A Musical Trip to Brunei

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It’s been awhile since I was here but I took an opportunity to record something musical with an old friend of mine when I was on a trip to visit her in Brunei. It’s great to be able to play friends who can keep up with you.

A wonderful four-hand jazz piano piece, Over the Rainbow that was arranged by yours truly. I had arranged this piece a few years back to perform with a student for a Piano Duet Festival in Penang.

Since it’s been quite sometime that we did something fun, we had to do a fun and simple piece to remember by.

 

With more time, I hope to update on something interesting later on.

That’s all for now.

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It’s A Beautiful House (Video)

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A few weeks back, I had a lesson on changing the lyrics of a song for Grade 1. As they will be using the same song for their summative assessment, I have created this video for their benefit and hopefully their parents are kind enough to show them the video and help their kids practise this song.

The original sound track came from this youtube site.

In this age of technology, I find it so useful as a music teacher to obtain instrumental or karaoke tracks from the internet.  It helps me to recreate songs for class purposes. I think it’s very important that we have all the tools we need to make a class work.

I recorded the new sound track with my ipad on the Garage Band app. I’m glad to have invested such a good device and good app since my university days. It is very handy.