Licks and Riffs: Michael Nyman - The Heart Asks Pleasure First (from the Piano)
 

Licks & Riffs : Michael Nyman - The Heart Asks Pleasure First (from the Piano)

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Michael Nyman: The Piano - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
Michael Nyman: The Piano (Original Compositions for Solo Piano from the Award-Winning Film by Jane Campion) Composed by Michael Nyman. Collection for solo piano. From the motion picture "The Piano". 32 pages. Published by Chester Music. ISBN 0711933227. (MS.CH60871)
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One of the most evocative film scores of recent years, Michael Nyman's sound track to The Piano has been very popular with pianists despite its difficulty.

Michael Nyman's style of composing is known as minimlism, as one of the main features of that style is the use of fast additive rhythms that overlap with each other. In the example below you can see this in action - the top hand stresses every third quaver, where the left hand stresses quavers 1 and 4:

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By using this kind of rhythmic pattern we can easily build up our own riff 'in-the-style-of' The Piano. The example below is based on the above pattern, in bar 2 the left hand moves down to arpeggios on G major and then F major. The right hand however stays the same, with just the accented notes changing in time with the left hand.

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A later section of the piece uses this lovely arpeggio on the chord of Am9:

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Sheet Music to buy by Michael Nyman



The Piano "(Original Compositions for Solo Piano from the Award-Winning Film by Jane Campion). By Michael Nyman. For solo piano. Music Sales America. Movies and 20th Century. SMP Level 9 (Advanced). Collection. Standard notation, fingerings, black & white photos an

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The Heart Asks Pleasure First: The Promise / The Sacrifice By Michael Nyman and The Piano (Movie). For piano. Film/TV. Piano. 11 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music

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Revisiting The Piano (Piano Solo). By Michael Nyman. For solo piano. Music Sales America. Movies and 20th Century. SMP Level 9 (Advanced). Collection. Fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 24 pages. Music Sales #CH61411. Published by Music Sa

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The Promise "(Piano Solo). By Michael Nyman. For Piano Solo. Music Sales America. 20th Century, Film and TV. Softcover. 8 pages. Chester Music #CH68002. Published by Chester Music"

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Michael Nyman - Film Music for Solo Piano "By Michael Nyman. For Piano Solo. Music Sales America. 20th Century, Film and TV. 48 pages. Chester Music #CH61400. Published by Chester Music"

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The Heart Asks Pleasure First: The Promise / The Sacrifice "By Michael Nyman and The Piano (Movie). For piano, voice, and guitar (chords only). Film/TV. Piano/Vocal/Guitar. 2 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music"

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Songs for Tony (Saxophone Quartet). By Michael Nyman. For Saxophone Quartet (Score & Parts). Music Sales America. 20th Century. 40 pages. Chester Music #CH60919. Published by Chester Music

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Michael Nyman: Wonderland (Solo Piano) "By Michael Nyman. For Piano Solo. Music Sales America. 20th Century, Film and TV. 24 pages. Music Sales #CH61744. Published by Music Sales"

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Flugelhorn and Piano "By Michael Nyman. For Flugelhorn, Piano. Music Sales America. 20th Century. Book only. 20 pages. Chester Music #CH61001. Published by Chester Music"

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Rochester's Farewell from The LibertineŚ_ By Michael Nyman. Music Sales America. 6 pages. Chester Music #CH74360. Published by Chester Music

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Diary Of Love (from The End Of The Affair) By Michael Nyman. For piano. Film/TV. 2 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music

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Songs and Arias for Soprano and Piano By Michael Nyman. For soprano and piano accompaniment. Music Sales America. 116 pages. Music Sales #CH66693. Published by Music Sales

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Michael Nyman: Concerto For Amplified Harpsichord And Strings "By Michael Nyman. For Harpsichord, String Orchestra. Music Sales America. 20th Century. 72 pages. Music Sales #CH61361. Published by Music Sales"

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