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New Song: Don’t Dream It’s Over
Let’s learn this beautiful and memorable tune! Though it was written in the 80s, you’ll notice it has a timeless quality, with a perfectly-written melody and chord progression that somehow feels distinctive and unique yet familiar and natural. One musical idea to look out for is the octave between t…
New Song: Comptine D’un Autre Ete
Let’s learn this beautiful song from the soundtrack of the hit French movie Amélie. As you listen, you’ll notice it evokes complex emotions: it somehow feels thoughtful, poignant, and moving (which perfectly suits the mood of the film). As you play, try to connect with the feelings it evokes –…
New Song: Hold Back The River for all instruments
Let’s learn this hit roots/rock song! You’ll notice it features strong contrast between sections, moving from gentle and sparse to powerful and driving. This musical contrast adds to the sense of drama and pushes the song forward. It’s a great songwriting technique and something to pay attention to…
New Song: Schism for Guitar, Bass, and Singing
Ok, let’s learn this modern progressive metal classic! This song features huge riffs and stunning vocal harmonies, as well as more time-signature changes than you can shake a stick at. Here’s a handy tip for dealing with all the strange rhythms: try counting in small groups of 2 and 3.
New Song: T.N.T. for Guitar, Bass, and Singing
Ok, let’s play this iconic rock classic! You’ll notice it’s a very simple song in some ways: except for the outro there are just 3 chords, a couple of relatively easy riffs, and a stomping groove. But, it’s deceptively difficult to write and play something with so…
New Song: I Like Me Better for Guitar, Piano, and Singing
Let’s learn this catchy pop tune! As you listen, try paying attention to the sounds and instruments of the song – the way they’re put together in layers to create a whole. You’ll notice individual instruments coming in and out, like drum beats starting up and dropping back to clicks.
New Song: Everybody for Guitar, Piano, Bass, and Singing
Let’s learn this catchy pop classic! As you listen you’ll notice the contrast between different sections of the music, with drums and other instruments dropping out in some parts, and building up in others. This adds a strong sense of momentum to the song, so even if the underlying chords…
New Song: Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
"Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life", made famous by Monty Python, is now available in Yousician for Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Bass, and Singing.
New Song: I Want It That Way for Guitar, Piano, and more
Let’s play this iconic pop ballad! One interesting element of this song is the lyrics – as many have noted (including the songwriters and artists themselves), they’re quite ambiguous and seem to convey a feeling rather than telling a literal story. This is very common in music, so it’s often…