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#1579918 - 12/19/10 10:34 AM Beatles: Blackbird piano version
mozarta Offline
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Registered: 02/25/09
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Hi all,

I have posted a piano version of Blackbird from the Beatles (usually played on the guitar) if you want to have a look:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNoW4qIrtRk

Thanks'

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#1581266 - 12/21/10 10:08 AM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: mozarta]
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Wow, mozarta; that is really nice. I don't think I've ever heard anybody play this one on the piano and You arranged it very nicely. Hey, can you do a version of "I Will" also by the Beatles? I always liked this song.
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#1581487 - 12/21/10 03:10 PM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: jasperkeys]
mozarta Offline
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Thanks Jasperkeys for your comment, I appreciate it. I just discovered the song I will, and this is a beautiful song (not sure I will make a version of it but I found a piano version on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O83xA8CclGA).

Thx'

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#1581496 - 12/21/10 03:25 PM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: mozarta]
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Thanks, mozarta. I watched the video link you provided. That girl sure is talented.
Concerning Beatles piano covers; have you ever heard Christopher O'Riley's version of "Within You, Without You/Blue Jay Way"? I really like his version and if you ever transcribe his version to sheet music, I'll be first in line for it. I'm afraid my ear isn't quite good enough. Thanks.
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#1581602 - 12/21/10 06:33 PM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: mozarta]
Stephen Hazel Offline
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That's great.
I think Billy Preston did a great version of this, too (I forget the album).
With organ too I think?
Any chance you have a midi file of that?
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#1581626 - 12/21/10 07:02 PM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: mozarta]
Sir Lurksalot Offline
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Here's another piano version
http://www.box.net/shared/0dhzjpz0gs

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#1582191 - 12/22/10 01:54 PM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: mozarta]
BillM Offline
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Mozarta - Very nice (I left a comment on your YouTube channel). I also did a piano version of this great song a couple of years ago. In fact, it was my first YouTube video. I no longer have the vest (which got a couple of negative comments) and have upgrade my piano

Click here if you are interested in seeing my version. Again, well done!
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#1582231 - 12/22/10 02:53 PM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: BillM]
mozarta Offline
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Thx for your comment, I went to listen your version and it is a great arrangement and personal version you did. Well done too:)

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#1582798 - 12/23/10 11:37 AM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: mozarta]
Cudo Offline
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Hi mozarta,

inspired by your version I did also one. Maybe you enjoy it.

www.cisum.info/blackbird3.mp3


Edited by Cudo (12/23/10 05:10 PM)

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#1582987 - 12/23/10 05:39 PM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: Cudo]
mozarta Offline
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Very nice rendition Cudo! I did enjoy it:)

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#1591637 - 01/06/11 05:05 AM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: jasperkeys]
Cudo Offline
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Thank you Mozarta for listening.



Originally Posted By: jasperkeys
Hey, can you do a version of "I Will" also by the Beatles? I always liked this song.


Here is my version of "I Will"

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#1591772 - 01/06/11 10:08 AM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: Cudo]
jasperkeys Offline
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Wow, Cudo. Very nice! That was really smooth sounding and it was just what I needed this morning for me. Thanks so much.
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#1592478 - 01/07/11 09:40 AM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: Cudo]
BillM Offline
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Cudo - I loved your "I Will" - it works really well with your upbeat arrangement. Well done.
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#1592513 - 01/07/11 10:42 AM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: mozarta]
R0B Offline
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Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 1461
Loc: Australia
Great job, Mozarta thumb

I often teach 'Blackbird' on guitar.
It is, in my experience, one of the most difficult songs to play, and sing, at the same time.

I also enjoy playing guitar songs on piano.
A couple of favourites are,
'Classical Gas'
'Hotel California'
'Stairway to heaven'
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#1592616 - 01/07/11 01:47 PM Re: Beatles: Blackbird piano version [Re: mozarta]
Cudo Offline
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Loc: Heidelberg, Germany
jasperkeys,
thanks a lot for listening. I am happy to hear that you feel good in the morning while listening to "I Wll". :-))

b528nf7, I was thinking a lot of how to put this tune rhythmicaly together. The up-beat variation seemed for me the best choice, for its flowing character.

Another theoretical aspect on this arrangement is the abundant use of b9 intervals. This harmonically stressed interval doesn't bother the ear very much in this case because the melodic lines do justify it.

Here is the PDF file

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