Hi, I'm a (somewhat) experienced piano/synthesizer player interested in taking lessons in New York City. I took about 4 years of classical training in piano, violin, and voice when I was in high school, but I'm looking to grow my skillset as a musician. I'm looking for a piano teacher in Manhattan or Brooklyn who would be comfortable with teaching synth lessons. Can anyone recommend a good piano (or synth) teacher in NYC?
Song with Piano Riff Stuck in Head and can't get it out. [more inside]
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.
What's the best way to sell a Yamaha Baby Grand Piano in the Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania area? [more inside]
Recommended progressive piano studies for adult beginners. which are interesting but easy, eg Bartok’s Mikrokosmos.
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?
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?
Which piano should I keep? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions of intermediate level piano pieces suitable for parties/get togethers with friends. [more inside]
Direct me to the best online piano lessons for someone who already has decent theory knowledge! [more inside]
What is the best learner digital piano, for under a grand? (1000 GBP)
Tunefilter: I'm trying to track down a song I heard in a bar last night... [more inside]
NYC piano moving recommendations [more inside]
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]
Please help me identify a couple of classical songs. [more inside]
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?
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.
What piano music should I play next? [more inside]
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?
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]
I love the piano arrangements and noise in Sunset Rubdown's music (e.g. 52s into Swimming, 1m33s into Trumpet Trumpet Toot Toot, and again 2m42s into Trumpet Trumpet Toot Toot). What other piano music should I be listening to? [more inside]
What one single piano piece should I learn? [more inside]
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]
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]
Help me find a book to help my girlfriend learn to play piano! [more inside]
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]
Recommend me a bar in Central London with a piano that anyone can walk in and play! [more inside]
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]
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]
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. Thanks
Please help me remember what piano piece I played, more than 10 years ago! [more inside]
What are some short, cute/ funny/ entertaining videos that could be improvised to on a piano? [more inside]
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]
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.
First steps at jazz piano - how would you go about it? [more inside]
Identify a movie containing a dreamy/ominous scene involving children playing a really long outdoor piano. [more inside]
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?
I found this awesome don't-snap-and-kill-people music. Help me find more. [more inside]
PianoFilter: can you help place my fingers for this score? [more inside]
How can I increase the number of students in my piano teaching business [more inside]
Help learning pop music arrangement for piano? [more inside]
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.
What are some good classical covers of popular songs? [more inside]
Looking for an affordable keyboard for live performance with GREAT piano, elecric piano and organ samples. [more inside]
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]
Looking for melancholy piano performances. [more inside]
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]
What's the best keyboard / digital piano for a relative "newbie"? [more inside]
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.
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]
I'm in the market for a keyboard that is as piano-like as possible for around $1000. Recommendations? [more inside]