I heard both songs in their original forms every time I went to the gym and it immediately registered as a candidate for the next mashup treatment. The chord patterns certainly fitted well using mainly an A – F♯ movement upon which all other chords were based on.
Years ago, a friend played ‘Nothing Else Matters’ at an open mic event, and I listened to the song afterwards to understand what he enjoyed about it. I could see why the song was popular, it having all the ingredients such as; a relatable subject (relationships, especially of the long-distance […]
Listening to the original version of Ed Sheeran’s 2014 hit ‘Don’t’, it might have seemed to some, like an unlikely choice to be mixed with Lucy Pearl’s early 2000s hit ‘Don’t Mess with My Man’. However, on listening to the bass of both songs, I found the low notes followed […]
Upon first hearing Camila Cabello’s song ‘Havana’ I was reminded of another latin chart-topper – Carlos Santana’s 1999 hit ‘Smooth’ featuring Rob Thomas (lead singer of American rock band ‘Matchbox Twenty’). It seemed like a perfect fit to combine the two songs. Below’s the end result. Enjoy.
The Circle of fifths is a circle of closely related pitches or key tonalities. It shows how the different keys are related to one another. It is usually shown as a circle with the names of keys around it. If you take any key in the circle, its fifth is […]
Upon listening to Pharrell Williams’ song ‘Happy’ after its release I wanted to do a tutorial but (such is life) other priorities got in the way. When the time finally came to having a few listens of the song, it got late and with me ready to nod off, I decided […]
Here’s a video of George Ezras’ ‘Blame It On Me’. The video performance was done with a ‘bluesey’ feel to it. Folk (which some think this song is) and blues (as well as Country, Bluegrass, Gospel and Jazz) have elements which crossover into each other, so I thought it would be fun […]
I got nagged by students and subscribers to do a piano cover and tutorial of Sia’s song ‘Chandelier’. Well, the cover part is at the end of this post and at some point in the future, a chord sheet and lyrics will be on its way (most likely for the first verse […]
By Toshi Gupta Music is a gift which you can give to your child through sending him/her into a professional music class which will be an experience of a lifetime for them. Music is like any sport which requires coordination. Through music a child learns to sing and keep rhythm […]
Ugo Onwutalu Since I was young, I always wanted to improve my piano technique by making my fingers 4 and 5 as strong as fingers 1, 2 and 3. I thought if I went hard on these fingers, they would come up to speed with the others so I would […]
Here is a tutorial on how to combine Emeli Sandé’s ‘Read All About It’ with Timbaland & OneRepublic’s ‘Apologize’. If you have a good ear for keys and chords, it will help you recognise the similarity in songs, but this skill can be improved through aural training.
Yamaha P-85 Digital or Samsung AA-PK3UORG Wired Keyboard? Digital Piano or Synthesizer? The mind boggles. Buying a Keyboard or Electronic piano can be a minefield. Here are some tips to think about before you spend any money. Buying a keyboard will most likely be determined by your budget.Regardless of your […]
If you’ve ever wondered what elements made up a song was made up of, beyond a verse and a chorus, but didn’t have the ears to decipher an opening riff from a snare drum, you’re not alone. Maybe you’re studying for a music major, or simply want to improve your […]
Dynamics and articulation are about how each note is played. Without incorporating these into your playing, music will sound ‘one-dimensional’. Below is a list of what you must know to take your performances to the next level. Dynamics Dynamics are indicators of the relative intensity or volume of a musical […]
Getting lost among the billions of videos already viewed on YouTube each day is quite easy so in order to stand out, use the following ten tips (in no particular order) for creating a plan and turning your YouTube channel into a hub for conversation and interaction. 1. Customise Your […]
Do I buy a Yamaha, Yanigasawa, Keilworth, Jupiter, Trevor James or Selmer? Alexander Classique, Rico Royal, or Vandoren v12 reed? What about buying from a music store or a mail-order service? Whether you’re a student, enthusiast or it’s your musical hobby, here are some beginners saxophone buying tips to get […]
By Nick Williams When it comes to pre-owned/used products and instruments, there are loads of questions that come to mind. So when deciding to buy a pre-owned upright piano, it’s easy to worry. Buying a piano that fits your budget shouldn’t be an difficult task, however the wrong information can […]
When learning a piece of music do you get carried away in wanting to hear the finished product even if you’re only halfway through the work and can’t play it properly yet? If so, you probably alsp get either excited or impatient to move the music along. So you […]