How to Play the Phantom of the Opera Theme on Virtual Piano

This article is a collaborative effort, crafted and edited by a team of dedicated professionals.

Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


A step-by-step guide on how to play the main theme from “The Phantom of the Opera” on Virtual Piano.

Choose the right piano

Before you start learning how to play the Phantom of the Opera theme on virtual piano, you need to make sure you have the right instrument. There are many different types and styles of piano, so it’s important to choose one that’s right for you.

If you’re a beginner, you may want to consider an acoustic piano. These instruments are typically more affordable and easier to play than other types of piano. If you’re looking for a more sophisticated sound, however, you may want to opt for a digital piano. These instruments are often equipped with advanced features that can help you create a more polished sound.

No matter what type of piano you choose, be sure to invest in a quality instrument that will last for years to come.

Learn the notes

Before you begin, take a look at the notes on the treble clef staff. The Phantom of the Opera theme song is in the key of D minor, which means that the notes in the melody are: D, E♭, F, G, A♭, B♭, and C. The left hand accompaniment consists of chords in the key of D minor.

Now that you know what notes you need to play, let’s get started!

1. Starting on Middle C, play the note D with your right hand.
2. Play E♭ with your left hand. This is a half step below F.
3. Play F with your right hand.
4. Play G with your left hand. This is a half step below A♭.
5. Play A♭ with your right hand.
6. Play B♭ with your left hand. This is a half step below C.
7. Play C with your right hand to complete the measures

Play the chords

Start by playing the chords in the left hand. The melody is in the right hand, so you may want to wait to play that until you get comfortable with the chord progression.

Gb5- Ab5- Bb5- C5- Db5- Eb5-+
R 1 3 5 6 8 9

Put it all together

Now that you have all the notes, it’s time to put them together and play the Phantom of the Opera theme on virtual piano. Start by playing the opening notes, E-G-B-D. Then, play the B and D again. Next, play the E and G, followed by the B and D. Finally, play the E and G again. You should now be able to play the entire theme from start to finish.

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