Want to learn the piano? Here is the quickest and easiest way: http://tinyurl.com/feuerbussard-flowkey
This here is my personal in-depth piano tutorial for both beginners and advanced players.
Here are the tutorial parts (min:sec):
1) The 3 parts of the song – 00:13
2) The 4 major chords of the song – 01:19
3) first part – 01:29
4) second part – 05:46
5) third part – 07:48
6) all 3 parts of the song one after the other 10:27
7) when to use the sustain foot pedal – 11:31
8) dynamics/volume – 12:13
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In the New York live recording and the Making Of John plays the alternating rhythm pattern between the single C bass tone and chord tones E,G just with the right hand and with the left hand a one finger base or an octave bass, but it is is easier and better to learn it the way I show it in my video.
But it’s up to you of course.
John actually does not play the D with the right hands little finger during the little lick explained at 3:48.
Instead he plays the G with his left hands little finger.
D is a harmonic overtone of G that is why we hear a D allthough not played. I added the D especially for electric pianos wher the overtones of the G do not ring the D strings. At the end of the road it is your choice to play the D or not . If not, just play a G /C Base in the left hand instead of a C/C octave. Thanks to Lander Vervaet and John Lennon Fanatic for your input!
Remember that people love to sing this song, they just do not recall the lyrics by memory.
Print out the lyrics 5 or 10 times and bring them to the next invitation/party and play the song on the piano.
People will love to sing along. It is a great experience.
Enjoy playing it it like the original!
All The Best!