Dream On

Relaxing Piano Cover

"Dream On" is a song written by Steven Tyler, the lead singer of the rock band, Aerosmith. The power ballad was the band's first major hit, released in 1973 from their debut album, Aerosmith.

The song hit #59 on the Billboard Hot 100, but hit #1 in the band's hometown of Boston. The song received heavy airplay in WVBF, appearing in the number one position on the Top 5 at 5.

I learned "Dream On" by Aerosmith from a lead sheet, which is sheet music that just shows the right-hand melody and chord symbols. My consistent goal as a piano teacher is to create a super easy piano arrangement that sounds good and is fun to play, (see example below).

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 for the left hand, (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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