I asked 8-Bit Music Theory, David Bennett Piano, David Bruce Composer, Adam Neely, 12Tone, Signals Music Studio, June Lee, Rick Beato, Nahre Sol, Ben Levin, Justice Cow, and Simon Fransman (all of which have been extremely helpful friends to me along the way) to help me out with this celebration of reaching 200,000 subscribers on YouTube!
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.
Ami G and F are like magic for some reason. Those chords tend to be some of the first that people discover when they start exploring the piano and they are the building blocks for some of the greatest songs ever written and of songs YET to be written!
Let's find ways to help you remember your intervals!
Many singers show up to auditions or jam sessions and have no idea which key they sing their song in. This is unacceptable., and is easily remedied. Let me teach you how to choose your key, so this situation stops happening. If you'd like to support me, you can do so at this link: https://www.paypal.me/AimN
Some of my favorite songs are about summer, fall, winter and spring. Let's talk about some of the very best "season songs" that have ever been written.
I LOVE songs that start on the IV chord! They are so compelling and interesting and I want to talk about so many of the ones that I adore with you now! From Paul McCartney to Louis Armstrong - let's do this!
I hope you enjoy these melodies/songs as much as I enjoyed compiling this list of my favorites and yours. So fun to explore such beauty that ranges from Puccini, to Ravel, to Joplin, to Glenn Miller, to Neil Young, to Bowie, to Linkin Park! A beautiful melody is a beautiful melody, regardless of genre or decade.
Looking primarily at the strange music trends from the 1950s, we discuss the novelty song in its many forms - and how Mitch Miller (who helped launch the careers of Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day and more) tried to steer Columbia Records away from the Rock n Roll craze. It'll be a walk down memory lane for many of you as we look at the influence of Lawrence Welk, Disney, Perry Como, Brian Hyland, Peggy Lee and many more greats from music history.
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.
Intervals are not shallow. Learn them more fully with this brand new exercise of mine!