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David Bryce

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So, let's hear some of the top-call tunes that you like to play.

 

Classical, rock, blues, funk, prog, jazz, electronica, even show tunes - anything is fair game.

 

Let's keep it to five picks each...

 

dB

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With Julie, the singer I play with...

 

Runaway - The Corrs (This song worked out sooo well, and we never get tired of doing it)

Time after Time - This song puts me a trance almost every single time...

 

I can sing and play these decently:

 

I guess that's why they call it the Blues - Elton John (I can really go nuts on the bluesy stuff that I know, wish I new more)

Rocket Man

 

Last, Bohemian Rhapsody, although I suck when I try to sing it.

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Ok. Here goes. Mostly old songs, and what I still like to play just for my own enjoyment. Since you limit the list to five I will not mention Abacab by Genesis which would have been number 6. ;)

 

Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven

Hungarian Rhapsody - Liszt

Sweetheart - Frankie and the Knockouts

Spooky - Atlanta Rhythm Section

Politics of Dancing - Reflex (Long version was my favorite new wave song to play.)

 

Robert

 

Edit: another dead typo. Two now.

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Cheek To Cheek

Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

But Not For Me

 

... this general flavor

No guitarists were harmed during the making of this message.

 

In general, harmonic complexity is inversely proportional to the ratio between chording and non-chording instruments.

 

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A second on Moonlight Sonata.

 

Others:

 

Cast Your Fate to the Wind -- Guaraldi

Foreplay -- Boston

Bloody Well Right -- Supertramp

Clocks -- Coldplay

 

Many others too, but those are the ones I often find myself playing when I first sit down to the keys.

"I don't know anything about music. In my line, you don't have to."

-Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

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I find the ones that I first sit down have varied tremendously over the years; however, there are certain tunes that have consistently remained in my repertoire for a very long time.

 

I'd have to say the five that come up the most often are:

 

Funeral For a Friend - Elton John

One for the Vine - Genesis

Doctor Wu - Steely Dan

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

...and, believe it or not...Feed the Birds (from Mary Poppins)

 

dB

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...and, believe it or not...Feed the Birds (from Mary Poppins)

NOOOOO - Not FEED THE BIRDS...

 

Every time I let my kids feed the cat, they swear they won't sing their version...but they do...

 

"Feed the nothing ...nothing a day..."

 

ARRRGGHHHH...poor kitty. :freak::mad::D

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Oh, only five? That's mean, dB... *racks brain* OK, here's five, in no order whatsoever:

 

I Mean You (Thelonious Monk)

Exit Music For A Film (Radiohead)

The Boxer (the re-arrangement I did with my combo)

Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing (Stevie Wonder)

Alone Together

 

Honourable mention: Prelude/Angry Young Man is a good catharsis for when I'm in a bad mood.

 

David

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The abridged "Six Wives of Henry the Eighth" as taught to me by Synthdogg back in high school.

 

"Turn It On Again"

 

"Point of No Return"

 

"Light my Fire"

 

and my all time favorite:

 

"Beth"

 

hahahahaha. I know, I know...but we all have to have a terrible secret, no?

"For instance" is not proof.

 

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Originally posted by zeronyne:

hahahahaha. I know, I know...but we all have to have a terrible secret, no?

C'mon, dude - you're talking to the guy who plays songs from Mary Poppins... :eek:;)

 

dB

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Hmmm. I'm so fickle, I'll probably have a completely different list next week. But here goes...

 

Tupelo Honey

Oye Como Va

Dr. Feelgood (Janice Saunders sings the hell out of it ;) )

Big Leg Woman

 

and are you ready for my dirty little secret?

 

I Will Survive (what can I say, I love this tune. So shoot me, the rest of my band wants to) :freak:

 

--Dave

Make my funk the P-funk.

I wants to get funked up.

 

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Here are some of my favorites; I could easily list more than five per genre, but ok, here goes;

 

I Love Every Little Thing About You - Stevie Wonder

Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix (or maybe the Sting version at a cocktail gig!)

Love, Love, Love - Donny Hathaway

Hey Ya - Outkast

Jump! - Van Halen ...I can´t help myself on this one!

 

/J :D nas

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In no particular order:

 

Norwegian Wood - no special arrangement, instrumental

 

Theme from St. Elsewhere

 

Miami 2017 - Billy Joel

 

Theme from Lucy and Linus

 

I probably have more, but this should suffice.

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Erlic

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Tarkus (ELP)

Take a Pebble (ELP)

Dizzy Fingers (by Zez Confry)

Proto Cosmos (A. Pasqua)

Celestrial Terrestrial Commuters (Mahavishnu Orch.)

These all tire me out by the end of the nite!

:)

Big T from NY

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Originally posted by analogman1:

Take a Pebble (ELP)

..also another one of my go-to tunes for many years. I love standing up and strumming the strings of the piano. :thu:

 

Sometimes I just do the tune from after the guitar solo to the end...

 

dB

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My faves I've played live:

 

Love, Devotion, and Surrender - Santana ('74)

 

As - Stevie Wonder ('76)

 

Talk To Ya Later - Tubes ('83)

 

Higher Love - Winwood ('87)

 

Heartbreaker - Benatar ('91ish --- I was the bassist and keyboardist on this, had total control over the punches under the git solo - big fun, mang!)

 

There're dozens of others, of course, but these are the ones that had it all - hot band, good vocs, strong arrangement, cool key parts...

 

Daf

I played in an 8 piece horn band. We would often get bored. So...three words:

"Tower of Polka." - Calumet

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Different stuff for different moods and playing situations, but ...

 

For sitting at the piano and playing/singing:

 

"Crucify" and "Happy Phantom" Tori Amos

"Angel" Sarah McLachlan

... my own songs ...

 

More fusiony and/or funky:

 

"Senor Mouse", Return to Forever

"Bohdisattva" and "Josie", Steely Dan

"Chameleon", Herbie Hancock

 

Well, I guess that's exceeding 5. For casuals bands, good times are always had with "Oye Como Va" and "Day-O" ... audiences often spontaneously burst into congo lines with the last one ...

Original Latin Jazz

CD Baby

 

"I am not certain how original my contribution to music is as I am obviously an amateur." Patti Smith

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Originally posted by zeronyne:

"Point of No Return"

Pretty much anything off the first side of that album is a blast to play. PoNR, Spider, Portrait, Closet Chronicles....lots of good workouts. :D

"I don't know anything about music. In my line, you don't have to."

-Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

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Originally posted by Red Winger:

Originally posted by zeronyne:

"Point of No Return"

Pretty much anything off the first side of that album is a blast to play. PoNR, Spider, Portrait, Closet Chronicles....lots of good workouts. :D
I like to play the older Kansas suff...Song For America and Icarus are probably my two faves.

 

dB

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On Piano, Amber (Tim Weisberg)

On Bass, The XIth Commandment (Chuck Mangione)

On Drums, Rosanna (Toto)

On Guitar, I'll Have TO Say I Love You In A Song (Jim Croce)

 

And for a 5th, on drums, What Would You Say, Dave Matthews Band.

Cheers!

 

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