Tag Archives: Music

Calling All Xylophonists

To be part of this project please email drpetescomposition@gmail.com and I will attach all 13 parts to Xylophilharmonic with the backing track in Mp3 format Continue reading

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2020 Parlour Music

With music students in the UK not able to work in bands and ensembles due to social distancing and closed venues it seemed the right time to compose music for the home ensemble. Not a return to the Victorian parlour … Continue reading

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When Blog Turns To Vlog

In these times of isolation an on-line presence is now expected of teachers, musicians, artists… Continue reading

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Beware the free online shop, goodbye Sellfy

When you are composing music and consider the self-publishing route beware the shopping with a regular monthly outlay sites unless you are going to be assured of selling 30 or 40 items of music per month. A brief history: My … Continue reading

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Dozens of Duets for… the drum and percussion titles

the standard of both parts are similar throughout to give the option of student with student or student with teacher Continue reading

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The Art Of Orchestration In The 21st Century

To be able to facilitate the experience of playing music where there is a connection between composer and performer is very satisfying Continue reading

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What music have you available for percussion ensemble?

‘Too much’ was the reply… players and resources available made it easier to put together a list of titles. Continue reading

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Now Available In Print

Special announcement for the musicians and teachers that prefer print to the on screen version. All the Dozens of Duets books are now available to order in print in the United Kingdom. The £4.00 cost includes first class post to … Continue reading

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Sticks for Starters

Participation in music is life changing. Regular singing and/or playing an instrument have many benefits especially where health and social interaction are concerned. For the first time in my music teaching experience, forty years and counting, I am meeting drum … Continue reading

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On My Trolley

Using the Music (or Percussion) Trolley in Schools Teaching at a number of schools in different areas of the North of England has given me an insight into the use of the trolley of instruments. This resource is often to … Continue reading

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