How To Play Single Ladies by Beyonce

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 I found a great article about Beyonce's Single Ladies song that I wanted to share with you!
Here's a bit of it:

"To start, let’s take a look at the groove. In pop music, there is almost always some kind of clap, snap, or snare on beats 2 and 4, also known as a back beat (read my post on back beat options here). “Single Ladies” breaks the mold, especially for a pop song, with claps on every 8th note, which gives the song an uptempo-feel. In fact, to me these claps give the song more of a “1 feel” rather than strictly 4/4, which would mean every quarter note is an equally strong beat. Normally only beats 1 and, to a lesser extent, 3, are considered strong beats. Strong and weak beats become important when understanding how melodies and chord changes affect perceived key signature or tonality. This “1 feel” theory is reinforced by the dancing in the music video, in which the choreography consists largely of Beyoncé jolting around on every beat."

Chord chart
1st Measure: B (no3), A-/C, G#+/3 (no+5), C (no3)
2nd Measure: B (no3), A (no3), Amaj7 (no3), A-6 (no3)

http://blog.fixyourmix.com/2009/single-ladies-by-beyonce-a-compositional-analysis/

View the first page of sheet music:
http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0070982&mnuid=WGXF3UFGJSRW4S6B4YN03Q9U9QC124K71JVS24K7&redir=yes



Chords: E, B, G, D, A in Key of E

Warmest Regards,
LadyD


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