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Title: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on November 23, 2013, 10:26:26 am
Hi, everyone! So I've been playing piano for about 18 years, and part of what I love about Vanessa Carlton is that her piano melodies are so beautiful yet easy to learn. So lately I've been recording a bunch of instrumentals of some of her songs. I'll link to them below in case anyone wants to listen! And if you have a request, let me know and I'll give it a try!

Ordinary Day (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Of9KEUclus) - over 1,500 views!

White Houses (http://youtu.be/vpQ12mDP0AE) - over 4,000 views!

Who's to Say (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpY124uu3dE) - over 7,500 views!

Annie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwmcFOvjjCA) - over 2,000 views!

Private Radio (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbsIojeVHhE) - over 1,000 views!

Hands on Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U-Kb3YbuNs) - over 3,000 views!

My Best (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fM88TwQ2LM) - probably my favorite; I added guitar, violin, and drums to this one. It's heavily inspired by this live performance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVhBx1O2SLY).

The One (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZB-QYZycaM)

Heroes and Thieves (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4r8PF-l9sA) - over 4,000 views! And watch someone's cover using my instrumental here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07TV-GEfODo).

This Time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxA_5Qxi0cw)

Fools Like Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMKRBYKto_0) - over 1,000 views!

More Than This (http://youtu.be/7o5dfeVTybs) - over 1,000 views!

Carousel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85ED6uQnH1Q)

London (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YTcW5bOuKw) - over 1,000 views!

Fairweather Friend (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mBfNmDK8-0) - over 1,000 views!

Hear the Bells (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q19BbN9CfBQ)

Dear California (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNw8V4zuK4o)

Tall Tales for Spring (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbZpBLWKypo)

(David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C-QzdVRdTs) - okay I know it's not a Vanessa song  :P but it's closer to her cover than it is to the original!

Nothing Where Something Used to Be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMZX-OAN378) - over 1,000 views!

Operator (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTvX-94VQtw) - over 1,000 views!

Willows (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKjcU0eiX6s) - over 1,500 views!

Blue Pool (https://youtu.be/umytSZXLvN0) - over 1,500 views!

River (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZhLRbwF7PQ)

Matter of Time (https://youtu.be/6MycRWmKWKo)

Unlock the Lock (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyZoyQzTRqU) New!
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on August 24, 2014, 09:36:32 am
Just added a new instrumental - The One (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZB-QYZycaM) - which I recorded this afternoon!
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on August 29, 2014, 12:15:42 pm
Finally got around to recording "More Than This," one of my very favorite of Vanessa's songs. You can listen here: http://youtu.be/7o5dfeVTybs
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: AG. on August 31, 2014, 05:54:40 am
Hey :)

I'd just like to say that I think your covers are absolutely wonderful, they really capture the strong piano lines, and I love the little accents you add into them. My personal favourite of yours is Dear California, it's one of the cleanest and brightest covers I've heard of the song.

If I could ask a favour, I'd be so grateful if you could tell me those notes of the right hand at the very end of the song, where she sings 'Won't you love me as I leave, California...'

I love My Best, I tried a cover with some string arrangements on Who's to Say, so I know that it's so hard to put all the different pieces together, but your cover is simply spectacular :) Great work!
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on August 31, 2014, 02:19:26 pm
Hey :)

I'd just like to say that I think your covers are absolutely wonderful, they really capture the strong piano lines, and I love the little accents you add into them. My personal favourite of yours is Dear California, it's one of the cleanest and brightest covers I've heard of the song.

If I could ask a favour, I'd be so grateful if you could tell me those notes of the right hand at the very end of the song, where she sings 'Won't you love me as I leave, California...'

I love My Best, I tried a cover with some string arrangements on Who's to Say, so I know that it's so hard to put all the different pieces together, but your cover is simply spectacular :) Great work!

Thank you so much! I really appreciate that you took the time to listen to some of my covers.

Regarding Dear California: Those notes are E B G# B, E B G# B, E B E B E B E B (and repeat)

Hope that helps!
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on September 04, 2014, 02:23:43 pm
New song added to the list! Listen to my piano instrumental for "This Time" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxA_5Qxi0cw
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on September 12, 2014, 04:35:32 am
New instrumental! Listen to "Ordinary Day" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Of9KEUclus

I'm also updating the OP so the songs are in chronological order  :P
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on October 17, 2015, 09:50:24 am
New instrumental! Listen to "Nothing Where Something Used to Be" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMZX-OAN378
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on October 25, 2015, 04:27:35 am
Just uploaded "Operator!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTvX-94VQtw
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: AG. on October 26, 2015, 08:22:43 am
All of your work is so fantastic! I love listening to them :) Keep up the excellent work!
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on October 27, 2015, 02:16:00 am
All of your work is so fantastic! I love listening to them :) Keep up the excellent work!

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoy them.
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on May 08, 2016, 11:08:19 am
New instrumental: Willows (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKjcU0eiX6s)!
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: coldyoungheart on May 08, 2016, 08:37:46 pm
Ahh! You're amazing!
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on May 29, 2016, 10:03:12 am
New instrumental: Blue Pool! (https://youtu.be/umytSZXLvN0)
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: AG. on May 30, 2016, 12:59:19 am
Those are gorgeous! I presumed you figure those out by ear but any chance you could put up some sheets for blue pool/even just write out the letters if that's easier? I'm dying to learn it
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: coldyoungheart on June 04, 2016, 02:16:34 pm
New instrumental: Blue Pool! (https://youtu.be/umytSZXLvN0)

Beautiful!!!!

By the way, do you think you'll ever do an instrumental of Hear The Bells?
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on July 07, 2016, 05:11:16 pm
New instrumental: Blue Pool! (https://youtu.be/umytSZXLvN0)

Beautiful!!!!

By the way, do you think you'll ever do an instrumental of Hear The Bells?

Just saw this! (I guess I don't come on here as much as I used to haha.) Maybe I'll do one! I have the "Rabbits on the Run" sheet music, so maybe I'll work on that soon :)
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on August 13, 2016, 10:37:11 am
New instrumental just posted! Hear the Bells (https://youtu.be/q19BbN9CfBQ)
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: coldyoungheart on August 13, 2016, 02:43:56 pm
New instrumental just posted! Hear the Bells (https://youtu.be/q19BbN9CfBQ)

Ahhhhh!!! Fantastic. It's beautiful!!!!! Thank you so much!
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on November 20, 2016, 10:29:30 am
Just posted a new instrumental! River (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SwPRDiND1w)!
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: coldyoungheart on November 20, 2016, 09:55:58 pm
Beautiful as always, Alex!!!
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on January 15, 2017, 11:23:45 am
Just uploaded a new one - Matter of Time! https://youtu.be/6MycRWmKWKo
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: coldyoungheart on January 18, 2017, 11:09:57 pm
Wow! A Matter of Time is gorgeous on the piano! I love it.
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: AG. on January 22, 2017, 02:36:27 pm
That sounds fantastic - can I ask the chords for the chords?
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: Alex0821 on June 23, 2018, 03:25:24 pm
Finally got around to learning and recording Unlock the Lock (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyZoyQzTRqU) - enjoy!

(Sorry, I don't have sheet music - I had to learn it by ear.)
Title: Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
Post by: coldyoungheart on June 25, 2018, 07:07:02 am
Finally got around to learning and recording Unlock the Lock (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyZoyQzTRqU) - enjoy!

(Sorry, I don't have sheet music - I had to learn it by ear.)

This is one of my favourites off of Liberman. Beautiful cover!!!!!