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.
CODA FACEBOOK LIVE EVENTS
Thank you to Stuart and everybody who joined us for our Live Stream Gramophone Hour with Stuart Jebbitt on Friday, raising a further £210 for Coda.
We have now raised over £1000 from our Live Stream events – thanks to your generosity!
If you missed Stuart’s truly unique show, spinning 78s on his Gramophone, including George Formby, Vera Lynne, Tommy Handley and many others, you can still see him on Facebook via this link click here
or on Coda’s YouTube channel click here where you can now also see all of our previous Facebook Live gigs from Jonny, Owain, Guy and James.
Here’s his full playlist from the livestream:
This Friday, we are taking our music quiz back online!
Join quizmaster Marina (and family) for several rounds of music questions, all tenuously linked to themes and encompassing music from across all decades and genres.
As before, very low-tech. Bring a pen and paper and music knowledge. You’ll be marking your own score sheets, so no prizes, it’s just a bit of musical fun!
Please join us online to enjoy our quiz on Friday 8th May at 7pm on facebook.com/CodaMusicTrust/ and support us through the ‘donate’ button on our Facebook Live stream.
Coming up next week (15th May), will be our fantastic Classical Guitar tutor Stephen Kenyon.
Stuart continues to film fantastic self-Isolation play-alongs for Guitar and Ukulele. Here’s a link to week 6:
BRUSH UP ON YOUR MUSIC THEORY SKILLS
For those of you who might be interested in brushing up on your music theory skills, the Open University are currently offering their ‘Introduction to Music Theory‘ online course free of charge.
Its an introductory level and requires approximately 8 hours of study.
To access the course click here
Lockdown hasn’t stopped the children and young people of the Coda Community playing music and getting creative!
Thank you to everyone who has sent in these fantastic examples of music activities from home.
First up, please enjoy this fantastic duet from Matilda & Thomas Dowdeswell playing ‘Fireflies’ by Owl City click here
Next, here’s Finlay and Sean Borrett with a song they composed themselves about Christchurch, played on the Ukulele click here
And finally, Coda’s very own Amie and her daughter Bronwen have decided to take up the piano during lockdown. This is their first ever attempt at ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ click here
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOU!
Friend of Coda, Louise Wilson, has a big birthday this week (she’s 50 on Thursday!). Being the lovely person that she is, she shared this message:
“My wish is for all staying safe and well. And in these stormy times, the best gift for me would be the thought that my birthday might have helped somewhere along the line. IF you were thinking of what to get me for my birthday (and a gift to The Planet of no gift is perfect too!), a donation to one of these brilliant charities would be really wonderful please”
And Lou has listed Coda Music Trust as one of her three charities.
If you would like to wish Lou a Happy 50th and make a small contribution to Coda, then you can do so by donating and leaving a message on our Just Giving page click here
FAMILY STREET GIG
You may remember Lorna and her wonderful musical family from a previous update. They continue to spread joy through music and, over the weekend, played a gig in their driveway for the neighbours.
They have also recently added more songs to their lockdown repertoire, including ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ and ‘Hold Me Now’ which you can see if you click here
TELL US YOUR NEWS
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HOW TO SUPPORT CODA MUSIC TRUST
Every penny you are able to contribute will help us through this time of crisis.
You can always donate online via our Just Giving page here
Join us online for our Facebook Live events and support us through the ‘donate’ button on our Facebook Live streams.
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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!