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    Hey guys, I took piano lessons for 8 years as long as playing guitar. I am very good at sightreading and was thinking that I would get some songs together for playlist this Holiday season and play around at office parties. I am no classical talent at piano but I have a bunch of songbooks that range from intermediate to advanced. I have a few questions for those of you who have played before around the holiday season.

    How many songs should I have in a setlist?

    What do people want to hear more: Classical/advanced piano music or just simple Christmas music with a basic vocal melody played on piano?

    How much should I charge or how much do you think I will get payed?

    Thanks!
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  • #2
    enough for 2 sets to last 1 hr - 1 1/2 hrs each. 15-20 pieces.

    they want to hear jazz style, unless it's a sitdown event then you can do classical.
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    • #3
      Good idea.

      People generally want 50s vocal jazz style (sinatra, nat king cole, etc). It's a party, make it swing. You can throw a few classical pieces in, but unless that is requested, don't make a whole set out of it.

      Unless it is some small store, charge at the high end of what you would ask for a gig. Corporate gigs are gold and I kid you not, some players I know earn more in the Christmas/New Year season from these sorts of functions, than in the rest of the year!
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      • #4
        But you should use lots of effects!

        http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Frosty.mp3

        http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Rudy.mp3


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        • #5
          In preparation for your paying gigs, you might want to consider doing some for free. People in nursing/retirement homes are really appreciative of anyone who will take the time to visit them and especially share some music.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MrMunky
            But you should use lots of effects!

            http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Frosty.mp3

            http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Rudy.mp3




            HAHAHAHA...That is FANTASTIC!!! Good feel.
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            Originally posted by Mr.Picklebottom
            im very supple and can fall asleep quickly.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MrMunky
              But you should use lots of effects!

              http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Frosty.mp3

              http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Rudy.mp3




              Good show, good show

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