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My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
« 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 - over 1,500 views!

White Houses - over 4,000 views!

Who's to Say - over 7,000 views!

Annie - over 2,000 views!

Private Radio - over 1,000 views!

Hands on Me - over 3,000 views!

My Best - probably my favorite; I added guitar, violin, and drums to this one. It's heavily inspired by this live performance.

The One

Heroes and Thieves - over 3,500 views! And watch someone's cover using my instrumental here.

This Time

Fools Like Me - over 1,000 views!

More Than This - over 1,000 views!

Carousel

London - over 1,000 views!

Fairweather Friend - over 1,000 views!

Hear the Bells

Dear California

Tall Tales for Spring

(David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six - 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

Operator - over 1,000 views!

Willows - over 1,000 views!

Blue Pool - over 1,500 views!

River New!

Matter of Time New!
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Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 09:36:32 am »
Just added a new instrumental - The One - which I recorded this afternoon!
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Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #2 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
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« Reply #3 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!

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« Reply #4 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!
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« Reply #5 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
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« Reply #6 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
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« Reply #7 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
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2015, 04:27:35 am »
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Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #9 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!

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« Reply #10 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.
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2016, 11:08:19 am »
New instrumental: Willows!
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Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2016, 08:37:46 pm »
Ahh! You're amazing!

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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2016, 10:03:12 am »
New instrumental: Blue Pool!
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Re: My Vanessa Carlton Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #14 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