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Thread started 06/12/17 5:02pm

tmcjb

Purple Rain (Movie Piano Version) - Sheet Music

Hey all! A couple months ago I made a (short) sheet of the piano version of Purple Rain that Prince plays in the movie. Figure someone would have a use for it, so enjoy!

Here's the clip as a refresher: https://youtu.be/miGT8rd44G0?t=39s

It doesn't end properly in the film, so I just added a final bar to round it out.

http://i.imgur.com/TuhchWT.png

[Edited 6/12/17 17:03pm]

"Like the drummer said, you got to die."
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Reply #1 posted 06/12/17 5:03pm

PeteSilas

tmcjb said:

Hey all! A couple months ago I made a (short) sheet of the piano version of Purple Rain that Prince plays in the movie. Figure someone would have a use for it, so enjoy! It doesn't end properly in the film, so I just added a final bar to round it out.

http://i.imgur.com/TuhchWT.png

how accurate is it? i did a version and posted it here. I got as close as i possibly could.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3ZU0zjlc7o

[Edited 6/12/17 17:05pm]

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Reply #2 posted 06/12/17 5:07pm

tmcjb

PeteSilas said:

tmcjb said:

Hey all! A couple months ago I made a (short) sheet of the piano version of Purple Rain that Prince plays in the movie. Figure someone would have a use for it, so enjoy! It doesn't end properly in the film, so I just added a final bar to round it out.

http://i.imgur.com/TuhchWT.png

how accurate is it? i did a version and posted it here. I got as close as i possibly could.

Oh I didn't know someone already did one! I tried to get close as well. I was just going through my files and decided to post it. I should've proofed it again before I posted it, but oh well. I also started Arborteum a long time ago but never finished it.

[Edited 6/12/17 17:10pm]

"Like the drummer said, you got to die."
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Reply #3 posted 06/12/17 5:13pm

PeteSilas

tmcjb said:

PeteSilas said:

how accurate is it? i did a version and posted it here. I got as close as i possibly could.

Oh I didn't know someone already did one! I tried to get close as well. I was just going through my files and decided to post it. I should've proofed it again before I posted it, but oh well. I also started Arborteum a long time ago but never finished it.

[Edited 6/12/17 17:10pm]

your version is different, i saw you had block chords, i just used octaves in the left hand. i never wrote it down, i suck at transcription.

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Reply #4 posted 06/12/17 5:18pm

tmcjb

PeteSilas said:

tmcjb said:

Oh I didn't know someone already did one! I tried to get close as well. I was just going through my files and decided to post it. I should've proofed it again before I posted it, but oh well. I also started Arborteum a long time ago but never finished it.

[Edited 6/12/17 17:10pm]

your version is different, i saw you had block chords, i just used octaves in the left hand. i never wrote it down, i suck at transcription.

Funny thing is (I think) it looks like he's playing octaves in the movie but I hear block chords. Probably just how he's miming it. (I also think it's funny that the piano sounds like an upright during Father's Song and like a grand during Purple Rain lol )

"Like the drummer said, you got to die."
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Reply #5 posted 06/12/17 5:56pm

PRNelson

Thank you for this. It is such a beautiful rendition of the song. Never heard him play alone on the piano as beautiful as it sounds here. Those beautiful trills.

The scene is my favourite in the movie. He awakens after the pain and anguish of the night before and realises he is at a cross-roads in his life. Then that gorgeous synth chord begins to slowly swell as he walks down the hall to the piano (and he looks so beautiful). We hear the demo tape play.. rewind.. play... then the camera reaches him just as he begins to learn the arrangement.

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Reply #6 posted 06/12/17 6:25pm

PeteSilas

tmcjb said:

PeteSilas said:

your version is different, i saw you had block chords, i just used octaves in the left hand. i never wrote it down, i suck at transcription.

Funny thing is (I think) it looks like he's playing octaves in the movie but I hear block chords. Probably just how he's miming it. (I also think it's funny that the piano sounds like an upright during Father's Song and like a grand during Purple Rain lol )

i think you're right, his hands did not match the piano when i was trying to read it, however most people wouldn't notice.

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Reply #7 posted 06/14/17 1:43pm

RodeoSchro

PeteSilas said:

tmcjb said:

Oh I didn't know someone already did one! I tried to get close as well. I was just going through my files and decided to post it. I should've proofed it again before I posted it, but oh well. I also started Arborteum a long time ago but never finished it.

[Edited 6/12/17 17:10pm]

your version is different, i saw you had block chords, i just used octaves in the left hand. i never wrote it down, i suck at transcription.




This thread is just begging for a "No, I don't have them written down. I don't have to" reference, LOL.

Nice job to both of y'all, though!

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Reply #8 posted 06/14/17 5:32pm

PeteSilas

RodeoSchro said:

PeteSilas said:

your version is different, i saw you had block chords, i just used octaves in the left hand. i never wrote it down, i suck at transcription.




This thread is just begging for a "No, I don't have them written down. I don't have to" reference, LOL.

Nice job to both of y'all, though!

thanks but i'm just not that good at writing, i never do it. I can read ok so that's a plus.

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