🎹 'World Piano Day' - 28th March



Here is a short CST activities page to help celebrate 'World Piano Day' on 28th March.



Begin with asking who enjoys listening to the piano?

Can anyone play the piano? Did anyone pass their grades?

Have members a favourite popular music piano led track?

How about a classical piano piece?


Ask members to compare and contrast classical and modern styles as they work through the questions and music clips.


You could also use the classical session as a music appreciation and relaxation session.





IDIOMS


Here are musical idioms for members to complete together. We find that this helps inspire confidence for the rest of the session.


Tickle the IVORIES

Aunt JOANNA (Cockney rhyming slang)

Play by EAR

The organ grinder's MONKEY

Struck the right NOTE

Like a broken RECORD

Face the MUSIC

Playing second FIDDLE

That rings a BELL

Music to your EARS

Going for a SONG

Strike a CHORD

Dance to someone else's TUNE

Sing for your SUPPER

As clean as a WHISTLE

As clear as a BELL

Ebony and IVORY

Brahms and LISZT (Cockney rhyming slang)





MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ


Identify the famous modern music pianist. First names are provided ...


Play the linked songs as members choose ...




ROUND 1. Modern Pianists


Name the pianist ...


1. Mrs *****


On 'Morecombe And Wise', 1971 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSf5uMB0eL0



2. Fats ******


'Blueberry Hill' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6H_sxI6jG8



3. L******* (He always had a candelabra on his piano!)


'Chopsticks' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jruN-ZTIdak



4. Ray *******


'Hit The Road Jack' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq80fW90laE



5. Les ******


'Parkinson' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMOrsWxh5mg



6. Richard **********


'Rainy Days And Mondays' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjFoQxjgbrs



7. Barry *******


'I Write The Songs' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHIdHIWfnl4



8. Richard **********


'Ballad Pour Adeline' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCCan3TFPoc



9. Benny ********


'Dancing Queen' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFrGuyw1V8s



10. Gary ******


'Back For Good' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COZTlXIpz2I



SONG BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_g7fPjVxvg


11. List some different types of piano, or keyboard instruments ...





ROUND 2. Classical Pianists


Name the pianist/composer ...

And listen to some of the most recognisable pieces of piano music ever written ...


12. Johann Sebastian ****


'Prelude In C Major', 1722 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frxT2qB1POQ



13. Wolfgang Amadeus ******


'Turkish March', 1783 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPsxyq3D8iQ



14. Ludwig Van ********


'Fur Elise', 1810 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mVW8tgGY_w



15. Frederic ******


'Minute Waltz', 1847 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJf1BlX-A4Q



16. Franz *****


'Lieberstraume (Love Dream)', 1850 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpOtuoHL45Y



17. Pyotr Ilich **********


'Piano Concerto Number 1', 1875 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWerj8FcprM



18. Eric *****


'Gymnopedie Number 1', 1888 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Xm7s9eGxU



19. Sergei ***********


'Piano Concerto Number 1', 1901 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-SZ_e5GWMc



20. Claude *******


'Clair de lune (Moonlight)', 1905 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yri2JNhyG4k



21. George *******


'Rhapsody In Blue', 1924 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFHdRkeEnpM




SONG BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT9Eh8wNMkw


22. List some different genres of piano music ...





ROUND 3. My Top 10 Piano TV & Movie Themes


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pThIeuKD6uM


23. Complete the catchphrase - "Let's be ...."



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGdpE8Dsr0U


24. In which US city was this TV sitcom set?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vksQlLF7JB8


25. Name the TV detective?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6aquEsK_JQ&t=3s


26. Name the TV vet?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt2qDpunWuE


26. Name the TV detective?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3xnUdt5Zm0


28. Name the TV family?



'Love Story', 1970 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2zhZ7bco_M


29. Name the two actors?



'Tootsie', 1982 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaSsii5UpT8


30. Name the actor?



'Forrest Gump', 1994 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IIBp1HQlWQ


31. Name the actor?



'Cider House Rules', 1999 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1ap33bE4UQ


32. Name the actors?



'The Entertainer', Scott Joplin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPmruHc4S9Q


33. Which 1973 movie about gambling featured this song?





ROUND 4. My Top Ten Most Recognisable Piano Based Hit Singles


Add yours ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr-j8xhqD80


34. Where do you call home?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjkP3Gwt_g4


35. Earlier in the quiz we heard another song with 'Clair' in the title. What was it?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rifby1tVE8


36. Which bird spoke 'like the first morning'?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAj8suae3WY


37. Nearest guess. How old was she when she wrote it?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcJbzuyp6VY


38. Which of her friends and lovers also had a hit with this song?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFZ1jmYtJjE


39. What is your lucky star sign?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0n-mYqB9WQ


40. What are their full names?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK1XlMsTgmM


41. Who did Elton write this song about?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYSbUOoq4Vg


42. Her nickname was 'The High Priestess Of ....' what?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVTt32YFbcs


43. Who played piano on this song?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LajppsE2_LY


44. Traditionally, where do Ebony and Ivory come from?







1. Mills


2. Domino


3. Liberace


4. Charles


5. Dawson


6. Carpenter


7. Manilow


8. Clayderman


9. Andersson


10. Barlow



11. Upright, Baby, Grand, Harpsichord, Organ, Wurlitzer, Hurdy Gurdy etc



12. Bach


13. Mozart


14. Beethoven


15. Chopin


16. Liszt


17. Tchaikovsky


18. Satie


19. Rachmaninov


20. Debussy


21. Gershwin



22. Classical, jazz, rhythm and blues, ragtime, gospel, popular etc



23. "Let's be careful OUT THERE!"


24. Boston


25. Angela Lansbury


26. James Herriot


27. John Barnaby


28. Crawley


29. Ryan O'Neal & Ali McGraw


30. Dustin Hoffman


31. Tom Hanks


32. Michael Caine & Toby McGuire



33. 'The Sting'



34 *


35. 'Clair de lune'


36. Blackbird


37. 13


38. James Taylor


39. *


40. Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel


41. Marilyn Monroe


42. Soul


43. Paul McCartney



44. Hard dense wood & Elephant tusk





I would love some feedback on this one guys.

Especially regarding how the classical music went down.


Diolch



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