Left hand will be hard for those who have not had much chance playing the same note fast over and over again. Not many chords so right hand is not too bad – just playing the melody.
It does not hurt to play a simple carol in a beautiful and calm way. You feel strangely moved (it’s the open chords).
Apologies to the King of Rock and Roll! The triplets are tricky. See also my Queen’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love for bass line technique. Practise bass (left hand) first before attempting melody.
Just for fun, I am showing you how to give a classic tune a jazzy sound. You have to use chord substitutions. You can turn any song into a jazzy number. Even the Ramones at a pinch.
This piece from Disney’s Cinderella was played by Emily who has been learning for only 10 months. She is just 9 years old and she totally loves music and playing the piano. Here she is playing solo Here she is playing the same song as a duet with me.
Than previously recorded
A little complicated, many chord changes, chord substitutes and even change of key halfway. Quite a mathematical workout!
Feathers will fly
Muppet Show/Movie Theme Tune piano cover solo. I love this show and grew up with it! This is not too easy with small hands, as it’s all octaves. Quite a challenge.