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.
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.
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
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.