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New Song: All Right Now

Posted on January 21, 2020

Let’s play this iconic rock song! It’s a great example of musical space – throughout the song there are lots of sparse sections, with not much instrumentation. This leaves lots of room for individual elements to shine through, so you really hear every drum hit, guitar chord, bass note, and vocal line. Just goes to show you don’t need to play a lot of notes to make a hit song, just a few perfectly-placed hooks will do it.

“All Right Now”, made famous by Free, is now available in Yousician for Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, and Singing.

All Right Now for Guitar
by: James Neilson, Music Education Designer for Guitar

In the basic riff exercise (level 3) you’ll play a simplified version of the main riff (up until the guitar solo, when the rhythm guitar stops playing). It uses some basic power chords (A5 and D5), as well as a simple way to play a G5, with the open D-string and G-string. Have fun!

The full rhythm & lead exercise (level 9) includes the original guitar part, arranged for a single guitar (there are two slightly different rhythm guitars on the recording). The main riff uses some unusual chord voicings, so take your time to get used to them. The solo contains a couple of fast licks with short repeating patterns – this is a staple of rock guitar soloing, and worth mastering.

All Right Now for Ukulele
by: Joona Hasan, Music Education Designer for Ukulele

In the chord exercise (level 4) you’ll be playing alongside the authoritative guitar track of Paul Kossof. Notice that there’s no bass playing in the verses, so you have to really lock in with the drummer. An important thing to remember is that the rests are equally as important as the notes played!

All Right Now for Bass
by: Antti Halmetoja, Bass content specialist

In the basic bassline exercise (level 2) you’ll get to play along with this iconic rock song. There are many string skips to look out for – slow them down if needed.

The main bassline exercise (level 5) is almost like the full bassline version, only without some slides and a couple of high notes during the Interlude and Solo 2. When you master this one, it’s quite straightforward to move forward to learn the full bassline version.

The full bassline exercise (level 8) is the originally recorded bassline – there are lots of cool riffs to check out. The basslines in the Interlude and Solo 2 are very iconic, so focus on mastering them, and have fun!

All Right Now for Singing
by: Arttu Juntunen, Music Education Designer for Singing

This rock classic has an amazing vocal track, that provides a nice bit of challenge. You can start by just learning the melody first, as it has quite a lot of melismas and jumps. You can just hum it first and try to get every note right. As you start singing the song with lyrics, I recommend you pay special attention to breath support. The rock vocals sound powerful, but if you use too much pressure the melismas may sound a bit stiff and edgy. Try to use a minimal amount of air pressure so that you can still maintain a powerful sound. That will allow you to maintain the agility in your voice.