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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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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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