Can’t help falling in love was recorded by the king of pop Elvis Presley in 1962 and featured in his film called Blue Hawaii.

It has also been covered many times by other artists such as UB40 and the A-teams.

This song was one of Elvis Presley’s best loved songs and was always a permanent fixture in his live performances. The emotion that he evoked when singing this classic ballad completely captivated his audiences.

It is a beautiful song and is loved by many people across the world, which is why it is a favourite at weddings, being a perfect first dance song or song to end the night with.

The time signature is of 6/8 which gives it a nice rhythm, and the chords that the song uses fit perfectly with the style of music.

Because of its simple repetitive arrangement it is perfectly suited to a beginner to keyboard or piano.

As the song uses a different time signature it gives new musicians an insight into how different rhythms work and sound.

The melody to be played in your right hand is shown below and includes the correct fingers to use, (1) being your thumb and (5) being your little finger.

FINGERING/NOTES:

1 5 1 2 3 4 3 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 3 2 1

C G C D E F E D G A B C D E F E D C

The above melody is the verse section of the song.

If you want to add some left hand sections to this then try the following:

FINGERING/NOTES RIGHT & LEFT HAND:

1 5 1 2 3 4 3 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 3 2 1

C G C D E F E D G A B C D E F E D C

5 3 1 2 5 1 2 3 2 5 1 5

C E A F C G F E F C G C

The bass notes above are for the left hand section and are just playing a straight rhythm. They are held until you come to the next notes. If you want to add a rhythm to the bass to give it more colour then take the notes given above and convert these into the following chords:

C MAJOR – C E G

E MINOR – E G B

A MINOR – A C E

F MAJOR – F A C

An example of how these should be played in the left should you choose to do this is:

C MAJOR

FINGERING: 5 3 2 1 2 3

CHORD: C E G C G E

Source by Samantha Griffiths