Our mini lesson this week features 4 well known songs, Peg O'
My Heart, Honey, Hi- Lilly- Hi-Low and You Were Meant For
The first song is "Peg
O' My Heart" which became a world- wide hit with the
Harmonicats version. Lowrey has their styling and if you
want to sound almost like their hit recording just go to
your Song Set Up feature and select" Peg O' My Heart". Play
the song as written. Use the automatic introduction and
Our second song is "Honey". "Honey"
is a great lilting ballad as well as a fun sing along. A
perfect party song. Your arrangement features "echo fills".
The "echo fills" can be played on the lower keyboard or the
upper keyboard. If you play these fills on the upper
keyboard play them one octave higher than written.
Our third song "Hi-
Lilly Hi-Low" is a nice melodic waltz. Play this song
smoothly. Try using your Big Band preset 1. Once again play
the melody one octave higher than written. Guitars in 3/4 is
a great orchestral background. If you want the Hollywood
movie style version use you 101 Strings in 3/4.
Our last song is "You
Were Meant For Me", This song can be played as a dance
ballad or as a CHA - CHA . First learn the song so you can
play it with ease. A great background is Smooth Foxtrot with
the Alter Style. Another is the Spots Of Ink.
To change this song into a CHA -CHA first select the CHA-CHA
orchestral style. Next notice all the whole notes and the
tied notes. When playing as a CHA -CHA play the whole notes
or tied notes for just one beat. Play the melody staccato in
this style except the last note. To create a strong CHA -CHA
style slightly increase the overall volume when you are not
playing the melody and you will hear the orchestral
background nice and strong.
All My Best Wishes,
P.S. Tell all your music friends about the May HOH.
My Best, Dennis