Tears In Heaven
Eric Clapton

Easy Piano Cover


"Tears In Heaven" is a song written by singer-songwriters, Eric Clapton and Will Jennings, about the death of Clapton's 4-year-old son, Conor. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked at #5 on the UK Singles chart. In 2004 the song was ranked 362 on Rolling Stone's list of "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

In 1991, the song appeared on the Rush film soundtrack. Tears In Heaven won three Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal, Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The song was Clapton's best selling single in the US.


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

I learned Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton from a lead sheet, which is sheet music that just shows the right-hand melody notes 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 for the left hand.

  • 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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