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A belated world book day post: 10 things to love about Zotero

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If you like books, you’ll love Zotero. And it’s free. Here’s a post about how I like using it most. Continue reading

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Galina Bezuglaya’s second book

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Perhaps you have to be as old as I am to be quite as excited about a book arriving from Russia, but it’s doubly exciting since I ordered it on 9th July this year, and with a combination of the … Continue reading

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Varieties of reading: drawing in and pulling away

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I’ve just finished reading Matthew Crawford’s The World Beyond Your Head, which I’d happily say is one of the best books I’ve read in the last year.  I wonder when the subtitle changed from On becoming an individual in an age of distraction to How to … Continue reading

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Playing for ballet class: links, books, suggestions

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Where can you go, what can you do, and what can you read, watch or listen to to learn to play for ballet? Here are some tips. Continue reading

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What Schenker, Nicholas Cook & a food processor taught me about piano fingering

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By what turns out to be a happy coincidence, I managed this week to combine reading Nicholas Cook’s Beyond the Score: Music as Performance with an accident in which I sliced the end of the fourth finger on my right hand while I was … Continue reading

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Dancing masters, music and memory

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I’m thoroughly enjoying Eric McKee’s book Decorum of the minuet, delirium of the waltz: a study of dance-music relations in 3/4 time. There are books that you grow up with that made the world what it is for you, and other books … Continue reading

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