Joanna Funk

music, gardening and my dog

Ode To Joy for my special girl

I drew something for my special girl M. She needs really big notation without manuscript lines and we’ve already gone through a few Primer level books, so I’ve been drawing notation for her with watercolour pencils. I ask her about her life and then use her words to make a song about her breakfast or her farm. She has Fresian cows on her farm – I learned something new there!

Recently I bought an iPad Pro and drew this. This will be the first “famous” piece M will play. I think it will be really nice for her when grown ups recognise it. Just a few daisies to brighten it up, I hope they’re not too distracting for her.

Will add the next section when she’s up for it. Maybe different flowers 🤗

Updating to add that second part!

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  1. […] week M’s lesson was the first part of Ode To Joy – described in Ode To Joy For My Special Girl which she played with her preferred left hand. She was really pleased about it! Today’s she […]

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About Joanna

Joanna is British Australian. Her early career was in financial news in London. That ended in 2008. Joanna moved to Sabah, her parents’ birthplace, where she wrote a blog about musicians, which became a book. Joanna came to Australia in 2012 and started this blog — her second. These days, she writes mostly about music, her garden, and trips to Sabah. Oh, and Wookie the Havanese.

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