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Piano Notes for Imagine – John Lennon – CDE FGAB


Key Information for the Song Imagine by John Lennon

Scale: C major (All Natural Notes, All white keys)
C Major Scale Notes: C, D, E, F, G, A, B
Key Signature: Blank (No flats, No sharps)
Tempo: 72 bpm
Time Signature: 4/4
Difficulty Level: Beginner

This post will provide the letter notes for the melody of Imagine by John Lennon. The song is in C major with a tempo of 72 BPM and a 4/4 time signature.

The song Imagine is very easy to play on the piano, even for beginners, for several reasons, such as simple chords, repetitive patterns, no complex rhythms, and a slow tempo.

Tips to Play the Piano Notes for Imagine

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song Imagine 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 “Imagine” 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 Imagine song.


Part 1 (Verse 1)

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us, only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today. Ah


G G E    G~        B    B A~~
Imagine  there’s  no  heaven

Music: *A A# B

G   G G   G B~   B A~~
It’s easy  if  you  try

Music: *A A# B


G    G~~   B B     A~~
No  hell    below  us

G G    G    B~ B  B A~~
Above us, only    sky


A C* A    C*~ E*   E* (D* C*) A~~
Imagine  all    the  people

B B~~  B~  C* D*~~ E* G*~ (E* D*) C*
Living  for   today,          Ah~~


Part 2 (Verse 2)

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You


G G G   G         B    B A~~
Imagine there’s no countries

G  G   G G~  B B A~~
It  isn’t hard   to do

G G       G  G~  B  B   A~~
Nothing to  kill  or die for

G      G   G G B~  B A~~
And  no  religion   too

A C* A    C*~ E*   E* (D* C*) A~~
Imagine  all    the  people

B B~~  B~  C* D*~~ E* G*~ (E* D*) C*
Living  life   in peace, You~~


Part 3 (Chorus)

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one


A     C*    B~~  A   B  C* C*~~~
You may say   I’m a  dreamer

A     C*  B    (B) A A   E~
But I’m  not  the only  one

A A        C* B~~    B      C* (C* A)  G~~
I  hope someday  you’ll  join      us

C*   C*   D*~~  D*  E*  C*  C*~~
And the world   will  be as  one


Part 4 (Verse 3)

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world, You


G G G   G   B    B A~~
Imagine no possessions

G  G G     G B~  B A~~
I   wonder if you can

G  G         G G~      B  B A~~
No need for greed or hunger

G  G  G G~      B B A~~
A  brotherhood of man

A C* A    C*~ E*   E* (D* C*) A~~
Imagine  all    the  people

B B~~  B~  C* D*~~ E* G*~ (E* D*) C*
Sharing all the world, You


Part 5 (Chorus)

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one


A     C*    B~~  A   B  C* C*~~~
You may say   I’m a  dreamer

A     C*  B    (B) A A   E~
But I’m  not  the only  one

A A        C* B~~    B      C* (C* A)  G~~
I  hope someday  you’ll  join      us

C*   C*   D*~~  D*  E*  C*  C*~~
And the world   will  be as  one


Easy to Play Melody of Imagine by John Lennon

Imagine” by John Lennon can be considered easy to learn on the piano, especially for beginners, for several reasons:

Simple chords: The song mainly uses basic major and minor chords, with some inversions in the bridge. If you know a handful of basic chords, you can play the main structure of the song. However, some aspects like switching chords smoothly might require some practice.

Repetitive patterns: The chord progressions repeat throughout the song, making it easier to learn and memorize.

No complex rhythms: The melody and chords stick to simple rhythms, avoiding challenging syncopations or fast passages.

Slow tempo: The song has a slow and steady tempo, allowing beginners to comfortably play the notes without rushing.



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