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Sam Hunt Body Like A Back Road Easy Piano Tutorial – How To Play

Welcome to this Sam Hunt Body Like A Back Road Easy Piano Tutorial created by yours truly, Mantius Cazaubon. Actually, there are three video tutorials on this page. They are all very easy and designed for beginners. You will learn how to play the melody of the song with your right hand as well as a very easy left hand part. If you are looking for an advanced tutorial for this song, the following tutorials are not for you.

The notes are also included in the videos for your convenience.

The first video is at regular speed, the second one is slower at 60% of the speed. In video 3, we take a look at the melody of the song only, to be played with the right hand.

Learn how to play Body Like A Back Road with the following easy piano tutorials for beginners.

Video 1 – Sam Hunt Body Like A Back Road Easy Piano Tutorial

 

Video 2 – Sam Hunt Body Like A Back Road Slow & Easy Piano Tutorial

 

Video 3 – Sam Hunt Body Like A Back Road Right Hand Only Slow & Easy Piano Tutorial

Thank you for learning how to play Body Like A Back Road by Sam Hunt with yours truly, Mantius Cazaubon. Keep learning, keep practicing and all the best.
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Selena Gomez and Kygo It Ain’t Me Easy Piano Tutorial – Notes

Welcome to another piano tutorial. In this one, you will learn how to play the song, It Ain’t Me by Selena Gomez and Kygo. There are three tutorials to choose from. In the first one, you will learn how to play the melody of the song as well as a very simple left hand part. This is great for the absolute beginner. In the second video, I present you with a slower version of this tutorial to make it easier for you. The third video is more challenging because you have to play more notes with the left hand.

It Ain’t Easy by Selena Gomez and Kygo is relatively easier to play/learn, especially because of the fact that it is in the key of C major which consists of white keys only. The notes for this song are included below for your convenience.

Video 1 – Selena Gomez and Kygo It Ain’t Me Easy Piano Tutorial (Notes)

Here’s video one.

 

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Selena Gomez and Kygo It Ain’t Me Easy Piano Notes

Use the video as a guide and play the following notes with your right hand.

Intro

C C E G E G
A F A G E G
A F A G E G
B G B C B G B

Verse 1

C C D E
D C A A F E E
D C A A F E E
E E E D D

G C C C D E
D C A A F E E
D C A A F E E
E E E D D

Pre-Chorus

E G A A G E
E E F F F E E
C D E F F F E E
E E E E D F

Chorus

B B B C F F F E E D C E D
B B B C F F F E E D C D
B B B C A C D C
C D E E E D D
C B B C F F F E E D C E D

Drop

E E C A
D D C F E E
D D C F E E
F E C E F E C
E E C A
D D C F E E
D D C F E E
F E C E F E C
E E C A
D D C F E E
D D C F E E
F E C E F E C
E E C A
D D C F E E
D D C F E E
F E C E F E C
E E C A
G E G

Verse 2

C C D E
D C A A F E E
D C A A F E E
E E E D D
C C D E
E D C A A A F E E
D C A A F E E
E E E E D F

Chorus

B B B C F F F E E D C E D
B B B C F F F E E D C D
B B B C A C D C
C D E E E D D
C B B C F F F E E D C E D

Drop

E E C A
F E E D
E E C A
F E E D
E E C A
F E E D
B B B C F F F E E D C E D
E E C A

D D C F E E
D D C F E E
F E C E F E C
E E C A
D D C F E E
D D C F E E
F E C E F E C
E E C A
D D C F E E
D D C F E E
F E C E F E C
E E C A
D D C F E E
D D C F E E
F E C E F E C
E E C A

D D C F E E
D D C F E E
F E C E F E C
E E C A
D D C F E E
D D C F E E
F E C E F E C
E E C A

Left Hand Notes – Selena Gomez and Kygo It Ain’t Me Easy Piano Tutorial

Use the video as a guide and play the following notes with your left hand.

A C F C F C G

A C F C F C G
A C F C F C G
A C F C F C G

F C G F C G
F C G G# A F C G

A C G F A C G
F C A G F C G
A C G F A C G
F C A G F C G
A C

A C F C F C G
A C F C F C G

F C G F C G
F C G G# A F C G
F C G F C G
F C G G# A F C G

A C G F A C G
F C A G F C G
A C G F A C G
F C A G F C G

A C G F A C G
F C A G F C G

Video 2 – Selena Gomez and Kygo It Ain’t Me Slow Easy Piano Tutorial (Notes)

Here’s video 2, a slower video to make it easier for you.

 

Video 3 – How To Play It Ain’t Me by Selena Gomez and Kygo – Piano Tutorial

Here’s video 3. In this one, you play more notes at a time with your left hand.

 

I hope you enjoyed learning how to play It Ain’t Me by Selena Gomez and Kygo. Thank you for learning with me, yours truly, Mantius Cazaubon.  To take your playing to the next level, learn about the Piano For All course here. All the best to you.

Bruno Mars That’s What I Like Easy Piano Tutorial – Notes – How To Play

In this tutorial, you will learn how to play the song, That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars on piano and keyboard. The first video shows you the notes for the melody of the song as well as an easy left hand part. The second video is more challenging because you have to play more notes with the left hand, sometimes three at a time. Then in another video, we take a look at a slower version of video 1; this should make it easier for you as a beginner. As we normally do in every piano tutorial, I have included the notes of the song below in text format.

Bruno Mars That’s What I Like Easy Piano Tutorial – Notes

So here’s video 1.

 

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Bruno Mars That’s What I Like Piano Notes

Use the video above as a guide and learn to play the following notes with your right hand.

Verse 1

Ab Bb Ab F F F F Db Ab
F F F F Db Bb
F F F F Db Bb
Bb F F F F Db Bb
Db F Db Db Bb Db Eb F Db Db Bb
Db Db Db Bb F Db Db Bb Db Eb F Db Db Bb

Ab Bb Ab F F F F Db Bb
F F F F Db Bb
F F F F Db Bb
F F F F F Db Bb
Db F Db Db Bb Db Db Eb
F Db Db Bb Db Db Bb Ab
F Db Db Bb Db Db Eb Eb
F Db Db Bb Db Db Bb

Pre-Chorus

Ab F F Db Db Ab
Ab Ab Ab Ab Eb Db Db
Ab Ab F F Db
Ab Ab Ab Ab Eb Db Db
F Ab F Db Eb Db F Ab F Db F Eb
Db Bb Bb Bb C Bb Ab Ab

Chorus

Ab Gb F Eb Db Bb F
Ab Gb F Eb Db Ab Eb
F F F F F Db Bb Eb Eb Db Bb Eb
F F F F F Db Bb Eb Eb Db Bb Eb
Ab Gb F Eb Db Bb F
Ab Gb F Eb Db Ab Eb
F F F F F Db Bb Eb Eb Db Bb Eb
F F F F F Db Bb Eb Eb Db Bb Eb

Verse 2

Ab Bb Ab F F F F F Ab
Eb F F F F Bb
F F F F F Ab
Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb F Db Bb F Bb
Db C Bb Bb Ab Ab Ab Ab F Bb F
Eb F Eb F Ab F Eb F Ab Bb Db Bb Ab F

F F F F Db Bb
F F F F Db Bb
F F F F F Db Bb
Db F F F F Db Bb Db Bb F
Db Bb F Db Bb F
Eb F F F F Eb Db Bb

Pre-Chorus

Ab F F Db Db Ab
Ab Ab Ab Ab Eb Db Db
Ab Ab F F Db
Ab Ab Ab Ab Eb Db Db
F Ab F Db Eb Db F Ab F Db F Eb
Db Bb Bb Bb C Bb Ab Ab

Chorus

Ab Gb F Eb Db Bb F
Ab Gb F Eb Db Ab Eb
F F F F F Db Bb Eb Eb Db Bb Eb
F F F F F Db Bb Eb Eb Db Bb Eb
Ab Gb F Eb Db Bb F
Ab Gb F Eb Db Ab Eb
F F F F F Db Bb Eb Eb Db Bb Eb
F F F F F Db Bb Eb Eb Db Bb Eb

Bridge

Ab Db Eb F Gb Ab Ab
Eb F Ab Bb Eb Db F Ab Bb Eb Db
Ab Ab Ab Gb Gb Gb F F F
Eb Db Eb Db Eb Eb Gb F
Bb Bb Bb Bb C Bb Ab Ab Bb
A Bb C C Bb Db
Bb Bb Bb Bb Bb Bb Bb Ab Ab Bb
Ab Bb Db Bb Db

Chorus

Ab Gb F Eb Db Bb F
Ab Gb F Eb Db Ab Eb
F F F F F Db Bb Eb Eb Db Bb Eb
F F F F F Db Bb Eb Eb Db Bb Eb
Ab Gb F Eb Db Bb F
Ab Gb F Eb Db Ab Eb
F F F F F Db Bb Eb Eb Db Bb Eb
F F F F F Db Bb Eb Eb Db Bb Eb

Left Hand Notes (Bruno Mars That’ What I Like Easy Piano Tutorial)

Use the video as a guide and learn to play the following notes with your left hand.

Intro

Eb

Verse 1

Eb Ab F Bb
Eb Ab F Bb

Pre-Chorus

Eb F Ab Gb Eb F Bb Ab F

Chorus

Eb Ab F Bb
Eb Ab F Bb Ab Gb F

Verse 2

Eb Ab F Bb
Eb Ab F Bb

Pre-Chorus

Eb F Ab Gb Eb F Bb Ab F

Chorus

Eb Ab F Bb
Eb Ab F Bb Ab Gb F

Bridge

Gb Eb F Bb
Gb Eb F Ab
Gb F F Bb
Eb Bb Ab F

Chorus

Eb Ab F Bb
Eb Ab F Bb Ab F

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Video 2: Bruno Mars That’s What I Like Piano Tutorial – Chords and Notes

 

How To Play That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars On Piano – Video 3 
Here’s a slower version of the first tutorial.

 

Thank you for learning with me, yours truly, Mantius Cazaubon. All the best.

How To Play Old MacDonald Had A Farm – Easy Piano Tutorial For Beginners – Notes

In this very easy piano tutorial for beginners, you will learn how to play the nursery rhyme, Old MacDonald Had A Farm. You will find three video tutorials below. In the first one, you will learn how to play the melody of Old MacDonald Had A Farm with your right hand. This is a great place to start learning. You can then move on to the second video where I include the left hand part as well. Or you can check out the third video which is much slower, to make things easier for the absolute beginner. The notes of this very easy nursery rhyme are included below.

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How To Play Old MacDonald Had A Farm – Easy Piano Tutorial For Beginners

Here’s the first video. Learn how to play the melody of this song with your right hand.

 

Old Mac Donald Had A Farm Right Hand Piano Notes

Play the following notes with your right hand.

C C C G A A G
E E D D C
G C C C G A A G
E E D D C
G G C C C
G G C C C
C C C C C C
C C C C C C
C C C G A A G
E E D D C

Old MacDonald Had A Farm – Both Hands

 

Left Hand Notes (Old Mac Donald Had A Farm Very Easy Piano Tutorial)

Play the following notes with your left hand. Use video 2 or 3 as a guide and play the following notes with the left hand.

C E F E C G C
C E F E C G C
C-G C-G C-G C-G
C E F E C G C

Slow & Easy Piano Tutorial

Here’s a slow version of this tutorial.

 

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The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – Something Just Like This Easy Piano Tutorial

Welcome to another piano tutorial. In this one, you will learn how to play the song, Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay. There are a few video tutorials to choose from. In the first one, you will learn how to play the melody of the song as well as a two notes at a time and three notes at a time left hand part. If you are new to the piano or you have very small hands, this one may present a challenge with the left hand part. In that case, there is another piano tutorial where the left hand part is played note by note (one at a time). I top this up with a slower piano tutorial to make it easier for you to learn the song. The notes are all listed below.

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The Chainsmokers and Coldplay Something Just Like This Piano Tutorial – How To Play

In this one, for the left hand part, you play two or three notes together.

 

Right Hand Notes (Melody) – Chainsmokers and Coldplay – Something Just Like This

Here are the notes for the melody of the song, to be played with your right hand. Use the video(s) as a guide.

B C# D C# B C# D

A D D D D D G
D D D E C# D
A D D D D G
D D D F# C# D
F# F# F# F# G
D F# E E F# F#
D D F# F# E E E E E E D D

D D F# A A A B
B B A A G F#
F# F# F# F# F# A A E
E E E E G F# F#
D F# A A A B
B B A A F#
D F# F# F# G G E
E E E G F# F#

D F# F# E E E D
D E F# D E F#
D E F# E E D
D E F# D E F#
B D F# F# E E E D
D E F# D E F#
D E F# E E D
D E F# D E F#

B D F# F# E E E D
B B C# C# C# D
D D D C# C# C# B
B B C# C# C# D
D F# F# E E E D
B B C# C# C# D
D D D C# C# C# B
B B C# C# C# D

A D D D D D G
D D D E C# D
A D D D D G
D D D F# C# D
D F# F# F# F# G
D F# E E F# F#
D F# F# E E E E E E D D

D D F# A A A B
B B A A G F#
F# F# F# F# F# A A E
E E E E G F# F#
D F# A A A B
B B A A F#
D F# F# F# G G E
E E E G F# F#

D F# F# E E E D
B B C# C# C# D
D D D C# C# C# B
B B C# C# C# D
D F# F# E E E D
B B C# C# C# D
D D D C# C# C# B
B B C# C# C# D
B D F# F# E E E D

The Chainsmokers and Coldplay Something Just Like This Easy Piano Tutorial

Here’s an easier tutorial. You play one note at a time with your left hand.

 

Left Hand – Chainsmokers and Coldplay Something Like This Piano Notes

Using the video(s) as a guide, play the following notes with your left hand.

G A B A G A B A
G A B A G A B A
G A B A G A B A
G A B A G A B A

This “G A B A G A B A” pattern keeps repeating.

You can also play the following patterns of notes with the left hand as shown in the first video on this page.

G-D A-E B-F# A-E G-D A-E B-F# A-E
G-D A-E B-F# A-E G-D A-E B-F# A-E
G-D A-E B-F# A-E G-D A-E B-F# A-E
G-D A-E B-F# A-E G-D A-E B-F# A-E

G-D-G A-E-A B-F#-B A-E-A G-D-G A-E-A B-F#-B A-E-A
G-D-G A-E-A B-F#-B A-E-A G-D-G A-E-A B-F#-B A-E-A
G-D-G A-E-A B-F#-B A-E-A G-D-G A-E-A B-F#-B A-E-A
G-D-G A-E-A B-F#-B A-E-A G-D-G A-E-A B-F#-B A-E-A

How To Play Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – Slow Easy Piano Tutorial

Here’s a slowed down version to make it easier for you.

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Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World Cover

So this morning, on the spur of the moment, I was about to go live on Facebook to do this very song, What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. Unfortunately, I kept getting a message that my connection was too slow to go live. Since I do not like wasting time, I decided why not hit record nonetheless and upload to Youtube instead. And this is exactly what I did.

Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World Cover

 

So here is What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong done by yours truly, Mantius Cazaubon without any planning whatsoever, in my own style. It’s not perfect but I hope you enjoy it. In the past, I wouldn’t post videos like this because I wanted everything to be perfect. But I have since given up on this need to be perfect. It kills productivity and cripples you. Music is a vibe and I just want to let this vibe flow out of me without unnecessary judgment. As musicians, we can be too hard on ourselves because we know that it can always be better.

This song was written by Bob Thiele (as “George Douglas”) and George David Weiss. What A Wonderful World was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967 as a single, which topped the pop charts in the UK.

Anyway, thanks for watching and listening to my Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World cover. Have a wonderful one!

“I see trees of green,
red roses too.
I see them bloom,
for me and you.
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world.”

Rihanna – Love On The Brain Easy Piano Tutorial – How To Play

In this tutorial, you will learn how to play the song, Love On The Brain by Rihanna. As usual, you will learn how to play the melody of the song with your right hand, as well as a simple one note at a time left hand part. This tutorial is for beginners. The first video tutorial is at regular speed, while lower down the page, you will find one at a slower tempo (60% of the speed). In addition to the videos, I have included all the notes of the melody as well as the left hand part below.

Rihanna Love On The Brain Easy Piano Tutorial

 

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Right Hand Notes

Here’s the melody. Use the video as a guide and play the following notes with your right hand.

B D G D B
B D G D B
C E A E C
C E A E C
E G B G E
E G B G E
D F# A F# D

D F# B A G B
G G A E E
F# G F# E G
E E D E D E F# B B A
B A G B A G B D G
D E G G A E E G
E F# G G F# E E
D E E D E F# B B A

B A G B A G B B B B B A G
A A A A A G E
E F# G A E E
E B A E E
E B A E E D
D E F# A A

B C C C C C C B
A A A B G G E
G B A G D
D G E D C
C B C B D G E

B A B A G G
E F# G A E E E G
D E G E E G E E G E E G
E E F# F# F# F# E D
Bb A Bb A G G E

E F# G A E E E
D E G E E G E E G E E G
E E F# F# F# F# E D
B A B A G B D E
G F# G A E E
E A E D E A E
E F# G A E D
A A A A A A A
E G E G E A E E D E D E D
G G A B A A G A A
B B A G E D
A A A A E G A A
G A B B B B B B G G
A A A A A E E
E F# G A E E
E B A E E
E B A E E D G

B C C C C C C B
A A A B C B A G
D D B A G A
D G E D C C B C B D G E

Bb A Bb A G G
E F# G A E E E G
D E G E E G E E G E E G
E E F# F# E F# E D
Bb A Bb A G E A E D
E F# G A E E E B
D E G E E G E E G E E G
E E F# F# E F# E D
Bb A Bb A G B D E

Left Hand Notes – Rihanna Love On The Brain Easy Piano Tutorial

Use the video as a guide and play the following notes with your left hand.

G G A A E E D D

G G A A E E D D
G G A A E E D D
G G A A E E D D

F C G G F C D D

G G A A E E D D
G G A A E E D D
G G A A E E D D

G G A A E E D D
G G A A E E D D

F C G G F C D D

G G A A E E D D
G G A A E E D D
G

Rihanna – Love On The Brain Slow Right Hand Easy Tutorial – How To Play

This video shows the melody only. Learn how to play the melody of the song with your right hand.

 

Rihanna Love On The Brain Slow Easy Piano Tutorial

Here’s a slower version of this tutorial.

 

I hope you had fun learning how to play this beautiful song. Practice makes perfect, so keep working at it. To take your playing to the next level, learn about the Piano For All course here. All the best.

Katy Perry Chained To The Rhythm Easy Piano Tutorial – How To Play

In this easy piano tutorial, you will learn how to play the song, Chained To The Rhythm by Katy Perry. This tutorial is for beginners as well as anyone who wants to learn the melody of the song. You will learn how to play the melody with your right hand and an easy left hand part. I have made one video at regular speed and another at a slower tempo for your convenience. The notes are all included below.

Start by watching the video(s). Here’s video 1.

Katy Perry Chained To The Rhythm Easy Piano Tutorial For Beginners

 

Verse 1

E G A E
C B A G E D D
C B A G E D D C E D D
C E E E E E E E E G E G E
C E E E E E E E E G E G E
G A E
C B A G E D D
E E C B A G E D D C E D D
C E E E E E E E E G E G E
C E E E E E E E E G E G E

Pre-Chorus

G E C D D C D E E
C D B B

Chorus

A A A E E E A A
A A A E E E A A G A
A A A F F F A A
A A A A A F F F A A G
A A F F A A
A F F A A
G E E E G G G
E G G G E G G C B A G A

A A A E E E A A
A A A E E E A A G A
A A A F F F A A
A A A A A F F F A A G
A A F F A A
A F F A A
G E E E G G G
E G G G E G G C B A G A

Verse 2

E G A E
E C B A G E D D
E C B A G E D D C E D D
C E E E E E E E E G E G E
C E E E E E E E E G E G E

Pre-Chorus

G E C D D C D E E
C D B B

Chorus

A A A E E E A A
A A A E E E A A G
A A A A F F F A A
A A A A A F F F A A
G A A F F A A
A F F A A
G E E E G G G
E G G G E G G C B A G A

A A A E E E A A
A A A E E E A A G
A A A A F F F A A
A A A A A F F F A A
G A A F F A A
A F F A A
G E E E G G G
E G G G E G G C B A G A

Skip Marley Part

A A A A A A
A A A A A A A A A A
A A A A A A A A A
B B B B B B B A E
A E E G E E D
C D E E G F E
C E E G F E D
G A A A A A A A A A A A A E A
G A A A A A A E D

Chorus

A A A E E E A A
A A A E E E A A G
A A A A F F F A A
A A A A A F F F A A
G A A F F A A
A F F A A
G E E E G G G
E G G G E G

Outro

C D E D D C C
C D E D D C C
C D E D D C C
C D E D D C D E

Left Hand Notes

Use the video as a guide and play the following notes with your left hand.

Verse 1

A A D D F F C E
A A D D F F C E

Bridge

F D C A E

Chorus

A A A A D D D D
F F F F C C E E
A A A A D D D D
F F F F C C E E

Verse 2

A A D D F F C E

Bridge

F D C A E

Chorus

A A A A D D D D
F F F F C C E E
A A A A D D D D
F F F F C C E E

Skip Marley Part

D E F G A G
D E F G A G

Chorus

A A A A D D D D
F F F F C C E E

Outro

A A A A D D D D
F F F F C C E

Here’s video 2. This one is at a slower tempo to make it easier for you.

Katy Perry Chained To The Rhythm Slow Easy Piano Tutorial For Beginners

 

I hope you enjoyed learning how to play Chained To The Rhythm by Katy Perry. Thank you so much for learning with me, yours truly, Mantius Cazaubon.  To take your playing to the next level, learn about the Piano For All course here. All the best to you.

How To Play Scars To Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara – Slow Easy Piano Tutorial – Notes

In this tutorial, you will learn how to play the song, Scars To Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara. This tutorial is for beginners or anyone who wants to learn the melody of this song. You will learn how to play the melody with your right hand, as well as a very easy, one note at a time left hand part. There’s a tutorial at regular speed and another at a slower tempo to make it easier for you. I have included videos, as well as the notes in text format.

As a beginner, you may be happy to know that it’s all white keys. This means that the song is in the key of C and it makes everything very easy.

Here’s video 1 at the regular speed.

Alessia Cara Scars To Your Beautiful Easy Piano Tutorial 

 

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Alessia Cara Scars To Your Beautiful Piano Notes – Right Hand

Here’s the melody. Use the video as a guide and play the following notes with your right hand.

Verse 1

G E E D C
D E E G E
E E D G E
E E D G A
E E D G E D
C E D G E D C
F E D C D A

G G F E
E E E G E
E E E E E E A C
E E E E E G
E G E E F E D C E
C F E D C E
C F E D C E C
C D E D C C D

Chorus

E G A G A G A B A G E
E E E G A G A A B A G E
G C G G C A G A G A B A G E
E E E G A G A
F E E G A G A G

E G A B A G E
E D E G A B A G E
G C G G C A G A G A B A G E
E E E G A G A
F E E G A G A G

Verse 2

G E E D C
C D E G E
D E G E E D E
E E D G A
A G A A A G A A B A G E
A A A A A A A G
A A A A A A B A G
G D E E
G A C A A G
G A A G A B A G
G A A G A A G A G A G
C A B A G
E G G E F E F E
C C F E D E D
E E E E F F E D E D
G A B C B C B G

Chorus

E G A G A G A B A G E
E E E G A G A A B A G E
G C G G C A G A G A B A G E
E E E G A G A
F E E G A G A G

E G A B A G E
E D E G A B A G E
G C G G C A G A G A B A G E
E E E G A G A
F E E G A G A G

Bridge

A A A A A A A B G A
A A A A A A A B G A
A A A A A A A B A G
A A A A A A A B A G
A A A A A A C G A
A A A A A A
E G A G A G E
E G A G A C D

Chorus

E G A G A G A B A G E
E E E G A G A A B A G E
G C G G C A G A G A B A G E
E E E G A G A
F E E G A G A G

E G A B A G E
E D E G A B A G E
G C G G C A G A G A B A G E
E E E G A G A
F E E G A G A G

How To Play Scars To Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara – Left Hand Notes

Use the video as a guide and play the following notes with your left hand.

Verse 1

F A F A G F A F
F A F A G F A F

Chorus

F F A A F F A G F F A A F F F

F F A A F F A G F F A A F F F

Verse 2

F A F A G F A F
F A F A G F A F

Chorus

F F A A F F A G F F A A F F F

F F A A F F A G F F A A F F F

Bridge

(Silent)

Chorus

F F A A F F A G F F A A F F F

F F A A F F A G F F A A F F F

Alessia Cara Scars To Your Beautiful Slow Easy Piano Tutorial

Here’s a slowed down version of this tutorial.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this Alesia Cara Scars To Your Beautiful easy piano tutorial. Thank you for learning with me, yours truly, Mantius Cazaubon. To take your playing to the next level, learn about the Piano For All course here. All the best!

Chord Inversions Explained – Root Position, First and Second Inversions

I will explain chord inversions to you. You will learn about chords in their root position as well as their first inversion and second inversion. We will also touch on 3rd inversions of seventh chords.

A subscriber on my Piano Keyboard Guide YouTube channel did not understand chord inversions and I started answering their question as a comment. My response was getting a bit lengthy and I decided to turn it into a blog post so that everyone can benefit. This allows me go into greater detail. I trust that you will benefit from this. Be sure to leave me a comment below so I know for sure that you’re with me. 🙂

To form the first or second inversion of a chord all you do is switch the notes around (invert them) and play these notes either higher or lower on your piano. For instance, the notes of the C major chord are C, E and G. In root position, this chord is played with the note, C as the lowest notes, E in the middle, and G as the highest note. Root position of the C major chord is C-E-G.

To form the first inversion of this chord, instead of C being your lowest note, you make it the highest note in the chord. Therefore, E becomes the lowest note, G is in the middle and C is played an octave higher. The C major chord in its first inversion is therefore, E-G-C.

You can invert this chord further and play the notes in the order, G-C-E. This is known as the second inversion of the C major chord. G is the lowest note, C is in the middle and E becomes the highest note.

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Chord inversions – C major chord on piano

What’s the point of chord inversions? Inversions help you move smoothly between chords. For instance, let’s say you play a C major chord whose notes are C, E and G, as we have seen. Let’s say you are playing a song and the C major chord is followed by an F major chord. Instead of shifting all your fingers and playing the F major chord in its root position (F-A-C), all you have to do is shift two fingers. All you have to do is leave your finger on the note, C, and play F and A. C-F-A is the second inversion of an F major chord.

Let’s take a look at another example. Let’s say you want to move from a G major chord to a C major chord. Let’s say you’re starting with a G major chord in its root position, G-B-D. Instead of having to move all your fingers and play the C major chord in its root position (C-E-G), all you do is leave your finger on G, and move two fingers, giving you G-C-E. G-C-E is the second inversion of the C major chord.

So a chord can be played with the notes in different orders, depending on the sound you intend to create, or to allow you to smoothly move from chord to chord in a chord progression. In other words, the fact that the notes of the C major chord (for example) are C, E and G, doesn’t mean that the notes are always played with C as the lowest note, E in the middle and G at the top. It can be C-E-G (root position), E-G-C (1st inversion) or G-C-E (2nd inversion).

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C major chord inversions

Let’s look at this another way, although it all points to the same thing. A major chord (for instance) is made up of a root, a third and a fifth. For instance in a C major chord, C is the root, E is the third and G is the fifth. In root position, the root is the lowest note. In its 1st inversion, the third is the lowest note. For the 2nd inversion, the 5th is the lowest note.

Any chord can be inverted. The chords we’ve looked at so far have all been major chords, but this can be done with any type of chord, whether minor, augmented, diminished, seventh, and so on. The more notes there are in a chord, the more inversions are possible. For example, the notes of the C dominant 7th chord are C, E, G and Bb. In root position, the notes of Cdom7 are C-E-G-Bb. In its 1st inversion, it’s E-G-Bb-C. In its 2nd inversion, it’s G-Bb-C-E. In its 3rd inversion, it’s Bb-C-E-G.

Here’s an example of a minor chord. The notes of the A minor chord are A, C and E. In root position, play A-C-E. In other words, A should be the lowest note in the chord, C is in the middle and E is your highest note. The 1st inversion of the A minor chord is C-E-A. The 2nd inversion of the A minor chord is E-A-C.

Root position means that you start the chord with its root note. The root is the note which corresponds to the letter name of the chord. In root position, the root is the lowest note in a chord.

Practice playing chords in their root position, first and second inversions. Start with major chords then move to minor chords. You can even practice them mentally, when you are away from the piano. After learning major and minor chords, you can move to other types of chords, like augmented, diminished, suspended, and extended chords. I take a look at lots of chords on this page. You can click on the major and minor chords in particular and learn how to play them in root position as well as 1st and 2nd inversions.

I trust that you’ve learned a lot. It was a pleasure explaining chord inversions to you. Please leave me a comment. My name is Mantius Cazaubon. All the best!