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New Feature: Yousician Singing – Record & Review
The Yousician team is proud to present the brand new Record & Review feature! You can now record yourself singing and analyze your own performance. Don’t be afraid; even if it feels weird the first time, you should still try it out, as it is the best way to improve.
New Song: All Right Now
Let’s play this iconic rock song! It’s a great example of musical space – throughout the song there are lots of sparse sections, with not much instrumentation. This leaves lots of room for individual elements to shine through, so you really hear every drum hit, guitar chord, bass note, and…
New Song: Only Happy When It Rains
Let’s play this 90s classic! It manages to blur the line between angst-ridden grunge and sing-along pop, with big fuzzy guitars and catchy vocal hooks. If you listen to the drums, you’ll hear one of the most popular beats of all time: 1 2 3&4, repeated over and over. It’s…
New Song: It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)
Let’s learn this classic rock song. In addition to iconic riffs, a huge beat, and perfectly sing-along vocals, this song features something unexpected: bagpipes! This ancient traditional instrument is quite rare in rock music, but plays a big role in this song, carrying the melody during the interlu…
New Song: Annie’s Song
Let’s play this beautiful acoustic song! If you listen carefully to the rhythm you’ll notice it has a repeating pattern of 3 beats per bar. This is known as a 3/4 time signature: there are three beats per bar, and each beat is the length of a quarter note (hence…
New Song: Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Let’s play this iconic 60s love song! As you listen, you’ll notice that alongside the super-catchy vocal hooks, it’s actually quite an unusual song, with lots of highly creative musical ideas. For example, it features some striking key changes, unusual instrumentation (including harp, bells, trumpet…
New Song: All My Life
Let’s learn this high-energy rock song! You’ll notice it’s got a fast tempo, with lots of syncopation (off-beat rhythms) – this combination can make it difficult to find the beat. One quick tip is that when you hear the three repeated notes on the guitar, the middle one lands on…
What Instrument Should You Play?
By Rob Cypher You’ve said the words in your head – maybe you even said them out loud. “I want to learn an instrument.” Congratulations! You have taken the first step in one of the most rewarding, positive experiences you can undertake. And yes, just saying it does mean something!…
Famous Musicians First Instruments
By Rob Cypher When we see a musician at the peak of their powers – whether it be at the Grammys, a rocking club show, a sold out stadium tour – they seem to be on another level, able to move a crowd and elicit a range of emotions with…