How To Play Chord Piano
When playing chord piano using for example a “Fake book". I use this Easy Fake Book (Amazon) with my students, which is a great way to learn to play chords and melody
following a lead sheet.
A lead sheet has only the melody written with
notes (or only lyrics), and above it the chords are written as chord
symbols, like Cmaj7, Eb dim. or Bm for example.
If you already know the
melody, you only need the lyrics and the chords.
either sing the melody of the song (or have someone else sing it!) and
make up your own accompaniment, or pick out the melody in one hand and
play the chords in the other.