Songs & Verses

As we approach the new year, I invite you to continue to find some fun and funny moments to share in your music making.  We intend to do just that in 2020!–Life is too short to be stressed out over making mistakes at the piano and worrying about playing everything perfectly all the time.  And, […]

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CMAJOR CHORD CHANGES

Have you ever noticed how many CMajor Chords there are in a song that’s written in the key of F Major?  What about other keys other than C, such as G or D?  This past week, I had some fun with one of my students who wanted to transpose a Christmas tune to a “better […]

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Three Chords!

This week’s homework is all about three chords.  We’re encouraging you to explore Christmas songs on your own that use up to three chords.  Which three chords will you use for the following songs?  The choice is yours.  Have fun! Here We Come A – Wassailing Go, Tell It on the Mountain The Friendly Beasts […]

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Holiday Chords!

Which chords will you choose to play this holiday season?  Recently, one of my students found some fun in playing Jingle Bells (in three different versions).  He also learned to hear, see and play Tonic and Dominant Chords.  And, he’s learning to label chords as I, V, V7, etc. This week’s homework revolves around holiday […]

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Chords in Fiction

Yesterday’s episodes–We talked about chords found in fiction, e.g. blues and jazz chords. See what you can find our your own.  Have you ever run across characters that either play instruments or know something about music-making?  Below are some quotes from excerpts from the blues story that we visited on the podcast: He leaned back […]

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