Check out this great version of Lost In Japan piano sheet music – Lost In Japan
In this post I’ll describe the fastest way to learn it on piano. At least I think it’s the fastest way…
But first, let’s get in the right mood:
What a great intro!
Lost In Japan is a song by Canadian singer Shawn Mendes. It was released in 2018. Did you know the artwork for the single has a cherry blossom at the bottom left hand corner?… and the cherry blossom is the national flower of Japan.
Anyway, let’s take a look at the piano sheet music.
Lost In Japan Piano Sheet Music – Fast Learning
To learn this piece quickly, one of the best things you can do is start from the end of the sheet music. Then work your way backward.
This works because the music doesn’t just cut off abruptly i.e. you always get to finish the piece off. The music is heading somewhere, and it gets there. Which is satisfying and more motivating to sit at the piano and practice.
You can see the end of the sheet music below. It’s worth spending a minute or two trying to take in as much as you can. Is there anything that looks difficult?
For me, the biggest challenge appears to be the rhythm. There are lots of rests and notes with different durations. Can you clap the rhythm out?
Lost In Japan Piano Sheet Music – Ending
After a quick analysis, it’s time to begin practicing at the piano. And after a bit of practice, or maybe a lot of practice, you should have it sounding something like this:
Then all you need to do is repeat this process a number of times, working your way backward. Depending on your level, it may take some time. But that’s the price we have to pay sometimes… so remember… it will be worth the effort.
I hope you got some value out of this post.
Lost In Japan is such a lovely song, I hope you enjoy the process of learning it. If you haven’t tried the ‘working backward’ approach, I highly recommend it. There’s something nice about being able to get to the end of a piece each time you practice.
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Happy piano practicing.