TC285: Lead Sheets in Lesson 1 – Hesitant to Hero Challenge Day 2
by Tim Topham
Day two of our Hesitant to Hero Challenge is called Lead Sheets in Lesson 1. It’s all about how you, as a teacher, can teach students about harmony and base some really simple ideas right from when they’re first starting to read their right-hand pieces. You’ll see and hear how the process of teaching this ... TC285: Lead Sheets in Lesson 1 – Hesitant to Hero Challenge Day 2
Playing simple 4 chord progressions can open up so many possibilities for students. It can lead them to a better understanding of music and it can give them the skills they need to recover from a mistake in a performance or accompany a singer. One of my favourite activities for piano lessons is chord composing. ... CPTP138: What is 4 Chord Composing All About?
CPTP088: 15,390 Pop Songs and Counting: The Hooktheory Story
by Tim Topham
Hooktheory is a truly innovative site. It looks at harmony from a completely different perspective than traditional music theory. This is what happens when you bring together three engineers with a shared passion for music. By analysing the underlying chord progressions of thousands of pop songs – these guys are not simply learning what makes for a ... CPTP088: 15,390 Pop Songs and Counting: The Hooktheory Story
When it comes to teaching pop piano, I’ve heard it all. Teachers cite these six barriers for getting into pop teaching time and again. But today I’m going to bust these myths. I get why you might be reluctant to branch into this area. Especially if you’ve bought into any of these preconceptions about teaching ... CPTP087: Top 6 Myths of Teaching Pop Piano
TTTV068: The Importance of Harmony with Tom Donald
by Tim Topham
Through his own musicianship and teaching, Tom Donald gradually came to realise that something was missing. There was a disconnect between what students wanted to learn and what teachers were teaching. Students were also coming out of lessons without a true comprehension of how music works. By teaching harmony first, students get a much richer ... TTTV068: The Importance of Harmony with Tom Donald
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