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How to Play New York State of Mind by Billy Joel - Part 3


Billy Joel Piano Lesson - New York State Of Mind Part 3

The third part of this piano lesson video series slowly reviews the chord progression learned and discussed in part 2. The key to becoming comfortable with the part 2 progression is to learn all the chords and learn the chords in all of their inversions. If you are comfortable with the notes that make up each chord, you will have an easier time improvising through these changes and putting your own spin on the song. I promise you'll have more fun playing it if you can make it your own in some small way instead of playing it note for note like the album recording. If you listen to Billy Joel play the song in various live settings, you'll also realize he doesn't play it in the EXACT same way each time.


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