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Accompaniment 2 Transposing

I have an Acc. 2 question, the transposing section. I’ve recently rewatched the TT video and looked at the pdf document for Acc 2. The video just talks about the advantages of learning to transpose and about the process, but not really about the project…

Lowercase Roman Numeral Chords

In Accompaniment 2 (Scale Tone Chords and Transposition), Why doesn’t Neil use or mention the fairly standard nomenclature of scale degrees where the Roman numeral is capitalized when MAJOR or lower case when minor (I ii iii IV V vi vii)? He says that the…

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…

Melody in Accompaniment 2

I’m about to start Accomp 2 and just wondering how to approach it with a couple private students. Learn the pieces first as a reading (solo) project and then in the accompaniment style with the different rhythm variations? The songs don’t have lyrics and no…

When to introduce Jazz

I have noticed that The Mirron seems to be tough for students. Any advice on when to introduce this? Maybe Time for More Music should be mostly completed, I’m gathering. It looks like these Jazz pieces may unfold over an extended period of time. You’re…