It does not hurt to play a simple carol in a beautiful and calm way. You feel strangely moved (it’s the open chords).
Apologies to the King of Rock and Roll! The triplets are tricky. See also my Queen’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love for bass line technique. Practise bass (left hand) first before attempting melody.
Just for fun, I am showing you how to give a classic tune a jazzy sound. You have to use chord substitutions. You can turn any song into a jazzy number. Even the Ramones at a pinch.
Dede is a 9 year old girl who only started lessons two months ago. This is an incredible achievement as she can learn long pieces and follow through. She can remember entire phrases of tunes and is aware of playing rhythmically on her own. Here she is playing solo: http://youtu.be/bP6AUeK9Ejs Here she is playing a
This piece from Disney’s Cinderella was played by Emily who has been learning for only 10 months. She is just 9 years old and she totally loves music and playing the piano. Here she is playing solo Here she is playing the same song as a duet with me.