All of Me by John Legend Piano Intro




Introduction: All of Me by John Legend Piano Intro

I learned how to play the intro on piano for All of Me by John Legend.

Step 1: Learn the Right Hand Notes

You will first start with learning the right hand notes. I am not a piano expert so I don't know chords, I just know the notes. It would be easier if you already knew which notes were which on the piano, I have pieces of tape with the notes on mine so it's easier to play.

1. First, start by learning the order of the notes. I'm starting with explaining the first half because it'll be easier to learn it in parts.Each chord you could say is repeated 3 times before you move on to the next note. It starts with C and F together 3x, then moves to C# and F together 3x, then C and D# together 3x, and then finally A# and D# 3x.

Note: If you already have the notes on your piano and you're wondering where the sharps are located, it's just the black key above whatever note of white key you want. So for example, if you want A#, just look for the A on the white keys and it will be the black key just slightly right and above it.

2. So now start by locating each note and practicing these four for now. So just keep playing each one 3 times until you've gotten the hang out of it.

3. Once you've gotten those down, you can learn the next half of the right hand notes.

Step 2: Learn the Right Hand Notes Continued

4. Now we learn the next half of the right hand notes. After you play A# and D# 3x, you move down to G# C and F together 3x, then to C# F and G# together 3x, then C D# G# together 3x, then lastly D# G A# 3x together.

Note: Again, each set of notes you repeat three times. For example you play G# C and F three times, then C# F G# three times etc.

5. Practice just these four sets of notes together until you've gotten the hang out of it.

6. Now, try putting all the right hand notes you learned together by combining each half you learned. So it should be C and F 3x, C# and F 3x, C and D# 3x, D# and A# 3x, C F and G# 3x, C# F and G# 3x, C D# and G# 3x, and finally D# G and A# 3x.

7. Keep practicing until you get the hang out it all in order, and together.

Step 3: Learn the Left Hand Notes

Now learning the left hand notes is actually pretty easy. The tricky part is playing the left hand notes in the right timing for the right hand notes. First, we'll just learn what the notes are.

1. The left hand notes are easier to learn because you just need one finger for each note, rather than two or three at the same time. The order for the left hand is F, C#, G#, D# x2. So you'll repeat that twice to go along with the right hand notes.

2. Practice just switching notes with the left hand, and get used to where they are because it'll be easier once you play both hands at the same time.

Step 4: Play Both Hands Together

Now is time to put both hands together. It's tricky at first to do both at the same time and in the right timing, but just keep practicing and you'll get it.

1. When you play C and F, you'll play the F on the left hand. You'll only play the F once and leave your finger on the note as you play the right hand the other two times.

2. Then you'll switch the left hand to C# for the C# and F and repeat what you just did before with the last note.

3. You'll then switch your left hand to the G# for C and D# for the right hand.

4. The left hand then goes to D# for A# and D#.

5, Then these left hand notes repeat in the same order for the next half.

6. So, C F G# goes with F on the left hand.

7. C# F G# goes with C# on the left hand.

8. C D# G# goes with G# on the left hand.

9. Then D G# A# goes with D# on the left hand.

10. Keep practicing all those together and you'll get it!

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    Good tutorial. If you want to make the videos easier for people to view, you can upload them to a site like YouTube, then embed them on the page using the Emebd Video tool in the step editor. Then people will be able to view the videos right on the page without having to download it.


    Reply 4 years ago

    Okay, thank you for the tip!