Would you like to learn how to play the notes of the song Fallen Down on the piano? You’ve come to the right place!
Composed by video game creator Toby Fox and first appearing on his 2012 album I Miss You: Earthbound, Fallen Down immediately captured the hearts of audiences.
It’s part of the soundtrack to the popular indie video game Undertale.
Like most Undertale music (like the famous Megalovania), the original version of Fallen Down is relatively complicated to play on the piano. In this tutorial, we’ll teach you how to play a simplified version, so that it can be played by any beginner.
In this article, we’ll learn how to play Fallen Down, starting with the notes for the right hand, then those for the left. Finally, we’ll let you play the whole song with both hands at the same time on your keyboard. This guide is also punctuated by tutorial videos to simplify your learning of this popular tune.
By the end of this article, the aim is for you to be able to play Fallen Down in its entirety on the piano.
Are you ready? Let’s get started!
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To begin, we’ll revisit the fundamentals of introductory piano playing. If you’re already familiar with the layout of piano keys, feel free to skip ahead to the next segment. If not, we suggest you take a close look at the following diagram:
The name of the notes on a piano keyboard.
In this diagram, you’ll see the different keys on the piano and how they relate to notes such as C, D and E.
If you look closely at the dark keys, you’ll see that they are arranged in groups of two or three. This arrangement assists you in navigating the keyboard.
To locate a particular note, C is always your reference point. It’s always on the white key to the left of a duo of dark keys. Once you’ve found C, it’s much easier to identify the remaining notes, such as B, G and D.
It’s a good idea to practice identifying these different notes on the keyboard. Once you’re comfortable with the task, our tutorial on playing the notes of Fallen Down on the piano will seem much less complex.
Now that you’re able to navigate the piano’s keys, let’s move on to the central part: the notes played by the right hand.
Let’s begin this chapter by determining the initial note your right hand should play. This note is F#:
The note F# is the first to be played with the right hand to start the treble clef of the song Fallen Down on piano.
Have you located the F# on the keyboard? Excellent!
You now have your starting point. Now you’re ready to link all the following notes with your right hand to play the Fallen Down melody. Press the following keys in succession:
F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – B – A – C# – A – B – E – D# – E – F# – D# – B – F# – B – F# – B – F# – B – F# – A# – F# – A# – G – F# – D – F# – D – E – F# – E – D – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – B – A – C# – A – B – E – D# – E – F# – D# – B – F# – B – F# – B – F# – B – F# – A# – F# – A# – G – F# – D – F# – D – E – F# – E – D – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – B – A – C# – A – B – E – D# – E – F# – D# – B – F# – B – F# – B – F# – B – F# – A# – F# – A# – G – F# – D – F# – D – E – F# – E – D – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – B – A – C# – A – B – E – D# – E – F# – D# – B – F# – B – F# – B – F# – B – F# – A# – F# – A# – G – F# – D – F# – D – E – F# – C# – E – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – F# – C# – B – A – C# – A – B – E – D# – E – F# – D# – B – F# – B – F# – B – F# – B – F# – A# – F# – A# – G.
By practicing this series of notes, you’ll be able to play the entire melody of the song with your right hand on the piano.
It’s a good idea to repeat these notes several times until you’ve mastered this part of the song.
Fallen Down on the piano: the notes of the right hand.
What could be more useful for your progress than watching an explanatory video in real time, telling you which notes to strike with your right hand to render the melody of the piece? Take a look at our video guide and press the corresponding keys when you see the respective notes appear on the screen and strike the virtual keyboard:
Now you know how to play the melody (treble clef) of this famous video game tune!
Now let’s move on to the left hand.
Play the notes ofFallen Down 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.
Typically, your left hand handles the chords that serve as a musical backdrop, while the right hand handles the main melody. The left hand enriches your performance by adding dimension and sonic complexity.
Let’s continue by adopting a similar approach to that used for the right hand, to identify the first note your left hand should play. It’s a D :
The note D is the first to be played by the left hand to start the bass clef of the song Fallen Down on piano.
Have you managed to identify the D in the right octave on your piano? Well done!
As with the right hand, it’s now time to move on to the notes that the left hand will play, this time using the F key.
Follow the notes specified below in the order indicated:
D – F# – A – F# – A – F# – D – F# – A – F# – A – F# – B – D# – F# – D# – F# – D# – B – D# – F# – D# – F# – D# – G – B – D – B – D – B – G – A# – D – A# – D – A# – D – F# – A – F# – A – F# – C# – E – A – E – A – E – D – F# – A – F# – A – F# – D – F# – A – F# – A – F# – B – D# – F# – D# – F# – D# – B – D# – F# – D# – F# – D# – G – B – D – B – D – B – G – A# – D – A# – D – A# – D – F# – A – F# – A – F# – C# – D – D – A – C# – B – F# – G – D – D – A# – C – A# – A – A – G – C# – D – D – A – C # – B – F# – G – D – D – A# – C – A# – D – A – D – D – A – C# – B – F# – G – D – D – A# – C – A#.
To faithfully reproduce the Fallen Down accompaniment, play these notes in sequence with your left hand.
Just as we suggested for the right hand, we recommend that you work on this part in a loop until you feel completely at ease. After several repetitions, you should be able to play this sequence smoothly.
Fallen Down on the piano: the notes of the left hand.
Of course, we’ve also prepared a video tutorial that guides you through every note your left hand will need to play for this classic video game tune. Be careful as you follow each note, and press the right keys at the right time to faithfully reproduce the bass clef accompaniment.
Play the notes of Fallen Down 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 now have the skills required to play the treble and bass sections of Fallen Down on the piano.
The next step is to synchronize your two hands in order to play the piece completely and harmoniously.
Prepare yourself for this new challenge. Feeling ready? Let’s go !
Mastering two-handed piano playing is a crucial step for anyone just starting out. Take your time, and remember that difficulties in coordinating the movements of each hand are quite normal when you’re just starting out.
Avoid being too critical of yourself. The obstacles you encounter at this stage can be frustrating, but the reward in terms of personal pride is well worth it once you’ve overcome them.
Start small, without unrealistic ambitions. The more you enjoy the learning process, the faster you’ll progress.
Be aware that it’s perfectly normal to take a certain amount of time, sometimes several weeks, to feel really comfortable with a new piece of piano playing. But after that time, you’ll be able to play your favorite piece with ease. With enough practice, you’ll get to know it so well that you won’t even need aids like a score, something we recommend using with our learning platform, La Touche Musicale.
Here’s a useful tip: break up the song into smaller chunks, each about 5 to 10 seconds long.
Focus first on the right-hand melody for this segment, repeating it several times. Then move on to the left-hand accompaniment. Once you’re comfortable with each key individually for this bit of song, try to coordinate them by playing them together.
Continue mastering one segment at a time, following this approach. When you feel comfortable, start putting these segments together. This step-by-step progression will allow you to enjoy each small success, making the whole process more and more affordable as you practice.
Fallen Down on the piano: the notes of both hands.
Check out our comprehensive video tutorial that immerses you in the intricacies of two-handed playing for Fallen Down on the piano.
Perseverance and practice are a must, but be confident in your abilities. Pay close attention to tempo variations and make sure that both hands are perfectly synchronized.
At some points, you’ll need to press keys simultaneously (chords), while at others they’ll be played sequentially.
If you feel that the rhythm is too fast, don’t hesitate to pause the video when the notes are displayed, allowing you to reposition your fingers on your keyboard for more precise gestures.
If you find it redundant to have to pause each time to reposition your fingers, you should know that the interactive platform La Touche Musicale, from which these tutorial videos are taken, allows you to dispense with this step.
This application offers a variety of interactive approaches to playing your favorite songs, including a feature where the tutorial only continues to advance when you press the right keys. It also presents the notes (such as C, D, E, etc.) in a visual scroll, as you can see in these videos. We recommend that you use this feature as an educational supplement to this online manual.
With a vast selection of pieces spanning different genres and levels, we believe our app can truly enhance your piano experience. So, are you ready to dive in?
Play the notes of Fallen Down 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 now have the skills required to play Undertale’s Fallen Down in its entirety on the piano.
If you’ve enjoyed this handy manual, you should know that we’ve also composed similar guides covering a variety of famous songs in various musical styles:
Mission accomplished with this tutorial: you can now play Fallen Down on the piano using both hands on the keyboard at the same time.
To add further value to this article, we’ve included a link to download the sheet music for Fallen Down in PDF format.
Now you can play this song to your heart’s content, wherever you are.
And don’t forget that for a learning experience that’s both fun and rewarding, our La Touche Musicale app is at your disposal!
We look forward to meeting you again for future piano guides!
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