#1
Ok, I'm in a two-man band...there's me on guitar and my friend on piano/keyboard.
I'm trying to figure out some cool covers that we could do...something different...there's the Beatles, obviously, but, I mean come on, EVERYONE covers the Beatles...and I don't wanna be like everyone else...
So, any ideas? Perhaps some jazzish/rock type stuff akin to the Strokes or Coldplay?
(please don't suggest any metal or punk, that's just not helping...)

Thanks a bunch, y'all...
#6
Dang! Why didn't I think of Jack Johnson *slaps self*...yeah, that would be cool...
As far as Coldplay, we haven't got a drummer, so not I'm sure we'd be able to pull off some of their more well-known songs...maybe Yellow or Speed of Sound(maybe, but I don't know) or something, but there are some things where if you can't do it right, you just shouldn't do it...

Thanks for the help...
#7
Muse! Many Muse songs would sound absolutely fantastic with guitar and piano.
#8
skynyrd.. you might need more ppl to do it, but the piano stuff is craaaazy
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Straylight Run.
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#11
No Quarter by Zeppelin has some amazing Keyboard and Guitar parts in it.
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I'm a big Zepp fan, but I haven't heard that one...(ok ok I know...I'm evil...)...I guess I just haven't gotten around to buying that album yet...

What kind of keyboard stuff is in there? A Zepp cover would really kick butt...

And what's Straylight Run?...pardon my ignorance...
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I'm a big Zepp fan, but I haven't heard that one...(ok ok I know...I'm evil...)...I guess I just haven't gotten around to buying that album yet...

What kind of keyboard stuff is in there? A Zepp cover would really kick butt...


It's off of Houses of the Holy. It has a keyboard intro, then the fuzz overloaded guitar kicks in, while the keyboard is still going at it. Then after the vocals, there is a keyboard solo, and two guitar solos.
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that would come out so weak
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ok sounds cool...
The only thing is, I seriously doubt a Zepp cover would work without the bass and drums...but thanks for the suggestion...rock on...


Actually, there is no bass in No Quarter in the live version. JPJ plays the keyboard in that song instead of bass.
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^...ah...excellent point...but I still don't think a Zepp cover could work without drums...IDK, do y'all think we could just ditch the drums?...it just doesn't seem right to me...

It would work if played on acoustic.

How about some Bohemian Rhapsody?
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How about some Bohemian Rhapsody?
Kind of generic...but sure
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an excellent idea(the no quarter thing)
If we did bohemian Rhapsody it would be so incredibly pathetic...it'd be funny though...lol...


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#29
yes, coldplay would be great (i love coldplay). but, i really think you would need a drummer to do coldplay, cuz they have a lot of "powerful bridges" where they all sorta come in heavy to give an emotional feeling. but still, try the scientist, clocks, talk, or speed of sound.
#30
The lack of drums can be somewhat made up for by use of dynamics and accentuating the downbeat using the pianist's left hand.
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#32
Coldplay:
Amsterdam (I love this song)
Trouble
Scientist
(clocks probably wouldn't work)
What If

The Shadowlands by Ryan Adams (this one is brilliant at the end, but it might take more instruments to really shine)

Waltz #2 by Elliott Smith


Look into David Gray... a couple good songs by him off the albums White Ladder and Life In Slow Motion (aim me, i liek brian, and I can send you some if you delete them right after, LEGALLY!)

Karma Police would be a good song, and so would Pyramid.

Also, check out Sufjan Stevens' album Come On Feel The Illinoise, that's loaded with cool stuff (and it's also got a lot of really mellow acoustic tunes that would sound great with a piano)

And if you're up for singing it, try THIS song:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=lVGlzECWe7c

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KrZkaj37kA0

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#33
You could prolly arrange Wish You Were Here for a guitar and piano
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#35
I would HIGHLY suggest something from "An Evening With John petrucci and Jordan Rudess", or something from "Liquid Tension Experiment"

very l;ovely song with good keybaord melodys on LTE but only a few of the songs (Maybe 2 or 3) from both albums by them have just Keyboard and Guitar.
#36
IDK if its really ur style but Journey has alot of good guitar/piano songs
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#37
Join Me (In Death) by HIM is a good song for piano/guitar. The guitar is fairly easy too so the guitarist can sing. Its also an excellent song!
#39
IDK if its really ur style but Journey has alot of good guitar/piano songs


Agreed. Journey - Don't Stop Believin' would be really good for a guitar/paino duo. Make sure the singing is good though, that song is all about the voice.