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#2437296 - 07/01/15 11:40 AM Help finding piano music
Litto Offline
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Registered: 07/01/15
Posts: 2
Hello everybody! First of all sorry in advance for my bad English, I’m not mother language.
I’m searching for particular piano music I like. Unfortunately I’m not music expert (I played the piano as a child and I’m trying to restart) and I’m not able to properly define the piano genre I’m looking for.

Do you ever play the first The Sims? This videogame soundtrack includes some piano solo, very pleasant according to my naïve and inexpert opinion. The composer is called Jerry Martin and from this site it is possible to listen to some of his music. Here a couple of examples:

Back to my request: do you know any composer of similar piano music? In which genere can I allocate the music from the links? Jerry Martin defines them as “New Age style”. Searching for new age piano music I always find good pieces, but it is always too much “calm” music (sorry, maybe it is not the correct terms).
Please piano experts, can you help me? smile

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#2437756 - 07/02/15 07:41 AM Re: Help finding piano music [Re: Litto]
samasap Offline
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Registered: 03/10/10
Posts: 616
Loc: UK
Have you tried Ludovico Einaudi Islands album.
This sounds similar to your request.
Beautiful music on the piano so definitely worth checking out.
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#2437819 - 07/02/15 11:28 AM Re: Help finding piano music [Re: Litto]
Litto Offline
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Registered: 07/01/15
Posts: 2
Hi samasap, thank you for your reply!
I alreay know couple of song from this album, but i will follow your precious advice and i will listen for it entirely.

#2438262 - 07/03/15 04:12 PM Re: Help finding piano music [Re: Litto]
ShiroKuro Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 3537
Loc: not in Japan anymore
Litto, welcome to PW!

I love Einaudi and other composers in that genre, so I listen to that kind of piano music all the time, and listening to the links you posted, I know exactly what you mean about a lot of music that's classified as new age being too calm, the links you posted are much more up-beat and rhythmical. Also, brighter, if you know what I mean.

I am sure there are other musicians composing this kind of piano music, but I wonder if they get classified as jazz. I don't know that much about jazz, but I kind of think the links you posted sound like the music is sort of in the middle of jazz and new age....

You now, George Winston has some brighter, more up-beat pieces... Also, try Nightbook by Einaudi.... what else....

Maybe try some pieces by Philip Wesley... Greg Maroney...

Also, do you like popular or rock music? You might like the solo piano covers by Scott D. Davis (he covers Guns N Roses, Metallica, that kind of thing).

Maybe Michael Silverman.... Michele McLaughlin is probably too calm too, but if you want a finger work out her pieces are fun! smile

Anyway, you might not like any of these artists, but give them a try and let me know what you think.
Started piano June 1999. My recordings at Box.Net:

#2438513 - Yesterday at 03:23 PM Re: Help finding piano music [Re: Litto]
ShiroKuro Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 3537
Loc: not in Japan anymore
Wow, I just discovered David Hicken. See if you like this:

He sells his sheet music too apparently. But I won't be buying this anytime soon, my fingers are quite there.... smile

Edited by ShiroKuro (Yesterday at 03:40 PM)
Started piano June 1999. My recordings at Box.Net:


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