Taylor Swift Favorites: Volume 2 Songbook

Calling all Taylor Swift enthusiasts and piano lovers! Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Taylor Swift's iconic melodies, brought to life through ten thoughtfully arranged intermediate solos by Jennifer Eklund. Includes favorites like "Cardigan," "Mean," "Willow," and "Love Story."

This post is part three of the Taylor Swift Favorites Songbook Series.
Taylor Swift Favorites: Volume 2 Songbook

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Taylor Swift Favorites: Volume 2

The following ten songs are included in Taylor Swift Favorites: Volume 2. These are all available as separate singles, but you get the most value by purchasing the whole collection. All of these arrangements are appropriate for intermediates and up!

  1. Cardigan
  2. Evermore
  3. False God
  4. Illicit Affairs
  5. London Boy
  6. Love Story
  7. Mean
  8. Teardrops on my Guitar
  9. Timeless
  10. Willow

“Cardigan” was released as one of the lead singles from “folklore” in July 2020. The song received widespread acclaim from both critics and fans for its mature and atmospheric sound. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Taylor Swift’s sixth chart-topper.

“Cardigan” features a soft and atmospheric musical arrangement that combines piano, acoustic guitar, and subtle electronic elements. The song’s sound is a departure from Swift’s more pop-oriented tracks, as it leans into an indie folk and alternative style that defines the overall aesthetic of the “folklore” album.

The music video for “Cardigan” is rich in visual storytelling, with Taylor Swift transitioning between different settings that represent different phases of the relationship described in the song. The video creates a dreamlike and ethereal atmosphere, enhancing the song’s themes of reminiscence and emotional connection.

“Cardigan” quickly became a standout track from “folklore” and is regarded as a centerpiece of the album’s introspective and indie folk sound. The song’s nostalgic and introspective qualities resonated with listeners during a time when many were reflecting on their own experiences and emotions.

“Teardrops on My Guitar” is a heartfelt country-pop song by Taylor Swift from her self-titled debut album, released in 2006. The song catapulted Swift into the music scene and showcased her talent for storytelling through her music. With its relatable lyrics and emotional delivery, “Teardrops on My Guitar” captures the feelings of unrequited love and longing.

The song’s narrative centers around an unrequited crush, with Swift pining for someone who sees her as just a friend. The title metaphorically describes her tears as she watches the person she cares for being in love with someone else. Swift’s sweet and emotive vocals, paired with acoustic guitar-driven instrumentation, create a heartfelt and relatable experience for listeners. “Teardrops on My Guitar” played a significant role in establishing Taylor Swift as a young artist with a keen ability to connect with audiences through her authentic and relatable songwriting. The song’s popularity contributed to her rise as a country-pop sensation and laid the foundation for her successful career in the music industry.

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Jennifer Eklund
Written by Jennifer Eklund
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks. She is also a Signature Artist with Musicnotes.com with a large catalog of popular music titles for musicians of all levels.


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