• Getting a job as a hotel/restaurant pianist?

    I'm going to be studying Psychology at University in September 2019. I'm a violinist, singer and pianist and would like to continue with music alongside my degree. My piano playing is about ABRSM Grade 8 standard and would like to get a part-time job as a hotel lobby pianist or a restaurant pianist. My... show more
    I'm going to be studying Psychology at University in September 2019. I'm a violinist, singer and pianist and would like to continue with music alongside my degree. My piano playing is about ABRSM Grade 8 standard and would like to get a part-time job as a hotel lobby pianist or a restaurant pianist. My repertoire is mainly Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary. Jazz and blues is probably my weakest style. Cities I'm considering for University are Cardiff, Edinburgh, York, Manchester and Birmingham. Does anyone know any places that have pianos on their premises? Does anyone know any hotels or restaurants in these cities who would employ a classical amateur pianist? How much would a 19 year old female amateur pianist in this position be paid roughly? How would I go about getting a position like this? Emailing managers? Sending recordings (My brother owns his own record label and has offered to professionally record my playing)? Creating a website with my recordings? Offering to come and play for a free hour or two and see if they like me? Thank you for your time!
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Any good Piano Sheet Translaters?

    I am looking for a Piano Sheet Translater. One that takes a Piano sheet, and turns it in what notes they are and what letter on the Piano they are. If you have any recommendations please tell me!
    I am looking for a Piano Sheet Translater. One that takes a Piano sheet, and turns it in what notes they are and what letter on the Piano they are. If you have any recommendations please tell me!
    3 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Ashton or Jupiter student clarinet?

    Best answer: Buy one from aliexspress for like 20 dollars it will be just as high quality and probably made in the same building
    Best answer: Buy one from aliexspress for like 20 dollars it will be just as high quality and probably made in the same building
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Would you prefer the piano or the violin? What’s your reason for it?

    I’m planning on choosing one of these instruments as my major for the music school that I’ll attend but I’m still unsure of which instrument should I pick as I really love both of them.
    I’m planning on choosing one of these instruments as my major for the music school that I’ll attend but I’m still unsure of which instrument should I pick as I really love both of them.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • What band instrument (not orchestral) sounds like a piano?

    Best answer: Nothing sounds like a piano but a piano. You can orchestrate out the piano part and cover the notes and get close to the feel but no one will go hey that band sounded just like a piano. If the piano part is chords you can divide it out into woodwinds and if it is running notes you could transcribe it on xylophones... show more
    Best answer: Nothing sounds like a piano but a piano. You can orchestrate out the piano part and cover the notes and get close to the feel but no one will go hey that band sounded just like a piano. If the piano part is chords you can divide it out into woodwinds and if it is running notes you could transcribe it on xylophones and marimbas and if it is a powerful melody in octaves then you could transcribe if for brass. figuring out what the function of the piano part and transcribing on other instruments is the art of arranging.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why do people like "Country Music"? what think of it and why?

    Best answer: Country music tends to be very melodic, simple in structure so easy to pick up, uncomplicated in ideas so easy to follow and tends to tell a story to hold the listener's interest. It often has a tempo that lends itself to communal dancing and simple melodies that are easy to sing along with. There are various... show more
    Best answer: Country music tends to be very melodic, simple in structure so easy to pick up, uncomplicated in ideas so easy to follow and tends to tell a story to hold the listener's interest. It often has a tempo that lends itself to communal dancing and simple melodies that are easy to sing along with. There are various styles within country music, some simpler and more traditional than others. It is a very unpretentious style of music.
    All of that makes it very different from classical music or opera. Some people may like those too. Music is non-exclusive - we can like more than one type.
    We all have different tastes in music. I am not a great lover of story songs or of over simplistic melodies but there is plenty of good country music and expert country musicianship out there.
    At one time, I would have rejected country music because it was not 'cool'. Now I recognise that grown ups don't care about being cool or impressing others. We are all entitled to like what we like.
    10 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What would J.S. Bach have probably thought of "Country Music" that hear today in USA? why?

    Best answer: he'd probably say something racist about gypsies.

    but hey, that's just culture shock and the oddity of time travel talking.
    Best answer: he'd probably say something racist about gypsies.

    but hey, that's just culture shock and the oddity of time travel talking.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How much should I charge for playing the piano as background music for a dinner party?

    Best answer: Maybe half of what the cheapest pro could get, per local rates, if you're pretty good.
    Whose piano - yours or theirs? One set, or hours-long? My WAG would be $50-200.
    And don't forget to check on dress requirements...
    Good luck, and have some fun, too.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9b3ZZyw...
    Best answer: Maybe half of what the cheapest pro could get, per local rates, if you're pretty good.
    Whose piano - yours or theirs? One set, or hours-long? My WAG would be $50-200.
    And don't forget to check on dress requirements...
    Good luck, and have some fun, too.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9b3ZZyw...
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What is this musical instrument?

    Best answer: Sounds like bass voices holding a pedal point, doubled by bass strings.
    Best answer: Sounds like bass voices holding a pedal point, doubled by bass strings.
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What is this musical instrument called?

    Best answer: That is a portable harmonium, sometimes called a hand-pumped organ :-)
    Best answer: That is a portable harmonium, sometimes called a hand-pumped organ :-)
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Guitar pick fell in between piano key strings?

    Nothing much to explain here, while the top of my upright piano was open, a guitar pick dropped in the piano strings of the middle C key. Now the key sounds like a weirdly out of tune chord but I know the key is in tune. What do I do?
    Nothing much to explain here, while the top of my upright piano was open, a guitar pick dropped in the piano strings of the middle C key. Now the key sounds like a weirdly out of tune chord but I know the key is in tune. What do I do?
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Where are trumpets made?

    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Eminem vs Mozart. Who is the greater genius in music?

    I’m asking because I was speaking to my friend and he boldly said eminem in his opinion is the greatest rapper lyrically and right up their with mozart in terms of genius. He said I know mozart was a genius in music and eminem is a lyrical genius but both are on the same pedestal when it comes to genius overall.... show more
    I’m asking because I was speaking to my friend and he boldly said eminem in his opinion is the greatest rapper lyrically and right up their with mozart in terms of genius. He said I know mozart was a genius in music and eminem is a lyrical genius but both are on the same pedestal when it comes to genius overall. Agree or disagree and why? I personally disagree
    11 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is Joe Root the batsman getting affected by Joe Root,the Captain?

    Best answer: Would help if Broad and Anderson backed up his captaincy
    Best answer: Would help if Broad and Anderson backed up his captaincy
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Do you like classical music ?

    Best answer: Yes, very much especially the early romantic and baroque periods.
    Best answer: Yes, very much especially the early romantic and baroque periods.
    10 answers · 1 month ago