Imrpovising on The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever”

Hey Improvisers,

Is “Strawberry Fields Forever” the Beatles’ greatest song? Well, whether it is or not, it certainly revolutionized their sound.

Producer George Martin recalled how fresh and unexpected the music and lyrics sounded when John Lennon first played it for the group while strumming his acoustic guitar. After a couple dozen attempts at arranging the song, engineer Geoff Emerick amazingly managed to splice together the beginning of one arrangement and the ending of another, which were originally in two different keys and at different tempos as well. The result is a landmark in modern musical history.

Here are some ideas on how we can play “Strawberry Fields Forever” on piano, as well as a solo piano performance that brings some improvisation to is as well. Check out what I’ve done on the video and let it inspire you with your own music.

Strawberry Fields Forever: Complete Beatles Piano #20

Enjoy the journey, and “let the music flow!”


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