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New Song: All I Want

Posted on February 5, 2020

Let’s learn this beautiful alternative folk tune! As you listen you’ll hear lots of vocal “harmonies” – this is when two or more voices sing different notes, blending together nicely. It’s a wonderful and expressive sound, and a great chance for you to work on your hearing. Try listening as carefully as you can, and see if you can pick out the low voice and the high voice. It’s much harder than it sounds, but a fun way to learn some of the intricacies of the music.

“All I Want”, made famous by Kodaline, is now available in Yousician for Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Bass, and Singing.

All I Want for Guitar
by: James Neilson, Music Education Designer for Guitar

Main melody exercise (level 3): Here you’ll play the main vocal and instrumental melodies, simplified slightly in some parts for playability. There are some tricky rhythms and position shifts to look out for, so start slow, learning one section at a time.

In the cowboy chords exercise (level 5) you’ll play the main chords of the song, using familiar cowboy shapes: C F Am G, and the occasional Dm. The biggest challenge here will be the strumming – it has a quick D-DUD pattern, so you’ll want to start slow until it becomes automatic.

All I Want for Ukulele
by: James Neilson, Music Education Designer for Guitar

Melody exercise (level 2): Here you’ll play the main vocal and instrumental melodies, simplified slightly in some parts for playability.

In the chords exercise (level 4) you’ll play the main chords of the song, using familiar shapes: C F Am G, and the occasional Dm. The biggest challenge here will be the strumming – it has a quick D-DUD pattern, so you’ll want to start slow until it becomes automatic.

All I Want for Bass
by: Antti Halmetoja, Bass content specialist

In the basic bassline exercise (level 2) you’ll learn this beautiful and powerful song. There are a couple of string skips on the Bridge so keep eye on them.

The full bassline exercise (level 6) includes the originally recorded bassline. There are only four chords in the main riff, but the rhythms get quite complex after the bridge, so focus on the groove to get it right.

All I Want for Singing
by: Sonja Patrikainen, Music Education Designer for Singing

Here’s a beautiful song, with a beautiful melody! When you practice, listen carefully to some of the bigger jumps that happen in the melody. This happens mostly at the beginning of phrases when the pick-up note is low compared to the rest of the phrase. Instead of just winging it, you can start with some ear training: sing the notes slowly first, until you can imagine the notes in your head without producing the sounds yet. After that, start singing the song a few bars earlier, but once you get closer to the big jump pause, and imagine what’s ahead of you before signing it. Think ahead, anticipate! And eventually, you’ll be able to do that in full tempo.