Category Archives: piano

Mele Kalikimaka

For music teachers, Christmas is just around the corner (you have to have time to learn a tune if you want to impress everyone with it at Christmas) and Conrad’s Chords has had a request! A Christmassy duet for piano … Continue reading

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Dulwich Piano Festival 2015

I will be putting my adjudicator’s hat on again for the Dulwich Piano Festival in June 2015. There will be a class for beginner’s duet featuring my first duet book, and a class for the aged seven and under where … Continue reading

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Decision Almost Made

In my previous blog post I gave two duets from the forthcoming book two of ‘Rosamund Conrad’s Delightfully Easy Piano Duets′ as free downloads, and asked people to try them out and tell me which duet they think should stay, … Continue reading

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Which duet should go? Please help!

Book two of my ‘Delightfully Easy Piano Duets’ is due to be printed next month. The book is shaping up nicely. Now I’m faced with a decision. I have one duet too many, and one has to go. The trouble … Continue reading

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Hit the Road Jack

My previous blog was all about songs which have one short chord progression repeated throughout the entire song. But I’ve just realised I missed a real gem: Hit the Road Jack! It’s a joy to teach and jam through. Here’s … Continue reading

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‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’/’Marry You’ Ukulele Mash Up!

Downloadable charts (lyrics with chords) – Don’t Worry Be Happy Marry you in C Marry you in F The top two charts include chord diagrams for the soprano ukulele, but any instrument will work. Playing Around with Cyclical Chord Progessions … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

The Frozen phenomenon continues unabated. The other evening my husband and I were treated to the sounds of a drunken teenage garden party wafting though our kitchen window, the climax being when they all started singing ‘Let it Go’ at … Continue reading

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Dulwich Piano Festival

Set piece for the 2014 duet class: Andante con Moto, IV from Rosamund Conrad’s Delightfully Easy Piano Duets: book 1 I’ve realised you can’t create something and expect people to care about it without getting out into the big wide … Continue reading

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Let it Go

I wonder how many more music teachers have noticed the ‘Let it Go’ from Frozen phenomenon? Having had the song mentioned to me by a couple of students, I looked it up on youtube, saw a cartoon character with an … Continue reading

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American Pie

A while ago I was singing the beautiful round, ‘By the Waters of Babylon’ with a group of pupils. On listening to the recording by Don MacLean, I advised the young teenager to listen to his two most famous songs, … Continue reading

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