Author Archives: Rosa Conrad

About Rosa Conrad

Teacher, writer, performer.

Twist and Shout

The new term is here! How did that happen? I’d love to share with you what we got up to at our end of term Big Fat Music Party back when the summer holidays were a dream waiting around the … Continue reading

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Anna and Elizabeth, 9th of May 2017

7.30pm New Beaconsfield Hall Shipton-under-Wychwood Book tickets here I’m alerting you to a gig in the Cotswolds, organised by a friend of mine which will be an exceptional evening of music making. I can’t wait, and I hope a lot … Continue reading

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The Holly and the Ivy – Two Versions

We had another lovely Big Fat Christmas Music Party on Monday. We finished with everyone singing ‘The Holly and the Ivy’, in which each verse was sung as a solo by a different student. Five in all. I’m so glad … Continue reading

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Conrad’s Christmas Catalogue

Loads of Carols and Christmas Songs to Download It’s that time of year again, and Christmas carols are so great to use with music students. They are a whole group of tunes that are already familiar and, most of the … Continue reading

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Andantino

Back to showcasing the duets in my books. Here is Andantino, the third duet in Delightfully Easy Piano Duets: Book 1. It’s a good one for practice at reading the bass clef. It starts off with both players just playing … Continue reading

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Scarborough Fair

Chords, modes, feisty lyrics and endless variations Downloadable PDFs of Scarborough Fair: Tune line, chords and full lyrics. Scarborough Fair in Dm (the key in the LCM book) Scarborough Fair Am (our key) Scarborough Fair EmĀ (Simon and Garfunkel’s key) One … Continue reading

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Pentatonic in 3

This duet is a firm favourite, and one of the first I wrote. Although it is the only one to venture out of the five-finger position, it is actually one of the easiest. I generally introduce it second after Breeze. … Continue reading

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Allegro

Now that I have recorded all of my Delightfully Easy Duets with the unstoppable Rei Kozaki, I have been meaning to feature a different duet each week. So here is Allegro, duet 1 from book 1. It has an upbeat, … Continue reading

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Mixing it Up: Two Tunes in One

Happy New Year everyone! I thought I’d kick off 2016 with two tunes: a really old tune and a brand new one that fit together perfectly. I’m lucky enough to attend a folk music workshop with Laurel Swift one evening … Continue reading

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Workshop Day! Using Harmony Right fom the Start

The infinite benefits of Um Cha and Um Cha Cha A few Sundays ago I attended the event, Casio workshop for Piano Teachers in Waterloo. It was great to share some of my teaching ideas and techniques with the group … Continue reading

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