Category Archives: Fun to Play Music

The right pieces make things fun!

Easy Improv

The quickest and easiest way to start composing is on the black keys.  Create your own piece of music.  All black keys are “right” notes, and each can precede or follow another.  You do not need to write down the … Continue reading

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Inversions

Are you familiar with chord inversions?  The concept of flipping a chord around into different positions is a fundamental concept in music theory.  However, did you know that chord inversions are great ways to practice fingering in warm-ups, and also … Continue reading

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Funny Thanksgiving Jingles

One of my BIG pet peeves is that all our holidays seem to focus on candy!  What would Easter, Halloween, Valentines Day, or even Christmas be without chocolate and candy?  Add to that one of my other pet peeves – … Continue reading

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Actual, usable, FREE sheet music

Here is an unsolicited review of a very helpful music site.  I recently was looking for some good sheet music for my students and I found http://www.makingmusicfun.net.   This site not only has some fun arcade style games you can play, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Music

It is always fun to have a few songs ready for Christmas or Halloween, or whatever!  Here are some fun options from some of my favorite sites. Halloween:   Play your normal pieces in minor!   Or check out this one (early … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Annoy Your Piano Teacher

Have some fun with these! 10.  Play a slow, drowsy tune for about 16 bars and then pretend to lose your place.  Its amazing that your awake and alert teacher can be so lost as well. 9.  Sing along as … Continue reading

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My Country ‘Tis of Thee

Are you ready for a seasonal song?  Visit here to download a FREE beginners version of My Country ‘Tis of Thee.  (Check under free sheet music)  This particular arrangement is color coded for beginning chord students.  Here are some suggestions … Continue reading

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