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Love Is a Losing Game Piano Tutorial

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We're going to take advantage of this beautiful song in order to learn how to play a diminished chords within a chord progression.

In this song we basically start to work on playing a bossanova groove. The song is made out of one or two chord progressions but all the chords have four voices and so the sound is richer then the usual.

This piano tutorial contains six chords: C major chord, Fmaj7 chord, Fdim, Cmaj7, Am7 and Dm7.

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The Full Hand Position of Love is a Losing Game.

During this piano tutorial we will limit ourselves to playing all chords within the range of B under middle C and Bb above middle C with the right hand.

That means that we have to play all five chords in the correct chord inversions .

Here are the suitable chord inversions of all five chords within the given range.

C Major root position F Major7 2nd Inversion
Cmaj7 in  3rd inversion Am7 Root Position on the Keyboard Fdim7 in 2nd Inersion Dm7 3rd inverison

We'll set the left hand on the C position starting from the lower C.

Love Is a Losing Game - The Groove on Piano

I suggest you first practice playing one chord for each bar (or sometimes two chords in a bar) before you move to the next level and add the groove.

The groove is a pattern in the right hand and the left hand that repeats through the whole song. Click here to learn more about how to groove.

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Love is a losing game.

Here's a free piano tab of this specific arrangement that will help you through the way.

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