Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Teach Your Keyboard Some New Tricks With New Songs from Train, Shania Twain & More

Whether you use songs on your keyboard to learn to play, or use them as backing tracks for live performances, the main goal is making music and having fun. And that's what this week's new songs are all about. With Train's classic piano jam, "Drops of Jupiter" and the ultimate duet, "I Got You Babe", and more this week's new songs will have you playing along, singing along, and having fun along with your Yamaha keyboard in no time.

Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me) - Train

Thanks to their recent hit, "Hey, Soul Sister" you've probably been hearing Train's music quite a bit recently, but don't forget that their history of pop-rock hits goes back as far as 1999 and includes this top ten hit. Based around a strong piano line and a vocal melody that's both catchy and anthemic, this song will make a wonderful addition to any pop repertoire.

I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher

One of the best love song duets ever written, "I Got You Babe" is a must for any karaoke library. Along with timeless call and response vocals, the song also features a refreshingly varied instrumentation, including xylophone and clarinet.

Bring Me To Life - Evanescence

Since it's release in 2003, "Bring Me To Life" has become one of the most popular and recognizable modern rock songs of its era. With a delicate and ominous piano part offset by strings that soon gives way to a chorus of churning electric guitars, this song will give you a chance to endulge both your rock and roll urges and your darker, more introspective moods.

You're Still the One - Shania Twain

Before "You're Still the One", Shania Twain was already country star, but afterwards she was a global pop phenomenon. And it's easy to see why - "You're Still the One" blends a yearning melody and a sparkling pop arrangement with a country twang in a way that makes for an irresistible ballad.

- Doug