These are some recordings I made of myself playing a few of my favorite songs. I've been playing piano on and off for nine years, but I only have one year of lessons under my belt. Don't expect to be too impressed -- I'm no Mozart!
All songs were played on my Yamaha keyboard and recorded using my home computer.
*Note: You may have to turn up your volume to hear the songs.
- Minuet in G by Johann Sebastian Bach. The first song I ever learned how to play. It's a simple waltz with a pretty melody that travels up and down the G scale. Good first classic for beginners to learn.
- Für Elise by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Another easy classic that every pianist should know. Even non-musicians would recognize this tune, at least by even a cell-phone ringtone.
- Solfegietto, also by Bach. Probably the hardest piece I've ever learned. I played this when I competed in my high school's pageant when I was 16. Let's just say it sounded a lot cleaner four years ago.
- American Pie, words and music by Don McLean. Don't worry, I only played one out of the four long verses.
- Christmas Time Is Here, from the movie A Charlie Brown Christmas. Most if not all of the Charlie Brown music was arranged by Vince Guaraldi, including the popular theme song "Linus and Lucy."
- Let It Be, the major 1970s Beatles hit, and one of my mom's favorites.