Supplemental Programs

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Away in a Manger Chord

In “a white and blue christmas” in Away in a Manger measure 11 – is the intent to roll the LH chord? Just curious because Neil indicates that at m18, but has 11 as a block chord. Ruth, there are three options. Larger hands can…

New Playlist & Notes Book Reviews

Well, not only are the new Playlist and Notes books very useful, but Jy and Sheri’s TTM is fantastic. I love your wisdom and playfulness in presenting the material and we teachers get much more out of the tutorial than just learning how to use…

Blues Infusion vs. B&I

I would love some feedback please… as I really love the Blues Infusion Program (what I have seen so far of it) but also the Blues & Improvisation Program… My F6 student (who has also just completed TFMM and is working through the second part…

Happy Birthday Supplement Materials

In the Happy Birthday materials Mark S. Meritt do you have a Chord sheet for your variation with the split chords, etc? I didn’t see one unless there’s just the audio. Just like with the original Foundation 2 materials for the Amazing Grace Variation, a…

Complex Chords Beyond Accompaniment 1

First, how do you teach all the complex chords beyond the last Danny Boy piece in Accompaniment Book 1? Do you choose other lead sheets? Work on exercises with the other chords? Second, after Accompaniment Book 1, when is a student ready for Accompaniment Level…

Chord Drill Inversions

Elizabeth Gaikwad, I have a question about the Chord Drill inversions. I understand that students need to have all Accomp 1 chords solid and that is the prerequisite. What I’m wondering, is how the inversions appear/are taught in Accomp 2? Will it be beneficial to…

Chord Drill Vocalizing

Question for Elizabeth Gaikwad about Chord Drill: Is there an easier way to vocalize ALL the chords when going through the drill? We get tongue-tied saying this out loud – “C# major, C# minor, C# major, C# suspended, C# major, C# major7, etc. etc. Some…

Students Struggling in Performance

So how do you encourage or console a student who really struggled in performance? He did many things beautifully, but a few errors started to throw him off and it deteriorated rapidly with him visibly upset by the end. I feel for him! He left…

What special and supplemental programs correspond with Foundation levels?

Does anyone have an outline of what special and supplemental programs they have students purchase with each level? I am going to do my first FIS next weekend with my current students, and I want to give parents an accurate expectation of how much they…