How to Play Piano Man
Updated: March 29, 2019
“Piano Man” is one of Billy Joel’s most iconic anthems. Written in the early days of his career, when he was employed playing piano at bars, the song tells the story of a piano player who plays for free drinks and to watch the lonely people at the bar who come to hear him play. It’s a classic song for the piano, and can be played by intermediate-level players. By learning the right chords and hand placement, and by approaching the song with an ear for the feeling of its distinctive waltz, you can serenade your friends with a rendition of this classic. You can even throw in the harmonica to really wow the crowds. “It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday….” See Step 1 to start learning to play this song.