“What Was I Made For?” – Billie Eilish

Below is the lesson for “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish.

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Learn a heartfelt fingerstyle take on a ballad featured in the motion picture Barbie. If you’ve seen the film, recall how this song is played during an emotional scene where Barbie meets the spirit of her creator, Ruth Handler. With our performance, we aim to express what she feels, and two ways we can elicit emotion through our playing are finesse and rubato.

Finesse refers to how we play the notes, while rubato adds expression through tempo alteration, specifically via speeding up or slowing down in sections.

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson

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