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#2001977 - 12/20/12 03:51 AM Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear
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Well, on a digital such as I have, you can introduce decent sounding other instruments and orchestral/brass ensembles to a piano base. Or a guitar base, etc. And add percussion if you want, which is all very nice.

But to actually play the same song on piano only? One has to fill in the gaps (presumably the singer would need gaps in which to draw breath) with something suitable and non repetitive (non boring lol)

It`s not that easy . . . ! I`ve been trying for ages on a simple song. Oh dear! Ohdear ohdear ohdear ohsh**. . time for a non boring cup o` coffee. And a dark choc ginger biscuit; maybe two . . .then back to the drawing board
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#2001984 - 12/20/12 04:56 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: peterws]
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Time for your medication too, surely?
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#2002002 - 12/20/12 05:46 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: peterws]
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This:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRLwFkp5V6M

Split the piece up into multiple parts?

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#2002005 - 12/20/12 05:48 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: peterws]
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There's an old saying that what separates the boys from the men ... is electricity. smile
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#2002008 - 12/20/12 06:11 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: peterws]
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Love the humour.! I always forget the tablets. She doesn`t . . .bUt how can ya play an acoustic anything at 3am?
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#2002042 - 12/20/12 08:06 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: peterws]
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Just try to play as much as you can of the extra instruments/parts.
Look at this guy doing a solo of "I Robot" (Alan Parsons):

The original song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td56XAHxLpw

The piano solo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTIx85xJSnI

Awesome stuff!

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#2002319 - 12/20/12 06:29 PM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: sullivang]
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This is the best so far . .. I`ll persist wi tis one for a bit, I think. I can do better . . .


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEWPwCyq-r4


Edited by peterws (12/20/12 06:30 PM)
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#2002324 - 12/20/12 06:39 PM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: sullivang]
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Just listened to those two tracks. They are awesome! And inspiring too. Ta for that . .
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#2002468 - 12/21/12 04:18 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: peterws]
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Great performance Peter - how long have you been playing?

Greg.
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#2002622 - 12/21/12 11:38 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: sullivang]
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Too long Greg; 40 odd years, but learnt a bit as a kid as you do..I`m set in me ways I`m afraid. But the recording facility is a great critic!
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