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Cool piano pieces?

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Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

I'm trying to find some not-so-crazy-advanced-yet-somehow-impressive piano pieces for a show. Classical would be great but contemporary is cool too. Something fast paced.

Any ideas?

Edit: Blah, to give you a sense of the stuff i'm looking for,
youtube.com/watch?v=60Y4yuiJtdA&feature=related
youtube.com/watch?v=H0t7GUnIBQs
ehh this is a duet but i like it. youtube.com/watch?v=cs7XIkl3ntI

almost 4 years ago

#1
Tay Devlin

Tay D.

MASSACHUSETTS,
United States

63 posts

Check out 'Postcards From Far Away' by Coldplay. It's just piano, no other instruments or vocals. It's really lovely.

0 · August 15, 2010

#2
Chris Fox

Chris F.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS,
United States

6948 posts

You need to check out Nobuo Uematsu's works. He composes a lot of stuff for the Final Fantasy games series, but has piano versions of all the songs. Some are a lot more complicated than others. And most of his good works are slow. But geez... if I had any talent behind a piano, these are the songs I'd learn. Most of his pieces are just so pretty and romantic, while others express really varying moods. :] Also though, if you were looking for sheet music, your guess is as good as mine as to where to find it.

youtube.com/watch?v=diAXTx8SlEc&feature=related
youtube.com/watch?v=d3mLj2iQir8&feature=related
youtube.com/watch?v=ztGpYhpkyos&feature=related
youtube.com/watch?v=YUmIC32Hx0c&feature=related
youtube.com/watch?v=41iEFursp30&feature=related
youtube.com/watch?v=EMg54zv6V3s&feature=related
youtube.com/watch?v=0CGjHexqqRs&feature=related
youtube.com/watch?v=c4Tq0k-9c6E&feature=related

0 · August 15, 2010

#3
Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

@Chris F.

scribd.com/doc/3136394/Final-Fantasy-VII-Piano-Collections-Sheet-Music

i'm pretty alright at hunting down piano sheets!

0 · August 15, 2010

#4
Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

and thanks both of you, i'm checking them out :]

0 · August 15, 2010

#6
Chris Fox

Chris F.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS,
United States

6948 posts

@Randi B.

Very nice, very nice. :P

0 · August 15, 2010

#7
Ellis  Dee

Ellis D.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

7615 posts

youtube.com/watch?v=Wr05Vc_JVUY

0 · August 18, 2010

#8
Cassandra M

Cassandra M.

PENNSYLVANIA,
United States

275 posts

I heard someone do this song before, it was really pretty.

0 · August 18, 2010

#10
Helen C

Helen C.

ENGLAND,
United Kingdom

1262 posts

The first movement of Mozart's piano sonata No.8 in A minor (K310). Its pretty advanced really but I love playing it and it would be soooo great for a performance :D

0 · August 23, 2010

#11
Raymond Backus

Raymond B.

Belgium

338 posts

Struggle for peasure from Wim Mertens , it's kinda stif but it sounds so nice !

0 · August 23, 2010

#12
Raymond Backus

Raymond B.

Belgium

338 posts

Haha I know how to play every song :)

0 · August 23, 2010

#13
Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

haha me too actually xD i love the soundtrack

0 · August 23, 2010

#14
Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

@Helen C.

bahh! i like this! i think i'll give it a shot. i'll come to you if i need help :3

ohhhhh left hand. i've only had a little experience with fastness there and it was some of Bach's stuff. do you know any exercises for that?

0 · August 23, 2010

#15
Helen C

Helen C.

ENGLAND,
United Kingdom

1262 posts

@Randi B.

Ohhh yes, the left is tricky!! If you play Mozart often then you will have experience of the alberti base so that should be too difficult but the long semiquaver runs with the chords in the right will probably require special attention! I would say the best way to approach it is to learn the sequence of notes off by heart and work out some good fingering (especially if you have little hands like me). I would recommend starting off slowly and gradually building the speed up and you could try practicing hands separately as well as together. Also running through a book of scales might help to get your fingers moving. Other than that you just have to practice over and over, and listening to the piece always helps :)

ps. I love Bach btw!! Have you ever listened to the Goldberg Variations? They're beautiful, I'm learning the Aria and the first Variatio atm :)

0 · August 24, 2010

#16
Marin Monroe .

Marin Monroe ..

LONDON,
United Kingdom

3607 posts

Gnossiene no.3 by Erik Satie


beeeaaauuutiful
and it's around grade 5/6 standard

0 · August 24, 2010

  

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