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#1138433 - 03/29/06 03:09 AM What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Hi,

I'm trying to choose some good Piano centric Rock/Classic Rock songs. By this I mean songs that have a key/fundamental piano part in them, for example:

- Feel (Robbie williams)
- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton)
- Brick (Ben Folds)
- Daydream believer (The Monkees)

What do you recommend?

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#1138434 - 03/29/06 10:11 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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How about...

- Scenes from an Italian Resturant (Billy Joel)
- China Grove (Doobie Brothers)

Howard

#1138435 - 03/29/06 10:20 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Anything by Tori Amos or Vienna Teng, though they might be considered more adult alternative than classic rock.

You can't leave out "Layla," of course.

"And I moved" by Pete Townshend has gorgeous rippling keyboard arpeggios throughout, but it's rather a downer of a song and not well known.

"Crime of the Century" by Supertramp.


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#1138436 - 03/29/06 10:45 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Came sail away - STYX
Freebird - Lynryd Skynrd
Home At Last - Steely Dan
Boogie on Reggae Woman - Stevie W
Clocks - Coldplay
Bad Leroy Brown - J Croce
I don't like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
Thunder Road/Growing up- Bruce Springsteen
Great Balls of Fire - J.L. Lewis
In the Midnight Hour - W. Pickett
Werewolf in London - Warren Zevon
C'est La Vie - Chuck Berry

Just a few that popped into my head. Hope this helps!
Hobie


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#1138437 - 03/29/06 12:12 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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I've always loved the keyboard introduction to Supertramp's "Bloody Well Right".

Hobie, I didn't remember a piano in "Mondays", but I just listened to the song and the pianoing in it is great!

#1138438 - 03/29/06 05:23 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Jungleland or Backstreets - Bruce Springsteen

#1138439 - 03/29/06 09:24 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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That's Just The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby


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#1138440 - 03/31/06 05:05 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Moondance -- Van Morrison


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#1138441 - 03/31/06 08:09 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Year of the Cat - Al Stewart

#1138442 - 03/31/06 09:06 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Uncle Remus - Frank Zappa


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#1138443 - 03/31/06 09:34 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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#1138444 - 04/01/06 07:11 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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#1138445 - 04/02/06 03:07 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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http://www.lovinspoonful.com/mp3.shtml

Summer in the City by Lovin spoonful, intro 2nd reprise of theme and fadeout.

#1138446 - 04/02/06 01:27 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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A favorite of mine is "Jessica," by the Allman Brothers.

I believe that the pianist was Chuck Leavell, who now plays for the Rolling Stones.

Bob

#1138447 - 04/03/06 12:39 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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If you're willing to broaden your requirement a bit from piano to keyboard I would add these songs with absolute "signature" keyboard licks....
Light My Fire - Doors
Riders On The Storm - Doors
Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harim
Good Lovin' - Rascles
I've Seen All Good People - Yes
Gimme Some Lovin' - Stevie Winwood/ Spencer Davis
Your Song - Elton John
Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong, The Letter, With A Little Help From My Friends, Feelin All Right - Joe Cocker
Hey Jude, Lady Madonna, Let It Be, A Day In The Life, Get Back - Beatles
Willie Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston
96 Tears - Question Mark & the Mysterions
These Eyes - Guess Who
Oh-yea como va, Black Magic Woman, etc. - Santana
These come to mind - but there's got to be thousands more - Deep Purple, Rush, Queen...
This is going to be a huge list.

#1138448 - 04/08/06 03:56 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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desperado -- eagles

levon -- elton john

green onions -- booker t

roadhouse blues -- doors

#1138449 - 04/08/06 04:02 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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#1138450 - 04/08/06 04:41 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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"Open Arms", Journey

translates well to solo piano

#1138451 - 04/09/06 04:32 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Pink FLoyd - Dark Side of The Moon
Trilogy is very good too, Wish You Were Here, and Shine On Your Crazy Diamond..


Peace!
#1138452 - 04/09/06 04:47 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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In terms of modern rock songs, Coldplay and Muse are the two which spring to my mind immediately. I'm not a Coldplay fan at all, but I think Muse are absolutely fantastic!

#1138453 - 04/09/06 05:04 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Tom Waites continues to be my personal piano idol. wink

favorite Waites quote:

""Your hands are like dogs, going to the same places they've been. You have to be careful when playing is no longer in the mind but in the fingers, going to happy places. You have to break them of their habits or you don't explore, you only play what is confident and pleasing. I'm learning to break those habits by playing instruments I know absolutely nothing about, like a bassoon or a waterphone."


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#1138454 - 04/11/06 10:25 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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#1138455 - 02/03/07 07:35 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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excuse the rehashing of a really old thread
but can anyone on here play "Martha My Dear"?
highly impressive song and a great sounding one at that.

#1138456 - 02/03/07 09:49 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Imagine - Lennon
I Am The Walrus - Lennon
A Natural Woman - Carol King
Hey Jude - McCartney
Let It Be - McCartney


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#1138457 - 02/04/07 11:42 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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My list comprises more than just Piano but E-piano and other keyed instruments as well:
Running on empty - Jackson Browne
Say you love me - Fleetwood Mac
Babe - Styx
Nutrocker - Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (their version rocks!)
And they're all in love - The Who (I believe Nicky Hopkins played the piano in that tune - off of the Who by numbers album)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (the whole album. Very nice playing on the keys throughout!)
Easy - The Commodores
And that's just the tip of the iceberg

#1138458 - 02/05/07 07:37 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Piano Man - Billy Joel
Let It Be - Beatles
Levon - Elton John
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkle


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#1138459 - 02/16/07 09:11 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen.


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#1138460 - 02/17/07 01:38 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Nightswimming by REM

#1138461 - 02/20/07 11:38 PM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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Quote
Originally posted by lungfish:
excuse the rehashing of a really old thread
but can anyone on here play "Martha My Dear"?
highly impressive song and a great sounding one at that.
I've got a Beatles Keyboard Book that has that so yeah I can play that one.

#1138462 - 02/22/07 11:26 AM Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs???  
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nice, i'd love to learn it.
still haven't tried yet but i will one day.

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