Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1129683 - 04/22/05 05:49 AM Recommendations for Instrumental Piano (rock, film, prog?)
Rob O'D Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/11/04
Posts: 116
Loc: Ireland
Hi Guys,

I'm sorry to bother you all with this but I'm having trouble tracking down some good instrumental piano music.

I like Jordan Rudess (of Dream Theater fame) because (technical prowess aside) his compositions are interesting and take a few listens before you get used to the structure of the tune.

I've always enjoy instrumental rock (heavy and light e.g. Dixie Dregs, Liquid Tension Experiment) so I'd love to dig up a few artists who are doing something similar with the piano. I'm sure are loads out there but I can't find a starting point.

Hope to hear back from one or two of you.
Thanks,

Rob.

Top
Piano & Music Accessories
#1129684 - 04/24/05 07:53 PM Re: Recommendations for Instrumental Piano (rock, film, prog?)
ivorythumper Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 1730
Loc: The Great American Southwest
Hi Rob: For rock I always loved Roy Bittan's piano -- Springsteen, Bonnie Tyler, Meatloaf, etc... Some of my favs for rockin' out on are:

"All I Know" by Jimmy Webb (Garfunkel covered it)
"Thunder Road" by Springsteen
"Maybe I'm Amazed" by McCartney
"Hey Jude" and "Let it be"
"Classical Gas"
"The Load Out" and "Before the Deluge" by Jackson Browne

Since I don't know Jordan Rudess or LTE, and don't listen to Dixie Dregs, this stuff might not be of interest to you, but it works for me!

I'll look for the stuff you mentioned -- any particular favorites you might recommend for an intermediate amateur who plays chorded rock?

Best,
Steve
_________________________
Estonically yours,

Ivorythumper

"Man without mysticism is a monster"

Top
#1129685 - 04/25/05 12:06 AM Re: Recommendations for Instrumental Piano (rock, film, prog?)
Rob O'D Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/11/04
Posts: 116
Loc: Ireland
Hi Steve,

Thanks for the recommendations. To be honest, I'm looking for more solo instrumental piano (or a trio like Esbjorn Svensson Trio).

Liquid Tension Experiment and Dixie Dregs are not really for the intermediate. Steve Morse was the guitarist band leader in the Dregs and he was John Petrucci's inspiration who formed Dream Theater and the Liquid Tension Experiment. All of these bands do alot of instrumental work and I love their tunes because they take a while for the ear to get used to the time signiture changes and the general complexity of the pieces.

Alot of people would argue that much of their music disappears up their own arses and I wouldn't argue against that point too much because alot of it boils down to personal taste.

Cheers Steve ...

Rob.

Top
#1129686 - 04/25/05 03:48 PM Re: Recommendations for Instrumental Piano (rock, film, prog?)
Rob Mullins Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/10/04
Posts: 309
Loc: LA CA
Hi,
Some of the very good keyboardists in my area that do rock music have websites and cd's, but few people are doing what jordan has been doing. Jordan is very talented and did amazing solo gigs for Korg at the NAMM show for years, don't know if he still is.
Other rock guys around here you might find interesting are David Garfield, Jan Hammer, and Lyle Mays. All of those guys play music other than rock, so you will have to sort through the discographies to find what you like. You could also see who is playing with Steve Vai and Sting these days and check their websites. I also heard that Brand X got back together a couple years ago and did some very good recording.
_________________________
Rob Mullins
www.planetmullins.com
Two openings in my private lessons program starting in Nov.

Top

Moderator:  sharpsandflats 
What's Hot!!
Our latest Issue is available now...
Piano News - Interesting & Fun Piano Related Newsletter! (free)
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
142 registered (ajames, accordeur, 36251, 43 invisible), 1741 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75579 Members
42 Forums
156267 Topics
2294940 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
M-Audio Oxygen 88 vs. StudioLogic Numa Compact
by snapdragon
07/29/14 07:02 PM
Sheet Music Retainers
by MargaretUK
07/29/14 05:20 PM
piano contest
by wkurashima
07/29/14 04:47 PM
piano contest Clavinova
by wkurashima
07/29/14 04:39 PM
Proper chunking method
by Edtek
07/29/14 03:10 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission