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Re: am I the only one who didn't learn a Christmas song?
ShannonG #2365996 12/27/14 12:56 AM
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My husband faithfully curled his lip and baritoned his way through it. My daughter thinks we're either musical geniuses or certifiable, at her age it's hard to tell. But a Merry Christmas was had by all!


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Re: am I the only one who didn't learn a Christmas song?
ShannonG #2365997 12/27/14 12:58 AM
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LOL! Sounds great! smile That was a good idea to get a book like that. thumb

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Dear Hugh,

Thank you so much for that transposition! It sounds even nicer in Ab! Perhaps next Christmas, you could start a thread for learning a new Christmas carol every year for "terminally untalented" people like me! grin

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Re: am I the only one who didn't learn a Christmas song?
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Originally Posted by Emissary52
Dear Hugh,

Thank you so much for that transposition! It sounds even nicer in Ab! Perhaps next Christmas, you could start a thread for learning a new Christmas carol every year for "terminally untalented" people like me! grin

I may be short on raw talent, but I'm long on perseverance! thumb

That's a great idea! I'd be more than happy to come up with more carol arrangements next year!

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I'm starting lessons again(it's 54 years since my last)in a couple weeks, and I'm bringing the Peanuts book I bought a couple months ago and found too difficult. By Christmas 2015 either it will be in demand or my household will be sick of it. It will also be a heuristic activity for learning keys, chords, re-arranging, etc. Assuming of course my teacher approves of this part of my agenda.

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I'm starting lessons again(it's 54 years since my last)in a couple weeks, and I'm bringing the Peanuts book I bought a couple months ago and found too difficult. By Christmas 2015 either it will be in demand or my household will be sick of it. It will also be a heuristic activity for learning keys, chords, re-arranging, etc. Assuming of course my teacher approves of this part of my agenda.


I think it's SO important to play music you love in order to keep you motivated and happy. If your piano teacher doesn't get that, then boo to them!


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[quote=Dan O]I think it's SO important to play music you love in order to keep you motivated and happy. If your piano teacher doesn't get that, then boo to them!


I couldn't have said this better myself!

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I just learned my first Xmas song, Christmas Time is here, from a lead sheet adding my own jazzy voicings. It was a lot of fun.


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