How do piano chords sound?

How to play familiar songs on the piano with just four chords

In the following video you can see how you can play these four chords in your left hand. Take 15-20 minutes to memorize them completely. The chord symbols in the notes will help you memorize the chords. After step one, you should be able to play these four chords completely by heart with your left hand without looking at the keys.

Practice the four basic chords in your left hand with this video until you can play them "blind"

Song example 1: Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry

If you can play the four basic chords with your left hand, you're half the battle. Now it's about playing the melody of well-known songs with your right hand. In the following video you can see how you can play a world-famous hit by Bob Marley along with the chords.

Tutorial: "No Woman No Cry" to play the four basic chords

Note: In this song we play each chord twice. The order is the same.

Song Example 2: Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On (Titanic Soundtrack)

This world-famous melody from the film "Titanic" can also be accompanied by the four basic chords. Amazing, isn't it? In the following video you will learn to play the melody of the song over the chords.

Tutorial: "My Heart Will Go On" to play the four basic chords

Song example 3: Alphaville - Forever Young

The chorus of this world hit from the 80s is also played with the same chord scheme. You can see how to do it in the following video.

Tutorial: "Forever Young" to play the four basic chords

Do you want to play more songs and learn more challenging chords?

Then try the flowkey app. Here you will not only find hundreds of songs that you can easily learn, but also courses on chord accompaniment, reading music, playing technique and more.