Today I wanted to share a quick review of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road from Phillip Keveren’s book, Elton John for Classical Piano. (I’ve also reviewed Keveren’s arrangements of Hallelujah and Paradise.)

The notes at the beginning of the book indicate that this pieces is intended to be played in a Baroque or Early Classical style. This is a neat piece to put into that style and the staccato/legato contrasts, clean sound and arpeggiated LH all lend themselves to that era.

It starts in the key of F and modulates to the key of G, so nothing too complicated! There are a couple of climactic moments, but they involve some pretty basic chord inversions. This piece would be well suited for a later intermediate student.

Enjoy this performance of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, arranged by Phillip Keveren!



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