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BEATO: TOP 20 KEYBOARD INTROS OF ALL TIME #3002520 08/09/19 05:58 PM
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Re: BEATO: TOP 20 KEYBOARD INTROS OF ALL TIME [Re: Dreamchilde] #3002527 08/09/19 08:03 PM
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* where the publishers would let them either name the song/band, or play an excerpt. Especially sad/funny with Bohemian Travesty (errr... Rhapsody). wink


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Re: BEATO: TOP 20 KEYBOARD INTROS OF ALL TIME [Re: Dreamchilde] #3002548 08/10/19 01:09 AM
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You mean Toto's Hold The Line piano intro didn't make the list...or even an honourable mention?

I'm surprised...
No, wait...I'm shocked.

Oh well...
Maybe it'll make the top twenty songs everyone plays when testing out a keyboard in their local music store.

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Grieg's Piano Concerto better make the list.


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Re: BEATO: TOP 20 KEYBOARD INTROS OF ALL TIME [Re: Dreamchilde] #3002562 08/10/19 05:26 AM
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Not a bad list. My main suggested addition would be Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of My Life".

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Van Halen's Right Now would make to my list instead of Jump but I suppose Jump is more "viral"

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Originally Posted by EVC
Van Halen's Right Now would make to my list instead of Jump but I suppose Jump is more "viral"


Agreed, or I'll Wait since the intro doesn't repeat anywhere else in the song. confused At the beginning of the video they agreed they prefer intros that lead into the song without repeating later. For that reason I'm surprised to hear Jump on that list, considering the opening 4 bar riff carries about 70% of the tune! laugh But yeah, it was the bigger hit, especially in the keyboard department of music stores! redwall

Actually, I don't envy anyone trying to narrow down this list to only 20 since there are so many good candidates. And so few people who would agree with the entire list! laugh


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Trilogy. Karn Evil 9. And if Jump qualifies, I would nominate Saturday in the Park. Honorable Mention to Jeremiah (Michael Omartian), although less well known.


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Re: BEATO: TOP 20 KEYBOARD INTROS OF ALL TIME [Re: Dreamchilde] #3002661 08/10/19 08:36 PM
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Why not Final Countdown, or even What’s Love Got To Do With It. Or even Mr. Roboto or Angry Young Man?


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Re: BEATO: TOP 20 KEYBOARD INTROS OF ALL TIME [Re: Dreamchilde] #3002688 08/10/19 11:51 PM
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All time?!? All time?!?

None of those intros are older than I am! (Well, technically there's a Bach reference from Procol Harum; but still...)

Some good ones in there, nonetheless.

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Re: BEATO: TOP 20 KEYBOARD INTROS OF ALL TIME [Re: Dreamchilde] #3002694 08/11/19 12:04 AM
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Angry Young Man was included in the video.

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Originally Posted by harmonizer
Angry Young Man was included in the video.


I think he's referring to Styx "Fooling Yourself."

I'd also agree with "The Final Meltdown Countdown", plus add two more: "Silent Running" by Mike & the Mechanics, and "Live to Tell" by Madonna.

That's just the beginning... laugh

This has always been a favorite by Renaissance, although they didn't write the intro. It's from Debussy's “La Cathédrale engloutie.”





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Originally Posted by Tom Williams
...And if Jump qualifies, I would nominate Saturday in the Park...

Agreed. And I know it’s maybe too prog and obscure, Watcher of the Skies.


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I hereby nominate Danger Money.



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I'd have gone with Funeral for a Friend instead of Don't Let the Sun.


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Just The Same. Good call. And the riff at 3:55 if Beato does Top Tasty Guitar Breaks.

Re: BEATO: TOP 20 KEYBOARD INTROS OF ALL TIME [Re: Dreamchilde] #3002862 08/12/19 05:55 AM
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Not sure how this was overlooked, this most certainly is the greatest keyboard intro of all time!



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These lists never jibe with everyone's preferences, but I was mostly griped by how long the video was and how leisurely the pace of discussion was before and during the demonstrations. Then I remembered...YouTube's compensation algorithm is based partially on minutes of content. So all that shoot-the-sh*t time before each example, is them padding their total. Probably why they went with 20, too.


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THIS, imo, is the greatest solo synth intro. Jan Hammer & Cobham are "locked-in" with the groove. Impeccable.

Re: BEATO: TOP 20 KEYBOARD INTROS OF ALL TIME [Re: Dreamchilde] #3002946 08/12/19 07:01 PM
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I enjoy most of the Rick Beato videos I watch. I just skip the ones I don't find interesting.


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A few more worthy ones....


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Originally Posted by MathOfInsects
These lists never jibe with everyone's preferences, but I was mostly griped by how long the video was and how leisurely the pace of discussion was before and during the demonstrations. Then I remembered...YouTube's compensation algorithm is based partially on minutes of content. So all that shoot-the-sh*t time before each example, is them padding their total. Probably why they went with 20, too.
Originally Posted by hatricklov
I enjoy most of the Rick Beato videos I watch. I just skip the ones I don't find interesting.

I tend to enjoy Beato's shorter videos. The long 30m+ livestreams are too tedious for me. ("Hi everybody, I'm gonna, just, uh, oh hi Randy what's up, OK so I'm just gonna, uh, um, wait a second, somebody says I'm too quiet? Is that better? Oh hi Taylor what's up" for 5 mins).

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Firth Of Fifth gets my vote!

Re: BEATO: TOP 20 KEYBOARD INTROS OF ALL TIME [Re: Dreamchilde] #3003311 08/15/19 04:41 AM
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Great list. Add to it Govt Mule’s Soul Shine. Try it and bring in the organ on top and your are hero


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