Around the Blogosphere

Wow, the whole week just passed me by! I spent a good deal of time this week fighting with one of my websites – a most unpleasant use of time, but I’m happy to report that after some prayer, digging through the open source forum, and tweaking some code, I have emerged the victor! 🙂 Now I can return to more pleasant things…like posting here! I’ve got a number of music-related tabs open on my browser right now that look interesting, so I thought I would share them:

Repetition, Repetition, Repetition – The thing that really grabbed me right off the bat on Jason’s article was the Suzuki quote at the top: “Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus 10000 times is skill.” It reminded me of a conversation I recently had with my Dad in which he mentioned that he had heard a great chef comment that he wasn’t an expert at any dish until he had made it 1,000 times. Wow! Try using that number (or 10,000!) when your students, or their parents, ask how many times they should repeat a section or piece that they are practicing. 🙂

12 Major Scales Free Download for Piano – A wonderful set of free downloadble sheets for each Major key, including the scale, primary triads, chord progression, inversions, and arpeggios. Very handy!

Free Music Worksheet Printables – Joy has recently updated her printables page and has a nice collection of worksheets available for free! I’m especially interested in using her Review Tests with some of my students; I love how she summarizes what is covered in each test so that it’s easy to determine which ones are appropriate for which students.

Have you found any interesting music links around the Internet this week? If so, feel free to leave them in the comments below!

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