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]
What is the piano piece sampled on this Immortal Technique song called Dance with the Devil?
does anyone know the piano chords to coughing colors by tilly and the wall? thanks!
Can you recommend to me some good piano-driven music? [more inside]
Help me play the piano like the Edge plays guitar. Or Eddie Van Halen. Or... [more inside]
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]
How can I protect my piano from more scratches? Where can I find a piano cover? [more inside]
How can I make my left hand stronger and more limber for piano? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me the name/composer/artist of the piano music used in a Microsoft TV ad?
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]
Needed: Piano teacher in Ho Chi Minh City [more inside]
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.
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?
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]