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Offline aisling_7

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Pop Pianists-Classical Background??
on: May 13, 2006, 06:25:50 AM
Which pop pianists do you think are classically trained.  IOW, what is the evidence of classical training? 

Jackie
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Offline orlandopiano

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Re: Pop Pianists-Classical Background??
Reply #1 on: May 13, 2006, 07:32:20 AM
Which pop pianists do you think are classically trained.  IOW, what is the evidence of classical training? 

Jackie
Check out this article...

https://www.slate.com/id/2122512/

Offline mikey6

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Re: Pop Pianists-Classical Background??
Reply #2 on: May 14, 2006, 01:06:16 AM
ol Reginald Dwight had classical training but quit coz his fingers were too stubby.  I think Billy Joel did to.  Dunno about the great Richard Cleyderman, possibly...
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Re: Pop Pianists-Classical Background??
Reply #3 on: May 14, 2006, 06:54:18 PM
The pianist from Muse is classically trained (in the proper sense of the word) without a shadow of a doubt. Furthermore I believe he must have a deep - and possibly ongoing -  interest in the classical and romantic piano repertoire. Have a listen to "Butterflies and Hurricanes." You'll see what I mean.

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Re: Pop Pianists-Classical Background??
Reply #4 on: May 14, 2006, 10:11:14 PM
The pianist from Muse is classically trained (in the proper sense of the word) without a shadow of a doubt. Furthermore I believe he must have a deep - and possibly ongoing -  interest in the classical and romantic piano repertoire. Have a listen to "Butterflies and Hurricanes." You'll see what I mean.
Wow I heard quite a bunch of muse but have not heard all and did not expect this. The piano break at 3:20-ish is really cool for a band as popular as this!

Thanks.

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Re: Pop Pianists-Classical Background??
Reply #5 on: May 15, 2006, 02:27:13 PM
The pianist from Muse is classically trained (in the proper sense of the word) without a shadow of a doubt. Furthermore I believe he must have a deep - and possibly ongoing -  interest in the classical and romantic piano repertoire. Have a listen to "Butterflies and Hurricanes." You'll see what I mean.

dont think so, i think he plays by ear, his 'improvised' live perfomrances of random campanella and rach preludeincsharpminor suggest otherwise

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Re: Pop Pianists-Classical Background??
Reply #6 on: May 16, 2006, 11:31:14 PM
I'm glad that the article mentions Tori Amos.  Obviously, she was a prodigy, but do you hear Peabody when she plays?  I'm not saying you don't, because I am not not sure what the #3!! Peabody is!

I guess what I am asking is this:  If you want to play pop music, should you study classical at all?

Jackie
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
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Offline sevencircles

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Re: Pop Pianists-Classical Background??
Reply #7 on: May 18, 2006, 07:35:09 AM
Vitalij Kuprij used be a very promising classical pianist untill he started to drink and play powermetal

Jordan Rudess in Dream Theater used to  be a classical prodigy too.

No one can blame him for switching to progmetal keyboard since itīs actually really fun to improvise with a pitchbend.

Try it and you may get possesed by it.

Record a simple chord progression on the sequencer and improvise over it and you feel that you canīt stop doing it.

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Re: Pop Pianists-Classical Background??
Reply #8 on: May 20, 2006, 05:06:48 PM
Queen!
They're all classically trained, were tired of being poor so they went into pop.
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Re: Pop Pianists-Classical Background??
Reply #9 on: May 21, 2006, 11:49:19 AM
Queen!
1+1=11
 

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