We have just made a little video about the special piano arrangements we have for Everybody Hurts by REM. I play an excerpt of the hardest level/arrangement for piano (it’s a long tune). We have easier versions on the website, so be sure to check them out, as well as our Piano/Vocal/Guitar versions, should you be looking for versions for those instruments.
We have just added a Pink Panther Tutorial for the piano to accompany the sheet music we feature on our site. I explain how to play the all important left hand in detail and give a few hints and tips, including how to add a few extra bits that aren’t included in the score and what the Pink Panther Theme shares with the James Bond Theme:
We want this blog to be about you, the customer. We invite your feedback and active participation, be that in suggesting new ideas for tutorials, guides, sheet music, videos, or in answering your (sheet) music specific questions.
We already have a few plans in mind with regards following on from our videos on our youtube page.
Our Jerry Lee Lewis Boogie with it’s tutorial and videos has proved extremely popular:
We are planning on doing more of these instructional videos that include accompanying pieces/guides as downloads.
We have already had the suggestion to create a piece from the Rock’n’Roll licks collection (thank you Hendrik).
Further ideas include a guide to how music works – but not your usual boring theory guide, but a more practical view on harmony, and how you can use this knowledge to fully understand music (it’s easier than you think). This series of guides would enable you to work pieces out from your ipod yourself.
Other plans include guides on improvisation, walking bass lines, time signatures, etc, but of course we will try to make these fun.
We’ll also try to answer any questions, and have regular Q&A sessions. To get things started, here is a little teaser question. You often come across bars of music that seem to have many more beats in them, than the time signature suggests. How is this possible?
Here is an “easier” example to solve; there seem to be eight beats of music in the right hand, when there should be four:
For the more seasoned pros, here is a more difficult one. There appear to be two beats missing in the left hand, and extra quavers (8th notes) in the right hand, but 6 of them, plus a minim (half notes) and some strange note that seems to be a minim (half note) and a quaver (8th note) at the same time on beat 3:
Now it’s over to you, suggestions on upcoming guides, videos, sheet music and answers to our little teaser question are very welcome.