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Seven Nation Army – Piano Tutorial with Letter Notes

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Would you like to learn to play the notes of the song Seven Nation Army on the piano? Let’s Go!

Seven Nation Army is a song by American rock band The White Stripes. It was written and composed by the band’s frontman, Jack White, and released in 2003.

The White Stripes are known for their unique blend of alternative rock, garage rock and blues. Seven Nation Army is one of their most iconic songs, quickly becoming a worldwide hit.

Musical anecdote: One of the distinctive features of this song is its instantly recognizable guitar riff, played by Jack White on an electric guitar. Ironically, this riff is not played on a bass guitar, as you might expect, but on a six-string guitar, modified to sound like a bass.

Now that you know a little more about the history of this song, let’s move on to learning its notes on the piano. Don’t worry, we’ll guide you step by step.

We’ll start by learning the notes to be played with the right hand, then the notes to be played 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 Seven Nation Army score at the end.

By the time you’ve read this entire article, you’ll be able to play the notes of this rock classic on the piano!

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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Seven Nation Army on the piano: finding your way around the keyboard

For what follows, there are two options:

  • Either you already know your way around a piano, in which case you can move straight on to learning right-hand notes.
  • Or you’re learning for the first time, in which case we advise you to analyze the diagram below:
piano keyboard notes

The name of the notes on a piano keyboard.

Take a moment to examine the diagram of the piano keyboard shown above. You’ll notice that the black notes always follow a regular sequence: two notes, then three, followed by two again, and so on.

The first priority is to locate the note C. To find C, concentrate on groups of two black notes. The C note is always to the left of the group of two black notes. If you then press the white key to the left of this group of two black notes, you’ll easily identify the C!

Starting from this C, use your right hand to play all the notes in the octave (C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C). Do the same with your left hand!

It’s crucial to practice quickly recognizing each note on the keyboard. Then you’ll be ready to play the notes of Seven Nation Army on the piano.

Seven Nation Army : playing the notes with the right hand

Where to start?

Excellent! You’ve successfully completed the first step in familiarizing yourself with the piano keyboard! Now we’ll move on to learning the notes of the Seven Nation Army melody on the piano, using your right hand.

To facilitate your progress, we’ll start by showing you the first note to be played in this melody: the note E.

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E is the first note to be played with the right hand for the song Seven Nation Army on piano.

The notes of the right hand

Congratulations! You’ve found the note E on the keyboard! You’ve got your starting point, ready to tame the notes of the Seven Nation Army melody on the piano with your right hand.

Now play the following notes one by one on your keyboard:

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

Repeat this sequence of notes several times, using your right hand on the keys. The more you practice, the less you’ll have to think about finding the notes on your keyboard, so you can concentrate on learning the rhythm!

seven nation army piano notes right hand

Seven Nation Army on the piano: the notes of the right hand.

Video tutorial

There’s nothing like a video to energize your learning! We highly recommend that you watch it, as this video tutorial will guide you precisely on which keys to play with your right hand to interpret the song’s melody in rhythm with panache.

Follow the notes on the screen and press the corresponding keys as they appear on the virtual keyboard. Keep the key pressed for as long as the note is in contact with the virtual keyboard key.

Go on, rip it up!

Video tutorial of the notes to play with the right hand for the song Seven Nation Army

Are you proud of yourself? You’ve managed to learn the melody of Seven Nation Army! Now all you have to do is complete two main steps, and you’ll be able to play this song in its entirety.

Can you tell the difference between melody and accompaniment? Melody is the main, melodic part of the music, usually played with the right hand on the piano. As for the accompaniment, played with the left hand, it’s like the background of the music, with chords or repetitive sequences of notes played according to a specific rhythm.

So now we invite you to move on to learning the notes of Seven Nation Army’s piano accompaniment with the left hand!

Play the notes ofSeven Nation Army 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.

Seven Nation Army playing the notes with the left hand

Where to start?

We’re going to follow the same learning method to play the left-hand piano notes of Seven Nation Army. To begin with, we’ll tell you the starting note of the accompaniment:

The first note your left hand will press is an E.

seven nation army first note piano left hand

The note E is the first note to be played with the left hand for the song Seven Nation Army on piano.

The notes of the left hand

Now that you’ve located the note E on the keyboard, let’s move on to the notes your left hand should play, just as we did for the right hand. Play these notes in the order specified to master the piano accompaniment to Seven Nation Army. Let’s get started!

E – E – E – E – E – E – E – E – E – E – E – C – B – E – C – B – E – C – B – E – C – B – E – E – C – B – E – E – C – B – E – E – C – B – E – E – C – B – A – B – E – E – G – E – D – C – B – E – E – G – E – D – C – D – C – B – E – E – G – E – D – C – B – E – E – G – E – D – C – D – C – B – G – G – G – G – G – G – G – G – A – A – A – A – A – A – A – A – E – E

It’s crucial to practice this piece repeatedly until you feel completely at ease. The more you practice, the more you’ll be able to play these notes smoothly and without error. Don’t neglect this stage!

seven nation army piano notes left hand

Seven Nation Army on the piano: the notes of the left hand.

Video tutorial

We’re sharing a video tutorial to guide you through manipulating the notes of this song with your left hand.

Watch the video carefully, identify each note and press the corresponding keys on your keyboard.

Take your time and practice regularly. Slow down the speed of the video, if necessary, to better assimilate the sequence of notes in the piano accompaniment to Seven Nation Army. Keep persevering and practicing with passion, you’re well on your way to mastering this heady rock track!

Video tutorial of the left hand notes for the song Seven Nation Army

Play the notes of Seven Nation Army 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.

Well done! You’ve successfully played the melody with your right hand and brilliantly accompanied the song Seven Nation Army on your keyboard with your left.

Now it’s time to synchronize both hands! Let’s get started!

Seven Nation Army on the piano: play the song with both hands

Advice

Here are a few tips to help you learn Seven Nation Army with both hands:

  1. Go through the video once and analyze the passages that seem more complicated.
  2. Divide the piece into smaller sections. Master each section before moving on to the next.
  3. Concentrate first on the series of notes to be played with your right hand for each section.
  4. Then tackle the series of notes for the left hand.
  5. Finally, gradually coordinate the movements of both hands, section by section.

Mastering the coordination of both hands can take time, so don’t worry if you have to go over it several times! With perseverance, you’ll come to play with natural ease.

seven nation army piano notes both hands

Seven Nation Army on the piano: the notes of both hands.

Video tutorial

Don’t worry if the pace of the video seems a little too fast for you! You can always slow it down or pause it to give yourself time to position your fingers comfortably on the keyboard and play the notes of Seven Nation Army on the piano in peace.

Good to know: With our interactive La Touche Musicale app, you don’t even have to pause the song. The app waits patiently for you to play the right note before continuing, and frankly, that makes things a whole lot easier!

Video tutorial to play the notes of both hands of the song Seven Nation Army on the piano.

Play the notes of Seven Nation Army 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.

Bravo! You rock! You’ve now mastered the transcendent Seven Nation Army song to perfection on the piano!

And if you liked this tutorial, we’ve got plenty more in stock ­čśë here are just a few:

Download the free piano sheet music of the song Seven Nation Army in PDF

Stunning! You’ve gone through this tutorial brilliantly, and now you’re juggling the notes of Seven Nation Army on the piano, both hands in action! If you like to go the extra mile, you’ll find the “Expert” version of this piano song on our La Touche Musicale app.

As promised from the outset, the score of Seven Nation Army in PDF format is now available.

We hope you enjoyed this musical experience!

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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