Great, great fun to play. Octaves in bass line. Sustained A top note in melodic line.
“Nothing to get hung about…”
This is a duet performed by my 9-year-old student Emily and myself. She has only been playing for 6 months so this is a remarkable achievement. This recording was done in one take. Duets are a great way of progressing a student rapidly as they help with listening, counting, playing and with performing.
Easy peasy and great fun to play. Rock and roll!
This vid will take 5 minutes so be warned. It’s Freddie’s long song after all. Tip: I learnt the song first and then I threw away everything I learnt and just improvised.
There are some chord substitutions here. You know me, I cannot resist chord substitutions. Again, keep the feeling light and Satie-like.
7th and 9th chords are my favourite. They give a song a night-time, soulful quality and in themselves, you have everything you need for a song. You will probably find this easier than Someone Like You. However you will still need to get the technique of playing both melody and arpeggio on right hand. The
You don’t have to do too much with the bass.Use your right hand to fill in the rhythm where there are ‘holes’. With great chord changes and such a strong melody, this song doesn’t need much more.
I am hearing this song everywhere so I simply had to do a piano version. And it’s another great song by David Bowie. Complicated chord changes bordering on the jazzy. If anyone would like the changes, see the top LH corner of the video.