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Can a non-musical adult learn to play the piano?

I'm 43 years old and have no music training. Is it realistic for someone with my age and musical inexperience to enjoy learning to play piano or is it just an exercise in frustration trying to force a non-plastic brain to do something entirely new? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Mar 11, 2015 - 28 answers

What's the piano piece played in this movie scene?

In the 1958 B-picture "Murder By Contract," a woman plays the piano starting about 33 minutes in. Can you tell what she's playing? Clip inside! [more inside]
posted by theatro on Feb 20, 2015 - 3 answers

What songs make you want to learn/practice the piano?

I want to put together a playlist that will motivate me to practice. What are piano songs/pieces that make you say "I'm going to go practice!" or "I wish I knew how to play piano!"? I'm looking for specific songs rather than artists or genres, please. [more inside]
posted by Beti on Jan 2, 2015 - 35 answers

Online or digital adult piano lessons?

I played piano for over 7 years as a child, quit playing (we moved away from the piano), but stayed in choir well into my 20's. [more inside]
posted by dbmcd on Dec 25, 2014 - 8 answers

Good Time Piano Songs!

Hi! I'm looking for rock songs that have a distinctive upbeatish piano section or riff in them fir a project I'm working on. [more inside]
posted by pipian on Sep 8, 2014 - 16 answers

Back again with a "name that movie" question, based upon the soundtrack.

The other day I heard a song that I recognized from a movie, and its driving me NUTS that I can't figure out what the movie is. [more inside]
posted by msali on May 13, 2014 - 17 answers

where can i find the sheet music to this piano duet?

my partner and i want to actually BECOME these old people who played the piano duet at the Mayo Clinic (viral video here). we have looked for the sheet music for this song but can't seem to find it. Can you please help us, hive mind?
posted by andreapandrea on Mar 13, 2014 - 3 answers

A keyboard that will teach me to play songs I actually want to play?

I'm looking for a keyboard that a) lets me play along to lit-up keys and b) allows me to either add my own music for it to decipher or tell it which keys I want to light up when I play a song. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Jan 12, 2014 - 3 answers

What is the piece of piano music opening this film?

I recently posted a documentary about the pianist Sviatoslav Richter and have been wondering what the piece is that opens it. I suspect Schubert but haven't found the exact piece if so. If you happen to know something like Shazam that works for classical music (Shazam often doesn't), that would be great too. Thanks!
posted by seemoreglass on Jul 3, 2013 - 2 answers

How do I organ solo like The Zombies' "She's Not There"?

Hi all. I'm trying to learn how to play the organ solo in "She's Not There" or alternatively "Sticks and Stones" by the Zombies. I'm not sure what they are... the blues scale? I have moderate piano experience.
posted by Shasta on Mar 7, 2013 - 9 answers

"Name that song in the commercial" question #5,684,273

Does anyone know the piano song in the Comedy Central commercial for the new season of "Workaholics"? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Jan 29, 2013 - 2 answers

Irish Whistle music with piano accompaniment?

Looking for specific music: Irish whistle/flute with piano [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS on Dec 17, 2012 - 8 answers

in the utmost silence, through serious immobilities

Somnolent, hypnotic, stark, or unsettling piano music: recommend it. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Nov 27, 2012 - 26 answers

what (ugh) electronic piano should I buy?

thinking of buying a piano: getting a real one is logistically impossible, but I hate most electronic pianos. recommendations? [more inside]
posted by idlethink on Oct 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Help remembering classical piano piece

Need help identifying a classical song I hum to myself,possibly a piano piece, but can't remember what the name of it is or who made it. Link: http://youtu.be/PjnX9HgWueE [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Sep 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Piano riff earworm

Song with Piano Riff Stuck in Head and can't get it out. [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Sep 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Is it possible to find lead sheet music for Pachelbel's Canon?

I'm trying to learn to play the piano, and right now I'm using this book by Scott Houston, who is a huge advocate of lead sheet music and "fake" books. I really, really like the book, and even after just sitting down for a little bit I can already play some basic stuff like row, row, row your boat and jingle bells. However, there is one snag: the book's philosophy is that you should think of the one song you would most like to play on the piano and learn how to play by starting with that song first, an idea which I really love except for the fact that the one song I would really like to play more than anything else is Pachelbel's Canon in D. He specifically says in the book that his teaching method is completely unsuited for learning classical piano. I really don't want to learn how to play classical piano except for this one song, but this is one song I would really like to learn. Is there any way around this?
posted by bookman117 on Jul 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Which piano should I keep?

Which piano should I keep? [more inside]
posted by Ginesthoi on Jun 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me track down a song!

Tunefilter: I'm trying to track down a song I heard in a bar last night... [more inside]
posted by emmatrotsky on May 10, 2012 - 11 answers

NYC Piano Mover

NYC piano moving recommendations [more inside]
posted by saladin on May 8, 2012 - 4 answers

What are these classical songs?

Please help me identify a couple of classical songs. [more inside]
posted by malocchio on May 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Name that Tune!

What is the music in the background of this video? Bonus: Where else has it been featured? It is so familiar it's driving me batty.
posted by Ducks or monkeys on Mar 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Song about learning stride piano?

Name-that-song-about-stride/boogie-piano Filter. Heard on the radio a few weeks ago (Radio 2, UK, Sunday night in late January), the tail end of a song on a jazz show. Lady stride pianist, seriously good, but with a different lady singing/talking a quite funny song about learning to play stride piano. Judy Carmichael? Not on her discography. Stephanie Trick? Likewise. Help?
posted by cromagnon on Mar 1, 2012 - 4 answers

how to kindly reject the piano teacher

How to talk to my daughter's piano teach about stopping our lesson with her. Truth is, we need a better teacher. But we have used her for about four years. I worry about hurting her feelings by being honest with her. Need help approaching the piano teacher. [more inside]
posted by akomom on Feb 2, 2012 - 13 answers

Killing me softly with its song

What is the name of the piano piece towards the end of Sherlock's A Scandal in Belgravia? (spoilers inside, to describe the piece I'm talking about) [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Jan 8, 2012 - 2 answers

help me help my girlfriend teach herself to play piano!

Help me find a book to help my girlfriend learn to play piano! [more inside]
posted by dismas on Dec 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me find a playable piano in a London bar

Recommend me a bar in Central London with a piano that anyone can walk in and play! [more inside]
posted by greenish on Dec 17, 2011 - 2 answers

Get this out of my head!

Please help me remember what piano piece I played, more than 10 years ago! [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Nov 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Music like The Conversation soundtrack?

Hey, did you ever see The Conversation? Remember how the soundtrack was mostly one dude on a piano? Can you recommend more music to me like that, where it's really engaging and moody like The Conversation soundtrack, but it's also just one guy? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Nov 5, 2011 - 17 answers

Music calms the angry peon.

I found this awesome don't-snap-and-kill-people music. Help me find more. [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Aug 22, 2011 - 54 answers

Help my fingers get this right

PianoFilter: can you help place my fingers for this score? [more inside]
posted by knz on Aug 14, 2011 - 5 answers

What classical piano piece is sampled in this anime?

What classical music piece is used here? I know the frenetic piece following is Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody but I'm stumped with tranquil piano part. It sounds like a Mozart Piano Sonata though I'm not sure which one.
posted by bodywithoutorgans on Mar 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Movie title about moving a piano

Movie title filter. I need help remembering a title. In the movie, there's a scene where a group of people moved a grand piano over difficult terrain. Possibly a combination of forest (or jungle) and mountain. It might have been South America or Africa. There might have been missionaries, or a church, in the story, but I'm not sure. There might have been a building made of glass in the jungle, but I may be confusing that with another movie. [more inside]
posted by daikon on Mar 19, 2011 - 10 answers

How do I learn piano fingering?

I've been trying Pro Keyboard mode in Rock Band 3 and I'm really enjoying it, however I have no idea whether I'm putting the right fingers on the right keys! The training modes explain it a little but there's no guidance in the actual songs. Is there an online resource or book that will teach me the basics of this?
posted by jobby on Jan 10, 2011 - 2 answers

Stuck key on a digital piano

One of the keys on my digital piano just started sticking. How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by honeydew on Nov 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Piano-heavy movie scores to inspire a budding composer/pianist?

Piano-heavy movie scores to inspire a budding composer/pianist? [more inside]
posted by tippiedog on Sep 2, 2010 - 32 answers

What's this piece of contemporary piano music?

Can anyone identify the music in the Nokia ad? [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Aug 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Wooden piano chord striker video?

Help me find this video. A pianist performing a piece containing several chords which require large hands. As he does not have large hands, for each such occasion an assistant throws him a piece of wood with cleverly spaced dowelling attached, that he can press against the keys to play the right notes all at once. [more inside]
posted by louigi on Aug 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Anyone used Piano Wizard?

Anyone used Piano Wizard to help their child (or themselves) learn keyboard? What did you think? [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Jun 28, 2010 - 2 answers

How do teach myself piano?

As I teach myself to play piano, what theory do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Mar 5, 2010 - 17 answers

Where is the piano sheet music for Norah Jones' The Fall?

Please help me find Norah Jones' The Fall in piano sheet music format. [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy on Feb 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Rock and roll piano

How can I learn to play the piano like Nicky Hopkins and Richard Manuel? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Jan 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Piano lessons, in theory.

Piano lessons! I've decided to start teaching kids piano lessons in the new year, and I have questions. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Dec 31, 2009 - 9 answers

Sheet music for Eileen Ivers' Bygone Days

My Mom loves the Thanksgiving: A Windham Hill Collection and would like the piano accompaniment for track 2, Bygone Days by Eileen Ivers. Her birthday is in late December and I'd like to buy it for her, if I can find it. [more inside]
posted by jaden on Nov 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for piano music

Please help me find some sheet music. The piano is finally out of storage, tuned, ready to play and I cannot find my favorite sheet music. ARGH. The Gayaneh Ballet Suite; by Aram Khatchurian (I've tried various spellings of the last name and of the ballet name), arranged for solo piano. A friend gave me a Russian language edition in high school. it's missing and I cannot find a publisher. There's a shop in town that can order it, if I can find a publisher. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Sep 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Digital piano shops in Sydney

Looking for shops to buy a digital piano in Sydney (or if its online, Australia wide) [more inside]
posted by neworder7 on Sep 21, 2009 - 5 answers

What would you focus piano practice on if you could do it all again?

You play the piano fairly well, you've had lessons, you enjoy it and when I tell you that I'm learning the piano you tell me that looking back on all the years of lessons and practice, the one thing that helped you the most of all was ________, and the thing that you felt was a biggest waste of your time was ________. [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Aug 27, 2009 - 19 answers

What is this contemporary classical mozarella music?

What is the music in this video?I've had no success with Shazam, Melodyhound or Google.
posted by stereo on Jul 11, 2009 - 3 answers

Suggestions for comedy songs to sing at the piano

I'd like to learn some more comedy songs to sing at the piano along the lines of Hugh Laurie's Mystery. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Apr 20, 2009 - 18 answers

Play me a song, you're the piano man...

PianoFilter: So, it's a bit embarrassing, but I'm a music grad student, and I can't play piano. Now, I'm coming upon my piano proficiency test in a few weeks, and I'm panicking. I need to play and memorize two piano bits in hymn style (bass notes in left hand, melody/chords in right), and I just can't seem to make it all work. Help? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Apr 18, 2009 - 14 answers

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