“Nothing to get hung about…”
Very easy but still impressive. This is a great piano song. Intro is C/F/C/F and the verse is the same. If you are a beginner, it is probably easier to sing the melody of the verse and play the chords rather than play all the chords and the melody together (more advanced).
Work on the bass line and make sure it is rhythmic and accurate, otherwise the whole song will sound like a total messssss. Oh yessssss.
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.
This piece is in12/8 time. Feels beautiful to play, as it’s mostly arpeggio. The intro is to be played freely, gospel-like and the mildly jazzy chords sound grand. Nice how it kicks into the triplets when the verse starts.
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.
A karaoke favourite, so you will need to get someone or yourself to sing the vocal part. This is the piano accompaniment part. In 6/8 time so make sure you are playing 6 notes to each bar, and a tip is to keep the first note accented to keep the rhythm going.
Bb F/A Gm Bb/F Eb Bb/D F F
Eb D Gm Eb Bb/F F Bb Bb
Dm Em7 A7 Dm Em7 A7 Dm Em7 A7
Dm Bdim Cm7 F
There are some chord substitutions here. You know me, I cannot resist chord substitutions. Again, keep the feeling light and Satie-like.
This was a strange request, yes, none other than the ubiquitous G S. As with all house/dance music, simple and repetitive, and you only need to know very few common chords.