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#2204773 - 12/29/13 11:29 PM How Many Styles of Piano Playing/Music Are There?
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How many styles of piano music are there?

I mean large classifications, such as: classical, popular, or jazz. This may be a gross oversimplification but I am curious what others have to say.



Edited by AZ_Astro (12/29/13 11:46 PM)
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#2204785 - 12/30/13 12:19 AM Re: How Many Styles of Piano Playing/Music Are There? [Re: AZ_Astro]
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Hmmm - I found this link.

http://www.houstonpianocompany.com/styles-of-piano-playing/

Which lists these styles:

Blues
Rock piano
Jazz piano
Cocktail piano
Ragtime piano
Minimalism and new age piano
Traditional sacred
Gospel piano
Classical piano style.

and this was rather fun:

Youtube video of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star played in like 20 different piano styles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jDR14y19fQ



Edited by AZ_Astro (12/30/13 12:20 AM)
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#2204789 - 12/30/13 12:31 AM Re: How Many Styles of Piano Playing/Music Are There? [Re: AZ_Astro]
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I believe Victor Borge has a skit similar to that, with Happy Birthday and various composers.
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#2204801 - 12/30/13 12:58 AM Re: How Many Styles of Piano Playing/Music Are There? [Re: AZ_Astro]
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I just watched it. It was clever and fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLG7RSGmz6w


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#2204881 - 12/30/13 07:56 AM Re: How Many Styles of Piano Playing/Music Are There? [Re: AZ_Astro]
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Heh, heh ... good stuff. Here's Jon Cleary's short demo of a few more styles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi0cLdJCgTA
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#2204882 - 12/30/13 08:06 AM Re: How Many Styles of Piano Playing/Music Are There? [Re: AZ_Astro]
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There's also Atonal "music"... oh the horror...
(Personal taste, don't want to offend anybody).
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#2205064 - 12/30/13 03:44 PM Re: How Many Styles of Piano Playing/Music Are There? [Re: AZ_Astro]
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I don't think we've invented a word yet for how many styles there are. Just when you think you've got a grasp on it, they keep inventing more. And they cross over too. Didn't see Country or Pop on the list, though they could cross over to Rock and Blues. Even Classical can be limiting. Baroque or Romantic?

Just take a look at all the categories they keep adding to the Grammys and you'll see how style keeps growing.

We should collectively invent a style of music and see if we can increase its popularity so much that they have to add a Grammy for it.
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#2205588 - 12/31/13 08:43 AM Re: How Many Styles of Piano Playing/Music Are There? [Re: Rerun]
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Originally Posted By: Rerun

Heh, heh ... good stuff. Here's Jon Cleary's short demo of a few more styles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi0cLdJCgTA


That was an amazing video of Jon Cleary. New Orleans has quite the piano tradition!
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