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#2291538 - 06/18/14 08:32 AM Transcribe Elvis Presleys' Music [Re: Kreisler]
JohnSchenker Offline
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Registered: 06/16/14
Posts: 3
I am trying to transcribe my favourite Elvis Presleys songs, particularly those with a good piano part and/or good vocals (Jordanaires) This is an example:

This is the COMPLETE SCORE of Roustabout Jordanaires Vocal arrangement. Play it online and view the score (no need to download)


I wonder any of you would kindly take a request. I am an Elvis fan and one of my favourite songs with the jordanaires is Roustabout. Could you please do a video of that song and post the vocals on youtube?.

I have worked out the harmonies (by ear and using Melodyne).

This is the original on YouTube sung by Elvis:


I have decided to make it even simpler for people to take the challenge to create a video with their vocal version of Roustabout and post it on YouTube (Including these Jordanaires Harmonies). wink

Below, each ISOLATED TENOR or BASS part is PANNED TO THE RIGHT and ELVIS part and the GUITAR is PANNED TO THE LEFT, for easier recording directly from the online file and easier rehearsal.
Just click and listen to each part:

Here are the Tenors:

1st T: https://www.musescore.com/user/201414/scores/191473

2nd T https://www.musescore.com/user/201414/scores/191475

3rd T https://www.musescore.com/user/201414/scores/191476

4th T https://www.musescore.com/user/201414/scores/191477

5th T https://www.musescore.com/user/203226/scores/191703

and the bass

Bass : https://www.musescore.com/user/201414/scores/191690

For working out the harmonies I use:

* Audacity> Audio Editor.

* Elevayta_Extra_Boy_Pro_Demo (Vocal remover plugin for Audacity for removing Elvis' vocals)

* Software to analyse the harmonies (Polyphonic algorithm option in Melodyne) and Melodyne also to convert the 16 bit WAV file into a midi file.

Edited by JohnSchenker (06/18/14 08:37 AM)

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#2303799 - 07/18/14 05:54 PM Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler]
danielcarr Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/18/14
Posts: 8
Loc: Seattle

Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Dan Carr and I am a composer and pianist. Started playing piano pretty late -- around 18 and got hooked on composing shortly thereafter.
After college (Finance major -- not Music) I went into the Peace Corps. Was in Lesotho. Had a little electronic keyboard which run on batteries. No electricity in the hut!
After the Peace Corps (1995-1997) came back to the US and took some Music classes while working at a bank in RI. A few years later moved to NYC, continued taking a few music classes, practicing and composing-- though never completed my degree.
Stayed in NY for about 10 years and 5 years ago moved to Seattle. Still in Finance/Tech and compose in my free time. Still occasionally work on solo piano pieces but most of my time is composing. Do like performing Piano + Flute works with my wife.

Favorite composers are Chopin, Rach, Carlos Chavez, Poulenc, Ravel, Bartok, Scriabin. For modern music I like Carl Vine, some of the minimalists, Ligeti, Sebastian Currier and Nico Muhly (both get extra credit for being from RI!), Peter Schieckle -- not PDQ Bach stuff. Lots more. Also like rock music - Billy Joel and Radiohead.

Will try to post some of my pieces. Great to be aprt of the forum and talk piano!


Edited by danielcarr (07/18/14 06:29 PM)
Edit Reason: adding more composers i like!

#2307181 - 07/25/14 09:38 PM Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler]
PianoPlayer98 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 6
I've been playing since I was 6. I'm still undergoing lessons which I am most happy about. I mostly enjoy modern music as well as a mix of video game soundtracks and movie theme songs. I've still got a lot to learn so I hope to get feedback from the forums as most of you appear to be pros of the art.

Happy playing everyone!


#2308203 - 07/28/14 03:42 PM Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler]
tim treford Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/08/14
Posts: 12
Hi everyone

Just found this thread and want to introduce myself.
I started to play the piano at age of 6, and never stopped. Since then, the piano has always been a save and comfortable place for me, where I can turn to in sad and happy moments. In this almost 30 years of playing, I did a lot of different things/styles. I studied music in a conservatory/jazz school with a master degree and fortunately, I can live of making music. A few time ago, I also started to write some music for piano. You can find my compositions on my website: Tim Treford - pianist&composer www.timtreford.com

I'm looking forward to talk about piano and share stuff with other piano enthusiasts.
Cheers, Tim
listen to my compositions for piano here:

#2313512 - 08/09/14 05:08 PM Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler]
CMcG Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2
Howdy Piano Pards,
I am a beginning, enthusiastic, but as yet undisciplined piano player. I played trumpet all through high school and some college. I also was a saxophone sideman for a rock and roll cover band in the early 80s. I haven't exactly set the world on fire musically, but I am still passionate about music. I decided to buy a digital piano a couple of years ago and learn to play. Except the realities of music discipline set in and I soon realized that I still HATED practicing scales and rudimentary nursery rhyme songs by myself in the music room, although I know that these are the building blocks of greatness. I didn't like practicing in high school, but thinking back on it, I played in the band 5 days a week, sometimes 2-3 times a day for at least an hour apiece, depending on the format--marching band, concert band, jazz band, orchestra pit band, etc., so I actually played quite a bit.
I took piano lessons for awhile, but I found I was distracted quite a bit from the business at hand.
But every time I hear Oscar Peterson, or Joey DeFrancesco, or Red Garland roll out some bebop or blues, I want to play like those guys. So I am going to keep plugging along, and hope that I can light a fire under my own feet and dedicate myself to at least playing every day.
I like the idea of logging practice time on the forum. I'll see if that keeps me honest. I also have a lot of questions about technique, theory, and the study habits of others. So please respond when the questions pop up.

#2314305 - 08/11/14 08:16 PM Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler]
Ellsounds Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/30/07
Posts: 13
Loc: Timonium, MD
Hello Piano World enthusiasts,

I've been playing the piano for 50 years as of this past April when I started lessons a few weeks after my 6th birthday. That said I'm STILL learning things after all these years and I have been lurking on this forum for a few years but haven't posted much. That's going to change; I just needed to get comfortable.

I was classically trained for 12 years and got into jazz in high school, studied music and film/video production and theory in college and as a result I got into doing soundtrack music for film, video and multimedia productions. I always had a love of the visual side of art and took drawing classes when I was young and then got into filmmaking and video production.

I also got into recording, MIDI and synthesizers and have used my home studio for my progressive rock band's CDs and the soundtracks that I do professionally. I also belong to some other forums devoted to keyboards but the piano is my first love.

It's great to see the incredibly WIDE range of musical experience on the forums here and I hope to not only contribute but learn from folks here.

#2325075 - 09/07/14 03:39 PM Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler]
Cabbageface Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/07/14
Posts: 3
Loc: England
I'm a new member, I've been playing since sept 2012, 31 years old!
Currently Studying for ABRSM Grade 3 and Music Theory Grade 1 exam.
Passed Grade 1 (Distinction) and Grade 2 (Merit)
I have played a few concerts also, which was great fun.
Below is a link to my youtube


#2325327 - 09/08/14 10:39 AM Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler]
Hardware Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/08/14
Posts: 1
I am a new member, self taught player. Just purchased an N3 Yamaha, and I love it. Been my life long dream to have a solid piano in the house. I enjoy classical music.

#2327646 - 09/15/14 06:22 AM Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler]
Patonpiano Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/31/14
Posts: 5
Hello fellow piano lovers!

Im a new user and have been playing piano for about 3 years, self taught, never had a lesson. Trying to take it a little more seriously now, and getting my self a teacher and studying for an AMEB exam. I play mainly video game themes but I'm going to branch out into a few other genres.

Please look at a few of my performances on youtube, id love any feedback smile

Link - https://www.youtube.com/user/Patonpiano/videos


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