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0246135 Order

Have a random question about 0246135 in Accompaniment 2 (I checked simpedia and here before posting): What is the reason we go in the particular order of notes on the keyboard by skipping up to F# from E and back down to its natural scale…

Scale Journey 3s and 4s

I don’t understand the “scale journey on the keyboard.” I know a lot about scales and can play them all, but my understanding is this is playing the scales using 3 fingers of the LH and 4 of the RH starting in various positions on…

Fake Book Keys

Is there any advantage or disadvantage to buying a “key of C” fake book vs. just a generic fake book? The one I am looking at is not the “easy” fake book series, it just says “for C instruments”. For C instruments does not mean…

Key signature question about August (TFMM) – Neil Moore

I really encourage my students to ask questions. Tonight while learning August she wanted to know about flats as accidentals turning up in a # key signature, such as in measure 15. “Why is it not written as a D#?” she said. Does anyone know…

Circle of Fifths

When does the circle of fifths get introduced? How do you introduce/use this concept as a teaching tool? I don’t think it’s in the curriculum. But when introducing key signatures, I introduce it. In Accompaniment 2 there is a fantastic diagram/shortcut explaining how many sharps…

Naturally Occurring 3s and 4s

Would someone please explain exactly what “naturally occurring 3’s and 4’s” means? I’ve watched videos in which this concept is mentioned, but maybe I’ve missed something along the way. Is it breaking down a scale into groups of three and four notes? Do you start…

Teaching key signature

I’m working my way through Accompaniment 2 and have a question. One of the lectures talks about naturally-occurring chords in various keys, and assumes knowledge of keys. The example given is that the key of F has one flat. I know that in Time for…

Learning Scale and Key Signature

Is there a simple way to learn key signatures? Time for Music and Accompaniment Level 2 detail our approach to addressing a playing-based relationship to scale, scale formula, key signature, scale-tone chords and their scale-based transposition. Naturally you need to have done the Reading Program…

Transcribing Music in All Keys?‏

I have a quick question, am wondering if anyone can help me…. If we have students writing, writing, writing through RR and RN, then, how do they keep writing when they want to write their music in a key that is not C? (and not…

Teaching Components from the Reading Program

I and my students are enjoying the Reading Notes program and eagerly anticipate moving forward. I have students on #20, Accidentals. I understand everything up to this point. However, #21 and #23 are eluding me. In #21, do you go ahead into Time for More…