Ron Mackey Feb. 6, 2006, 2:15 a.m. (Message 44152)
Re: Modern technology in preparation for the prelim?
On 5 Feb 2006 at 19:57, Alexandre Rafalovitch wrote: Date sent: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 19:57:41 -0500 From: Alexandre Rafalovitch <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: SCD news and discussion <email@example.com> Subject: Modern technology in preparation for the prelim? Send reply to: SCD news and discussion <firstname.lastname@example.org> <mailto:email@example.com?subject=unsubscribe> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=subscribe> > Greetings, > > Is anybody (or anybody in your class) preparing for the Preliminary > Examination, part 1? And if so, what modern tools and techniques are > helpful for that? I would be curious to hear suggestions and opinions, > in part because I am sitting exactly that exam in 2 weeks, > Regards, > Alex. Especially now when most mechanical music can be played at different speeds, it is a tool to keep in mind to present an awkward passage to that particular class at much altered speed (or even tempo) if you think it will help them. i.e. dance a few bars at strathspey speed instead of jig time to demonstrate a figure. For those who occasionally hit a sticky patch, Muriel Johnstone's CD "Ready And" is of great use. It contains 78 snippets of from four to thirty-two bars at all sorts of different speeds and variations. And .. it has sets of exercise music! A great tool.