Scenes from an Italian Restaurant description
"Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" is a song from Billy Joel's 1977 album The Stranger. Although never released as a single, it has become one of Joel's most celebrated compositions among fans, appearing on most of his compilation albums. In an interview, Joel cites the second side of The Beatles album Abbey Road as one of its primary musical influences. The song is effectively a medley of three distinct pieces fused into one: "Italian Restaurant" begins as a gentle, melodic piano ballad, depicting a scene of two old classmates reuniting in an Italian restaurant; this segues into a triumphant and uptempo jazz-influenced section featuring a clarinet and saxophone solo, followed by a rock and roll finale (which Joel calls "The Ball... Show Scenes from an Italian Restaurant piano sheet
Billy Joel description
William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man," in 1973, Joel has become the sixth-best-selling recording artist and the fourth-best-selling solo artist in the United States, according to the RIAA. He also has the third-best-selling album in the United States with his Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2. Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner, a 23-time Grammy nominee and has sold over 150 million records worldwide. He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006). In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Art... More piano sheets by Billy Joel
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Hear and Play: The Gift of Playing the Piano by Ear
Have you ever heard a really nice song that got you so captivated that you just wish you can play it in the piano right away? Playing the piano by ear appears to be a gift, a talent of hearing music once or twice, and then once you have your hands on the keys, the magic begins. As easy as it may sound, hearing the music and playing it at once is...Continue reading Hear and Play: The Gift of Playing the Piano by Ear