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Published on March 26, 2014, by Ivy Ngeow in One Direction.

This is my 9 year old student Dede who has a terrific memory, good ear and of course a sense of fun. She learnt this purely by watching me and by listening to me. There are no notes, no sheet music, no transcriptions, no counting. She doesn’t even know it is in E major. Theory

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Published on March 16, 2014, by Ivy Ngeow in ABBA, ABBA.

Tip#1 Practise the two riffs first to familiarise yourself with the decorations. Then only go through the body of the song. Tip#2 Don’t worry about chord changes, it has very few changes. BUT make sure you transition between the changes with passing chords. Tip#3 Do NOT speed up and slow down. This is disco, right?

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Published on March 16, 2014, by Ivy Ngeow in ABBA, ABBA.

TIP#1: You will need to know your broken chords or arpeggios before attempting this song because it will be mimicking the guitar parts. Once you know the arps, then it’s easy! TIP#2: you can skip learning the weird south american sounding intro until you have the rest of the song nailed. Alternatively if feeling extra

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Normally this is probably quite an advanced tricksy piece. Having come from a groovy and dancey Satsuma backdrop, playing this kind of pure pop comes easily, if I might say so myself. The changes are simple to achieve. The song is arranged well, so the repetitive changes actually sound different each time. I have always

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Published on January 31, 2014, by Ivy Ngeow in ABBA, ABBA.

Left hand will be hard for those who have not had much chance playing the same note fast over and over again. Not many chords so right hand is not too bad – just playing the melody.