Piano Chords: One Moment in Time

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Are you familiar with the song 
One Moment in Time sung by
Whitney Houston? I placed a few 
videos of the song on YouTube
I wanted you to hear how rhythm 
software can help with practice. 
 
From time to time, I will be sharing easy songs 
for you to play for your enjoyment or for the
church. I may post them on Saturdays and call them 
"Simple Saturday"... we'll see. 
 
In my blog posts, I've talked a 
little about how chords make up 
chord progressions that produce 
songs. If you were to assign 
numbers to each tone of the 
scale, then that's how we get 
the I, IV, V chords in a 
progression. If you're a little rusty on your 
basic chords, then you might want to take a 
look at this music resource, Audio Chords 
 
 









 
 
So, to breakdown an easy song like One Moment 
in Time in the Key of C, you would need to know that 
the I chord is C. Counting up, you would find that
F is the IV chord, followed by G being the V chord.
It's easy to find the minor chords in this song, 
knowing with the assigned numbers to the notes of 
the scale that the ii chord is Dm and the vi is Am.
 
In the second video, I am playing these basic 
major and minor chords.
 
 
 
 
C = C/ E
F = CA/F
G = G/BD
C7 = EBb/G
Sometimes the F chord is played FA/F.
Am = AE/C
Dm = DA/F
 

For the ending, after you've played F/FAC, the right hand walks down
single notes are E,D, and C; finishing the song on a C chord, of course!
 
Chord Chart: Key of C
 
          C     F G
Each day I live I want to be
         G
A day to give the best of me
        C     C7     F
I'm only one but not alone
         G
My finest day is yet unknown
      G     C
I broke my heart for every gain
            G
To taste the sweet I faced the pain
         C                  F
I rise and fall yet through it all


           G
This must remains
 F/G   G  C       Am7
I want one moment in time
         Dm7   		             G7
When I'm more than I thought I could be
     F        G            C           Am7
When all of my dreams are a heart beat away
        Dm7   		      G7
And the answers are all up to me
  F/G G7 C             Am7
Give me one moment in time
         Dm7          G7
When I'm racing with destiny
F    G           C     Am7
Then in that one moment of time
       Dm7           F/G G7 C Am F/G
I will feel, I will feel eternity


              C
I've lived to be the very best
           G
I want it all, no time for less
              C                  F
I've laid the plans, now lay the chance
           G
Here in my hands


        F/G G  C        Am7
Give me one moment in time
         Dm7			     G7
When I'm more than I thought I could be
     F        G           C            Am7
When all of my dreams are a heart beat away
        Dm7 		      G7
And the answers are all up to me
   F/G G7             Am7
Give me one moment in time
         Dm7           G7 C Ab
When I'm racing with destiny
D    E       A    E        F#m
Then in that one moment of time
       Bm           E          A
I will feel, I will feel eternity


	Ab          C   Ab
You're a winner for lifetime
      			        G7sus4
If you seize that one moment in time
   G7     Ab
Make it shine
     Absus4 Ab Db     Bbm7
Give me one moment in time


	 Ebm7		   	     Ab7
When I'm more than I thought I could be
     Gb         Ab           Db        Bbm7
When all of my dreams are a heart beat away
        Ebm7                    Ab7
And the answers are all up to me
 Gb  Gb7  Db          Bbm7
Give me one moment in time
         Ebm7          Ab7 Gb Ab
When I'm racing with destiny
Gb   Ab           Db       Bbm7
Then in that one moment of time
      Ebm7          Gb  Ab7     Db Bbm7 Gb
I will be, I will be, I will be free
Ab7     Ab            Db
I will be, I will be free



 Download sheet music at:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/3498113/WhitneyHouston-OneMomentInTime-SheetMusic

           A
Each day I live I want to be
         E
A day to give the best of me
         A            D
I'm only one but not alone
          E
My finest day is yet unknown
           A
I broke my heart for every gain
             E
To taste the sweet I faced the pain
           A                   D
I rise and fall yet through it all


            E
This must remains
       A     E       F#m
I want one moment in time
         Bm   		             E
When I'm more than I thought I could be
      D        E            A     E    F#m
When all of my dreams are a heart beat away
        Bm   		      E
And the answers are all up to me
        A   E         F#m
Give me one moment in time
         Bm               E
When I'm racing with destiny
D    E           A   E     F#m
Then in that one moment of time
       Bm           E          A
I will feel, I will feel eternity


              A
I've lived to be the very best
           E
I want it all, no time for less
              A                  D
I've laid the plans, now lay the chance
           E
Here in my hands


        A      E       F#m
Give me one moment in time
         Bm			     E
When I'm more than I thought I could be
     D         E            A      E      F#m
When all of my dreams are a heart beat away
        Bm 		      E
And the answers are all up to me
        A   E         F#m
Give me one moment in time
         Bm               E
When I'm racing with destiny
D    E       A    E        F#m
Then in that one moment of time
       Bm           E          A
I will feel, I will feel eternity


F		A
You're a winner for lifetime
F       			E
If you seize that one moment in time
        F
Make it shine
     Bb     F         Gm
Give me one moment in time


	 Cm		   	     F
When I'm more than I thought I could be
     Cm         F           Bb     F     Gm
When all of my dreams are a heart beat away
        Cm                    F
And the answers are all up to me
        Bb  F          Gm
Give me one moment in time
         Cm               F
When I'm racing with destiny
Cm   F           Bb  F      Gm
Then in that one moment of time
      Cm          F             Bb  F  Gm
I will be, I will be, I will be free
F      Cm            Bb
I will be, I will be free
 
This is such a powerful song by Whitney. Once you get it down in a simple version, then learn it
then learn to play it in other keys that fit your voice range. 
 
If you would like to research more on the rhythm software, visit
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