"Piano music" is a broad term used to describe any music that is written for the piano, which is a musical instrument that produces sound by striking strings with hammers. The piano is a versatile instrument that can be played in a wide variety of musical styles, from classical to jazz, pop, and contemporary music.

Classical piano music, also known as "art music," is a genre that encompasses a wide range of musical styles and composers from the Baroque period to the present day. It is characterized by its complex harmonies, counterpoint, and formal structures. The works of composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Frédéric Chopin are considered some of the most important and influential examples of piano music in the classical tradition.

Jazz piano music is a style of music that combines elements of African American gospel, blues, and ragtime with European harmony and form. It's characterized by its syncopated rhythms, improvisation and its use of chords, scales and melodies. The works of jazz pianists such as Duke Ellington, Art Tatum and Thelonious Monk are considered some of the most important examples of jazz piano music.

Pop piano music refers to the piano-based songs that are popular among a wide audience and can be heard on the radio, television and other media. It's characterized by its catchy melodies, simple harmonies and easy-to-follow structure. The works of pop pianists such as Elton John, Billy Joel, and Adele are considered some of the most popular examples of pop piano music.

Piano music is also used in film, television and video games, where it's often used to create emotional and dramatic effect, it's also used in lounge, relax, and easy listening music, where it's used to create a peaceful and calming atmosphere.

Free Piano music

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bubbly ragtime piano with an occasional tuba.
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Slow Waltz. English Waltz. Foxtrot. Slow Fox. The piano plays a mournful, waltzing melody, while strings enter gently. Halfway into the second minute, the tone is more hopeful, but then returns to the sadness of the introduction. Just before the third minute ends the hope returns, but melts again into...
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This piece is dramatic and very dynamic; in the beginning and towards the end the music is soft and tender, but it is punctuated by aggressive changes in volume and minor chords throughout. This piece could work well to depict grief, as the emotions and feelings are similarly mercurial. Composed...
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Super easy-going slow piano piece. Ends quiet and rich.<BR>This piece of music is <A HREF="http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=2027118">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
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Piano and a solo viola! Slower, optimistic and simple duet. Great as light background to cheerful content!
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Impromptu performed on a Steinway Model D tuned to Quarter Comma Meantone. In this piece the most out-of-tune notes give it a feel that is not often heard in contemporary piano music.<BR>
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Peppy piano piece that has a tinge of darkness, but is always happy! An uncompressed version of <A HREF="http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=1860941">this piece in nine different forms at 2 different tempos on 3 different pianos</A> is availble!
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Comically voiced and constructed. Slower (at 90BPM) but it still moves along.
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6/8 apreggiations with a thin high melody.
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Simple, calm, open piano impromptu.
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Extraordinarily depressing piano solo. Please treat with caution... or meds. The uncompressed WAV file version of this <A HREF="http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=1909193">is available here</A> as played on 3 different pianos.
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Calm sort of piece played all and only on the black keys.
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Super jaunty quick tune with 3 distinct parts. The main theme starts in the beginning, Super syncopated theme starts at about a minute in, and the industrial comedy theme starts at 1:30 or so. You can <A HREF="https://sellfy.com/p/1esR">download the full uncompressed version AND the electronic version AND the record-player version...
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Impromptu in A Minor. Extreme dynamics may make this piece challenging to incorporate into projects.