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Intro and a question re: Elton's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" #2353617 11/22/14 03:33 PM
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Hi Friends,

I'm new to the forums and relatively new to the piano. I've been writing songs and playing guitar for almost 30 years and have *finally* started piano lessons. I wish I'd done it much earlier, because it's already helping my guitar playing, singing, and songwriting.

I have the Hal Leonard Elton John keyboard transcriptions book and am working my way through "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." I'm wondering if anyone has access to any recordings of Sir Elton playing this song unaccompanied, without a band. I think it would help me in trying to get a feel for his rhythm.

Thank you so very much.

Jason

p.s. I also have an etiquette question. I'd like to make this same post in the Adult beginners forum. Is that ok or is posting the same msg in more than one forum discouraged?

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Re: Intro and a question re: Elton's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" [Re: OnlyLivingBoy] #2357899 12/03/14 08:51 PM
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Elton John and Billy Joel are how I learned how to play the piano, too. :-) Unfortunately, though, playing the solo piano gigs was kind of a later-in-life thing for Elton, and he lost his falsetto after he had throat surgery. So (to my knowledge) he doesn't really perform that song without his band too often.

I am curious, though, how you think that will help you with the rhythm? What's causing the problem with it, the slight bounce? The only thing I can suggest is that there's a book called "Play Piano With Elton John", and it comes with a CD. That song is on there, and it might help to play along with the backing track (it's basically like karaoke except both the vocal part AND the piano are missing).

On a personal note, because I'm proud of it, here's a video of me performing it (along with a band and singer) at Birdland last year. :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NysjLjVG-Y0


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Re: Intro and a question re: Elton's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" [Re: OnlyLivingBoy] #2357907 12/03/14 09:15 PM
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Ah, just saw your cross-post in the other forum. Glad you found one, and I'm glad I was mistaken, haha!


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Re: Intro and a question re: Elton's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" [Re: OnlyLivingBoy] #2358164 12/04/14 12:54 PM
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I know someone who might know, he's a big Elton fan.


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