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Team – Lorde

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The mega-popular first single of this alternative teenage hit machine has truly left it’s mark in all of the western world’s musical memory, putting Lorde firmly on the charts.

Although Royals’ has also been requested quite a few times, since the song is mainly vocal-oriented -and y’all know it’s quite lame to copy vocal lines on a piano-, I decided to go for this super-nice example of using a few easy triads and inversions from the slightly more advanced key of F#, play ‘em on a cool synthesizer (piano works perfectly fine too, as you’ll hear) in super-easy pattern and shine-follow-up: her second hit ‘Team’.« Continue »

Demons – Imagine Dragons

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A simple pattern over our oh so beloved four-chord progression creates this atmospheric keyboard part. 

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Say Something – A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera.

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A beautiful piano-ballad which perfectly illustrates and exemplifies how the relationship to the harmony (and thereby sound and atmosphere) of playing the exact same note supported by different chords / bass notes completely changes. 

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Sweater Weather – The Neighborhood.

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Those of you that have been following me for a longer time know that I just love to play these guitar-riff based songs on the piano. No piano in the original? Well let’s just listen to what the other instruments do and use Chords and Patterns to translate those parts to our much beloved keyboard, […]

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Burn – Ellie Goulding.

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An (overly?) produced super-hit that in fact turned out to hold a really (really!) nice piano-part. When I started to listen what chords this song was built of and make my own piano version out of them by copying some of the synths from the original, I was happily surprised with the beauty of the […]

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