Can You Feel The Love Tonight


“Can You Feel The Love Tonight” is a beautiful song (written by Elton John) featured in the Walt Disney movie The Lion King.

As simple as the song sounds, it is actually quite tricky. The melody feels as it was written in 3/4 time, which it is not. The difficulty for the young beginning piano student is therefore not playing the correct notes, but playing them with the correct rhythm.

Still, the pupil should first learn to play the right notes with the correct fingering (see video below).  If this is learned, the pupil counts along as he/she plays the music in a comfortable tempo.

I suggest that the pupil watches and listens to my video many times, until the melody sticks.

Gradually the pupil should increase the tempo until finally he/she can play along with the recording.

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