Joanna Funk

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Adding the bridge to Ode To Joy

Last 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 is getting the middle bit. I drew lavender to show it’s different, before returning to the main motif.

I’m going to encourage M to use her right hand to play the melody where possible, to leave the left one free to add some accompanying bass notes (not too many) later. There’s just a single G minim at the end of the bridge at the moment.

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Joanna is British Australian. She worked mainly in financial news in London. In her forties she moved to her parents’ birthplace, Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, where she became a pianist in a hotel and wrote a blog about musicians. The blog became a book before Joanna came to Australia in 2012. In this blog she writes mostly about music, gardening, and trips to Sabah. Oh, and Wookie the Havanese.

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