We hope that you are all remaining safe and well.
We’re here to keep you up to speed with all the news from Coda Music Trust and music content for you to enjoy.
We are delighted to announce that Coda Music Trust will receive support from Arts Council England through its Emergency Response Fund.
This support will help to safeguard our future and contribute to new digital and online resources for the people with whom we work.
Thank you Arts Council England!
CODA FACEBOOK LIVE EVENTS
Thank you to everybody who joined us for our Live Stream Music Quiz on Friday, raising a further £180 for Coda. We hope you had fun!
We have now raised over £1200 from our Live Stream events – thanks to your generosity!
This Friday 15th May, we can all enjoy an outstanding Classical Guitar Recital from the one-and-only Stephen Kenyon.
The programme for Stephen’s Facebook Livestream guitar recital will be as follows:
Francesco da Milano 1497-1543
i. Fantasia XII ii. Ricercare X iii. Ricercare VII
J S Bach 1685-1750
Sarabande & Double (Partita no 1 BWV 1002)
Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
Op 47 Nos 2, 3 and 4
Caterina Josepha Pratten (1824-1895)
from A Celtic Collection i. Prelude ii. Rannoch Moor iii. Juggling
H Villa Lobos (1887-1959)
Prelude no 1
Join us online on Friday 15th May at 7pm
and support us through the ‘donate’ button on our Facebook Live stream.
If you miss Stephen’s live stream, it will be uploaded onto Coda’s YouTube channel click here on Saturday, where you can now also see all of our previous Facebook Live gigs from Jonny, Owain, Guy and James as well as The Gramophone Hour hosted by Stuart.
Please subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you can stay informed when new content is uploaded.
Looking ahead to next week, on 22nd May, our Livestream gig will be with …
HAYLEY & PAUL
Next week for our Facebook Live gig, we will be welcoming back the much-loved and greatly missed Paul and Hayley. Many of you will have been taught by them at Coda in the past before their move up North! The couple now teach under the name of ‘Sound Hut Music’ in Manchester where they run one-to-one tuition, groups and choirs as well as performing regular gigs as The Coasters (when not in lockdown!).
Paul Jenkinson has also been busy recording some online guitar tutorials for some classic songs including:
Fly Me To The Moon click here
The Wind Cries Mary click here
Redemption Song click here
Stuart continues to film fantastic self-Isolation play-alongs for Guitar and Ukulele. Here’s a link to week 7:
Episode Seven: Dad’s Army click here
Stuart has also created an interactive movement and memory song for adults with learning disabilities click here
PIANO RESOURCES – THE TOP HAT BLUES
Our lovely Piano Tutor Carol Davies has created a fantastic new Piano resource for us: The Top Hat Blues worksheet and accompanying tracks.
The idea began at Carol’s Piano Parties and was originally a tutor-led activity, but Carol has re-written the exercises – which are a guide to experimenting with the blues – to make them usable for students at home.
To access the worksheet and backing tracks, click here
Have a go and let us know how you get on!
SOUNDS FROM HOME – MAKING MUSIC
London Metropolitan Archives, as part of the ‘Unlocking Our Sounds’ Heritage Project invite you to take a journey both into the far reaches of outer space and back in time, all without leaving the house.
This rediscovered toolkit for making experimental music uses just a few household items and your sense of adventure, to find out more click here
YOUR DESERT ISLAND DISCS
Has music been helping you through the coronavirus crisis? Do you have a story to share about how a piece of music has been important to you at this most challenging time? If so, Desert Island Discs wants to hear it!
For full information on how to share your story click here
CELEBRATING COLONEL TOM
To celebrate the 100th Birthday of (now) Colonel Tom, who has, to date, raised over 32 million pounds for NHS charities, James Arthur rewrote the lyrics to David Bowie’s classic Space Oddity and encouraged all of his neighbours to join the singalong.
You can see James and his neighbourhood in action click here
TELL US YOUR NEWS
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SUPPORTING CODA MUSIC TRUST
Don’t forget, alongside Facebook and Just Giving, you can support Coda through Amazon Smile – it won’t cost you a penny and works brilliantly if you are shopping online!
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Have a great week, stay safe and we’ll be back next week with more news, play-alongs and events for you to enjoy!