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Basic Approach to Teaching

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Basic Approach to Teaching

In the initial stages of learning, the teaching is important but as the level ascends the learning process is crucial. Basic Approach to Teaching  Demonstrate. (To demonstrate or not to demonstrate: the pros and cons)  Explain.  Teach. Test. Repeat, if and when necessary.  Allocate exercises. “It is a good rule never to tell them anything we can make them tell us, and never to do for them what they could do for themselves.” Questions to  ask one self  Did the student genuinely understand what was being taught?  Telling or questioning. Telling requires no thinking on the part of the student....

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Why the Yamaha U Series is so popular

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Why the Yamaha U Series is so popular

U Series Yamaha U Series upright pianos have long been a leading choice for educational institutions, professional musicians and discriminating home pianists. Thanks to comprehensive redesign, these world-standard instruments are better than ever, with numerous advances in materials and construction. Refined scale designs and components improve tonal performance, while other modifications enhance strength and durability. Extra-wide music desks provide plenty of room for sheet music. And the top-of-the-line sets extraordinary standards of elegance and excellence, incorporating concepts adapted from Yamaha grand pianos. U1J The U1J was designed based on Yamaha's acclaimed U series upright acoustic piano line. Complementing the U...

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Which Piano is suitable for me?

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Which Piano is suitable for me?

  Upright Pianos Yamaha upright piano line includes a broad range of models designed to meet the requirements and sensibilities of pianists at all levels. The YUS series is the preference for performances and the U series is the choice of educationist, home pianist and professional musicians as well.  YUS1 The YUS1 offers Yamaha's outstanding musical performance and quality, for those who demand the very best sound. Colours/ Finishes Polished Ebony, Satin American Walnut, Polished Mahogany, Polished White, Satin Ebony YUS SeriesThe YUS Series takes upright piano quality and performance to a new level. The production know-how of the SU7 has...

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Which Drum Set Should I Buy?

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Which Drum Set Should I Buy?

The Yamaha Drum Set Yamaha acoustic drum production began in 1967.   Digital drumming was first introduced in the eighties. With this introduction of digital drumming, the music world has experienced a shift from acoustic drumming to a more sophisticated electronic drumming style; the Yamaha DTX522K Customised Electronic Drum Kit was introduced into the music market. An electronic drum set, whether for practice or for live performance will not annoy neighbours but allow recording and evaluation from time to time as well. For mastering drumming, the electronic drum set is a good option. There are many models to cater for the...

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Best Piano Books for Beginners

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Best Piano Books for Beginners

Tutor Books Tutor books are books, usually for young beginners. All instruments have tutors. The age group would be around 5+/6 years of age onwards. As piano has the biggest student following, piano tutor books will be the scope of attention for this article. Children younger than this age group, have numerous courses for them, e.g. Yamaha Junior Music Courses, Music Wonderland, Music Fantasy, Musikgarten, Kindermusik etc. Some of the music courses cater even for infants and toddlers. Tutor books would be introduced when a child has basic control over hands, pulse/rhythm and pitch recognition. These elements would be done...

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