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2014 Piano & Pies Review

I’ve had quite an eventful first year here at Piano & Pies HQ including lots of content for the website. Below is a selection of 5 of my favourite posts that I have uploaded since my website started in January.

Sleepwalking – Bring Me The Horizon (Cover)

This was my first ever post to the site and my most popular Youtube video to date. It was a really fun video to make along with 3 close friends. Over the Christmas break we will hopefully be getting back together to record more songs for you to listen to on my site.Bowburn Photography

I love taking my camera out and taking pictures, and this blogpost has a few of my favourite captures of the year. I hope you like them.

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Abandon Window – Jon Hopkins (Piano Tutorial)

Another popular video of mine is this piano tutorial of a brilliant song by Jon Hopkins, an amazing artist. I wanted to learn how to play the song but couldn’t find any good tutorial videos online so I decided to make my own. I have two other tutorial videos, ‘Laura’ by Bat For Lashes, and ‘Farewell To The Fairground’ by White Lies.
Make You Feel My Love – Adele/Bob Dylan (Cover Featuring Lee-ann Gardner)

A great cover that myself and Lee-ann Gardner, a good friend of mine, recorded several months ago.
Seaham Soundscape (Original Composition)

Next up is an original composition I made for my Masters degree at Newcastle University. After my degree finished I decided to return to Seaham and record several video clips to show alongside the audio track.

Thanks for the support over the past year folks,


Laura – Bat For Lashes (Piano Tutorial)

Here is my piano tutorial for ‘Laura’ by Bat For Lashes. Its a lovely song that i’ve been listening to for quite a while now and I realised there weren’t any tutorials on Youtube for it so I gave it a go.

If you would like the sheet music that I mentioned in the video click on the link below.

Laura – Bat For Lashes

Thanks for watching folks,


Farewell To The Fairground – White Lies (Guitar Tutorial)

This is one of my favourite songs to play on the guitar. The riff at the start of the song is extremely catchy along with the rhythmic pattern of the chords played in the chorus.

I’ve searched on Youtube to find a good tutorial for this song and I couldn’t find one so I thought I’d give it a shot. If you have any further questions about the song or the guitar parts please feel free to get in touch here.


Do you have a song that you would like to learn, then leave a comment on my blog or on my Youtube channel.

Thanks for watching folks,


Abandon Window – Jon Hopkins (Piano Tutorial)

Here is my tutorial for Jon Hopkin’s track Abandon Window from him album Immunity. In the video lesson I run through everything you need to know in order to play the track. I have also provided the sheet music which you can find by clicking on the link below (Absolutely free!).


Abandon Window – Jon Hopkins (PDF)

If you have any recommendations on any future tutorial videos for piano or guitar please leave a comment below.

Thanks for watching,