Month: December 2018

3 Music Related TED Talks Not to be Missed

3 Music Related TED Talks Not to be Missed

A selection of 3 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)

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)

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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Health and Wellness of Musicians

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 a range of resources that help musicians stay in shape and prevent injuries, such as stretching exercises, techniques to improve posture and breathing, and short warm-up routines that limit damage to muscle tensions.

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Essential Warm Up Exercises for any Musicians

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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Where and how can I find a music teacher?

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.

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Practice Tips for AMEB Exams

Practice Tips for AMEB Exams

So you have applied to take an AMEB practical exam. How should you prepare for it? From piano to trumpet, cello to voice, the Australian Music Examinations Board covers a wide range of instruments and genres.

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音樂老師的挑戰

音樂老師的挑戰

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。但是否如外人所想般的理想呢?

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Stage Fright! 4 Ways to Cope with Performance Stress

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.

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10 Tips to Improve Your Sight-Reading

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.

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