Entries by musicschoollagos

KNOW  THAT I AM GOD- BE STILL

Bible References: Exodus 14: 13-14;  Psalms 46: 10; Phil 3:10.                                                                                                                             INTRODUCTION: ‘And Moses said unto the people, fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever’. […]

Guitar Training

HISTORY  OF  THE  GUITAR The Guitar is an ancient instrument. The history and the development of the guitar could be traced back to 4000 years, from the ancient Egypt to Middle East Asia (India), Europe (Greek, Spain) and Africa. An Egyptian singer called Har-Mose made a guitar-like instrument with three strings. It has a sound […]

Rudiments of Music

Reading a set of music pieces is strange to Shade, she is anxious and very unsettled at music rehearsals when others are reading the dots and flicking the papers. Having known her instrument so well, that she could perform by intuition and be creative in her display, she is sometimes stucked during orchestra and hymns […]

Between Talent and Training

“Wao! That’s an admirable performance. Can you see the dexterity of Ekpeyong on the violin? I had watched him play many times. He plays effortlessly.” Collins said to Tunde. “He is a rare breed. He’s got talent.” Tunde replied. “The guy is damn too good.  He must have spent many hours rehearsing.” Collins said, convincingly. “Collins, this is […]

Choir: choral parts/harmony

A choir is a group of people singing together in different parts or harmony. There are children, adult, women and men choirs singing in low and high pitches. Their rendition could be choral music, Gospel, Highlife, or traditional folk songs, depending on their vision and objectives; and a knowledge of music, composition, and arranging skills. […]

Violin Training

The development of the violin-like instruments could be traced to the 9th and 10th centuries when string instruments were used in music performance. String instruments are referred to as instruments that are bowed. For example, Lira (lyre) and Fiddle (3 strings). These string instruments had their origin in Central Asia- part of Mongolia, and were […]

Singing and the Use of Songs in Worship

Singing is a human activity that transcends generations, a process that involves the mechanism of sound and rhythmic production. Songs composed and written by individuals are borne out of the experience, historical past, present events, and futuristic, reflecting the intention of the composer or the writer. Majority of the songs have their themes, with a […]

Art of Drumming 1 : Music Performance

The art of drumming involves the skills displayed by the performer in playing the drums. The person who plays the drum is called a drummer. He/she understands the styles, rhythm, and melody line of the drum. There are many types of drums with different sounds and pitches. For example, Gangan (talking drum) Iya-ilu (big drum) […]