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Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Originally Posted By: WeatherTheLizard
On A Day Like Today, by Keane.
It's basically the same 4 chords over and over again, so I don't really have to focus on the notes. Plus it gets really head bangy around the 3 minute mark.
OH MY GOD. Keane are my absolute favorite band. I can't play this song, but I can play Can't Stop Now, Everybody's Changing, We Might as Well Be Strangers, and Somewhere Only We Know. I love the honkey-tonk piano they recorded in the second verse of On a Day Like Today and I think the pounding from the second chorus to the finish is hypnotic. They recorded that album 'Hopes and Fears' with a Yamha CP-70 which has a very unique sound. gahhhh i love keane...'On a Day Like Today' is probably one of the best songs Tim's ever written and Tom sounds just like Fredyy Mercury when he goes way up there.
This is an easy question for me. Many years ago (about 50) a teacher assigned me a piece called "Burning of Rome" by E.T. Paul.
It's very satisfyingly loud, wild and dramatic with sections with labels like: Dash of the Charioteers for Position, Parade of the Victors, People in Consternation, Alarm of Fire, People rush wildly through the streets, Crash of falling walls etc. You get the idea.
I play it several times in a row depending how angry I am.
My wife waits until I play something else before she asks what's wrong :-)
Works for me.
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Depending on the day, the mood, and the situation, I really like to play Never Say Never, by The Fray. I learned to play it by ear and I came up with a pretty simple arrangement. The beginning of the song is pretty quiet; however, there is a really gradual buildup, I'd say the loudest point would be at the bridge of the song. The song, I've found, is in A flat major, a key signature that I personally almost never play in. Good to change things up!!:)
Loc: Youngsville, LA
If I sit down at the piano to vent, I usually don't play anything but what comes to mind. as in improvising totally. I pride myself with being able to sit at the piano with no music and portray what mood I am in by what I play while improvising. Back to venting frustration, my music usually consist of lots of sustain pedal work and low notes.
Science is performed by answering many small questions. Mountains are made from many smaller stones, books are comprised of many pages, discovery is a process of many small events.
I can't play the piano to this one, but I love to listen to it when I'm angry. The lyrics match my mental state perfectly, but the music is so catchy and perky and bouncy that I start to feel better despite myself:
WARNING: Two instances of the F-word reside within, so don't press play if you don't like to hear the F-word.
p.s. The rest of their album ("Ordinary World") is filled with songs just like this one. It's one of my favorite workout albums to play while I'm at the gym.