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  • Judiann Maddigan

    9 April, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    @libbyhitch So far, I’ve managed to resist Grenadier and the Lady this week by starting Pamela Bruner’s arrangement of Morning Has Broken instead. That one also has 1-5-8 patterns, and I’m hoping it’s easier to do first.

    About Magic Hands by Carol Kappus, I use that system, too 😀. I add text to the brackets in MuseScore for her shape labels. I’ve customized things to fit, for example, calling it an “ant” instead of a “short stack” because three letters fits so much easier on a short bracket. I love her system because first, it teaches your hands to automatically place in those shapes, and second, it means you only need to read the starting note of a shape. It really simplifies reading the score that way. Have you gotten into her chord shapes? I haven’t done much with those yet.