Mulat Na Mata (Typecast)

Artist: Typecast
Words and Music: Steve Frank Badiola
Album:
Release: 2019
Tempo: 75 BPM
Key: Db
Details: Ito ang unang Filipino o Tagalog na kanta ng Typecast. Actually parang hindi sila ang kumanta o hindi lang sanay ang aming tenga na makarinig ng gantong tugtugan mula sa kanila.

Maging ang lyrics na kanta ay kakaiba rin, kung dati tungkol sa pagksawi sa pag-ibig, o emotional tungkol sa relasyon ang kanilang kanta, ngayon makabayan na o siguro eto lang ung dating ng lyrics para amin, pero kung ganon nga, siguro dahil isinabay nila ito sa panahon ng eleksyon. Ang maganda sa kantang seasonal o napapanahon ay hindi nalalaos. Katulad ng mga Christmas Song ha laging parang bago tuwing pasko. Marahil sa pagiging malapit ng Typecast sa Kamikazee ng mga nakaraang buwan matapos ang hiatus ng Kamikazee, napagisipan nilang gumawa ng ganto napapanahong awitin. Noong 2013, nag release ang Kamikazee ng kantang pinamagatang “Kunwari” na patungkol sa eleksyon. Sa kanta ito kasama nila ang gitarista ng Wolfgang, Manuel Legarda, Gloc-9 at Biboy Garcia. Sa totoo lang randam ko ang Wolfgang sa bagong kantang ito ng Typecast.

May kakaiba nga lyrics mula sa karaniwang tugtugna ng typecast, ganon parin naman sila magsulat kung lalim at husay ng pag susulat ng kanta ang babasihan. So kung tutusin natin overall Typecast parin, maging sa mga maliliit na detalye ng pagtugtug nila, ramdam parin ang kanilang tugtugan.

Pagdating naman sa kanta, madali lang tugtugin ang Mulat na Mata, kailangan mo lang pakinggan ito ng paulit ulit sa umpisa at pakiramdaman ang tamang pagpapalit ng chords dahil mabilis ito hindi tulad ng 4-bar chord progression ng ibang kanta nila.

Nirerecomenda ko na mag simula sa intro, kapain ang tamang strumming at palit ng chords dahil halos ang buong verse ay meron ganong timing maliban sa chorus na babagal ang pagpapalit ng chords.

Overall madali lang tugutgin, nakakangalay nga lang sa kamay kung acoustic ang gamit mo dahil nasa Db ang key nito. Para sa madaling paraan, maarin rin tugutgin ito gamit ang power chords tulad kung paano ang ibang kanta ng Typecast tinutugtug. Continue reading Mulat Na Mata (Typecast)

Whole Heart (Hold Me Now) by Hillsong

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music:  Joel Houston & Aodhan King
Album: As You Find Me
Release: 2019
Details: The song is easy to play once you listen to it a couple of times. When I used to learn the chords, I noticed that there was a part that I really don’t need to play the entire chords. Just of for the intro, we can play an E for the entire bar and let the lead guitar play his part. But if you are going to play this song, with acoustic guitar, you should play the family chord of A or E-A-C#m-B so it will complete the harmony of the song.

In instrumental part, you need to play the intro part six times and for the seventh you need only to play E-A while the C#m and so on will proceed to chorus. See that the first chord in chorus is C#m. You can also listen to the song carefully to check the progress of the song. Also take note that Hillsong has different version so expect that there will be difference in how the song progress with verse, chorus etc. But regarding with the chords, they usually use the same chord progression so there is nothing to worry with the chords we indicated below. Continue reading Whole Heart (Hold Me Now) by Hillsong

As You Find Me (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music:  Joel Houston, Matt Crocker & Benjamin Hastings
Album: As You Find Me
Release: 2019
Details: There is a version of this song where you just need to play on D for the entire verse 1 and 2. Actually that was the version I used to based this song, but after checking the chord, I played with different version and discovered both versions. Either way  both songs are in the key of D so it is totally the same when it comes to chord progression.

About the song, it has a very powerful and inspiring message. In times we feel that we are alone, that we are helpless, we can think of, if Jesus sacrificed himself to save us, how can He will leave us now especially we already accepted his gift of salvation. From the very moment, we should claim and Jesus will help us, every time as there is nothing in this world or in heaven above that we can do to separate us from Him. Continue reading As You Find Me (Hillsong)

Another In The Fire (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston and Chris Davenport
Release: 2019
Key: C
Details: The song was taken from Daniel 3:24 where an angelic man protects three men in furnace. It was Jesus stand with us through the trials of life and from the lyrics of the songs, it emphasizes that there is always a grace, a help when our is under fire or trials.

Fire also signifies a refining tool to know our pure our heart to God. In case that our worth is being tested, there is always we can assure, that we are not alone that Jesus is always in our side, helping us through the trials.

In addition, the song serves as single hit of Hillsong for 2019. It was first recorded on November 2019 and was commercially released on May 15, 2019.

The song is also easy to play being in the key of C. The entire song has the same chords to play which is perfect for beginner who wish to play worship song.

Hillsong United also released an acoustic version of the song. This time Joel Houston took the lead vocal.

Intro
C–Am-F-C
Am-F-C

Verse 1
Am                                          F                         C
There’s a grace when the heart is under fire
Am                                              F                         C
Another way when the walls are closing in
Am                                       F
And when I look at the space between
                C
Where I used to be and this reckoning
Am                       F                 C
I know I will never be alone

Chorus 1
                                                   Am
There was another in the fire
             F                   C
Standing next to me
                                                Am
There was another in the waters
           F                        C
Holding back the seas
                                                     Am
And should I ever need reminding
      F                              C
Of how I’ve been set free
                                                        Am
There is a cross that bears the burden
                      F                    C
Where another died for me

Post-Chorus
                                                 Am-F-C
There is another in the fire

Am-F-C

Verse 2
Am                                                F                    C
All my debt left for dead beneath the waters
Am                              F                         C
I’m no longer a slave to my sin anymore
Am                                       F
And should I fall in the space between
                         C
What remains of me and this reckoning
Am                               F
Either way I won’t bow
                              C
To the things of this world
Am                             F                    C
And I know I will never be alone

Chorus 2
                                               Am
There is another in the fire
             F                    C
Standing next to me
                                           Am
There is another in the waters
                F               C
Holding back the seas
                                                    Am
And should I ever need reminding
            F                        C
What power set me free
                                                        Am
There is a grave that holds no body
                          F                         C
And now that power lives in me

Post Chorus 2
                                               Am-F-C
There is another in the fire oohh…
                                               Am-F-C
There is another in the fire oohh…
                                               Am-F-C
There is another in the fire oohh…
                                                 Am-F-C
There is another in the fire oohh…

Bridge
                        Am               F
I can see the light in the darkness
                  C                         G
As the darkness bows to Him
                           Am               F
I can hear the roar in the heavens
            C                                      G
As the space between wears thin
                         Am                              F
I can feel the ground shake beneath us
            C                               G
As the prison walls cave in
                                    Dm
Nothing stands between us
                                  F             -G
Nothing stands between us

Am-F-C

Verse 3
Am                            F
There is no other name
                                      C
But the name that is Jesus
Am                              F
He who was and still is
                                          C
And will be through it all
Am                                           F
So come what may in the space between
                      C
All the things unseen

And this reckoning
Am                              F               C
I know I will never be alone
Am                                        F             C
And I know I will never be alone

Chorus 3
                                                     Am
There’ll be another in the fire
         F                       C
Standing next to me
                                                Am
There’ll be another in the waters
         F                         C
Holding back the seas
                                                       Am
And should I ever need reminding
          F                                   C
How good You’ve been to me
                                                     Am
I’ll count the joy come every battle
                F                                           C
‘Cause I know that’s where You’ll be

*Repeat Bridge
*Repeat Chorus 3

Outro
                                                     Am
I’ll count the joy come every battle
                    F                                          C
‘Cause I know that’s where You’ll be
                                                     Am
I’ll count the joy come every battle
                    F                                          C
‘Cause I know that’s where You’ll be
                                                     Am
I’ll count the joy come every battle
                    F                                           C
‘Cause I know that’s where You’ll be
                                                     Am
I’ll count the joy come every battle
                    F                                         C
‘Cause I know that’s where You’ll be

Download: Lyrics and Chords in PDF

Kontrabida (Pricetagg ft. CLR) Review

Kung nag hahanap ka ng mga bagong tugtugin mula sa Rap Genre, maliban sa O.C. Dawgs’ Pauwi Na Ako o sa mga kanta ni Shanti Dope, may bago akong irerecommenda sa inyo.

Kung taga masid ka na ng Fliptop o ang kamakailan na Sunugan marahil hindi na bago sa iyo ang rapper na si Pricetagg.

Mula sa kanya ang bagong tugtug na gusto ko sanang ibahagi sa inyo. Kasama si CLR (pronounce as SEELAR), astig ung bago nilang kanta na Kontrabida mula sa album na Barcode. Siguro hindi lang din ako ang nahumaling sa kanta matapos mapakinggan ito dahil na feature na rin ito sa Wish 107.5 Bus ay meron narin mahigit isang milyong views sa ngayon.

Tamang tama ang pag release nito ni Pricetagg dahil narin sa napapanahong nyang hype mula sa laban nila ni Makagago. Actually kaya ko lang din na discover ang kanta dahil dun kahit na na subaybayan ko rin ang career ni Pricetagg sa Fliptop, hindi ako aware na malupit din pala sya sa musika. Continue reading Kontrabida (Pricetagg ft. CLR) Review

Pauwi Nako (O.C. Dawgs)

Artist: O.C. Dawgs / Exbattalion
Words and Music: O.C Dawgs
Release: 2018
Key: Gb
Details: Salamat sa Makagago vs Pricetagg na discover ko tong kanta na ito. Bandwagon nga kung bandwagon pero siguro kayo rin, bago nyo lang narinig itong kantang ito kahit na ang totoo nung 2018 pa ito na release ng O.C Dawgs (ganon din siguro ang Wish). Ano ang kinalaman ni Makagago? Ito ay matapos na idiss sa laban si Skusta Clee na may tulo, at napanood ko din ang video ni Zenaib patungkol kay Skusta Clee. Balik tayo sa kanta, maganda ang kanta ang mabilis kang mahuhumaling kahit na salit mo palang napakinggan. At tulad din sa mga kanta ng EX-B noon, nadala ni Skusta Clee ang buong kanta, bagay na bagay sa boses nya.

Actually madali lang tugtugin ang kanta gamit ang acoustic guitar dahil meron lang itong limang chords sa buong kanta. Medyo tricky nga lang ang mabilis na bagsak ng Db sa pag tapos ng bawat bar ganon pa man, habang pinakikingan mo ng ilang ulit, at dahil paulit ulit lang din naman ang chords sa buong kanta mabilis mo itong makakabisa. Isa pang challenging sa pag tugtug nito ay ang pagkakaron ng key sa Gb. Expect mo na nakakangalay ang pag tugtug dito. lalu pat ang buong kanta ay lagpas limang minuto. Ganon pa man practice lang ang kailangan. Hindi ko narin nilagyan ng chords ang mga verses dahil mas madali kung kakaibisaduhin ang takbo ng chords at makikita mo na ang lahat ay kusang babagsak sa beat ng kanta. Hindi mo na kailangan isipin kung ano ang chord sa specific na lyrics dahil susunod naman ang iyong kamay sa tugtug. Mas mabisa ito lalu na sa mga rap, ganto ko rin sinipara ang Nadarang dati. So tara. Continue reading Pauwi Nako (O.C. Dawgs)

Kahit Ayaw Mo Na (This Band)

Artist: This Band
Words and Music: Euwie Von Ceballos Loria
Album:
Release: 2018
Tempo: 125
Key: D
Details: Eto ay isa sa mga soundtrack mula sa pelikula ng 2018 na pinamagatang “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na”. Actually matagal ng na release ang kanta na ito subalit naka kuha lamang ito ng malakihang tagapakinig ng nagamit sa pelikula sa ilalim ng Viva Film label. Maganda ang rendition ng kanta. Ito iyong mga uri ng musika na agad mong ma appreciate at maLSS sa una palang na mapakingan. Siguro dahil ang melody ay tila may pagkakatulad sa ibang kanta. Una kong narinig ito sa kapatid ko habang nag aaral sya sa pag tugtug ng drums. Ang akala ko nga Christian song ang kinakanta nya mula sa lyrics na “tatakbo… sisingaw ang pangalan mo” kung hindi ako nagkakamali, meron Christian song na ganto. Pangalawa may pagkakahawig din ito sa Love Story ni Taylor Swift, ewan ko ba pero lagi kong minamali ang lyrics pag dun na sa “Bridge” at ang kinakata ko ay ang lyrics sa chorus ng love story. Pero syempre magkaiba iyon, siguro sa akin lang, tama sa akin lang. Continue reading Kahit Ayaw Mo Na (This Band)

Open Heaven / River Wild – 2015 Hillsong Album

This is the 24th live album from Hillsong Worship that has been released on October 16, 2015 under Hillsong Music, Capitol, Christian Music Group and Sparrow Records.

The album was recorded during their 2015 conference at Sydney  SuperDome from June 29 to July 3 2015.

In this album the classic vocalist of Hillsong returns including Reuben Morgan and Marty Sampson.

The album consists of 12 tracks plus 4 tracks for digital deluxe edition from their sister band Hillsong United and Hillsong Young & Free.

TitleWriterWorship LeaderLength
O Praise The Name (Anastasis)Benjamin Hastings, Marty Sampson, Dean UssherMarty Sampson5:29
Love On The LineBrooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood, Aryel MurphyAryel Murphy4:56
One ThingJoel Houston, Aodhan King, Dylan ThomasAodhan King6:13
Open Heaven (River Wild)Matt Crocker, Marty SampsonMatt Crocker, Hannah Hobbs7:29
TransfigurationAodhan King, Brooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood, Taya SmithTaya Smith5:36
What A SaviourChris Davenport, Joel HoustonJoel Houston6:57
Heart Like HeavenMatt Crocker, Joel HoustonJad Gillies7:28
Jesus I Need YouBrooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood, Reuben Morgan, Jarred RogersDavid Ware, Reuben Morgan4:59
Here With YouJOshua Grimmett, Johannes Shore, Jamie SnellTarryn Stokes4:20
In God We TrustBen Fielding, Reuben Morgan, Eric LiljeroAnnie Garratt, Ben Fielding4:01
FaithfulnessChris DavenportChris Davenport5:38
Never ForsakenChris Hastings, Hannah HobbsLaura Toggs4:36
Here Now (Madness)Michael Guy Chislett, Joel HoustonJoel Houston, Jad Gillies, Taya Smith6:55
RuleMatt Crocker, Joel Houston, Benjamin TennikoffJonathon Douglass4:13
This Is LivingJoel Davies, Aodhan KingAodhan King3:34
Pursue / All I Need Is YouHannah Hobbs, Aodhan King / Marty SampsonAodhan King, Tracy Pratt7:43

 

III – 2018 Hillsong Album

Have you ever wondered why there are so many Hillsong band representing Hillsong church. It is because the difference of music they want to share. Going back on how we acknowledge Hillsong Band as a contemporary christian music lead by Darlene Zschech you will say that what we are listening today is a totally different Hillsong. To make a difference from the brand and the music they are playing, they divided it into three (I don’t know if there more Hillsong band but this three are the most popular) such as Hillsong United, Hillsong Worship and Hillsong Young and Free. Among the three what signifies the original Hillsong is the Hillsong Worship or Hillsong Live before. This year they also released an album entitled There Is More. While Hillsong Young and Free is focus on disco based music or EDM. For me they are like Planetshakers and Soulfire Revolution. Though different Hillsong brand, one thing is for sure, Joel Houston, the son of senior and founding pastor of Hillsong Megachurch, is present on the three brand as main songwriter and lead vocals. Continue reading III – 2018 Hillsong Album

Empires – 2015 Hillsong Album

This is the fourth studio album from Hillsong United which has been released on May 26, 2015 under Hillsong Music, Capitol Christian Music Group, and Sparrow Records. Before the entire album released, on March 12, 2015, they launched the cover of Empires and promote the album with their hit single, “Touch The Sky” which has been aired on Today Show.

The album is consists of 12 tracks and received several top chart ranking from US, UK, Australia, Norway and etc.

TitleWriterWorship LeaderLength
Here Now (Madness)Joel Houston, Michael Guy ChislettJad Gillies7:22
Say the WordJoel HoustonTaya Smith4:24
Heart Like HeavenMatt Crocker, Joel HoustonJad Gillies6:29
Touch the SkyJoel Houston, Dylan Thomas, Guy ChislettTaya Smith4:22
Street Called MercyMatt Crocker, Joel HoustonJonathon Douglass, Taya Smith, Matt Crocker4:21
When I Lost My Heart to You (Hallelujah)Joel HoustonJoel Houston4:45
Even When It Hurts (Praise Song)Joel HoustonTaya Smith6:18
Prince of PeaceDylan, Thomas, Joel Houston, Matt CrockerJoel Houston, Jad Gillies5:56
EmpiresJoel Houston, Dylan Thomas, Chris Davenport, Ben TennikoffJad Gillies8:14
RuleMatt Crocker, Joel Houston, Ben TennikoffMatt Crocker4:12
CaptainBenjamin Hastings, Seth SimmonsTaya Smith5:31
Closer Than You KnowJoel Houston, Matt Crocker, Guy ChislettJoel Houston, Taya Smith9:30

In the album, what touched me most is the song “Even When It Hurts” It reflects my views in Christianity as well as it is really moving to listen on how Taya Smith sung this song. Though we can’t say that this song is better than the other since every worship songs or every songs praises or by any means that worship God is the best thing we can do in this world, maybe it is only me that I really like the song from lyrics and melody.

Even I’m working now with the newest album from Hillsong Young & Free, still got stuck on Even When It Hurts and still listening right now.

Closer Than You Know is also a catchy song. Actually I wrote this after I’ve done with all the song.Then I just remember a song from the album that I remember despite of listening dozens of songs everyday. If I can still remember it, it is great for me or satisfied my taste in music. In this album, what I said, Even When It Hurts and Closer Than You Know. Though I’m listening in random without knowing every title of the song currently playing, these two tracks still in the back of my mind.