New Song: Bad Guy for Piano and Singing

Posted on July 4, 2019

“Bad Guy”, made famous by Billie Eilish, is now available in Yousician for Piano and Singing.

Bad Guy for Piano
by: Sunny Choi, Music Education Designer for Piano

The accompaniment exercise (level 4) is a simple accompaniment arrangement, that has the most essential elements of the background. You can try singing the song while playing or ask a friend to play the melody!

Melody exercise (level 6): The vocal melody of this song has a lot of syncopes, meaning the notes fall between the main beats played by the bass drum. Try singing the melody as you play to get a feel of the syncopated rhythm!

Bass exercise (level 6): This song has a great bass-line, that is fun to play with a piano! The basic pattern is only 8 bars long, and it keeps repeating throughout most of the song. Remember to keep your left hand relaxed as you play.

Before playing the solo piano exercise (level 9), I recommend you play the melody exercise of this song. That way you’ll get a feel of the rhythm of the vocals. The bass line mostly supports the same rhythms, so it’s easier to start with the right hand.

Accompaniment exercise (level 9): Before playing this arrangement with both hands, I recommend you practice the bass line and the treble staff separately. The rhythms of the verse are a blast to play with both hands, and also the synth melody at the end of the chorus.

Bad Guy for Singing
by: Sonja Patrikainen, Music Education Designer for Singing

In this song, you’ll face a very spoken-like melody. Pay attention to how the lyrics are annunciated. In the verses, the lyrics are spoken as short and staccato-like as possible, with a break between every word. In the choruses, the singer lets her voice ring a bit more without cutting the airflow between words. Try playing around with this! And even if the song has a melody, think of singing it as casually as possible without any specific “pop”, “rock”, or any other singing style in mind. Just speak it with your own, natural voice.

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