Your first Piece
We Are Young
Now that you know most of the basic chords used in music a whole
range of songs are open to you, i'll start off by giving you some
of my favorites.
Mabe I'm amazed - Paul
Mcartney. This is a great song that uses all the chords we have
learnt so far. It has a little run which basically starts on D and
goes upwards hitting every note along the way. Listen to the midi
to see what i mean. If you're learning this song, you really should
learn by listening and copying the original rather then the midi
version of it.
Sunny Afternoon -
Kinks. This is a good song which makes use of a lot of slash
chords. Take your time to work out the chords and the melody
to try and get it sounding something like the midi(original
is better if you have it).
Road Trippin' - Chillie
Peppers. Another good song with some cool slash chords. This is
quite a good midi
of the song I feel it captures quite a bit of what the guitar is
playing on the original song.
Brick - Ben Folds Five. A great
piano tune, this is pretty advanced, you might have to fiddle around
and experiment with it to get it sounding like Ben Folds. Heres
a midi which gives you the basic structure
of the song and the rithym. When you get it sounding like this you'll
be in a great position to sing the lyrics on top of it. For most
of the song you can get away with playing the bass note of the chord
in your left hand while fiddling with the notes of the chord in
your right hand.
As always, start by learning the chords needed by the song, then
try to spice them up mabe by playing them as inversions or by moving
the chords around the keyboard. Mabe break the chord up so you play
the root note first followed by the top two notes of the chord next,
or in any other way you think might sound good. Remember, unlike
classical music there are no rules here, if you find something that
you think sounds good then by all means play it! Dont be afraid
to experiment, and whetever you do, do it confidently!
Congratulations, you are now at the position where you know all
the theory and skills you need to pick up a chord sheet and put
together a basic rendition of the song!
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