Up Where We Belong
Jennifer Warnes & Joe Cocker

Easy Piano Cover

"Up Where We Belong" is a song recorded by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman. The song was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and sold more than one million copies.

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

I learned "Up Where We Belong" by Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker from a lead sheet, which is sheet music that just shows the right-hand melody and chord symbols. (see sample below)

I improvised the left hand part by using blocked 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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