Questions tagged [piano]

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The start of "Amateur Hour" of the Sparks...classic etude?

As you know, "Amateur Hour" is a big analogy: learning love is like learning the piano. Now the beginning of the song always sounded to me as if someone was learning bar: CDEF, CDE F!, CD E!...
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Fishing Line Piano YouTube video, instrumental [closed]

What is the name of musical piece played in this video from 2:54? Youtube link for the specific location in the video:
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Liszt "Harmonies du soir" small hands

One of my favorite piano pieces is Liszt's transcendental etude “Harmonies du soir”. Unfortunately, many chords are way too large for my hands. I noticed that in all recordings I know, the pianists ...
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Information on a Fats Waller performance of Ain't Misbehavin'

I would like to have some information about this recording by Fats Waller (along with several other musicians): https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=AG4wQSGIeCc The recording lasts 4:01, and I can hear ...
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The original source of this piece of happy children-ish piano music [closed]

A piece of music is frequently used by YouTuber. I tried to look for the information of this music, and apply the method listed here https://www.wikihow.com/Find-a-Song-Without-Lyrics But so far I ...
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Recordings using extended pianos

Some pianos have more than the usual 88 keys, for example the Imperial Bösendorfer has 97 and can play down to C0 rather than just A0. I have watched a couple of YouTube videos which have got me ...
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Does anyone know what this piece is? (piano)

(includes a timestamp to the section with the piece)
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"Moderato. N. 3" piano piece [closed]

I am looking for the composer and name of this piece: Czerny is just a guess, probably a wrong one. Any idea will be welcome.
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"Mignon" in Robert Schumann (Album Für Die Jugend Op.68 and Requiem für Mignon, Op. 98b)

"Mignon" was mentioned in: "Mignon" no.35 in <<Album Für Die Jugend Op.68>> This seems to be a reflection in the pondering or deep-...
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Please help me to identify this piece

Could you please help me identify this classical piece from this small passage? https://voca.ro/1nl7M9LMRqV0
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Brendan Kavanagh Piano video: "Guy in blue..."

What piece is being played in the beginning of this video at about 1 minute 30 seconds: Would really appreciate the help in identifying it.
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Who are famous free time composers/pianists other than Erik Satie?

I really really love Erik Satie's work. I have been trying to find other music resembling gnossiennes. On its Wikipedia page, it is defined as being part of free time (lacking time signatures or bar ...
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Where can I find a MIDI file for Max Kortlander's "Russian Rag"?

A pianist myself, I like how this song sounds and want to learn how to play it. Since there is no sheet music for this song, I've been looking for a file that I can convert into music. Can someone ...
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Did Vladimir Horowitz ever record Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto?

As Rachmaninoff and Horowitz knew each other personally I would have expected there to be at least one famous recording of the Second Piano Concerto by Horowitz, however I cannot find one. So I am ...
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What is the jazz song in this youtube video? [closed]

Do you know what piano song which was featured in the video?
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What is the name of the song beginning at 2:47?

what is that song's name from 2:47?
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Can anyone Identify this Piano Music? [closed]

Please could someone identify the piano music which is playing in the background of this video?
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What is the genre / style of this song and songs like it? Short Piano Notes on every beat in background

What is the genre / style of this song and songs like it such as Mr Blue Sky? Short Piano Notes on every beat in background. Also is there a name to it? And are there any other songs in a similar ...
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Ennio Morricone's Ancora Qui first seconds

I feel the first piano musical notes, the very first secondes of Ancora Qui come from another classical music that'd be as famous as Ancora Qui. Unfortunately, I don't know which song and I have no ...
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Sample of a (seemingly) classical piano music I cannot recognize [closed]

While I was playing a video game, I realized there was an npc near a piano with 2 looped piano musics, and a piano sheet. The piano sheet was blurry, but "Für Elise" was recognizable, even ...
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Why is C Sharp Minor rarely used by anything else other than the Piano?

Apparently C Sharp Minor is unheard of outside of the piano. Only two hugely successful symphonies have been made in this key. I was spurred on by Beethoven’s astonishing Moonlight Sonata and was ...
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Construction of a Musical Theatre song

In musical theatre, we have lyrics. Would you say, therefore, that you have to make sure you had the tune for this first before you added the brace for the grand staff for the melody and bass line? ...
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What is this composition played in a J. P. Seeburg Orchestrion "H"?

In this video: https://youtu.be/iH0YS8vlHyM?t=615 an instrument called "orchestrion", a combination of piano, pipe organ, reed organ, drum set, and xylophone, is demonstrated with a composition whose ...
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What are the origins of the song *A Soft Spot* played by Barry Haris at Tokyo in 1976?

In Barry Harris' live performance at Tokyo in 1976, he plays a song called A Soft Spot. I was wondering about the origins of this song and I would be happy if anyone can find any other jazz recordings ...
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What is the piano piece being played at the very start of this video on YouTube titled *ABBA Waterloo Eurovision 1974*?

What is the piano piece being played at the very start of this video on YouTube titled ABBA Waterloo Eurovision 1974?
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90s or 2000 techno song with piano introduction (no vocals) [closed]

Looking for a techno song/eletronic I believe it's from the 90's almost 2000. Starts with a single note from the piano and the introduction goes by this way. Beautiful and calm and it has a little ...
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Mozart piece in a jazz version

I would like to know what is the name of the piece composed by Mozart, which inspired this jazz version by Roland Perrin. It is a very well-known piece, but I don't remember its name! Thank you for ...
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Is Sviatoslav Richter using the pedal in his recordings of Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier"?

Is Sviatoslav Richter using the pedal in his recordings of The Well-Tempered Clavier? I'm not able to listen and deduce whether he is using it or not. (Since I like his way of playing, I would like ...
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Identify piano classical song [closed]

I saw this lady in Milan and she was playing this absolutely stunning piece of music and I can’t stop listening to the clip but I can’t figure out what the piece of music is. Please could you help ...
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How is one to enjoy listening to the piece "Epigrams: I. –" by Elliott Carter?

How am I supposed to appreciate or enjoy listening to Epigrams: I. – composed by Elliot Carter, from his Late Works (2017) album? Is there a certain way of listening or do you need specific knowledge ...
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Identify this Chopin snippet from Yale's 'Listening to Music' course

I'm taking the online 'Listening to Music' course by Professor Craig Wright from Yale University. I was hoping you could help me identify where the Chopin snippet he played as an exercise at the time ...
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Identifying themes in Tsfasman's "Fantasy on themes from dance melodies by Matvey Blanter" [closed]

Lately, I've been learning "Fantasy on themes from dance melodies by Matvey Blanter" (Фантазия на темы танцевальных мелодий М. Блантера), a song written by Alexander Tsfasman. I'm interested in ...
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Is there such a piece like Sonata No 9 for piano by Chopin?

I am listening to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWDqUSdG7NA and it has the title "Sonata No 9 | Frederic Chopin". I am trying to cross check the existence of the original piece and attribution ...
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The name of this classical piano song

Hi I would love to know the name of this song so I'll be able to get the notes and play it. Currently I don't know anything I remember some stuff and I'm playing some parts to show you what it is it's ...
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Fast song in Victor Borge's "Page Turner" comedy routine

Victor Borge was a Danish musician who was also known for his comedy routines. Here he combines music and comedy in a routine based on a volunteer from the audience being unable to turn pages for him....
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Need to find out what piano instrumental this is

I keep thinking this is from the 1970s. Most people I talk to know the song, but can't identify the name or where it is from. It is a piano instrumental. The notes are as follows, probably 99% correct ...
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What is the song from The Umbrella Academy's 1st episode at 47′16″?

Please help me find out what song is playing at 47′16″ of The Umbrella Academy TV series's first episode: https://youtu.be/4n3mkb8WXvo It is not featured on its score by Jeff Russo and no info is ...
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Modernist piano excerpt (Ravel? Debussy?) from "Dialogue entre Jean-Pierre Serre" video

I would like to know the name of the music at the beginning of the video Dialogue entre Jean-Pierre Serre. I searched with Midomi, but got no result. My guess is that it might be a composition of ...
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What genre is "Morning Dew" by Ryosuke Kojima?

What genre does this music belong to: Morning Dew by Ryosuke Kojima? Recently I heard some music from the anime W'z and I've fallen in love with the music in it. I tried to find most of its music, ...
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What is the family theme piano song in "Legend of the Blue Sea"?

Trying to find the name of the family theme from the Legend of the Blue Sea television series. This soundtrack is unfortunately not in the soundtrack list. This link directs to the relevant scene in ...
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Identify song played on piano in "Under the Lake"

I am trying to find out what this song is called I have a 10 second clip and the app Shazam cannot pick it up. It’s a rock type song at 0:50 on this video from the movie Under the Lake.
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What style of piano is used in The Gaithers' "One Day" (featuring Lynda Randle)

Lynda Randle: Some day Jesus will call my name I kindly would like to know the name of the style used in piano in the song above. I have tried looking for jazz tutorials but they don't sound similar. ...
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Did Glenn Gould's humming bother other musicians during concerts?

I hope this question is appropriate on this SE. Maybe it's a bit of a trivia but somehow I see it as part of music history. So Glenn Gould's humming is notorious and does not need to be discussed. ...
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What does "Square-O" mean?

There is a piece of piano music called Square-O by Elissa Milne. I would like to know the meaning of it.
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Quiet solo piano piece in Youtube video

I would like to know where the music piece in this video is coming from (from 0:00 to 2:30, and it starts again from 2:38). Typically, what is the artist, the title, etc.? (Ultimately, I would like ...
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Genre of "This Loneliness" from *The Godfather* (Carmine Coppola)

I am trying to identify the genre of music my grandpa used to play on the piano. He is no longer around and no one in my family knows. After a lot of looking I was able to find one example, 'This ...
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Beautiful piano song. But can't tell the title

I use to listen this song in the corridors of my university. And I keep thinking where does it come from. There are no lyrics, just a (hesitant) piano that interprets a song that should come from a ...
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What is the most accurate and if available complete book of beatles sheet music for piano and/or guitar?

I'm looking for, primarily, a book of sheet music that has most Beatles recordings for piano/ solo piano. If there's one available specifically for guitar I'd be interested in that as well. I'm not ...
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What does the melody sound like in "This Life Is Lost" from Dr. Peacock & Sefa?

Somehow the melody of This Life is Lost reminds me of a similar melody of a piano song. Has anyone made the same remark?
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What is the title of this classic Russian(?) piano song? [closed]

I am trying to identify a song my mom played on piano when I was little. She learned it by ear approx 60 years ago in Canada (her cousin, also Canadian, taught her) and just knows it as "the russian ...
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