The piano is one of the most fascinating string instruments, first and foremost because it allows you to play practically anything, and secondly because it’s an instrument that can be found in all shapes, sizes and styles! According to Artur Schnabel, renowned classical pianist, "the disadvantage of the piano is that every good note is between two bad ones.” But there is no need to fret, we are here to guide you with five backing tracks that will allow you to progress quickly!
A true hymn of love and peace, this John Lennon track has been lauded and one of the most beautiful song texts ever written. The piano score is so simple and pure it has the added benefit of being easy to play. A guaranteed perfect arrangement for anyone learning the piano!
Someone Like You
Undoubtedly one of the most famous titles from Adele, Someone Like You deals with a subject well known in the musical world: the sorrow that can accompany love. But dry your tears, playing this love ballade on the piano is not insurmountable and you’ve got the added benefit of working your right hand arpeggios!
Back To Black
Another title that speaks of lost love, (rest assured, our goal is not to pile on the sadness) and will help you to improve your piano skills. You’ll work on your rhythm with your right hand and can begin to understand the bass with your left. Here’s an opportunity to work on it with this video from our YouTube channel!
Let It Be
We’ve already listed one song from a Fab Four member and here is another from the British quartet. Let It Be is the eponymous title of the last Beatles album released in 1970. It is also one of the best-known from the group. At the time, the Beatles were on the verge of separation, and Paul McCartney was questioning the future alongside his bandmates. The track was penned after a dream that the left-handed bassist had of his mother, who died when he was just 14. In the dream, after posing multiple questions to his mum, she answered "Let it Be - it'll be okay." The words and the message that emerge are full of hope!
Comptine d’un autre été
From the soundtrack of the popular French film, Amélie Poulain, Comptine d'un autre été has become a classic in piano learning! This is the perfect piece to progress and desynchronize your right and left hands.
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