A brief analysis of Sam Smith’s ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’ for students, teachers, those who like pop music, and those who, like me, want to like it.
This brief and deliberately limited analysis focuses on the use of long appoggiaturas as a key theme of this piece. I’m sure there’s much more to be said about it; your comments are encouraged!
What could be more irritating to ‘classical’, ‘trained’ musicians than this week’s UK no.1? Not just its contrived harmony, lack of melodic development, predictable structure and toneless, computerised bleepy-bloopey-ness. No, real…… Read more “The musical genius of a UK No.1”