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Where have you been? Hope you haven't been fraternising with that lots from the AB forum!
Can't say I've noticed much about the price of cauliflower as I have been obsessed the price of being a teacher - I never can get used to how busy September is.
You ARE still playing a bit though, aren't you? What about that thingy you found on tinternet? Was it no good?
She had a great time. Much choccie cake was consumed.
I had a fun day yesterday, repainting the bands on a wooden cider barrel with hammerite. Funny you should mention cauli, that's what we have for dinner tonight. Ours are finished, so this one's from another farm. They're also organic like us, but seem to manage to breed less bugs in theirs than we do!
Hannah told me that she put in some wishes with her heart and I asked what they were. She said they wouldn't come true if she told me and, anyway, she couldn't remember what they were
I've been practicing one of Bach's minuets over the next couple of days, clever chap, wasn't he? Plus Grieg's Morning Wotsit. Very nice - or at least they were before I started on them! The dog started crying when I opened the lid on the piano yesterday
On the plus side, we've filled the old barrel with water to help get the wood ready and leak-proof for the apple juice to go in at the weekend
My husband once accused me of not having restored my harmonium properly; 'There's a dreadful clatter when you start pedalling', he said. 'That's the catflap,' I said. Our cat had no musical taste either. Or perhaps she did...
There's always Christmas next year for me to be ready for.
Love the bit about the catflap, Gill!
So much for practice, I'm changed into my scruffies and ready to spend the rest of today painting the tractor. The dog can sleep easy until later.
I must admit, I hadn't thought of opening up that joint a bit I'll definitely give that a try and see what I can get out of it.
I brought a broken recorder back from school hoping to repair it, I hate to see unplayed instruments. They somehow managed to get the "tongue" bit under the beak wedged inside the beak itself, it's well and truly jammed. That must have taken a great deal of effort!
Which books do you like to teach from? I'm taking the beginners and we're starting with the John Pitts books, they seem to be very good but I'm always up for other ideas.
I'm really rusty too, it's amazing how quickly it goes. It's not just the flexibility in my fingers, but also my note recognition, so it seems I never really learnt it properly in the first place
I've got a copy of the red book, somewhat faded now I'm afraid, and the green book They teach notes in a far better order, but the pieces of music they provide as examples are considered to be very old-fashioned now.dave brum wrote:We used a bright red book called 'The School Recorder Book 1'. It was meant to be used in conjunction with in-school teaching rather than as a teach yourself book. Anyone who got to the green book 2 was considered a swot. I didn't.
I got Grade 5 recorder in 2000 for a bet - five quid!! Being v. asthmatic I had to sit down to take the exam, but the examiner was nice and let me do aural tests between the pieces so I coul get my wind back!