Are you interested in how to play “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” on piano? Try this easy “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” piano tutorial. Video & sheet music available.
We are so excited to share this easy piano tutorial for “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Disney’s Encanto. We loved all the music from this movie so much it was hard to pick which song to make a tutorial for at first, but since “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is just about the most popular song in the world right now it became the obvious choice!
So who wrote this amazing song? The composer’s name is Lin-Manuel Miranda. He grew up in New York City and started acting, singing, and writing musicals when he was in high school. The first time he wrote songs for a Disney film was when he worked on Moana at the same time he was writing his hit musical Hamilton. Encanto is his latest animated musical with Disney, and he says he never expected “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” to be such a huge success.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kids were the first ones to notice how catchy the tune for “Bruno” was. They overheard him working on it and were always singing it around the house. Miranda had to tell them they weren’t allowed to sing it at school until after the movie was released. Now, everyone is singing it!
“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is a special kind of song in musical theater that’s called an ensemble number or a group number. It’s a song where several characters sing different parts that often come together in a big finale. Other examples include the opening number from Beauty and the Beast and “Where You Are” from Moana. The fun thing about “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is that each character in the song has a solo part that fits their own unique personality. Then, when all those solo parts are sung at the same time, they fit perfectly and sound great together.
Playing how to play “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” on piano
Try it for yourself! You’ll need a friend to play with, or you can record yourself and play along with the recording. It’ll help if you have a copy of the “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” sheet music to look at, which can be purchased here. The first player starts playing the song alone. Then, when the first player reaches measure 11, which is the second time the lyrics say, “We don’t talk about Bruno,” the second player joins in, playing from the beginning. At first the refrain, “We don’t talk about Bruno” will be the same, but then the solos start and you’ll have two different parts that sound good together. It’ll be tricky to put the parts together, so make sure you’re really comfortable playing the whole song by yourself first.
Have fun not talking about Bruno. We know you won’t be able to keep yourself from singing about him.