Learn Love Will Keep Us Together

Love Will Keep Us Together: Chords l Piano Diana



One of my favorite Grammy award winning songs is a huge hit from the 70s, Love Will Keep Us Together! It's pretty straight forward and you'll be jamming in no time at all!

Love Will Keep Us Together

Words & Music by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield

Key: C
Time: 4/4 Moderately

12 chords used in this song
C                                          Gm6/Bb
Love ... love will keep us together
                                 A7
Think of me, babe, whenever
                                F 
Some sweet-talking guy comes along, singing his song
 Fm
Don't mess around, you got to be strong
        C                              Caug
Just stop... cause I really love you.
C6                C7
Stop - I'll be thinking of you
F                C                G7sus4          C
Look in my heart and let love keep us together
C                                        C9
You... you belong to me now
                               A7
ain't gonna set you free now
                                     F
When those guys start hanging around, taking me down
Fm
Hear with your heart and you won't hear a sound
        C                                     Caug
Just stop... cause I really love you
C                                   Caug
Stop - I'll be thinking of you
F                 C               G7sus4             C
Look in my heart and let love keep us together
C7
Whatever
Eb               Bb      F   G#                                      C
Young and beautiful someday your looks will be gone;
Eb               Bb                    F         G#                        G7sus4
When the others turn you off who'll be turning you on?
G7sus4
I will, I will, I will
C                                 C9
I will be there to share forever
                                 A7
Love will keep us together
                                F
Said it before and I'll say it again, while others pretend
Fm
I need you now and I'll need you then
C6                                       Caug
Just stop... cause I really love you
C6                  C7
Stop - I'll be thinking of you
F                 C                  G7sus4            C
Look in my heart and let love keep us together
C7
Whatever



Repeat from "I will"

Here's a video of this popular song that was sung by The Captain and Tenille.



Chord Breakdown from the above chord chart with lyrics:


C =  C/EGAD

Gm6/Bb = Bb/EGBbD

A7 = A/EGAC#

F = F/FAC

Fm = F/FAbC

C = C/EGC

Caug = C/EG#C

C6 = C/EAC

C7 = C/EBbC

Dm7 = D/FAC

C = C/EGBD

Gaug = G/FAbBEb

Here's a free pdf of the song in D, Love Will Keep Us Together.












"Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life." -- Art Blakey

Free Chords: You Raise Me Up

Josh Groban: You Raise Me Up l Piano Diana

Many of my piano students (children and adults) love the popular song by Josh Groban.

The words and music by Rolf Lovland and Brendan Graham, was recorded in 2002.

You Raise Me Up

Key: Eb
Time: 4/4 Freely, with expression


Intro

 Eb  Eb/G  Ab  Bbsus  Ab/C  Eb/Bb  Ab2 
Ab(9)/C  Eb/Bb  Bb7sus

Verse 

Eb                        Bbsus/Eb               Eb
When I am down and oh, my soul, so weary; 

                       Eb/G        Ab                         Bbsus
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;

        Bb     Ab(9)                              Eb2/G
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence, 

              Eb/Bb Bb7                        Eb
Until you come and sit awhile with me. 

Chorus 

                    Cm      Bb/Ab Ab        Eb/G
You raise me up so I can stand on mountains

Bb/D            Cm      Bb/Ab  Ab        Eb/G
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas; 

Bb    Eb            Ab(9)/C            Eb/Bb Eb/Gb
I am strong when I am on your shoulders;

Ab(9)            Eb/Bb  Bb7sus      Bb7    Eb 
You raise me up: To more than I can be. 

Instrumental: (Key Change)

F Bb/F  F   F/A  Bb Csus C Bb(9)/D  F/C  C7sus  F 

Chorus 2: 

 F                Dm C/Bb Bb              F/A 
You raise me up so I can stand on mountains;

C(9)/E           Dm  C/Bb   Bb            F/C  Csus
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas; 

C       F         Bb(9)/D                F/C  F/A
I am strong when I am on your shoulders; 

Bb(9)            F/C      C7sus       C7      F  Bb/F 
You raise me up: To more than I can be. 

Chorus 3 (Key Change)

                 Ebm      Db/Cb Cb         Gb/Bb Db(9)
You raise me up so I can stand on mountains; 

                   Ebm    Db/Cb Cb          Gb/Db  Dbsus
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas; 

Db     Gb            Cb                  Gb
I am strong when I am on your shoulders; 

Ebm7           Gb/Db  Db7sus      Db7   Gb
You raise me up: To more than I can be. 

(Repeat Chorus 3) 


Cm G# D# Bb         Db/Cb Cb        Gb/Bb
You raise me up so I can stand on mountains; 

Db(9)           Ebm      Db/Cb  Cb       Gb/Db  Dbsus
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas; 

Db     Gb              Cb                Gb      Ebm7
I am strong when I am on your shoulders;

                   Gb/Db  Db7sus     Db7    Ebm  Cb
You raise me up: To more than I can be. 

                     Gb/Db  Db7                 Cb(9)/Gb  Gb
You raise me up: To more than I can be. 

You Raise Me Up Sheet Music

You Raise me Up Easy Sheet Music


Best,

-- LadyD

"Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life." -- Art Blakey

10 Love Songs for Piano





10 Love Songs: Piano Diana

A cool song, Happy Together that was sung by The Turtles in the late 60s is still a very popular one. The lyrics and chords are simple and easy to play and sing along with. Have fun with this one!


Happy Together

Words and Music by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon

Key: Em
Time: 4/4 steady, solid beat

     Em           
Imagine me and you, I do; 
                  D
I think about you day and night, 

It's only right 
                   C       
To think about the girl you love, 

and hold her tight; 
           B7
so happy together 

            Em
If I should call you up,

invest a dime 
                  D
And you say you belong to me, 

and ease my mind 
                C
Imagine how the world could be, 

so very fine; 
           B7
so happy together 
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/t/turtles/289086.html ]
E              Bm7                E
I can't see me loving nobody but you, 
           G
for all my life 
E         
When you're with me,
Bm7                     E
baby the skies will be blue; 
           G
for all my life 

Em
Me and you, 

and you and me; 
                   D
no matter how they tossed the dice, 

it had to be 
                 C
The only one for me is you, 

and you for me; 
           B7
so happy together 

E              Bm                E
I can't see me loving nobody but you,
           G
for all my life 
E         
When you're with me,
Bm                     E
baby the skies will be blue, 
           G
for all my life 

Em
Me and you, 

and you and me;
                   D
no matter how they tossed the dice, 

it had to be 
                 C
The only one for me is you,

and you for me; 
           B7    Em
so happy together 
           B7    Em
So happy together 
           B7    Em
So happy together 
           B7     Em
How is the weather? 
           B7    Em
So happy together 
           B7    Em
So happy together 
           B7    E
So happy together 



Chords in the Song


L.H. / R.H.

Em = E/BEG

D = D/ADF#

C = C/GCE

B = B/GBD#

E = E/EG#BE

Bm7 = B/DF#AC#

G = G/DGB

9 More Love Songs


Love Me Tender (Elvis)

Eternal Flame (The Bangles)

My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion) (Beginner)

My Heart Will Go On (Chords)

The Glory of Love (Peter Cetera)

Dreaming With A Broken Heart (John Mayer)

This Can't Be Love (Diana Krall)

I Left My Heart in San Francisco (Tony Bennett)

Love Said Good Bye (Godfather Part ll)

Some of the songs sound great on the guitar, too. You may be interested in, Advanced Guitar 301

Happy Valentine's Day!




"Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life." -- Art Blakey

Valentine Music Worksheets and Songs




With Valentine's Day approaching, if you are a piano teacher, you will want to look at a plethora of Valentine's Day Worksheets to print out for the kids. I use many of Kristin's Music Theory Worksheets with my beginner and intermediate students. Teachers Playground has so many fun resources for piano teachers, too. Many of my piano students play by ear. I wanted to share myfunpianostudio.com with you because I personally recommend the improv resources on this website. Have fun printing off many excellent resources on Kristin's beautiful website!

Here's an example from her site:

Dinosaur Love: My Fun Studio


For the church musician who is gathering a song list for the days and weeks ahead in preparation for the worship team, here's one song that comes to my mind. You may be familiar with "Your Love Never Fails." 

Your Love Never Changes: Piano Diana


Chords and Lyrics to Your Love Never Fails

By Chris McClarney & Anthony Skinner
© 2010

[INTRO]

Em   C   G   D
Em   C   G   D
Em   C   G   D
C   Em   D
C   Em   D


[VERSE]
Em           C   
Nothing can separate
G         D/F#
Even if I ran away
Em                C     G   D
Your love never fails

Em            C   
I know I still make mistakes
       G                       D/F#
But You have new mercies for me everyday
Em                C     G   D
Your love never fails


[CHORUS]

C                G                 D/F#
You stay the same through the ages
Am          G/B      C
Your love never changes
             G                     D/F#               Am
There may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning

C       G             D/F#
And when the oceans rage
        Am           G/B    C
I don't have to be afraid
          G                     D/F#
Because I know that You love me
Am
Your love never fails

C   Em   D


[VERSE 2]

Em                        C   
The wind is strong and the water's deep
       G                        D/F#
But I'm not alone here in these open seas
      Em                C     G   D
Cause Your love never fails
Em           C   
The chasm is far too wide
G                             D/F#
I never thought I'd reach the other side
    Em                C     G   D
But Your love never fails


[BRIDGE]

         C            Em                  D
You make  all things  work together for my good.





You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'


If you remember The Righteous Brothers from the 60s, then you'll want to check out the chord progression to the song, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'.



Looking for a jazz arrangement to Love Letters with the lovely Diana Krall? You'll find slash chords, here.

Of course, my students love, Maroon 5 She Will Be Loved and adult students like My Funny Valentine.


Do you have a favorite Heart song?

Warmly,

















"Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life." -- Art Blakey

What Is a Fake Book?

What Is a Fake Book? l Piano Diana



I wanted to share this brief intro with you... It's written by Michael Esterowitz.

What Is a Fake Book?


A "fake book" is a collection of music - usually popular, traditional, ethnic and semi-classical tunes - arranged in a skeletal form providing just the melody and the symbols for the accompanying chords. (They are presented in as abbreviated form as possible, with repetitions of sections and even slight variations not written out in full.) The actual playing of the song with full accompaniment is meant to be improvised or "faked" by the performer.

For years, fake books were used mostly by professional musicians, such as cocktail pianists or those in wedding or society bands. These books were invaluable to them because the condensed manner in which music was presented allowed a lot of songs (up to 1,000 or more!) to be published in one volume. Also, sightreading a song for the first time is usually a lot easier from a fake chart than from a full piano score, the latter having many more notes to read and pages to turn. They also give "pros" the freedom to stylize a song their own way, rather than to play it as arranged in a sheet music version.

The older "pro" fake books were usually not available to the general public. They could not be sold "over the counter" in music stores because they were illegal. (Their publisher did not pay royalties or secure permission to reprint the tunes from the rightful owners; hence, they broke copyright laws designed to protect composers.) Probably because of their underground or "bootleg" status, these illegal fake books often tended to be sloppily edited, mistake-ridden and difficult to read.

In recent years, however, "legal" fake books intended for amateur and professional musicians alike have become available. Players attracted to the obvious economy of these fake books have been buying them, but unless one knows how to use them, the results will not be satisfying.

Just what does one need to know to play from a fake book? For one thing, how to read simple music notation. This ability is assumed here. Although fake books only print music in the treble clef, our musical examples of how such renditions might be carried out are written in full piano scores.

There are two other things we need to learn to play successfully from a fake book. One is how to interpret chord symbols - that is, how to actually play all the various types of chords you will run across. This is not such difficult information to learn. Music tends to be fairly logical and consistent, and a chord type in one key will work the same way in another key. There are, in addition, common chord progressions (chord "changes," in musicians' jargon) which will help us make sense of most of the music we encounter.

The other main thing we need to learn is how to make the accompaniment interesting - how to give some character to the chords and rhythms in order to add flavor and motion to our playing. Merely fingering the correct notes of each chord is often not really satisfying - the total effect may be dull and amateurish. Yet it doesn't take all the skill and dexterity of an advanced pianist to sound professional. It's amazing how pleasing the results can be using quite easy-to-play patterns.

Accompanying a Singer from a Fake Book


Almost everyone who plays the piano has had the experience of being at a party where someone wants to sing, and of being asked to performing it solo. However, the playing that sounds best when someone else is singing or playing the melody can be quite different. 

Generally, the accompaniment does not double the melody, except where specifically desired for emphasis. This does not mean that you do not have to look at the melody line and only have to pay attention to the chords. It is important to be aware of the rhythmic character of the melody to support it properly. Knowing where the melody is busy and where it is not is essential in order to put fills and accents in good spots. You may wish to play a line in harmony with the melody, or one that creates a counterpoint to it. You must know where the dramatic "peaks" and "valleys" of the song are. Although an accompanist doesn't necessarily play the melody, he or she must always listen to it and anticipate where it is going.

Now you are no longer responsible for the melody, which greatly expands your possibilities. For example, you can play full block chords in the right hand over a left-hand bass line, or arpeggiated chords.

Example:



4/4  G  Am7 // Bm7  C //  G  Am7 //  Bm7  C  //

L.H. / R.H.

G = G, B, D/DGBD, GBDG

Am7 = A, C, E/EACE, ACEA

Bm7 = B, D, F#/F#ADF#, BDF#AD

C = C, E, G/GCEG

And...

G = G, F#, E, D/BDG

Am7 = E, G, F#, E/CEG

Bm7 = F#, A, B/BDF#

C = E, D, C, D/CEG

Or...

G = GBDG/G, B, D, G

Am7 = ACEG/A, C, E, G

Bm7 = BDF#A/B, D, F#, A

C = CEGC/C, E, G, E

Do you have a Fake Book? Here are a few recommendations:

The Real Book: Sixth Edition

The Ultimate Fake Book (For C Instruments)

Scott The Piano Guy's Favorite Piano Fake Book

(affiliate links in this post)

Warmly,






"Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life." -- Art Blakey

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Looking back in 2016,  the top 10 posts are here.

Don Moen-Arise has over 1500 views.

Here's a bit on Passing Chords.

Two of my piano students loved playing In The Mood.

Chords to Don't-leave-me-now-chords-by-supertramp. (over 3800 hits)

Finally, here are some Jazz Piano Books that I recommend.

Just in case you didn't know... You can find tons of chord charts to Christian Contemporary songs on my other blog, LadyDpiano.com

Kicking off the new year, I sincerely hope you are setting aside time to play the keys for at least 1/2 hour per day. I will be doing more ear training with my students and especially work with them on improvising. Plus, using the iPad more in their lessons will cut down printing costs. As a piano teacher, I use various method books for each individual needs. What I'm finding from the youngest to the oldest student is that they all want to play a song that they know! Is that true for you as well?

Warmly,

"Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life." -- Art Blakey

Lord, You Have My Heart: Delirious

Lord, You Have My Heart l Delirious


Lord, You Have My Heart

Words and Music by Martin Smith
Key: C#m
Time: 4/4 Worshipfully

Verse

C#m                  A
Lord you have my heart
                  E/G#   Bsus
And I will search for yours
C#m            A        B   E     B/D#
Jesus take my life and lead me on

C#m                  A
Lord you have my heart
              E/G#   Bsus
And I will search for yours
C#m           A     B      E     
Let me be to you a sacrifice


Chorus

        E       Esus  A       E/G#  B E/B B
(men)   And I will    praise you   Lord
                
(ladies)        I will praise you Lord
        E    Esus    A       E/G#     B E/B
(men)   And I will    sing of love come down
                 
(ladies)        I will sing of love come down
           E  Esus   A    E/G#   Bsus E/G
(men)   And as you    show your face
                            
(ladies)        Show your face
        B     A   E/G#    Bsus  E
(all)   We'll see your glory   here




Free pdf, here. (Key of Bm)


Other Delirious songs:

Message Of The Cross

I Could Sing of Your Love Forever

Find Me In The River

You may be interested in the 300pg Piano By Ear Home Study Course

Blessings,






"Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life." -- Art Blakey

Learn Rejoice with Trembling

Rejoice with Trembling: Matt Redman l Piano Diana


Rejoice with Trembling

Psalm 2:11 
Leviticus 9:24

Words and Music by Matt Redman

Key: G
Time: 4/4 With Joy
  
                   E                         Em
We could watch You from afar
             D/F#             G
And forever be amazed
             A7/C#           D
At how glorious You are
Bm7(b5)               E                Am
Yet You've drawn us close to You
                       D/F#               G
Where the wonder's greater still
               A7/C#               D
And You overwhelm us, God
     
C              G              D/F#                 Bm7(b5)
And we rejoice with trembling in our hearts
C/E                           Am             G/B
Bring You a song of reverence and love
C     G         D/F#                          Bm7(b5)
Jesus, how good, how great You are
        C                      Am      G/B
And we rejoice with trembling
C                  G
Before Your throne

                   E                    Am
Who could fully voice the praise
             D/F#                 G
Of the God of endless days
                 A7/C#           D
Tell a fraction of Your worth?
Bm7(b5)  F            Am
For we only see in part
                    D/F#            G
Of the grace of who You are
                A7/C#           D
Just an echo, just a glimpse

C                 G            D/F#           Bm7(b5)
And we rejoice with trembling in our hearts
         C/E                   Am            G/B
Bring You a song of reverence and love
C     G          D/F#                       Bm7(b5)
Jesus, how good, how great You are
         C                      Am      G/B
And we rejoice with trembling
C                  G
Before Your throne
© 2002



Chords Used in The Song

L.H. / R.H.

E = EBD/G#
Am = AEA/EAC
D/F# = F#/ADG
G = GDG/DGB
A7/C# = C#G/AEB
D = D/ADF#
Bm7(b5) = BFA/B

C = CG/CDE
C/E = EGC/GD
Am = A/CEB
G/B = BG/D
G = G/GBD
D/F# = F#/DAD

It's really an easy slow song to learn for beginners. I have other Matt Redman songs:

Wonderful Maker

Blessed Be Your Name

Better Is One Day

Amazing

Heart of Worship

You may be interested in this music resource Dvd, Advanced Guitar 301

Kind Regards,


"Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life." -- Art Blakey
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