,老師因而要每個星期都要不斷修改時間表。另外,很多時老師會被要求盡快令學生可以考下一級考試,以極快的方式完成八級的考試,但學生的根基根本不足夠去應付,結果只是不斷挫敗學生的自信心。 這個現象,其實已經並不是只在某些國家地區發生,而是全球性的現像。為何呢?音樂老師怎樣應對呢?

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Practice Tips for AMEB Exams

So you have applied to take an AMEB practical exam. How are you preparing for it? From piano to trumpet, cello to voice, the Australian Music Examinations Board covers a wide range of instruments and genres. Below are some practice tips that will hopefully help you become more confident and well prepared when the exam time comes around. Use […]

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Where and how can I find a music teacher?

Whether you are looking for a private music teacher for your child, or you are a adult learner looking to pick up an instrument, finding the suitable music teacher requires asking yourself some key questions and knowing where to start looking. Here are some links to resources that provide important information on how to find a suitable […]

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Essential Warm Up Exercises for any Musicians

Whether you are a vocalist or a brass player, warming up is essential for an efficient practice session or a professional level of performance. As mentioned in our previous blog post on health and wellness of musicians, playing a musical instrument is indeed a physical activity that require us to warm up and cool down. […]

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