Billy Joel’s “She’s Always A Woman” is yet again a perfect embodiment of how to play piano by chords ear and heart.
Hi Guys! How’s it going?
Due to the grand success and enthusiasm displayed regarding the previous Billy Joel lesson, another one of his that maybe even holds my personal preference in terms of gorgeousness-of-tune: “She’s Always A Woman.”
The chord progression as well as the mix of various cool break-up patterns makes this tune simply an iconic piano tune. Educational on so many levels AND really fun to play.
LESSON | CONTENTS
We’ll look at:
- The gorgeous chord progression, holding every “trick in the book,” from simple triads to, diminished, four-note and complicated extension chords.
- How to use a mix of various break-up patterns to transform that same set of chords to this stellar 8-th beat, flowing piano part.
- How de-constructing the tune in this way, changes it from an overwhelming amounts of unrelating, hard-to grasp, single notes, to a comprehensible, conceptual piece of music.
- How Billy has used the exact Piano Couture approach playing by chords to create and play this whole tune
Main chord progression (intro/verse) image below the video.
Part 1 is available for all. Part 2 – which includes the left-out second part of the chorus, an extra pattern/lick for the verse and the ending of the song – audio only and MIDI files are included in the Deluxe Tutorial, available for all Premium Couturians (and included in the Tutorial Pack)
Enjoy and let me know what you think!
BILLY JOEL | SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN