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Pop music site recommendations
« on: September 02, 2013, 03:49:44 PM »
I have students who basically are interested in nothing but playing pop music that they know. I find this very difficult to accommodate, has anyone found sites which have good arrangements of new pop music that they would recommend? Thanks.

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Re: Pop music site recommendations
«Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 06:41:33 PM »
I don't know if I would really say the arrangements are all that good but I use Musicnotes.com a lot. I do arrange my own from their basics just for myself quite a bit.
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: Pop music site recommendations
«Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 11:41:19 PM »
what pop pieces always seem to work well for you?

If i had to choose one pop song which consistently is liked and impresses students and adult students alike, it would be 'Apologize', can find it here http://www.scribd.com/doc/50748558/One-Republic-featuring-Timbaland-Apologize-music-sheet:



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Re: Pop music site recommendations
«Reply #4 on: September 05, 2013, 09:03:24 AM »
what pop pieces always seem to work well for you?

If i had to choose one pop song which consistently is liked and impresses students and adult students alike, it would be 'Apologize', can find it here http://www.scribd.com/doc/50748558/One-Republic-featuring-Timbaland-Apologize-music-sheet:



I do a cross section of things from New Age music to songs from the series and also the band Secret Garden ( two different entities with similar styles of music and the same name) to old Beatles tunes. I really like pieces that build in intensity but New Age works for me too. I do a few old show songs as well. Last winter I worked on the theme song to Beauty and The Beast to play for my Grand Daughter at Christmas, she was glued to my piano as I played it and her eyes welled up with tears. The Secret Garden songs Nocturne and In our Tears are two that I like. But I don't stick strictly with the score, I fill out the keyboard in places with many of the pop pieces that I do. I really could do them from fake books but it's nice to have a basic arrangement to work from in the beginning.
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: Pop music site recommendations
«Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 04:09:49 PM »
I have students who basically are interested in nothing but playing pop music that they know. I find this very difficult to accommodate, has anyone found sites which have good arrangements of new pop music that they would recommend? Thanks.
I get a lot of requests like this from my pupils and have always been dissatisfied with most arrangements I've encountered (particularly ones from official songbooks). Most of the time I transcribe and arrange the songs myself, that way you can tailor the difficulty to the pupil and still get a decent arrangement.

Modern pop is so easy to work out, too, so I tend to train pupils up to transcribe it themselves.

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Re: Pop music site recommendations
«Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 01:02:04 AM »
A good website i use to find new pop songs is www.pianozap.com.

There are new songs added daily and you can see which songs people are finding popular.

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Re: Pop music site recommendations
«Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013, 09:28:26 PM »
Looks good thanks, but when I click on a song, it goes to another page with info about the artist, but no sheet music! what's up?

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Re: Pop music site recommendations
«Reply #8 on: November 15, 2013, 07:17:44 PM »
any recommendations for music similar to mission impossible? thx

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Re: Pop music site recommendations
«Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013, 12:11:59 PM »
I have students who basically are interested in nothing but playing pop music that they know. I find this very difficult to accommodate, has anyone found sites which have good arrangements of new pop music that they would recommend? Thanks.

Music Room.com is good as is sheetmusic.co.uk Just be aware of the generic nature of a single standard 'pop' manuscript. I tend to score pop music for my students based on their grade level. Happy to send you a couple if you need a sample.....jb