Learn to Play “Starboy” by The Weeknd (Featuring Daft Punk) on Piano

For fans of The Weeknd, yesterday was a big day. Not only did he announce a new album and give it a release date, November 25th. He also debuted the cover art, revealing a new loc-less ‘do (which garnered almost as much Twitter attention as the album). And he dropped the first single from the album, “Starboy” featuring a collaboration with French electronic duo Daft Punk.

The first thing we heard listening to the song was the eminently recreatable piano part. And so Mahea Lee, instructor of The Improviser’s Toolkit, wasted no time in putting together a quick animated tutorial to teach you how to play a simple arrangement of the song on your piano or keyboard at home. Listen to the original version below and then follow along with our tutorial, or use it as a jumping off point to improvise a cover all your own.

(For more video tutorials, check out our free piano course, Music Theory for Beginner Pianists).

“Starboy” by The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk

And if you’re looking for inspiration to help cover the song in a unique way, spend some time with our free chip music series, Chiptune Crash Course, and soon enough you’ll be writing pieces like this one from SoundHippo!

https://youtu.be/t-_X50fuXmw

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