All By Myself
Eric Carmen

Relaxing Piano Cover

"All by Myself" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Eric Carmen. The power ballad was the first single from his first solo album after leaving the Raspberries. The Song was released in December 1975.

The verse is based on the Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Opus 18, by Serfei Rachmaninoff. Carmen later revealed that the chorus was taken from the "Let's Pretend", which Carmen wrote when he was still with the Raspberries.

My goal, as always, is to create a super easy piano arrangement that sounds good and is fun to play. I learned "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen from a lead sheet, which is sheet music that just shows the right-hand melody and chord symbols.

I improvised the left hand part by using blocked chords, and played a simple, single-note melody line with my right hand.

Before I knew any chords, it would take me weeks to learn a new song. After I started learning chords, I could learn a new song in less than an hour. I was able to do this because I no longer had to read the music notes on the bass clef.

Knowing chords allows me to create my own piano arrangements. Now all I read is the right hand melody on the treble clef.

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