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The trick to playing the piano...

[Wodehouse Quote Filter] Need the exact quotation for a paper. It's Wodehouse I'm sure, but only vaguely remember which character said it or the verbatim of the thing. It's about playing the Piano. [more inside]
posted by Smegoid on Jun 18, 2008 - 9 answers

Hallelujah sheet music

Does anyone know where can I buy piano sheet music for Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah? [more inside]
posted by Flying Squirrel on Jun 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Good beginning piano books for kids?

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.?
posted by adverb on Jun 2, 2008 - 13 answers

Restful whistful piano music like this please...

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!
posted by merocet on May 8, 2008 - 18 answers

I think I like piano music

Where can I found more music like this? [more inside]
posted by jjbb on Apr 19, 2008 - 24 answers

Would it work to RE-learn Piano AND learn Violin?

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]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Apr 8, 2008 - 5 answers

A piano, a viola and a jungle book. Music assistence, please.

A piano, a viola and a jungle book. Music assistence, please. [more inside]
posted by albernathy0 on Apr 4, 2008 - 1 answer

Where can I find a good used piano in Toronto?

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.
posted by orange swan on Mar 21, 2008 - 9 answers

What are your favorite songs featuring piano?

What are your favorite songs featuring piano? [more inside]
posted by nuclear_soup on Mar 5, 2008 - 80 answers

Piano bars in Chicago?

Where can I find a noirish or sleezeball lounge lizard style piano bar (or some approximation of one of these) in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Mar 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Recommend a classical piano teacher in Cambridge, MA

Recommend a piano teacher in Cambridge, MA. [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on Feb 25, 2008 - 2 answers

Finding a classical CD based on its contents only?

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]
posted by allterrainbrain on Jan 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Play it again, Sam! Uh... Sam? Where'd Sam go?

Where would I look/advertise to find a improvisational keyboard player for an improv group in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
posted by Shecky on Jan 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Good piano teacher for kids in Tulsa?

Looking for a good piano teacher for my six-year-old son in Tulsa, Oklahoma. [more inside]
posted by greenmagnet on Jan 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Gone Chopin. Be Bach in a minuet.

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]
posted by not_on_display on Dec 21, 2007 - 18 answers

Fast, Dramatic, Sinister music?

In search of: dramatic, sinister, or fast music. Disastrous, villainous, swift and dexter melodies best set to chaos, tragedy, or discovery. [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Dec 20, 2007 - 24 answers

Where can I find more of the piano music of Yoko Kanno?

The piano music of Yoko Kanno in this solo blew me away. Where can I find more of it? Similar artists? [more inside]
posted by mwang1028 on Dec 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Can you recommend some piano music?

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]
posted by Quidam on Dec 16, 2007 - 29 answers

chords in "the kiss" by Judee Sill

Anyone care to take a guess at the chords in "the kiss" by Judee Sill (youtube link inside)? [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Dec 12, 2007 - 9 answers

If I could afford a piano I would already have one...

Help me find a keyboard/synth with these specifications. [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Nov 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Mystery Mixtape Movie Score Track: Elfman, Zimmer & Kazoos

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]
posted by vanoakenfold on Nov 26, 2007 - 12 answers

Ticklin' the Ivories

Please help me find my piano muse! [more inside]
posted by chara on Nov 17, 2007 - 10 answers

An aspiring pianist needs advice!

What are some good tips for choosing a used keyboard for an aspiring pianist? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Nov 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Learn to play as an adult - piano or guitar?

Assuming no musical talent, which would be better for a n00b to try to learn - piano or guitar? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Oct 23, 2007 - 38 answers

does whatever a spider pig does

spider pig, spider pig: where can I get the sheet music for piano and the choir libretto for this simpsons movie song? [more inside]
posted by meijusa on Sep 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me find a particular Piazzolla recording.

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.
posted by fake on Sep 24, 2007 - 2 answers

Pianos aren't really portable. What are my keyboard options?

I'm looking for a portable keyboard with pretty realistic action. [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti on Sep 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Creating/editing Yamaha midi files?

Creating/editing Yamaha midi files? [more inside]
posted by mphuie on Aug 27, 2007 - 3 answers

Digital piano < 88 keys?

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.
posted by Dave 9 on Aug 27, 2007 - 9 answers

Easy as Pie Reich?

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]
posted by wittgenstein on Aug 21, 2007 - 1 answer

Mondo Piano Ballad List

What are your favorite rock/folk/alternative piano ballads? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Aug 8, 2007 - 28 answers

Does anyone know this piano song?

Does anyone know about this piano song? Maybe it's George Winston's. [more inside]
posted by Bill Shinji on Aug 1, 2007 - 7 answers

Angry Young Pianist

How do you play the opening to Billy Joel's Angry Young Man on the piano? [more inside]
posted by adrober on Jul 26, 2007 - 10 answers

I Wanna Be Blank

Please help me identify a music video that I saw on a British satellite TV station while traveling through Spain. [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Jul 25, 2007 - 2 answers

Where can I play piano in Brooklyn?

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.
posted by ray_ray on Jul 6, 2007 - 4 answers

But I don't WANT a piano!

Father-in-law absurdly wants to buy us a piano. How can I not look this gift-horse in the mouth? [more inside]
posted by halespawn on Jul 6, 2007 - 60 answers

How to play piano again

Trouble with sound module - I just want to play piano! [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Jun 29, 2007 - 5 answers

Evaluating Potential Piano Pedagogues

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 - 7 answers

How to simply refinish an old piano

Is it possible for me to refinish my cheap piano (pics inside) [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Jun 11, 2007 - 13 answers

I need a piano in my house, not just in my pickup.

Woohoo, I am getting a piano! Now I need help on logistics. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jun 7, 2007 - 22 answers

How Long, How Long Blues.

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 - 5 answers

wedding ceremony music for a soprano

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 - 7 answers

Turn my house into a Nordstroms!

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 - 3 answers

What was the name of that Philip Glass Piece Played on PBS?

What is the name of Philip Glass' piece played this Sunday at the Gala for Alice Tully Hall on PBS? [more inside]
posted by marxfriedrice on May 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Holocaust Sheet Music

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 - 3 answers

Help me learn how to sightread!

After 12 years of memorizing piano pieces, how do I learn to sightread well? [more inside]
posted by deansfurniture5 on Feb 27, 2007 - 17 answers

Re-learning Piano without dying of Frustration

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 - 12 answers

What's a good weighted electronic keyboard for my six year old's piano lessons?

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 - 25 answers

Orchestral/piano .pdf scores?

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 - 4 answers

Where/when can an amateur classical pianist perform?

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 - 18 answers

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