Music students preparing for the HKCEE can tune into a new radio show next month for exam tips Music Tutorials, produced by the Education Department and RTHK Radio 4, aims to give students a better understanding of the 55 pieces of music covered by the HKCEE music syllabus. Jimmy Shui, the programme's host and producer, said: 'The show will feature scores from the HKCEE music syllabus, including traditional, modern, western, oriental, solo, choral and instrumental music.' Shui said he would discuss the historical background, characteristics and structure of each piece of music over the airwaves. About 5,000 copies of a reference book, published especially for the show and covering detailed introductions to all the pieces, will be distributed to pupils studying for next year's exam. Tsui Wan-ching, who compiled the reference book, said: 'All the articles are written by composers, performers and music teachers and provide guidance on how to appreciate each piece of music. 'However, the show should only be taken as a source of reference, not a lesson,' presenter Shui said. 'And we are not just targeting students. We hope music teachers will tune in to our channel and gain more musical knowledge so they could further inspire their students.' Music Tutorials is not the only show Shui is hosting. He will also discuss the subject in Music Theory. 'I don't want to teach music theories in black and white. Music is an application of theories which are associated,' Shui said. He told Young Post that many students were familiar with music theory but did not know how to put it into practice. 'I will use music pieces to demonstrate the different keys and ascending scales and descending scales. They are basic theories and not difficult to explain over the airwaves,' he added. The radio station also has a new treat in store for children. Nancy Loo Nai-sun, who has been a piano teacher for 30 years, will present Children's Corner, a show bringing children and parents together through music. 'One of the programme's segments, 'Children's Sound', introduces different children's choirs from around the world,' Loo said. 'Stories on the childhoods of different composers are also featured. We hope the show will raise an interest in music among Hong Kong children,' she said. 'I believe all adults have an eternal childhood at heart. I help them to capture it back by introducing symphonies which describe childhood.' Music associated with children's tales such as Ugly Duckling, Snow White and Cinderella will also be featured.