How To Play Happy Birthday To You – Easy Piano Tutorial For Beginners

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In this easy beginner’s piano tutorial, you will learn how to play the song, Happy Birthday To You. First of all, there is a tutorial that features the melody of the song as well as a simple left hand part where you play one note at a time. Then there’s another tutorial where you learn how to play the chords of this song as well as the melody. In video 3, you learn how to place chords for this song while you or someone else sings along. This is a very simple song to play and is great for beginners.

You can find the notes and chords of the song below. Start by watching the videos.

Video 1 – Happy Birthday To You Easy Piano Tutorial For Beginners

Here’s the first video where you learn how to play the melody and a simple left hand part. You can also learn how to play the right hand part only, if you’re an absolute beginner who wants to keep it simple for now. Later on you can add the left hand part; it is very easy.

Right Hand Notes:

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

C C D C F E
Happy birthday to you
C C D C G F
Happy birthday to you
C C C A F F E D
Happy birthday, happy birthday
B♭ B♭ A F G F
Happy birthday to you

Left Hand Notes – Happy Birthday To You Easy Piano Tutorial:

Watch the video and play these notes with your left hand while playing the melody with the right,

F C C F
F B♭ F C F

F                   C
Happy birthday to you
C                   F
Happy birthday to you
F                          B♭
Happy birthday, happy birthday
F            C    F
Happy birthday to you

Video 2 – How To Play Happy Birthday To You Piano Chords and Melody:

The chords are F major, C major and B♭ major. The notes of the F major chord are F, A and C. The notes of the C major chord are C, E and G. The notes of the B♭ major chord are B♭, D and F. I am playing inversions of the F major and B♭ major chords. In other words, for the F major chord, you can play C-F-A. For the B♭ major chord, play D-F-B♭. Learn basic piano chords here.

Play the following chords with your left hand while playing the melody.

F C C F
F B♭ F C F

F C
Happy birthday to you
C F
Happy birthday to you
F B♭
Happy birthday, happy birthday
F C F
Happy birthday to you

How To Play Happy Birthday To You (Key of C Major) Video 3:

In this tutorial, you will learn how to play chords for this song in the key of C major. The chords are C, F and G major.

Here are the chords for the song in the key of C major.
C G G C
C F C G C

C                  G
Happy birthday to you
G                  C
Happy birthday to you
C                           F
Happy birthday, happy birthday
C              G  C
Happy birthday to you

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