I have something to confess:
Initially, I didn’t think Bad Guy would make for a good piano song. I mean it just sounds like a bass line with Billie Eilish singing over the top of it. So I didn’t think it would translate well to piano.
But I was wrong.
As you’ll see (and hear) below, it actually sounds great on piano.
In this post we’ll compare two different versions of Bad Guy piano sheet music:
An easy version.
And a harder version. I’m going to call it the hard version, although it’s more of an intermediate level.
(links to both versions are at the end of the post)
So read on… and listen on… and hopefully this post helps you pick one to learn. Because that’s what it’s all about. Real world music.
Bad Guy Piano Sheet Music – Intro
First we’ll look at the first 8 bars of the easy version (and you can push the play button to hear what it sounds like too).
The first 8 bars outline that catchy bass line. And they’re all played with the left hand:
Bad Guy Piano Sheet Music – Intro – Easy Version
Now let’s take a look at the first 8 bars of the hard version. This one is interesting…
Because you’re actually playing the bass line with your right hand (notice the bass clef in the upper key signature).
And the left hand taps the end of the piano to make a percussive sound. Now, I’m not too sure about this effect. It kinda seems a bit gimmicky to be tapping on the piano. Although, I have to admit, it does add something to the intro which drives the music forward.
Best to test it out yourself to see if you like it or not.
The audio file associated with the sheet music below doesn’t include the tapping.
Bad Guy Piano Sheet Music – Intro – Hard Version
Anyway, gotta love both these intros from a sight reading perspective. Only one line to read. Sheet music doesn’t get much better than that, does it?
Moving on to the verse:
Bad Guy Piano Sheet Music – Verse
Okay time for me to take a quick break to feed my son…
He just turned 7 months old and it’s his breakfast time.
And if anyone gets mad when they’re hungy, it’s definitely him.
So I better not be late.
Anyway, you probably wont even notice me taking a break. I mean, I’ll be back in no time at all. And I’m back.
Now to the verse.
The easy version verse looks like this:
Bad Guy Piano Sheet Music – Verse – Easy Version
As you can see above, the easy sheet music verse uses simple two note chords in the left hand with melody in the right hand. The melody is mostly just single notes with an occasional dual note (I’m pretty sure that’s not the correct term but that’s the beautiful thing about music – it’s not about how you say it, it’s about how you play it).
Now the hard version.
It looks like this:
Bad Guy Piano Sheet Music – Verse – Hard Version
Much more going on here. Chords in the left hand and right hand. But luckily there’s a lot of repeat / similar bars. So hopefully it won’t take you too long to learn (if you decide to learn this version).
Finally let’s compare both endings.
Bad Guy Piano Sheet Music – Ending
First the easy version:
Bad Guy Piano Sheet Music – Ending – Easy Version
Now for me, this ending is a little slow. I feel the second line of music above goes for too long. But I know it’s an easy sheet music arrangement. Just my personal taste.
Now let’s compare that with the hard version:
Bad Guy Piano Sheet Music – Ending – Hard Version
For me, it’s a much more satisfying ending…
As you can see, there’s a bit more movement than the easy version but nothing too crazy.
Anyway, that’s about it. I hope you enjoyed this post and got some value from it. And I hope the audio snippets were useful.
Here are the links to both versions:
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