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When We Were Young - Adele - Easy Piano Arrangement

By Adele

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Piano/Vocal/Chords, Easy Piano - Easy/Beginner
By Adele. Arranged by Barry McCormick. Sheet Music Single. 5 pages. Published by B. McCormick (H0.238605-268912).

Item Number: H0.238605-268912

Like all of Adele's albums 25 is an fantastic collection ofsongs among which "When We Were Young" is apart. In this sheet musicfor piano it contains all the music notes needed for any beginner pianist boredof classical music scores to take a break and play something at their level butwhich is current, and this particular pop music sheet music is just that.

Where Could I Usethis Music??

This piece could be used to showcase a student's talent at arecital. Playing something that is current and known always gets the attentionof the audience. Also, used as part of a well rounded repertoire for those inthe initial grades of the piano this will help keep interest while at the sametime covering what is required for the beginner levels.

If you would like to use this piece for yourself or a pupilin an examination, please ensure you confirm with the examination bored it isof the required level.

It is appropriate for schools and students. As it containsthe chords and lyrics an ensemble can be quickly created using this music. Ithas been simplified in that some complicated melody rhythms have been made lesssyncopated so that it is easier for the beginner to play. This has been done ina way which tries to maintain as much as possible the integrity of the melody,and I believe this does so well. A lot of easy piano songs compromise a littletoo much of the melody where as this piece has the right balance I believe.

This music does not include the full song for sake of brevity.It includes the main verses and choruses and ending used in the song on the CD.The "when we were young" chorus is not included as well as the "It'shard to admit that everything just takes me back...." part.  So structure is Verse 1, 2, Pre Chorus,Chorus, Verse 2, Pre Chorus, final chorus.  

Performance andPractice

Suggested fingering is included for your reference butplease use whichever fingering makes sense to you. The left hand doesn't moveout of position too much. If you just stretch the thumb a little to get"A" below middle "C" and then it needs to move up in thirdswhen the chorus hits.

The right hand is a little more difficult as it covers awide range. By and large it stays within two positions with the odd jump to the"E" just above middle "C" in the verses.

It would be wise to note where the position shifts come andpractice each section/phrase in the required position and then practice movingbetween those positions.


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