One Last Time – Ariana Grande – Piano Notes


Piano Notes for One Last Time – Ariana Grande – CDE FGAB


Key Information for the Song One Last Time by Ariana Grande

Scale: Ab Major Scale (four black keys)
Key Signature: Four flats (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db)
Ab Major Scale Notes: Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, G
Tempo: 120 bpm
Time Signature: 4/4
Vocal Range: Ab3 to F5
Difficulty Level: Intermediate, Advanced

This post will provide the letter notes for the melody of One Last Time by Ariana Grande. The song is written in the key of Ab Major with a moderately fast tempo of 125 beats per minute and a 4/4 time signature. 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 One Last Time

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song One Last Time 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 One Last Time 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 One Last Time song.


Part 1 (Intro Music)

Ab~ Bb~ C*~ (Ab Db*) C* F~~
Eb F~   Eb F~ Ab G~~


Part 2 (Verse 1)

I was a liar, I gave in to the fire
I know I should’ve fought it, at least I’m being honest
Feel like a failure, ’cause I know that I failed you
I should’ve done you better, ’cause you don’t want a liar


Eb  Eb   Eb  Eb~ C~
I    was   a    liar,

*Ab  Eb    Eb  Eb  Eb   Eb~ C~
I      gave in    to   the   fire


*Ab  Eb     Db  Db C     *Bb~  *Ab~
I      know  I     should’ve fought it,

*Ab  Eb     Db Db C  *Bb~ *Ab~
at    least  I’m  being  honest


Eb     Eb  Eb  Eb~ C~
Feel  like   a   failure,

*Ab     Eb  Eb     Eb  Eb   Eb~  C~
’cause I     know that  I    failed  you


*Ab  Eb Db      Db   C     *Bb~  *Ab~
I      should’ve done you   better,

*Ab     Eb   Db     Db   C  *Bb~ *Ab~
’cause you  don’t want a   liar


Part 3 (Pre-Chorus)

And I know, and I know, and I know she gives you everything
But, boy, I couldn’t give it to you
And I know, and I know, and I know that you got everything
But I got nothin’ here without you


(*Ab *Bb) C   (C C)  *Bb   (*Bb *Bb) *Bb
And I know,   and I know,  and I know

*Ab  *Ab   *Bb    *Bb  *Ab  *Ab
she  gives you    everything

*Ab  Db   C *Bb   *Ab  *Bb  C *Bb~ *Ab~~~
But, boy, I  couldn’t     give  it  to    you


(*Ab *Bb) C   (C C)  *Bb   (*Bb *Bb) *Bb
And I know,   and I know,  and I know

*Ab   *Ab   *Bb    *Bb  *Ab  *Ab
that   you  got      everything

*Ab  Db  C *Bb      *Ab  *Bb   C *Bb~ *Ab~~~
But   I    got nothin’ here without you


Part 4 (Chorus)

So, one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
One more time
I promise after that, I’ll let you go

B*Aby, I don’t care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home


Eb    Ab~  Bb~     C*~~
So,  one    last     time

Ab Db*   C*    F~~
I    need  to    be

Eb    F~  Eb    F       Ab  G~~
the  one  who takes  you  home


Ab~    Bb~    C*~
One    more   time

Ab   Db*  C*   E~~ Eb F~~
I     promise   after     that,

Eb  F~  Ab   G~~
I’ll   let    you    go


(Eb* Eb*)   Eb*   C*
B*Aby, I     don’t  care

C*  Bb   Bb   Ab   Ab Eb   Eb~ Eb~~
if    you  got  her   in   your heart


(Eb* Eb*)  Eb*   C*
All I          really care

C*   Bb   Bb     Ab Ab Eb Eb~ Eb~~
is    you  wake up in my arms


Ab~  Bb~   C*~~
One   last     time

Ab Db*    C*  E~~  Eb  F~~
I    need  to   be     the  one

Eb     F~     Ab   G~~
who  takes  you    home


Part 5 (Verse 2)

I don’t deserve it, I know I don’t deserve it
But stay with me a minute, I swear I’ll make it worth it
Can’t you forgive me? At least just temporarily
I know that this is my fault, I should’ve been more careful


Eb  Eb      Eb  Eb~ C~
I     don’t  deserve     it,

*Ab  Eb    Eb  Eb    Eb Eb~ C~
I      know I    don’t  deserve   it


*Ab  Eb Db  Db C  *Bb~  *Ab~
But stay with me   a   minute,

*Ab  Eb   Db  Db  C *Bb~   *Ab~
I     swear I’ll make  it   worth  it


Eb      Eb  Eb  Eb~ C~
Can’t you forgive me?

*Ab  Eb    Eb   Eb Eb  Eb~  C~
At    least just    temporarily


*Ab  Eb  Db Db  C  *Bb~  *Ab~
I     know that this   is  my    fault,

*Ab  Eb  Db   Db  C     *Bb~ *Ab~
I     should’ve been more careful


Part 6 (Pre-Chorus)

And I know, and I know, and I know she gives you everything
But, boy, I couldn’t give it to you
And I know, and I know, and I know that you got everything
But I got nothin’ here without you, b*Aby


(*Ab *Bb) C   (C C)  *Bb   (*Bb *Bb) *Bb  *Ab   *Ab    *Bb    *Bb  *Ab  *Ab
And I know,  and I know,  and I know she gives you  everything

*Ab  Db  C *Bb   *Ab  *Bb   C *Bb~ *Ab~~~
But, boy, I  couldn’t  give  it  to    you


(*Ab *Bb) C   (C C)  *Bb   (*Bb *Bb) *Bb  *Ab   *Ab   *Bb    *Bb  *Ab  *Ab
And I know,  and I know,  and I know that  you  got  everything

*Ab  Db  C *Bb   *Ab  *Bb   C *Bb~ *Ab~~~
But I got nothin’ here without you


Part 7 (Chorus)

So, one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
One more time
I promise after that, I’ll let you go

B*Aby, I don’t care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home


Eb  Ab~  Bb~  C*~~
So,  one    last     time

Ab Db*   C*  F~~  Eb F~  Eb  F       Ab  G~~
I      need  to    be       the  one  who takes  you  home


Ab~  Bb~    C*~
One    more   time

Ab Db*  C*  E~~ Eb F~~   Eb F~  Ab   G~~
I      promise   after         that,     I’ll l  et    you    go


(Eb* Eb*)  Eb*   C*   C* Bb  Bb  Ab Ab Eb Eb~ Eb~~
B*Aby, I         don’t  care  if     you  got  her   in    your heart


(Eb* Eb*)  Eb*   C*   C* Bb  Bb  Ab Ab Eb Eb~ Eb~~
All I              really care  is you wake up in my arms


Part 8 (Bridge)

Yeah
I know I should’ve fought it, at least I’m bein’ honest, hey
But stay with me a minute, I swear I’ll make it worth it, b*Abe
‘Cause I don’t wanna be without you (Oh)


Melody and Harmony Information for One Last Time

Melody

Key: A♭ Major
Vocal Range: A♭3 to F5

Overall: Catchy and memorable, with a focus on repetition and short, sweet phrases. Utilizes melismas and leaps for added emotional intensity. Features a descending chromatic line in the chorus (“One last time…”) that adds a sense of longing.

Verse: Starts with a simple, stepwise melody. Gradually increases in complexity with melismas and wider intervals.

Chorus: Consists of a repeated hook (“One last time…”) with variations in the second half. Features a higher vocal range compared to the verse.

Bridge: Introduces a new melody with a more emotional feel. Uses chromaticism and wider intervals to create tension.

Harmony

Chords: Primarily uses major chords (A♭ Major, D♭ Major, E♭ Major), creating a bright and optimistic sound. Occasionally employs minor chords (Fm, Eb minor) for moments of tension and reflection.

Progressions: Simple and repetitive, focusing on the three main chords.Utilizes chord inversions and extensions for added texture and color.

Vocals: Primarily uses unison and octave harmonies. Includes some simple thirds and sixths in the chorus and bridge for added depth. Features background vocals that provide support and texture throughout the song.

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