Rick Beato’s 20 Best Keyboard Intros

I’d like my piano students to check out Rick Beato’s demonstration of the 20 Best Keyboard Intros of all time. Most of these are played on a conventional piano, but some are played on electric piano (Fender Rhodes), and a couple are played on an authentic Hammond B-series organ, with drawbars and rotating Leslie speaker.

Here is the list

0:41 Everything In Its Right Place – Radiohead
1:58 Where It’s At – Beck
3:00 Bloody Well Right – Supertramp
3:35 Firth of Fifth – Genesis
3:53 Angry Young Man – Billy Joel
4:35 Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me – Elton John
5:17 Imagine – John Lennon
5:40 Layla Outro – Derrick and the Dominoes (Eric Clapton)
7:20 Jump – Van Halen
7:50 Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
9:12 Let It Be – the Beatles
8:40 Dream On – Aerosmith
9:05 Light My Fire – the Doors
9:27 Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Art Garfunkel
10:17 Long Time – Boston
11:30 Baba O’Reilly – the Who
11:52 Strawberry Fields Forever – the Beatles
12:20 Chameleon – Herbie Hancock
12:31 Clocks – Coldplay
12:50 Lady Madonna – the Beatles
12:57 Separate Ways – Journey
13:17 (#1 Best) Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum

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Whiter Shade of Pale – the organ part

The organ part to Whiter Shade of Pale
(No one really cares about the lyrics!)

Other Notable Piano Intros:
Love, Reign Over Me – the Who
First Impression Part 1 – Emerson Lake & Palmer
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Feelin’ Alright – Joe Cocker
Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Hold the Line – Toto
Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Final Countdown – Europe
The Way It Is – Bruce Hornsby
What’d I Say – Ray Charles
Great Gig in the Sky – Pink Floyd
My Best Friend – Queen
Lazy – Deep Purple
Year of the Cat – Al Stewart