Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.7 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
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
What's Hot!!
PIANO TEACHERS Please read this!
-------------------
European Tour for Piano Lovers
JOIN US FOR THE TOUR!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

Who's Online Now
101 registered members (Bachus, Artur Gajewski, BarryR, bagovarna, Animisha, 31 invisible), 1,045 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*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?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076771
09/17/08 09:20 PM
09/17/08 09:20 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,321
mr_super-hunky Offline OP
4000 Post Club Member
mr_super-hunky  Offline OP
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,321
The other day Mrs. Hunky just flat out asked me "how'd you end up playing that spongy spaceship music anyway?".

I had to laugh as I knew exactly what she meant by that.

"You mean hauntingly beautiful/romantic music" I replied.

"Yeah sure, if that's what you call it" she said.

Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that I listen to all types of music throughout the day. Anything from the phunk junkeez to Mark Knopfler and everything in between but certainly not the goofy stuff I play on the piano.

The thing is, the type of music I am playing right now is nothing similar to what I listen to on my own so I'm wondering where it is coming from?.

Also, I am free to play anything I want on the piano but I always seem to play the spacey stuff and I don't know why. It seems to be the only melodies that pop into my mind when I am playing so that's what I end up with.

I'm wondering, is anyone else at least curious as to why you play the type of music you do?.

Is the music you play the same as the stuff you listen to during the day or are you at a loss as to why you play the music you do like me.

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076772
09/17/08 09:38 PM
09/17/08 09:38 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 106
Chicago Area
D
derekp Offline
Full Member
derekp  Offline
Full Member
D

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 106
Chicago Area
Listening to music is a passive experience, whereas playing it is very active. You become part of the music, and it flows from you. That is an extremely different feeling than you get when you just listen. Which is why I personally like playing some classical, whereas I wouldn't dream of listing to it on the radio.

Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076773
09/17/08 10:14 PM
09/17/08 10:14 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,686
Seattle area, WA
gooddog Offline
5000 Post Club Member
gooddog  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,686
Seattle area, WA
I'm pretty stuffy about what I listen to and play - classical and classical. I grew up with the sound of classical music in my home.

I recently discovered that I was apparently born with a slight hearing loss. Ever since I was a little girl, I've had a hard time picking out conversations in noisy venues and I have a slight loss in the the treble range. I think my distaste for popular music may stem from the fact that I can barely make out the words while the bass dominates what I hear. Basically I hear mostly boom boom in popular music so I just don't like it. I even have the radio in my car adjusted for very, very low bass. I have no difficulty listening to classical music but the sound of the announcer's basso voice drives me up a wall.


Best regards,

Deborah
Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076774
09/18/08 06:37 AM
09/18/08 06:37 AM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,959
Maine
Peyton Online content
2000 Post Club Member
Peyton  Online Content
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,959
Maine
My problem is that I love too many types of music. I can sit for my two hour practice in the morning and do nothing but play blues and think, "damn, I should just concentrate on blues and learn it in all the keys"...or rock and think "damn, I should work with my Korg and drum tracks and work out a cd of rock songs"...or jazz and think "damn, I really should really study this stuff so i have some sort of idea what I'm doing"... or "space music" and think "damn, I should try and do another Snippits cd cause this stuff is so much fun" or songs and think "damn, I could just sit and write and play songs forever"... or classical and think "damn, I should just take some more lessons and really push at becoming a good classical pianist.".

I think it's too bad I don't just concentrate on one kind of music because then maybe I would actually get good at it instead of dwelling in music mediocrity... :rolleyes:


"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."- Oscar Wilde
www.youtube.com/Biffer5
www.peytonart.com

Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076775
09/18/08 07:13 AM
09/18/08 07:13 AM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 12,107
Georgia, USA
Rickster Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Rickster  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 12,107
Georgia, USA
I too like all kinds of music. Believe it or not, I like Classical music.

However, lately I’ve taken a particular liking to Blues. In fact, I’ve improvised a new Blues tune called “I’m on my way”, with lyrics and all. It sounds so good to me I just can’t believe I’m the one playin it and singin it. laugh

When I get it perfected I’ll record a video and put it YouTube so you all can listen to it and tell me what you think. smile

Ain’t music fun! smile

Take care,

Rickster


Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel
Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076776
09/18/08 07:56 AM
09/18/08 07:56 AM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,459
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Triryche Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Triryche  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,459
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Quote
Originally posted by Peyton:
I think it's too bad I don't just concentrate on one kind of music because then maybe I would actually get good at it instead of dwelling in music mediocrity... :rolleyes:
That pegs me out quite well, especially for guitar, with one exception, I am barely approaching mediocrity. laugh

Great observation Hunky!! I rarely listen to the spongy spaceship music, but yet most of what I attempt to play falls into the classical or spacey spongeship music genre.

I bet there is Freudian explanation, maybe it’s just our id trying to manifest?

Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076777
09/18/08 08:09 AM
09/18/08 08:09 AM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 18,313
Lexington, Kentucky
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012
Monica K.  Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 18,313
Lexington, Kentucky
Quote
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
Is the music you play the same as the stuff you listen to during the day or are you at a loss as to why you play the music you do like me.
I play the music I love to listen to during the day, although there is also a lot of music I enjoy listening to (rock, mostly) that I do not attempt to play.

As for *why*, that's easy. New age/ neoclassical/ contemporary piano solo music is the most beautiful music ever written. :p

Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076778
09/18/08 10:51 AM
09/18/08 10:51 AM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,337
B
bluekeys Offline
1000 Post Club Member
bluekeys  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
B

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,337
To borrow an expression from another thread, I'm gobsmacked by the kind of music I play. eek

I had every intention of learning blues, rock, and pop when I started, but about 90% of what I play is either text book classical like Bach, Beethoven and Clementi, or modern quasi-elevator music like Einaudi, Tierson, or Senneville/Toussaint. I do have a couple Beatles songs and a Rolling Stones song in my rep, but no blues and no jazz. Even the "rock" stuff is really mamby-pamby ballads.

I keep telling myself I'll move to more popular stuff someday, but I enjoy what I play, so no hurry.

BTW - I hardly ever listen to the kind of music I play.

Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076779
09/18/08 12:08 PM
09/18/08 12:08 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,605
Chocolatetown, USA
TrapperJohn Offline
3000 Post Club Member
TrapperJohn  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,605
Chocolatetown, USA
Quote
Originally posted by Monica K.:

As for *why*, that's easy. New age/ neoclassical/ contemporary piano solo music is the most beautiful music ever written. :p
Now that's an unbiased, lowkey, impartial understatement that we probably never would have guessed :p

But, then there's alot to be said for consistency wink

I would agree - except that I would insert the words "some of" between "is" and "the" smile

Regards, JF


Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on. Frederic Chopin

Current favorite bumper sticker: Wag more, bark less.
Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076780
09/18/08 12:13 PM
09/18/08 12:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 18,313
Lexington, Kentucky
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012
Monica K.  Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 18,313
Lexington, Kentucky
I only wrote it that way because I knew it would get your goat, John Frank. wink

Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076781
09/18/08 12:26 PM
09/18/08 12:26 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 921
North Carolina
O
Opus45 Offline
500 Post Club Member
Opus45  Offline
500 Post Club Member
O

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 921
North Carolina
If I do listen to music while I drive or on my ipod at the gym it will be mostly rock...stones, doors, zepplin, and many others. Rarely do I listen to classical on the radio but that is what I have most enjoyed playing on the piano until I found this forum.

I have always enjoyed playing classical music on the piano simply because I find it fun and challenging to learn and play. I love how it feels under my fingers.

Since finding this forum, I have been motivated to learn other types of music...jazz, new age, and some older tunes such as "Last Date" by Floyd Cramer, etc.. Even so, classical remains my first favorite type of music to play for the sheer fun of playing the piano.


Jeff
[Linked Image]
Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076782
09/18/08 03:31 PM
09/18/08 03:31 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,605
Chocolatetown, USA
TrapperJohn Offline
3000 Post Club Member
TrapperJohn  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,605
Chocolatetown, USA
Quote
Originally posted by Monica K.:
I only wrote it that way because I knew it would get your goat, John Frank. wink
It worked - goat gotten! laugh JF


Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on. Frederic Chopin

Current favorite bumper sticker: Wag more, bark less.
Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076783
09/18/08 06:21 PM
09/18/08 06:21 PM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,559
Roswell, Georgia
N
NancyM333 Offline
1000 Post Club Member
NancyM333  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
N

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,559
Roswell, Georgia
I mostly listen to rock and 70s stuff on the radio, but I think it's because I like to hear what I've heard before (I guess I haven't listened to new music since 1979!). If I listen to classical, it is usually a CD of something I'm trying to learn or particularly like. I can listen to the same piece 10 times in a row if I like it.

I rarely try to play popular music on the piano. I just never sound like Billy Joel. Classical is fun and challenging for me, and I have no idea what Chopin really sounded like, so I don't get as discouraged!

Nancy


Estonia 168
Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076784
09/21/08 01:05 PM
09/21/08 01:05 PM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 472
Barcelona
Boira Offline
Full Member
Boira  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 472
Barcelona
I listen to many kinds of music, but they have nothing to do with the one I play at the piano.

Maybe because it's difficult to have piano versions of some of the music I like..... (How would some gothic-metal piece sound at the piano?)

I play mostly classical (Which I love and listen, too), but mainly listen to gothic metal, industrial folk, after punk, alternative... smile

Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076785
09/21/08 02:00 PM
09/21/08 02:00 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,321
mr_super-hunky Offline OP
4000 Post Club Member
mr_super-hunky  Offline OP
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,321
Hey Boira, I'm actually working on a new rendition of Evanessence "My Immortal". I'll be sure to post it up somewhere when it's done. Maybe you would like it if your into beautiful "haunting" gothic melodies.

Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076786
09/21/08 03:47 PM
09/21/08 03:47 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 516
Alberta
1
1RC Offline
500 Post Club Member
1RC  Offline
500 Post Club Member
1

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 516
Alberta
When I was younger, I never suspected I would become such a fan of classical music. There was no classical influence in my youth.

I like listening to it as much as playing (well, playing is more fun). When I improvise, what I hear is definitely classical influence... But my fingers don't always comply. With improv, I'm usually happy enough if it has some flow, and so it winds up on the slower side.

Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? #1076787
09/22/08 01:57 PM
09/22/08 01:57 PM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 472
Barcelona
Boira Offline
Full Member
Boira  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 472
Barcelona
Quote
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
Hey Boira, I'm actually working on a new rendition of Evanessence "My Immortal". I'll be sure to post it up somewhere when it's done. Maybe you would like it if your into beautiful "haunting" gothic melodies.
WOW, I'll be sure not to miss that smile

La Terra Santa by Haggard and The Sacrament by HIM also have beautiful gothic melodies, and even are played on the piano in the original songs laugh
Nightwish have also tons of "haunting" gothic melodies on the keyborad... uhmmm *brain starts working frenzy* wink

Edited for typos, as always :rolleyes:

Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2720453
03/11/18 12:51 AM
03/11/18 12:51 AM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,807
Florida
cmb13 Online content
Silver Level
cmb13  Online Content
Silver Level

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,807
Florida
I'm really bored and my son woke me up shouting at some stranger he was trying to kill somewhere across the country on some stupid video game, so I began to see what was on page 300. This thread was my favorite of the page, as it totally fits for me. I never listened to a single piece of classical music, yet that's just about all I'm playing now smile.

Even better though is Monica's response. And this is from 10 years ago. Enjoy smile.


Boston 118 PE

Working On
Chopin Nocturne 72.1
Bach Goldberg Aria
Bach WTC Prelude D min
Piazzolla Invierno Porteno
Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2720483
03/11/18 07:06 AM
03/11/18 07:06 AM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 79
Worcester. Uk
W
Wayne2467 Offline
Full Member
Wayne2467  Offline
Full Member
W

Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 79
Worcester. Uk
I like playing classical on piano but don’t listen to it elsewhere.
I like to play all sorts though - this one that sounds great on piano but it’s too advanced for me at the moment
https://youtu.be/Se_zHkzs5HM

Re: Are you surprised at the type (genre) of music you play? [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2720484
03/11/18 08:06 AM
03/11/18 08:06 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,838
Georgia, USA
Sam S Offline

2000 Post Club Member
Happy Birthday Sam S  Offline

2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,838
Georgia, USA
Blast from the past...

Spongy Spaceship Music - nice description of New Age/Neoclassical/Minimalist/whatever music wink

Sam

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  BB Player 

(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Petrof
(ad)
Sweetwater - Keyboards
Sweetwater
ad
Jazz Piano Online
Jazz Piano Lessons Online

New Topics - Multiple Forums
Ongoing Pianoteq learning curve.
by Jack Gately. 01/18/19 08:11 AM
Uneven spacing between keys (only used 3 years piano)
by overerainbow. 01/18/19 06:52 AM
Piano fiction
by Animisha. 01/18/19 06:25 AM
Kawai F-301 problem
by bagovarna. 01/18/19 04:46 AM
The moods of my sheet music "wish list"
by Sibylle. 01/18/19 02:25 AM
Forum Statistics
Forums40
Topics189,641
Posts2,783,086
Members92,145
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Please Support Our Advertisers
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

Sweetwater

PianoTeq Petrof
Piano Buyer Spring 2018
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 |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2018 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.2