Piano medley: Phantom of the Opera, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Bette Midler, John Williams, and more – making a killer combination

 

This arrangement/medley (shown in the video above) was a combination of bits and pieces of seven (7) songs.  I learned how to play all of these by ear, so it might not sound exactly like the original.

1.  Phantom of the Opera (Main Theme)

2.  All I Ask of You (also from Phantom of the Opera)

3.  Sweet Remembrance of You (by William Joseph)

4.  It’s All Coming Back to Me Now (Celine Dion, written by Jim Steinman)

5.  Forever and For Always (Shania Twain)

6.  Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler, and also in Beaches)

7.  Jurassic Park theme (John Williams)

Here are two more examples of some great mashups.

This arrangement is a vocal and instrumental mashup of Nothin on You (B.o.B ft Bruno Mars), Airplanes (B.o.B ft Hayley Williams of Paramore), and Billionaire (Travie McCoy ft Bruno Mars).  Tori Kelly, AJ Rafael (vocal + keyboard/piano), and Andrew Garcia perform in this video which combines three (3) songs and three great singers:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpllKX00904

If you haven’t seen this already, Jon Schmidt composed a piano arrangement which combined Love Story by Taylor Swift and Viva La Vida by Coldplay:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRZYmR9Zukk

So how am I going to tie this into business or money?  It’s time to improvise a medley of thoughts (corny, I know) on this topic to make it seem like I know what I’m talking about …

Well, just look at the effect of teaming up with other people and combining your talents and strengths … with passion + a clear purpose + all of your combined talents put into action, this is a recipe for a killer team, whether in business, life, etc.  The possibilities are endless.

On another note (bad pun intended), you can even apply this principle of “killer combinations” to selling merchandise.  Here’s a true experience from what happened to me one time when when I sold a bunch of my old electronics all in one auction on eBay.  I combined several items in the same auction – it was a grab bag or assortment of miscellaneous electronic items (in as is condition).  Different people liked different items from the mixed assortment, and this fueled more bidding.  I wouldn’t exactly call it a “killer combination” of electronic items; nevertheless, it seemed to attract a lot more attention and bidding than if I had tried to sell all of these items individually.

Those were just a few points that came to mind.  So please feel free to share your medley (couldn’t resist the corny reference again) of thoughts and comments on this topic!  :)

In conclusion, here’s another medley that combines Music of the Night (from Phantom of the Opera) and All of Me by Jon Schmidt.