Hey guys Corey Mast here. Today I’m going to be showing you how to play
Praying by Kesha. The song is pretty simple. It has 3 chords.
G minor F major and B flat. It’s in 4/4 and it starts off with a 4 bar
intro. So lets get started. The intro starts off with a G minor to F major
to B flat. It does this twice. Alright so that rhythm
is.. 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and ….continued Ok so here’s the intro. Example Plays Ok so now the song goes into the first verse.
The chords are the same but the right hand is played a little differently. So here’s
the right hand part. (Example Plays) So that fill comes in on beat 4. It’s 4 and then
it starts the pattern over. (Example Plays) That only happens one time. If it’s too hard
for you just leave it out. So the second half of the verse is the same
pattern 2 more times. (Example Plays) Ok so the bass line stays the same as the
intro. Lets put it all together. (Example Plays) Ok so now the song goes into the pre chorus. The prechorus has the same chords but it’s
going to change a little bit. So here it is. It’s G minor F and then to the B flat on the
and of 4 (Example Plays) This happens 2 times and the left hand stays
exactly the same. (Example Plays) Ok now the song goes into a chorus. The chorus
is pretty much the same thing it’s just bigger. The left hand goes into octaves. Here is the right hand Part. Watch out for this chord. It’s the F chord
but they hang onto the G. THen it drops down. I’ll show you. The left hand stays the same. and G minor B flat E flat. The same. G minor So the only one to look out for is at the
very end. The chord changes to E flat. One more time. Ok so now I’ll put the entire chorus together. (Example Plays) Ok so now the song goes into the 2nd verse.
There’s a 2 measure transition before the singing starts, but it’s the same pattern
as the verse. So, it’s the same chords G minor F to B flat. (Example Plays) That’s the transition. Now the singing starts.
So it’s the same pattern and it happens 4 more times. (Example Plays) Ok so now the song goes into an extended verse.
This is an 8 bar figure. It’s the same chords it just turns into 16th notes. It’s the same chords G minor F and B flat. I’ll slow it down. The left hand is doing octaves. G F B flat. Again. Again. (Example Plays) Different here. A Then low G F B flat E flat So the right hand never changes from that
pattern but the left hand moves around a bit. So watch out for that. Ok here is the left hand put together. (Example Plays) Ok so now the song goes into another pre chorus. Pretty much the same as before but it’s just
a little bit different. I’ll go over that. (Example Plays) Ok so that measure that changes just kind
of pushes it to the next chorus. It’s B flat to E flat. I go I use the octaves. Here’s the rhythm. The Eb comes in the middle. It’s like this. (Example Plays) Let me put that together. (Example Plays) Now the song goes into another chorus. This one goes into an 8th note pattern. The left hand uses quarter notes. Let me slow that down. (Example Plays) Same Chords G minor F major B flat. (Example Plays) It changes the right hand to an E flat just
like before. That happens one more time exactly the same
way. Let me put the chorus together. (Example Plays) Ok so now the song goes into a bridge. The bridge is 8 measures long. It has quarter
notes in the right hand and 8ves in the left. Here’s the second half very similar. A there’s the G minor. It’s the exact same thing twice. Ok I’ll put
the bridge together for you (Example Plays) Now the song goes into the final chorus. It
goes back to the 8th note pattern. It’s the same as the other chorus but on the half way
point the rhythm changes to quarter notes. Here’s the first half. (Example Plays) The second half goes to the lower 8ve. This
chord I like to play C F Bb then resolve it. Here’s that measure. Then B flat. The same.
Bigger here. One more time on that. That’s correct. So
it’s (Example Plays) Tie on the and of 4 and let it ring. Ok so
here’s the entire final chorus. (Example Plays) Ok so that was how to play Praying by Kesha.
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thing soon. You can pick up the sheet music at www.keyparts.com the link will be in the
description below. Thanks and have a great day.