The Beatles' "Let It Be" on piano

Learn To Play "Let It Be" On Piano

When The Beatles released the album Let It Be in 1970, they had actually already broken up. The album was put together by legendary producer Phil Spector, and in the years since its release Paul McCartney has been very critical about the production of the album. This hasn't stopped millions of people from enjoying the album, and particularly the title track. The song may sound like a hymn, but it is actually a tribute to Mccartney's mother, who died when he was a young boy. It is widely renowned as one of the most beautiful Beatles songs, and a fast favourite among pianists. In this tutorial, we will show you how to learn ”Let It Be” on piano, how to play each chord, and how to best continue your piano journey.

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Listen to the song here:





Chords And Lyrics


Here are the ten chords which you need to play the song. It may seem like a lot, but if you practice the song section by section you should manage just fine.

When a chord contains a slash, it means you play the chord before the slash with the note after the slash as the bass note.

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Intro

C    G    Am    Fmaj7    F6
C    G    F    C/E    Dm    C


Verse 1

                  C                             G                                 Am                       Fmaj7      F6
When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me
C                                        G                         F               C/E        Dm       C
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
           C                             G                             Am                             Fmaj7    F6
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me
C                                        G                         F               C/E        Dm       C
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be


Chorus

             Am         C/G            F                C
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
C                                      G                            F      C/E          Dm          C
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be


Verse 2

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be
For though they may be parted, there is still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be


Chorus

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be


Bridge X 2

F    C/E    Dm    C
Bb    F/A    G    F    C


Piano solo X 2

C    G    Am    F
C    G    F    C


Verse 3

And when the night is cloudy there is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow, let it be
I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be


Chorus

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be



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