"The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry."
"The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry."
The piano is probably the most beautiful instrument in the world. Through the years I have listened to many great songs that have brought me some of my greatest moments of inspiration and happiness. I thought it would only be right to share some of these songs with you. Hopefully you too will find some gems you have never heard before :)
Keep in mind these are mostly piano / new age songs. I wanted to avoid classical piano in this list because that would be its own entire list. This kind of music is different than classical music. This also has a few piano songs from movies, but I wanted to try to avoid film music as much as possible as well since that is also its own category of music. Enjoy!
Great, enjoyable melody.
This is a great song. I love the part at 2:20 the most.
A beautiful atmospheric new age melody that takes you away on clouds.
This one is almost pure film score, but it has enough piano to make this list.
My favorite song from Jim Brickman. He has a lot of other great songs as well.
Oh yes :)
Nice melody, enjoyable tune :)
I like the pace of this song. It has an interesting speed to it.
Really great song that is almost playful to me.
This is a very atmospheric new age piece that is sure to bring you happiness.
Philip Glass has always produced some of the most minimal and melodic songs. I would call his music trance piano. He finds a great melody and then keeps repeating it and building on it. I love the way he writes music and I love how all his music has a unique sound to it.
Braveheart? Sure, why not? This is a great piano piece with a great melody.
Heck yes James Horner is on this list. I've always thought this melody was a bit under-rated for James Horner. What a beautiful melody he created for this movie. RIP Horner!
When you think of solo piano you probably wouldn't think of this song, but it really is a gem. This melody is touching and delicate. Turn up your speakers and drift away to this one :)
I came across Dennis Kuo a few years back when I was looking for some good music to study to. And some good music I found. His music is absolutely beautiful and I'm sure he will have a great musical life. This song is amazing.
I'm sure most people who follow solo piano artists are familiar with this song. This is just a classic that will take you into another world.
James Onohan is super under-rated. I came across this song on a relaxing piano mix. I don't think he is a very well known artist but this song shows the true gift this artist has. If you enjoy this be sure to check out his other songs. They are all so good!
What an amazing song this is. I love how it starts out slow and inches along and then around 1:10 starts to really pick up and just get magical. Beautiful.
Tim Janis has a ton of great songs and this is my favorite. The flute with the piano is just an amazing mix and you can really feel this one. So magical.
I discovered this song while researching how to write trance music. I came across this guy's videos and eventually checked out his music. He is mostly a trance musician but after you listen to this song I'm sure you will agree he is actually an extremely gifted song writer who writes beautiful melodies.
I'm not really sure if this song goes to a movie or what, but ever since I first heard it I've been left in awe. This is another amazing song.
You knew this song was going to be on here and here it is. Just turn up the speakers, sit back and listen to it unfold yet again.
I'm not sure how well known Brian Crain is, but this song shows that he is one of the best in the world. This song has such a beautiful melody with great flow and emotion. Please join me as I drift away to this gem yet again.
Kelly Andrew is really, really under-rated. He writes a wide range of music and when it comes to piano this is my favorite piece of his. The chorus to this song is just amazing and builds on top of itself. So much emotion flows through this.
This song is from the movie Spirited Away and it is absolutely amazing. Joe Hisaishi put together such a unique sounding and beautiful piece here. I love the part at 1:32... it's just brilliant. So simple and so powerful.
This is the only other video game song on the list and it is most certainly deserving. Nobuo Uematsu brings so much emotion and passion with his music. Enjoy this one.
I don't know what it is about this song, but the way the notes are put together makes it one of the most beautiful melodies in the world. I've listened to this song for years and every time I listen to it it just hits me hard. The part at 0:18 pulls down a moment from heaven and let's you experience it right now. One of the best melodies ever created!
This is one of the best piano songs I have ever hard. Back in the day a friend of mine burned this on a CD for me and I used to listen to it over and over again. He didn't know who it was and I never knew who it was until one day I came across it on Pandora and went crazy. I love how David Lanz explains this song as like a music box that slowly builds on top of itself and gains momentum. That is exactly the vibe I get from this song and it is beautiful.
And of course, the #1 spot belongs to Paul Spaeth. He wrote this song when he was like 14 and I have been listening to it ever since. I even got the sheet music for this song and learned it on piano because it is just that good. This song has one of the best melodies I have ever heard and I love the way the piano and violin play off each other. And of course the chorus that kicks in at 1:00 is just strong and perfect. It really is hard to top this when it comes to solo piano. This guy is a musical genius and truly gifted. Well done Paul Spaeth and thank you for a life changing piece!
So that's my list. What do you think? What did I miss? Please share below :)Filed under: Music, Lists, Solo Piano, New Age