How To Play Apologize One Republic Featuring Timbaland - Piano Tutorial

Apologize One Republic was written by frontman Ryan Tedder and was on the groups debut album Dreaming Out Loud.


Apologize One republic is in the key of Eb. It has three flats. The notes for this scale are Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb C, and D.


The left hand on the into starts by playing octaves. Play a C octave, Ab octave, Eb octave, then D octaves. This repeats throughout the whole song. You can add a little more movement with your left hand if you like, see the video for help.

Dreaming Out Loud

The right hand is a little more dificult. You start by playing a thir inversion C Minor chord . Instead of playing the full chord play the individual notes in this order. Eb, G, C, G, Eb, G, C, G. then move to the F Minor Chord and play the notes in this order F, Ab, C, Ab, F, Ab, C, Ab.

Next is Eb Major chord with the notes in this order G, Bb, Eb, Ab, G, Bb, Eb, Ab. Then play Bb Major chord with these notes F, Bb, D, Bb, F, Bb, D, Bb.

Once you have learned the above, instead of playing the notes individually play the top two notes of the chord together and then the bottom note by itself. Make a rocking motion back in forth between the two notes.


The chorus for Apologize One Republic starts with the right hand on the Bb and Eb together and then moves to a C then back to the Bb. Play this three times then play Ab, G, F, Eb. Re peat this throughout the chorus. The Left hand stays the same as in the verse and intro.

Video Tutorial


Intro: Cm Fm/Ab Eb Bb/D Repeat


Cm Fm/Ab Eb Bb/D Repeat 4x


Cm Fm/Ab Eb Bb/D Repeat 2x


Cm Fm/Ab Eb



Verse 1
I'm holding on your rope
Got me ten feet off the ground
And I'm hearing what you say
But I just can't make a sound

You tell me that you need me
Then you go and cut me down, but wait
You tell me that you're sorry
Didn't think I'd turn around and say

That it's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late

Verse 2
I'd take another chance, take a fall
Take a shot for you
And I need you like a heart needs a beat
But that's nothing new, yeah yeah

I loved you with a fire red, now it's turning blue
And you say sorry like the angel
Heaven let me think was you
But I'm afraid

Chorus 2x

I'm holding on your rope
Got me ten feet off the ground

Go from Apologize One Republic back to Piano Tutorial

Like This Page?

Add me to a circle on Google+