Piano, Lesson Somewhere Over The Rainbow: Piano Lesson 🌈🎹
Player’S repertoire, in my humble opinion, and we’ve got an absolutely stunning arrangement of the song for you. So it’s not too challenging. There are some crazy jazzy chords in here, but uh we’ve kept it as simple as we can, and i would encourage you if you’ve got some sight rating skills and you know how to build chords. You’Ve played your scales in the key of d to give this song a try, even if it looks a little bit intimidating i’m gon na walk you through it step by step. Um it’s, definitely worth the extra work. If this feels like a little bit beyond your skill level, because it’s just such a beautiful song i’m, also gon na give you tips for how you can simplify this along the way. So here we go Music, so first things: first, we will figure out how to play the melody for the first four bars, because that feels like a natural sort of phrase of the song. So our first note will be d and it’s harmonized. So there is an a below it that’s, an interval of a fourth together. It sounds like that and then you’re gon na move your hand all the way up here and i’m gon na suggest. You use your two finger on a and your five finger on d and you could even practice this movement a little bit so one and three on a and d and two and four on a and d same notes different spot once you’re comfortable there.
You can move on so we’ve got f, sharp and c sharp. We know that because we are in the key of d, we have the f, sharp and z strap in our key signature. So you have to kind of keep an eye on that anytime. You play an f or a d: it’s sharp, so i’ve got f, sharp and d sharp i’m gon na hold on to this bottom note, i’m gon na play a b c sharp and you don’t have to hang on it’s shown as a dotted half note. But if you want to just release it that’s fine it’s up to you and then we move to f sharp nd. So one more time here we go when we move our head back down: we’re gon na play b and d with one and two and then we’re, going to move f, sharp to b here i’m going to slide my two finger down to f natural and i’m. Going to lift my hand and place it just everybody kind of goes down e and a, and this is kind of a fun moment because there’s a bit of a walk down. So if you can hang on to that, a use your thumb on the d, your two finger on the c sharp and your thumb on the c it’s, really pretty so all together here, two three: four one and two and three and four and one two and Three and four, and one and that’s where you’ll begin now, if you want to keep the left hand, super simple uh, you can just play the notes that match the chords above the melody and the treble clef.
So if you wanted to just sort of say: okay, well, that’s a d, so i’ll play d here and then we’ve got b, minor, seven, so i’m, just gon na play a b here: f, sharp! Okay! Here we go, you can absolutely get through the song. That way – and it will sound lovely here – you can walk down as well, so that’s, definitely something you can do if you want to keep it simple. If you want to put this together, you’re going to be playing d and f, sharp, b and f, sharp c sharp and a and then d and c it’s a bit of a stretch and then you’ve got a g and a g and an f sharp and An a and all together so practice the left hand on its own when you’re ready put it together and it’ll sound like this. So pretty, and then you can keep going so. We’Ve got a b, then b flat with a g and then a with an f sharp. This one’s really fun so you’re going to play a c natural with an a and an f sharp, and i like to use. If you can reach this because then your melody note of the g is right here, then d and e c, sharp d and then g b and e Music, f, sharp d and then d and g here’s a crazy moment. We’Ve got b flat, c sharp and e, but it’s gon na sound, so pretty when we put our hands together.
So take some time there. The left, hand’s gon na go g, f, sharp e g, then a and f sharp for two b and d sharp four. Two: this is an e major chord for two, a for two and then d and f, sharp for two and then e and b, a and g together we get Music, doesn’t sound, so juicy and lovely okay, so that’s, where we get those jazzy moments that just Make the song kind of come alive, so that’s the second line now you’re gon na repeat that and the second time through. So you go back to measure one when you get to measure five, six seven you’ll stop don’t. Do the first ending go to where it says two and measure nine so really two come measure nine and then you’re in the next section, which is great because the melody is really repetitive: we’ve got a and f sharp and then g and a and then f Sharp and b, twice there’s a crazy moment here, so once you’ve kind of established that first little bit, you can work on this next part and it’s, just kind of moving up and forth so d and g e, and a f, sharp and b g and c Sharp a so practice that a few times when you’re ready your left hand is going to be playing a fifth on d, so d and a moving all the way up here. So the five finger is replacing on the a and then we’ve got d and e, and then we have um an a major chord which is nice and easy, and then d d, sharp and then we’re going to create that same shape with our left hand.
Here on that fifth, this time i guess it’s not technically the same, the right hand played fourths the left, hand’s playing fifths, so e and b, f, sharp and c sharp g and d and a and e. So together, Music, you can start quiet, build some drama. One two three, four here’s that beautiful little walk up. I had to practice it a few times. I played it really well here, but only because i practiced this so expect that to be a little bit of a tricky spot and that’s okay and then it kind of repeats Music and here’s, where it changes so g sharp b. We repeat that sounds like a car siren e n c sharp d in c sharp. This sounds terrible right now. I promise it’ll sound better with those left hand, notes in there g and e and g and b and then we’re gon na kind of harmonize that, with a c sharp and e, so the left hand from measure of 15 will be f, sharp, b and d. Then we’ve got this crazy looking chord, so i always look for the most kind of like i chunk them out. So when i’m, looking at that chord shape i’m seeing the top half of it i’m, seeing a g and a b that’s really easy to visualize and the g is sharp and then below. That is an f but it’s natural. So you get that so you can play three two one, maybe or four two one um sounds again awful on its own and you might want to do this a few times and then we’ve got f and a we’ve got f natural and a flat so it’s, Like everything kind of scooches down, then the side lands really nicely on e b, a together and great news, because you’ve done this already.
This is a repeat of what we had earlier. We’Ve got a c natural here, g and b and here’s that pretty little walk down with the right hand, c Music, and you can hang on to that as long as you like, and that is somewhere over the rainbow. So i went through it quickly. You can pause the video as often as you need to to review all those little parts. You can use the practice along feature if you’d like to loop sections and repeat them to listen to make sure that you’re playing correctly from that perspective and when you’re ready, then you can add the finishing touches and the dynamics, and so this song, there’s it’s, just Such a beautiful kind of it has a natural story to it, so think about that, a little bit before you begin to play think about what the song might mean to you and then pull that into your performance. So take quiet moments. Build have loud moments create a bit of a storyline as you go through it, because that’ll make it really impactful. When you go to perform it and again lots and lots of hands separately, because the song it’s got some challenging chord shapes but it’s definitely worth the work so i’m gon na play the whole thing for you. I hope you enjoy practicing this comment below.