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Good Beatles piano songs to learn?
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11 May 2013
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Which Beatles songs would be nice to learn on the piano that are not too difficult (started playing 2 months ago)? So far I've learnt bits of Let it Be, Hey Jude, In My Life, Here There And Everywhere and Imagine

Also how would I learn new songs on the piano besides watching youtube videos (youtube tutorials seem to be incomplete a lot of the time)?

11 May 2013
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There are a lot of Beatles piano books out there. And Hey Jude is pretty easy, you should try and learn the whole thing. It's fun.

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.
11 May 2013
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Paul's 1976 hit "Let Em In" (from the album Speed of Sound) is a fairly easy, and fun piano accompaniment.

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11 May 2013
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For No One is very easy and lovely to play and sing.

 

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12 May 2013
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There's a guy named Pianojohn113 on Youtube, he can help you learn some songs, majority of them are from the Beatles. He also makes tutorials for Elton John, Billy Joel, and Paul McCartney songs. Lately he added Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen to his tutorials. His tutorials are easy to follow because he annotates the notes as he plays them, and the notes and chords he plays are relatively the ones the original artists used.

If you want to learn songs other than using Youtube, either have to know your chords or develop a good ear but in the end you are going to need both.

A Day In The Life is relatively easy as some parts only change one note each chord, although the orchestral orgasm may be hard to play at first, but it gets fun later. I can't say what other songs are easy because I already had experience playing the piano before learning about the Beatles.

12 May 2013
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Best description of the orchestra swell, ever. 

 

Gerell said

A Day In The Life is relatively easy as some parts only change one note each chord, although the orchestral orgasm may be hard to play at first, but it gets fun later. I can't say what other songs are easy because I already had experience playing the piano before learning about the Beatles.

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.
12 May 2013
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Pretty much everything I wanted to suggest has been named already..hmm..

What about Golden Slumbers, or If I Fell?

13 May 2013
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TwoAfter908 said

Best description of the orchestra swell, ever. 

 

Gerell said

A Day In The Life is relatively easy as some parts only change one note each chord, although the orchestral orgasm may be hard to play at first, but it gets fun later. I can't say what other songs are easy because I already had experience playing the piano before learning about the Beatles.

I forgot to thank George Martin for that description. Golden Slumbers up to Carry That Weight will be fun to play but once you get to the guitar solo in You Never Give Me Your Money (plus that bass line) you will have a hard time.

13 May 2013
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Thanks for all the replies! I think I'll actually start with For No One since its one of my favourite songs. I'd love to invest in a piano book but I'm not very good at reading music so I'm not sure how much that will help me.

 

Edit: Also thanks Gerell, I looked up PianoJohn113 on Youtube and found that most of the songs that I'd like to play is in his channel!

15 May 2013
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"For No One" is a great song to play on piano. I have a version with the vocals isolated on my laptop that I play along with.

And Gerell...are you thanking George Martin for the amazing "orchestral orgasm" or did he actually describe it like that, too?

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.
15 May 2013
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He described it like that, and I am also thanking him 

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Martha My Dear is a bit difficult, but fun. I learned it from pianojohn! Great teacher..,

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I bought keyboards myself a few months ago, and I actually taught myself how to play Let it be by ear. I just figured out the chords by trying out random key combinations. It actually went fairly fast considering I never really had music lessons, except for playing the recorder but that doesn't really count. So I would say Let it be is an easy one as well.

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It's Wings, but Dear Friend is fun, and it's pretty much the same thing over and over once you get it down.

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