Say Something – A Great Big World – Christina Aguilera – Piano Notes and Chords



Piano Notes and Chords for Say Something – A Great Big World – Christina Aguilera


This post will provide the melody notes (right hand letter notes) and chords (left hand notes) for the song Say Something by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera.

Key Information for the Song Say Something by A Great Big World

Key Signature: Two sharps (F#, C#)
Scale: D Major / B Minor (two black keys)

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

Tempo: 70 bpm
Time Signature: 3/4
Difficulty Level: Beginner, Intermediate


Tips to Play the Piano Notes for Say Something

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 Say Something 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 Say Something 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 Say Something song.


Tips to Play the Chords for Say Something

  • 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.

Say Something Piano Chords

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

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

Chords used for the song Say Something are:
Bm, G, D, Asus4, Dmaj7

Notes for the Say Something Chords are:
Bm (B minor): B, D, F#
G (G major): G, B, D
D (D major): D, F#, A
Asus4 (A suspended 4): A, D, E
Dmaj7 (D major seventh): D, F#, A, C#


Say Something Piano Notes and Chords

Say Something Piano Notes and Chords

Intro Music

D~~ D~~ D~~ D~

D | D~~ D~~ | D~~ D~~~
    | Bm         | G

| D~~ D~~ | D~~ D~~  | D~~
| D             | A               | Bm


Chorus 1

Say something, I’m giving up on you
I’ll be the one if you want me to
Anywhere, I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you


    | F#    E        E      |  E   E  F#   E  D   D
    | Say  something, | I’m giving    up on you
Bm                            | G

Music: | D~~ D~~ | D~~ D~ D | D~~
            | D             | A                | Bm

F#  E   E    |  E     E  F#   E       D    D
I’ll   be  the | one  if  you  want  me  to
                  |  G

Music: | D~~ D~ D  | D~~ D~~ | D~~
            | D                | A              | Bm

(B C#*) D*~ | G~ (G G)       G A (G)  F#~
Anywhere,    | I      would’ve followed  you
                     | G

Music: | D~~ D~~ | D~~ D~ D | D~~
            | D              A                 | Bm

F#*   E*     E*      | E*    E*  F#*  E*   D*  D*
Say  something, | I’m  giving     up   on  you
                            | G

Music: | D~~ D~  D | D~~ D~~
            | D                | A


Verse 1

And I… am feeling so small
It was over my head
I know nothing at all


(A    C#*) D*~~  D~~ D~~
And  | I~~
        | D

(A)  D* E*    F#* | C#* B~~
am  feeling  so   | small
                           | F#m

Music: D~~ D~~ D

D  D*   | D*~ B   B   B~~
It  was | over     my  head
           | G

D  D       B A      (B)  F# | E~
I   know nothing  at    | all
                                   | D

Music: D~~ D~~ | D~~
                            | A


Verse 2

(A)  | D*~~ D~~ D~
And | I~~
       | D

A    D* E*      F#*  | C#* B~~
will  stumble  and  | fall
                              | F#m


Music: D~~ D~~ D

D    D*  | D*~ B     B   B~~ D~~
I’m still  | learning to love
             | G

D       B   A    (B) | F# E~
Just starting to   | crawl |
                            | D       | A


Chorus 2

Say something, I’m giving up on you
I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you
Anywhere, I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you


F#*   E*     E*     E*    E*  F#*  E*   D*  D*
Say  something, I’m  giving     up   on  you

Music: D~~ D~~ D~~ D~~ D~~

(B) F#* E*  (E*)  E*~ (E*) F#*   E*   D*  A~
I’m  sorry    that   I     couldn’t    get  to   you

Music: D~~ D~~ D~~ D~~ D~~

B C#* D*~  G~ (G G)       G A (G)  F#~
Anywhere,  I      would’ve followed  you

Music: D~~ D~~ D~~ D~~ D~~

F#*   E*     E*     E*    E*  F#*  E*   D*  D*
Say  something, I’m  giving     up   on  you


Verse 3

And I will swallow my pride
You’re the one that I love
And I’m saying goodbye


(A    C#*) D*~~  D~~ D~~
And  | I~~
        | D

(A)  D* E*    F#* | C#* B~~
will   swallow my  | pride
                            | F#m

D* (D*) D*~       B  B B A~~
You’re the one   that I love

D C# B A          B  F# E~
And I’m saying goodbye


Chorus 2

Say something, I’m giving up on you
And I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you
And anywhere, I would’ve followed you, oh-oh
Say something, I’m giving up on you


F#*   E*     E*     E*    E*  F#*  E*   D*  D*
Say  something, I’m  giving     up   on  you

(B B B) F#* E*   (E*)  E*~ (E*) F#*   E*   D*  D~
And I’m sorry      that   I     couldn’t    get  to   you

B B C#* D*~    G~ (G G)       G A (G)  F#~
And anywhere,  I      would’ve followed  you

F#*   E*     E*     E*    E*  F#*  E*   D*  D*
Say  something, I’m  giving     up   on  you



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