Accompaniment

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When Students Want to Learn Other Music

What is the best way to handle when students request or bring in other music? I think this might have been a topic a while back! A girl brought in a pop song the other day and asked if she could learn it! I’ve never…

Lead Sheets

I’ve just finished teaching honeydew with a group of 10-12 year olds and I would like to offer them some extra songs that they could play at home. I know some of you have a library of extra music and I’m thinking of starting something…

Apologize by One Republic

Have had a blast in class this week having kids play along to the current hit song Apologize by One Republic. Only four chords (cm, Ab, Eb and Bb) so anybody who is past Scarborough Fair in the Accompaniment book could do it and anyone…

Need Duet Ideas for Readers

I have an adult husband and wife team who are in upper SM levels and reading fairly well. I would love to find a book of duets of pieces that might be familiar to them. They love classical music and are in their early 70’s.…

Duet Ideas

I have been through the library of ECL posts on the topic of duets and gleaned the following ideas: Honey Dew with Melody on top Jackson Blues (or any other blues song) with blues scale improv on top Amazing Grace with melody on top Chester…

Playing Based Christmas Hits

My students LOVED learning Carol of the Bells that Lynn Frank shared with us. It was so easy and sounded so advanced. Does anyone have another such song taught SM style? I’m looking for another WOW experience for those that did Carol of Bells last…

Identifying I, IV, V Chords in Minor Keys

Recently a teacher asked about minor chords, specifically whether our ‘Accompaniment Clues Trick’ for identifying I, IV and V chords in Major Keys, applies equally to discovering the minor chords in any key. The simple, immediate and accurate answer to this is, “Yes”. I want…

Chord Progression Worksheet‏ – Drawing out Creativity 

For those who did not attend the KC conference this weekend or those who missed the session on Drawing out Creativity – I have been asked to briefly explain what the worksheet was about. This attached worksheet is simply a starter page I have provided…

O Canada Accompaniment

I sat down this afternoon and worked out accompaniment chords to O Canada and thought I would offer it to any other Canadian (presumably) teachers who might want it. I have an easy version using the chords: C, G, Am, F, G7, D, Dm, E…

Arrangement Copyright and How It Applies To Public Domain Pieces

Hi all, here is a very important message. As more and more pieces come into Public Domain, we see an emerging number of new arrangements of those pieces being made available. I want to make very clear what Simply Music’s position is regarding Copyright as…