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Piano Video Game Music

by Tim Topham

If you teach boys in particular, you have no doubt had students requesting to play pieces they’ve heard from computer games – Super Mario, World of Warcraft, Zelda, Mass Effect – are just a few that come to mind from my experience. Video game music is pretty popular with my teens. Computer game music is ... Piano Video Game Music

05/24/2011 Read more

Best of the AMEB manual list – level 1

by Tim Topham

It’s sad that so many teachers stick only to the AMEB grade books when there is so much great music out there, and quite a few gems are already listed in the syllabus under the “Manual List” for each grade. The only problem is, unless you learned those pieces when you were a kid, it’s ... Best of the AMEB manual list – level 1

05/23/2011 Read more

Online Sheet Music Resources

by Tim Topham

I often get asked where I go online for music. There seems to be so much free music on the web, it’s hard to know where to start looking (and it’s often hard to tell which sites are legal!). Here are the places that I go for sheet music online: Classical/Out of Copyright/Famous Tunes: IMSLP Library ... Online Sheet Music Resources

05/16/2011 Read more