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Offline ranniks

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Country piano?
« on: September 27, 2012, 11:04:20 AM »
I LOVE the 'Great balls of fire' piano song by JLL. I typed in youtube 'country piano' and couldn't find complete piano plays of country music. I once saw an older gentlemen on youtube playing on a spinet model piano. He played country music or the fashion - I assume - that was brought up in the usa. I would love to be able to play such songs once.

Please suggest some or link me to some so I can listen to them! :)

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Re: Country piano?
«Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 07:09:06 PM »
Sometimes people don't think about the slow country music or soft if you will. And then there is country rock and so on. You can put a countery beat into music as well, that is not naturally country.

Not that this is the best but I found it quickly:
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Willy Nelson probably sang that more than any other country singer:


Kenny Rogers "she believes in me" ( man is he getting old !):


Some guys piano solo of She Believes In Me :


And on and on :


piecing together the country sound on piano, or as they call it " a lick"


Floyd Cramer might have been the king of "Lick" or country piano sound  : 
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Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: Country piano?
«Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 02:43:05 PM »
Sometimes people don't think about the slow country music or soft if you will. And then there is country rock and so on. You can put a countery beat into music as well, that is not naturally country.

And on and on :



That video is the exact style I was looking for! What style is that David?

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Re: Country piano?
«Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 08:19:43 PM »
That video is the exact style I was looking for! What style is that David?

It's just old western country music as far as I can tell. They would have played this kind of thing in our old saloons. It's The Old Country Church or something isn't it ? You can probably download it at Musicnotes or someplace if you want a score similar.

Not interested personally, not my cup of tea, sort to speak !
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Re: Country piano?
«Reply #4 on: September 29, 2012, 10:51:21 PM »
There's not much distance between Gospel and country, really.

Floyd Cramer was indeed the king of "lick".  Nobody else could play like him...  I've always wished I could, never could loosen up enough.

You can hear another style -- with a definite Scots influence -- in music by the Rankins.
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Re: Country piano?
«Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012, 09:00:50 AM »
Thanks Ian and David, it seems I just like the old saloon piano.

Ian, could you give me a link to the 'Rankins'? I seem incapable of finding it myself.