Darkside – Alan Walker – Piano Notes and Chords

Piano Notes and Chords for Darkside – Alan Walker

Key Information for the Song Darkside by Alan Walker

Key Signature: One sharp (F#)
Scale: E Minor / G Major Scale (one black key)
G Major Scale Notes: G, A, B, C, D, E, F#

The relative minor of G major is E minor (i.e., the same notes but arranged in a different order).
E minor Scale Notes: E, F#, G, A, B, C, D

Tempo: 85 bpm
Time Signature: 4/4
Difficulty Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Darkside song features a dark, synth-heavy soundscape with a subtle piano melody lurking in the background. The piano adds a layer of mystery and depth to the overall sound.

The song, Darkside by Alan Walker, is in the key of Em, which is the relative minor of G major with a tempo of 85 BPM and a 4/4 time signature. The key signature has one sharp, F#. The key of Em has the same notes as the G major scale, but starts and ends on the E note.

These notes are intended for piano and are suitable for players with some experience as well as for beginners.

Tips to Play the Piano Notes for

Octave - Asterisk (Star symbol)

  • Middle Octave: C D E F G A B
  • Higher Octave: Star symbol after the note - C* D* E* F* G* A* B*
  • Lower Octave: Star symbol before the note - *C *D *E *F *G *A *B

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song are given in brackets like (notes); they are meant to be played quickly or fast, similar to 16th, 32nd, or sometimes 8th notes in sheet music.

Play these notes continuously and connectedly, following the song’s rhythm and lyrics.

The next regular note is written immediately after the closing bracket.

Sustained Notes – Wavy Lines

The wavy line symbol ~ (tilde) following a note indicates sustained notes.

  • One tilde signifies a quarter-note duration on the piano sheet.
  • Two tildes denote a half-note duration.
  • Three tildes signify a whole note duration.

Therefore, press and hold the note for the appropriate duration based on the number of tildes while playing the piano notes for the song.

Tips to Play the Chords for

  • Letter notes are written above the words, showing you which note to sing for each syllable.
  • Chords are written below the lyrics to tell you which chords to play on your instrument along with the song.
  • vertical bar (like this: |) is placed within the lyrics to show you exactly where to change chords.

Darkside Piano Chords

Notes of the E Minor Scale:
E, F#, G, A, B, C, D, E

Chords of the E Minor Scale / G Major:
Em, F#dm, G, Am, Bm, C, and D
(i.e., E minor, F# diminished, G major, A minor, B minor, C major, and D major)

Chords used for the song Darkside are:
Em, D, C, G

Notes for the Darkside Chords are:
Em (E minor): E, G, B
C (C major): C, E, G
G (G major): G, B, D
D (D major): D, F#, A
D/F# (D over F Sharp or D slash F sharp): F#, D and A (i.e., 1st inversion of D chord)

The song uses a simple four-chord progression throughout, alternating between Em, D, C, and G chords. The harmony creates a contrast between the dark and light sides of the song with minor and the major chords. and also supports the melody by providing tension and resolution.

Darkside Piano Notes and Chords

Intro Music

G*~ F#*~ E*~~
               | Em  | D

B* F#* E*~~
          | C 

B*~ F#*~ E*~~
| D          | Em  | D 

B* F#* E*~~
             | C | D

G*~ F#*~

In Darkside song, dark and atmospheric synths dominate the soundscape, with the piano relegated to occasional, sparse chords that add depth and texture.

Verse 1

We’re not in love
We share no stories
Just something in your eyes
Don’t be afraid
The shadows know me
Let’s leave the world behind

    G         A   B  F#~~
|   We’re not in | love
| Em                 | D

    E     F#     G   *B~ *A~
|  We share no | sto| ries
| C                     | G  | D (or D/F#)

     G      A B        F# ~ D     F#  G~~
|   Just something | in your eyes|   |     
| Em                       | D                | C | D

    G      A   B F#~~
|   Don’t be a| fraid
| Em          | D

   E     F#  G     *B~   *A~
|  The shadows | know | me
| C            | G    | D (or D/F#)

     G       A     B     F#~   D F#  G~~
|   Let’s leave the | world behind|   |    
| Em                      | D                 | C | D

Chorus (Part 1)

Take me through the night
Fall into the dark side
We don’t need the light
We’ll live on the dark side

G~     G~    (G A)         B~ 
| Take me | through the night
| Em         | G

D    E~ C*~  (B) A~    F# ~ E~ 
Fall | into the | dark side|
      | C            | D          | Em

G~   (F# G A)           B~ 
We don’t | need the light
               | G

D       E~   C*~ (B) A~     F# ~ E 
We’ll | live on the | dark side|   
         | C                | D            | Em     

Chorus (Part 2)

I see it, let’s feel it
While we’re still young and fearless
Let go of the light
Fall into the dark side

E  F#   G~  G     A    B~
I see it,|   let’s feel it
            | G

G        A       B     C*    B       A G 
|  While we’re still | young and fearless
| C                        | D

G~   G~   (G A)   B~ 
| Let go | of the light
| Em      | G

D    E~ C*~   (B) A~    F# ~ E 
Fall | into the | dark side|    |   
       | C          | D           | Em | G

Music: E~ G~ (G A) B~ 


Fall into the dark side
Give in to the dark side
Let go of the light
Fall into the dark side

D    E~ C*~  (B) A~      F#~ E~ 
Fall | into      the | dark side|        |   
      | C                | D            | Em | G

Music: E~ G~ (F# G A) B~ 

D      E~ C*~   (B) A~    F# ~ E 
Give | into the | dark side|        |   
        | C          | D            | Em | G

E F#  G~  G A B~
G A B C* B A G 

G~  G~  (G A)   B~ 
Let  go   of the light
|     |     | Let go | of the light
| C | D | Em      | G

D    E~ C*~   (B) A~    F# ~ E 
Fall | into     the | dark side|
       | C             | D        | Em

Verse 2

Beneath the sky
As black as diamonds
We’re runnin’ out of time (Time, time)

Don’t wait for truth
To come and blind us
Let’s just believe their lies

G     A     B  F#~~
Beneath the | sky
                    | D

     E     F#   G   *B~ *A~
|   As black as | dia| monds
| C                   | G  | D (or D/F#)

     G        A B      F#~ D  F#  G~~  C*~ F#~ E~
|   We’re running | out of time| (Time, | time)
| Em                    | D               | C | D

    G      A      B F#~~
|   Don’t wait for | truth
| Em                   | D

    E   F#      G  *B~   *A~
|  To come and | blind | us
| C                     | G      | D (or D/F#)

     G      A    B   F#~ D F#  G~~
|   Let’s just be| lieve their lies|   |    
| Em                 | D                   | C | D


Believe it, I see it
I know that you can feel it
No secrets worth keepin’
So fool me like I’m dreamin’

   E  F#    G~  G A    B~
|   Believe it,|  I see it
| Em             | D

    G   A       B     C*  B    A    G 
|  I know that | you can | feel it
| C                 | G           | D

    E   F#   G~  G       A B~
|   No secrets|  worth keeping
| Em              | D

   G    A    B   F#  E   F#  G 
|  So fool me like I’m dreaming
| C


Take me through the night
Fall into the dark side
We don’t need the light
We’ll live on the dark side

I see it, let’s feel it
While we’re still young and fearless
Let go of the light
Fall into the dark side

Notes are the same as part 3 notations

G~     G~    (G A)         B~  |  D    E~ C*~  (B) A~    F# ~ E~ 
Take me   through the night | Fall in_to     the dark side

G~   (F# G A)           B~  |  D       E~   C*~ (B) A~     F# ~ E 
We don’t need the   light |  We’ll live  on    the dark  side

E  F#   G~  G     A    B~ | G        A       B     C*    B       A G 
I   see  it,   let’s feel it | While we’re still young and fearless

G~   G~   (G A)   B~ | D    E~ C*~   (B) A~    F# ~ E 
Let  go    of the   light | Fall in_to      the dark  side


Fall into the dark side
Give in to the dark side
Let go of the light
Fall into the dark side

Notes are similar to the part 4 notations

D    E~ C*~  (B) A~      F#~ E~ 
Fall into        the dark   side

Music: E~ G~ (F# G A) B~ 

D      E~ C*~   (B) A~    F# ~ E 
Give in to       the dark side

Music: E F#  G~  G A B~ G A B C* B A G 

G~  G~  (G A)   B~ 
Let  go   of the light

D    E~ C*~   (B) A~    F# ~ E 
Fall in_to      the dark  side

Harmony and Melody Information for Darkside

Chord information

The chords are played on a synthesizer with a plucked sound. The chords are mostly in root position, except for the D/F# chord that appears in the verses and pre-choruses. The D/F# chord is an inversion of the D chord, where the F# note is played as the lowest note instead of the D note. The D/F# chord creates a smooth bass line that descends from Em to C.


The melody is sung by Au/Ra and Tomine Harket, who are featured artists on the song. The melody is catchy and memorable, with a lot of repetition and variation. The melody follows the chord tones, meaning that the notes of the melody match the notes of the chords. The melody also uses some non-chord tones, such as the B note in the chorus, which creates a dissonance with the C chord. The melody ranges from E3 to G4, which is a tenth interval.

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