Category Archives: sheet music

Jingle Bells: the Perfect Place to Start Harmonising

I’m well into Christmas Carol territory with most of my students now. Carols are great tunes to start people off with harmonising, as they are so familiar. The melody is already there, deep in the player’s subconscious. I don’t know … 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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As I Went Down in the River to Pray

I arranged a two-part version of the old spiritual, ‘As I Went Down in the River to Pray’ a while ago for a brother-sister duo to whom I teach baritone ukulele, piano and singing. We had to work out a … Continue reading

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By the Waters of Babylon

I was just researching the round, ‘By the Waters of Babylon’ as I mentioned it in another blog, and I found the original music, written in 1786 possibly or possibly not by Philip Hayes. It has crunchier harmonies than Don … Continue reading

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Learning to Harmonise with Peppa Pig

I was asked for the notes of the Peppa Pig theme tune. As this is one of the most frequently heard tunes in my house at the moment, this was not a problem! Actually, it’s quite a neat tune for … Continue reading

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Match of the Day Theme Tune

Yesterday a student asked to learn the Match of the Day theme tune. I don’t expect this will be the last time! Here it is with tune line and chords in C for beginners piano, and in D for violin. … Continue reading

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