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Luan is quite the composer! We started with a short musical idea (motive) and experimented with repetition and sequence to build suspense throughout the piece. The backdrop of the pulsating string section and juxtoposed glockenspiel sets this piece up beautifully!
As well as taking piano lessons, Luan is also learning the guitar. So we took one of his guitar scores, learnt the various parts and layered them using just an iPad and his digital piano. The backbeat throughout the song was created by slapping/tapping an actual guitar! Top marks for creativity, Luan!
A delightly playful performance of Krump and Krash from Robots Can't Rhumba - pianobookclub.com.
Well played Gabby!
Shagun's inspired impromptu composition, 'Escape the Haunted Mansion'. Nice work Shagun!
David digs the blues so we learnt some kicking riffs and produced an arrangement of The Doors classic LA Woman. He also plays some electric guitar so learning how to translate tablature to the piano came in handy!
Here are some links to David's other arrangements.
Aditja has a keen sense of rhythm and melody. He recently learnt how to improvise over a jazzy progression using the pentatonic scale and we recorded the results in Garageband for iOS. Nice effort, Aditja!
Daniel has an ear for a good tune so covering the infectious chants of Justice Crew was an excellent choice! In these series of piano lessons, Daniel covered the basics of recording in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) environment. He also learnt about sound sculpting (synthesis) to create the white noise effect at 00:15 and 00:33. Nice work Daniel - the Crew would be well pleased with your effort!
A backing track cover of The Fray's, How to Save a Life. Beth learnt the key elements of this popular song and produced a fine arrangement.
Callum learnt all about Digital Audio and song arrangement by sequencing Thunderstruck (ACDC) in the Garageband for iOS app. Keep rocking Callum!
An instrumental cover of Middle (DJ Snake) using the Garageband for iOS app.
Raj sequenced this neat instrumental cover of 'Faded' (Alan Walker).
A sample of River Flows (Yurima), played on her 100-year-old upright piano. Beatifully played Ansu!
A cover of Twenty One Pilots hit song, "Heathens", by Elise. Listen out for the cool vocoder effect at 01:29!
A sweet remake of the Vamps hit, "Rest Your Love", by student Willow.