This is a rock song in the key of G-major. However, there are no F-sharps in this song, so I left the key signature empty. When I was writing this, I wanted to come up with a left hand part that would make the chorus really punchy. I eventually came up with this new syncopated rhythm in the left hand that I’ve never used before. Most of the sections are pretty easy. The chorus will take a little more practice to get both hands working together.
This may seem difficult at first, but it’s really not that hard (except maybe the ending.) It’s a fast, driving song in D-minor. The articulations (accents, staccatos, etc.) help give the piece it’s character. As always, don’t try to learn the song at “performance speed.” Slow down the tempo, get the notes learned, and then gradually speed it up. I’d love to see some performances of this, so post a YouTube video of you playing it and send me the link.
I wrote this song about 10 years ago and it’s one of my earliest compositions. It was originally written for acoustic guitar. This song has a lot of complicated rhythms. If you are having trouble reading these rhythms, listen to each section a few times and use the audio as a guide. Sometimes it’s faster to learn something “by ear” instead of trying to count it out.
This is a fast, jumpy song with a bunch of interesting rhythms. The right hand changes frequently between treble and bass clef, so watch out. The song is sort of in G-major, except it doesn’t have a lot of F#’s, so I left the key signature blank. The rhythms and hand coordination will take some extra practice, but the song is pretty impressive when played correctly.
This is one of the first songs I wrote when I went to college. I actually wrote this on an acoustic guitar, but it translates well to the piano. It’s a straightforward pop/rock song in the key of D-major. The bridge at measure 34 is probably the most challenging part. At measure 50, the left hand switches to treble clef and the right hand has an 8va dotted line above it which means, “play this up an octave.”