|Name of the song||Artist||Link suggested by|
McConnell Carolyn C.
Piano sheets artist Jacques Brel
Jacques Brel was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following in France initially, and later throughout the world. He was widely considered a master of the modern chanson. Although he recorded most of his songs in French, he became a major influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers such as David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Marc Almond and Rod McKuen. English translations of his songs were recorded by many top performers in the United States, including Ray Charles, Judy Collins, John Denver, the Kingston Trio, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Scott Walker, and Andy Williams. In French-speaking countries, Brel was also a successful actor, appearing in ten films. He also directed two films, one of which, Le Far West, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. Jacques Brel has sold over 25 million records worldwide, and is the third best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time.
English versions of Jacques Brel songs have been recorded by a wide variety of artists. Rod McKuen was one of the first American artists to discover and translate Brel's songs. Canadian Terry Jacks' version of "Seasons in the Sun" became a global pop hit in 1974, topping the charts internationally. The Seasons in the Sun has seen its own renditions recorded by artists ranging from the Beach Boys to Nirvana. McKuen and Brel formed a close friendship. McKuen later wrote, "When news of Jacques' death came, I stayed locked in my bedroom and drank for a week."
Top viewed piano sheets!
Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Justin Bieber - Beauty and a Beat
Les Miserables - On My Own
Macklemore - Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)
The Beatles - Let It Be
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Henry Mancini - The Pink Panther Theme Song
Emeli Sande - Read All About It (Part III)
Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful
James Bond 007 - James Bond Theme Song
Alladin - A Whole New World
Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire
Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
Rihanna - Stay
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Les Miserables - Castle on a Cloud
Learning How to Play Piano. 5 Tips for Beginners So you decided to learn to play piano for your own pleasure. If you really want to make playing the piano a truly rewarding experience, you have to get past the recreational pursuit and gain true piano mastery and artistry. Do not treat your piano learning experience casually even if you have a lot of fun learning how to play piano. You should treat the piano learning experiance with a great passion, attitude, determination, perseverance and discipline. Going by the five tips below will make you learn piano the right way, thus enhancing the joy and satisfaction of doing so. Also, bear in mind that some quality free sheet music for piano will make the difference. 1. Passion. When you are doing something you love you will do it better and ta...Continue reading Learning How to Play Piano. 5 Tips for Beginners