4 note motifs are at the heart of some of the greatest compositions in all of music. Why are they so powerful and how can we think about them deeper and start to understand what makes them so impactful?
Let's explore musical elements used in compositions by The Police, John Lennon, The Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel and more to try to figure out how much is TOO much to take from another artist.
Much thanks to Chris for editing this video!
Analyzing the middle 8s or bridges of Beatle's compositions like "I Wanna Hold Your Hand", "In My Life", "Oh Darling", "Two of Us" and many more!
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is maybe my favorite holiday song and it was so much fun to reharmonize it for this video! I hope it becomes part of your holiday listening, this season!
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William Smokey Robinson Jr. is one of the most prolific and successful songwriters of all time. Writing songs for The Miracles, Mary Webb, The Marvelettes, The Temptations, many more artists, as well as himself in a very prolific solo career, this legend has SO much to teach us about melody, lyrics, groove and production! Let's explore the work of this Soul Legend together. Much thanks to Tony and Chris for your help.
Let's explore She's Always a Woman, Anthony's Song, Uptown Girl, Vienna, and Honesty to look at the way Billy Joel weaves us in and out key centers, using motifs, bass lines and subtle tricks of music theory.
Paul McCartney not only produced, played bass, sang backing vocals, and played the lap steel guitar solo on the brand new 2023 Beatles track, Now and Then - he also played a simple and integral piano part. Let's talk about it. Get the pdf when you sign up for Nebula using my link (40% off an annual subscription) https://go.nebula.tv/aimeenolte
Intervals are not shallow. Learn them more fully with this brand new exercise of mine!
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