ROCK & POP KEYBOARDS SESSIONS: 'IF I AIN'T GOT YOU', ALICIA KEYS - WITH ROSA ULLMAN
Watch session keyboards player Rosa Ullman give her take on 'If I Ain't Got You' by Alicia Keys. Alicia Keys has been a big inspiration for Rosa, encouraging her, as a learner, to practise techniques such as chords, inversions, and scales – all of which feature heavily in Keys’ songs. ‘If I Ain’t Got You’, in particular, was a ‘really great song for helping my playing mature’. ‘The piano plays a very important part’, Rosa tells us. ‘The triplet motif at the beginning and the end is really beautiful, and helps to express the emotion behind the song’.
Rosa Ullmann is a London-based keyboard player and composer. She’s supported a range of artists including Lady Gaga, Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, The Offspring, and The Gossip, and has played at some of the world’s biggest festivals including Wireless, Rock En Seine, Africa Express and Glastonbury.