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!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
114 registered (Anita Potter, Anne H, angga888, ando, 32 invisible), 1692 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
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 & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* 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
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#934154 - 09/30/07 06:58 PM Rhapsody In Blue input please.
193866 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/02/06
Posts: 777
Loc: Manassas,Va
Dear Teachers, Rhapsody In Blue by George Gershwin is what I want to learn. I have the the 30 plus page sheet music... too hard to read to start this. Do you know of a good intermediate scaled down arrangement for me to work with please? Six years classical piano education plus 2 more years of theory to improv Big Band and Jazz from fake sheets.Thank you in advance for your input. Sandy B
_________________________
Sandra M. Boletchek 08/02/06

Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#934155 - 09/30/07 07:46 PM Re: Rhapsody In Blue input please.
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
Dear 193866,

this one\'s pretty accessible

i've dabbled in several transcriptions (i've worked on the 31 pager the most but it IS hard and it is hard to make it sound wonderful).

imho none of them sound fantastic because one expects it to sound like the original pianosolo with orchestral accompaniment.

still lots of fun.

here is our own Rami Bar-Nive playing his own transcription.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-ocsuFv0Sc
_________________________
accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, ├Ľun (apple in Estonian)

Top
#934156 - 09/30/07 08:20 PM Re: Rhapsody In Blue input please.
193866 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/02/06
Posts: 777
Loc: Manassas,Va
apple...Thank you so much and I printed your post as I will have a file for just this along with the other information posted. My dream is to play a good Rhapsody In Blue. Thank you so much again. I promised our Executive Director 6 years ago to learn it for him on day, his very favorite. This is one day. Bless his heart he is still waiting. I will do this. Sandy B
_________________________
Sandra M. Boletchek 08/02/06

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp 
What's Hot!!

Trade Regrets:
Barry "Bear" Arnaut

(ad) Yamaha
Yamaha
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Yamaha used U1/U3 or new B3?
by blackjack1777
26 minutes 26 seconds ago
Keyboard for $500 - and software to help learn?
by Freebird308
Today at 09:35 PM
my struggle to learn pop piano
by carojm36
Today at 08:51 PM
Compare Steinway, Estonia & Shigeru Kawai
by Nxwang
Today at 07:20 PM
Do you ask Santa for piano music?
by Stubbie
Today at 07:16 PM
Forum Stats
77024 Members
42 Forums
159305 Topics
2340126 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

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