When we were in Charlottetown recently with Jack and Liam we went to see the movie “Yesterday”. If you aren’t familiar with the story, a struggling (Indian) singer in England gets knocked unconscious and when he wakes up find himself in a parallel universe where there is no Coca Cola, no “cigarettes”, and no Beatles.
Bruno Mars, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, was born in Hawaii in 1985. As far back as his early childhood his entire family was involved in the music business. His mother was a singer and a dancer, his father did Little Richard impersonations, and his uncle was an Elvis impersonator. They all encouraged
Here’s a practice track for you Michael Jackson fans. Play along with different versions in different keys and you’ll get a good workout for different minor barre chords. The bass part will keep you moving too! Billie Jean was released on January 2, 1983 as the second single from Jackson’s sixth studio album, Thriller (1982).
Stand by Me was written and recorded back in 1960 after the writer of the song, Ben E. King, couldn’t get The Drifters interested in the song. So King recorded it himself. Stand by Me went on to become one of the most popular and most often covered pop songs of all time. King wrote
“In My Life” was written mainly by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney, the major song-writing duo of the Beatles. Later news reports showed that John Lennon wrote most of the song, and it is clearly “Lennon-ish”, but Paul McCartney and Lennon later disagreed over how much each of the two band members contributed to
When you’re learning to play the bass guitar – learning arpeggios and bass patterns at different places on the neck is what it’s all about. Learning to read traditional music can be a tremendous help. This is much more the case than with the 6 string guitar because bass notation is much simpler and easy
Here’s our Sugar Sugar practice track – a great old song recorded by a group called The Archies. “Sugar, Sugar” was written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim. This version reached number one in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969 and remained there for four weeks. It was also number one
This Let It Be practice track is ideal for Beatle fans. The song “Let It Be” appeared on the Beatles’ album by the same name, Let It Be, and was the twelfth and final studio album by the band. It was released on 8 May 1970, almost a month after the group’s break-up. After an
“I Knew You Were Trouble” was composed by Taylor Swift, along with her producers Max Martin and Shellback. It was recorded in 2012 and became massively popular. Typical for Taylor Swift the song is roughly based on a look back at recent personal relationships (real or imagined). This is apparently the kind of stuff her