Hey Jude is an iconic Beatles song that Paul McCartney famously wrote for John Lennon's son Julian after his parents' divorce. In this tutorial I will teach you how to play Hey Jude on Piano.
For this tutorial, we will use my typical four step method for learning songs. This is a super organized way to learn any song and will help you move through the material quicker so you can start singing and playing piano right away!
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Step #2: Learn the Groove
This song uses our standard Pop-Rock Ballad groove, which works for a TON of pop ballads. Want a deeper dive? Check out this tutorial.
Step #3: Put it all together
Remember that our goal is to be able to sing and play Hey Jude on the piano ASAP - not in months or years from now. Keep things as simple as you need so that you can start singing and playing! Use root position chords if you need to, or make the accompaniment strategy easier - try to get the song together as soon as you can!
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