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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…

Value of “easy” TFMM songs

I have an adult, private student who came to me already reading. She is near the end of Foundation Level 6, has completed Reading Rhythm and Reading Notes, and is working her way through Read n Play. I’m realizing I’ve procrastinated on introducing Time for…

Time for More Music: memorized or not?

Are the songs in Time for More Music meant to be added to their repertoire of memorized songs and the long term playlist? Or just used for learning to decipher the written music, and once they can play it well, they move on? I believe…

Student struggling with TFMM but pretending to get it

I have a class of three students in Time for More Music. We are at Gray. Two students are comfortable taking on the reading in each step, and understanding scale journey, and I’ve kept the projects moving a bit at a time with discussions. One…

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…

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.…

Introduction of chord inversions, use of scales

I’m still a relative newbie, trying to wrap my head around fitting all the pieces together. Can someone further down the path give some insight on the following please? I’ve done the Composition and Improv as well as Accompaniment training (and Supplemental Programs for these),…

Time for More Music: August

I’m wondering how long it takes for other teachers who have taught TFMM August in a private lesson? I have been teaching this piece to a student and it seems to be taking forever. We made a commitment a few months ago that we would…

Reading Rhythm for students with prior experience

I have a brother/sister shared lesson who can read music (although not confidently) and I’ve just assigned their first MOR. Next would be to ask them to take the rhythms to the keys over 5SS. Being that they can read music, would you still do…