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
Page 6 of 6 < 1 2 3 4 5 6
Topic Options
#1561350 - 11/20/10 05:04 PM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: jazzwee]
casinitaly Offline


Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 5022
Loc: Italy
lol I started noodling my Christmas carols tonight, then came on line to see your message.
I think this might be addictive - ha ! as if I weren't already hooked on piano!
_________________________
XVIII-XXXIV
Everything's too hard until you make it easy. Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard ;)-BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

Top
(ads P/S)

Petrof Pianos

#1562089 - 11/22/10 12:20 AM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: jazzwee]
jazzwee Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/25/07
Posts: 7086
Loc: So. California
Casinitaly, there's some little patterns I came up with at the beginning of this thread and I forgot about them already. So I just looked at it again and tried it and frankly, even with random choices or trial and error you could make an Christmas song sound good.

Just write down what you did so you can repeat it smile

There's actually sophisticated explanations why these work, but in the end, I don't think the theory matters. You've got 12 choices of patterns. It's not an infinite set.
_________________________
Hamburg Steinway O, Nord Electro 4 HP
My Blog

Top
#1562106 - 11/22/10 01:05 AM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: jazzwee]
casinitaly Offline


Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 5022
Loc: Italy
Thanks for the encouragement Jazzwee - I do have some basic theory knowledge, so I do "get" why some combos work,and how to "gestimate" when I'm not quite sure.

I tend to agree though,(especially for the moment) that the theory isn't the priority. For me this is an extra activity to help me get the feel of my piano, and in general just to help me get playing by ear (which I can do with one hand pretty well,but I REALLY want the left hand too!)

We'll see what develops! smile
_________________________
XVIII-XXXIV
Everything's too hard until you make it easy. Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard ;)-BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

Top
#2010287 - 01/06/13 10:22 PM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: jazzwee]
Michael_99 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 935
Loc: Canada Alberta
I am not sure yet how that was done, but it was very nice the way the melody was woven into the notes that were played. My ears liked the jazz sounds that I clicked
here and played http://www.box.net/shared/1zls7rx9b9

Top
#2010298 - 01/06/13 10:42 PM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: Michael_99]
jazzwee Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/25/07
Posts: 7086
Loc: So. California
Originally Posted By: Michael_99
I am not sure yet how that was done, but it was very nice the way the melody was woven into the notes that were played. My ears liked the jazz sounds that I clicked
here and played http://www.box.net/shared/1zls7rx9b9



I don't remember what I did! LOL.
_________________________
Hamburg Steinway O, Nord Electro 4 HP
My Blog

Top
#2010395 - 01/07/13 03:41 AM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: mom3gram]
Michael_99 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 935
Loc: Canada Alberta
Yes, there are. I couldn't have said it better.

Top
#2010958 - 01/08/13 02:39 AM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: kevinb]
Michael_99 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 935
Loc: Canada Alberta
Thanks, Kevin. I have copied it and will play it tomorrow when I am less tired. It looks exciting as a beginner and it lets me see what is happening.

Top
#2198082 - 12/15/13 04:52 PM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: jazzwee]
fingerbreaker Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/02/09
Posts: 41
Oh my gosh, this thread was made for me but I didn't know it existed until now! Many years ago I put together a nursery rhyme medley with a jazzy flavor; finally recorded it to YouTube a few months ago:

http://youtu.be/boz_uFinr0o

Most of it isn't so much reharmonization as just playing the melodies in an upbeat fashion, but when it gets to Mary Had A Little Lamb at 3:09, I do unleash the jazz chords!

Hopefully better late than never!

-fingerbreaker

Top
Page 6 of 6 < 1 2 3 4 5 6

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
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.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe 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
New Topics - Multiple Forums
A Simulation Investigating the Source of Inharmonicity
by PaintedPostDave
9 minutes 52 seconds ago
Chrono Trigger piano medley
by Stefo
Today at 04:44 PM
need help with deciding between digital and acoustic
by luvboise713
Today at 04:16 PM
Sight reading problems
by pianosNpreschooler
Today at 03:23 PM
Hello! I have a question about playing for cocktail parties.
by albumblatter
Today at 03:10 PM
Who's Online
132 registered (3times2, aesop, accordeur, Abby Pianoman, 47 invisible), 1132 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76237 Members
42 Forums
157612 Topics
2315122 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
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