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)
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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).

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Piano Basics

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

Beginners Piano

Lesson 6 - Learn How to Play “Brother John”
Lesson 7 - Learn How to Play “London Bridge is Falling Down”
Lesson 8 - Learn How to Play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”
Lesson 9 - Playing the Major Chord
Lesson 10 - Three Primary Chords
Lesson 11 - 12 Bar Blues Chord Progression


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

- Keyboard Trainer
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- Note Trainer
- Interval Ear Trainer
- Scale Ear Trainer
- Chord Ear Trainer

Brother John

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