Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Major Scale Finger Patterns for Piano Keyboard

Here is a sheet that shows the Right Hand finger patterns for playing the Major scale in every key on the Piano/Keyboard.

Double click the image for a larger version then right click & save as to download for printing.


(Note: This was created using open-office presentation software)

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Silient Night Chord Progression using Primary Chords

Here is a Chord Progression for Silent Night that only uses Primary Chords from the key of "C".

If you want to print this? First click the image and then right click to save file.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Three Guitar Pieces/Studies

Here are three guitar pieces/studies for beginners. These can all be played using "open chords" which are perfect for beginners.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Some Drumming Rudiments

I selected these for my drum students who are taking the rock school qualification.
My favourite site for learning rudiments is here.

Click the image to enlarge.
More info on rudiments can be found here.

Two Folk Chord Progressions

I put these together for my guitar students.

Click the image to enlarge.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Circle of Fifths/Fourths Diagram

I made my own circle of fifths diagram using a combination of Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint. There are so many already on the web but in this world of copyright it seemed to make sense that I include my own when making videos.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Teaching Samba in the Classroom

The audio to this video was made with classroom instruments shown in the picture. The piece grows to a climax with additional layers being added between each drum-break. This was my attempt to make the outcome more attainable by creating an example using the same instruments that they have access to.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Piano Lesson Music By Numbers (Classic Melodies)

Here is a worksheet that shows how to play some classic melodies by following the numbers.

RH=Right Hand. LH=Left Hand. C=1! Have Some Fun.

"Right Click" and "Save As" to your "My Documents" folder so you can print it off.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Pachelbel's Canon Chord Progression

The chord progression from Pachelbel's Canon has been used as a foundation for many songs and improvisations for years.

This picture below shows the progression in D.

This picture below shows the progression in C.

Click Here for a video of this progression in every key.