Good Musicians Know This Epic Ending Trick

Good Musicians Know This Epic Ending Trick



how are samples today I'm showing you my epic ending trick I'm gonna show it to you on happy birthday but it can be applied to a lot of different songs so here it is unhappy birthday you isn't that nice you can appreciate those cords and mess around with them but the basic idea is pretty simple so let me show you what's going on here and now I had to play all the way through happy birthday so that your ear was really expecting me to end on that see you really wanted to hear that see is very familiar and you know just all the harmony is set up to make you want to hear that final C border so once you've set up the listeners expectation for that very obvious ending to your piece what you do is you delay that ending by walking down you go you can go down two whole steps from your ending route so if you're going to end on a key on the C chord so go down two steps so you go down to a b-flat and then an a-flat all right now these three notes are gonna be the the key notes here so first is a flat so we're gonna build a major chord on top of that a flat so I'm gonna play it like this with my left hand a flat you a flat C D flat and a flat on my right hand now the next chord I just slide everything up a whole-step now if it's easy for you to just do with that one note at a time you can do it that way I think like to think about just going back to this root here so we've got a B flat and F the B flat to my right hand I have a D and F and AB a foot and then after those two you can finally get back to that you know that final chord that you were gonna get through the whole time but you're just delaying so that's a C G C G and C in this case for happy birthday I see so that's it that just delaying that gratification in this way it's Magna Carta magnificent sort of a cinematic quality that here this approaching your target by whole steps here it is one more time the i-it's so simple and yet so satisfying anyway I hope that helped you I'll see you next time

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