Learn to Play “Brother John” Online

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Today, we will be learning how to play one of the most popular songs, “Brother John” on piano keyboard.

First, watch the demo playing the melodies. Practice playing these notes with your right hand until you are familiar with all the notes. (You can use virtual piano Z-Board below if you don’t already own a piano or keyboard).

Next, watch the second video showing you how to play chords or harmony with the left hand. Again, practice to play these chords with your left hand until you are familiar with the chord – you will be playing only C chord in this song. (how to play C chord).

The last video will show you how to play this song with both hands.
(see below for finger placement)

1 -> Thumb
2 -> Index Finger
3 -> Middle Finger
4 -> Ring Finger
5 -> Pinky

Watch the video below and practice to play melody using your right hand:

Watch the next video below showing you how to play the chords with the left hand (there is only one chord,
which is the C chord, in this song)

Practice to play the harmony (chords) using your left hand:

Now, practice to play both melody and harmony using both hands:
(If you’re using Z-Board – use your computer mouse to click directly on the keys of the virtual Z-Board)


Now, you can practice playing this song on your piano keyboard, or use interactive Z-Board below:
Browse piano keyboards

Instructions for using Z-Board -
– To play melody (right hand) – Use computer mouse to click directly onto the keys on Z-Board.
– To play chord – Use fingers to hold down all the buttons on the computer keyboard at the same time
(e.g. for C Major, “C – E – G” – press “Shift – S – F” at the same time, or use “Space – J – L” for better sounding).

Learn more songs online for Free
Download Free Sheet Music for Beginners

Alfred’s Teach Yourself to Play Piano (Book & DVD)

Casio Easy-to-play keyboard 61-key portable keyboard
with wide range of tones, rhythms and learning capabilities

Note Speller: A Music Writing Book Early Elementary Level
Includes drills in notation and musical rudiments for piano students


Piano Basics

Lesson 1Layout of Piano Keys
Lesson 2Names of White Keys
Lesson 3Names of Black Keys
Lesson 4Piano Grand Staff
Lesson 5Music Notation – Note Durations

Beginners Piano

Lesson 6Learn How to Play “Brother John”
Lesson 7Learn How to Play “London Bridge is Falling Down”
Lesson 8Learn How to Play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”
Lesson 9Playing the Major Chord
Lesson 10Three Primary Chords
Lesson 1112 Bar Blues Chord Progression

Use these Free Music Training Tools below to test your piano skills:

Keyboard Trainer
Virtual Keyboard
Note Trainer
Interval Ear Trainer
Scale Ear Trainer
Chord Ear Trainer

Brother John

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