I'd like to start introducing my almost 6-year-old to the piano. What are some good books or new techniques that are designed to teach young children how to play the piano, basics on music theory, etc.?
Classical Music Filter: Can anyone recommend pieces of classical piano music in a similar style to the Sonatica by Bear McCreary from Battlestar Galactica? I have some Olivier Messiaen stuff in a similar vein but would love more in the same mellow, slightly offkilter and whistful piano style. Thanks!
Where can I found more music like this? [more inside]
Given that I have a somewhat substantial history playing the piano, how difficult would it be to take up lessons for the piano again after years out of practice AND start, for the first time, lessons on the Violin? How beneficial would such "cross training" be? How difficult would it be to find a teacher who could guide me on such a hybrid path? Other Thoughts? [more inside]
A piano, a viola and a jungle book. Music assistence, please. [more inside]
Where in Toronto can I find a good secondhand upright piano? My question would have been more complex, but I got the rest of the advice I needed from this great thread, so don't feel obligated to advise me on how to appraise one, move it, or to tune it after I get it home, etc.
What are your favorite songs featuring piano? [more inside]
Where can I find a noirish or sleezeball lounge lizard style piano bar (or some approximation of one of these) in Chicago? [more inside]
Recommend a piano teacher in Cambridge, MA. [more inside]
Can I re-find a Brahms CD I once loved, if I know which pieces are on it (not a common combo of pieces) but don't remember much else about it? [more inside]
Where would I look/advertise to find a improvisational keyboard player for an improv group in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
Looking for a good piano teacher for my six-year-old son in Tulsa, Oklahoma. [more inside]
Hello, hive! Advice sought for acquiring, moving, and maintaining a used piano, and in getting my 12-year-old son set up with lessons. [more inside]
In search of: dramatic, sinister, or fast music. Disastrous, villainous, swift and dexter melodies best set to chaos, tragedy, or discovery. [more inside]
The piano music of Yoko Kanno in this solo blew me away. Where can I find more of it? Similar artists? [more inside]
Recently I've realized that I enjoy listening to piano music, but I'm not really familiar with it. Can you recommend CDs/compilations/pieces that I might like? [more inside]
Anyone care to take a guess at the chords in "the kiss" by Judee Sill (youtube link inside)? [more inside]
Help me find a keyboard/synth with these specifications. [more inside]
Help me identify this mystery track from my friends' mix CD, that he can't recall either. No sample available, yet! It's more than likely a movie score track. Cross between 1941, Elfman, Zimmer, Willow, and involves kazoos in places. [more inside]
Please help me find my piano muse! [more inside]
What are some good tips for choosing a used keyboard for an aspiring pianist? [more inside]
Assuming no musical talent, which would be better for a n00b to try to learn - piano or guitar? [more inside]
spider pig, spider pig: where can I get the sheet music for piano and the choir libretto for this simpsons movie song? [more inside]
I love the piano in Piazzolla's "Oblivion" -- and I like arrangements/recordings that focus on that part of the piece. I'd like to find an MP3/CD with such a recording. This is the closest thing I've been able to find so far.
I'm looking for a portable keyboard with pretty realistic action. [more inside]
Creating/editing Yamaha midi files? [more inside]
Have you ever seen a portable digital piano - not merely a controller - with graded hammer action but fewer than 88 keys? Some of the big music stores have told me that they don't know of any. (Counter-examples: The Studiologic VMK-161 Plus is a controller with 61-key hammer action, but it has no internal sounds. The Yamaha YPG-225/DGX-220 is a 76-key piano/synth but apparently doesn't have hammer action.) Thanks.
Piano Playing Filter: I play the piano at what I believe is considered the early intermediate level. I enjoy playing the Burgmuller op 100 pieces. I am familiar with Mikrokosmos. I have an easy piano complete beatles book that I LOVE. But, there is [more inside]
What are your favorite rock/folk/alternative piano ballads? [more inside]
Does anyone know about this piano song? Maybe it's George Winston's. [more inside]
How do you play the opening to Billy Joel's Angry Young Man on the piano? [more inside]
Please help me identify a music video that I saw on a British satellite TV station while traveling through Spain. [more inside]
Does anyone know a place where I can play piano in Brooklyn? I am living in Cobble Hill until August, and am looking for a place to keep in practice. I was bumming out at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for a while, but it's not too convenient to travel to and it's pricey ($15/hr.) I am not a classical player, so don't need a place for hours a day. In fact, I would be happy with two hours or so a week.
Father-in-law absurdly wants to buy us a piano. How can I not look this gift-horse in the mouth? [more inside]
Trouble with sound module - I just want to play piano! [more inside]
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]
Is it possible for me to refinish my cheap piano (pics inside) [more inside]
Woohoo, I am getting a piano! Now I need help on logistics. [more inside]
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]
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]
MIDI-playback on a Yamaha Digital Piano: How do I get downloaded midi files to sound good? [more inside]
What is the name of Philip Glass' piece played this Sunday at the Gala for Alice Tully Hall on PBS? [more inside]
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]
After 12 years of memorizing piano pieces, how do I learn to sightread well? [more inside]
I'm re-teaching myself piano and need suggestions for drills, scales and other practice material. [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
Anyone have recommendations for some great jazz pianists that I could look into? [more inside]
Can someone please help me identify this (clip 1 & clip 2) song from a recent ("Post Mortem") episode of CSI. It sounds very familiar to me but I cannot place it. [more inside]