Monthly Archives: May 2015

A year of ballet playing cards #47: A tango by Tárrega

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Download score (free pdf)  Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards Short and sweet today, a little tango by Tárrega that is barely arranged at all from the original guitar piece. It’s tempting to fill it out (and I … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #17: A six eight allegro (4h) from Verdi’s “Jerusalem”

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Download Verdi – Ballet music to Jersusalem (Act 3, 16: No 2, Pas de deux) (free piano score pdf)   Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards There’s a kind of allegro that’s in 6/8 that needs music like … Continue reading

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IT tip: how to stop Guardian links from displaying 404 in Facebook posts

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I can’t remember when this started, but for a while now, if you paste a link into Facebook from the Guardian, you get the 404 page above as a thumbnail. If you click on the link, it does go to the page you … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #16 : Esmeralda male variation music (3h)

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Download the score of the Esmeralda male variation music (free pdf)  Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards You can never have enough grand allegro, and this is handy because it’s in a class of pieces that are ballet … Continue reading

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Trissie’s dollies: tunes, travel, gardens and a Blue Shawl

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Last year I either discovered, or re-remembered, that my friend, contemporary and colleague Julia Richter had been taught by Rosemary Barnes, who was a friend and colleague of my piano teacher, Trissie Cox. Julia said that she had in her garden … Continue reading

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A year of playing cards #33: A deathly slow waltz (7c)

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Download free piano pdf score Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards Thanks to Grant Kennedy in Australia for this as an idea for adage/ronds de jambe, anything turgid, anywhere that you need a very slow waltz for ballet class. … Continue reading

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