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Despacito – Piano Tutorial with Letter Notes

Despacito piano notes letters

Would you like to learn to play the notes of the song Despacito on the piano? You’ve come to the right place!

Despacito is a song by Luis Fonsi in duet with Daddy Yankee. The cover of this song with Justin Bieber set new world records in 2017. The song, influenced by pop and reggaeton, is about seduction and sensuality between a man and a woman. The single has dominated the charts in 45 countries and is one of the best-selling Latin American songs in the USA. It is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for breaking seven records, including surpassing 6 billion views on YouTube.

To learn how to play this song on the piano, we’ll guide you step by step in this article, to give you all the keys to playing it to perfection.

We’ll start with the notes for the right hand, then move on to those for the left. Finally, we’ll combine both hands to play the whole piece. This tutorial includes images and videos to make your learning more enjoyable and interactive.

At the end of the article, you’ll be able to download the score of the song in PDF format, so you can play it wherever you are.

If you’re ready, let’s get started!

Bonus : you can also learn to play this song at your own pace on our interactive piano learning app La Touche Musicale.

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Despacito on the piano: finding your way around the keyboard

Before diving into the musical world of Despacito, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the piano keyboard. Please refer to the image below:

piano keyboard notes

The name of the notes on a piano keyboard.

Look closely at the diagram of the piano keyboard above. You’ll see that the black keys follow a regular pattern: two keys, then three, and this is repeated all along the keyboard.

To start exploring the notes, concentrate on the groups of two black keys. The white key immediately to the left of each group is the C note. This makes it easy to spot all the C notes on your keyboard. Use this method to identify the other notes based on the groups of black keys.

Playing notes to the left of the keyboard takes you down into the lower register, while playing to the right takes you up into the upper register.

This is essential for mastering Señorita. Once you’ve mastered these concepts, practice regularly to familiarize yourself with all the notes on the piano. If you find it difficult at first, associate each note with a specific color to make it easier to identify. You should also learn to recognize the intervals between notes, which will make it easier to find them.

Despacito : playing the notes with the right hand

Where to start?

Congratulations, you now know your way around a piano keyboard! Now we can dive into the musical world of Despacito.

To begin with, we’ll show you the first note to play with your right hand: D

Despacito first notes piano right hand

The note D is the first note to be played with your right hand in Despacito on piano.

The notes of the right hand

Congratulations! You’ve successfully played the first notes with your right hand on your keyboard. Now we’re going to learn all the other notes for the right hand.

D – F# – B – D – C# – B – A# – B – D – F# – B – C# – D – E – F# – D – F# – D – F# – D – C# – B – D – B – D – C# – B – A – G – C# – D – C# – D – B – A – E – D – E – F# – D – E – C# – B – F# – B – C# – D – E – D – C# – B – A – G – D – D – D – A – D – A – D – A – D – E – C# – B – F# – B – C# – D – E – D – C# – B – A – G – D – E – D – D – A – D – A – D – A – D – E – C# – B – B – F# – B – B – C# – D – C# – D – C# – D – C# – B – G – B – B – C# – D – C# – D – C# – D – E – A – A – A – A – C# – D – C# – D – C# – D – E – E – C# – A – B – B – F# – B – B – C# – D – C# – D – C# – D – C# – B – G – B – B – C# – D – C# – D – C# – D – E – A – A – A – A – C# – D – C# – D – C# – D – E – E – C# – D – C# – B – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – A – B – A – B – A – B – G – G – G – G – G – G – A – B – A – B – C# – D – A – A – A – A – A – A – C# – D – C# – D – E – E – C# – D – C# – B – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – A – B – A – B – A – B – G – G – G – G – G – G – A – B – A – B – C# – D – A – A – A – A – A – A – C# – D – C# – D – E – E – C# – F# – F# – E – F# – E – F# – E – F# – E – F# – E – F# – G – G – D – E – G – G – G – G – A – G – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – A – G – F# – E – E – E – E – D – E – E – E – D – C# – D – F# – E – F# – E – F# – E – F# – E – F# – E – F# – G – G – D – G – G – G – G – G – A – G – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – A – G – F# – E – D – D – D – D – D – D – B – D – C# – B – D – D – D – B – D – C# – B – D – D – D – B – D – C# – B – D – D – D – B – D – C# – B – E – E – E – D – E – E – E – D – E – F# – E – D – D – D – D – E – E – D – E – E – E – D – E – F# – E – D – D – D – D – D – D – B – D – D – D – B – D – D – D – B – E – D – D – D – D – B – D – D – D – B – D – D – D – B – E – D – D – D – D – D – D – E – F# – G – A – G – F# – E – D – D – F# – F# – F# – D – E – D – E – F# – E – D – D – D – B – D – D – C# – B – B – D – D – D – D – B – B – D – D – D – D – B – B – B – D – D – D – B – B – E – E – E – D – E – D – E – E – E – D – E – D – D – D – D – D – C# – B – C# – B – C# – B – D – B – B – D – D – D – B – B – D – D – D – D – B – B – D – D – D – D – B – B – B – D – D – D – B – B – E – E – E – D – E – D – E – D – E – D – E – D – D – D – D – D – C# – B – C# – B – C# – B – D – C# – B – B – D – C# – B – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – A – B – A – B – A – B – G – G – G – G – G – G – A – B – A – B – C# – D – A – A – A – A – A – A – C# – D – C# – D – E – E – C# – D – C# – B – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – A – B – A – B – A – B – G – G – G – G – G – G – A – B – A – B – C# – D – A – A – A – A – A – A – C# – D – C# – D – E – E – C# – F# – F# – E – F# – E – F# – E – F# – E – F# – E – F# – G – G – D – G – G – G – G – G – A – G – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – A – G – F# – E – E – E – E – D – E – E – E – D – C# – D – F# – E – F# – E – F# – E – F# – E – F# – E – F# – G – G – D – G – G – G – G – G – A – G – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – A – G – F# – E – D – C# – B – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – A – B – A – B – A – B – G – G – G – G – G – G – A – B – A – B – C# – D – A – A – A – A – A – A – C# – D – C# – D – E – E – C# – D – B – D – D – D – B – B – D – D – D – D – B – B – D – D – D – D – B – B – B – D – D – D – G – G – G – G – G – A – G – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – A – G – F# – E – E – E – E – D – E – E – E – D – C# – D – B – B – D – D – D – D – B – B – D – D – D – D – B – B – B – D – D – D – G – G – G – G – G – A – G – F# – E – F# – F# – F# – F# – F# – A – G – F# – E – D – C# – C# – B

Did you manage to play all these notes? To help you, try to identify the musical notes that repeat. At first sight, this piece may seem complex, but by identifying the passages where the notes repeat, you’ll be able to play it with greater ease.

Once you’re comfortable with the right-hand notes, we’ll move on to learning the left-hand ones.

 

Despacito piano notes right hand

Despacito on the piano: the notes of the right hand.

Video tutorial

To make learning easier, we recommend you watch this video, which shows all the notes to be played with the right hand.

By watching this video, you can familiarize yourself with the location of each note and the rhythm to be followed. You’ll be able to play each note on your keyboard in sync with those displayed on the virtual keyboard.

Feel free to watch this tutorial as many times as necessary to fully assimilate the information.

Video tutorial of the notes to play with the right hand for the song Despacito

Congratulations, you’ve now mastered all the right-hand notes! Let’s move on to learning left-hand notes.

But what’s the difference between the right and left hands on the piano? The right hand generally plays the main melody, while the left hand accompanies this melody by playing chords or basses.

Play the notes ofDespacito with the right hand on an interactive app

La Touche Musicale app waits for you to play the right note with your right hand on your piano before moving on to the next one.

Despacito playing the notes with the left hand

Where to start?

For the left hand, we’ll follow the same procedure as for the right hand.

First, we’ll identify the first note to be played: the note B

Despacito first notes piano left hand

The note B is the first note to be played with your left hand for the song despacito on piano.

The notes of the left hand

Congratulations on successfully playing the first note of the left hand of Despacito on your piano! Excellent work! Now let’s continue by playing all the left-hand notes in succession. Simply play them one by one on your keyboard.

B – G – D – A – B – G – D – A – B – G – D – A – B – G – D – A – B – G – D – A – B – B – G – G – D – D – A – A – B – B – G – G – D – D – A – A – B – B – G – G – D – D – A – A – B – B – G – G – D – D – A – B – G – D – A – B – G – D – A – B – G – D – A – B – G – D – A – B – B – B – B – G – G – G – G – D – D – D – D – A – A – A – B – B – B – B – G – G – G – G – D – D – D – D – A – A – A – B – B – B – B – G – G – G – G – D – D – D – D – A – A – A – A – B – B – B – B – G – G – G – G – D – D – D – D – A – A – B – G – D – A – B – B – B – B – G – G – G – G – D – D – D – D – A – A – A – A – B – G – G – D – A – B

Have you managed to play all the notes with your left hand? To improve your playing, practice repeating these notes over and over until you feel comfortable.

Once you’ve done that, you can move on to learning Despacito music by playing with both hands simultaneously.

 

 

Despacito piano notes left hand

Despacito on the piano: the notes of the left hand.

Video tutorial

To make things easier, we’ve prepared a video tutorial for you.

We recommend that you watch this video to make learning more enjoyable. Play the notes shown on the on-screen virtual keyboard one after the other on your piano.

At first, you can slow down the pace of the video to familiarize yourself with the musical notes.

Video tutorial of the left hand notes for the song Despacito

Play the notes of Despacito with the left hand on an interactive app

The La Touche Musicale app waits for you to play the correct note with your left hand on your piano before moving on to the next.

Congratulations, you’ve now mastered all the notes in Despacito’s right and left hands.

We’ll now guide you through synchronizing your two hands so that you can play the entire piece with both hands simultaneously.

Despacito on the piano: play the song with both hands

Advice

Playing the piano simultaneously with both hands can be a challenge for many pianists, especially beginners. Coordinating the movements of both hands while maintaining a precise rhythm can seem complex. Fortunately, the La Touche Musicale app can help you progress at your own pace, offering invaluable support.

To overcome this obstacle, practice exercises in which both hands play different scores at different rhythms. This will go a long way to improving coordination between the two hands.

To make further progress, we recommend recording yourself playing or playing in front of people. This will enable you to identify and correct certain errors.

Remember, patience is important, so don’t be too hard on yourself. Fun and enjoyment are essential to progress.

Despacito piano notes both hands

Despacito on the piano: the notes of both hands.

Video tutorial

In this last video, you’ll learn how to play Despacito with both hands simultaneously on the piano. Follow the notes on the screen and play them on your keyboard. If the pace of the video is too fast, you can slow it down or pause it.

However, pausing to adjust your fingers or go back can be tedious. For a smoother experience, consider using the La Touche Musicale application. This interactive application accompanies you as you learn, and can be connected directly to your piano. It will wait for you to play the notes correctly before moving on. We recommend that you use this application in conjunction with our guide for optimum progress.

What’s more, our app offers a vast selection of tunes to suit all styles and skill levels. Whatever your level, it will help you progress and perfect your playing. Are you ready to join us now?

Video tutorial to play the notes of both hands of the song Despacito on the piano.

Play the notes of Despacito with both hands on an interactive app

The La Touche Musicale app waits for you to play the right notes with both hands on your piano before moving on to the next.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully performed Despacito on the piano. You can be proud of your performance. However, to maintain this positive momentum, it’s essential to keep practicing. We invite you to discover three other tutorials that are sure to catch your interest:

Download the free piano sheet music of the song Despacito in PDF

The main aim of this article was to guide you through learning Despacito on the piano. However, we think it would be beneficial for you to have a score at hand, enabling you to play this piece wherever you are. To download the sheet music, please click on this link.

If you’re looking for a personalized learning experience, tailored to your own pace and needs, we also recommend downloading our La Touche Musicale app.

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