Episode #11 How to Play “You Are So Beautiful to Me” by Joe Cocker

08/07/2014 3:37 pm



you are so beautiful to me

Play your piano along with the recording

In this week’s Tip of the Week, we are learning to play the piano intro and chord accompaniment for You Are So Beautiful To Me as performed by Joe Cocker. A always, I transcribe the song in it’s original key so you can play it with the recording. That will make it a lot more fun to learn because you can then cue up the song and play along.

We will be learning 3 concepts in this lesson:

  1. The intro and verse transcribed for piano.
  2. Learning some extension chords.
  3. Ab Major Key Signature


If you want to tackle the entire song, I’ve also included below a link to a chord chart so you can play and sing it. Have fun and enjoy playing this awesome song. Always practice reading notes because it gets easier with time.

Get the chords for You Are So Beautiful To Me here.

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1 Comment

  • Meredith Willis

    G flat 9 and D flat Maj 7… I like it 🙂 This song is great for practicing flats. Thank you for sharing.