How to make music part 2.
Watch the following videos for approaches towards preparing yourself for a performance:
These clips demonstrate different approaches to training instrumental and vocal students. The first is a satire on those who use internet websites to teach themselves. While private study from the internet certainly has its place, I think it would very quickly tire you, because it lacks the personal approach necessary for a music student's individual needs.
This clip demonstrates how a one-on-one approach can achieve almost instant results. However, such a session is very time-consuming and would be too expensive for all but a few.
The workshops promoted are unique, in that they take place in within the format of a sound-track recording session. The benefits of this specialised film- score recording workshop include the experience of professional practices and conventions, sight - reading, and the use of headphone monitoring as foldback, which allows performers to hear their contribution to the group, thus aiding ensemble 'tightness'. Though junior workshops are mentioned briefly, I think this workshop would be best suited to more experienced players.
Children's Music Workshop is a private company that offers comprehensive music education to State (Public) School students in the United States. Many government schools in Victoria offer no music program, while some use outside private companies to give keyboard or guitar tuition. This sort of clip is described as music advocacy, but in this particular case, the fact that it is really advertising of a private company is muted.
Note how instrumental lessons and ensemble practices are managed. There is lots here, so have a notebook handy, and pause and play as you make notes about how lessons are run, and how achievement is monitored.