Tag: arpeggio

  • A Harmonic Analysis of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”

    A Harmonic Analysis of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”

    Let’s revisit one of Radiohead’s most propulsive and intricately layered songs, to deconstruct all the elements at play and how they function.

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  • Learn to Rebuild the Spooky Arpeggiated Synth of Stranger Things

    Learn to Rebuild the Spooky Arpeggiated Synth of Stranger Things

    Just in time for Halloween, we show you how to recreate the spooky arpeggiated synth bass patch from the Stranger Things theme music. Try it out!

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  • How Successful Musicians Practice: Guitar, Bass, and Bows

    How Successful Musicians Practice: Guitar, Bass, and Bows

    Welcome to the second installment of How Successful Musicians Practice. If you’re just joining us now, take a minute to peruse the practice regimes of some seriously successful percussionists here. To recap, I see there being four kinds of practice goals a musician works towards over the course of their career: practicing to learn an instrument and gain […]

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  • How to Play Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” on Guitar

    Today we’re going to take a look at the guitar lead in on “Send My Love (To Your New Lover),” the third single off of Adele’s spectacular 2015 album, 25 (we also broke down her first single “Hello” on piano here). This is a great song and a fantastic riff, and it is a total blast […]

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  • 3 Common Broken Chord Patterns to Inspire Beginner Pianists

    3 Common Broken Chord Patterns to Inspire Beginner Pianists

    This video is an excerpt of our free course “Music Theory for Beginner Pianists.” The piano is an astounding instrument. It offers players the opportunity to experiment with a nearly endless range of textures, dynamics, and even timbres. Of course, being faced with all those options can be pretty overwhelming, especially for those who are […]

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  • How to Play Sweeping Arpeggios on Guitar

    How to Play Sweeping Arpeggios on Guitar

    By Claude Johnson “Sweep picking” is a technique where the guitarist plays single notes on consecutive strings with a “sweeping motion” of the pick. While simultaneously using the fret hand to produce a specific series of notes, usually an “arpeggio.” Both hands are essentially performing these motions in unison, to achieve the particular desired effect of […]

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