Thank you for visiting / returning to my website. I really appreciate that. If you notice, in my tutorials, I always post stuffs like Simple Chords, Dancing Chords, Gliding Chords, etc. right? In fact, when I write tutorials, I always try my best to KISS (Keeping It Short & Simple). If you're expecting me to spoon feed you by writing every single note for the melody and every single note for the accompaniment, then learning by ear is really not for you.
Melody part, right hand, for any songs, is actually pretty simple to learn. First of all, you need to know the notes and the keys well. For instance, in D Major, you have F# and C#. What are the notes in Bb Major? If you're not familiar with keys, you can take a little more time to find out. To play the melody, you just need to know the lyrics and you can add in some background music using your right hand if you are capable in doing that. Secondly, you can add chords to make it sound richer too. For instance, if you're playing a C Major chord, add in E and G below it.
Accompaniment, is where my help comes in:
Let's use C Major in our example to make things simple.
C, E, G or E, G, C or G, C, E all played at once
Dance around C, E, G as accompaniment at different beat, according to the beat of the song that you're playing. Usually Lower C, followed by G, followed by upper C or E, running back and forth. You can also combine them like lower C, then G and upper C played together, the C and E played together. Just Dance!
Usually the same beat, no dancing around. Just glide on lower C, G, then upper C, E, G back and forth at the same tempo. Just Glide!
If it's a C chord, lower C and upper C played one after another. Like Dong Ding Dong Ding Dong Ding Dong... Or you can rock it up a little by pressing lower C then upper C twice and back to lower C. Like Dong Ding Ding Dong Ding. Just play octaves! You don't need long fingers, don't worry, just play!
I found this very good website that explains a lot about the keys to you. Just click Here
If you wanna know how I do it, just click Here