Below is the lesson for ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ by Mike Posner.
This arrangement contains elements of the original song and the hit remix version by Seeb. This song is big on syncopation, meaning we will be hitting notes ‘off’ the beat. Syncopation can be tricky at times, I recommend listening to 1 bar at a time (use the on-screen tab viewer and slow it down if needed) and singing it back. If you can sing it, you can play it.
One other thing to mention is embellishment. Feel free to take the chords or the muted notes and create your own rhythm or ‘hits’. The big thing to remember is to feel the beat and not be overly-worried about timing. If you listen to the original song, it’s a very emotionally driven tune. We can reflect this in our performance by incorporating dynamics into our playing. One way to do this is by speeding up or slowing down the tempo at times.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson