A Mastering Musicianship
Day will be staged on Saturday, September 24, at Scissett Middle School, with the help of cash from Kirklees' Arts in the Neighbourhood Scheme.
It's not just because excellent musicianship
can create magic at concerts and adjudications.
Youngsters at ARK Kings Academy, in Kings Norton, took part in the Band Musicianship
Programme which allows each student in Year 7 and 8 to work alongside specialist teachers developing their skills.
This was polished stuff, top drawer arrangements and superb musicianship
from a six-piece backing band comprising two drummers, keyboards, guitar, bass and saxophone - plus multiinstrumentalist Carrack of course on guitars and keyboard.
Awards are presented to six students, two from each band.
Music Education students at the University of Victoria receive a hefty helping of Comprehensive Musicianship
training, particularly in their 3rd and 4th years of study.
skills are developed in conjunction with repertoire goals and requirements.
The National's abiding musicianship
and massive layered sound are what makes them one of the best bands around today - do yourself a favour and wait for a decent quality version.
Despite Polly Perry's pure vocal and some fine musicianship
, the set leaves very little impression at all.
To hear the whole piece in a proper context would be fine, but here it just seemed to be an opportunity to indulge in virtuosic display in fact unnecessary after the consummate musicianship
displayed throughout the evening.
In all, a demonstration of fine musicianship
, animating the difficult tunings of a true American maverick.
Our relatives who were over from Vancouver and are fans of Pink Floyd were blown away by the standard of musicianship
on display from this homegrown band - so much so that they'll proudly be wearing their MacFloyd T-shirts when they go home.