A shameless plug

One of the benefits of being the de facto Chief Internet Gnome (soon to be Emeritus) for Capital Choir is that I get to post whatever I like.

My singing teacher, Roger Wilson was recently interviewed on National Radio: Roger Wilson: celebrating 50 years in the New Zealand opera scene. Roger has made a career out of being a second-rate (his words) professional opera singer in New Zealand to the extent that he’s never had to have a real job (also his words). I have nothing but admiration for all the incredibly skilled musicians who labour in precarious, part-time and unpaid jobs to make music, and also to help us much-less-skilled musicians to make music too.

Have a listen.

2 thoughts on “A shameless plug

  1. I agree,I sent this to Mike but not been passed on – perhaps you can do this – I don’t know from whence it came etc Dear colleagues

     Following today’s discussion, we in music have reached a unanimous solution to the productivity challenge ahead of us. 

     We propose, as of the 08 February 2010, all songs and instrumental pieces, either covers or original, will be performed at an increased tempo of five beats per minute, culminating in a net gain of productivity according to the following formula:

     Five beats per minute = 10 more musical notes played per minute

    100 students = 1000 more note played per minute

    7 hours practice + 4 hours band + 0.5 hour weekly lesson = 11.5 hours per week = 690 minutes per week

    690 minutes per week x 1000 notes per minute x 36 teaching weeks = 24,840,000 additional notes added to our current productivity.

    There are other recommendations of our thought paper currently being discussed but not yet calculated, including adding one string to each instrument, playing in bars of five measures instead of the usual four, and halving the minimum subdivision of beat performed from quavers to semiquavers.

    Yours faithfully  George Placard and his band

    • A benefit of the Capital Choir blog is that people can post whatever they like in comments, with very little chance of being censored.

      Consider your amusing comment published.

      PS: Where did you get it from?

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