I saw Lyle Lovett last night (he puts on a great show!) and would like to learn to play one of the songs in his set. The song is Understand You, and I need piano sheet music, with lyrics. The closest my googling gets me is guitar chords
, but I don't know what to do with them. The original songwriter appears to be Eric Taylor.
posted by postel's law
on Aug 5, 2012 -
Recommended progressive piano studies for adult beginners. which are interesting but easy, eg Bartok’s Mikrokosmos.
I have been learning how to play piano for a couple of months, practicing around an hour a day. Until recently I have been resigned to playing kids method books, grade 1 ABRSM pieces, scale books and adult all in one tuition books which are too heavy on folk tunes and blues for my liking.
But then I stumbled upon Bartok’s Mikrokosmos, which is a set of progressive studies, from complete beginner up. The studies are interesting, melodic, discordant, emotional, jazzy. Perfect. I am hungry more just like it. Is there such a thing as a contemporary set of progressive of studies for complete beginners, which are melodically interesting. Or am I cutting corners?
posted by choppyes
on Jul 8, 2012 -
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 -
Looking for suggestions of intermediate level piano pieces suitable for parties/get togethers with friends. [more inside]
posted by sherlockt
on May 29, 2012 -
What is the best learner digital piano, for under a grand? (1000 GBP)
posted by choppyes
on May 15, 2012 -
I like playing the piano by following guitar chords. However I don't understand, and nor can I find any reference material, on what certain chords mean. [more inside]
posted by cdenman
on May 2, 2012 -
Quick music ID question: What is the original hip hop track that this beat
is from? Also for bonus points, what's the sample from originally?
posted by cloeburner
on Apr 3, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Stage pianos: My old Roland RD-100 stage piano has given up the ghost. Does anyone have recommendations for a replacement? Requirements within. [more inside]
posted by vacapinta
on Jan 12, 2012 -
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 -
Help me find video clips of female jazz pianists with stage presence! I'm looking for moments where the camera captures the stage presence of jazz ladies at the piano, their entrance, how they carry themselves, their hands on the keys, their interaction with their band-members, their final bow, everything. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by ruelle
on Dec 25, 2011 -
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 -
Keyboard players: A jam session might be in the cards for me soon. What is the best way for me to pick up a bit of basic skill on a synthesizer/piano? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic
on Dec 14, 2011 -
hi, everyone! i'm making a mix of piano-based songs for my friend and i'd like for some of the songs on there to be more brightened but still be meaningful, of course. the type of songs i'm looking for are like "mouthwash" and "merry happy" by kate nash or "wings" by utada hikaru. something where it's still primarily piano. thank you for any and all suggestions! [more inside]
posted by thischarmingirl
on Nov 20, 2011 -
I am looking for a basic guide to blues piano. I've been playing for a number of years but would consider myself an advanced beginner.
I'm looking for a book that will show me basic patterns in blues keys and very basic improvisation.
posted by captainscared
on Nov 10, 2011 -
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 -
I love listening to the Avett Brothers "I and Love and You" album for the piano lead track. What other folk/alt country/indie songs or albums would I like? Specifically looking for songs with piano leads in those categories.
posted by ShootTheMoon
on Oct 26, 2011 -
I am considering buying an electronic keyboard. I have some basic skills I'd like to improve, would one of the kind that light the keys up as you play along be helpful? Or is it just a gimmick?
posted by zingzangzung
on Sep 2, 2011 -
My son accidentally recorded over a few important tracks on my Yamaha Disklavier. Any idea how to recover them? FYI, my machine/piano is about 15 years old.
posted by ericbop
on Jun 27, 2011 -
Looking for an affordable keyboard for live performance with GREAT piano, elecric piano and organ samples. [more inside]
posted by unSane
on May 19, 2011 -
In my dreams I am an incredible musician who can shred on any instrument. Then I wake up, and I am still a beginner. But, you gotta start somewhere, right? Please help me expand my keyboard repertoire. [more inside]
posted by Idafolk
on May 6, 2011 -
I've found my ideal music for reading and studying - Ryuichi Sakamoto's solo piano albums (BTTB
and Playing the Piano
). The pieces are unobtrusive and calming, and there aren't too many elements that draw my attention away from what I should be doing. Yet they're also melodic and carefully composed, not just ambient tones. Draws me into that certain headspace that is conducive to reading and focusing. Where do I find more music like it? [more inside]
posted by naju
on Apr 7, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
I'm in the market for a keyboard that is as piano-like as possible for around $1000. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by slide
on Feb 23, 2011 -
What are some good starting points on the study and performance of period silent film piano accompaniment? My end goals are modest, possibly to do a small show of classic comedic shorts or a famous feature for friends. I'm interested in both generic cues and full (piano) scores, as long as they're of the period. I've only just begun the research, so any introductory tips would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by dan_of_brainlog
on Feb 21, 2011 -
At a chamber music concert I attended on Monday evening, the pianist came out and, just as he was sitting down to start, used a pen to write down a couple of things at the top of his score. What and why? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero
on Feb 17, 2011 -