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What's an easy song to learn on piano?



November 08, 2011 – Comments (15) | RELATED TICKERS: TR , UB , EL

Of all the songs you actually like, which is the easiest to learn on piano? Or which do you think is easiest?

Don't post songs like "Chopsticks" or whatever (because of suckitude), and I've already learned "Trouble," by Coldplay (more or less), which is one of the easiest songs ever, and also one of my favorites. So if you don't know what is easy or difficult because you're a sick musical genius, think of songs like "Trouble," and if you think Coldplay sucks but N'Sync is awesome, don't ever post on my blog again.

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#1) On November 08, 2011 at 11:45 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (62.11) wrote:

Wen't fishing on YouTube-


On a more serious note...:) Ever listen to Floyd, or BTO.

I know how to play a bunch of blues lines on the piano. Not well mind you, just well enough so that acts as the bass line for whatever drumbeat I wan't to record.

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#2) On November 08, 2011 at 11:53 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Innagoddadavida baby!

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#3) On November 08, 2011 at 11:59 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (62.11) wrote:

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#4) On November 09, 2011 at 12:08 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Hey wade, show up sometime. Hey John, wanna see roots? Charlie had the best $10 lids in town.

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#5) On November 09, 2011 at 2:04 AM, HarryCaraysGhost (62.11) wrote:

Hey Mark, did you know that Mike Neismeths mother was the creator of White-Out?

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#6) On November 09, 2011 at 7:33 AM, devoish (78.10) wrote:

"Trouble," by Coldplay (more or less), which is one of the easiest songs ever, and also one of my favorites

Stick with your favorites.

Best wishes, 


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#7) On November 10, 2011 at 2:54 AM, FleaBagger (27.47) wrote:

Thanks Steven!

Starfire - if I ever need a really hard organ song I'll be sure to ask you for an easy piano song again!

Harry - I kind of got my fill of Floyd and BTO listening to "classic rock" stations. I prefer strangers to radio like Warren Zevon and Steve Goodman.

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#8) On November 10, 2011 at 9:40 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Ok Flea, it's an organ song. I tried to think of something esily recognizable with just a few key. I'm a huge Zevon fan-

How about...  Imagine- John Lennon? Great song. 

Tutorial here-

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#9) On November 11, 2011 at 1:21 AM, FleaBagger (27.47) wrote:

I don't want to start a fight, but I don't like Imagine. I discovered that once you learn how to do a Dm7 (I guess that's what you call it), learning The Scientist is pretty easy. I could be a one-man Coldplay cover band!

If I'm using an electronic keyboard, I suppose I could set it to sound like an organ, but a) I prefer piano songs because pianos that don't know how to be organs are a lot more common than organs that don't know how to be pianos, at least in places I frequent, and b) I thought, just from listening to it, that In-a-gadda-da-vida would be hard. Iron Butterfly organ solos are awesome, by the way. They are one of my favorite bands, and the whole In-a-gadda-da-vida album is great.

I should post the videos I'm using, because politeness is more important than the slight comparative advantage gained from discouraging the easily discouraged from following my example.


The Scientist: 

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#10) On November 11, 2011 at 9:08 PM, AvianFlu (< 20) wrote:

The following youtube link will take you to the world's easiest song. I should know...I wrote it! It's been used in two movies and a commercial this year. I'm the guy in front playing organ.

The guitarist tells me that after 30 years this is the only song of ours that he can still play. That tells you how easy it is.

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#11) On November 12, 2011 at 9:34 PM, FleaBagger (27.47) wrote:

That's cool! Are you still doing music? Are you from Spokane? Did you ever tour across state lines? I want hear all about it!

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#12) On November 23, 2011 at 9:51 PM, AvianFlu (< 20) wrote:

Sorry for the delayed response. Yes, I still do music for fun. Curiously, I finally got a record deal because of a few songs that were used in the movie "Spokanarchy". I have eight songs in the movie, two on the soundtrack CD, and one on the soundtrack vinyl record. It's pretty easy to locate the trailer online. You may want to watch it. Depending upon which trailer you watch you may see me playing keyboards in a room with brick walls.

I was born and raised in southern California, but moved to Spokane as a teenager. I've toured all over the northwest. That is grueling work and I wouldn't want to do it again. Music is best enjoyed on the amateur level.

Here is a link to my latest song:
It tells the true story of my friend, a shrunken head expert, who sold two Egyptian mummies to a rich guy in Toronto and drove them up there in his car. The customer died shortly thereafter. It is available for free download. Song title: He Drove Two Mummies to Toronto".

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#13) On November 24, 2011 at 3:14 AM, FleaBagger (27.47) wrote:

Thanks! I think I can actually afford the price of that download.

I'm sorry your family dragged you to Spokane. I grew up on the good side of Washington, in Bellevue and in the wilderness near Monroe (neither very far from Seattle), up to the age of ten, when we moved out to VA, and I can't get back. I ran up some debt, lost my job, and bummed around ever since. I've decided that no matter how many people I have to live with, no matter how poor my lifestyle has to be, I'm going to live in western Washington when the economy is good enough to support me getting a job out there that will service my debt and support my food habit (or as soon as I've paid off my debt).

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#14) On November 26, 2011 at 12:14 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (62.11) wrote:


That's awesome.

Do you get royalties now? And if you don't mind me asking, how much?

One thing I want to do before I (die/get old) is play the drums on something that gives me a royalty check.


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#15) On November 27, 2011 at 12:49 AM, AvianFlu (< 20) wrote:

I don't receive any royalty checks...yet. But I did a recording session with The Fleetwoods around 1973. They had two gold records around 1950 or so (Mr. Blue, and Come Softly to Me). They were still getting royalty checks over 20 years later. In the 1980s Garth Brooks had a hit with Mr. Blue so I expect they continued to get much larger royalty checks. By the way, they were from Olympia, Washinton. Some talent scout heard them playing at a high school gig and they had an album a few weeks later.

In general, music is the most fun when you aren't trying to make money at it.

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