Music Forum, Volume 17, Number 1


Selected articles from Music Forum Volume 17, Number 1

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Counting the benefits of Music:Count Us In

"If I could go back to my school days, music is something I'd give more attention to, as sport was my main focus." said cricket legend Adam Gilchrist as he stood on the steps of the Perth Concert Hall with his children Annie and Harry, as they belted out Come Play Your Part with 800 other school children from schools in and around Perth.

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Despatches from HQ

News from the office of Music: Play for Life...


Young Dogs Teach New Tricks

"How do we get and keep young players?" is the anguished cry of many community music organisations. The Melbourne Scotish Fiddlers Club attracts them, keeps them and turns them into teachers so that the whole group - young and old - wins. Here's club founder Judy Turner with insight into the musical and social benefits of letting young people drive the musical development of the club.

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My new Gal

This time, she had 12 strings. Surely, I thought, we can all live together. Which would have been fine if it hadn't been for my new obsession with dwarfs. I started seeing cute hawaiian ukuleles, a petite Bolivian charango and a flashy Itallian mandolin.

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