Into The Great Wide Open
Tom Petty

Easy Piano Cover

Into the Great Wide Open is a song from Top Petty and the Heartbreakers. The song was from the band's eighth studio album of the same name and was released in July 1991. The album received mixed reviews.

The album was the band's last with MCA Records. The album was the second Petty album produced with Jeff Lynne from ELO. Jeff Lynne also helped produce Full Moon Fever.

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

I learned "Into The Great Wide Open" by Tom Petty 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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