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And All That Jazz – Learning Tracks

Words by Fred Ebb, Music by John Kander

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And All That Jazz – Sheet Music

Words by Fred Ebb, Music by John Kander

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Let The River Run – Learning Tracks

Words and Music by Carly Simon

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Let The River Run – Sheet Music

Words and Music by Carly Simon

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Grace Kelly – Learning Tracks

This was a big hit in the noughties – I loved it. I arranged it as the first song to […]

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Grace Kelly – Sheet Music

Words and Music by Mika, Jodi Marr, John Merchant and Dan Warner

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Can’t Stop The Feeling – Learning Tracks

Words and Music by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback

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Can’t Stop The Feeling – Sheet Music

Words and Music by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback

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Africa – Learning Tracks

Words and Music by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro

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Africa – Sheet Music

Words and Music by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro

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Moon River – Learning Tracks

Words by Johnny Mercer, Music by Henry Mancini

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Moon River – Sheet Music

Words by Johnny Mercer, Music by Henry Mancini

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I’m Still Standing – Learning tracks

Words and Music by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

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I’m Still Standing – Sheet Music

Words and Music by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Learning Tracks

Words and Music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Sheet Music

Words and Music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane

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Never Forget – Learning Tracks

Words and Music By Gary Barlow

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Never Forget – Sheet Music

Words and Music by Gary Barlow

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Somebody To Love – Learning Tracks

Words and Music by Freddie Mercury

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Somebody To Love – Sheet Music

Words and Music by Freddie Mercury

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Score or No Score? Teaching Songs By Ear

January 13, 2021 - By 
Gasworks Choir Learning By Ear

Photograph is of the Bristol Gasworks Choir by James Barke

The first time I learned songs in unaccompanied harmony by ear was at a “Sweet Soul Sisters” Bristol workshop in the early 1990s. I remember feeling my musical brain being challenged in a new and exciting way – trying to remember intervals by feel rather than counting the lines on a stave, noticing how the five parts of the song fitted together and letting the notes slowly seep into my brain – without the help of a musical score. And I was moved to tears by the sensation of singing in harmony with a large group of people. Two members of the Sweet Soul Sisters (Dee Jarlett and Ali Orbaum) later started the now legendary Gasworks Choir teaching large numbers of people in this same way, by ear.

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If I Ain’t Got You – Learning Tracks

Words and Music by Alicia Keys

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Learning Tracks

Words and Music by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Sheet Music

Words and Music by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

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If I Ain’t Got You – Sheet Music

Words and Music by Alicia Keys

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