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Offline swagmaster420x

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favorite pop music
« on: September 27, 2016, 06:31:29 AM »
Does anyone have any recommendations.

This is one of my favorite songs:

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Re: favorite pop music
«Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 01:17:23 PM »
This computer won't play videos or MP3's, but I've enjoyed the 3 volumes of  Elton John & Bernie Taupin - Complete.  Much better arrangements than the dreck in the Beatles books. The arrangement of Harrison's Good Day Sunshine wasn't all that bad.  
I do Blue Canoe, Tiny Dancer, Funeral for a Friend and Love Lies Bleeding.  Unlke Elton, I think of women when I play the latter three. In the midwest we have more youth die of car wrecks and gun crimes than AIDS.  
George Gershwin pop is pretty good as printed, as is Irving Berlin.
Leroy Anderson Almost Complete 25 great Melodies
is pretty accurate.  
For opera pop, Masterpieces of Piano Music Arr Albert E Weir pub Carl Fisher has been a lot of fun.
I do a Peppermint Twist out of some book I can't find right now. There are various arrangements of the theme to Peter Gunn TV show if your piano has really fun bass notes.  
I've done a Mancini Baby elephant Walk for decades which is even more fun now on electric organ.  Mother & I did a 4 hands version of Ferrante & Teicher's arrangement of Exodus back when I was young.   

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Re: favorite pop music
«Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 01:32:27 PM »
not sure how broadly we are defining pop, i tend to stick it in vocal not elsewhere categorized but with decently broad appeal (ie not jazz voice, not classical, not country, not rock or hip hop, etc). so it's my 'miscellaneous' category

I tend to lean more towards fusio/crossover though, Sasha Lazard is worth checking out, she's classically trained but has a foot in electronica, ambience, lounge/pop.

has a nice voice

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Re: favorite pop music
«Reply #3 on: September 27, 2016, 02:26:18 PM »
There is no comparison.

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Re: favorite pop music
«Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 06:07:37 AM »
This computer won't play videos or MP3's, but I've enjoyed the 3 volumes of  Elton John & Bernie Taupin - Complete.  Much better arrangements than the dreck in the Beatles books. The arrangement of Harrison's Good Day Sunshine wasn't all that bad.  
I do Blue Canoe, Tiny Dancer, Funeral for a Friend and Love Lies Bleeding.  Unlke Elton, I think of women when I play the latter three. In the midwest we have more youth die of car wrecks and gun crimes than AIDS.  
George Gershwin pop is pretty good as printed, as is Irving Berlin.
Leroy Anderson Almost Complete 25 great Melodies
is pretty accurate.  
For opera pop, Masterpieces of Piano Music Arr Albert E Weir pub Carl Fisher has been a lot of fun.
I do a Peppermint Twist out of some book I can't find right now. There are various arrangements of the theme to Peter Gunn TV show if your piano has really fun bass notes.  
I've done a Mancini Baby elephant Walk for decades which is even more fun now on electric organ.  Mother & I did a 4 hands version of Ferrante & Teicher's arrangement of Exodus back when I was young.   

barely qualifies. wait, no that doesn't qualify.

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Re: favorite pop music
«Reply #5 on: September 28, 2016, 06:24:23 AM »
not sure how broadly we are defining pop, i tend to stick it in vocal not elsewhere categorized but with decently broad appeal (ie not jazz voice, not classical, not country, not rock or hip hop, etc). so it's my 'miscellaneous' category

I tend to lean more towards fusio/crossover though, Sasha Lazard is worth checking out, she's classically trained but has a foot in electronica, ambience, lounge/pop.

has a nice voice


quite peaceful, calming, exotic. Not a banger though. The composition is not that dynamic. The constant vocal harmony is pretty same-y.

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Re: favorite pop music
«Reply #6 on: September 28, 2016, 06:27:14 AM »
There is no comparison.



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Re: favorite pop music
«Reply #7 on: September 28, 2016, 11:06:29 AM »
barely qualifies. wait, no that doesn't qualify.
Most of the songs I quoted were on the billboard top 40 chart at one time.  That is my definition of pop.

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Re: favorite pop music
«Reply #8 on: September 28, 2016, 12:46:11 PM »
Pop Music, for player piano, by Marc-André Hamelin.

No prizes for guessing where this score can be obtained...

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Re: favorite pop music
«Reply #9 on: September 28, 2016, 05:15:28 PM »
Most of the songs I quoted were on the billboard top 40 chart at one time.  That is my definition of pop.
George Gershwin pop is pretty good as printed, as is Irving Berlin.
Leroy Anderson Almost Complete 25 great Melodies is pretty accurate. 
For opera pop, Masterpieces of Piano Music Arr Albert E Weir pub Carl Fisher has been a lot of fun.

These were on billboard top 40? Kidding right?

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Re: favorite pop music
«Reply #10 on: September 28, 2016, 06:46:37 PM »
George Gershwin pop is pretty good as printed, as is Irving Berlin.
Leroy Anderson Almost Complete 25 great Melodies is pretty accurate. 
For opera pop, Masterpieces of Piano Music Arr Albert E Weir pub Carl Fisher has been a lot of fun.

These were on billboard top 40? Kidding right?
Geroge Gershwin pop hits: Nice work if you can get it, They can't take that away from me, Fascinating Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over me, S'Wonderful, Funny Face, Lets Kiss & Make Up,
I've got a crush on You,  Embraceable You, I've got Rhythm, Who can ask for Anything More, Biden My Time, Let's call the whole thing off, Lady be good, Love Walked in, Our Love is here to
Stay,
Leroy Anderson pop  hits :Blue Tango, Buglers Holiday, Plink Plank Plunk, Sleigh Ride, Synchopated Clock, the Typewriter
Irving Berlin pop hits, Easter Parade, White Christmas, Puttin on the Ritz, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Blue Skies, Heat Wave, others.
Pop hits lifted from opera- Indian Love Call, Volga Boatman's song, Anvil Chorus,  others in the late forties. 
The billboard lists were named differently before 1960.  I've heard all these things on the AM radio. 

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Re: favorite pop music
«Reply #11 on: September 28, 2016, 11:20:27 PM »
Geroge Gershwin pop hits: Nice work if you can get it, They can't take that away from me, Fascinating Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over me, S'Wonderful, Funny Face, Lets Kiss & Make Up,
I've got a crush on You,  Embraceable You, I've got Rhythm, Who can ask for Anything More, Biden My Time, Let's call the whole thing off, Lady be good, Love Walked in, Our Love is here to
Stay,
Leroy Anderson pop  hits :Blue Tango, Buglers Holiday, Plink Plank Plunk, Sleigh Ride, Synchopated Clock, the Typewriter
Irving Berlin pop hits, Easter Parade, White Christmas, Puttin on the Ritz, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Blue Skies, Heat Wave, others.
Pop hits lifted from opera- Indian Love Call, Volga Boatman's song, Anvil Chorus,  others in the late forties. 
The billboard lists were named differently before 1960.  I've heard all these things on the AM radio. 
Oh wow, I had no clue. Your music knowledge is truly extensive.