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Easy Song to Play on Piano

Learn to Play Stop Crying Your Heart Out by Oasis

Looking for a straightforward song to learn on the piano? Why not try playing Stop Crying Your Heart Out by Oasis? This beginner’s guide will help you master this iconic song in no time!

How to play this Beginner Song on Piano

  • 1 Right Hand: Just 4 Notes in D Major

  • 2 Left Hand: Just 4 notes again!

  • 3 Stylise with Piano Improvisation

Find the Right Key and Chords on Your Piano for Stop Crying Your Heart Out.

To start playing the chorus of Stop Crying Your Heart Out on piano, it’s important to first find the right key. We are going to use D Major. The main chords in this song are then D, A, Em, and G.

Learn the Basic Melody of the Song.

The first step to playing Stop Crying Your Heart Out on the piano is learning the main melody of the song. Although it may sound complex at first, once you break it down note by note, it will come naturally. Start by finding the notes D, E and F# and simply play these notes of the melody in a repeating pattern. Slip an A before them, then finish on a D and you have the first phrase.

1st Phrase: A D E F# D

2nd Phrase: A D E F# E

3rd Phrase: A D E F# E D

4th Phrase: A D E F# D

A Beginners Guide to 2 Hands on Piano

As for the chorus chord progression of Stop Crying Your Heart Out, it’s D A Em G. Let’s start by just playing the bass notes rather than the full chords.

Simply place one note under the last note of each phrase:

1st Phrase: A D E F# D (D Bass)

2nd Phrase: A D E F# E (A Bass)

3rd Phrase: A D E F# E D (E Bass)

4th Phrase: A D E F# D (G Bass)

How easy was that to play two hands on the piano?! Sounds great too!

If you want the bass to sound stronger, play octaves in the left hand (so when you play a D, play a low D with your pinkie and a higher D with your thumb). This gives the piece much more drive and energy. You might then play the left hand on your piano on every beat, repeating the bass notes. It sounds more exciting, more alive and more spontaneous.

Understand Chord Progressions on the Piano:

Add some Left Hand Major and Minor Chords on the Bass

Next, when you are ready, build piano chords on top of these bass notes.

Major chords: count up 4 semitone steps from the bass, then 3 semitones.

Minor chords: count up 3 semitone steps from the bass, then 4 semitones.

D Major Chord: D F# A

A Major Chord: A C# E

E minor Chord: E G B

G Major Chord: G B D.

Add Small Styling Piano Improvisation Touches When Ready.

Try Your Own Variation in Piano Playing Style.

Once you feel more comfortable with the basics of this song, start adding small touches here and there. Make your own version. You might even change the order of the piano chords:

Piano Licks

Create right hand piano licks. For instance, just before the 4 minute mark on the video I repeat the pattern F#-E-D-A in quavers (eighth notes) and it is simply, but really effective!

Piano Texture and Stride Left Hand

To make the sound more ‘rock piano’ or ‘heavier’, if you are feeling confident, try a stride piano left hand. For this, you play low bass octaves or single bass notes (eg D), then jump up to the chord (D Major). This gives you the weight of the piano bass and the thicker texture from a chord. Change the order of the chords again if you like. “Own the chords” and make YOUR own piece.

Higher Right Hand Notes

Experiment with some of the higher piano notes too and play around a bit to find something that fits your style. Of course, you can always stick to the basic playing instructions as well, so it really depends on what best suits you and brings out your creativity. Have fun!

Remember: Spontaneity releases your musical character! How Exciting Can Your Piece Be?

Many More Quick, Easy Songs on Piano

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