Neil Moore

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Competitions and Exams

Just wanted to share with you a happy Simply Music experience. I have been teaching SM for about 3 years now. This year I entered 2 of my students in the Toowoomba Eisteddfod. Unfortunately, the piano section has preset boundaries as to what can be…

Identifying I, IV, V Chords in Minor Keys

Recently a teacher asked about minor chords, specifically whether our ‘Accompaniment Clues Trick’ for identifying I, IV and V chords in Major Keys, applies equally to discovering the minor chords in any key. The simple, immediate and accurate answer to this is, “Yes”. I want…

Arrangement Copyright and How It Applies To Public Domain Pieces

Hi all, here is a very important message. As more and more pieces come into Public Domain, we see an emerging number of new arrangements of those pieces being made available. I want to make very clear what Simply Music’s position is regarding Copyright as…

Date, Lessons & Number Fields on Playlist

This is such a simple question, I’m actually embarrassed that it’s not occurred to me until now. There are three fields at the bottom of the Playlist pages: – Date – Lesson No. – No. of Songs. Since there is already a “Month” and “Year”…

TFMM and 16th Notes

I just had an aha moment. I don’t see any 16th notes in any of the TFMM songs. Seems surprising since we start with them in RR. Just wondering if there was a reason for this? I would think to keep it more developmentally appropriate…

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…

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,…

About Scam Emails

About the email Scam that keeps popping up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9iD4jWcA6o I get these occasionally. The first time, I ended up calling my local police. They explained that there are versions of this scam that target all kinds of service providers. They want to lure you into…

Using MAC with F1 Students

MAC aka Music and Creativity PRogram: I love the extra projects and also Neils’s videos and seems there is a lot that is not part of F1 in MAC. Wondering if it woudl be a consideration to use MAC as a start to lessons (instead…