Applause

It’s universal, that instinct for putting your hands together to make noise in appreciation of a performer. But nevertheless each culture has its own take on applauding and this can sometimes be confusing for the itinerant musician…

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Skeleton in the Cupboard

Visitors to my music room sometimes look alarmed when they find themselves face to face with a human skeleton standing in the corner…”Am I to be the next victim?” you can see them wondering!
They needn’t worry; the skeleton merely stands there as a constant reminder to me about that essential element of playing an instrument well, or of doing just about anything well come to that: good posture.

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