Great Piano Finales
The I Loved You, You Left Me finale
This finale is a simple but effective ending, perhaps even a tear-jerker when played with the right emotion. You certainly wouldn’t want to use this as an end to a rocking song like Burning Down the House, but it fits nicely with any major-key ballad.
The Let’s Load Up the Bus finale
After a classic rock hand-jam, something like the finale you see here finishes the song with the appropriate amount of flair. The triplets take you down the C blues scale. They should be played as smoothly as possible, so feel free to slow down the tempo until you conquer the correct fingering. And make sure to really punch that last chord!
The Last Call finale
The triplets in this finale give this closer a distinctive feel that works best with a blues or jazz piece. It has the sound of winding down to a halt.
In this finale, you play the notes of chords C, Cdim., Dm7, and C again. You can easily transpose and attach this finale to a song in any key by applying the correct chord types and breaking them up. For example, in the key of G, the chords are G, Gdim., Am7, and G.
The Shave and a Haircut finale
Everyone knows it. Everyone loves it. This is the ever-famous Shave and a Haircut closer. You can play this finale with unison octaves, so the name of each scale note is indicated in the middle of the grand staff. With this information, you can have a shave and a haircut in the key of your choice.