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Love Story – Piano Tutorial with Letter Notes

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Have you always wanted to learn Taylor Swift’s Love Story on the piano? Then you’ve come to the right place!

It’s one of the most popular songs for piano. And why? Because its melody is both simple and beautiful, no matter how much time passes. Love Story has the power to appeal to younger and older generations alike. So it was important that pianists, whether beginners or advanced, should have a tutorial for this song so they could play it.

But that’s just it: how can we learn it quickly? In this article, La Touche Musicale reveals its secrets for playing Taylor Swift’s famous song on the piano!

We’ll start by learning the notes to play with the right hand, then the notes to play with the left. We’ll finish by learning how to play both hands together. To make teaching easier, this article is made up of simple explanations, explanatory diagrams and video tutorials. You’ll even be able to download the score of Love Story at the end.

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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Love Story on the piano: finding your way around the keyboard

Before we start playing Love Story, we’re going to go over a few piano basics, including the names of the notes on a keyboard, so that you can find your way around easily. If you’re already comfortable with this part, we’d advise you to go straight on to the next (learning to play the right-hand notes of Love Story).

Start by looking at the image below:

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The name of the notes on a piano keyboard.

To help you find your way around the piano, we recommend using the black keys. If you look closely at the image below, you’ll see that the black keys are arranged in groups of two and three, one after the other. This alternation will make it easier for you to find your way around the keyboard as you begin to learn the instrument.

For example, if you’re looking for the note G, start by identifying a group of three black keys. Once you’ve found this group, press the white key between the first and second black keys in the group: you’ve found the note G.

Practice identifying notes quickly on the piano keyboard. Using this method, you’ll be able to follow this tutorial to learn Love Story on the piano much more easily. It’s an important prerequisite that you shouldn’t overlook before moving on to the next steps in this article.

Love Story : playing the notes with the right hand

Where to start?

We’re not going to make you learn all the notes to be played with the right hand right away. Let’s start by identifying the first note to be played with this hand in the famous song, based on what we saw in the previous section of this tutorial.

The first note to be played with the right hand is an A :

love story first notes piano right hand

A is the first note to be played with the right hand for the song Love Story on piano.

The notes of the right hand

Did you find the La note? Perfect. Now let’s move on to the song’s full melody. Press the following notes in succession:

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

Play all these notes in succession to obtain the melody of Love Story on the piano with the right hand. Repeat this sequence of notes several times until your playing becomes fluid and smooth. Once you feel comfortable, you can move on to the left hand.

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Love Story on the piano: the notes of the right hand.

Video tutorial

The following video tutorial takes up the various notes we have listed above. These notes scroll across the screen interactively, descending to a virtual piano at the bottom of the screen. When the notes reach the keys of the virtual piano, play the same keys on your own piano. Take the time to watch this video to learn which notes to play with your right hand, and to understand the tempo and rhythm of each note.

This video gives you a practical opportunity to learn the notes to play with your right hand, while allowing you to grasp the rhythm of each note. Take the time to watch carefully to recognize the Love Story melody.

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

Now that you’ve mastered the right-hand melody of this famous piano pop song, congratulations!

Now let’s move on to the left-hand notes.

Play the notes ofLove Story 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.

Love Story playing the notes with the left hand

Where to start?

Now that you’ve learned the right-hand notes, congratulations! Now we’ll repeat the same process with the left-hand notes.

Start by identifying the first notes to play with your left hand. These are the notes D and F#:

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D and F# are the first notes to be played with the left hand for the song Love story on piano.

The notes of the left hand

Have you found the notes D and F#? Excellent! Let’s continue with the rest of the sequence. Play the following notes in succession with your left hand:

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

By playing these notes in succession, you’ll reproduce the piano accompaniment to the song Love Story, played with the left hand.

Practice playing this sequence of notes over and over so that you feel comfortable with it.

love story piano notes left hand

Love Story on the piano: the notes of the left hand.

Video tutorial

In this section, we followed a similar approach to learning notes for the right hand. We’ve used an interactive video tutorial in which each left-hand note is presented in detail, gradually descending onto a virtual piano keyboard. You are invited to play the corresponding notes on your own piano as they appear on the virtual keyboard. This method offers you a hands-on, interactive experience to familiarize yourself with the left-hand notes of the song. With regular practice and concentration on rhythm and precision, you’ll be able to integrate this part of the song into your piano repertoire.

Video tutorial of the left hand notes for the song Love Story

Play the notes of Love Story 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 acquired the ability to play the notes with both your left and right hands for one of the most iconic pop songs of all time!

Now let’s explore how to play this piece by combining both hands simultaneously on the keyboard.

Love Story on the piano: play the song with both hands

Advice

An exercise often considered complex for piano beginners is what music teachers call hand dissociation, i.e. the ability to play with both hands at the same time on the keyboard.

This exercise can be difficult at first, as the brain is not accustomed to managing this task simultaneously with speed and precision. It therefore requires a lot of practice to be able to play with both hands smoothly.

To optimize your learning curve, we recommend dividing the piece into short sequences of a few seconds each. Avoid 30- to 40-second parts, which will be too difficult to learn at first. Start slowly with each short sequence, then gradually increase the pace as you gain confidence.

This method allows your brain to assimilate information gradually, promoting effective learning. Using learning tools such as La Touche Musicale can also be beneficial.

love story piano notes both hands

Love Story on the piano: the notes of both hands.

Video tutorial

Here’s the third and final tutorial video, where you’ll see the notes to be played with both hands simultaneously on the keyboard. Take the time to carefully observe each descending note and its respective duration, as well as the precise moment at which it must be played to follow the rhythm of the music. Pay particular attention to the synchronization of your two hands, as this is of crucial importance at this stage of learning the song.

You can pause the video as the notes approach the virtual keyboard. This will allow you to reposition your fingers on your own piano before playing the notes at the right moment.

If you prefer to adjust your movements while listening to the music, you’ll certainly appreciate the fact that these videos come from our La Touche Musicale application.

This app offers various interactive ways of playing your favorite songs, including an option where the progress of the music depends on your correct playing of the notes. What’s more, it displays note names on the screen, which can be useful for learning. We recommend that you use this function as a complementary teaching tool to this online guide.

With a vast selection of tunes covering different genres and levels of difficulty, our app can enrich your musical experience. Are you ready to explore?

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

Play the notes of Love Story 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 now learned all the notes needed to play Love Story on the piano.

If you’ve found this guide useful, you should know that we’ve also prepared similar resources for other popular titles from various musical genres:

 

Download the free piano sheet music of the song Love Story in PDF

Now you’re ready to rock the keyboard with the notes of Love Story!

This enchanting melody will come to life under your fingers with great intensity. So you can play it whenever you like, we’ve included the sheet music for Love Story.

And to keep the rhythm going, don’t forget to explore the features of our La Touche Musicale application. It will accompany you as you learn to play the piano, for even more exciting musical sessions!

See you soon for new musical adventures!

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