Play Autumn Leaves’ falling notes on piano with no reading!
What you’ll learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to smoothly perform the sound of falling leaves on the piano.
You will learn to use the exact fingers for the passage.
You will not need to read a single note!
Have you ever wondered if you could play the running descending passage of the most popular piano version of “Autumn Leaves?”
In 1955, a rather unknown pianist by the name of Louis Jacob Weertz changed his name to Roger Williams and recorded his own arrangement of the somewhat popular “Les Feuilles Mortes,” soon to be known as “Autumn Leaves.” It became the only piano instrumental to reach #1 on Billboard’s Popular Music chart, and having sold over two million copies then, it was awarded a Gold Disc.
In 2010, Roger Williams was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. At that time, “Autumn Leaves” was the best-selling piano solo record of all time and the only one ever to top the Billboard charts. The following year, one week after his 87th birthday, he died after a long bout with pancreatic cancer.
This is the most famous piano arrangement of “Autumn Leaves.” Roger Williams, nicknamed “Mr. Piano” by his international fans, created this piano riff that had made him famous worldwide. This is what you will be learning in this tutorial.
What you will find here is a unique approach to teaching pianists how to play the rippling sound of “Autumn Leaves,” Roger Williams’ most famous recording.
Included are video lectures that show detailed instructions on how to properly play this amazing passage.
There are three (3) video lectures in all. You may take your time learning the tutorial. Feel free to pause and rewind any section as you please.
Who this course is for:
- Professional and amateur pianists and piano students with intermediate to advanced ability and familiarity with the piano keyboard.
- The ever-popular Autumn Leaves for piano, Roger Williams version.
- How to play the first “falling” piano passage.
- How to play the second “falling” piano passage.