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We listen to what we enjoy, so the learning process of playing what we like becomes an enjoyable experience. It may seem like common sense that one would be more motivated when learning what one likes, but
P.B.E.S™ took this seriously.” – Founder of PBE
Today’s contemporary music consists of a wide range of music genres such as Pop, Rock, Metal, Jazz, Rap, Hip-hop, Electronica and countless subgenres. Whether it is Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, the Beatles, Jay Chou or Yiruma, learning music should never be daunting or tedious. The learning process should be nothing less than entertaining and engaging, whether it is oriented towards leisure or academic studies. It should be a natural process, accessible, pleasing and accelerated, especially for busy adults in today’s fast-paced and stressful society. Having fun is ideally the top priority and in order to do so, you need to play the songs that you like.
Quite importantly, P.B.E.S™ ensures that all the relevant and necessary details of study are taught and that the understanding of important music rudiments and proper musical techniques are not compromised whilst having fun. We deem it our responsibility to ensure that you are learning the right things and at the same time, you benefit greatly by having fun doing what you love.
Genres of Popular (Pop) Music
Modern English Pop Artiste examples: Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Charlie Puth, The chainsmokers, Miley Cyrus, Alan Walker, Demi Lovato, Onerepublic, Imagine Dragons, Justin Bieber
Modern Chinese Pop Artiste examples: Jay Chou, JJ Lin, Yoga Lin, Leehom Wang, Namewee, aMei, Jam Hsiao, Xiao Bing Chih, G.E.M., Mayday, Hebe Tien, Rainie Yang, Wen Yin Liang, Jason Zhang, Eric Zhou, Sodagreen
Classic English Pop Artiste examples: Beatles, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Queen, The Rolling stones, Billy Joel, Eagles, Europe, John Lennon, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen
Classic Chinese Pop Artiste examples: Teresa Teng, Sam Hui, Zhang Xiao Ying, Leslie Cheung, Alan Tam, Danny Chan, Wakin Chau, Anita Mui, Sally Yeh
J & K Pop Artiste examples: Hyorin, Jong Shin Yoon, Lee Soo-Young, Yoon Mi-rae, BoA, Younha, IU, SeungRi, JaeJoong, Eric Namm GD, Dean
Drama/Popular Movie/Anime OST examples: Descendants of the sun, Goblin, EKO next door, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, It’s Okay, that’s Love, Falling for innocence, Lala land, Pirates of the caribbean, Harry Potter, StarWars, Beauty & the Beast, Titanic, Frozen, Moana, Death Note, fma, Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, One punch man, Spirited Away, Naruto, attack on Titan, Darling in the franxx, Tokyo Ghoul
New age Artiste examples: Yiruma, Joe Hisashi, Yanni, David Lanz, Kevin Kern, Kitaro, Sinchikay, Secret Garden, Suzanne Ciani, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Jazz Artiste examples: Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Max Roach
Contemporary Worship Artiste examples: Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, Matt Redman, Don Moen, Cory Asbury, All Sons & Daughters, Sarah McMillan