August 31, 2019 New song today: All Through The Night is a Welshsong sung to a tune that was first recorded in Edward Jones‘ Musical and Poetical Relics of the Welsh Bards (1784). The melody is also used in the hymn “Go My Children With My Blessing.” All Through The Night has been performed by many artists on Christmas albums, including Olivia Newton-John and Michael McDonald, who sang it as a duet on Newton-John’s 2007 album Christmas Wish.
August 29, 2019 After many years and much court action, Happy Birthday To You was ruled to be in the public domain only in recent years. And that is why they might now sing the actual Happy Birthday To You at your local restaurant. Here it is on Play Along Keys as well.
Are you an artist, indie or otherwise, with a song that you think your fans would enjoy in Play Along Keys? If your song is selected, there is no cost to you and you can display information about yourself or your schedule connected to your song. Play Along Keys has done this for the Jake Taylor Band, Sally DeFord Music and others.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your song if possible. You’ll receive further information,
Here’s an idea we’ve never seen in a music game before. A lot of people like four-part harmony, from hymns to barbershop quartets. So in our latest song, Finlandia (Jean Sibelius), you can choose which of the four parts to “play along” with! For those new to this, it could be your first chance to feel what it is like to participate in music performance doing some part other than the melody.
In four-part harmony, particularly with male and female singers, the parts are often called Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass (SATB). We follow this convention in offering the four “play along” parts. Please try them and have fun!
August 2, 2019 New Song Today: Flake made famous by Jack Johnson. A lot of people know this song, but some don’t know it by name. To refresh your memory, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fa_MLOQyMI
July 20, 2019 We have a new spiritual song today, Shepherd Lead.
We at Play Along Keys would like to include spiritual songs that are important to you from every faith and denomination. The good news is that many of these songs are in “public domain” or “creative commons”, including anything written or published before 1923. That means that Play Along Keys has the rights to include these songs, including music notation. So write to email@example.com or use the “Song Request” feature in “More” in the game. We may likely include it soon!
July 11, 2019 Oh, my darling! Oh, my darling! Oh, my darling Clementine!
July 10, 2019 New song today: Danny Boy (Irish traditional)
July 2, 2019 New song today: Against All Odds-Take A Look At Me Now, made famous by Phil Collins.
June 30, 2019: New song today: How To Save A Life made famous by The Fray