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Postby Matthew McAllister » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:18 pm
Today we have a little glimpse into Aj's sight reading practice.
Aj is making a great effort to improve his sight reading and heighten his level of concentration whilst also trying to 'see the bigger picture' in music.
Often with younger students there is a temptation to randomly vary tempi and pulse. Aj has been suffering a little from this, especially during the early stages of learning new music and sight reading. We have been working on keeping a very steady tempo and even pulse whilst adding some rubato where appropriate.
Well that was excellent AJ! Good to see you with your eyes firmly on the music - and what a nice sound you have as well - firm and clean.
I look forward to more of your performances, and will check in here more regularly - I missed some postings because my email notification seems not to have been working.
Postby Matthew McAllister » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:31 pm
puntific wrote:Great work AJ! Hey, is that a full sized or 3/4 size guitar? I'm thinking about starting my daughter and she is also young. What sized instruments do most start with as kids?
Aj is playing a full sized guitar. If your daughter is quite a small girl with small hands then perhaps a 3/4 size guitar for a year or two just to get her started and enjoying playing, then move up to a full size once she has grown a bit.