Shake It Off – Taylor Swift – Piano Notes


Piano Letter Notes for Shake It Off – Taylor Swift – CDE FGAB


Key Information for the Song Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

Scale: C major (All Natural Notes, All white keys)
C Major Scale Notes: C, D, E, F, G, A, B
A minor scale has the same group of notes as C major.
A Minor Scale Notes: A, B, C, D, E, F and G
Key Signature: Blank (No flats, No sharps)
Tempo: 80 bpm
Time Signature: 4/4
Difficulty Level: Intermediate, Advanced

This post will provide the letter notes for the melody of Shake It Off by Taylor Swift. The song is in C major with a tempo of 70 BPM 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 Shake It Off

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song Shake It Off 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 Shake It Off 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 Shake It Off song.


Part 1 A (Verse 1)

I stay out too late
Got nothing in my brain
That’s what people say
That’s what people say


(D* B A G)       B~
I stay out too  late

(D D* B A G)            B~
Got nothing in my  brain

(D* B             (A G)    (B A) G   E~ D~
That’s what   people  say,       mm m

(D* B             (A G)    (B A) G~   E~ D~
That’s what   people  say,         mm m


Part 1 B (Verse 1)

I go on too many dates
But I can’t make them stay
At least that’s what people say
That’s what people say


(D D) (D* B A G)     B~
I go    on too many  dates

(D D* B)     (A G)           B~
But I can’t  make them stay

(D D)     (D* B)
At least  that’s what

(A G)   (B A) G  E~ D~
people say,       mmm

(D* B             (A G)    (B A) G~   E~ D~
That’s what   people  say,         mm m


Part 2 (Pre-Chorus)

But I keep cruising
Can’t stop, won’t stop moving
It’s like I got this music in my mind
Saying it’s gonna be alright


B    A   G       A~ E~~
But  I  keep cruising

A         B       A       G     A~~ E~~
Can’t stop, won’t stop moving

(E) A    B A   G     A~~ G~~
It’s like I  got this  music,

A  B   G
in my mind

(E G) A    (A B A)       G G~~
Saying    it’s gonna be alright


Part 3 A (Chorus)

Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate (haters gonna hate)
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off


(E* G*)        (A* A* A* B*)
Cause the  players gonna

G*   E*    D*    B     (A G)
play play play play  play


(G G)      (A* A* A* B*)
And the  haters gonna

G*    E*   D*    B    (AG)
hate hate hate hate hate


(G G)     (A* A* A* B*)
Baby,    I’m just gonna

G*       E*        D*       B       (A) G
shake shake shake shake shake


(G* A* B*)  G*~~,  (A* B*) G*~
I shake it   off,         I shake it off

D** E**~ G**
oo..oo.. o


Part 3 B (Chorus)

Heart breakers gonna break break break break break
And tha fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby I’m just gonna shake shake shake shake shake
I shake it off, I shake it off


(E* G* A* A*) (A* B*)
Heart breakers gonna

G*      E*       D*       B     (A G)
break break break break break


(G G)      (A* A* A* B*)
And tha fakers gonna

G*     E*     D*      B    (AG)
fake, fake, fake, fake, fake


(G G)     (A* A* A* B*)
Baby I’m just gonna

G*       E*        D*       B       (A) G
shake shake shake shake shake


(G* A* B*)  G*~~),  (A* B*) G*~
I shake it   off,         I shake it off


Part 6 A (Verse 2)

I never miss a beat
I’m lightning on my feet
And that’s what they don’t see
That’s what they don’t see

(D* B A G)       B~
I never miss a  beat

(D D* B A G)         B~
I’m lightning on my feet

(D* B             (A G)    (B A) G   E~ D~
And that’s what they don’t see, mm m

(D* B             (A G)    (B A) G~   E~ D~
That’s what they don’t see, mm m


Part 6 B (Verse 2)

I’m dancing on my own
I make the moves up as I go
And that’s what they don’t know, mm m
That’s what they don’t know, mm m


(D D) (D* B A G)     B~
I’m dancing on my own

(D D* B)     (A G)         B~
I make the moves up as I go

(D* B             (A G)    (B A) G   E~ D~
And that’s what they don’t see, mm m

(D* B             (A G)    (B A) G~   E~ D~
That’s what they don’t see, mm m


Part 8 (Pre-Chorus)

Repeat Part 3

But I keep cruising
Can’t stop, won’t stop moving
It’s like I got this music in my mind
Saying it’s gonna be alright


B    A   G       A~ E~~
But  I  keep cruising

A         B       A       G     A~~ E~~
Can’t stop, won’t stop moving

(E) A    B A   G     A~~ G~~  A  B   G
It’s like I  got this  music,      in my mind

(E G) A    (A B A)       G G~~
Saying    it’s gonna be alright


Part 9 (Chorus)

‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heart breakers gonna break break break break break
And tha fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby I’m just gonna shake shake shake shake shake
I shake it off, I shake it off


(E* G*)        (A* A* A* B*)  G*   E*    D*    B     (A G)
Cause the  players gonna play play play play  play

(G G)      (A* A* A* B*)  G*    E*   D*    B    (AG)
And the  haters gonna  hate hate hate hate hate


(G G)     (A* A* A* B*)  G*       E*        D*       B       (A) G
Baby,    I’m just gonna shake shake shake shake shake

(G* A* B*)  G*~~,  (A* B*) G*~
I shake it   off,         I shake it off


(E* G* A* A*) (A* B*)   G*      E*       D*       B     (A G)
Heart breakers gonna break break break break break

(G G)      (A* A* A* B*)  G*     E*     D*      B    (AG)
And tha fakers gonna   fake, fake, fake, fake, fake


(G G)     (A* A* A* B*)  G*       E*        D*       B       (A) G
Baby I’m just gonna     shake shake shake shake shake

(G* A* B*)  G*~~),  (A* B*) G*~
I shake it   off,         I shake it off



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