Thursday, August 10, 2017

Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

Level: Easy

One of the late Lan Campbell's most famous songs is a smooth steady number for a gentle Teeline workout. There are a couple of lines which are hard to catch and a few outlines which are easily confused which is why it's always a good idea to read back your transcription straight away to firm up any unclear or ambiguous outlines while they're still clear in your mind. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence

Level: Medium

Thanks to Teeline Tweets for suggesting this. There are some complicated lyrics here and some words you're unlikely to meet in any exam. There are also several words you almost certainly will. The lyrics are delivered clearly and at a suitable pace to make this a challenging but achievable song. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Prince - When doves cry

Level: Hard

Another legend lost in 2016! It's a quite hard to keep up with the energetic funk of this classic song from Prince but there are several common outlines and word groupings which transcribing these lyrics will certainly sharpen up.


Monday, March 14, 2016

Sister Sledge - Lost in music

Level: Hard

After an easy lead-in this disco classic gets pretty demanding but with plenty of word groupings and special outlines it's worth the practice. Thanks to Francesca Gillett for suggesting this one.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World

Level: Medium

In a memory of David Bowie. A short gentle-paced song with a few challenges.

Monday, October 19, 2015

No Doubt - Don't Speak

Level: medium

Thanks to new Musical Teeline fan Bridget Tanner for this suggestion. No Doubt's early hit goes at a steady pace with plenty of Teeline theory. The chorus races by but you have a few chances to nail it.


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Frank Sinatra - My Way

Level: Medium

To mark the centenary of Ol' Blue Eyes here's one of his classics. Smooth, clear and not too fast it's a good one to practise. There are a one or two tricky lines and it's quite a long song which is good for learning to stay focused.

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