How to play the piano in FF7 Rebirth

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While playing FF7 Rebirth, you can try your hand at the piano, but how can you play one? You can not only play any random song but also collect sheet music and play a rhythm minigame. Let me show you how to play the piano for yourself.

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: Where to find a piano

Within the first couple hours or so of playing FF7 Rebirth, you get introduced to a piano for the first time. This is also technically the first minigame you can try out. You can play the piano in FF7 Rebirth by entering the Lockhart Residence when you first explore Nibelheim.

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In Chapter 1, you’ll be able to roam around Nibelheim before heading to the inn. You should check out Tifa’s home, which will have a quest marker on it. Interacting with the front door will ask you whether or not you’d like to head inside, so say yes.

Walk upstairs, and head to the door at the end of the hall. This is Tifa’s room, and despite her being shocked that you went inside without her being there, this is where you’ll find the piano. You even have the choice of going through Tifa’s stuff. Otherwise, interact with the piano, and you can start playing random notes to your heart’s content.

Once you progress further into the game, you’ll be able to find random pianos as you explore. This is just the first piano you can stumble upon.

Where is Tifa’s Theme in FF7 Rebirth

During the demo of FF7 Rebirth, you could find Tifa’s Theme sheet music on her piano. Collecting it and sitting at the piano would then introduce you to the actual piano minigame. But in the game’s full release, no sheet music is available.

This is because it’s somewhere else entirely. You’ll eventually be able to spot Tifa’s Theme in Costa del Sol, all the way in Chapter 6. It’ll be sitting on a grand piano in the Royal Coast Hotel.

Related: How to skip the Nibelheim demo section in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

How to play the piano

Once you sit down on a piano with sheet music, you’ll get a brief tutorial explaining how to play the piano, but if you’re still a little confused, we’re here to help. It can be hard enough getting the notes right on the right stick, but also using the left stick can be challenging.

How To Play The Piano In Ff7 Rebirth Demo Tifas Theme
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Each direction of the right stick will play a different note, and the left stick will play a chord. You can even change the chord type and octave, but let’s forget about that for now. You want to push in the correct direction once the note drifts to the edge of the circle in time with the metronome.

It’ll start in the middle, and work its way to the edge, which is when you’ll hit it. When you’re ready, press the Touch Pad on your controller to select Tifa’s Theme. You’ll be mostly keeping an eye on the right circle, but don’t ignore the left circle, either.

I’d recommend trying out your first collected piece a couple of times before you fully feel comfortable with the piano’s gameplay. As someone who loves rhythm games, I still find this a struggle to play. But if you concentrate hard enough, you shouldn’t miss too many notes.

How to get more sheet music for piano in FF7 Rebirth

At the time of writing this, we’re still making our way through FF7 Rebirth, and we may discover more sheet music. But here are all the piano sheet music locations we’ve discovered so far. While some are available to pick up, others are rewards for completing objectives.

Sheet MusicRegionWhere/How to get
On Our WayJunonCrow’s Nest
Tifa’s ThemeCorelCosta del Sol, Royal Crown Hotel
Barret’s ThemeCorelNorth Corel, Corel Tavern
Cinco de ChocoboGongagaGongaga Village, Laurel Hill
Two Legs? Nothin’ To ItCosmo CanyonCosmo Canyon Village, Water Grotto
Aerith’s ThemeNibelNibelheim
Let the Battles Begin!Receive it after getting A-Rank on all songs
One-Winged AngelReceive as reward for finding all of Johnny’s Treasure Trove items

Now that you’ve found all the piano sheets and learned how to play the piano, you may be wondering how to get yourself a Chocobo to explore the vast open world.

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Anyka Pettigrew has been a Staff Writer for PC Invasion since November, and a Contributing Writer since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for three years. Anyka writes anything from news pieces, to guides, and even reviews. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as you can remember gets you into a plethora of genres like story games, RPGs, horror, puzzles etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.