I've resolved to start private piano lessons this coming fall semester, and want to know how to evaluate (and what questions to ask of) potential piano teachers. [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on Jun 17, 2007 -
What's the relationship between this recording of Leroy Carr I'm listening too, and the solo piano arrangement of "How Long, How Long Blues" that I'm looking at? [more inside]
posted by sfenders
on May 31, 2007 -
What wedding songs (ceremony, not reception) would music lovers here suggest to be sung by a skilled, classically trained soprano accompanied by a not as skilled, works-for-a-small-church pianist? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis
on May 26, 2007 -
MIDI-playback on a Yamaha Digital Piano: How do I get downloaded midi files to sound good? [more inside]
posted by mphuie
on May 24, 2007 -
SheetMusicFilter: I need sheet music for the theme from Schindler's List, by John Williams, for violin plus piano accompaniment. If you find only the piano acompaniment, that works too. [more inside]
posted by alona
on Apr 14, 2007 -
I'm re-teaching myself piano and need suggestions for drills, scales and other practice material. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0
on Feb 15, 2007 -
Daughter (age six) perhaps to begin piano lessons. Considering a weighted response electronic keyboard as a piano substitute. Seeking advice in brands, models, retailers, price, durability, and indeed, overall wisdom of this route over standard piano. All views even slightly extraneous welcome. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones
on Jan 16, 2007 -
I’d like to look at a full-length piano arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty ballet (Op. 66 – La belle au bois dormant). I could buy one, or find a music library, but do you know whether any edition is freely accessible on-line? For future reference, are there any particular sites that you like as a source for pdf’d classical music scores?
posted by Dave 9
on Jan 9, 2007 -
I'm an amateur classical pianist. I used to give solo recitals at college, and I would like to start performing again out here in the real world. But what sort of group/organisation/event do I need to get involved with to have this kind of opportunity? Could I organise a little independent recital for myself, or is that weird and too egotistical? [more inside]
posted by chrismear
on Dec 19, 2006 -
Anyone have recommendations for some great jazz pianists that I could look into? [more inside]
posted by j-urb
on Dec 16, 2006 -
What is the piano piece sampled on this Immortal Technique song called Dance with the Devil?
posted by Aghast.
on Nov 22, 2006 -
does anyone know the piano chords to coughing colors by tilly and the wall? thanks!
posted by KaeporaGaebora
on Nov 15, 2006 -
In our search for a reasonably priced baby grand piano, we keep coming across the Chinese-made Pearl River brand. Are these pianos worth a serious look? [more inside]
posted by flyingrock
on Aug 25, 2006 -
Can anyone tell me the name/composer/artist of the piano music used in a Microsoft TV ad?
posted by ChromeDome
on Aug 19, 2006 -
What's the best digital keyboard for $500? What about for $1k? I'm not a hard-core musician, but I enjoy sitting down at a piano and just screwing around. I took some lesions when I was a kid. I'd like to be able to hook it up to a computer and use it with training software, as well as for composition, but I'm assuming that's a pretty standard feature these days. [more inside]
posted by Paris Hilton
on Aug 6, 2006 -
Many pianists I know know many of the popular songs -- moonlight sonata, chariots of fire, piano man, the "Peanuts" song, fur elise, etc. Is there a list of the most popular piano pieces out there, both contemporary and classical? Even better if there is a songbook with the sheet music? Even better if it's available online? I'm looking to learn a few dozen songs with my free time in the Fall.
posted by lpctstr;
on Jul 17, 2006 -
So i'm an adult intermediate piano player, i've been playing classical for some years but would like to hammer out some blues for fun. What are some good books that you would recommend (ones with CDs especially)? Any good web resources too?
posted by storybored
on Jul 7, 2006 -
Piano teacher recommendations for Los Angeles area? (Or, for those not in LA, how do I know if a piano teacher is any good?) Bonus points for someone who teaches good technique near the Studio City/Sherman Oaks area. (Also, if there's a good forum for getting such a recommendation, that'd be good info too) [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Jun 29, 2006 -
PianoFilter: I'm a long-time pianist, but for some years (since an aborted college education), I've focused on popular music - or my own pop/rock compositions - to the exclusion of almost anything classical. Now I'm looking to remedy that error. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor
on Apr 18, 2006 -
I've been trying to find/download a Beethoven piano sonata, op. 109 and have only been able to grab the first movement performed by Walter Klein. Does anybody know where I can download the whole piece? Who do you especially like performing it?
posted by sluglicker
on Apr 13, 2006 -
I've got about $500 to spend on buying, moving, and tuning an upright piano for my home. What should I be looking for? [more inside]
posted by danblaker
on Mar 9, 2006 -
A kid (12) knows classical piano and has a good teacher for that, but she also wants to learn jazz. Do you have suggestions? [more inside]
posted by pracowity
on Feb 22, 2006 -
In Nina Simone's "Love Me or Leave Me"
she plays a piano solo that incorporates a bit baroque* classical piano. Makes sense, since she was trained as a classical pianist, and the effect is wonderful. Please recommend some other songs or artists that use this kind of jazz/baroque combo.
* Disclaimer: I'm not a classical music expert, so I may have the terminology wrong. I welcome your corrections.
posted by Typographica
on Dec 10, 2005 -
Can someone give me a quick dump on the various offerings for auto-play pianos -- including Disklavier, PianoDisc, Pianomation, Pianocorder. Are they worth the investment? Is this a cop out for "real" playing? How is the sound? [more inside]
posted by terrier319
on Oct 31, 2005 -
Is anyone learning piano (or planning to)? If so, can I ask you some questions? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer
on Sep 26, 2005 -
I've played guitar for 10+ years - I want to learn piano, for writing, performing, and to widen my musical understanding. A real piano doesn't jive with my life, what should I buy? [more inside]
posted by Jack Karaoke
on Sep 25, 2005 -
Can 4 strong guys move a piano up 1 flight of stairs safely? and are there techniques or strategies in addition to brute force? Upright piano abandoned by 1st floor neighbors. I'd like to have it, but don't want anyone getting hurt.
posted by theora55
on Aug 10, 2005 -