If
David Gates & Bread

Easy Piano Cover


If is a song written by American singer/songwriter David Gates. The song was recorded and released by David Gates & Bread in 1971 and climbed to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, #6 in Canada, and peaked at #1 on the U.S. Easy Listening chart.


My goal is to always create a super easy piano arrangement that sounds good and is fun to play.

I learned If by David Gates & Bread from a lead sheet, which is sheet music that just shows the right-hand melody and chord symbols. (see example below)


I improvised the left hand part by using blocked and broken chords, and I 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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