G8 ‘Don’t Stop Believin’

Singing as a Group 

dont_stop_believin‘Don’t Stop Believin’ is a huge hit from 1981 by the band Journey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Analysis for Chordal Function

PRINT OUT – Don’t Stop Believin’ in F¬†(In ‘F’ uses block chords) – mark the chord scale degrees with Roman Numerals – I, iii, IV, V, vi – Major chords use CAPITAL NUMERALS, minor chords use small case numerals.

GO HERE to LISTEN to the piano arrangement in F (just click the play button above the sheet music and follow along)

LISTEN TO JOURNEY ORIGINAL VERSION


 

START WITH A WARMUP EXERCISE

Try one of these and use all five fingers (please do not use one finger on each hand)

PRACTICE JOURNAL

You can choose to perform guitar chords on a guitar, or bass line on a bass

  • FIRST 4 MEASURES – create three videos of your right hand only, left hand only, and both hands together.
  • FIRST 8 MEASURES – create three videos of your right hand only, left hand only, and both hands together.
  • FIRST 16 MEASURES – create three videos of your right hand only, left hand only, and both hands together.
  • Now choose if you would like to continue with learning the piano parts of SING the song for our class performance

Journey Lyrics

“Don’t Stop Believin'”

Just a small town girl
Livin’ in a lonely world
She took the midnight train
Goin’ anywhere
Just a city boy
Born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train
Goin’ anywhereA singer in a smokey room
The smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on, and on, and onStrangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching
In the night
Streetlight people
Livin’ just to find emotion
Hidin’ somewhere in the nightWorkin’ hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice
Just one more time
Some will win
Some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on, and on, and onStrangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching
In the night
Streetlight people
Livin’ just to find emotion
Hidin’ somewhere in the night[Instrumental interlude]Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight people
Don’t stop believin’
Hold on
Streetlight people
Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight people

 

GO HERE to LISTEN to the piano arrangement in F (just click the play button above the sheet music and follow along)


 

 

 

 

Simple Version for order in F