It’s Not Over Yet!

“Feel It Still,” in FunTime Piano Hits, gives students a perfect chance to stretch out the pleasures of summer. Those friendly relatives, this time D Minor and F Major, are captured in a kicky bass that includes a visit to G minor before settling back to D Minor. When the melody joins in, the bass provides just enough rhythmic punctuation to let the right hand soloist be the star and sing out the notes to form the lush harmonies that Dr. Faber demonstrates with his ninth-chord pile-up. The new school year … “is it coming?” Yes, but let’s still bask in a little more summer syncopation.

2 Responses to “It’s Not Over Yet!”

  1. Brenda August 21, 2018 at 11:47 am #

    Love the sound of this, and it’s always good to hear you talk about the chordal structure. Are the added notes for color actually in the score or did you just add them to show what was possible?
    Lastly, do you teach the rhythm or does the student learn it best by rote/ear?
    If there’s a CD with the book I’m sure that would be a help, but how would you teach the rhythm otherwise?

  2. Sister Mary Carol Kopecky August 21, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

    I appreciate these brief videos by Dr. Faber. Each one has given me further ideas for teaching new music. Thank you!