Accompanying Blog Post For Video: “How to play ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ by U2 on the piano” We aim to represent all genres in our sheet music and video lessons here at Playground Sessions. Of course, some genres lend themselves more than others to a piano arrangement, so we lean towards some […]
Songs to Play on Piano
What better way to learn piano than by playing the songs you love most? Songs to Play on Piano is an exciting part of the Playground Sessions blog that helps you do just that!
Playground Sessions’ instructors update Songs to Play on Piano with detailed instruction around notable songs found in our song shop. Each post is a song from our song shop, handpicked by our instructors to help you learn piano faster. Expect plenty of detailed piano tips, techniques and lessons, along with some occasional music theory pointers. Keep checking back to learn more new songs on piano!
At least 80% of my students, regardless of age and skill, want to learn how to play “River Flows in You” by Yiruma on piano. I remember teaching about 25 students per week around the time “River Flows In You” hit the internet… At least 80% of my students — regardless of age and skill
If you’re into jazz, then I highly recommend learning how to play “So What” by Miles Davis on piano. I love all styles of music, but jazz has a special place in my heart. In fact my degree was in Jazz Piano Performance, so while I studied all styles, my main focus was on this
“Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding (of 50 Shades of Gray soundtrack fame) is a great pop ballad with a strong beat. There is a lot of repetition but there are subtle differences in phrases to ensure the repeats aren’t just copy/paste identical. The result is we have a great learning tool which
“Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran is one of my favorite songs to play in the Playground Sessions collection! Something about the groove and the left hand chord shapes. Ed Sheeran surprised me with this one, since his usual style up to that point was more of an acoustic guitar, singer-songwriter vibe. But ‘Shape of
“That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars is a triumphant jam from the master of funk himself! I always love when he’s got a new hit song out, because he’s so popular that everyone wants to learn how to play it, yet unlike some other kinds of pop music, his is usually very musical. So
Accompanying Blog Post For YouTube Video: “How to play ‘DEMONS’ by Imagine Dragons on the piano.” Hey Playground students! It’s Phil again, and today I want to write a bit about our lesson on “Demons” by Imagine Dragons. First off, in general Imagine Dragons’ songs are usually really fun to play because they rock out while remaining
Whether you’re a fan or not, I strongly recommend that you learn to play “I’ll Show You” by Justin Bieber on piano. I haven’t always been a Bieber fan myself. In fact, there was a time not too long ago when his voice annoyed me! But his recent album “Purpose” had some undeniably catchy and