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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…

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…

Scale journey / Value of TFMM

I’m working through Touch of Jazz. Neil mentions using the scale journey to process the notes. Can someone remind me where the scale journey is introduced? Time for More Music? Accompaniment 2? Scale journey is first introduced in TFMM, then expanded on in Accompaniment 2.…

When to start Accompaniment 2

When is too early to incorporate Accompaniment 2? I have a student (my lead student) who has just finished Accompaniment 1. He has done a phenomenal job with it and has loved the challenge of the final Danny Boy. We have also done some Accompaniment…

Goal of Accompaniment 2 – Neil Moore

I am watching the training for Accompaniment 2. What is the bottom line or the goal for this section? I think the very first sentence, on the Accompaniment 2 page, sums it up: “Accompaniment 2 introduces more complex accompaniment pieces, and explores inversions, rhythm tracks,…

Difficulty in identifying notes on piano

I am seeing some gaps in the foundation of my two 9-year-olds. They are at the end of F1 and their playlist is strong, and they have been starting Accompaniment 1 with learning the basic chord triad shapes. They seemed to understand it well but…

Students want longer songs

I taught a workshop this morning (an intro to Reading Rhythm and Reading Notes) for 5 of my middle school aged students. It went well and at the end I asked for some general feedback from them. They all said they want to play longer…

Transition chord for changing keys

Quick Accompaniment question: What bridging chord to you use to link the two versions of Scarborough Fair? Transitioning from A minor to C minor, that makes it the 5th of C minor. Would that be G major? It doesn’t quite hit the mark for my…

Difficulty in playing finger 5 on chords

I have a student struggling to play all three notes of the triad evenly. She is playing fingers 1 and 3, but neglecting to push down finger 5 consistently. Any tips on how to work with her on this? See if she can rotate the…

Adapting curriculum to student with traditional experience

I have a potential student that has had around two years of traditional lessons, some of which has been spread out over several years, so may not be the strongest of two years. She just finished her freshman year of high school. Mom tells me…