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« on: Feb 09, 2011, 04:12AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAfy5e6uXs8&feature=related
Elementary Schoolers, any way, that isnt healthy.
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 09, 2011, 04:21AM »

For a nasty moment, I thought that was going to be a picture of the Japanese naked girls band. Phew.
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 09, 2011, 04:49AM »

For a moment, I thought it was a link TO the Japanese naked girls band...rats.
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 09, 2011, 08:22AM »

It's not all girls, of course... just a normal co-ed middle school band (plus some talent).
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 10, 2011, 11:38AM »

I immediately thought it would be like the band in Kill Bill I !!
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 14, 2011, 01:06PM »

It's not all girls, of course... just a normal co-ed middle school band (plus some talent).

SOMEtalent? riiiiight...
anyway, wasn't this the subject of another thread?
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 14, 2011, 01:28PM »

SOMEtalent? riiiiight...
anyway, wasn't this the subject of another thread?

There's no degree of talent that would allow for 80 kids that age to manage to play college level music at a very respectable level. And if there was? It wouldn't all be at the same middle school in a relatively small country.

Teachers/Parents/instructors/whatever must have worked those poor students to the bone and I feel sorry that they'll probably never again be able to enjoy performing or listening to classical music once they graduate elementary school.
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 14, 2011, 02:27PM »

SOMEtalent? riiiiight...
anyway, wasn't this the subject of another thread?

Somebody had pointed to another video that just included Slava.  I don't remember the thread.

My complaint about the video is that they seemed to have an almost talent for focusing on the kids who weren't playing.  I would have liked to see the kid playing the trombone solo at the beginning.  There were some significant mallet percussion parts that I heard, but was watching some other kid counting rests.

The overall effect was amazing.  I can't believe a bunch of kids that age could play that well.
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 15, 2011, 12:23AM »

I was listening last week to a book written by an Oriental mother living in America - she called herself a "Tiger Mother" - who raised her two daughters in the way suggested above. Denial of almost everything an American child would regard as normal - TV, computers, hobbies, sleepovers, any time to relax or hang out with friends - and enforced learning and hours of practice with both violin and piano.

The programme was on the radio for five mornings. I only managed to hear the first four episodes, so I don't know how things ended up. However, by that time, one daughter, at 12 years of age, was refusing to do anything at all and, when dragged into violin practice, would spend the time arguing with the teacher (poor teacher!). OK, it may sometimes get results - this girl got to be the leader of an orchestra of older players, before she rebelled - but it doesn't sound like any way to treat your kids.

NB This mother is Chinese, not Japanese. I know the cultures are very different, but there do seem to be similarities in the rearing of children by some affluent middle-class parents.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jan/12/tiger-mother-chinese-parenting
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 17, 2011, 08:42PM »

I wish our community band was that good.
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« Reply #10 on: Feb 17, 2011, 09:25PM »

It's not all girls, of course... just a normal co-ed middle school band (plus some talent).
Elementary school kids. Mostly girls, because boys that age think music is girly.  Pant

Private school for parents who push their kids too hard...
The term "Monster Parents" is well used here in Japan!  :cry:

Not worry, most kids here are normal video game playing zombies.  Good!

I help tutor brass at a local youth symphony and elementary school here.
If I can get my kids through one page of music in a day, I congratulate myself.  Evil

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