Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Glee Is Back! Learn Songs From the Show On Your Keyboard

Season two of "Glee" premiered last week here in the US, which means it's time to join in with the club and start learning some of their show stopping numbers! For those not familiar with the show, "Glee" is a musical comedy-drama television series that follows the lives of members of a high school show choir (a modern glee club) called "New Directions". The show focuses on large musical numbers featuring Broadway style renditions of pop hits past and present. And we have everything you need at Yamaha MusicSoft to learn and play the songs from Glee at home with your Yamaha keyboard!

We're now offering some new and exciting sheet music for beginners and more intermediate players. Now you can add the songs from Glee to your practice routine or performance repertoire! Try some of our fully editable Glee MIDI files for a more interactive experience, and realize the full educational potential of your Yamaha keyboard!

Sheet Music Books

Glee E-Z Play Today #88
For beginners, we have the Glee edition of Hal Leonard's popular E-Z Play sheet music series. This book features the world famous big notation and simplified versions of 16 songs from Glee including "Imagine", "Lean On Me", and "Sweet Caroline"!

Glee: The Music Vol. 3 - The Showstoppers

This book included Easy Piano arrangements of 15 of the biggest songs from Glee! Songs include Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance", Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" and "The Safety Dance"; all at a beginner's skill level. This book is available in standard notation for the more advanced player.

Glee: The Music - Journey to Regionals
This book is the companion sheet music to the soundtrack from the Glee Season 1 Finale. You'll find piano, vocal, and guitar arrangements for Journey's "Don't Stop Believing", "Faithfully", and "Lovin, Touchin', Squeezin", as performed on the show!


MIDI Songs

You're The One That I Want
This classic duet from the musical Grease was revisited in the pilot episode of Glee! It's a perfect example of how Glee mixes contemporary pop hits with musical theatre standards!.

Bad Romance
The cast of Glee remixed one of Lady Gaga's biggest hits, and now you can remix it at home with your Yamaha keyboard! (See our article on remixing with MIDI here).

Rehab
Rehab is an awesome 60's soul throwback tune. The Glee kids made it their own, and now you can too!

Push It
One of the most memorable and funny performances from Glee was Salt-n-Pepa's "Push It" from their 1986 release "Hot, Cold, & Viscious". Rolling Stone lists "Push It" as #440 in the top 500 songs of all time, which makes it an essential Hip Hop track for your MIDI catalog.

Poison
Poison was sung by the all male acapella group "Acafellas" formed by the Glee club director Will Schuester in episode 3 of season 1. Try muting some tracks on this MIDI file to sing the various rhythm elements that make up this hip hop classic from Bel Biv Devoe.

- Drew

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