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#1240169 - 07/30/09 03:40 AM Can you rate this video?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMEEneAlhCU&feature=PlayList&p=0AF526489FE5983F&index=3

This piano tutorial demonstrates pretty well how Elton John actually played this song. Can experienced players tell me if there is anything wrong with it - compared to solo piano arrangements I have seen that are quite different.

Is this a good way to learn?

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#1240651 - 07/30/09 10:43 PM Re: Can you rate this video? [Re: Ragtime Clown]
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It does sound very good, I wish I could play like that but it's not a tutorial.

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#1240655 - 07/30/09 10:48 PM Re: Can you rate this video? [Re: Serge88]
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Ok I checked, this guy has many tutorials, they look good and it's free but most of the videos are accompaniment piano and I don't sing.

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#1240851 - 07/31/09 10:13 AM Re: Can you rate this video? [Re: Ragtime Clown]
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I have found his lessons are really excellent. And the melody of many songs are built up from the chords so this is a good lesson. I also like the complete disregard for scores and yet sound harmonic structure. But Elton John's solos on some songs are pretty difficult to get down being extremely subtle and semi-classical as they are.
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#1240895 - 07/31/09 11:32 AM Re: Can you rate this video? [Re: Arabesque]
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While I could hear the melody [ in some of the places] it all sounds more like an accompaniment to me. I've never done an arrangement of this song. It might be interesting.
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