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#1499424 - 08/19/10 05:39 PM Yann Tiersen Piano Video - The Piano
eweiss Offline
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Registered: 02/28/09
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Just noticed this video by Yann Tiersen and wanted to
share it here.



So sad and poignant. Really moves me.
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#1499437 - 08/19/10 05:54 PM Re: Yann Tiersen Piano Video - The Piano [Re: eweiss]
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Yes, nice piece to learn, even for beginners. I'd love to find a video of Yann Tiersen playing it.

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#1499445 - 08/19/10 06:06 PM Re: Yann Tiersen Piano Video - The Piano [Re: spanishbuddha]
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that was quite the thread at PW a while back when alex Hernandez shared it with us. I fell in love with that piece and many adult beginners are learning it. It's simple structurally and since i play by ear incorrectly i play it in 'variation'... and invariably everyone who hears it adores it.

a lovely piece... and that is one of my favorite videos ever.
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#1499476 - 08/19/10 06:51 PM Re: Yann Tiersen Piano Video - The Piano [Re: apple*]
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Yes, what I really like is how much the music enhances the imagery. They go perfect together! smile
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#1500668 - 08/21/10 09:55 PM Re: Yann Tiersen Piano Video - The Piano [Re: eweiss]
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Yes, this piece is from the movie Amalie (sp?). I rented it a year or so ago because of this piece. It's a good movie too and there are other Tiersen pieces in it that I downloaded and learned. I love his music.
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#1500803 - 08/22/10 05:11 AM Re: Yann Tiersen Piano Video - The Piano [Re: Roger Ransom]
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Originally Posted By: Roger Ransom
Yes, this piece is from the movie Amalie (sp?).

"Amélie" is the correct name. Good movie indeed.
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#1502298 - 08/24/10 12:49 PM Re: Yann Tiersen Piano Video - The Piano [Re: AlexDreamer]
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A lovely song, indeed.

To get more into it and to figure out why it has this flowing, peaceful character, I tried to analyse the chord progression a little bit.

Since it contains no leading tone, it has a modal character. It sounds Aeolian. The cadence in the last bar is of plagal nature and has the movement bVII -> I-, which is a typical aeolian cadence.

By the way, all other chord movements in this song are also plagal and move all in ascending thirds.

Every chord has 2 common tones with its neighbouring chords. So if these common tones stay in their position, automatically inversions arise.
|| E- | G/D | B-/D | D ||

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#1502679 - 08/24/10 10:43 PM Re: Yann Tiersen Piano Video - The Piano [Re: AlexDreamer]
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Thanks for the correct spelling AlexDreamer. I knew I didn't have it just right.

I watched it about a year ago.
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#1506720 - 08/31/10 04:59 PM Re: Yann Tiersen Piano Video - The Piano [Re: eweiss]
librrra Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
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I am a huge fan of the movie and Yann Tiersen is amazing.
I found the piece here:
http://freepianosongs.blogspot.com/p/download-page.html



Edited by librrra (09/01/10 09:00 AM)

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#1510848 - 09/07/10 02:38 PM Re: Yann Tiersen Piano Video - The Piano [Re: librrra]
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Originally Posted By: librrra
Yann Tiersen is amazing.


+1
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