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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Health and Wellness of Musicians

Health and wellness issues of musicians are often overlooked. From voice injury to hearing loss, back pain to carpal tunnel syndrome, musicians are prone to varying types and degrees of injury. Whether you are looking to build stamina and endurance for performance, or to reduce the likelihood of over-stressing your muscles, the following list provides […]

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4 Music Related TED Talks Not to be Missed

A selection of 4 great Ted Talks related to the power of music: 1. Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music “Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it — and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.” […]

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音樂是免費的午餐嗎? (二)

上回提及的音樂界兩件事件,可能只是冰山一角。但若情況持續,經濟學上的「劣幣驅逐良幣」現象便會發生,即有真材實料的音樂家不接受無償演出,結果苦無演出機會; 未合要求的音樂家接受了無償演出,但質素參差。而商業機構因已經找到音樂家無償演出,不會太理會質素。在無止境地惡性循還下,香港整體音樂水準便會不斷下降。

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音樂是免費的午餐嗎? (一)

為何在聖誕節我們會感受到聖誕氣氛?除了不同的裝飾外,最重要的因素是我們聽到以聖誕節為主題的歌曲。無論是音樂家在商場演唱,又或合唱團在不同場合唱聖詩,都讓我們感到節日的氣氛和歡樂。不少人都認為香港是文化沙漠,但音樂卻必然是香港生活一個不可或缺的部份。

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Machine learning – 2017 tech trend

Fast Company recently published a list of 12 tech trends that will shape our lives in 2017. Two of the trends that we find are most relevant to our quest of providing technological solutions to music learning and teaching are “An AI will be your favorite new artist” (no.7), and “We will learn from machine learning”(no. 12). Machine learning […]

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香港能否成為文化之都?

西九的用地,三年又三年地空置,除了營運及管理的人才問題外,社會人士亦批評政府沒有藝術教育和普及的政策。即使有紐約和倫敦般的硬件,再配上一流的管理人才,但政府仍沿用現有的政策,沒有長期的觀眾,而社會對藝術認識仍非常有限的情況下,香港要成為如紐約和倫敦水平的文化之都仍會是遙遙無期。

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學習音樂讓孩子更易成功

只要看看每年都有十萬多個音樂學生參加英國皇家音樂學院的考試,便知道在香港有很大部份的小朋友都在學習音樂。然而,又有幾多個小朋友在學習音樂的過程中,能夠培養了對音樂的興趣呢?

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