Fun songs to play in practice?

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  1. Vstern

    Vstern New Friend

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    I practice for one hour daily. Warm up; scale exercises and several reps of a range exercise. If I knew fun stuff to play (that doesn't take too long to figure the notes out), I would play more. I try playing sax parts to some songs I know, but that the technical skills necessary takes out the fun. I don't want to play songs to video games and tv shows and whatnot; I don't feel that's very practical.
     
  2. D.C. Al fine

    D.C. Al fine Banned

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    How about movie themes?

    Since its that time, the Olympic music?
     
  3. Recursion

    Recursion Mezzo Piano User

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    Star Wars is fun to play!
     
  4. D.C. Al fine

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    Nah, Indianan Jones is where it is at.
     
  5. TerryR

    TerryR Pianissimo User

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    "Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty"?
     
  6. LiquidSean

    LiquidSean Pianissimo User

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    Get a Bb Real Book off Amazon or your local music store. Hundreds of Jazz tunes and Ballads. Plus you can learn to improvise!
     
  7. Recursion

    Recursion Mezzo Piano User

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    Ah hah...that's fun too. :-) So is Baa Baa Black Sheep! That's my daughter's fav...LoL
     
  8. D.C. Al fine

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    It is, the Mario theme is a favorite in my house.
     
  9. trumpetup

    trumpetup Piano User

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    Fun songs are the kind of songs you like. I have a book that has 100 hits from the 60's and 70's. It's fun for me. I got it at Half Price Books for around $3.00.
    Good Luck,
    Bobby
     
  10. DaTrump

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    I just turn on my iPod and play along with songs I know, usually I can figure it out in one or two listens. I also can play the themes to many of the songs from video games!
     

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