Moses plays Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen

[Posting clips of my students performing lets them know I’m proud of them. Learning music – like learning most things – is a series of little steps, every step significant, and hopefully taken with a sense of pleasure and adventure.]

Moses is learning to read notes, and playing pieces in the Middle C Position.

Last week, we flicked ahead through his lesson book to see what was coming up. One piece was “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen”. Here it is.

I described it as a sad, beautiful song, and sang the lyrics to him. Moses listened quietly without making comment.

This week he turned up and said: “I learnt ‘Nobody Knows!”

What? We’re nowhere near that yet!

I went to YouTube Kids and listened to it. Then I worked it out so I could play it here.

Being a bit of a slogger myself, I love effort, possibly above all else. After hearing that I found simple sheet music in the key he’s playing, with chords above. 

We can use the chord root alone to make a simple bass line. So he’s gone home with that, and we can work on the middle bit next time. 

Moses, you made my day. Thank you 😀

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