Questions tagged [piano]

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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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Can someone identify this piece

This piece is stuck in my brain and I can't know the name of the track youtube link extension: wzJxlmIzU_0 Full link: https://youtu.be/wzJxlmIzU_0
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90s or 2000 techno song with piano introduction (no vocals)

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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Can you identify the piano music that I heard at a Chinese Lantern Festival?

You can find it here. I heard it at a Chinese Lantern Festival, so there's a possibility that it may be a Chinese folk song.
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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”

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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Piano song featured on many soundtracks, including “House”

I originally heard this song on the series House, but it's been featured in many scores in movies and for years. I've been searching for the original song to no avail, but recently I found that ...
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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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Episode 9 of “The Apprentice”

Can anyone identify the piano solo played in the background of the cafe scene in Episode 9 of "The Apprentice" played on 28 November 2018? It starts at around 43.30mins. Sounds like Chopin but I don'...
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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?

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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Genre similar to instrumental version of “Elder Brothers” (ambient piano, OD electric guitar)

I would really love to identify a genre of songs that are ambient and instrumental, with piano, maybe some slight overdriven electric guitar that has room-type reverb and delays, just picking some ...
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Identifying a piano sonata

Could you please help me to identify a piano sonata? If it helps, I remember playing it in my second year of piano classes. I tried sound search with shazam, sound hound and midomi, to no avail. ...
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Unknown avant-garde piano song performed by Kyari Leen Alcantara

I have no idea what the title of this beautiful solo piano piece is. It kinda reminds me of an obscure avant-garde style. Here is the YouTube link: Kyari Leen Alcantara - Piano, Adult Recital, AUp
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Song about stars, long piano intro, rap

There was a song I was obsessed with in college (2009/2010) that I can’t remember for the life of me and it’s driving me insane! It may have come out around that year or a bit earlier. Definitely a ...
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the piano background of this video

I am not intending to promote any video or political information. However, when I was listening to this video, the background music amazed me. What is the background music of this video? It is more ...
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Identify the number of 11 Beethoven piano sonatas

I pursue a hobby called "geocaching". Currently, I am trying to solve a puzzle which requires that I identify the sonata number of 11 of Beethoven's piano sonatas, from sheet music (see attached ...
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What is the name of this piano track (feel like Richard Clayderman's)?

Does anyone know this piano track? I feel like it's by Richard but I can't find it. Hope someone to know about it. Thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=velIZQyGTP0
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Please, help identifying a classical(?) piano piece

Please, help identifying this song. (It plays in the background, you might have to unmute the video.) The best Shazam match I got is 'Chopin - 12 Etudes, Op.8: No.9'. But I can't find the exact part. ...
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What is the name of this demo song for this keyboard?

I own this keyboard, and I'm trying to identify its 95th demo song. I can't seem to find its name in the resources that came with the keyboard. I've also tried Shazam and keyboard search websites such ...
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Piano song played with three hands, heard in romantic films

I'm currently looking for a piano song which is heard in multiple films. I can't remember the name of those films although. The piano song is played with three hands. The song is often played in a ...
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Musicals with ragtime songs?

I need to play a song from a musical for my music assessment, I am wondering if there are any ragtime songs in a musical that can be played on piano. Oh, and not too easy please, something fun and ...
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Can someone identify this classical track?

could someone please identify the song from 00:13? It's a bit hard to hear because it was recorded on the airport and there is someone talking in the speaker. It's a classical track that I've heard ...
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Melancholy piano waltz

I've tried my best on several websites/apps to find out what was that piano piece, but couldn't find anything. Any ideas? I have added the piano piece on youtube Thank you!
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Is there a prepared piano in Staier's recording of Diabelli Variations?

In Andreas Staier recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, there is some weird stuff going on throughout variations 22 and 23 (recording here starts at var 22). It sounds like there's paper ...
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Genre of “Someone Like You” (Van Morrison)

The Song is "Someone Like You" from Van Morrison. I would like to know the genre of this song and if could direct me to videos where this song is being played using a keyboard/piano, it would be of ...
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Intro similar to Nightcore's “Wrong Side of Heaven”

The first 7 seconds of this song, Nightcore - Wrong Side of Heaven, reminds me of a similar intro of a different track, but I cannot recall it. Do you know any song with intro similar to the one I ...