How to Play River Flows in You on Piano (Part 1)

This guide will show you how to play the first part of River Flows in You. One of these parts is repeated throughout the song and so it's very useful to know well.

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How to Play River Flows in You on Piano (Part 1)
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Start on A, an octave above middle C. Stay on this octave until I say change. You will see when on the video, as well.

Start on A, an octave above middle C. Stay on this octave until I say change. You will see when on the video, as well.

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Play G#.

Play G#.

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Back to A.

Back to A.

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G# again.

G# again.

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A; Now for a change...

A; Now for a change...

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E, still above middle C.

E, still above middle C.

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A again.

A again.

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D, above middle C.

D, above middle C.

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Now A, on the middle C octave.

Now A, on the middle C octave.

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C#.

C#.

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This is the easiest part. It's slowed down a bit and so you can speed up a little when you get it, but not a lot.

This is the easiest part. It's slowed down a bit and so you can speed up a little when you get it, but not a lot.

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A, above middle C.

A, above middle C.

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G#.

G#.

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A. This part goes A, and then G# A right after the other.

A. This part goes A, and then G# A right after the other.

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A, on the middle C octave.

A, on the middle C octave.

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G# above middle C.

G# above middle C.

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A.

A.

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A, on the middle C octave.

A, on the middle C octave.

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E, above middle C.

E, above middle C.

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A, above middle C.

A, above middle C.

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A, on middle C.

A, on middle C.

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D, above middle C.

D, above middle C.

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A, on middle C.

A, on middle C.

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This B on middle C, is a "grace note," meaning its played quickly and not as a full note. See the next slide for a  video on what it sounds like.

This B on middle C, is a "grace note," meaning its played quickly and not as a full note. See the next slide for a video on what it sounds like.

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This explains what a grace note is and how to play one.

This explains what a grace note is and how to play one.

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C# above middle C.

C# above middle C.

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D.

D.

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C# and E, above middle C.

C# and E, above middle C.

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C#, above middle C.

C#, above middle C.

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G# and B, on middle C.

G# and B, on middle C.

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A, on middle C.

A, on middle C.

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G#, still on middle C.

G#, still on middle C.

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Now, A, still on middle C.

Now, A, still on middle C.

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This is the part you just learned. It's a little harder, but easy when you get the hang of it ;)

This is the part you just learned. It's a little harder, but easy when you get the hang of it ;)

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Congratulations! You can now play part of the song River Flows in You by Yiruma. I may have another guide showing how to play more parts but because this is such an advanced song, I'm not sure yet.

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