"My brother is too kind. He was eminent when my eminence was only imminent." -Niles Crane
Question #23790 posted on 03/20/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

My ward's Relief Society is singing the song "My Sister" ("A Song for the Visiting Teacher") by Shawna Edwards next Sunday at church. However, our music doesn't have a piano part- just the melody line. If any of you all have heard of this song, do you know where one can find a piano accompaniment part to go along with it? (online, somewhere on the BYU campus, etc.) Hopefully there is one, or I'll be forced to improvise something crazy. Thanks in advance-

-Piano [Wo]Man

A: Dear Piano W.,
Sorry, but none of us have been able to locate any piano music for you. You'll probably be forced to improvise like crazy. Do you know anyone who also plays the piano? Perhaps they could help you. I haven't even heard the song or else I would try and help you too. You don't need to make it extremely elaborate--just figure out what the main bass line should be, and turn those into running tenths or octaves or something. Playing running tenths is the only way that I really know how to improvise... I recommend it.