Key Stage 3 Learning Zone - Stand By Me


Stand By Me is one of those great songs that keeps being re - released by new artists all the time.

here's the first one by Ben E King, (1961) one by John Lennon (1970s), Playing For Change (2008), the  Sharukh Khan Ra,One version (2011), Sean Kingston called it Beautiful Girls (2007)


Here's a video of our steel band playing the song - listen to the bassline


here's a video of a guy teaching you it on Youtube


In this piece we are trying to learn how to play the keyboard in a band. A band keyboard player doesn't need to do the tune with their right hand, because they usually have a singer to do that. Instead they often play chords with their right hand, and a bass with their left.

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