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Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Piano/Cello Cover)

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For this week’s video we decided to challenge ourselves. We picked a pop tune at the top of the charts — one that wouldn’t be an obvious candidate for an instrumental cover. “Rolling in the Deep” jumped out at us. The writers, Paul Epworth and Adele, described it as a “dark blues-y gospel disco tune.” What could be more challenging for a classically-trained cellist and pianist? We locked ourselves in the studio (ok, not literally) and began work on the introduction. It wasn’t working. The end.

Just kidding…:-)

The song came alive when we found a destined matchup in the melody from Gustav Holst’s classical piece “Jupiter”—a deep melody that rang out when layered on top of everything we were creating for this arrangement. To make a long studio-story short, it all came together after that. ALL sounds were created by acoustic & electric cellos (5 different cellos) and piano. By the time we were finished we had used 60 tracks.

Here’s a link to the VOCAL VERSION!

What song should we cover next? Leave a comment!

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Rolling in the Deep written by Paul Epworth and Adele

Instrumental arrangement written and produced by Steven Sharp Nelson, Al van der Beek, & Jon Schmidt

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Al van der Beek at ToyVan Studio

Video Produced by Paul Anderson, Tel Stewart, and Shaye Scott


About steveblizard

Steve Blizard commenced his financial planning career in 1988 from a background of life insurance broking, a field in which he still works. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Responsible Investment Association. His experience ranges from administration of Superannuation to advice regarding insurance, retirement, remuneration and investment planning. Steve is an accredited Remuneration Consultant, specialising in salary packaging. He is a columnist for the Swan Magazine and the WA Business News


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