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Welcome to the Black Parade – Piano Tutorial with Letter Notes

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You think the song Welcome to the Black Parade is really cool and you’d like to know how to play it on the piano? You’ve come to the right place πŸ™‚ .

Let’s start with a quick introduction to the song:

“Welcome to the Black Parade” is a song by American rock band My Chemical Romance, released in 2006. The track opens with melancholy piano notes, setting a dark, introspective mood. It then rises with the arrival of guitars and drums, creating a growing intensity. The lyrics evoke the theme of death, loss and the search for meaning, taking the listener on a captivating emotional journey. This track is often cited as one of the best rock songs of the 2000s. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. and was nominated several times at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The aim of this article is to teach you how to play the song Welcome to the Black Parade on the piano. We’re going to teach you how to play the notes with your right hand, then with your left, and finally with both hands together.

And because teaching you how to play it isn’t enough for us, you’ll have the pleasure of finding a free PDF score of the song to download (yes, we know, we’re very nice πŸ™‚ ) at the end of the article.

If you’re a beginner with little knowledge of the piano, don’t worry. We’ll be taking it step by step. By the time you’ve finished this article, you’ll be playing Welcome to the Black Parade like a pro πŸ˜‰

Ready, set, go!

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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Welcome to the Black Parade on the piano: finding your way around the keyboard

To begin with, a quick reminder of the basics of piano playing won’t hurt πŸ™‚ . Take a look at the image below to learn how to find your way around a keyboard.

piano keyboard notes

The name of the notes on a piano keyboard.

In this image you can see the different keys on a piano keyboard, along with their notes (C, D, E, F, G, A, B).

If you focus on the groups of black keys, you’ll see that they operate in groups of two or three. These groups make it easy to find your way around the keyboard.

To find any note, all you need to do is find the C (since an octave – a group of notes from C to B – always begins with a C). Each C is located on the white key to the left of a group of black keys. Once you’ve found a C, you can easily locate a B, a G, a D, etc.

We advise you to practice finding each note on a piano keyboard. Once you know them by heart, it will be much easier for you to follow this tutorial on learning Welcome to the Black Parade on the piano.

Welcome to the Black Parade : playing the notes with the right hand

Where to start?

Now that you’re familiar with the notes on the keyboard, it’s time to learn the melody of Welcome to the Black Parade with your right hand (the melody is almost always played with the right hand). The accompaniment, which is played with the left hand, will be dealt with shortly afterwards πŸ™‚ .

Let’s start this tutorial by identifying the first note to be played with the right hand. For Welcome to the Black Parade, the first note is a G.

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G is the first note to be played with the right hand for the song Welcome to the Black Parade on piano.

The notes of the right hand

Have you found the G ? Perfect!

Now play the following notes in succession to complete the melody:

G – F – B – E – D – G – C – B – E – A – D (x2) – G – D – G – F – D – F – G – D – F – G – F – E – D – E – C – F – G – F – E – D – C – D – E – G – D – G – F – D – F – G – D – F – G – F – E – D – E – C – F – G – F – E – D – C – D – E – G – D – G – F – D – F – G – D – F – G – F – E – D – E – C – F – G – F – E – D – C – D – E – G – D – G – F – D – F – G – D – F – G – F – E – D – E – C – F – G – F – E – D – C – B – A – G – F – G – F – G – A – G – A – B – E – D – B – E – D (x2) – B – C – B – G – A – A – G (x2) – A (x2) – G – A (x2) – G – A (x2) – G – F – G – F – E – G – A – G – F – G (x2) – G – A (x2) – G – A (x2) – G – A (x2) – G – A (x2) – G – F – G – F – E – A (x2) – G – F – G (x2) – D + G – D + G – D + G – D + G – Β B + E – B + E – A + D – A + D – G + C – G + C – G + C – G + C – A + D – A + D – A + D – D (x2) – C – B – C – B – C – D (x3) – E – D – G – C (x3) – D – E (x2) – D – C – B – A – B – G – D – G (x3) – D – G – A – G (x2) – A – G – A – G – A – G – G (x2) – D (x3) – E (x2) – D – G (x2) – F – G – B – F (x2) – G – D – B – F (x2) – G – F – E – D – B – A (x2) – G – A – G – A – G – A – A – G – A – G – A – B – F (x2) – G – D – B – F (x2) – G – F – E – D – B – A (x2) – G (x2) – A – G – A – G – A – A – G – A – G – A – G – A – D (x2) – C – B – C – B – C – D (x3) – E – D – G – C (x3) – D – E (x2) – D – C – B – A – B – G – D – G (x3) – D – G – A – G (x2) – A – G – A – G – A – G – G (x2) – D (x3) – E (x2) – D – G (x2) – F – G – B – F (x2) – G – D – B – F (x2) – G – F – E – D – B – A (x2) – G – A – G – A – G – A – A – G – A – G – A – B – F (x2) – G – D – B – F (x2) – G – F – E – D – B – A (x2) – G (x2) – A – G – A – G – A – A – G – A – G – A – B – A – G – B – C – B – C – B – C – B – F – E – G – F – E – D – E – D – E – D – E – D – E – D – F – E – G – F – E – A – B – A – G (x2) – G – A – C – B – A (x2) – B (x2) – G – A – B – D – G – A – B – G – D – G – A – B – D – G – A – B – G – E – G – A – B – D – G – A – B – G – D – G – A – B – D – G – A – B – G – D (x2) – G – A – B – D – G – A – B – G – D – G – A – B – D – G – A – B – G – C – G – A – B – D – G – A – B – G – G – A – B – D – G – A – B – G – A – E – A – B – C – E – A – B – C – A – E – A – B – C – E – A – B – C – A (x2) – E – A – B – C – E – A – B – C – A – B – C – D – E – C – G (x2) – A – E – C – G (x2) – A – G – F – E – C – G (x2) – A – B – A – B – A – E – B – A – B – A – B – C – G (x2) – A – B – A – E – C – G (x2) – A – G – F – E – C – G (x2) – A – B – A – B – A – E – B – A – B – A – B – C – B (x2) – A – B – A – B – C – E – A – B – C – A – E – A – B – C – E – A – B – C – A – D – A – B – C – B – D – A – B – C – A – D – A – B – C – A – C – B (x2) – A – B – A – E – A – B – C – A – E – A – B – C – E – A – B – C – A – D – A – B – C – B – D – A – B – C – A – D – A – B – C – A – C – B (x2) – A – B – A

Once you’re familiar with the notes played with the right hand, you’ll be able to consider that you’ve acquired the melody part.

You won’t learn it in 5 minutes, and it’s normal to have to spend some time on it, so don’t be discouraged πŸ™‚ . Just practice sequence by sequence, so that your playing becomes more and more fluent. With patience and motivation, you’ll see that you’ll master the various sequences very easily.

Once you’ve completed this course, you can move on to learning the accompaniment played with the left hand on the piano.

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Welcome to the Black Parade on the piano: the notes of the right hand.

Video tutorial

How about a visual aid to complete your learning experience? πŸ™‚

Follow this video tutorial to learn how to play the Welcome to The Black Parade melody.

Once again, take your time. Familiarize yourself with the sequences, the rhythm of the music etc…

This method offers a complete and entertaining learning experience.

Have a good workout πŸ˜‰ .

Video tutorial of the notes to play with the right hand for the song Welcome to the Black Parade

And that’s it! You can play the Welcome to the Black Parade melody on the piano! Congratulations!

Let’s move on to the accompaniment πŸ˜‰

Play the notes ofWelcome to the Black Parade 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.

Welcome to the Black Parade playing the notes with the left hand

Where to start?

The accompaniment is played with the left hand.

There’s nothing tricky about it: you’ll have to proceed in the same way as for the right hand, identifying the first note to be played.

For Welcome to the Black Parade, the accompaniment begins with a G.

welcome to the black parade piano first note left hand

G is the first note to be played with the left hand for the song Welcome to the Black Parade on piano.

The notes of the left hand

Find the G? Perfect!

Now press the following notes successively until the end to play the whole accompaniment:

G – F – E – D – C – B – A – D – G – F – E – D – C – B – A – D – G – F – E – D – C – B – A – D – G – F – E – D – C – B – A – D – G – F – E – D – C – B – A – D – G – F – E – D – C – B – A – D – G – F – E – D – C – B – A – D – G (x2) – F – E – D – C (x2) – D (x2) – G – F – FΒ Β Β Β  a – C (x2) – G – D (x2) – G – F – F – C (x2) – G  – D (x2) – G – F – E – D – C (x2) – D (x2) – G – F – E – D – C (x2) – D (x2) – G – F – F – C (x2) – G – D (x2) – G – F – F – C (x2) – G – D (x2) – G – F – E – D – C (x2) – D (x2) – G – F – E – D – C (x2) – D (x2) – C – B (x2) – E (x2) – B (x2) – E (x2) – C (x2) – D – D – C – A – G – F – E – D – C – G – C – D – G – F – E – D – C – G – C – D – A – G – F – E – D – A – E (x4) – A – G – F – E – D (x2) – E (x2) – A – G – F – E – D (x2) – E (x2) – A – G – F – E – D (x2) – E (x2) – A – G – F – E – D (x2) – E (x2) – A

Once you’ve managed to play all these notes, you can take the accompaniment part for granted πŸ™‚ .

Practice sequence by sequence, just as you would for the right hand. Relax and work up to it gradually. Playing the piano should remain a pleasure πŸ˜‰ .

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be proud to be able to play Welcome to the Black Parade in its entirety (melody + accompaniment).

welcome to the black parade piano notes left hand

Welcome to the Black Parade on the piano: the notes of the left hand.

Video tutorial

As for the melody part, here is a tutorial video to learn how to play the accompaniment with the left hand in a fun way πŸ˜‰ .

We wish you lots of practice πŸ™‚ .

Video tutorial of the left hand notes for the song Welcome to the Black Parade

Play the notes of Welcome to the Black Parade 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 can now play the melody and accompaniment separately. That’s great!

Now we’re going to make it more difficult by learning to play both at the same time.

Don’t worry, our tutorial is here to help you πŸ˜‰ .

Welcome to the Black Parade on the piano: play the song with both hands

Advice

Mastering the art of playing with both hands is an inescapable challenge for any beginner pianist. It’s important to keep calm and remember that it’s perfectly normal not to be able to do it right from the start.

Don’t think badly of yourself. You don’t suck. It’s perfectly natural to encounter difficulties in taking this step, but once you get there, it will be a most gratifying musical experience πŸ˜‰ .

Start small. Don’t be too ambitious from the start. Setting a goal of playing a song with both hands in 30 minutes will only frustrate you, and that’s not the point. Playing the piano should remain a pleasure.

It may take weeks to learn a new song, but by the end of those weeks, you’ll be able to play your favorite piece to perfection. You’ll have practiced it so often that you’ll know it by heart, and you may even be able to play it without any help (like notes written one after the other, as we mentioned earlier, with our La Touche Musicale app, etc.), because you’ll have all the notes in your memory.

Our tip: divide the song into short sequences of a few seconds (e.g. 5 to 10 seconds).

Start by playing only the melody for these few seconds, repeatedly. Then play only the accompaniment several times. Finally, when you feel comfortable enough with each hand individually over these few seconds, you can try playing with both hands.

Once you’ve mastered a sequence with both hands, move on to the next sequence, then try playing both sequences in succession when you feel ready. By proceeding in this way, sequence by sequence, you’ll master the song right down to the last note.

Thanks to this progressive approach, you’ll feel the satisfaction of seeing your progress as you go along. As your brain gets used to it, you’ll find it easier and easier.

welcome to the black parade piano notes both hands

Welcome to the Black Parade on the piano: the notes of both hands.

Video tutorial

Get ready to follow this ultimate video tutorial that will teach you how to play Welcome to the Black Parade on the piano with both hands.

Keep in mind that this will take time and practice, but you can do it πŸ˜‰ . Observe the different tempos carefully and make sure you coordinate the notes with both hands.

Sometimes you’ll have to play certain notes simultaneously, while other times they’ll have to be played one after the other.

Don’t hesitate to pause the video when the notes appear on the virtual keyboard. This will give you time to position your fingers correctly to play the right notes at the right time.

If you’d rather take your time to place your fingers without interrupting the music, you’ll be delighted to know that these videos are taken from our La Touche Musicale application.

Our app offers several playback modes, including a learning mode where the music only progresses as you play the notes. What’s more, among its many practical features, you’ll find the display of notes (C, D, E, etc.) on scrolling note bars, as you can see in these videos. This feature is designed to help you, but you can also deactivate it later if you no longer need it.

Our application offers a vast catalog of songs in various musical styles, ranging from easy to expert. We’re sure you’ll enjoy learning piano with our app, so don’t hesitate to give it a try πŸ˜‰

Video tutorial to play the notes of both hands of the song Welcome to the Black Parade on the piano.

Play the notes of Welcome to the Black Parade 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.

[Success unlocked!] What class! You can play the whole piece! Congratulations!

Now you can impress your friends by playing this great song on the piano in front of them πŸ˜‰ .

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Download the free piano sheet music of the song Welcome to the Black Parade in PDF

Our tutorial has reached its goal: you can play Welcome to the Black Parade on the piano with both hands πŸ˜€ .

As promised at the beginning of the article, here’s the link to download the free Welcome to the Black Parade score in PDF format.

Now you can play this music wherever you want πŸ˜‰ .

See you soon πŸ™‚ .

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