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I find the ploddy rhythm hymn-like. Something religious-sounding about the changes. It’s actually fun to play because the chords are doing all the work, so you don’t have to play complicated melodies or bass lines. This is not funk. Just make sure the chord progression is played slightly ‘swung’, that is, not on the beat



This is a duet performed by my 9-year-old student Emily and myself. She has only been playing for 6 months so this is a remarkable achievement. This recording was done in one take. Duets are a great way of progressing a student rapidly as they help with listening, counting, playing and with performing.