Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 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
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

What's Hot!!
NAMM 2018
-------------------
Forums With A View!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Fall 2017
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


Who's Online Now
124 registered members (anotherscott, Aspiring, 1960 Sohmer, Amedeus, aph123, accordeur, 34 invisible), 814 guests, and 1 spider.
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
#2265572 - 04/22/14 08:51 PM Too much for my level?  
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 70
Maarkr Offline
Full Member
Maarkr  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 70
Maine, USA
Our band (the singer) wants to do Joe Cocker's song Feelin' Alright. I'm trying to get the fingers & little brain to play the intro, but the rest of the song's accompaniment drives me nuts. Even one of the live versions on YouTube has the pianist starting it slow... I don't think it's for effect. The basic song is Gm and F, and i've tried throwing in some Am & Cm in spots, but it got me thinking with my limited experience... where can I find what chords go with other chords? or is it just trial and error?


Privia PX-5S, XW-P1, Roland Juno-G, Roland Lucina Axe, Korg MicroSampler...
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2265658 - 04/23/14 12:18 AM Re: Too much for my level? [Re: Maarkr]  
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 27
Dr_Cogitatio Offline
Full Member
Dr_Cogitatio  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 27
Sweden
About the question on what chords go with other chords, this is a good reference.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_of_fifths

If a song goes in D major, then you can use D, G, A, Em, Bm and F#m. You can use other chords outside of that also, if it sounds good. smile
Do you know about tonic, subdominant and dominant yet?

In D major, D is the tonic, G is the subdominant and A is the dominant. If you look at the Circle of fifths, you can see that the tonic is in the middle (on the outer part) the subdominant is to the left and the dominant to the right of the tonic. So you can just look at the circle of fifths, or print it out, so you know what chords sounds good with other chords. smile


Guy Wood - My one and only love
#2265678 - 04/23/14 01:47 AM Re: Too much for my level? [Re: Dr_Cogitatio]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 4,179
Charles Cohen Online content
4000 Post Club Member
Charles Cohen  Online Content
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 4,179
Richmond, BC, Canada
I just did a Google of:

joe cocker feelin alright chords

and got a bunch of guitar-chord arrangements. You should be able to use those as a guide to chords on piano.

. Charles


. Charles
---------------------------
PX-350 / microKorg XL+ / Pianoteq / Lounge Lizard / Korg Wavedrum / EV ZXA1 speaker
#2265686 - 04/23/14 02:17 AM Re: Too much for my level? [Re: Maarkr]  
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,139
Brian Lucas Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Brian Lucas  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,139
Nashville, TN
You gotta know the structure first, and that's a bit off, which could be where you're getting confused. The song is a sort of simplified blues pattern with 2 basic chords (C7 and F7). So your key is primarily C, but since it's blues, you will also have some Ebs and Bbs in there as well. Think more scales and notes than chords and I think you'll have more success.


-Brian
BM in Performance, Berklee College of Music, 23+ year teacher and touring musician
My Downloadable Video Piano Lessons
My Sight Reading eBook
My Music
(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#2265994 - 04/23/14 05:46 PM Re: Too much for my level? [Re: Maarkr]  
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,256
Greener Offline

Platinum Supporter until July 22 2014
Greener  Offline

Platinum Supporter until July 22 2014


Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,256
Toronto, Canada
I had this scored for me a few years ago. Just the rif but will make up nearly the entire thing. I never worked on it much, but hopefully may help.

Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker

I do not think exact but should get you close.



Moderated by  BB Player, casinitaly 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
CLEARANCE SPECIALS!
Save Big In our online store now

In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pianist Magazine
Pianist Magazine - Issue 100
(ad)
SummerKeys
Maine Coast Music Vacation for Adults
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Ritmuller Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
New Topics - Multiple Forums
In-depth CHICK COREA master class
by Dfrankjazz. 02/17/18 01:18 PM
A David Andersen Interview (also on Main Forum)
by Rich Galassini. 02/17/18 06:29 AM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics184,327
Posts2,696,921
Members89,637
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
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 7.6.0