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How to Play New York State of Mind by Billy Joel - Part 2


Billy Joel Piano Lesson - New York State Of Mind Part 2

The second part of this piano lesson digs into what is behind the chords that make up the main versus of the song. When Billy Joel plays it, he starts by essentially playing the melody on the piano first before actually singing it. To help you to figure out how to play the melody, we must first understand what chords are serving as the harmony underneath the melody. The first part of the chord progression consists of the following chords:

Bb - D7 (sometimes D7#9) - Gmi7 - Fmi7 - Bb7 - Eb

The second part of the chord progression consists of the following chords:

Eb - G7 - Cmi7 - Abmi9,11


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