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#1138463 - 02/22/07 06:17 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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My version of Lennie Tristano's "Scene and Variation":

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A downloadable file with examples of my jazz improvising (Accompaniament on Fender Rhodes, lead lines on Acoustic piano):

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#1138464 - 02/22/07 08:09 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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As it has ben mentioned before, Muse make great use of the piano in their songs.

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#1138465 - 02/23/07 12:26 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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A worthy effort on Layla. I've listened to loads of "Layla" videos on Youtube, and amazingly, as simple as the piano part is on the album, I still haven't heard it played in its entirety, note for note as originally recorded, except for the posted Derek and the Dominos submissions!
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My version of Lennie Tristano's "Scene and Variation":

http://d.turboupload.com/d/1410287/R1_0010.MP3.html

A downloadable file with examples of my jazz improvising (Accompaniament on Fender Rhodes, lead lines on Acoustic piano):

http://d.turboupload.com/d/229801/R1_0001.MP3.html

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#1138466 - 02/23/07 12:39 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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As far as rock musicians go, Edgar is one very bad, bad man!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCAUIGYhJAA&mode=related&search=

A better than average keyboardist, and a monster alto-sax player.
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My version of Lennie Tristano's "Scene and Variation":

http://d.turboupload.com/d/1410287/R1_0010.MP3.html

A downloadable file with examples of my jazz improvising (Accompaniament on Fender Rhodes, lead lines on Acoustic piano):

http://d.turboupload.com/d/229801/R1_0001.MP3.html

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#1138467 - 02/23/07 12:49 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Classic rock organ tune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jtr7H54_hhE

Sugarloaf, Green Eyed Lady
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http://d.turboupload.com/d/1410287/R1_0010.MP3.html

A downloadable file with examples of my jazz improvising (Accompaniament on Fender Rhodes, lead lines on Acoustic piano):

http://d.turboupload.com/d/229801/R1_0001.MP3.html

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#1138468 - 02/23/07 12:53 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Following on the path and style of the Moody Blues' "Knights in White Satin", here's the tune by 10cc that put poyphonic pad-synthesizers on the map, and a great piece of music, excellently arranged:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ3CtePvcD
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http://d.turboupload.com/d/1410287/R1_0010.MP3.html

A downloadable file with examples of my jazz improvising (Accompaniament on Fender Rhodes, lead lines on Acoustic piano):

http://d.turboupload.com/d/229801/R1_0001.MP3.html

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#1138469 - 04/16/07 02:47 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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classic aussie rock:

Cold Chisel
- Choir Girl
- Ita
- Khe San
- When the War is over
and many many more (boring piano in most, but amazing songs)

Silverchair- After all These Years
Ben Folds/Ben Folds Five - most of their songs.-philosphy, brick(already said), Still Fighting It, Lullabye, Song for the Dumped(mediocre song amazing piano part)..
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#1138470 - 04/17/07 01:27 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Loc: Elizabeth, NJ
For a challenge, try these tunes on piano:

American Pie - Don McClean

Saturday Night's Alright - Elton

The Weight - The Band

Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys - Traffic

Glad - Traffic

Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger

Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Steely Dan

Reelin' In The Years - Steely Dan

My Old School - Steely Dan

Infinite Space - ELP

Take A Pebble - ELP

Saturday In The Park - Chicago

Changes - David Bowie

After The Gold Rush - Neil Young

Southern Man - Neil Young

South Bound - Allman Bros.

Free Bird - Skynyrd

I Know A Little - Skynyrd

Martha My Dear - Beatles

Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones

Angie - Rolling Stones

Runnin' On Empty - Jackson Browne

How Sweet It Is - James Taylor

Steam Roller Blues - James Taylor

Paradise By The Dashboard Light - Meatloaf

10th Avenue Freeze Out - Springsteen

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#1138471 - 04/17/07 10:32 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
the ripped pianist Offline
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Registered: 04/08/07
Posts: 14
Loc: United States
Layla has a nice piano section but it doesn't start from the beginning of the song.
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#1138472 - 04/17/07 11:22 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
silla Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 65
Loc: California
It's already been mentioned, so consider this a double recommendation for Jackson Browne's "The Load-Out" -- one of my favorites. \:\)
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#1138473 - 04/21/07 02:19 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Registered: 03/30/07
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Loc: central texas
Carry on my wayward son.......Kansas
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#1138474 - 04/21/07 02:31 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Loc: central texas
the Journey stuff from the 80's????

anyone?

anyone?
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#1138475 - 04/21/07 09:42 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
MikeMcf31 Offline
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Registered: 01/07/02
Posts: 194
Loc: Northern NJ
 Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Brownlow:
the Journey stuff from the 80's????

anyone?

anyone? [/b]
Dont Stop Believing?

How about Jungleland-Bruce Springsteen

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#1138476 - 04/22/07 12:23 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
IrishMak Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by MikeMcf31:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Brownlow:
the Journey stuff from the 80's????

anyone?

anyone? [/b]
Dont Stop Believing?

[/b]
Absolutely. Also Open Arms, Send Her My Love, Faithfully, Separate Ways, When You Love A Woman... Lots of Journey's stuff has strong piano/keyboard parts. Jonathan Cain plays a great organ solo on La Raza del Sol on their 2001 DVD, and I have always liked the piano solo at the end of Still She Cries on Trial by Fire.
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#1138477 - 04/22/07 06:37 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
Agathis Offline
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Loc: Southwest
 Quote:
Originally posted by InAllKeys:
For a challenge, try these tunes on piano:

American Pie - Don McClean

Saturday Night's Alright - Elton

Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger

Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
[/b]
second that! it took me forever to be able to play/sing Saturday Nights Alright... Not sure why but the rhythm and the mindset required to deliver it is not like my personality, ie, ya gotta be kind of aggresive and crazy to pull it off. Same with old time rock and roll, I still can't do that one because you kind of have to scream it?? can't describe it but my voice type is just not suited to it.. great song though.

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#1138478 - 04/23/07 03:18 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
Mr. Brownlow Offline
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Registered: 03/30/07
Posts: 56
Loc: central texas
Playing and singing, is different than playing solo piano, which is also different than just playing the piano/keyboard part. With band/without band...so many choices

playing and singing, is hardest in my experience...

Let's also not forget about TOTO....hold the line, rosanna, africa..
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#1138479 - 04/23/07 03:23 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
jjgitties Offline
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Registered: 04/23/07
Posts: 17
Loc: Toronto
Randy Newman -

You can leave your hat on

Land of Dreams,

The Blues from Trouble in Paradise
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#1138480 - 04/23/07 04:31 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
dpvjazz Offline
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Registered: 07/12/05
Posts: 287
Loc: phoenix az
According to my sons who play rock, here are some band names not mention that have great music and maybe someone here can name some of the tunes they play DPVJAZZ
1.TOOL
2.NINE INCH NAILS
3.SUBLIME(R.I.P)
4.RADIOHEAD
5.METALLICA
6.S.T.P.
7.311
8.MASSIVE ATTACK
10.MINOR THREAT/FUGAZI
11.QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
12.THIS WILL DESTROY YOU
13. PEARL JAM
14. THE EXIT

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#1138481 - 04/24/07 08:09 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
IrishMak Offline
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Registered: 01/20/06
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Loc: New Hampshire, USA
Oh, I love Metallica: Master of Puppets, Fade to Black, Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters, so many more. But they are not well known for piano/keyboard parts in their music.
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#1138482 - 04/24/07 09:30 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 1510
Loc: New York
Hey Frederick- Jefferson Airplane
WOuld you be happy? Lee Michaels (hammond Organ)

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#1138483 - 04/25/07 01:35 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Loc: central texas
--Nothing else matters-- translates well to solo piano.

eric carmen-all by myself
some of the ABBA stuff was piano-heavy
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#1138484 - 04/26/07 11:45 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Registered: 07/27/06
Posts: 20
Loc: Elizabeth, NJ
 Quote:
Originally posted by Agathis:
 Quote:
Originally posted by InAllKeys:
For a challenge, try these tunes on piano:

American Pie - Don McClean

Saturday Night's Alright - Elton

Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger

Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
[/b]
second that! it took me forever to be able to play/sing Saturday Nights Alright... Not sure why but the rhythm and the mindset required to deliver it is not like my personality, ie, ya gotta be kind of aggresive and crazy to pull it off. Same with old time rock and roll, I still can't do that one because you kind of have to scream it?? can't describe it but my voice type is just not suited to it.. great song though. [/b]
"Saturday Night..." has always been a tricky one for me (playing it live). I have always let someone else sing it because the vocals are to high for me. It's one of those busy tunes where you can forget a lot if you don't play it often enough. I'll have to work through it the night before or sometimes an hour before the show. Same for "American Pie", lots of busy little licks. I always recall the opening and closing gospely chord progressions but all the busy stuff in between you'll forget if you don't revisit the tune once in a while and there are some well-known signature piano licks in Pie that you never want to leave out.

If you ever have the chance, try playing the entire piano part to "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" sometime. It is one of the most challenging pieces in all of Rock/Pop. Took me weeks of woodsheding to completely nail it. And it would be another month of playing regularly on gigs til I really felt comfortable with it. It's one of those pieces where you really "learn" piano in the process. "Bat Out of Hell" is another challenge. Is that Roy Bittan or Jim Steinman playing?

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#1138485 - 04/28/07 10:18 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
Agathis Offline
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Loc: Southwest
very cool Inallkeys, agree totally. I am going to make a youtube of SNAFF sometime soon. American Pie, yup, another toughie. When I auditioned for dueling pianos, these of course were all must knows. When I sat down to learn the 40 or so MUST KNOWS, I knew then it wouldn't work for me personally, at this point at least. Neat on Paradise by the dashboard light, it's a great song, would prolly take me many months of cobbling it together but I bet worth it. Great tune! Love Meatloaf

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#1138486 - 04/28/07 11:02 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Posts: 1426
Loc: New York
I find a lot of rock songs don't always "work" on the piano unless they have a melody or have rapid chord changes. I've noticed a lot of pop pieces listed on this thread. Here are a few of my favorite rock/pop pieces that I've always liked playing:

Rock (more or less):
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
Alone - Heart
Here I Go Again - White Snake
Rock & Roll Dreams - MeatLoaf
Can't Ya Say - Boston
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf

Some Disco(ish) "carp":
It's a Sin - Pet Shop Boys
The Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show
Touch Me - Samanth Fox
Ohhhh I Want You - Savage Garden
Don't Leave Me This Way - The Communards
The Crying Game - Boy George

Easy Listening:
Imagine - John Lennon
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Love At First Sight - Styx
Love Will Keep Us Together - Eagles
100 Years - Five For Fighting
Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Hopelessly Devoted To You - Olivia Newton John
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
Good Is Good - Sheryl Crowe
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

Derick
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#1138487 - 04/29/07 10:06 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
Agathis Offline
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Loc: Southwest
great ones!

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#1138488 - 04/29/07 11:58 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
Par Offline
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Registered: 05/05/06
Posts: 64
Loc: S. California
a few pop/rock faves...

Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk - Rufus Wainwright
Time of the Season - Zombies
Into My Arms - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
all of Crowded House's ballads (Surprisingly they are attention grabbers, and I've never played them for people who've heard more than their one U.S. hit)

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#1138489 - 05/11/07 09:15 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
Agathis Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 420
Loc: Southwest
interesting on the crowded house ballads. what is the best one for example?

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#1138490 - 05/12/07 04:58 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Registered: 12/18/05
Posts: 22
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?

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#1138491 - 05/12/07 05:25 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Registered: 01/20/06
Posts: 1614
Loc: New Hampshire, USA
Colour My World- Chicago
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#1138492 - 05/13/07 10:23 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 788
Loc: Massapequa, NY
I have been following Ian Thomas quite a bit:
-Time is the keeper
-Indiana wants me (Ian Thomas collaborated on this one)
-If you are looking (Tranquility Base was the group that recorded this - and unknown in the US but popular in Canada - Kawaigirl1 may know this...)

It would be great if I can get the music. For now I am playing by ear.
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