Foundation Songs

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Night Storm – Halloween Version

My 7-year-old student and her Dad showed up today with these lyrics they wrote for Night Storm with plenty of copies for all, so all day my groups sang it. A little late for Halloween week but if you have students tomorrow have some fun…

Halloween Songs and Sounds

I personally have experienced the power of a casual question, like “Did you write any music this week?” Last week one of my students casually asked me, “Are we going to have any songs for Halloween?” When I started looking for songs, I didn’t come…

Chester Chills Out – Scary Lyrics

Here’s a contribution from one of my 67-year-old students (sung to the tune of “Chester Chills Out”): Walking in the forest on a stormy night. Could not see the moon or stars. Oh, what a fright! Everywhere I looked I saw a scary sight. Then…

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…

Chester Blues Duet

As I am getting students ready for the end of year recital I thought I would share this simple level one idea with you for a duet. While one student plays Chester in the normal position, another student can play Jackson Blues with changes on…

Creating Medleys

I am very interested for myself and my students to create medleys. Inspired by Laurie Richards amazing SM Levels 1 through 4 medley. I’m wondering if there are special things to know besides what I already know. What I already know is that one can…

Chinese Dreams

Hi all,

Had a very bright little 7 year-old boy start lessons this summer. After learning Dreams and Dreams 2 he came back the next week with “Chinese Dreams.” He played the entire song on black keys—10 fingers over 10 notes, but all black keys, ranging…

FABE Chord Tip

Quick tip for Light Blue…. The last note of the Long sentence is an E and that’s also the top note of the FABE chord. If students see that it’s just a quick switch to the pinky there it should help them get over the…

Moonlight Sonata Triplets?

A bit confused as to why there’s no triplet indication in Moonlight Sonata. Surely 4/4 ..should only have 8 1/8 th notes as written? I’ve seen versions of MS in common time (4/4), cut time (2/2), I’ve seen versions where the triplets are clearly indicated,…