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Dawn Interlude is a short French horn solo extracted my song cycle Songs for the Shadowland (for soprano, winds and piano). This piece is not only a commentary on Oodgeroo Noonucal’s poem Dawn Wail for the Dead but also, in its own way, a personal gesture of sorrow for past wrongs perpetrated against Indigenous Australians.
The use of descending glissandi, the use of stopped notes and a ‘natural horn’ quarter-tone harmonic emphasize the mournful nature of the piece.
This book is designed for beginning instrumentalists, current students and advanced players who would like to improvise and compose. A Score of Ideas can by used as a companion book to supplement instrumental tutor and band books. It will assist music teachers to help their students experience creative activities.
20 Ideas to Explore
Investigate concepts based on the fundamental elements of music:
rhythm, expression, tempo, dynamics, pitch, duration, tone, form, phrasing, articulation
20 Performance Activities to Do
Each idea includes a practical Performance Activity, designed to help students experience the creative idea being explored.
A Score of Ideas... the very essence of what good music teaching practice is all about.
Ormond Professor and Head, School of Music
The University of Melbourne
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Written by pianist/arranger Graeme Vendy, these piano accompaniments give a contemporary feel to the traditional tunes used in My Favourite Tutor Books.
Digitally recorded from a Steinway D piano, these play-along CDs are for students to play with at home or for teachers who do not have access to a piano during lessons. Each tune has a musical introduction, so no count-ins are needed. Students can quickly learn correct pitch, precise rhythm and harmonic awareness. Recordings match exactly My Favourite Tutor Book piano accompaniment books.