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
(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
Topic Options
#2001977 - 12/20/12 03:51 AM Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear
peterws Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 3701
Loc: Northern England.
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
_________________________
"I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order." Eric Morecambe

""

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
Special Financing on Digital Keyboards

Click Here


#2001984 - 12/20/12 04:56 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: peterws]
EssBrace Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 2405
Loc: Suffolk, United Kingdom
Time for your medication too, surely?
_________________________
Yamaha CP1

Top
#2002002 - 12/20/12 05:46 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: peterws]
justpin Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/25/12
Posts: 504
Loc: Holmes Chapel
This:

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

Split the piece up into multiple parts?

Top
#2002005 - 12/20/12 05:48 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: peterws]
Dave Horne Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/07/04
Posts: 5277
Loc: Vught, The Netherlands
There's an old saying that what separates the boys from the men ... is electricity. smile
_________________________
website

mp3\wav files

AvantGrand N3, CP5

Top
#2002008 - 12/20/12 06:11 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: peterws]
peterws Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 3701
Loc: Northern England.
Love the humour.! I always forget the tablets. She doesn`t . . .bUt how can ya play an acoustic anything at 3am?
_________________________
"I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order." Eric Morecambe

""

Top
#2002042 - 12/20/12 08:06 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: peterws]
sullivang Online   blank
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 2219
Loc: Sydney, Australia
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!

Greg.

Top
#2002319 - 12/20/12 06:29 PM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: sullivang]
peterws Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 3701
Loc: Northern England.
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)
_________________________
"I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order." Eric Morecambe

""

Top
#2002324 - 12/20/12 06:39 PM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: sullivang]
peterws Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 3701
Loc: Northern England.
Just listened to those two tracks. They are awesome! And inspiring too. Ta for that . .
_________________________
"I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order." Eric Morecambe

""

Top
#2002468 - 12/21/12 04:18 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: peterws]
sullivang Online   blank
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 2219
Loc: Sydney, Australia
Great performance Peter - how long have you been playing?

Greg.

Top
#2002622 - 12/21/12 11:38 AM Re: Playing a song on the piano . .oh dear [Re: sullivang]
peterws Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 3701
Loc: Northern England.
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!
_________________________
"I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order." Eric Morecambe

""

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
8 Live Ragtime Piano Players on the Cape!
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Forster vs August Forster
by eazydyonizy
Today at 03:43 AM
Grigory Sokolov releases album
by wimpiano
Today at 03:11 AM
Lindblad Steinway rebuilt pianos
by brahms
Today at 02:54 AM
Got the VPC1! Hooked up the Ivory! Played Brahms.
by TwoSnowflakes
Today at 02:13 AM
Pianos of Downton Abbey
by Almaviva
Yesterday at 11:58 PM
Who's Online
71 registered (beeboss, 36251, angga888, Al LaPorte, AZNpiano, 20 invisible), 1071 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76620 Members
42 Forums
158436 Topics
2326690 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