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

by Kathryn M

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.

Supplies

  • 1 Piano
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    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.

    Step 2

    Play G#.

    Step 3

    Back to A.

    Step 4

    G# again.

    Step 5

    A; Now for a change...

    Step 6

    E, still above middle C.

    Step 7

    A again.

    Step 8

    D, above middle C.

    Step 9

    Now A, on the middle C octave.

    Step 10

    C#.

    Step 11

    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.

    Step 12

    A, above middle C.

    Step 13

    G#.

    Step 14

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

    Step 15

    A, on the middle C octave.

    Step 16

    G# above middle C.

    Step 17

    A.

    Step 18

    A, on the middle C octave.

    Step 19

    E, above middle C.

    Step 20

    A, above middle C.

    Step 21

    A, on middle C.

    Step 22

    D, above middle C.

    Step 23

    A, on middle C.

    Step 24

    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.

    Step 25

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

    Step 26

    C# above middle C.

    Step 27

    D.

    Step 28

    C# and E, above middle C.

    Step 29

    C#, above middle C.

    Step 30

    G# and B, on middle C.

    Step 31

    A, on middle C.

    Step 32

    G#, still on middle C.

    Step 33

    Now, A, still on middle C.

    Step 34

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

    Step 35

    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.