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Piano Covers, The Cha-Cha-Cha

Pop Piano Lessons, the Cha-Cha-Cha

This week, the Latin rhythm for our Pop Piano Cover is Cha-Cha-Cha, a Latin style.

Take the left hand and place the root of the chord on the first beat, then the 5th of the chord on the third followed by two further repetitions on the fourth beat, an octave apart. For the right hand, make sure that you place to quavers (eighth notes) on the second beat.

What if Jason Derulo was born in Cuba, would Love not War be a Cha-Cha-Cha?

Now, for a cover version, pick a melody that has lots of long held notes at the beginning of the bar, then you can get the quavers (eighth notes) in on the second beat. Love not War by Jason Derulo is perfect for this, especially in the chorus.

Love Not War Pop Piano Lesson

For Cha-Cha-Cha funkiness add the “Cha-Cha-Cha” rhythmic pattern at the ends of phrases. Finally, tie it all together with an introduction and coda (ending). If you use the same or similar material for each, this creates a good sense of structure. End with a very strong “Cha-Cha-Cha”.

Love Not War Piano Cover

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