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Your favorite piano part?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RoscoeElegante, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2015
    TooFarFromCanada
    Intro, solo, outro, accompanying throughout-the-song part--whatever you like. Always interesting to me to see what people who exclusively or primarily play one instrument like in/about another instrument's usages.

    Not sure if there's any meaning or pattern here, but mine (all referring to the original/album versions), FWIW, are

    1) Layla. That sudden shift to and looooong outro of the piano-centric part gives me the goosebumps every time. So much poignant peace, or at least resignation's melancholy near-graces, there.

    2) Wild Horses. Kinda a Duke Ellington approach. Minimal plinks here and there, a little fill at a line's end like a memory-lingering gesture, full chords at key/punchier moments, resonating all the more because of it. ("Angie" takes the same thing a biiiiit too far, and is washed out anyway by those over-lush strings, when I'm not in the mood for 'em.)

    3) Waiting on a Friend. Them British boys know a thing or two about how sweetly lace-like the pye-anna can be, (even) when the drums and guitars are snapping and chiming.

    4) Let It Be. Whoo-whee, those rich chords are like church windows.

    5) Baby, It's You (Shirelle's original) Love when a piano is used as the primary bass notes. The echoey tack-hammer tones here are great. Fit the song's reverbed melodrama really well. (And offset that mid-song roller-rink-organ-with-a-sinus-problem solo.)

    Just listing, from here onward:

    6) Something in the Night, Racing in the Street

    7) Ever Since I Put Your Picture in a Frame

    8) High-Flyin' Bird

    9) Lyin' Eyes (sorry, Dude!)

    10) Not Feelin' It Anymore

    11) Against the Wind

    12) Like a Rolling Stone, Sign on the Window, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, We Better Talk this Over, You're a Big Girl Now, Dignity, Queen Jane Approximately, Jokerman, I'll Keep It with Mine

    13) Good Things (Kathleen Edwards)

    14) Bridge Over Troubled Water

    You?
     
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  2. W.L.Weller

    W.L.Weller Tele-Meister

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    May 20, 2014
    Queens


    I used to know how to link directly to a spot in a "video" but that's not working for me right now.

    It's how Horace Silver starts his second chorus (about 5:56) with the phrases that end in short trills. Now that I think about it, I should probably try to transcribe this for guitar. Couldn't hurt, probably better for me than thinking about effects pedals or whether I need a bass amp.
     
  3. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Electric pianos:

    1) Ray Charles' WHAT'D I SAY.

    2) The Doors' RIDERS ON THE STORM
     
  4. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    I know the visual and dialogue is all Hollywood
    But the music is pure KILLER
     
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  5. Shuster

    Shuster Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Oct 31, 2018
    South Texas
    The intro to Benny and the Jets,,
     
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  6. haggardfan1

    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2014
    Texas and Louisiana
    I like the little piano lick in the last bridge of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.

    Right after the line "Molly lets the children lend a hand", which by the way Paul sang incorrectly and then followed with "Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face" :lol:.

    It's only ten notes by my count, but like so many countless parts, as happens so often in Beatles music, it never fails to give me chills. It's so very simple and so well played by John Lennon.

    The entire song makes me happy, and has done so for forty-plus years.
     
  7. G-52

    G-52 Tele-Meister

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    Tanqueray, favorite song with piano.
     
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  8. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    G-52, you reminded me of my fave piano part EVER
    The intro to this song

    Appropriated by Chuck, on guitar
     
  9. Muinarc

    Muinarc TDPRI Member

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Arizona
    Gotta have some Elton:



    An outro I've always loved:



    Some dixieland
     
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  10. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    That's my pick! From the original single. Rock city, Hendrix on piano.



    - D
     
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  11. alnico357

    alnico357 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 2, 2015
    Arkansas
    First thing coming to mind: the piano riff in Love is Blue.
     
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  12. Old Deaf Roadie

    Old Deaf Roadie Tele-Meister

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    Oct 11, 2017
    Oregon
    My favorite piano part is the keys, followed closely by the strings, and lastly, the bench.
     
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  13. DrPepper

    DrPepper Tele-Holic

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  14. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2003
    northwest
    John Lennon- Imagine is a good one.
     
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  15. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    ... and John Lennon Jealous Guy.
     
  16. Shuster

    Shuster Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Oct 31, 2018
    South Texas
    GNR's November Rain
     
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  17. Shuster

    Shuster Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Oct 31, 2018
    South Texas
    Beatles Let it Be,, just love it,,

     
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  18. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Dec 29, 2006
    Potsdam, NY
    Al Stewart's "Year Of The Cat". (Bonus points for Telecaster.)

     
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  19. Rasmuth

    Rasmuth Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 10, 2006
    Churchville, NY
    pretty much any piano accompaniment by Benmont Tench.
     
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  20. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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