Easy Piano Cover
"You've Got a Friend" is a song written by Carole King who first recorded the song and included it on her 1971 album Tapestry.
James Taylor also recorded the song and released it as a single in the same year, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #4 on the UK singles chart. Both King and Taylor won Grammy Awards for the song.
My goal is to always create a super easy piano arrangement that sounds good and is fun to play.
I learned "You've Got A Friend" by James Taylor from a lead sheet, which is sheet music that just shows the right-hand melody and chord symbols. (see example below)
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.