Which of Beethoven's piano sonatas can be played by a skilled amateur? [more inside]
Can you describe to a non-music-theorist fan the differences a close listener might hear in the piano music composed by Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven? I've been loving exploring classical music but things start to blur during the 1800-1850 era. I'd like to be able to better hear what the above composers are doing differently from one another. General thoughts about their music are welcome (book recommendations, too), but especially interested in info related to solo or prominent piano pieces.
Please help me find the digital keyboard of my dreams! [more inside]
Piano lessons! I've decided to start teaching kids piano lessons in the new year, and I have questions. [more inside]
So what keyboard and music book(s) should I purchase to teach myself how to play a piano? [more inside]
I might be able to purchase a Wurlitzer Electric Piano (looks like a 200A, but with a speaker cabinet supporting it) today for ~$450. This strikes me as a really great deal, and therefore just a bit suspicious. I'm obviously going to try every key (for both sound and feel) and make sure the tremolo knobs are working. What else should I look out for? Are there any potential defects which might not be obvious at first glance? What degree of disrepair should I be willing to accept at this price? [more inside]
My husband mixes dance music using Fruity Loops. I want to get him some CDs for Christmas for samples -- particularly stuff that sounds like Fatboy Slim. Help? [more inside]
I want to expand my (intermediate/advanced amateur) piano repertoire. Can you recommend some music? [more inside]
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]
Where in Portland, OR might I go to practice piano...for free/cheap?? [more inside]
I'm looking for piano-based rock bands that rock really, really hard. [more inside]
Suggested tempos for Joplin's piano rags? [more inside]
My new Casio digital piano picks up the radio. I think this is a bug not a feature. You can very faintly hear a music station coming out of one of the speakers (which is very distracting). Any ideas on how to fix it?
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]
Soundtrackfilter: Please recommend to me mostly-instrumental, sometimes dark, contemplative soundtrack albums (or even compilations or regular albums) in the vein of Michael Andrews' work for Donnie Darko or Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd's soundtrack for Mysterious Skin. [more inside]
Is it reasonable to expect that I can develop reasonable proficiency at piano/keyboard with 30 minutes to an hour of practice each day for a few months? [more inside]
Looking for shops to buy a digital piano in Sydney (or if its online, Australia wide) [more inside]
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]
I am a piano student will be renting an apartment on my own soon. I was wondering what are the anti-noise laws in Australia (Sydney) regarding practicing musical instrument at home. [more inside]
Is there anywhere in the DC area I, being relatively broke, could practice on a real piano? [more inside]
We were bequeathed a Steinway grand piano, and were initially excited but now are wondering if this is more of an albatross than a gift. What should we do? [more inside]
I liked piano at first, but under the stress of preparing a huge portfolio for college, it's quickly replaced by resentment and boredom. More inside. [more inside]
What's the best value second hand electric piano I can get? My requirements are full sized weighted velicity sensitive keyboard, and midi in/out cables. Maximum budget is AUD400 (USD 325, GBP 200, EUR 230). The Yamaha DGX-300 looks good apart from the floppy disk midi interface. Are there any other options about the same price/quality?
What is the music in this video?I've had no success with Shazam, Melodyhound or Google.
I am moving from Brooklyn, NY to Providence, RI next month. I have a full-size upright piano which needs to be moved. The problem is, my dream apartment in Providence is on the second floor and so the piano will either need 4-5 movers or a crane (as per a quote) because of the winding stairs. Piano movers have given me crazy expensive quotes (around $2000) which I cannot afford. I do have a quote for about $500 from local movers to unload the piano into the apartment from a truck, probably less if they can bring it up the stairs (that's with a crane). Which of the following options would you choose, or do you have another solution entirely? Any piano mover recommendations for NYC-Providence accepted! [more inside]
Can you recommend reasonably-priced piano lessons for an adult beginner in Washington DC? [more inside]
What are some books or educational DVD's for learning rock, blues and jazz piano and Hammond B-3 soloing and licks
What are some good books or educational DVD's, besides Jamie Abersol, for learning rock, blues and jazz piano and Hammond B-3 soloing and licks. [more inside]
I suffer from a tendency to develop tendonitis in my wrists. Gyorgy Sandor's On Piano Playing has helped me learn to play piano in a way that keeps my wrists happy. What similar book exists for guitar? [more inside]
Im going to have practically no access to a piano for a year. What can i do to avoid forgetting how to play? Will this happen at all? What experiences have you had with not playing for a certain period of time? [more inside]
I'm after interactive piano tutor software for OS X (Tiger, 10.4.11). [more inside]
Learning a little honky-tonk piano... [more inside]
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]
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]
What is the instrument heard at 0:46 in Aimee Mann's "The Moth"? [more inside]
Does anyone know which pianist wrote this obscure piece? [more inside]
Recommendation for a trustworthy digital piano dealer in the greater Los Angeles area? [more inside]
Looking for guitar tablature or piano music for the song "Way Tight" off Ani Difranco's newer album Red Letter Year. Any ideas? Can't seem to find any through my searches online.
NYC music filter: How can I find musicians who would be willing to let my kid hang with them? [more inside]
I am a sight-reading singer trying to relearn the piano. I used to take lessons and still remember how to play the piano, but have not practiced in quite some time. I am not looking to become concert-quality, but just so that I can maybe play along with myself when trying to learn a song or play something relatively simple for my own enjoyment. Is there a book or something I can get or something I can do to help me relearn the piano? Thanks!
What was the piano piece played about 35 minutes into tonight's episode of Big Love? [more inside]
SONGFILTER It's a good one. I consider myself a music aficionado, but I still am stumped on this one. My buddy thinks it's from a movie soundtrack, I' not too sure it is - but we both definitely recognize the hook. We transcribed it into notes for you all - more after the jump... [more inside]
When I learned to touch type, I used software where the letters appeared and did not go until I had pressed the right key. I was wondering if there is any similar software for reading music but with a usb/midi keyboard. I know it wouldn't be much use for improving timing, but it would help with learning notes and possibly chords too. [more inside]
I'm restoring an upright piano and need a good online source for parts. [more inside]
Help me identify this piano piece? (Audio/sheet music inside) [more inside]
PianoSecurityFilter: How to lock down the lid on a Steinway grand piano? [more inside]
Could someone explain this strange sound that I hear at the start of each bar in various acoustic piano tracks? [more inside]
I'd like an introduction to Japanese jazz/piano ambient. Where should I start? Who's great? Who should I avoid?