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Jim Reid Tunes
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Nigel is an excellent and well respected tutor. His approach does seem to work very well.

However, I found his approach a little different in the class I attended in that he didn't spend a lot of time teaching by ear unlike some of the other SMG tutors. He might do things differently depending on the level or type of class though...
It didn't represent a problem to me as I was already used to reading music and I also picked up the tunes by ear as I was going along. I did notice that those students who relied on the "dots" all the time could usually "fire into" the tunes straight away whereas I might have to think about certain passages first time around. However, by the next week, I would usually be able to play the tune(S) fairly well(if I had practised) whereas the others were still relying on the music.

Generally, the SMG approach is to teach the tune "by ear" first and hand out the music afterwards although most will provide the music earlier for those who feel they really need it. The late and sadly missed Angus Grant Jnr never handed out music at all and we had to find it for ourselves if we wanted it. Often this applied to tune titles as well. Smile  However, he was also a great tutor in his own right and I learned much from him over the years.
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Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 08-02-2017, 11:36 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by JAJ - 08-02-2017, 12:26 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 08-02-2017, 02:57 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Jack Campin - 09-02-2017, 02:02 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 09-02-2017, 09:14 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by JAJ - 09-02-2017, 10:22 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Jack Campin - 09-02-2017, 02:24 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 10-02-2017, 09:59 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 16-02-2017, 01:04 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by John Kelly - 16-02-2017, 01:19 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 16-02-2017, 02:45 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by John Kelly - 17-02-2017, 10:02 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Eric R - 17-02-2017, 06:29 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by John Kelly - 18-02-2017, 10:50 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Eric R - 19-02-2017, 03:38 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Jack Campin - 21-02-2017, 02:06 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Eric R - 21-02-2017, 07:48 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by nigelgatherer - 26-02-2017, 02:24 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 27-02-2017, 09:51 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by nigelgatherer - 26-02-2017, 03:04 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by JAJ - 28-02-2017, 02:24 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by nigelgatherer - 01-03-2017, 01:56 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Jack Campin - 01-03-2017, 06:10 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by nigelgatherer - 05-03-2017, 08:48 PM
Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 14-03-2017, 09:21 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Trish Santer - 27-03-2017, 02:04 PM

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