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Just The Way You Are (solo piano)

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By Billy Joel

Piano Solo - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
By Billy Joel. Arranged by Rupert Austin. 7 pages. Published by Rupert Austin (H0.805285-440420).

Item Number: H0.805285-440420

An arrangement of Billy Joel's classic 1977 song, in jazz style for solo piano. Syncopation is frequently used in the arrangement but straight 8th notes, rather than swinging 8th notes, should be used throughout. The jazz style is enhanced through use of many extended and altered chords. Performance duration is about 4 minutes 30 seconds, and a performance can be viewed at

A four bar introduction leads into two verses and the bridge before another two more verses (bars 56 to 91) and bridge (bars 92 to 107) are presented in more improvisatory style. A final verse is played in similar style to the first verse, before material from the introduction is used, along with a slowing of the tempo, to quietly end the piece.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    CAH England
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  • November 21, 2020 Just the way you are

    Lovely style, lovely song. Little more difficult for the runs, just need more practice!

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