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Sharon Bill Author & Music Tutor

F Minor Arpeggios for Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this F Minor arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

B Minor Arpeggios for Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this B Minor arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

E Minor Arpeggios for Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this E Minor arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

A Minor Arpeggios for Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this A Minor arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

D Minor Arpeggios for Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this D Minor arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

G Minor Arpeggios for Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this G Minor arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

C Minor Arpeggios for Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this C Minor arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

Biddulph Grange Stumpery, National Trust - October 2017



Biddulph Grange gardens has the nation's oldest Stumpery - and it's my favourite part of the whole gardens. We go there often! The gardens are the life's work of James Bateman and are the epitome of Victorian landscape design. We travel from Cheshire to Egypt and then China with tunnels, lined avenues and crooked walks - but I love the Stumpery the best. The quirky tree stumps, ferns and Ivy tunnel are far more appealing to me than (the albeit beautiful) manicured beds of the Dahlia walk.

It always surprises me how many people visit this garden, come rain or shine. However, I think the freshly baked scones are the ultimate draw to the place.

Gb (G Flat) Major Arpeggios Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this Gb (G Flat) major arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

Db (D Flat) Major Arpeggios Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this Db (D Flat) major arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

Ab (A Flat) Major Arpeggios Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this Ab (A Flat) major arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

Eb (E Flat) Major Arpeggios Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this Eb (E Flat) major arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

Bb (B Flat) Major Arpeggios Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this Bb (B Flat) major arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

F Major Arpeggios Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this F major arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

B Major Arpeggios Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this B major arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

E Major Arpeggios Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this E major arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

A Major Arpeggios Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this A major arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

D Major Arpeggios Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this D major arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

G Major Arpeggios Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this G major arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

C Major Arpeggios for Piano hands separately and hands together



Arpeggios are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this C major arpeggio music lesson I show you how to construct an arpeggio and how to play it hands separately and hands together in similar motion. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

Garden Party... Flowers and Fun in an English Country Garden



This video is a tribute to Summer memories; the flowers and the fun that we shared in the lovely setting of our own English garden. Sometimes we may have had to have put our wellies on, along with our cocktail dresses (British weather being what it is) but we certainly let that diminish the joy. In fact I love the rain as well as the sunshine - it keeps our land green and pleasant. I love the sound of rain and the beauty of raindrops. A burst of sunshine is always welcome but we have enjoyed our garden even in the dark!

Hen Party... Chickens roaming and ruling in our garden



What can be more relaxing than a few hens clucking around the garden? Fenton Blues, Amber Links and Brown links have all had their place and have paid their way in eggs. It is true that they absolutely destroy anything green within a matter of days (or weeks at best) and so they are only allowed to roam free in the garden occasionally but it's so lovely having the girls strutting about the place as you work or relax outside. They had plenty of space even in their own enclosure though - and they soon wrecked that!

My first hens were all named after Puritan virtues, with names such as Verity, Felicity, Prudence, Constance and Charity. Some years later my next set of hens were named after a more realistic theme - they were all named after Agatha Christie victims. Mrs McGuinty, Agatha and Murgatroyd all met a sticky end!

We never had a cockerel (except a stone ornament named Rocky after 'Chicken Run' and also the material it was made from) as I felt that this would disrupt the calm atmosphere. A friend of mine had a cockrel and it was more fierce than a guard dog!

Celtic Embroideries by Sharon Bill



Freestyle embroidery is a favourite pastime of mine because it's something that can't be rushed. I also find it more relaxing than cross stitch as there's no concentration needed to count stitches. I absolutely love Celtic designs. These designs are taken from the illuminated manuscripts in the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospel manuscripts. I'm astounded at the skill in constructing these intricate designs by hand.

I've stitched the designs with a mixture of stem stitch, back stitch and french knots. I love the sepia tone thread - Anchor stranded silk number 370.

Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton - National Trust Visit 2017



The Manders family of Wightwick Manor were great patrons of the Arts and Crafts movement and were also collectors of Pre-Raphaelite art. I absolutely love William Morris patterns and my husband is a great fan of Pre-Raphaelite art and there's enough of both in this small corner of the West Midlands to keep us both happy.

Not only is there enough art history in this beautiful residence but the social history in the servant's quarters is also of great interest. The Manders were unusually thoughtful of their servants.

I absolutely love Wightwick Manor. One visit is never enough!

Fête Fatale the debut novel (a cosy mystery) by Sharon Bill



'Fête Fatale' the debut murder mystery by Sharon Bill

'Fête Fatale' is available from Amazon in eBook £1.99 and paperback £7.99
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1549618458

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1549618458
& available in multiple Amazon nation's stores.

A summer fête in rural Cheshire, organised by the Women’s Institute of Mossleigh, holds the promise of an idyllic day out in the best British tradition. Everyone is enjoying the festivities until a beloved neighbour is found dead among the bins and refuse of the village hall which saddens the holiday mood. However, it is only when Beth Williams and her twin brother Detective Chief Inspector Benedict James join forces that it becomes evident that all isn’t as innocent as it at first seemed.

Beth is a piano tutor and a member of the local WI. As such she has her finger on the pulse of the undercurrents of the village and is ideally placed to find all of the seemingly inconsequential domestic details which could give her brother the insight he needs. Together, if they each pool their own particular fields of expertise, they’re bound to get to the bottom of the business. Sordid crime might prevail amid the pastries and preserves for a time but, in the end, the culprit will get their just desserts.

The First in the Beth Williams Mysteries Series.

Fête Fatale Extract Read by Sharon Bill. A Debut Cosy Mystery.



Here is a sample section from the debut cosy mystery 'Fête Fatale' by Sharon Bill, read by the author.

'Fête Fatale' is available from Amazon in eBook 99p and paperback £7.99
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1549618458

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1549618458
& available in multiple Amazon nation's stores.

A summer fête in rural Cheshire, organised by the Women’s Institute of Mossleigh, holds the promise of an idyllic day out in the best British tradition. Everyone is enjoying the festivities until a beloved neighbour is found dead among the bins and refuse of the village hall which saddens the holiday mood. However, it is only when Beth Williams and her twin brother Detective Chief Inspector Benedict James join forces that it becomes evident that all isn’t as innocent as it at first seemed.

Beth is a piano tutor and a member of the local WI. As such she has her finger on the pulse of the undercurrents of the village and is ideally placed to find all of the seemingly inconsequential domestic details which could give her brother the insight he needs. Together, if they each pool their own particular fields of expertise, they’re bound to get to the bottom of the business. Sordid crime might prevail amid the pastries and preserves for a time but, in the end, the culprit will get their just desserts.

The First in the Beth Williams Mysteries Series.

How To Take Your ABRSM Music Theory Exam Grades 1, 2 and 3 by Sharon Bill



How To Take Your ABRSM Music Theory Exam Grades 1,2 & 3 by Sharon Bill.
Paperback £3.99 and eBook 99p from Amazon.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1549623508

Taking your ABRSM Music Theory exam can be nerve wracking and nerves can prevent you doing your best in any exam. Good preparation and planning is always the answer to this problem. In this exam guide I give you tried and tested technique, not only how to prepare before the exam but also the best procedure for actually in the exam room.

I’ve been entering pupils for ABRSM Music Theory exams for nearly thirty years and it is not unusual for them to pass with DISTINCTION, some even scoring 100%!

Follow these simple steps and improve your chances of gaining TOP MARKS.

Eb (E Flat) Minor Scales: similar and contrary motion



Scales are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this Eb (E Flat) Minor Scale music lesson I show you hands separately, hands together in similar motion and also in contrary motion over two octaves. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method with practical tips on posture. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

Bb (B Flat) Minor Scales: similar and contrary motion



Scales are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this Bb (B Flat) Minor Scale music lesson I show you hands separately, hands together in similar motion and also in contrary motion over two octaves. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method with practical tips on posture. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

F Minor Scales: similar and contrary motion



Scales are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this F Minor Scale music lesson I show you hands separately, hands together in similar motion and also in contrary motion over two octaves. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method with practical tips on posture. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.

C Minor Scales: similar and contrary motion



Scales are an important part of a regular practise routine. In this C Minor Scale music lesson I show you hands separately, hands together in similar motion and also in contrary motion over two octaves. In this video tutorial I give tips on how to use the best fingering method with practical tips on posture. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.