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 […]
By Samantha Coates Technique is an incredibly subjective issue. Get 10 piano teachers in a room and you will have10 different techniques. Dare to criticise someone else’s and you’re in for a long night. I’d like to start this article by describing three personal experiences, all to do with comments […]
Photo courtesy of redorbit.com By Marcela De Vivo Streaming websites like Spotify and Pandora are a great way to get your music out to the public, although each platform offers different royalties and amounts of publicity – so it is smart to do your research on a couple different sites […]
By Ugo Onwutalu Here’s a keyboard tutorial on the song ‘Radioactive’ by Imagine Dragons. This video focuses on the distinctive melody leading to the catchy chorus line plus tips for playing the left hand chord progression. On this last topic, below is a chart of the bass chord progression and […]
The heart is pounding and races faster, the hands shake. Many people experience anxiety when they become the centre of attention. Many musicians are not able to perform their best as a result of an increased anxiety level. While some believe it is important to experience some […]
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 […]