Review and Giveaway of New Music by Composer Chris Owenby

When I’m selecting new music for my students the first criteria that it must pass is that I like the piece. I know, that’s probably a bit self-serving of me as a teacher, but I figure if I’m not excited about the music, then I’ll have a hard time encouraging the student to be excited and to work hard to learn it. So it’s really for their own benefit. Right? šŸ™‚ I also know that I really like a piece if I get to the end of playing it and find myself wanting to play it again. Just for fun. That’s the kind of music I want my students to learn.

New composer, Chris Owenby, scores on both of those points. After playing through “That Fall Feeling,” I had to play it again. And again. When I played it for a couple of my students and asked them what they thought, they remarked, “It’s pretty!”

Chris has several other nice selections in his online shop at PracticeHabits.co. Candle in the Night is an open, airy composition that would be great as a rote teaching piece!

Now, for the best part…Chris has offered to giveaway two of his compositions to two Music Matters Blog readers! Just leave a comment below to be entered in the drawing. Two winners will be drawn using a random number generator at noon (CST) on Friday, April 7, 2017.

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15 thoughts on “Review and Giveaway of New Music by Composer Chris Owenby

  1. I am always looking for good new music for my students. I would love to have some of my students play Chris’ music!

  2. I’m pretty intuitive at telling what students will like, and my first impression is that this is a winner. That Fall Feeling expands the student’s range on the keys in a gentle and very musical way. Thanks for introducing us to Chris Owenby! Very nice!

  3. Thank You for giving us a chance to hear some new music. I can hear some students enjoying this!

  4. What an impressive piece. I love how you find incredible composers and music, for us to learn about. Thanks Natalie. I bookmarked his page. The song is gorgeous. Again thanks for sharing.

  5. Today, in Australia, it was the first day of fall. This piece ‘ That Fall Feeling’ perfecting describes the perfect autumn day that it was and the joy I experienced being outside working in my garden.

  6. I can see the leaves coming down like rain when I listen to this. I have about 3 students this song would be perfect for. I love music that is visual. It’s easy to make up stories to this song. Thanks for the pleasure!

  7. Thank you for bringing Chris and his work to our attention. I know some students who would love it!

  8. I found this piece very soothing. I hope my students will also be able to watch the hands positions you use as you play it. It was beautiful.

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