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.
And also: 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!
Important: 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!