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#1436418 - 05/14/10 11:24 AM Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!!
the_pianist26 Offline
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10 Top Piano Songs for Your Funeral

I found this great post, it's really funny laugh .
What do you think? I quite agree with their choices....

For every song you can also find an animated piano tutorial.

Let me know if you agree with the list, or simply write your own list in the comments...

Have a Great Weekend!
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#1436463 - 05/14/10 12:41 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: the_pianist26]
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That was indeed funny!

I'm not sure I'd play many of those for my funeral. I'm waffling between formal and gloomy (Albinoni's "Adagio in G minor") to egocentric and gloomy (a recording of me playing Micah Page's "Requiem.") With any luck it will be years, nay, decades, before I have to make that decision!

I definitely wouldn't be playing "Tears in Heaven," a decision that harks back to a funeral I attended a few years back where a hapless keyboardist was playing music before the service started, but there was a huge delay (apparently the mom or dad of the deceased got held up for some reason), and he didn't have any sheet music with him, so he had to resort to playing the few funeral-appropriate pieces he knew over and over again. I think we heard "Tears in Heaven" a total of four times. laugh My heart went out to that poor guy.
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#1436481 - 05/14/10 01:06 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: Monica K.]
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Amazing Grace from my bagpipe days
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#1436488 - 05/14/10 01:14 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: -Frycek]
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I've actually told my folk dancing friends which dance I want done around my grave laugh It's a slow line dance from Sweden.

Musicians seem to want "their" music played at funerals. One I went to had Irish traditional music played.

Cathy
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#1436561 - 05/14/10 03:13 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: jotur]
MarthaT Offline
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Very funny!
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#1437317 - 05/15/10 03:17 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: MarthaT]
priviaX Offline
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Nice one. thanks!

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#1437323 - 05/15/10 03:35 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: priviaX]
Elene Offline
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Well, if "Amazing Grace" was good enough for Spock's funeral, I guess it would be good enough for mine!

Just NOT Chopin's Funeral March, please. Maybe a lot of Bach.

Interesting to see Meat Loaf in Buffy-style vampire makeup. I wouldn't have ever thought of him that way. He just doesn't have that lean and hungry look.

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#1437378 - 05/15/10 05:29 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: Elene]
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"Skyline Pidgeon" from Elton John. I usually prefer the harpsichord version to the piano recording, but if I'm dead I'll obviously have a difficult time complaining if that's not what I get, won't I? wink
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#1437384 - 05/15/10 05:39 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: Elene]
Johan B Offline
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I made my own funeralmusic. Some weeks ago I recorded a song of a Dutch comedian, Jules de Corte.....'Als ik overmorgen oud ben wie zal mijn ogen sluiten als ze niet vanzelf dicht gaan....'(translation: Day after tomorrow when I'm old who is going to close my eyes if they do not automatically close)

The music is an arrangement of the Dutch composer Rogier van Otterloo and very melodramatic..... Als je overmorgen oud bent

And of course there will be much music of Bach.....and perhaps my son will sing 'Tears in heaven'

Hope that it will take a long...... blush grin

Best regards,
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#1437437 - 05/15/10 07:46 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: Johan B]
Monica K. Offline

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Johan, I downloaded your file, but it seemed empty? Am I doing something wrong?
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#1437452 - 05/15/10 08:11 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: Monica K.]
the_pianist26 Offline
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Loc: Israel
What do you guys think about the tutorials for these songs?

Is it possible to learn how to play by using these?
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#1437633 - 05/16/10 05:04 AM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: Monica K.]
Johan B Offline
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Johan, I downloaded your file, but it seemed empty? Am I doing something wrong?


When I click the link, I see a normal mp3 of 3.13....and I can just press the playbutton. Perhaps a server was down or something like that...

Jules de Corte

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#1437635 - 05/16/10 05:09 AM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: Monica K.]
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Registered: 05/17/08
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Loc: France
Hehe, very funny.
"River flows in you" could be nice.
I hardly imagine "How to save a life" at a real funeral, though.

On the classical side, I'd have some Chopin, or Bach.
Maybe the "Ode to Joy" at the end (with a full orchestra & choir of course) smile
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#1437681 - 05/16/10 08:54 AM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: AlexDreamer]
arley Offline
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I sort of like what they do at a jazz funeral: play some lugubrious dirge en route to the grave, then some happy stuff on the way back--dance his soul to the other side.

One of the most achingly melancholy-but-beautiful songs ever is the Brazilian song "Azulao". In it the singer is telling a bluebird to go tell his beloved that life without her is not worth living. Here's Gerard Souzay performing it with a very spare piano accompaniment:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=iENOJAbfZWk

But if you can find a recording of Salli Terri doing that song (it was on an LP then a CD entitled 'Duets with the Spanish Guitar') listen to that. Simply the most beautiful 90 seconds of music ever recorded, IMHO.

Now for the happy stuff, you can't do better than the song "We Shall Be Happy" from Ry Cooder's 1978 album 'Jazz'. I can't find a cut of it available online, though. Guaranteed to shake everyone out of melancholy and get their booties shakin'.

If anyone more skilled at posting links to music can find those cuts, please do so.

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#1438121 - 05/17/10 12:26 AM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: arley]
the_pianist26 Offline
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Loc: Israel
Through browsing at youtube(by the way, they celebrate 5 years birthday today!), I found this Sinead o'connor piece.
Ironically it is named the Funeral songs....

Someone have a clue where can I find the sheets for the song?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFyiWlp13a8
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#1438478 - 05/17/10 02:19 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: the_pianist26]
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I've actually been to a funeral where someone sang Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". Another tear-jerker that's quite popular in these parts if Sarah McLachlan's "I Will Remember You".
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#1438483 - 05/17/10 02:28 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: Johan B]
Monica K. Offline

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Originally Posted By: Johan B
Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Johan, I downloaded your file, but it seemed empty? Am I doing something wrong?


When I click the link, I see a normal mp3 of 3.13....and I can just press the playbutton. Perhaps a server was down or something like that...


Okay, it worked this time. Beautiful, sad piece! Yes, it's good funeral music.
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#1438657 - 05/17/10 10:08 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: Monica K.]
malkin Offline
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Registered: 04/18/09
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I've wanted this ever since I first heard it as a girl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDfau1cmAmE
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#1443277 - 05/25/10 10:16 AM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: malkin]
Nathaniel Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
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The only one considerable option for music at your funeral is:

Mozart`s Requiem!!!

GREAT MASTERPIECE, with choire...

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#1443470 - 05/25/10 03:24 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: the_pianist26]
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I can't believe nobody wants Monty Python's Always look on the Bright Side of Life played at their funeral! grin




-Jeff

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#1443604 - 05/25/10 06:55 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: time-lord]
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Registered: 05/23/10
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Ever since I can remember, I've wanted one song at my funeral ~ Tumbling Tumbleweed. No classical, nothing emotional, just drifting along like a tumbling tumbleweed. Preferably sung by my sisters. Love that song.


Edited by dlr (05/25/10 06:55 PM)
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#1444020 - 05/26/10 01:00 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: dlr]
the_pianist26 Offline
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Monty Payton.....How didn't I think about it???? good one!
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#1444049 - 05/26/10 01:33 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: the_pianist26]
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We have a user on the forum, OnlinePianist.com, who owns the website the OP, the_pianist26, pointed us to.

The OP and OnlinePianist.com are one and the same person. Sock puppet. Both come here from the same IP address. One says he is from the US. The other, Israel.

the_pianist26 seems to like pointing us to OnlinePianist.com.

Ken
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#1444225 - 05/26/10 06:09 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: Ken Knapp]
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Ken, you have been diligent lately in finding countering posters who are one and the same person, I have to pat you on the back for that!

In adding to funeral appropriate pieces, a piano teaching friend died too soon in life and she was very fond of her jazz society playing friends. The last music as we left the funeral home was performed by a trio playing "Aint' She Sweet". (Aint' she sweet? See her walking down the street. Now I ask you very confidentially, ain't she sweet?" And, all the other words came flowing into mind and we couldn't help but move to the beat as we walked out the door. Surprizing and exceptional experience and actually a joy to us as that was the kind of person she was in life.

Betty

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#1444814 - 05/27/10 02:29 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: Betty Patnude]
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Thanks Betty.

OnlinePianist.com has apologized for his error, and I'm going to take his apology in the spirit in which it was given. smile

Meanwhile, I think that was a wonderful ending to your friend's funeral!

Ken
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#1446265 - 05/29/10 07:49 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: Ken Knapp]
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I think it would be appropriate if I will also apologies on the forum as well, so here it is.

I did not mean to violate any of the forums rules and really thankful for the admin's willingness to accept my apology.

Also for the opportunity given to us to introduce our website to Piano world users..

Have a great week.

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#1446279 - 05/29/10 08:31 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: OnlinePianist.com]
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I am sure that I speak for many others, but your apology is accepted!
Best!
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#1446280 - 05/29/10 08:34 PM Re: Top 10 Piano Songs for Your Funeral - Hilarious!!! [Re: OnlinePianist.com]
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I am sure that I speak for many others, but your apology is accepted!
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