- Aug 17, 2000
The first thing I think of when someone says piano is Elton John and the whole Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album.Originally posted by: calpha
When I played....I always played from memory. Mostly that came from my high school wind ensemble----we played pretty tough stuff for high schoolers, and by the time we went to competitions I always just watched the conductor 100% of the time b/c I had all the music memorized. That's the only gift I ever had for music---I never had to try to learn something---I just did. But as far as hearing something without the music and playing it in a matter of minutes----I could never do that. I could pound it out.....but nothing near what the bastards with perfect pitch could do.
The hardest stuff I ever played was probably the real piano music of billy and Elton (not just the melody----but the actual piano piece). Funeral For a friend was the hardest thing I learned.....but my chops are gone and I can't play the hard part anymore.