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Hey guys. I know we have several people on here who are into piano/guitar, etc. So I thought I'd make a thread for those looking to learn to play any of the new songs! I've been working on "Blame it on the Girls" and "Toy Boy." Is anyone interested? -Blame it on the Girls I've figured out for piano and guitar, the chord progression i've come up with is basically D7 (a little trouble with this one, but play D, E F# and A) , A major, D major, back to A major, then B minor. Then with the left hand just repetitively play E, A, D, C#, B along with the chords. This pretty much repeats throughout the song. For guitar I just used very simple A chords and stuff if anyone is interested, but I think we have mostly piano peeps on here. -Toy Boy is pretty simple, at least the way it was played live; like he said, it's mostly about the lyrics but so far seems to have been one of the favorites among the MFC. But the song basically repeats A Major, D Major, E Major the entire song. Super easy for anyone who is a beginner. I can obviously go into more detail if anyone is interested! I just love being able to recreate things for myself, makes me feel a little closer to Mika somehow, knowing that I could instrumentally accompany him.
He's a very talented singer-songwriter.. worth checking out. He defines himself as folk, but you can make up your own mind on that! His songs are very personal and honest, and the lyrics are so clever and intriguing. If you've seen the movie Shortbus, you'll recognise him as "Ceth, with a C" He doesn't have a record deal, and as a result his videos are made on his laptop, so it gives an intimate experience. You can listen to a selection of his songs at myspace.com/jaybrannan Also, his site, jaybrannan.com is brilliant. His bio is so cleverly written, and the FAQ section is well worth a read. He has intelligent and perhaps extreme opinions on the USA (he's from Texas), human emotion, feeling sad about the world we live in, and the gay issue (he's gay but doesn't want to be pigeon-holed as a "gay singer" and only perform at gay-themed events). Two of his songs are At First Sight and Can't Have It All http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AV5XzKjz2Y. Another thing I like about him is that, like Mika, when he's in another country he makes an effort with the language...in a slightly different way though - here you'll see him perform a gorgeous version of Celine Dion's Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore, and here he sings in Hebrew at his concert in Israel! Hope you enjoy XD