Piano Chords: Let It Be



Here I sit waiting for the arrival of Grandbaby #4...
There is a song that comes to my mind, Let It Be by The Beatles.


If you are a piano player who enjoys reading music notes, you can find free sheet music to 
this song at:
Piano Sheets


 While I was downloading the music, I started reading this short blurb:
"The Beatles were a pop and rock group from Liverpool, England formed in 1960. Primarily consisting of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals) throughout their career, The Beatles are recognised for leading the mid-1960s musical "British Invasion" into the United States. Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and roll and homegrown skiffle, the group explored genres ranging from Tin Pan Alley to psychedelic rock. Their clothes, styles, and statements made them trend-setters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. After the band broke up in 1970, all four members embarked upon solo careers.

The Beatles are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music, selling over a billion records internationally. In the
United Kingdom, The Beatles released more than 40 different singles, albums, and EPs that reached number one, earning more number one albums (15) than any other group in UK chart history. This commercial success was repeated in many other countries; their record company, EMI, estimated that by 1985 they had sold over one billion records worldwide. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, The Beatles have sold more albums in the United States than any other band. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked The Beatles number one on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. According to that same magazine, The Beatles' innovative music and cultural impact helped define the 1960s, and their influence on pop culture is still evident today. In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of top-selling Hot 100 artists to celebrate the chart's fiftieth anniversary; The Beatles reached #1 again."

If you are new to the piano and you are discovering chord progressions in the Key of C, 
this is a great Beatles song to practice with. So have fun!

The Beatles - Let It Be

       C              G                Am          F
When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me
C                   G            F C-Dm7-C
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
                     G            Am                   F
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me
C                   G             F  C-Dm7-C
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

       Am         G             F        C
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
                  G              F  C-Dm7-C
whisper words of wisdom, let it be

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be
For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
whisper words of wisdom, let it be

| F C Dm7 C | F   C   | G F C . | F  C  | G F C . |


Instrumental verse

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
whisper words of wisdom, let it be

And when the night is cloudy there is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow, let it be
I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
whisper words of wisdom, let it be

| F  C  | G F C . |
 
Here are the piano chords to the above chord chart:
 
C Major = CEG 
 
F Major 2nd inversion = CFA
 
G Major 1st inversion = BDG
 
A minor 1st inversion = CEA
 
 
 
Here is the song in the Key of G
 
intro: G  D  Em  C  G  D  C / / G

          G                     D                Em          C
          When I find myself in times of trouble mother Mary comes to me
          G                 D              C  / / G
          Speaking words of wisdom, let it be,
          G                 D               Em                C
          And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me
          G                 D              C  / / G
          Speaking words of wisdom, let it be,

                 Em         D          C          G         
          Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be
                          D             C     / / G
          Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

          G                     D              Em               C  
          And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree
          G             D                 C         
          There will be an answer, let it be  / / G
          G                     D              Em               C
          For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see
          G             D                 C
          There will be an answer, let it be  / / G  
                   Em        D           C         G
           Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be
                             D            C / / G
          There will be an answer, let it be
                   Em        D           C        G
          Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be
                             D            C / / G
          Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

          G  D Em  C  G  D C / / G
          Solo:(verse)
                  Em         D          C          G
          Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be
                            D             C / / G
          Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
           G                      D                       Em          C
          And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me
           G            D       C   /  /    G
          Shine until tomorrow, let it be
          G                  D              Em          C     
          I wake up to the sound of music mother Mary comes to me
            G                  D            C / / G
          Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
                  Em         D         C          G
          Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be
                             D             C / / G
          There will be an answer, let it be      Em          D          C          G
          Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be
             /     /    /    D            C / / G
          Whisper words of wisdom, let it be 
 
I enjoyed hearing this young man play Let It Be. 
Sometimes he sounds like Bruce Hornsby to me.
What do you think?


 And one more video to see where the chords fall with the lyrics:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=397Yj3Drj3I&feature=related 
 
One of the best sites that I would like to share with my readers who are beginners to 
chord progressions, please visit: Analyzing Progressions
 
Here is the cool chord wheel for starters, so head on over to the site when you have time.
Jim Fleser, Chord Wheel Author
Hope this helps. Next time we chat, hopefully I"ll be holding 
a new grandbaby!
All the best,

-- LadyD
 
"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King
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How to Play Always: Chords by Kirk Franklin

The Rebirth of Kirk FranklinImage via WikipediaHappy Sunday!

I want to thank all my readers who have stopped by this past week letting me know that they are beginners to the piano. Some have mentioned taking piano lessons for ten years or so. Many folks write about feeling frustrated with playing the piano with both hands. Please be patient with yourself. Then I receive letters from those who are hungry for reharmonization, phat chords and improvising techniques. I'm hoping to post more on these topics.


I thought I would keep Saturday/Sunday lessons for those requests I receive from church musicians, gospel fans and praise and worship team keyboard players. Keep in mind that many of you will be watching football games and probably check out this post during the week! lol


If you're familiar with the song Always by Kirk Franklin, then you probably can tell by ear that the song is in the Key of C and then it modulates to Db, then to the Key of D and then modulates again to the Key of Eb. Here's a breakdown of the chords:


Kirk Franklin


Kirk Franklin
Always
by Apostolic

These are the notes to the chords for the beginners in the group. God Bless
C2 - C/ C D E G
F2 - F/ G C F
D7 - D/ F# A# C F
G13 - G B/ F A E
G7 - G/ G B D F
Am7 - A/ G C E
E7 - E/ G# B D (add G)
Gm7 - G/ G Bb D F
Fmaj9 - F / A C E G
Em7 - E/ G B D
Dm7 - D/ A C D F
Fm6 - F/ C D Ab
Bbmaj7 - Bb/ A D F

Verse 1 and 2 are the same as far as chords are concerned. Here are the chords. (PLAY THE NOTES IN THE
BASS SEPARATELY)

C - G - D - E - D - G / C2
F - C - G -A - G / F2
C - G - D - E - D - G / C2
F - C - G -A - G / F2
*repeat

Verse 1
You know, I've had some-C - G - D - E - D - G / C2
Lonely Days - F - C - G -A - G / F2
I've made mistakes and - C - G - D - E - D - G / C2
had to pay - F - C - G -A - G / F2
I've had some friends that - C - G - D - E - D - G / C2
Walked away - F - C - G -A - G / F2
Just like mama told - E / C2
me - D/ D7 G / F G / G13

But there's someone who's - C - G - D - E - D - G / C2
Love is real - F - C - G -A - G / F2
Who cares about the - C - G - D - E - D - G / C2
Way I feel - F - C - G -A - G / F2
Every pain and - C - G - D - E - D - G / C2
Erase every stain. There's - F - C - G -A - G / F2
Peace when I call out your name - Bb/ Bb
(Filler)
G/ F
G/ G7

Chorus
Jesus, you're my - C - G - D - E - D - G / C2
everything - F - C - G -A - G / F2
The cross, you did that - C - G - D - E - D - G / C2
just for - F/ F2
me. So - E/ E 7 A/ Am7
what ever you - G/ Gm7
take me through. I - F/ Fmaj9
promise - E/ Em7
you I'll - A/ Am7
spend my always with you. - Dm7 G/ F

While he is talking.
C - G - D - E - D - G / C2
F - C - G -A - G / F2
C - G - D - E - D - G / C2
F - C - G -A - G / F2
*repeat for verse 2 & chorus

After the chorus the second time you will play these chords to lead you into the modulation.
A/ Am7
G# / E7 G# / E
G/ C
F#/ D
F/ Fm6
E/ C2
Bb/ Bbmaj7
G/ F
(transition chord)
Ab/ Gb
modulate to Db chorus (use the same chords in the chorus just go up a half step)

(transition chord) - from Db to D
(Bb,C,Db,Eb)
Spend my always - A/ Em7
with you - A/ A

Je - D/ D
sus E/ Em
you're my - F#/ D
every - G/ D
thing - G/ G
The cross - D/ D
you - D/ Em
did that - D/ D
just - G/ D
for me - F/ F#7
So - B/ Bm7
what ever you - A/ Am7
take me through. I - G/ Gmaj9
promise you I'll - F/ F#m7 B/ Bm7
spend my always with you. - E/ Em7

(G,A,B,D)
Spend my always with you - Bb/ Ab

Je - Eb/ Eb
sus F/ Fm
my whole - G/ Eb
life - Ab/ Eb
changed - Ab/ Ab
since - Eb/ Eb
that - Eb/ Fm
day I - Eb/ Eb
cried your - Ab/ Eb
name - G/ G7
For - C/ Cm7
every time you - Bb/ Bbm7
brought me through. I - Ab/ Abmaj9
promise you I'll - G/ Gm7 C/ Cm7
spend my always with you. -F/ Fm7 Bb/ Ab

Eb - Bb - F - G - F/ Eb2
Ab - Eb - Bb/ Ab2
Eb - Bb - F - G - F/ Eb2
spend - Ab/ Fm
my - Ab/ Eb
Al - Ab/ Fm
ways with you - Ab/ Eb
Eb - Bb - F - G - F/ Eb2
Ab - Eb - Bb/ Ab2
Eb - Bb - F - G - F/ Eb2
Ab/ Ab2(#4) Ab/ Ab2


If you have the time, stop by Earnest and Roline Ministries site:

http://www.earnestandroline.com/Music/Chords/always.html 

Also, you might want to order this music resource:
GospelKeys Ministry Musician

Always (Cover) credit: crazaywarrior92




Play Always in 4/4 time as a Moderate Ballad.
I love the ending arpeggio notes.
Eb/ Bb,Eb,F,G,F,Bb
Ab/Eb
Eb/BbDbEb 
Ab/AbBbCEb

Here are the Spanish lyrics and the chords to Always.

Intro.: C9 F C9 F C9 F C9 F/G 

C9                      F               C9                        F 
Dias solitários eu passei,     cometi erros e paguei 
C9                         F                   Em    Am     F#° 
Com amigos me decepcionei, me alertavam assim! 
C9                             F               C9                                   F                        C9 
Mas há alguém que ama a mim ,      se importa com o meu sentir, 
       Em        F                        Bb9           F/A        G9 
E a dor ele vem destruir, se clamo seu nome há paz. 
C9                      F 
    Jesus meu tesouro és 
C9                     F         G#°   Am  
tudo sofreu ali por mim 
            Am/G                   F                     Em Am 
Quais forem as minhas provações ? prometo sim! 
            F               G/B     C9 F C9 F/G 
Que sempre estarei em ti!         
C9                        F           C9                           F                   C9 
Ninguém me toca como tu,     se importa com o meu sentir, 
        Em                 F                       Em      Am       F#°       C9  
Pois finalmente achei alguém , que tem amor por mim , 
                                    F            C9                         F                C9 
Quando sem força eu me sentir,       tua vida fortalece a mim 
        Em                 F               Bb9            F/A 
Tua mão toca meu coração, levou minha dor  
             G            F/G             C9 
Meu pecado tambémmmmmmmm!! 
                     F 
Jesus meu tesouro és.... 
  

  C9                    F              C9 
Jesus mudou meu viver, 
                         F      G#°   Am 
Desde que eu o aceiteeeeeeei 
            Am/G                  F                     Em      Am 
Quais forem as minhas provações;- prometo sim! 
           F/G           G/B      Am 
Que sempre estarei em ti! 
Am - E/G# Em/G F#° F Em Am Bb9 F/G F#/G# C#9 

                      F#          C#9 
Jesus meu tesouro és 
                         F#   A°  Bbm 
Tudo sofreste ali por mim 
            Bbm/G#    C#9          F#7M             Fm     Bbm 
Quais forem as minhas provações;- prometo sim  
             F#/G#     G#/C   C#9 
Que sempre estarei em ti 
                       F#         C#9 
Jesus mudou meu viver...
( F#/G# G/A D ) 

D  Em  F#m  A  G7M 
Jesus meu tesouro és...
( G/A G#/A# D# ) 

D# Fm Gm Bb G#      D# 
Jesus mudou meu viver... 
 
Final: 
D# G#7M 4x 

If the chords are not clear to read, visit the guitar site at:
http://www.911tabs.com/link/?4435059

 As always, so nice to hear from you,
-- LadyD


"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King
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Learn to Play Heaven by Salvador

Latin Worship Band
When I think of Christian Latin artists, I immediately think of Salvador. Yes, there are many great, rhythm rocking bands and it's difficult to chose a favorite, so I won't. But I can tell you that the song Heaven sung by Salvador and written by Los Lonely Boys is loved by many. In fact, I used this particular song on one of my biker videos. Oh yes, I am on YouTube. Who isn't these day? lol This was one of my first attempts at uploading slides with music. I've learned a lot since then. Anyways, I love this song and I hope you enjoy learning the song as well.
 
 Here are the chords to Heaven:
       F#                G#m7                    F#         G#m7
Sa---ve me from this prison, Lord help me to get away
         F#                  G#m7                 F#        G#m7
Cause o--nly you can save me now from this misery
          F#                  G#m7                     F#m         
And I--ve been lost in my own place, and I’m getting’ weary (how far 
    G#m7
is heaven)
        F#                  G#m7              F#m                 
And I-- know that I need to change my ways of livin’ (how far is 
 G#m7
heaven)
                 F#                              
Lord can you tell me  (Prelude)
       F#                     G#m7               F#                 
I--’ve been locked up way too long In this crazy world (how far is 
 G#m7                            
heaven)
        F#                  G#m7               F#                  
And I-- just keep on prayin’ Lord Just keep on livin’ (how far is 
G#m7
heaven)
                     F#               G#m7 
Yeah Lord can you tell me (how far is heaven)
                            F#                 G#m7              
Cause I just got to know how far  (how far is heaven)
                       F#    G#m7                 
I just got to know how far        
(Solo)
   G#m7      Am7     Bbm7                     (-Emaj--Ebmin--Dbmaj--)
(Tu que estas en alto ciel—o, echame tu bendici---on)
          F#                    G#m7                     F#           
Cause I-- know there’s a better place Than this place I’m livin’ (how 
        G#m7
far is heaven)
        F#                    G#m7                   F# 
And I-- just got to have some faith and just keep on giving, (how far 
    G#m7
is heaven)
                      F#               G#m7         
Yeah Lord can you tell me (how far is heaven)
                            F#               G#m7                
Cause I just gotta know how far (how far is heaven)
                      F#               G#m7            
Yeah Lord can you tell me (how far is heaven)
                            F#     G#m7
Cause I just gotta know how far---
                       F#       G#m7
I just gotta know how far—
              F#       G#m7
Yeah hee—hee, hee 
Artist: Salvador
Copyright Credits: Written By: Los Lonely Boys Copyright: © Warner Bros
Many Latin tunes have a very simple harmony. In some cases only one or two chords. II-V progressions are very popular in salsa. As in most other II-V progressions, the seventh of the II chord resolves down a half-step to become the third of the V chord.  A montuno for a III-VI-II-V progression, you would play a C-7, F-7, Bb-7 Eb7.
Montunos can be played in tenths instead of octaves. In general, once you've started a montuno, you should not change it until a new section of the tune begins. Although the masters of the genre occasionally  alter the montuno in places, the importance of establishing a groove is paramount in Latin music, and changing the montuno breaks the groove. Remember, salsa is primarily dance music-you should play "in the pocket."
In a salsa band, each rhythm instrument-piano, bass, timbales, congas, bongos, cowbell-plays a different rhythm, and they all fit together nicely like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle. The bass player's pattern is called tumbao.
Most tumbaos  accent the fourth beat of each bar, reinforcing the conga drum pattern. A great way to practice is to play the bass line with your left hand while you play the the montuno with your right hand. You wouldn't really do this in real life but for practice this is an invaluable exercise.
If you can master it, you'll probably feel a lot more comfortable in a salsa rhythm section. You should "lock in" with the bass player as much as possible since the two of you (unless there is a guitarist0 are the only harmony instruments in the rhythm section.
I admit, this rhythm is extremely challenging. I watch YouTube videos over and over and practice hard at it. IT just doesn't come natural for me. How is it for you? Here's an exercise I've broken down in 4 measures for you piano players who like salsa music:
Measure 1 = C-7 and F-7


C/Bb (single notes played together), then EbF (together)
F/A    (single notes played together), then EbF (together)
Bb (single note l.h.), then Ab (single note r.h.)
Measure 2 = Bb-7 and Eb7


DbEb (together in r.h.)
Eb/G (single notes played together), then DbEb (together)
C (single note l.h.), then Bb (single note r.h.)
Measure 3 = C-7 and F_7
Same as measure 1


Measure 4 = Bb-7 and Eb7
Same as measure 2
The note that your left hand plays on the fourth beat of each bar anticipates the chord in the next bar, showing a montuno and a tumbao in the left hand on a I-IV-V-IV.


One dvd course that I recommend is: Salsa 101
Here's a sneak peek: Salsa Piano Sound


Wishing you all the best with your piano playing,
-- LadyD


"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King
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Let It Rise: Holland Davis

 I think I have played Let It Rise many times for various churches. In fact, I'm thinking I have sung Let It Rise with a couple of worship teams and have even used the cow bell (clanker) or whatever you call it. Overall, it is most effect. On the keys I have used an organ patch or a rhoades setting and I think it sounds great. Are you familiar with Holland Davis and any of his other wonderful songs? Perhaps you have a favorite of his. Hope you'll stop by and let me know.

Anyways, here's a midi of the song Let It Rise written by Mr. Holland Davis. I love the groove but especially the organ sound (B52 organ is hot). Moving the song up (modulating) sounds so pro, don't you think?


Midi



Here's the chord chart to Let It Rise (pretty easy even for beginners with very effective key change).



INTRO:  G C/G G C/G Em C

        G              G2 G            G2
Let the glory of the Lord rise among us
        G              G2 G            G2
Let the glory of the Lord rise among us
        C                C6 C            
Let the praises of the King rise among us
    C6 G
Let it rise

Let the songs of the Lord rise among us (2x)
Let the joy of the King rise among us
Let it rise

CHORUS:
D  G/B  C      G G2 G G2
Ohh,    Let it rise
D  G/B  C      G G2 G G2
Ohh,    Let it rise

BRIDGE SECTION:

       Em C           Em C
Let it rise,   Let it rise
       Am F
Let it rise

 
MODULATION:  G – A

        A
Let the glory of the Lord rise among us
        A
Let the glory of the Lord rise among us
        D
Let the praises of the King rise among us
       A
Let it rise

        A              A2 A            A2
Let the songs of the Lord rise among us (2x)
        D            D6 D
Let the joy of the King rise among us
    D6 A A2 A A2
Let it rise

ENDING:

E  A/C#  D      A A2 A A2
Ohh,     Let it rise
E  A/C#  D      A A2 A A2
Ohh,     Let it rise
E  A/C#  D      A A2 A
Ohh,     Let it rise
    A2 A A2 A
Let it rise

Artist: Holland Davis
Copyright Credits: Words and Music by Holland Davis @ 1997 Maranatha! Praise, Inc. CCLI # 2240585

Let It Rise



Eb9
Let the glory of the Lord, rise among us, let the glory of the Lord, 
rise among us.
        Ab9
Let the praises of the King rise among us,
       Eb9
Let it rise.

Let the songs of the Lord, rise among us, let the songs of the Lord, 
rise among us.
        Ab9
Let the joy of the King, rise among us,
       Eb9
Let it rise.

Bb   Eb   Ab         Eb9
Oh - oh - oh, let it rise.
Bb   Eb   Ab         Eb9
Oh - oh - oh, let it rise.

repeat above 1X more in Eb

key change to F

repeat above 1X more in F

Version 2:

        G 
Let the glory of the Lord, rise among us (Vocals in unison)
        G
Let the glory of the Lord, rise among us (Vocals in unison)
        C2         G
Let the praises of the King, rise among us, let it rise (Vocals in 
unison)

        G
Let the songs of the Lord, rise among us (Vocals in parts)
        G
Let the songs of the Lord, rise among us
        C2               G
Let the joy of the King, rise among us, let it rise

 D      C            G
Oh, oh, oh,  Let it rise
 D      C            G
Oh, oh, oh,  Let it rise

        G 
Let the glory of the Lord, rise among us 
        G
Let the glory of the Lord, rise among us 
        C2         G
Let the praises of the King, rise among us, let it rise 


 D      C            G
Oh, oh, oh,  Let it rise
 D      C            G
Oh, oh, oh,  Let it rise

           Em / / / /  C / / / /  
Let it Rise (Worship Leader Only)
           Em / / / /  C / / / /     Am / / / /  F
Let it Rise (Worship Leader Only)

(Key Change)  F G
        A
Let the glory of the Lord, rise among us
        A
Let the glory of the Lord, rise among us
        D2                                            A
Let the praises of the King, rise among us, let it rise


Oh Let It Rise (Worship Leader Only)

E       D            A
Oh, oh, oh,  Let it rise
E       D            A
Oh, oh, oh,  Let it rise


Let it rise

Let it rise

Version 3:
 E
1. Let the glo-ry of__ the Lord___ |
 E
rise a-mong___ us,% Let the
 E
glo-ry of___ the Lord____|
 E
rise a-mong___ us,% Let the
 A2
prais - es of__ the King____|
 A2     E
rise a-mong___ us,% let it rise___|

 E
2. Let the songs___ of__ the Lord___|
 E
rise a-mong___ us,% let the
 E
songs____ of____ the Lord___|
 E
rise a-mong___ us,% let the
 A2
joy_____ of___ the King____|
 A2     E
rise a-mong___ us,% let it rise___|
 Bsus
Oh,_____________
A2 E
let it rise.________|
 Bsus
Oh,_____________
A2 E
let it rise.________|

| = full pause
% = short pause 
Artist: Holland Davis
Copyright Credits: (c) 1997 Maranatha Music 
 
For more information on this cool guy, visit his website:
http://www.hollanddavis.com/Home.html 
 
Here's the dude that wrote the song. Sounds great with guitar:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGk1XfZCoXA 

But if you're looking for some tips on playing this song on the piano, here you go.

This guy really stylizes the song, if you know what I mean... good tutorial.






Happy Friday everyone. Have a great weekend and keep on playing!


-- LadyD

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King
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More John Legend Songs for Piano



A very popular song amongst my high school piano students is called Ordinary People by John Legend. I have posted this song a few times on my blog before:

ladydpiano.blogspot.com/2008/11/ordinary-people-john-legend.html
ladydpiano.blogspot.com/2008_11_01_archive.html

Also, you'll find a teaching video on the intro to John's song, Ordinary People at:
How To Play Ordinary People

 "John Legend is back with “Evolver”, his new album. It is his third studio opus to date and confirms the undiminished talent of the singer/pianist. Moreover it demonstrates the musician’s knack for inspired songwriting and his ability to come up with original melodies that sound fresh, new."
The above quote was taken from an article written by  Jean-Claude Elias. You can view more at:
 John Legend Really Evolving?


I came upon another interesting article written by John Legend himself. Here's a bit of it:

"I believe in freedom of speech, and you have every right to print what you want. But freedom of speech still comes with responsibilities and consequences. You are responsible for printing this cartoon, and I hope you experience some real consequences for it. I'm personally boycotting your paper and won't do any interviews with any of your reporters, and I encourage all of my colleagues in the entertainment business to do so as well. I implore your advertisers to seriously reconsider their business relationships with you as well."
For more reading on this article, go to:
 John Legend's Open Letter

 So, I thought it would be pretty cool if I shared a few more songs by this great artist with you. If you have a favorite John Legend song, feel free to leave me a comment and I'll look into your request.

One question I am frequently asked is how do I play a diminished chord? Or I would like to ask, what are the notes in a seventh chord? Recently I updated all of the Hear and Play music dvs and cds and course books from Jermaine Griggs that I highly endorse and recommend to you. You might want to check the list since we're going into the back-to-school season.

One of the first music resources that comes to my mind is Chords 101 and 102 Collection to help you with learning all your chords for the piano. That way when you see the chord charts that I post, you'll be familiar where your fingers go to grab that specific chord more quickly. That way, you'll be sure to enjoy your piano playing.  The neat thing is that it's an audio cd course so you will learn all the essential chords in all 12 keys.




Anyways, here are some more song requests. As always, it's great to hear from you.


* Piano Chords for We Just Don't Care


Intro
  Edim, Bdim, Edim, Bdim, Edim, 
Ddim, Ddim

Chorus
  Edim, Bdim, Edim, Bdim, Edim, 
Ddim, Ddim

Verse
  Edim, Bdim, Edim, Bdim, Edim, 
Ddim, Ddim
* Chords to Save Room


(verse chords)
Am7 Gmaj7
Am7 Gmaj7
Am7 Gmaj7
Cmaj7

Am7 Gmaj7
Am7 Gmaj7
Am7 Gmaj7
Cmaj7 B7
* Chord Chart to Refuge
Intro: 
C/E  F  G  F


Verse 1:
C         F
    I pray for better days to come
G/C                     F
    I pray that I would see the sun
C        F
    Cuz life is so burdensome
G/C                   F 
    When everyday's a rainy one
C                        F
    But suddenly there's no more clouds
G/C    F
    I believe without a doubt
C                       F
    That heaven sent an angel down
G/C                        F
    And then she turned my life around
C                 F
    You know and I know
G/C                     F
    Friends come and friends go
C                     F
    Storms rise and winds blow
G/C                 F
    But one thing I know for sure


Chorus:
          C/E     F    G
When it's cold outside
                     F
There's no need to worry cause
    C/E       F    G
I'm so warm inside
              F
You give me peace
         C/E        F    G
When the storm's outside
               F
Cause we're in love I know
      C/E  F     G
It'll be alright
               F
Alright it's alright

C/E  F  G  F
Oooh...

C/E  F  G  F
Oooh...


Verse 2:
C                           F
    Now peace is so hard to find
G/C                      F
    We're terrorized and victimized
C              F
    But when I close my eyes
G/C                     F
    And think of you to ease my mind
C                    F
    You take me to another place
G/C                           F
    There's no more war, just love and grace
C              F
    Baby you restore my faith
G/C                       F
    I know the struggle's not in vain
C                 F
    You know and I know
G/C                 F
    Through all the battles
C               F
    Baghdad to Israel
G/C                     F
    There's one thing I know for sure


Chorus:
          C/E     F    G
When it's cold outside
                     F
There's no need to worry cause
    C/E       F    G
I'm so warm inside
              F
You give me peace
         C/E        F    G
When the storm's outside
               F
Cause we're in love I know
      C/E  F     G
It'll be alright
               F
Alright it's alright


C/E                F
    Alright it's alright
G                  F
    Alright it's alright
C/E                F     G  F
    Alright it's alright


Chorus:
          C/E     F    G
When it's cold outside
                     F
There's no need to worry cause
    C/E       F    G
I'm so warm inside
              F
You give me peace
         C/E        F    G
When the storm's outside
               F
Cause we're in love I know
      C/E  F     G
It'll be alright
               F
Alright it's alright

(Keep playing the same chords)
Cuz you give me peace
In the middle of the storm
When it's cold you're keeping me warm
It's alright
It's alright
I'm never gonna leave
You give me what I need
It's alright, alright
That's it.. pretty much over and over.
 
* Chart to Everybody Knows 
Everybody Knows
John Legend

Intro:
Ab, Cm7, C#, Fm

Verse:
Ab                   Cm7                                Ab
It gets harder every day, but I can't seem to shake the pain
                                Cm7
I'm trying to find the words to say, please stay
Ab                       Cm7
It's written all over my face, I can't
C#
Function the same when you're not here
    Fm
I'm calling your name and no one's there
C#                 Eb_high                  Ab
And I hope one day you'll see nobody has it easy,
              Cm7                        C#
I still can't believe you found somebody new
                   Eb_high
But I wish you the best, I guess.

Chorus:
Ab               Cm7                       C#
'Cause everybody knows, that nobody really knows
               Fm       Eb_low
How to make it work or how to ease the hurt
Ab                 Cm7                    C#
We've heard it all before, that everybody knows
               Fm               Eb_low           Bbm   Fm
How to make it right, I wish we gave it one more try (try)
         Ab   Cm7
One more try (try)
         Bbm
One more try
                 Eb_low                   Ab
'Cause everybody knows, but nobody really knows

-Intro chords

Verse 2:
Ab                       Cm7                          Ab
I don’t care what people say, they’re probably lonely anyway
                        Cm7                 Ab
Baby don’t fill up your head, with he said, she said
                          Cm7
It seems like you just don’t know, (don’t know)
C#
The radios on, you tuning me out
    Fm
I’m trying to speak, you’re turning me down

C#                 Eb_high                  Ab
And I know one day you'll see nobody has it easy,
              Cm7                        C#
I still can't believe you found somebody new
                   Eb_high
But I wish you the best, I guess

Chorus:

Ab               Cm7                       C#
'Cause everybody knows, that nobody really knows
               Fm       Eb_low
How to make it work, or how to ease the hurt
Ab                 Cm7                    C#
We've heard it all before, that everybody knows
               Fm               Eb_low           Bbm   Fm
How to make it right, I wish we gave it one more try (try)
         Ab   Cm7
One more try  (try)
         Bbm
One more try
                 Eb_low                   Ab
'Cause everybody knows, but nobody really knows


Bridge:
Fm              Bbm
Oh I wish you'd understand
Bdim             Eb_high
Oh, just an ordinary man
Fm                  Bbm
Wish that we'd have known
Eb_high
Everybody knows, but nobody really knows
C#                       Eb_high             Ab
And I know one day you'll see, nobody has it easy
              Cm7                        C#
I still can't believe you found somebody new
               Eb_low
I wish you the best, I guess.

Chorus:
Ab               Cm7                       C#
'Cause everybody knows, that nobody really knows
               Fm       Eb_low
How to make it work, or how to ease the hurt
Ab                 Cm7                    C#
We've heard it all before, that everybody knows
               Fm               Eb_low           Bbm   Fm
How to make it right, I wish we gave it one more try (try)
         Ab   Cm7
One more try  (try)
         Bbm
One more try
                 Eb_low                   Ab
'Cause everybody knows, but nobody really knows
 All the best,
-- LadyD

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King
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Learn To Play You Do All Things Well: Chris Tomlin


You Do All Things Well is written by Chris Tomlin, John Michael Clement and Jesse Reeves.

It's written in the Key of A and these are the chords that I use. I want to thank Frank and Keith and so many other readers who have asked for music sheets and chords to worship songs. Many of you know that I do not send sheet music through the mail. I have used chord charts for many years and pull out the melody line by knowing my scales and chord progressions. 


You Do All Things Well is a beautiful worship song for church musicians to play. At the end of this lesson, I will try to break some of the chords down that you may not be familiar with. I hope you'll stop by and let me know what other Chris Tomlin songs you would like to play.

You can purchase the CD:
Arriving




You do all things well by Chris Tomlin


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cl-ge7pEDk

D  D2/F#  E     D  D2/F#  E

         D  D2/F#  E     D  D2/F#  E

Chorus:  A  E  Bm7

         E  A  E
 
         Bm7  A2/C#  D2  A2/C#  Bm7  E

Bridge:  F#m7  C#m7  Bm7  Dmaj7  E  F#m7

         C#m7  Bm7  E
Outro:  D2  D2/F#  E  D2  D2/F#  E

 ************************
Capo = 2nd fret 

Intro:
II: C  Em  D :II  

Verse 1:
                   C        Em D
Mountain maker 
              C            Em  D
Ocean tamer 
                      C    
Glimpses of You
    Em           D             
Burn in my eyes
                        C
The worship of heaven 
 Em              D
Fills up the skies 


Chorus:
                      G
You made it all 
                     D/F#
Said, "let there be"
                   Am7
And there was 
                    C
All that we see
                                  G 
The sound of Your voice
                                  D/F# 
The works of Your hands
               Am7               C 
You do all things well 
              Am7                 C
You do all things well 
               Am7                 C
You do all things well 


Verse 2:

             C     Em D
Star creator 
              C          Em  D
Wind breather 
                                      C
The strokes of Your beauty
                 Em                 D
Brushed through the clouds
                           C 
Light from the heavens 
          Em           D
Touching the ground 


(play chorus)


Bridge:
Em7      D                C
Imagination runs wild 
        Am7              G/B        C       D
And breathes the breath of life 
Em7           D
Across the fields 
                    C         Am7
Across the miles

(play chorus until you are finished and/or play the intro chords for 
awhile)
Artist: Chris Tomlin
Copyright Credits: Written By: Chris Tomlin, Michael John Clement and Jesse Reeves Copyright: © 2004 worshiptogether.com / sixsteps music Album: Arriving
 Chord Chart
*******************************
Here's another worship video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLoAsn7HNKA&feature=related


Intro is D,A, E, D, A, E listen to it its like 1 down stroke per chord..
then when you on the E begin to Sing

               D         E
Mountain maker
           D          E
Ocean tamer
                   D     
Glimpses of You
                 E
Burn in my eyes
                       D
The worship of heaven
                   E
Fills up the skies

Chorus
A
You made it all
                       E
Said, “let there be”
               D
And there was
                 E
All that we see
                            A
The sound of Your voice
                             E
The works of Your hands
            D             D/C/A
You do all things well
            D             D/C/A
You do all things well
       D                         E
You do all things well

         D           E
Star creator
           D           E
Wind breather
                                D   
The strokes of Your beauty
                               E
Brushed through the clouds
                      D
Light from the heavens
                   E
Touching the ground




Imagination runs wild

And breathes the breath of life
Across the fields
Across the miles 

Guitar Tabs 
**************************

 
CAPO 2

VERSE 1:
    C2    C2add5    D
 
    C2    C2add5    D

    C2    C2add5    D

    C2    C2add5    D


CHORUS:
    G        D
 
    C2                    Dsus    D

    G        D
 
        A7sus      G/B

        C2       G/B

        Am7      Dsus  D


VERSE 2:
       C2    C2add5    D

       C2    C2add5    D
 
       C2    C2add5    D
 
       C2    C2add5    D
 

 TO CHORUS...


BRIDGE:
Em7     D/B       C2

 C2/E                 D/F#  Em7
 
Em7         D/B  (D/A#) Am7    Am7(add G)   D


 TO CHORUS...


C2  x32030
C2add5  x32033
D/F#  200232
Dsus  200233
D/B  x20232
D/A#  x10232
G  320033
G/B  x20033
A7sus  x02030
Am7  x02010
Am7(add G) x02013
Em7  022030
Christian Guitar
********************

You Do All Things Well

Chris Tomlin

 DD2/F#EDD2/F#E
Chorus: A E Bm7

 EAEBm7A2/C#D2A2/C#Bm7E
Bridge: F#m7 C#m7 Bm7 Dmaj7 E F#m7

 C#m7Bm7E
Outro: D2 D2/F# E D2 D2/F# E

*****************
Here are the chords I play to this beautiful Christian Contemporary song by Chris Tomlin:


D = D/ADA

D2/F# = F#/ DEA

E = E/ BEG#


A = A/EAC#


Bm7 = B/DF#A


A2/C# = C#/ ABE


F#m7 = F#/ C#EA


C#m7 = C#/ EG#B


Dmaj7 = D/F#AC#

Have fun and God Bless.




"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King
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