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Gracie Fields Train…

I arrived back from Germany the other day. I swapped the aeroplane for a train at Manchester for the last leg of my journey home to Liverpool. I was delighted to see that, although badly faded, the train was dedicated … Continue reading

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The Diaphragm – A Short Film

A fascinating film posted by The Surgery, on Facebook. It shows the diaphragm functioning. Very interesting for those interested in pulmonary function etc.

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The Infamous Timpani Part – Bruch Symphony no. 2!

Due to popular demand, I just thought I’d repost the well known segment from Max Bruch Symphony no.2. The timpani is in F & C and the point of interest occurs at letter K. o-iii<O

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Wow!

A young Carrie Fisher watching her mother, Debbie Reynolds, perform! RIP both… Carrie Fisher (21/10/1956 -27/12/2016), Debbie Reynolds (1/4/1932 -28/12/2016) Debbie Reynolds with a French horn! Yes, I am assured she played for real…

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Yo-Yo Ma on… Everything!

Yo-Yo Ma on Intonation, Practice, and the Role of Music in Our Lives SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 The 60-year-old cellist is on a magic cello ride, and still striving for perfection by Martin Steinberg A cellist walks on a beach and … Continue reading

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Musical Humour…

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How To Grow Onions in the Comfort Of Your Own Kitchen…

I have to be efficient with the way I produce vegetables in my back yard. I am very compressed for space, so I tend to use hanging baskets, the garden wall, large containers and I grow vertically quite a lot. … Continue reading

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The Great Maynard Ferguson In Action!

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“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” -George Bernard Shaw

A fascinating study in how to practice was published by Dr. Noa Kageyama. I have ‘nicked’ it and reproduced it in full here. I hope he doesn’t mind! 8 Things Top Practicers Do Differently By Noa Kageyama, Ph.D. | Mar … Continue reading

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3. RLPO Japan Tour 2015 – Yokohama

The RLPO JAPAN TOUR 2015 continues a pace. The second concert is taking place in Yokohama at the Minato Mirai Hall. The programme the orchestra and Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko will be offering on this occasion is… Stravinsky : Firebird … Continue reading

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