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Silent Night and O Holy Night

I’ve made an easy arrangement of Silent Night for a student. It’s in G which is less stratospheric to sing along to. Silent Night in G with left hand Also O holy night, which goes very high and very low, … Continue reading

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Ding Dong Merrily on High

Free download, easy piano with chords. This carol is such a joy to sing, kids often request to learn it. One of my students was convinced the words were “Ding Dong Berry on a Pie” which caused quite a long … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Chinatown

For everyone who uses my book, ‘Fun, Games and Party Pieces for beginner piano‘, here is an extra tune which fits perfectly with the third tune in the book, ‘Chinatown’. Download the PDF ‘Chinatown’ is proving popular with my pupils, … 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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