KHS Music Department would like to invite you to a demonstration of the brass instruments by our brass instructor Mr Mark Reynolds. He will be holding a short talk on all the different brass instruments available for lessons at KHS on Thursday 27 June at 11:35 (please note change of date from that originally given). … Read moreTo pupils interested in brass instruments
So timetabling constraints left us with several years’ gap in formal Music Technology provision following its Curriculum for Excellence split to separate new courses, but things change and we’re bringing it back as an S3 BGE option in session 2018–19 and Senior Phase SQA course in 2019–20! :-) Please see our new course choice advice … Read moreMusic Technology is back!
Here are a couple of links I’ve shown to some of my senior pupils to reinforce some of that stuff I’m always trying to get you to see. You know, like learning to break things down into tiny chunks, deconstruct them further, fix them, put them back together and feel empowered by the process when … Read moreLearning to practise and enjoy it
Some food for thought for our piano players who like to play (or hope to learn) at least the first section of Beethoven’s Für Elise: Beethoven, Für Elise WoO 59 – Do you strike the right note? So what do you do? In the end, you choose. Teacher has played both in the past and … Read moreFür Elise: D or E?
Following our trip to Inverness for the BBC Ten Pieces film in October, our new S3 (2015–16 S2) and Nat 4/5 Music pupils travelled to Glasgow on 7 June for the live concert given by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. And, while this pretty well marks the end of this year’s ‘official’ project, we’ve surely … Read moreTen Pieces Glasgow Concert
Two things for Nat 4/5 and Higher pupils to note here: Some YouTube video animations of Schubert’s Erlkönig. A new use for Sibelius they’ve inspired. For those just discovering this music for the first time, Erlkönig is a mega-classic creepy Lied (German art song) from a Goethe poem about a father galloping through the forest … Read moreErlkönig and Sibelius Live Analysis
A Music Teacher’s Story from Mr Duggan My second years asked me today why I became a music teacher and I thought a serious question demanded a serious answer, so I told them… I’d studied music at Edinburgh University, followed by a year studying recorder at Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague (Holland) with ambitions to … Read moreWhy I’m here
Pupils (especially those studying SQA Music courses) please note the recent addition of these excellent videos to our links page for those wanting/needing to explore the instruments in more depth than the other ‘orchestra’ links there: Philharmonia Orchestra: Instrument Guides Which are also available with additional static content at: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/explore/instruments
S2 and S3 Music travelled to Inverness to see the new BBC Ten Pieces film today. So now to capture some of the interest and enthusiasm it generated in creative and imaginative responses to this exciting project… What we’re planning is to continue with normal S2 group performance on guitar, bass, drums etc. (e.g. Group … Read moreBBC Ten Pieces Secondary
Something first posted to Mr Duggan’s personal blog on 25 January that might have gone straight here if the site rebuild with this news/blog section had been done. Quite a departure here when most of the blog’s about my own outdoor or musical activities, but here’s something I made for work nearly three years ago, … Read moreMicrophone clip webcam mount