Monthly Archives: October 2014

More (sorry!) on triple metre and ballet classes


One of the reasons that I’m very sympathetic to anyone who says they don’t “get” time signature, is that my own hearing and sense of metre can play strange  tricks on me. The most bizarre of these is when  I accidentally … Continue reading

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The perils of “musicality” when you’re accompanying a ballet solo


When you’re accompanying a ballet solo, too much “musicality” (as musicians understand that term) can be a bad thing. In the last week, I’ve had the same correction from two eminent ballet mistresses about my playing. What I did seemed … Continue reading

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