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.
Hello - a powerful word that has inspired some amazing pop songs! Let's take a look at three of them: Adele, Lionel Richie, and Neil Diamond and see what makes the music, lyrics, production and vibe of each song so amazing.
Feed The Birds is one of the most poignant and important songs of the 20th century, in my opinion. The Sherman Brothers helped turn this Disney classic into a deep and beautiful commentary on humanity and I'd love to give you my thoughts about it.
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Islands in the Stream, written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb was a huge hit for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton! It has one element that I think is largely the reason for the song's success (among many other reasons, of course) but let's see if you agree!
Carole King recorded many of her own compositions and had hits with them, but do you know these songs that she wrote for OTHER ARTISTS? Let's look at 10 of them...and really I've only scratched the surface! The Drifters, The Carpenters, Herman's Hermits, Aretha Franklin and so many more! Let's take a closer look at these 10 songs and see why Carole King is one of the greatest songwriters to ever live.
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