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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…
New Song: La Valse d’Amelie for Guitar, Piano, and Ukulele
Let’s learn this beautiful tune from the soundtrack of the hit French movie Amelie. You’ll notice it feels very French – it’s like being transported to a cafe in Paris! Like many songs in this style, it has a waltz rhythm (which means 3 beats per bar, counted 1-2-3), with…
New Song: Complicated for Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and more
Let’s learn to play this catchy pop tune! You may notice it has a fairly simple 2-part structure: verse and chorus (plus an intro that’s similar to the chorus). Make sure you pay attention to this repetitive structure when learning the song – it’s much faster to learn Chorus 2…
New Song: The Man Comes Around for Guitar, Ukulele, and Singing
Let’s learn this haunting modern country classic – one of the last songs ever written by the legendary Johnny Cash. Notice the strong contrast throughout the song, with the sparse chords and almost-spoken vocals building into busier and more melodic sections. This musical contrast draws the listener…
New Song: Wild World for Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Bass, and Singing
Let’s learn this folk-rock classic! One interesting songwriting idea to notice is the use of a sad-sounding minor key (Am) for the verse and a bright-sounding major key (C) for the chorus. Notice how this ties into the whole feel of the song – as it goes into the chorus, the…