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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 Em (Simon and Garfunkel’s key) One … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree: the Form of (Almost) All Music in a Nutshell

I was asked for this song by two sisters; one a piano student and one on the ukulele. They are big fans of Swiss Family Robinson. ‘Oh Christmas Tree’ turned out to be such a good one for beginners, as … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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