Piano Players Question

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Piano Players Question
« on: November 27, 2016, 10:43:23 AM »
Hi All,

Just a quick question, I am a below average piano player and I am trying to find an easier Ben song to play. So far, I am doing pretty well with Claire's Ninth, just wondering if there were other pieces that others found easier to play. God, I wish I could get the bridge section of Don't Change Your Plans down, just cannot seem to that section.

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Offline AmateurHour1999

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Re: Piano Players Question
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 04:16:56 PM »
Songs like Hiroshima, Phone in a Pool, Bastard, and A Working Day are mostly just solid chords. I am an amateur and those were easy enough to learn in about an hour
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Offline ASentimentalGuy

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Re: Piano Players Question
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 04:47:53 PM »
Brick is actually pretty simple, Annie Waits is in the key of C so you can try to figure that one out, Zak and Sara is just simple chords if you have the finger muscles to keep the beat going, Fred jones isn't too bad, the intro to In Between Days is always a blast to play, most of Bastard (minus bridge) is chords, and I think Emaline should come naturally to you (from the Live Album).  Let me know how it goes or if you need any help!
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Offline Sutter

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Re: Piano Players Question
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 02:29:36 PM »
I started playing piano in 2010 learning mainly Beatles. I moved on to Elton John which was more complex, helped me become better. But Ben's music absolutely forced me to become a better piano player and musician. The first song of his I ever learned was "Cologne," then "Magic." After that I don't remember. Fred Jones Part 2 is relatively easy. Cigarette is difficult but it's slower. Don't Change Your Plans is a really fun one, I see you've already tried it, keep it up.

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Re: Piano Players Question
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2016, 08:27:21 AM »
Evaporated is fairly easy, the only slightly complex bit for newer players being the left hand cross-over for the upper melody.

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Offline AlexKintzle

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Re: Piano Players Question
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2016, 12:18:13 PM »
Wandering isn't too hard. You can find the music somewhere around the burbs!
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