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Welcome to the Student Area! Here you'll find masses of
useful information and some links to other sites which we hope will be of
interest to you too!
Hit the 'Music Theory' tab above
to find a comprehensive music dictionary; 'Rhythm Tutor' for an excellent Rhythm tutorial by
Sean Hooper, a Percussion teacher with the Music Service (who better to teach us
all about rhythm!)
The 'Downloads' tab will take
you to lots of useful media downloads which should help you with learning boring
but essential stuff like scales and arpeggios. For Jazz Improvisation
files hit the 'Jazz' tab.
'Music jokes' will supply you
with enough one-liners and quips to keep your mates thoroughly hacked off with
your encyclopaedic banter for a very long time! Let me know if you have a
joke not included, and I'll add it to the list!
'Programmes of Study' will
enable you to check up on the teachers' talk for your instrument, and get an
idea of what (and how) you'll be learning next.
The 'Links' button will give you
a list of useful sites with a huge amount of interesting and vital information
about your instrument, external examinations, manufacturers, and a whole lot
If there is anything you would like to see on these pages,
give us a shout! - after all, this area of the site is for you. Email
with suggestions and comments - we look forward to hearing from you!
Click on your instrument family
to go to special pages designed just for you!
If you are into internet radio
stations (or even of you aren't!), you really should head for
www.pandora.com - it's a
station with a difference - you create it to your tastes simply by
telling it what type of music you want it to play. You can
change your preferences as you go, and create up to 100 radio
stations all for your own personal listening pleasure!. Only
catch is you really should be a US citizen, but I'm sure you could
concoct a 5-digit ZIP code to register :-)