For this series, I will be posting a new song every week from every imaginable style and genre. The only criteria is that I need to like it!
Anyone who grew up in Canada was inevitably steeped in the music of Gordon Lightfoot. His music was a staple of my CBC listening as a child and even though I might have rolled my eyes at it as a teen, it is something that I have grown to love as an adult. In my version, I try to reproduce his lauded finger-picking guitar style on the piano. Enjoy!
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How I create my piano arrangements
Sometimes I try to recreate the original recordings, like I do in this one. It requires that I take the time to figure out the chords (I usually just do this by ear). Once I have the chords done, I take some time to figure out the bass line and the hook. After that, it’s time to work out with the metronome to make sure I can really kick the groove right.