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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…

Major vs. Minor Intervals

I had a question today from a student beginning “Reading Notes”. He was working with the playlist as intervals. He wanted to know what you would call a sharped or flattened note. I told him that it would be the same interval as the natural…

Compound Time

Advanced Teachers: Talk to me about how to approach teaching compound time is this in relation to any particular piece? For example Greensleeves is in 6/8 and High Five is in 12/8. I would keep the explanation simple to students, but it’s basically dividing the…

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…

TFMM and 16th Notes

I just had an aha moment. I don’t see any 16th notes in any of the TFMM songs. Seems surprising since we start with them in RR. Just wondering if there was a reason for this? I would think to keep it more developmentally appropriate…

Reading Rhythm in Online Lessons

Hi teachers, just curious how everyone is handling the Reading Rhythm process with online students. Are you having them play the tracks to the audio, a metronome, one handed while tapping the beat or having the coach clap? Any preference towards any of these? They’re…

Free Music Notation Software

Hi all,

I try to keep you advised about these updates as soon as they become available. Here is an excerpt from an email that I received today from Coda Music: ————– We are happy to announce that Finale NotePad 2005 with support for Macintosh® OS…

Key Signature Flat Not Played

Having trouble wording an answer for a student. He’s perceptive and quick, and he asked me today why there’s a flat in the key signature for First Signs of Winter when there is never actually a B played in the song. How would you explain…

Location Point Example Pieces

In the Reading Notes program, how are students supposed to decode Low C-1 and Low C-2 (pp 18-19) when they haven’t yet learned the location points of bass C and middle C? They’re not decoding it so much as recognizing it. You tell them what…