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 […]
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons By Marcela De Vivo Art and music are usually the first programs to be cut from the school budget. Considered to not be an integral part of learning skills and information that would be useful in the future (on the job, out in […]
By Gavin Peterson You have no personality (either this or you’re still using the equipment in the above picture) That’s what the stations you’ve applied to might be thinking if you’ve tried and failed before to get that first job. It’s all about YOU selling yourself and THEM (the station). […]
Many people want to learn blues piano but don’t know where to start. They get overwhelmed with the technical dazzle of the performer and their ability to improvise easily. Don’t be put off. The easier and simple way lies below. If you intend to start learning blues piano, I recommend […]
For this blog post, it would be useful to print it off or copy and paste into a document like Microsoft Word before printing. The following in paper format will make more sense to you as you’re sat at the piano/keyboard, rather than a computer screen. This post also assumes […]
Everything Everywhere, (or more properly EE), unveiled plans to have 4G in 12 further cities across the UK by the end of the year, these being: Edinburgh, Belfast, Derby, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, and Southampton. The aim is to have 70 per cent of the UK population […]
*Firstly, if you don’t have Quicktime it is recommended that you download it to hear the audio in this post. A well known jazz musician once said, “jazz can be taught in just three lessons; 1st lesson: practice for 10 years; 2nd lesson: practice and perform for 10 years; 3rd […]
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 Colin Forrester Are you struggling to get noticed despite your musical talents? Do you find yourself pushing business cards to everyone you meet but not getting any calls or serious enquiries either online or by phone? Maybe you’ve tried to network and found that whoever you were dealing with […]
It’s tough to beat the warm breeze of a summer evening. The sun is going down, things are cooling off and the days just seem more enjoyable. Add to that some of your favorite music, and a few hundred (or thousand) people to enjoy it with, and you’ve got […]