Vol.17 No.8

Learning New Songs: Three For The Road

Here you’ll find the information you need to play Kelly Clarkson’s “Already Gone,” Benny Blanco’s “Eastside” and Joshua Speers’ “Can I Fall In Love With a Broken Heart

National Standards: 2-7

“Already Gone” lyric video:

Things to focus on:

  • Find a comfortable key for your vocal range
  • Singular drums (kick drum and snare kit) can be replicated with household items
  • Strummed guitar or string sounds on a keyboard
  • Keyboard bass notes

“Eastside” lyric video:

Things to focus on:

  • Don’t worry too much about all the frills in the intro
  • Finger picked guitar will do just fine for the background
  • Hit a pencil (or other item) to a piece of wood for the subtle tapping sound
  • Use a keyboard with drum pads for the thump, bass drum-like sound

“Can I Fall In Love With a Broken Heart” lyric video:

Things to focus on:

  • Finger picked acoustic guitar and one vocal track
  • Three keyboard tracks and a bass track
  • No drums!