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How to Play New York State of Mind by Billy Joel - Part 4

Billy Joel Piano Lesson - New York State Of Mind Part 4

The final part of this piano lesson video reviews what Billy Joel plays to end the song. Luckily, this section will be easier to learn because it is derived from the intro that you already learned in part 1. Before going to the intro chord progression, you'll want to play the C7(9) chord and arpeggiate it. Next, play the second chord from the intro section which is (LH: Eb-Bb-Eb, RH: Ab-Bb-Db-F). During this chord and the chord before it, practice arpeggiating it up and down the piano which will help you to prolong this section and build tension leading to his final declaration that he is in a Ney York State of Mind.

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