Monthly Archives: August 2009

What’s NEW in Blugrass DVDs

Here’s some great New DVDs for bluegrass players. Now in store!

Available from: Cooma School of Music

Shop 2, what is ed Parkview Arcade
123 Sharp Street
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Emailallan@coomamusic.com.au

Code:HL00642104 Great Mandolin Lessons $40.00

Code:HL00642104 Great Mandolin Lessons $39.99

Code: HL00642092 Steve Kaufman Teaches Steve Kaufman Teaches Crowd Pleasers and Show Stoppers $39.99

Code: HL00642092 Steve Kaufman Teaches Steve Kaufman Teaches Crowd Pleasers and Show Stoppers $39.99

Code: HL00641606 Pete Wernick Beginning Bluegrass Banjo $39.99

Code: HL00641606 Pete Wernick Beginning Bluegrass Banjo $39.99

Code: HL00641545 Chris Thile Essential Techniques for Mandolin $39.99

Code: HL00641545 Chris Thile Essential Techniques for Mandolin $39.99

Code: HL00642098 Jim Wood Fiddle for the Absolute Beginner $39.99

Code: HL00642098 Jim Wood Fiddle for the Absolute Beginner $39.99

Code: HL00642102 Jim Wood 20 Easy Tunes for the Beginning Fiddler $39.99

Code: HL00642102 Jim Wood 20 Easy Tunes for the Beginning Fiddler $39.99

Code: HL00641705 Paul Mehling Learn to Play Django-Style Gypsy Jazz Guitar $39.99

Code: HL00641705 Paul Mehling Learn to Play Django-Style Gypsy Jazz Guitar $39.99

Code: HL00642024 Bob Brozman Slide Guitar for Blues: Lap Style $39.99

Code: HL00642024 Bob Brozman Slide Guitar for Blues: Lap Style $39.99

Code: HL00641864 Norton Buffalo Harmonica Power! $39.99

Code: HL00641864 Norton Buffalo Harmonica Power! $39.99

Code: HL00642390 -Beyond Basic Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar $39.99

Code: HL00642390 -Beyond Basic Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar $39.99

Code: HL00642091 -Great Bottleneck Blues Lessons $39.99

Code: HL00642091 -Great Bottleneck Blues Lessons $39.99

Code: HL00641598 -Bob Brozman "Learn to Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar 1" $39.99

Code: HL00641598 -Bob Brozman "Learn to Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar 1" $39.99

Code: HL00642088 -Dailey & Vincent Teach Bluegrass and Gospel Duet Singing  $39.99

Code: HL00642088 -Dailey & Vincent Teach Bluegrass and Gospel Duet Singing $39.99

Code: HL00642087 -Mark Johnson teaches Clawgrass Banjo $39.99

Code: HL00642087 -Mark Johnson teaches Clawgrass Banjo $39.99

Code: HL00641814 -Bela Fleck "Banjo Picking Styles" $39.99

Code: HL00641814 -Bela Fleck "Banjo Picking Styles" $39.99

Code: HL00641713  -Pete Seeger "How To Play The 5-String Banjo $39.99

Code: HL00641713 -Pete Seeger "How To Play The 5-String Banjo $39.99

Cooma Music Competition 2009

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Poster by Rowena Evans

Title: Cooma Music Competition
Location: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, this Commissioner Street, visit Cooma
Description: A chance for musicians to showcase their skills.
Heats: from 12.00 noon
Finals & Concert: 7.00 pm

Date: Sunday 27 September 2009

For entry forms & details contact:

Allan Spencer: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Ph: (02) 6452 6067

Brodie’s Back!

I can still play!

I can still play!

imgp1087Brodie was knocked off his bike by a car 3 weeks ago during the school holidays. He was badly hurt. He had a broken leg and ankle, website like this broken right wrist and knuckle, broken left hand thumb and lots of bruising. Luckily he was wearing a helmet; it was totally destroyed, but it protected his head.

Brodie just couldn’t wait to get back to guitar lessons. After he got the cast taken off his right wrist yesterday he wanted a guitar lesson so his mum wheeled him into the school today. Brodie couldn’t quite manage a full size guitar so we found a 1/4 size one he could play. Brodie is healing very quickly and he’s determined to get back to his standard of playing that he had before the accident. He even wants to play in the Cooma Music Competition on the 27th September. And don’t be surprised if you see him busking in Cooma soon!

Please leave a comment to encourage Brodie back to good health.

John Couch & Judith Hickel’s Violin & Guitar CD “Andre’s New Shoes” $25

cd3_shoes-2Andre’s New Shoes celebrates 10 years of musical collaboration with outstanding violinist Judith Hickel. With a guest appearance from the soprano Alison Hurst, clinic this is a balanced CD of solo guitar, viagra order violin/guitar and voice/violin/guitar. Total playing time is 55 minutes and 38 seconds.

“This CD is a real winner with a very appeal. The repertoire is an imaginative mix of well known favourites with some exceptionally beautiful unfamiliar pieces – all beautifully performed and recorded – highly recommended”
– Tim Kain, Head of Guitar at the ANU

Andre’s New Shoes:

Andre Victor Correa (1888-1948)
Andre with New Shoes – Andre de Sapato Novo

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Cafe 1930 from “Historie du Tango”

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in e minor

Manuel De Falla (1876-1946)
Suite of Spanish Folksongs
El Pano Moruno
Nana
Jota
Asturiana
Cancion
Polo

Jules Massanet (1842-1912)

Meditation from “Thais”

Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738)
O’Carolan’s Concerto
Sheebeg and Sheemore
Mrs Anne MacDermott Roe

Swedish Folksong
I know a rose of beauty – Jag vet en delig rosa

Lars-Erik Larsson (1908-1986)
Soothing Herb – Lakedomsort

Maximo Diego Pujol (b. 1957)
San Telmo from “Suite Buenos Aires”

Mason Williams (b. 1938)
Classical Gas

Maori Traditional
He Wawata
Po Aturau
Hine e Hine
Pokarekare Ana

Roland Dyens (b. 1955)
Tango en Skai

John Couch’s CD “Desdemona’s Song” now available $25

cafe-music1Café Music was a great success last Sunday afternoon (28th June). Over 30  students of Cooma School of Music entertained a large and appreciative audience. The “Café Music” concept was a bit of an experiment, viagra here or variation on the theme of “student concert”. We decided to “play” this in the “key of relaxed”. The audience was seated at tables around the hall. They could listen to the music, more about read the Sunday papers, play a game of chess, cards, snakes and ladders, have a conversation, enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea with bottomless cups of tea or coffee. The music students could perform in this more relaxed atmosphere. The  feedback we’ve received so far has been very positive.  So Leslie and I, Judith and Adrian are delighted with the results. We would, however, welcome any suggestions as to how we may be able to improve on this concept. Thanks to all the wonderful cooks who produced so much lovely food (I’m back on my diet this week!). Thanks to the helpers who cleaned up the hall afterwards. Thanks to the lovely and supportive audience. And of course, thanks to the wonderful music students for giving up their Sunday afternoon and performing so well!

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(This photo by Mic Clayton)

Aidan

Aidan

Alex

Alex

Alexei & Judith

Alexei & Judith

Amy

Amy

Angela & Chloe

Angela & Chloe

Brodie

Brodie (This photo by Mic Clayton)

A relaxed afternoon at the "Cafe Music"

A relaxed afternoon at the "Cafe Music" (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Chloe

Chloe

Chris

Chris

Clinton

Clinton (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Connor

Connor

Darcy

Darcy (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Dayna

Dayna

Esa

Esa

Esa & Lucas

Esa & Lucas

Imogen

Imogen

Jack

Jack (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Jasmine

Jasmine (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Jesse

Jesse

Joshua

Joshua

Kim

Kim

Luke

Luke (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Matthew

Matthew

Matthew & Caitlin

Matthew & Caitlin

Mollie

Mollie

Noah

Noah

Rowena & Frances

Rowena & Frances (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Tanika

Tanika

Teresa

Teresa

Tina & Madeleine (Daughter & Mother)

Tina & Madeleine (Daughter & Mother)

Viki

Viki


cd2_songThe second CD released by John Couch entitled Desdemona’s Song was released in 2005 and features some of the most well-known, anorexia
famous pieces for Classical Guitar. Desdemona’s Song takes the listener on a journey around the globe that starts in Spain and ends in New Zealand.

Desdemona’s Song:

Asturias (leyenda)
from Suite Española Op. 47, neurosurgeon
No. 5
Isaac Albéniz (Spain)

Milonga
Jorge Cardoso (Argentina)

Chôros No. 1
Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil)

Barcarolle (Julia Florida)
Agustín Barrios Mangoré (Paraguay)

Vals Op. 8, page
No. 4
Agustín Barrios Mangoré (Paraguay)

Cavatina
Stanley Myers (England)

Spatter the Dew (Irish Slip Jig)
Arr. David Russell

Neil Gow’s Lament for the Death of his Second wife (Scottish Air)
Arr. David Russell

The Bucks of Oranmore (Irish Reel)
Arr. David Russell

Capricho Arabe
Francisco Tárrega (Spain)

Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Francisco Tárrega (Spain)

Desdemona’s Song
Douglas Lilburn (New Zealand)

Quatro Valses Venezolanos
Antonio Lauro (Venezuela)

Southern Cross
Marián Budoš (Slovakia/Australia)

El Colibri
Julio Salvador Sagreras (Argentina)

Hine e Hine
Princess Te Rangi Pai (New Zealand)