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Arrangements

Playing the piano is fun. Playing piano together with people singing and playing guitar is even more fun.
Below here you find the links to the arrangements I made of some popular songs for piano, voice and guitar. To make sure that copyrights will be paid, the sheet music is available via an official publisher only.

Our House
By Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Piano, Voice, Guitar

This song was released by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young on their album Deja Vu. My arrangement is a transcription of the piano part and the lead vocal in the original recording.

You're Gonna Live Forever In Me
By John Mayer

Piano, Voice, Guitar

This piano ballad composed by John Mayer was released in 2017 on his album "The Search For Everything". The arrangement follows the piano in the recording except for the last verse, where I have added the melody of the backing vocal.



Reason To Believe
Artist: Rod Stewart

Piano, Voice, Guitar

In big lines the lead vocal in the arrangement of "Reason the Believe" follows Rod Stewart's performance of the song during "One Night Only" at the Royal Albert Hall in 2004. I've kept the piano part relatively simple to make it not too difficult to join the singing while playing the piano.

I Don't Want To Talk About It
Artist: Rod Stewart

Piano, Voice, Guitar

This arrangement of the song "I Don't Want To Talk About It" is a mixture of voicings used in various performances by Rod Stewart and ideas of myself.






When You Tell Me That You Love Me
Artist: Diana Ross (and others)

Piano, Voice, Guitar

For a long time I only knew Diana Ross's version of this song. I like the piano accompaniment in her official record and that's why I have transcribed it. In some parts I have followed the strings, as the main accompanying voices move there. To make it easier to join with guitar, I have transposed it to the key of A major.

Better Be Home Soon
Artist: Crowded House

Piano, Voice, Guitar

Somewhere in 2020 music making friends introduced me to the song "Better Be Home Soon". I must have heard this Crowded House song a long time ago already, when I still listened to pop radio stations, but I cannot remember that. The more often I hear the song, the more I like it. It took me some time to create a satisfying arrangement of the solo part, as the original organ sound differs much from piano.


Four Seasons In One Day
Artist: Crowded House

Piano, Voice, Guitar

I think this is the best Crowded House song that I know. I like both the chord progression and the melody. The text can refer to the weather, but to the changing moods of a person as well. The Crowded House recordings I found in the internet are all in the same key (E minor), so it will not be difficult to find a recording for playing along (in case you don't have a singer available).

You And Me
Artist: Alice Cooper

Piano, Voice, Guitar

The first songs by Alice Cooper that I learned to know, were all (hard) rock songs. Later I discovered that Alice Cooper has written ballads as well. These give an interesting contrast in his shows. What makes the ballad "You And Me" interestig for me is the key difference between intro/chorus and verse. In the LP version the keys are Dflat major and B minor (please correct me via -contact- if I am wrong). For people who don't like to play five flats, I have made an easy to play second arrangement in C major and Bflat minor.

More will follow soon!