<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Status Reports - Status: Music (2018 - June) (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Status Reports</h2><h3>Status: Music (2018 - June)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 06/07/2018 18:56:10)<br><br>(For earlier versions of this Note, <a href="#TableOfPreviousVersions">see the table at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B><U>Rationale for this Project</B></U><ul type="disc"><li>Music is one of the few interests Julie and I have in common  so is worth cultivating on that account. </li><li>I don t consider myself to have any particular musical talent, but enjoy listening to music; and communal playing, provided it is with at least minimal competence, is pleasurable enough. </li><li>I played the oboe for a couple of years at school, starting age 14, and while I got to Grade 5 within a year, I soon lost interest. I also scraped an  O Level in music. </li><li>I started learning the piano in mid-2008, and until September 2010 I had a periodic combined oboe + piano lesson lasting an hour with my oboe-teacher in Westcliffe-on-Sea. Since then, this aspect of the project has been mostly in abeyance, though since July 2017 I ve started to pick it up again. </li><li>Since moving to Billericay over 25 years ago, we occasionally played in a scratch quartet with a couple of friends (piano and recorder) with me on the oboe and Julie on the violin. These friends moved to Shropshire in February 2011, so this occasional pleasure has come to an end with the exception of the occasional visit.</li><li>However, Julie and I have, since March 2015, been members of a group calling itself <em>The Enigma Ensemble</em>. It is rather chatty and of a poor standard, but enjoyable enough and keeps me practising. I have set up its website: <a name="W2763W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.enigmaensemble.co.uk/" TARGET = "_top">Enigma Ensemble</A>.</li><li>Julie is a member of the Billericay-based <em>Choir For All Seasons</em>. I did consider joining, but you can t do everything. </li></ul><BR><!-- FUNCTOR_ID=08 --> <B><U>Summary of Progress during April - June 2018</B></U><ol type="1"><li>I spent 40 hours in 2Q18 on this Project, or related work (219 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2017). That's 44% of the planned effort (70% YTD). Overall, 8% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 12% YTD) - as against 15% planned (15% YTD).<!-- FUNCTOR_END --></li><li>This project continued to lose its focus as I have less and less time for my projects on account of the situation with Coxes Farm, not to mention holidays and the world cup! </li><li>So, I did less than half what I d intended, though plugged away at the various sub-projects. </li><li>Further details follow:- </li></ol><!-- FUNCTOR_ID=01 --> <b><u>Music</u></b> (Total Hours = 40.25)<ol type="I"><li><b>Music - Administration</b> (Total Hours = 1.75)<ul type="disc"><li>18Q1 Status Reports (0.75 hours)</li><li>Music Copying / Filing (1 hour)<br>&rarr; See <a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PaperSummary_15370.htm">Admin - Music - Administration</A>"</li></ul></li><li><b>Music - Aural</b><ul type="disc"><li><a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22693.htm">Wikipedia - Absolute Pitch, Relatice Pitch & Ear Training</A>" (0.75 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Music - Oboe</b> (Total Hours = 33.75)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6299.htm">Caplan (Stephen) - Oboe: The Breathing Book</A>" (1.5 hours)</li><li>Oboe - Boni - Sonata in G (7.75 hours)</li><li>Oboe - Enigma Ensemble (15.25 hours)</li><li>Oboe - Enigma Ensemble - Practice (8 hours)</li><li><a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_04/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_4034.htm">Trinity Guildhall - Trinity Guildhall Scales & Arpeggios for Oboe (Grades 1 8)</A>" (1.25 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Music - Piano</b> (Total Hours = 2.75)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6520.htm">Rhodes (James) - How to Play the Piano</A>" (2.25 hours)</li><li>Satie - Gymnopedie 1-3 (0.5 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PaperSummary_12880.htm">Practice - Piano</A>"</li></ul></li><li><b>Music - Theory</b><ul type="disc"><li><a name="9"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3698.htm">Taylor (Eric) - The AB Guide to Music Theory - Part 2</A>" (1.25 hours)</li></ul></li></ol><br><!-- FUNCTOR_END --><BR><B><U>Plans for the Near Future</B></U><ul type="disc"><li>The trouble with the oboe is that unless you practice regularly, playing is a miserable experience. </li><li>Given that the distractions will continue, I ve more than halved the scheduled hours on my Music project to only 3 hours a week. </li><li>With this  as with all my projects  I hope to exceed plan if I get a free run, so have kept the  near future task list much as it was, though removing a few impossibilities.</li><li>These are the items I intend to pursue:- <BR><!-- FUNCTOR_ID=09 --> <ol type="I"><li><B>Oboe</B>:- <ol type="i"><li>Practice the oboe for one or two 15-minute sessions each and every day  focussing on the items below and & </li><li>Occasionally combine into one half-hour-long session to build up stamina further. </li><li>Attend the four sessions of <em>The Enigma Ensemble</em> (two in July, two in September). </li><li>Run through the Enigma Ensemble portfolio, practicing the active pieces.</li><li>Work through, and perfect, scales & arpeggios for Grades I-VI, using <BR>&rarr; <a name="10"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_04/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_4034.htm">Trinity Guildhall - Trinity Guildhall Scales & Arpeggios for Oboe (Grades 1 8)</A>", and <BR>&rarr; <a name="11"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6595.htm">ABRSM - Scales and Arpeggios for Oboe, Grades 1-8 (ABRSM Scales & Arpeggios)</A>".</li><li>Catch up on Grade VI pieces, in particular Boni s Sonata in G.</li><li>Read and apply oboe practice techniques recommended by <a name="19"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/S/Author_Schuring (Martin).htm">Martin Schuring</A>. </li><li>Read <a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6299.htm">Caplan (Stephen) - Oboe: The Breathing Book</A>". </li></ol></li><li><B>Piano</B>: Try to develop some competence as an aid to theory, so:-<ol type="i"><li>Complete working through <a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6520.htm">Rhodes (James) - How to Play the Piano</A>", and</li><li>Try to play by ear, using for inspiration:-<BR>&rarr; <a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_02/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_2877.htm">Cannel (Ward) & Marx (Fred) - How to Play the Piano Despite Years of Lessons: What Music Is and How to Make It at Home</A>". </li></ol></li><li><B>Theory</B>: Prepare for Grade 5 Theory, so study:- <BR>&rarr; <a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3698.htm">Taylor (Eric) - The AB Guide to Music Theory - Part 2</A>",<BR>&rarr; <a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3697.htm">Taylor (Eric) - Music Theory in Practice: Grade 1</A>": do the exercises<BR>&rarr; <a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3695.htm">Taylor (Eric) - Music Theory in Practice: Grade 2</A>",</li><li><B>Aural</B>: <ol type="i"><li>Run through <a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3700.htm">ABRSM - Aural Training In Practice: Book 1 - Grades 1-3</A>"</li><li>Get a grip on the process of ear-training by reading <a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22694.htm">Deutsch (Diana) - Absolute Pitch</A>", and <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_812_1">related material</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_812_1"></A>. </li></ol> </li></ol><!-- FUNCTOR_END --></li></ul><BR><B><U>Progress to Date</B></U><BR><BR>The lists of items performed is cumulative, so I ve hived off the history to a separate <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_8/Notes_879.htm">document</A><SUP>2</SUP>.</P> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><BR><HR><h3 class = "Left">In-Page Footnotes:</h3><a name="On-Page_Link_812_1"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_812_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: Ie. The following:- <ul type="disc"><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22699.htm">Deutsch (Diana) - The Enigma of Absolute Pitch</A>", </li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22697.htm">Deutsch (Diana), Henthorn (Trevor) & Dolson (Mark) - Absolute Pitch, Speech, and Tone Language</A>",</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22698.htm">Deutsch (Diana), Li (Xiounuo) & Shen (Jing) - Absolute pitch among students at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music</A>",</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22696.htm">Miyazaki (Ken ichi) - How well do we understand absolute pitch?</A>", and</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22695.htm">Zatorre (Robert J.) - Absolute Pitch</A>".</li></ul> </center><br> <br><hr><h3 class = "Left">Printable Version:</h3> <UL><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_812_0_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0.</li></UL> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 53)</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">05/04/2018 10:48:00</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">5680</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_812_43195450.htm">Status: Music (2018 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">05/01/2018 00:11:31</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">6105</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_812_43105008.htm">Status: Music (2017 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">09/10/2017 23:25:26</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">6792</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_812_43017976.htm">Status: Music (2017 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">20/07/2017 14:34:05</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4672</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_812_42936607.htm">Status: Music (2017 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">10/04/2017 23:38:24</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4524</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_812_42835985.htm">Status: Music (2017 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/01/2017 20:18:14</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3675</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_812_42749846.htm">Status: Music (2016 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/10/2016 22:14:53</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3411</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_812_42657927.htm">Status: Music (2016 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">21/07/2016 16:12:00</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3516</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_812_42572675.htm">Status: Music (2016 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">05/04/2016 23:19:41</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3621</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_812_42465972.htm">Status: Music (2016 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/01/2016 00:59:02</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3982</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_812_42376041.htm">Status: Music (2015 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2015 00:27:22</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3384</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_812_42284019.htm">Status: Music (2015 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">02/07/2015 23:12:29</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4129</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_812_42187967.htm">Status: Music (2015 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">Note last updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">06/07/2018 18:56:10</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">812 (Status: Music (2018 - 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