Piano music isn’t all Beethoven and Brahms. With the versatility of the piano, you can take almost any piece of music and turn it into a wonderful composure made for the piano. When most people think of piano practice they have visions of never-ending repetitions of Chopsticks and Heart and Soul. You can obviously practice with these pieces, but they’re not your only options.
It is amazing to see, and more importantly hear, the difference between the original versions of these songs and the new piano covers.
1. Metallica, “Nothing Else Matters”
2. Pearl Jam, “Black”
3. Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
4. Blink-182 “What’s My Age Again?”
5. AC/DC, “You Shook Me All Night Long”
6. Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Freebird”
7. Alice in Chains, “Man in the Box”
8. Jimi Hendrix/Bob Dylan, “All Along The Watchtower”
9. Led Zeppelin, “Stairway To Heaven”
10. System Of Down, “Toxicity”
The artist playing “Toxicity” is an accomplished pianist so this is not the way a beginner would play this piece. That being said, this is an excellent example of what you can do with a piano and practice.
After seeing these videos and hearing these songs played entirely on the piano, it is evident that piano music can be as complex or as simple as you’d like it to be. Part of the fun of playing piano is the creativity you can bring. You can play what you like and create the sound you want. The piano is a versatile instrument for all learning levels and all music tastes!