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October 23rd, 2014
What are some cool songs to learn on piano?
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noflake

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Join Date: 12/25/2008 | Posts: 38

I just learned Gary Jules's Mad World and was surprised by how much people dig that and look up to you when you have that skill. I usually do classical pieces because that's how I started, but does anyone have any non-chode songs they like?

Crashing chordes, Jeffy? ;)
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Canello

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Not so usual question but it's a cool one.I used to play the piano and i always thought guys who played the guitar appeared more attractive.It was true to some extend.However playing some songs on piano can be cool.I thing jazz music or some old rock n' roll  pieces are cool.


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noflake

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Apologize by One Republic is pretty cool. I have a keyboard in my room, so I get some requests sometimes. Perhaps I should move it out, it's a bit of a distraction, haha
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Iowa

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i used to be awesome but all that's left is

- amelie
- pink panther
- rondo a la turca
- für elise

those are classics and still get me attention

most fun, however, I think is to learn a II-V-I Blues and the blues scale for the right hand. it's incredibly easy to improvise, it's fun and it sounds great
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noflake

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Great, thanks. Yeah I've learned the Amelie song La Apre Midi which was pretty cool.

Party girls don't want hear Canon in D...

girl: "wow, you play piano! play me something"
noflake: "sure, Chopin, Beethoven or Pachelbel?" ;)
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Jonnyjones

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Final fantasy X has the best piano shit ever, and zelda... back in the day   = ' (
 Their composors are nuts

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twilight68

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Are you using this as a way to impress a girl?? If you are then I would say you need to look for great songs that people like to sing along with so you can draw everybody in, make the party, and be the man.

Quick thoughts--

Piano Man by Billy Joel
Imagine by John Lennon

Stuff like that, fun stuff--be the party and she will be drawn into your reality. That's just a couple of examples, but there is a ton of great songs that people just know and love to sing along with. If I were using this to make myself stand out from the crowd for women this is the type of stuff I would look at learning to play. I think it's so cool when somebody can just sit down at the piano and start belting out great songs like this--it's awesome, hope it works for you.
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Red Leader

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This one is pretty good.

Kinda hard, but a good cover of system of a down.



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Matthew Modine

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I much prefer Pachelbel's Chaconne in F Minor as opposed to his more famous Canon. lol

Chopin's preludes in C minor, B minor, and E minor, and Db major. They are easy,
more uncommon than the other pieces mentioned, and sound incredibly good.

Bach's Two-part invention No.13 in A minor sounds amazing, and it's simple. CPE Bach's Solfeggietto
is also easy and if you play it, you sound like a professional. If you want to impress and you have a good amount of skill, play Chopin's
Revolutionary Etude or the third movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.

A Warm Place and Hurt by NIN are also simple excellent pieces along with a lot of their other piano instrumentals that you can find on The Fragile and other albums.

Yet your best bet is to take something popular and trendy, then create an instrumental piano version out of it such this girl playing a cover of Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana.
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noflake

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wow that's such an awesome system of a down cover.

In the past two days I learned

 - Mad World by Grary Jules
 - Imagine by the Beatles
 - Apologize by One Republic

They're all awesome songs especially if you can sing well with them

Thanks for the ideas matthew - total pro

that solfeggietto = better than sex
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noflake

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Teardrop by Massive Attack is also pretty sweet and easy to figure out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4fQi41-2eA&feature=related

 - As featured in Alexander's 2008 vid ;)
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