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#2265398 - 04/22/14 04:41 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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Great list, here's a few I haven't seen yet:

Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Burn Down the Mission - Elton John
Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
So Far Away - Carole King
Against All Odds - Phil Collins

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#2419548 - 05/12/15 04:33 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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Marc Cohn - Silver Thunderbird
Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis

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#2419659 - 05/12/15 11:59 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: Agathis]
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Originally Posted By Agathis
interesting on the crowded house ballads. what is the best one for example?



I'd say their most famous is "Don't dream it's over".

Other famous are "Four Seasons in one day", "Fall at your feet". I like them. smile



Or maybe "Weather with you" is their most famous and "Don't dream it's over" is my favorite. laugh


Edited by Albunea (05/12/15 12:22 PM)

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#2419753 - 05/12/15 04:26 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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I wouldn't call this Rock, but maybe it is. The music sheet is out there on the web because there are lots of people playing it and I've read it is.

If I remember well, several already mentioned him on the thread:

Lionel Richie - Three Times a Lady (and more songs after it laugh )


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#2419802 - 05/12/15 06:48 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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"Mad Man Across the Water" - Elton John
"ashes are Burning" - Renaissance
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#2431056 - 06/12/15 02:15 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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My apologies if someone already said this and I missed it ... but I love playing "Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns n Roses at wedding cocktail hours!

This is a great thread, thanks!
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#2445257 - 07/28/15 05:25 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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Hi. I'm just getting ready for another try at learning piano, and I've been reviewing the forums.

Anyway, if you want to hear what may be the ultimate rock piano performance ever, I suggest the album, Jerry Lee Lewis, Live at the Star Club, Hamburg.

I'll let one quotation from allmusic.com try to describe it... "In any case, Live at the Star Club is extraordinary -- the purest, hardest rock & roll ever committed to record."

If you have Spotify, Apple Music, or any subscription music service, it's the first half of an album called,The Killer Live, 1964-1970.

PS One more quote from allmusic.com... "Words cannot describe -- cannot contain -- the performance captured on Live at the Star Club, Hamburg, an album that contains the very essence of rock & roll."

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#2445284 - 07/28/15 06:32 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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One of my favorites from the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Album - Classic!

Anything by Dan Fogelberg.
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#2445461 - 07/29/15 10:29 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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On my list that I didn't catch here yet:
Eagles - Hotel California
Billy Joel - Miami 2017
Billy Joel - Downeaster Elexa
Edwin McCain - Could Not Ask For More
Le Roux - New Orleans Ladies
Dobi Grey - Drift Away
Carpenters - Close to You
Bob Seeger - Against the Wind

Always looking & listening for another nugget.








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#2445551 - 07/29/15 03:03 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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It looks to me like many of Eagles songs could sound very good on the piano. I was searching for "Wasted Time" and could not find it.

Carpenters should also sound good. I love a "This Masquerade" piano song.

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#2445626 - 07/29/15 06:21 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: Albunea]
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Originally Posted By Albunea
It looks to me like many of Eagles songs could sound very good on the piano. I was searching for "Wasted Time" and could not find it.

Carpenters should also sound good. I love a "This Masquerade" piano song.


Maybe this can help you get started:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-YEMw5FL_8
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#2445644 - 07/29/15 07:07 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: Albunea]
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Fleetwood Mac ... "Songbird":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTi19MPOvDw
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#2445650 - 07/29/15 07:27 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: Rerun]
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"Baby Grand" discussion (a Billy Joel tune) ... demo at 08:45:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJGCKFkx98U
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#2445767 - 07/30/15 06:29 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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Thanks for the videos, Rerun. smile I've bookmarked the Eagles' because I can have fun some day playing the beginning. I think it's the accompaniment to the song and not a piano solo though.

The one in the last video is an artist, playing and singing. He starts singing at like minute 10. Very good. smile


Edited by Albunea (07/30/15 06:33 AM)

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#2445905 - 07/30/15 01:55 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: mixedup]
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This Masquerade is an excellent tune. It is my absolute favorite cover by Karen. Although, not original to the Carpenters. Many other Carpenter's tunes and covers would also fit the bill:

Close to You
We've only just begun
Rainy Days and Mondays
...

For something really fun:

Genesis: Firth of Fifth; You would likely want to come up with your own arrangement as has been done here. But very recognizable and would be definitely classic if played well. Better yet, if you inject vocals.


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#2493748 - 12/26/15 02:27 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? [Re: DeadPoets]
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Originally Posted By DeadPoets
Marc Cohn - Silver Thunderbird
Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis


Yeah, that, for some of the best post-1990 stuff. I actually saw him play live.

I'm much more into listening to keys than playing them, and I registered specifically for this thread.

Several important omissions:
Guns N Roses - November Rain

Don Henley (with Bruce Hornsby) - The End of the Innocence

Great White - The Angel Song
In my opinion, it might have the best non-Hornsby piano playing of any rock song in history and is criminally unknown to almost all people today -> take a listen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2_4C4WSzrw


Edited by keyboardfan (12/26/15 02:27 AM)

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