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Old 05-13-2008, 08:10 PM
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Default Who said pianists can't groove?

Check this video out, I thought it was awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO7xu...eature=related

The dude plays better that I do on the drums. Ouch!
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:36 AM
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Default Re: Who said pianists can't groove?

That guy has skills! I always thought the drums were on the keyboard as a laugh, never seen anyone use them! Wow!

Nice video man, thanks!

Mind you, I don't think anyone said pianists couldn't groove, lolz. :p
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:00 AM
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Skills, indeed. Anyway, keyboards can groove, just listen to uncle Herbie to see what I mean...
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Don't worry I couldn't come up with and catchy thread title so I thought this one would get some attention, but I'm not one who thinks pianists can't groove. I'm actually a classical piano player before being a drummer and love the instrument. I just thought the guy in this video had some serious skills playing this song and wanted to share it.
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Now lets see him do it on some real drums. I'm almost dead certain that he can.

I used to do the same things on my church keyboard. We didn't have space for the drums when doing a mini christmas thing in a community hall so I told them to pack the keyboard instead. I too am a classically trained pianist and having those fingers working playing all sorts of music, combining that with the drum grooves that I use regularly, yeah the end results are similar. Of course I hadn't time to actually work out my fills so this dude is way way better.

*psst... it's actually way easier to coordinate fingers than hands and legs... =D
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:04 PM
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His other video is rather impressive too.
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:46 PM
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This one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SaZO...eature=related
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This one?
Yes, I enjoyed it. I have tried to play a keyboard with drum sounds and its not as easy as it looks... lol.
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:44 PM
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Default Re: Who said pianists can't groove?

The tags for this video are funny, they start off fairly positive...

Drums drum crazy funk Amazing keyboard midi

but then end rather badly...

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I'm pretty sure its fake... i mean, he uses ghost notes, and the sound of his ride on the first video changes a little bit if you listen from 1 minute onward. And how can he possibley hit the keys that fast at 2:14 on the second video? Also on the first video, the sound of his snare changes a lot, but im pretty sure keys have multiple snare sounds so that might not be a problem.
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I'm pretty sure its fake... i mean, he uses ghost notes, and the sound of his ride on the first video changes a little bit if you listen from 1 minute onward. And how can he possibley hit the keys that fast at 2:14 on the second video? Also on the first video, the sound of his snare changes a lot, but im pretty sure keys have multiple snare sounds so that might not be a problem.
In my opinion I don't think it is. Watch and listen carefully and you will notice he's execution is not perfect (although god damn amazing!) Pulling off a fake with those "flaws" would be really an über pain in the backside to accomplish. Do not underestimate the speed at which a trained pianist can strike keys. Watch the video again and you can see that the strokes correspond to the sound at that 2:14 part. Concerning the multiple sounds, like you said he has a few keys assigned to snare tones and also has a dynamic touch keyboard - the sound can change depending on the pressure applied to the keys. I really don't think this is a fake...
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:34 AM
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Default Re: Who said pianists can't groove?

There are also keyboards which have tiny snare fills (just like, 1/8) with ghost notes included, so it might be those you are referring to.
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