SONGS KEYBOARD BEGINNER ROCK Learn to read lead sheets by zachmorris

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									SONGS: KEYBOARD: BEGINNER ROCK


Learn to read lead sheets and learn left-hand keyboard styles, based on Rock songs at
the beginner level. This course teaches 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams,' 'American Idiot,'
'Sunshine of Your Love' and many other Rock favorites.
COURSE              LESSON                TEACHER       DESCRIPTION

Songs: Reading a    Boulevard of          Andrea Amos   Boulevard of Broken Dreams is one of the many hits that Green
Lead Sheet          Broken Dreams,                      Day produced. It was the second single from their ninth studio
                    for Piano: Melody                   album, American Idiot. The CD was released in 2005 and
                                                        Boulevard of Broken Dreams was number two on the charts.
                                                        This song is still their most successful single to date, and later
                                                        in 2006, was named "Record of the Year" at the Grammys.
                                                        Boulevard of Broken Dreams was written by Green Day and the
                                                        lyrics were written by their lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong.
                                                        While the lyrics are somewhat depressing, the song is part of a
                                                        much bigger work. The album American Idiot was written as a
                                                        rock opera. So let's learn how to play the melody of one of
                                                        Green Day's greatest hits of all time.

Songs: Reading a    Boulevard of          Andrea Amos   In this lesson, we're going to learn the chords used to
Lead Sheet          Broken Dreams,                      accompany the melody for one of Green Day's greatest hits,
                    for Piano: Chords                   "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
                                                        is part of Green Day's epic rock opera, American Idiot. This
                                                        song has been one of their biggest hits, reaching number 2 on
                                                        the charts in 2005. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" was written
                                                        by Green Day and the lyrics were written by the lead singer,
                                                        Billie Joe Armstrong. So let's jump right in and learn the
                                                        chords that make this song such a hit.

Songs: Reading a    American Idiot, for   Andrea Amos   American Idiot was one of Green Day's hit tunes on their ninth
Lead Sheet          Piano: Melody                       album and was released in 2004. Although the song did not
                                                        take off instantly in the states, it was extremely popular in the
                                                        United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. This song has since
                                                        become very popular in the US as well. In this lesson we're
                                                        going to take a look at the melody so you can play this song
                                                        along with so many others that have before you. So let's get
                                                        started.

Songs: Reading a    American Idiot, for   Andrea Amos   In this lesson we are going to learn the chords to the song
Lead Sheet          Piano: Chords 1                     American Idiot. This Green Day song is from their ninth album
                                                        and was a big hit. We are going to learn the chords that made
                                                        this song so famous so that you can play this song along with
                                                        so many others that have played it before you. Released in
                                                        2004, this song is fresh in people's minds even three years
                                                        later. So there must be something that keep people coming
                                                        back for more. Let's explore the chords of the song and see if
                                                        we can figure it out.

Songs: Reading a    American Idiot, for   Andrea Amos   In this lesson we're going to finish learning the chords to the
Lead Sheet          Piano: Chords 2                     remaining parts of Green Day's American Idiot. This song is
                                                        really driven by the rhythms of the chords, so if you want to
                                                        capture the power of this tune, then you need to make sure to
                                                        get these down. Once you have these chords down, you'll be
                                                        ready to play with others, or you can even accompany
                                                       yourself. So if you are ready, let's rock!

Songs: Reading a   Wake Me Up When      Andrea Amos    Wake Me Up When September Ends is the fourth single from
Lead Sheet         September Ends,                     the album American Idiot. American Idiot was their seventh
                   for Piano: Melody                   album and was released on June 13th of 2005. Wake Me Up
                                                       When September Ends hit the top 10 charts immediately and is
                                                       still popular today. The song is also well known for its music
                                                       video which portrays a wartime theme. The song was
                                                       co-written by Billie Joe Armstrong, who wrote the lyrics, and
                                                       by Green Day. Like many songs, Wake Me Up When September
                                                       Ends is very personal and traumatic. In this lesson we are
                                                       going to take a look at the melody and see what made this
                                                       song such a hit.

Songs: Reading a   Wake Me Up When      Andrea Amos    In this lesson we are going to learn the chords that accompany
Lead Sheet         September Ends,                     the melody to one of Green Day's biggest hits, Wake Me Up
                   for Piano: Chords                   When September Ends. This song was released on their 9th
                                                       album American Idiot, in 2005. Almost immediately, Wake Me
                                                       Up When September Ends hit the charts and is still popular
                                                       even today. The lyrics were written by Billie Joe Armstrong,
                                                       Green Day's lead singer, and the music was written by Green
                                                       Day. Not only was the song a huge success, but the music
                                                       video became very well-known as well. So let's get started on
                                                       learning what made this song so famous.

Songs: Expanding   Stairway to          Cathy          Hi There! We're on the third installment of Stairway to Heaven
Your Range         Heaven, for Piano:   Schane-Lydon   for piano. This is the big solo. Now, my arrangement isn't the
                   The Solo                            guitar solo, although it does borrow from it. Some things that
                                                       are really impressive for a guitar just don't sound very
                                                       impressive for a piano. So, I made a solo that shows us off.
                                                       The left hand doesn't vary much. It carries the bassline, so the
                                                       right hand gets to fly. So if you're ready to rock and roll, let's
                                                       get going!

Songs: Left-Hand   Sunshine of Your     Donald Sosin   Hi, I'm Donald Sosin, and today we're going to learn how to
Styles - Rock      Love, for Piano:                    play Sunshine of Your Love by Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, and
                   Intro and Verse                     Eric Clapton the members of Cream. The lyrics were written by
                                                       Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, and Pete Brown. Great, great song, a
                                                       mixture of rock and blues that takes me back to 1968, when I
                                                       was in high school, when I had hair, and I played all the time
                                                       with my rock band. Now my son is learning this, so there ya
                                                       go. Let's get started!

Songs: Left-Hand   Lola, for Piano:     Cathy          Hi there! Today I am going to give you a nice and easy version
Styles - Rock      Easy                 Schane-Lydon   of The Kinks' Lola. This is one of those tunes where I could
                                                       play the first three chords, and you probably would be able to
                                                       identify the tune. It's light-hearted, fun to play, and a good
                                                       crowd pleaser. So grab that champagne that tastes just like
                                                       cherry cola, and let's get going!

Songs: Left-Hand   Take It Easy, for    Cathy          Hi there! Today I'm going to give you a nice and easy version
Styles - Rock      Piano: Easy          Schane-Lydon   of the Eagles' Take it Easy. This has a great riff and is great
                                                       practice for that independent bass line in that left hand. And,
                                                       it brings out the piano's natural ability to use inner voices to
                                                       really give a good suspension and release. So even if you have
                                                       a world of troubles on your mind, you can sit down and learn
                                                       this classic rock tune.
Songs: Left-Hand   Sunshine of Your      Donald Sosin   In a previous lesson, we learned the intro and verse parts of
Styles - Rock      Love, for Piano:                     Sunshine of Your Love by Cream. In this lesson, we'll focus on
                   Chorus                               the chorus and we'll put the whole song together at the end of
                                                        the lesson. Sunshine of Your Love is a staple of classic rock
                                                        and it's a lot of fun to play. So let's get started.

Songs: Left-Hand   Lyin' Eyes, for       Cathy          Hi there! Today I'm going to give you a nice and easy version
Styles - Rock      Piano: Easy           Schane-Lydon   of The Eagles' Lyin' Eyes. This has a great riff, and is great
                                                        practice for that independent bass line in the left hand. And, it
                                                        brings out the piano's natural ability to use inner voices to give
                                                        a good suspension and release. You can open this door with
                                                        just a smile, and learn this classic rock tune.

Songs: Left-Hand   If I Had a Million    Cathy          Hi there! Today I'm going to give you a nice and easy version
Styles - Rock      Dollars, for Piano:   Schane-Lydon   of the Barenaked Ladies' If I Had a Million Dollars. This tune is
                   Easy                                 a really simple chord progression, with ingenious words. It
                                                        allows us to learn a couple of good concepts in the folky-rock
                                                        side of the world, including the idea of a vamp, walking bass
                                                        lines, and of course, improvisation. So, let's leave that
                                                        macaroni and cheese with the dijon ketchup on the table, and
                                                        start learning this really fun tune.

Songs: Reading a   Moondance, for        Andrea Amos    In this lesson, we're going to learn a staple song from the 70s.
Lead Sheet         Piano: Melody with                   Moondance was written by Van Morrison and released in 1970.
                   Andrea Amos                          This song was not only a hit when it came out, but has held its
                                                        ground throughout the past decades. In this lesson, we will
                                                        deal strictly with the melody of Moondance so that we will be
                                                        able to play or sing this song comfortably. In Moondance, we
                                                        get a blend of R&B, rock, country, and even a little bit of jazz.
                                                        So this song will give you a taste of a plethora of styles. Let's
                                                        get started.

Songs: Reading a   Moondance, for        Andrea Amos    In this lesson we are going to take a look at the chords used to
Lead Sheet         Piano: Chords                        accompany the melody of Moondance. This will allow you to
                                                        accompany yourself on the piano while you sing, or maybe
                                                        just play the tune with some friends. We will take a look at the
                                                        whole song including the intro, the A and B sections as well as
                                                        the tag. This will give you the tools to go out and start playing
                                                        some of your favorite tunes.

								
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