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#2080383 - 05/10/13 02:16 PM What's Your Fav Intro Pop,Rock or R&B?  
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Hey guys to be honest I have only been listening to the Piano since I got one and started to learn to play so my range of 'Piano" sounding songs, is very limited but the ones I love and am practcing are these...

1) New York Sate Of Mind (the first song I have attempt to learn)
2)The way it Is. Bruce Hornsby
3)The Letter and feelin' Alright. Joe Cocker
4)and last one i am practicing is, Watching The Wheels. John lennon.
5)A song I want to have ago at soon is The Stranger. Billy Joel

Please tell me what intros you enjoy playing or listeing to. Thanks.

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#2080948 - 05/11/13 04:13 PM Re: What's Your Fav Intro Pop,Rock or R&B? [Re: Daza]  
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I'm working on Billy Joel's "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)".

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#2081022 - 05/11/13 06:49 PM Re: What's Your Fav Intro Pop,Rock or R&B? [Re: newbert]  
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Originally Posted by newbert
I'm working on Billy Joel's "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)".


Very nice. last night I did start on The Stranger, that too is an awesome intro, can you play that one or other Billy Joel songs? like NYSOM? I would be curious to know. Thanks.


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#2081059 - 05/11/13 08:34 PM Re: What's Your Fav Intro Pop,Rock or R&B? [Re: Daza]  
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Originally Posted by Daza
Originally Posted by newbert
I'm working on Billy Joel's "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)".


Very nice. last night I did start on The Stranger, that too is an awesome intro, can you play that one or other Billy Joel songs? like NYSOM? I would be curious to know. Thanks.


I have a Billy Joel Songbook, but haven't worked my way thru it. Can I play "The Stranger" or "NYSOM"? -- I can struggle thru them, but whether I can play them depends on one's standard of what "play" means. 8-) "Lullabye" is still very much a work in progress for me too, but I enjoy it.


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#2081133 - 05/11/13 11:55 PM Re: What's Your Fav Intro Pop,Rock or R&B? [Re: newbert]  
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Originally Posted by newbert
Originally Posted by Daza
Originally Posted by newbert
I'm working on Billy Joel's "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)".


Very nice. last night I did start on The Stranger, that too is an awesome intro, can you play that one or other Billy Joel songs? like NYSOM? I would be curious to know. Thanks.


I have a Billy Joel Songbook, but haven't worked my way thru it. Can I play "The Stranger" or "NYSOM"? -- I can struggle thru them, but whether I can play them depends on one's standard of what "play" means. 8-) "Lullabye" is still very much a work in progress for me too, but I enjoy it.




Sounds like me, although being self taught and not knowing the chords makes it harder but I'm sure it will sink in eventually like when I was struggling wih guitar now know all the chords...but don't play it Lol. I think as long as you are enjoying and seeing progress while playing that is all that matters. I don't read music :-( but not worried as I learn from Youi Tube and if "their" version sounds great to me then i know I can sound the same as them if I work at it. I have a book I write all the songs I am learning in and use that as a guide while on the Piano. Thanks for your responses. Darren.


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#2081307 - 05/12/13 09:33 AM Re: What's Your Fav Intro Pop,Rock or R&B? [Re: Daza]  
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I have been working on Floyd Cramer's "Last Date" complete with his slip note style. Sigh.. I've also been working on "Song for Guy" by Elton John. That one is going a bit better.


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#2081418 - 05/12/13 01:37 PM Re: What's Your Fav Intro Pop,Rock or R&B? [Re: piRround]  
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Originally Posted by piRround
I have been working on Floyd Cramer's "Last Date" complete with his slip note style. Sigh.. I've also been working on "Song for Guy" by Elton John. That one is going a bit better.

Wow was just listening to this song of Elton's after you said to have a look at it and Wow it's good. here is link to the one I was watching, I beleve he is an amazing player.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3bSY6tXj3c

Thanks.


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#2081423 - 05/12/13 02:00 PM Re: What's Your Fav Intro Pop,Rock or R&B? [Re: Daza]  
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My long (long, long) term goal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZqQOc0alNQ


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#2081661 - 05/13/13 01:01 AM Re: What's Your Fav Intro Pop,Rock or R&B? [Re: scorpio]  
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Originally Posted by scorpio
My long (long, long) term goal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZqQOc0alNQ

Nice.


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#2081865 - 05/13/13 10:57 AM Re: What's Your Fav Intro Pop,Rock or R&B? [Re: Daza]  
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Some of my favorite intros are Year of the Cat, Minute by Minute, Home at Last, Foreplay, Tiny Dancer...and whenever my little jazz group does Witchcraft I always start it w Toccatta and Fugue and end it with the theme from the Exorcist...just for laughs.

#2097857 - 06/07/13 11:56 AM Re: What's Your Fav Intro Pop,Rock or R&B? [Re: Daza]  
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Originally Posted by Daza
Hey guys to be honest I have only been listening to the Piano since I got one and started to learn to play so my range of 'Piano" sounding songs, is very limited but the ones I love and am practcing are these...

1) New York Sate Of Mind (the first song I have attempt to learn)
2)The way it Is. Bruce Hornsby
3)The Letter and feelin' Alright. Joe Cocker
4)and last one i am practicing is, Watching The Wheels. John lennon.
5)A song I want to have ago at soon is The Stranger. Billy Joel

Please tell me what intros you enjoy playing or listeing to. Thanks.


These aren't intro level songs.

intro level songs would be well known children's melodies, simple folk tunes, christmas carols, that sort of thing. Try playing those by ear, which means, figuring out the melody and fitting appropriate chords to the melody ("harmonizing" the melody.) Do that on songs like:

when Johnny comes marching home
yankle doodle dandy
etc

It might seem remedial or stupid, but I assure you it's far from it. You need to go through the process of internalizing those simple tunes before you can progress to things like New York State of Mind which is basically a jazz song that has key modulations and altered chords.


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