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#1138493 - 05/14/07 12:07 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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#1138494 - 05/14/07 12:11 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Originally posted by Derick II:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by euclid10540:
[qb] Stairway to Heaven by Lead Zeppelin is always a show stopper on piano. It's about 8 minutes long, with several different "movements" contained within.

Doesn't anyone here remember the seventies? [/b]
Yep, sure do...

Make Me Smile - Chicago
If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
Harmony - Elton John
Rocket Man - Elton John
Daniel - Elton John
Your Song - Elton John
Annie's Song - John Denver
Wildfire - Michael Martin Murphy
Sarah Smile - Hall & Oates
Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur
Mandy - Barry Manilow
I Write the Songs - Barry Manilow
Ready To Take a Chance Again - Barry Manilow
All I Know - Art Garfunkle
I Only Have Eyes for You - Art Garfunkle
My Little Town - Simon & Garfunkle
Haven't Got Time for the Pain - Carly Simon
NoBody Does It Better - Carly Simon
Aubrey - Bread
Everything I Own - Bread
If - Bread
Without You - Nilsson
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John
Laughter in the Rain - Neil Sedaka
I'm Not Lisa - Jessie Coulter
For All We Know - Carpenters
Top of the World - Carpenters
The Way of Love - Cher
Sometime When We Touch - Dan Hill
Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore
Midnight Blue - Melissa Manchester
Night are Forever - England Dan & John Ford Coley
I Don't Know How to Love Him - Helen Ready
I Feel the Earth Move - Carol King
Sweet Seasons - Carol King
Do You Know - Diana Ross
It's My Turn - Diana Ross
A Little Good News - Anne Murray
You Needed Me - Anne Murray
This is for all the Lonely People - America
Daisy Jane - America
Beth - Kiss
I Just Want To Be Your Everything - Barry Gibb
Living Inside Myself - Gino Vanelli
Midnight Confessions - Grass Roots
The Air That I Breath - The Hollies
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
Greatest American Hero (Theme) - Joey Scarbury
Please Don't Go - KC and the Sunshine Band
Eres Tu - Mocedadas
The Morning After - Maureen McGovern
Can You Read My Mind - Maureen McGovern
Cracklin' Rose - Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Send In The Clowns - Judy Collins

I play them all, they all work very well on the piano. I can't think anymore... but I could go on and on and on...
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#1138495 - 05/14/07 12:37 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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I'm surprised no one mentioned Billy Preston yet. The Top 40 hits I remember best were "Nothing From Nothing" and "Will It Go Round In Circles."
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#1138496 - 05/14/07 12:41 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Billy Preston and Serita - With You I'm Born Again. Sucky song. All the girls love it, so I play it - but I hate it.
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#1138497 - 05/25/07 07:15 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Actually no....


I don't remember much of the seventies...
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#1138498 - 06/06/07 11:14 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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lungfish, I can play "Martha My Dear." Very fun song.

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#1138499 - 06/06/07 02:50 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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What a great thread! I'd like to add:

Smashing Pumpkins - Thirty-Three
Anything by Carole King

And speaking of the '80's - remember "Making Love out of Nothing at all"? Super cheesy but fun (and easy) to play!

Elaine

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#2252513 - 03/26/14 04:16 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: Minami Layla]
Phil Harnick Offline
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I've been struggling with MMD for months now, especially the second measure, trying to duplicate the recording as closely as possible. Do you have any insights on that second measure?

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#2252515 - 03/26/14 04:18 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: paulisme]
Phil Harnick Offline
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How close to the recording can you get? I've heard many attempts but nobody I've heard so far gets anywhere close to the original. Do you have anything up on youtube I can look at? Thanks in advance.

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#2252558 - 03/26/14 05:08 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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No Quarter - Led Zeppelin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJm8fZ6WS5Y

I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_SIfLzccbc

Goodbye Blue Sky - Pink Floyd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYv1OpvrMP8

Nobody Home - Pink Floyd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T87JATb4sLc

New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol0dPJdzm1M

Let em in - Paul McCartney (Wings)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta6XPCjKIwY

Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-O3kYrDPbI
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#2252984 - 03/27/14 12:00 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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Hello guys!
I'm convinced that there is no music in the Universe that would be impossible to play on piano.
As for the Rock music, sometimes you can play literally almost everything like in original, or sometimes you can "adjust" Rock to piano's nature. But anyway, it's always enjoyable and fun!
I'm classically trained pianist, but deep inside I'm a "Rocker" :-)
Also I like making sheets for my arrangements. So if you like them, you can let me know and I will send them to you for free.
Here is "Welcome to the jungle"

This is "Soldier of Fortune"

Feel free to talk to me 2hearts


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#2253008 - 03/27/14 12:39 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: Lilia Ahmetzyanova]
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Originally Posted By: Lilia Ahmetzyanova
Hello guys!
I'm convinced that there is no music in the Universe that would be impossible to play on piano.
As for the Rock music, sometimes you can play literally almost everything like in original, or sometimes you can "adjust" Rock to piano's nature. But anyway, it's always enjoyable and fun!
I'm classically trained pianist, but deep inside I'm a "Rocker" :-)
Also I like making sheets for my arrangements. So if you like them, you can let me know and I will send them to you for free.
Here is "Welcome to the jungle"

This is "Soldier of Fortune"

Feel free to talk to me 2hearts




Fantastic! Thanks for sharing
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#2253358 - 03/28/14 12:45 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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Thank you, Arizona Sage!

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#2254056 - 03/29/14 09:29 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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some of my favorites-

It's too late- Carole King
Running on Empty- Jackson Browne
Moondance- Van Morrison
My Life- Billy Joel
Tiny Dancer- Elton John
Lady Madonna- Beatles
Haven't Met You Yet- Michael Buble
Still the same - Bob Seger
Stay - Rihanna
Tenth Avenue Freezeout - Bruce Springsteen

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#2254233 - 03/30/14 12:18 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
Lilia Ahmetzyanova Offline
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I found an amazing arrangement of "Shine on you crazy diamond" by Johannes Schenk

Enjoy! You really will.

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#2254716 - 03/31/14 08:13 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: Lilia Ahmetzyanova]
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Originally Posted By: Lilia Ahmetzyanova
I found an amazing arrangement of "Shine on you crazy diamond" by Johannes Schenk

Enjoy! You really will.



This is amazing work.
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#2254783 - 03/31/14 11:07 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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Yes, just breathtaking!

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#2255231 - 04/01/14 09:21 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: Lilia Ahmetzyanova]
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Originally Posted By: Lilia Ahmetzyanova
Yes, just breathtaking!


I love seeing (or hearing as the case may be) classic rock and mainstream music reinvented on the piano. So many examples out there of this...Here's an artist with a very tasteful take on the Rush song, Broon's Bane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8d05c1COpk

Brad Mehldau does a fantastic version of Blackbird:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRLQ7qGoJq4

as well as the Beach Boys classic, "God Only Knows": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnwNr97VmNU
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#2255324 - 04/01/14 12:51 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
Lilia Ahmetzyanova Offline
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Thank you for sharing, Arizona Sage!
The ostinato in "Blackbird" is hypnotizing, especially because the "reinvention" is much longer than the original.

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#2255456 - 04/01/14 04:58 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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There are at least 4 different versions of him playing Blackbird...they are all distinctly different but all wonderful. The version with his Trio is my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIs9c3C2eJw
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#2261985 - 04/15/14 07:30 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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Here I found a beautiful arrangement for piano of "November Rain". Sounds symphonic! Very beautiful...

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#2262046 - 04/15/14 09:39 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: Lilia Ahmetzyanova]
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I've seen some of her other work on YouTube. She's an amazing pianist.
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#2262062 - 04/15/14 10:14 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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Yes, Vika Goes Wild .

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#2262147 - 04/15/14 01:33 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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I love the piano part in Riders On The Storm by The Doors. The piano solo that begins at 6:18 is simply amazing in how it combines blues, rock, and jazz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DED812HKWyM
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#2262172 - 04/15/14 02:23 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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if you include progressive rock in this category, then it opens up a whole new set of possibilities.
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#2262215 - 04/15/14 03:28 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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Yep...

Yes-Your Move - I've Seen All Good People, etc.
A whole slew of Genesis
Some Peter Gabriel
and on and on....
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#2262314 - 04/15/14 07:06 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: Lilia Ahmetzyanova]
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Originally Posted By: Lilia Ahmetzyanova
Hello guys!
I'm convinced that there is no music in the Universe that would be impossible to play on piano.
As for the Rock music, sometimes you can play literally almost everything like in original, or sometimes you can "adjust" Rock to piano's nature. But anyway, it's always enjoyable and fun!
I'm classically trained pianist, but deep inside I'm a "Rocker" :-)
Also I like making sheets for my arrangements. So if you like them, you can let me know and I will send them to you for free.
Here is "Welcome to the jungle"

This is "Soldier of Fortune"

Feel free to talk to me 2hearts


I loved that Soldier of Fortune, though I had no idea what it was, never heard it before! It was very enjoyable though!
And in a restaurant?
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#2262505 - 04/16/14 08:28 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
Lilia Ahmetzyanova Offline
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LarryShone, you are right, this song is beautiful. Try to listen to the original by "Deep Purple"!

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#2262605 - 04/16/14 01:39 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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Although a kind of fusion of southern rock and jazz, it still appeals to some of the classic rock lovers: the 70s group Sea Level was very piano-/keyboard-centered.

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#2263285 - 04/18/14 12:06 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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If you are looking for fantastic keyboard/piano parts in Rock/Roll, theres only one name which comes to my mind - Nicky Hopkins ! Here are some tunes he has played on :

John Lennon - Jealous Guy, Crippled Inside, Oh Yoko

Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the devil, She's a rainbow, Angie, Loving Cup, Ventilator Blues and so many more

Harry Nilsson - Remember, Lottery Song

Quicksilver Messenger Service - All of the Shady Grove album , Fresh Air, Spindrifter, Dont Cry My Lady Love

The Who - Lets see action, They are all in love, The song is over, Gettin in tune

Jeff Beck - Blues Deluxe, All shook up, Girl from mill valley, Jailhouse rock, Morning Dew

The Kinks - Autumn Almanac, Sittin on a sofa, Phenomenal Cat, Death of a clown and many more

Jerry Garcia - Let it Rock , Sugaree, Friend of the devil, Positively 4th street( Dylan) and many more

George Harrison - Give me love.... , The Light that has lighted the world

Paul Mccartney - That day is done

Joe Cocker - You are so beautiful

Steve Miller Band - Baby's House, Kow Kow Kalculator

Jefferson Airplane - We can be together

Nicky Hopkins - The Tin Man was a Dreamer (Solo Album )





Edited by bharatbash (04/18/14 12:08 AM)
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