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#1049774 - 12/04/07 09:32 AM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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That's cool.

Monica, thanks for the kind words. This still has some rough spots, and I was kind of intimidated by it at first as well, but now I feel like the contrast makes the piece more interesting--if...v e r y....l o n g. \:\)
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#1049775 - 12/04/07 10:44 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Originally posted by rocky:
There is a post about how to reach performance standards....well.....the way I do it is to set my standards very low in the first place!! :p

You might have heard me play before so you know what to expect! \:D


FROSTY THE SNOWMAN [/b]
Hey, I thought that was my secret. \:D
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#1049776 - 12/05/07 10:44 AM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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I had a chance to listen to a few more.

IrishMak—-Silent Night—so simple and yet so lovely. I hope you had a good time at the piano party this weekend. Sorry I couldn’t make it. I hope to meet you some time.

Monster M&H--It Must have Been the Mistletoe—This is a new one to me. Pretty. Your Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is a great idea for a Christmas greeting!

Epf--White Christmas--I love this one. When I was listening to it I was looking out at our first significant snowfall. Lovely.

Elssa--Christmas Waltz—neat effect. Sounds like a music box! I imagine a little Christmas ballerina dancing around at the beginning, then dissolve to an old fashioned ballroom.

Serge—-White Christmas. I really like the harmonies in this piece.
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#1049777 - 12/05/07 05:04 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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The office has been enthralled all afternoon between the piano bar and the holiday recital \:\)

Mr. S-H - I really like the small high anticipations of the tune just before Greensleeves.

I *really* like having all the different versions of Greensleeves and Silent Night - they're a delight.

Monster M&H - what slick music! and I got Linus and Lucy for free!

Balladeer - that was sweet

Rocky, Rocky, Rocky! how come your piano sounds so much better than mine? I think we have the same one. Maybe it's the player?

Now I'm on the IBP thread!

Cathy
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#1049778 - 12/05/07 07:42 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Super-Hunky, I enjoyed all of those. How do you get so much good stuff recorded? I can't even seem to get one piece recorded decently.
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#1049779 - 12/05/07 07:43 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Peyton,

I enjoyed this last year, and it's even better this time around. Great job!
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#1049780 - 12/05/07 07:52 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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mahlzeit,
Your take on Silent Night is interesting and enjoyable. Almost as cool as last year's version. \:D
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#1049781 - 12/05/07 07:57 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Balladeer,
That's smooth and sweet. Great I'll Be Home.
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#1049782 - 12/05/07 08:01 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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C7Player,
I don't know if it's right or not, but it sounds pretty good to me. I've never heard this piece before. Thanks for sharing it.
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#1049783 - 12/05/07 08:04 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Monster M&H,
Another repeat from last year. I enjoyed listening again. Very nice.
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#1049784 - 12/05/07 08:07 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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epf,
Nice chorus of White Christmas. The layered organ sound is interesting.
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#1049785 - 12/05/07 08:11 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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serge88,
Another nice White Christmas. That Roland is really nice. Now if we ever see the top of your head on the street, we will recognize you. \:D
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#1049786 - 12/05/07 08:12 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
TX-Dennis Offline
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Loc: Texas
Mark...,
I enjoyed listening to your Greensleeves (or is it What Child is This?) \:D
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#1049787 - 12/05/07 08:14 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Serge,
I enjoyed your Silent Night, too. Great job.
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#1049788 - 12/05/07 08:16 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Kawaigirl,
That is a very special version of Greensleeves. Very nice!
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#1049789 - 12/05/07 08:19 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Iplayeditbetterathome,
Nice Greensleeves/What Child is This from you, too. I enjoyed listening.
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#1049790 - 12/05/07 08:21 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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rustyfingers,
I haven't heard this one before. It's a nice piece well played. Thanks for sharing the words, too.
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#1049791 - 12/05/07 08:28 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Loc: Texas
gaffster,
I enjoyed your Time of the Year. It does have that Holiday feeling, but it's far too short.
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#1049792 - 12/05/07 08:44 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Loc: Canada
I started from the last and am working my way back.

Rocky I really loved this. Very clear and bouncy. you have a light touch. Great!

gafster - another bouncy piece. This is your own right? Amazing and I loved the fade out.

rustyfingers - I'm not familiar witht his one. It was lovely!

Kawaigirl1 - Nice too. I think I'll make a CD of all these Chistmas pieces! I don't think most will assume it's amateurs!

Serge88 - we can't get tired of hearing Silent Night. This was a nice arrangement. Was it by ear?

Mark...well it's the same as "What Child is This" so it's Christmas afterall...I loved it.

Serge88 - I love White Christmas! You did a great job!

Elssa - Christmas Waltz - I loved the voices you used. I think my digital can do this but I've never tried...Sounds like fun!

epf - This is is a great arrangement of a favourite! Thanks for sharing it!

Monster - Have yourself a merry little Chistmas - Fabulous - This will be at the end of my CD. and the first one was great as well!

IrishMak - Silent Night sounds equally great with a simpler arrangement - nice job!

C7 - Hadn't heard this one either - I really enjoyed it! I didn't realize normalizing destroys the ppp...hmmmmm

Blladeer - Loved this. I'll be home for Christmas is one of my favourites and you did a great job! I can't wait to put these on a CD and listen to comments from friends and family

mahlzeit - Nice to hear a jazzy version! It's still Christmassy

Peyton - I love your songs and admire your ability to sing and accompany yourself.

S-H - your ability to improvise always blows me away! If someone didn't write it I can't play it....come to think of it... even if they did write it it has to be simple.... Thanks for posting these three.
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#1049793 - 12/06/07 12:01 AM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Loc: east central florida
Please indulge me here a minute. This is pretty silly.

I am setting the scene..... ..... ....

It is late on Christmas Eve and all through the HUGE cathedral not a pipe organ was stirring, not even a church lady in sight.

Down the from the spire comes _______ (insert your name here), and well..you just left the piano bar.

In the corner what do you see, why it's a 9' Baldwin Grand, in a cathedral? This must be a Baptist Cathedral (no small wonder music and spirituality have always been so connected)
And this is what you play ???

http://www.box.net/shared/t18q5zk0hn

My favorite carol of all time.
The moral of the story is-THIS is exactly why you don't see pianos in cathedrals. Happy Holidays to All and to All a Good Night-
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#1049794 - 12/06/07 12:09 AM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Loc: San Francisco Bay area
ooooh gaffster, that's really nice! I like that rhythm. What's the sound effect you are using there?
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#1049795 - 12/06/07 04:33 AM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Loc: Netherlands
Yeah, put a nice delay effect on it and anything you play immediately sounds much better. ;\)
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#1049796 - 12/06/07 07:38 AM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Registered: 06/19/04
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Loc: Blackpool, UK
Hunky:

Greensleeves/kings is just fab

Christmastime is my favourite...gosh that's delicious...loved the ending

Slowly building my "The Best of the Hunkster" album here


Dang Peyton! thats just so beautiful (wish I could sing like you) its kinda very sad though...I can't say how much I love it

Balladeer: Tim, I could still do with a matrix style brain infusion so I could play like you


to be continued...
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#1049797 - 12/06/07 09:23 AM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Mark: Greensleeves-Very pretty!

Kawaigirl-Greensleeves: I really like Manheim Steamroller, and this is a neat version of this piece. You play so well.

I played it better: What Child is This? THis is a very introspective arrangement. Nice.
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#1049798 - 12/06/07 09:24 AM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Originally posted by mahlzeit:
Yeah, put a nice delay effect on it and anything you play immediately sounds much better. ;\) [/b]
Well not everything. Bach or Joplin for instance.
But When delay is long enough and acts as an echo that replies in sync with the tempo you can get some interesting results. As an electrical engineer who design radios for aircraft audio delay is usually a big problem. In fact if you heard your own voice delayed by 50mS, It is difficult to even read aloud.
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#1049799 - 12/06/07 10:38 AM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Serge- two great rendentions. Nice playing
Kawaigirl- It was worth the intro...the meat and potatoes were great!
Rustyfingers- I really liked that! Long but I never lost interest.
gaffster- Your intro (setting the scene) cracked me up. And yea...I could almost picture it as I listened. But explain the blues part (must be the Baptists). And why no dancing girls? \:D

IPIBAH- That was a very sweet rendition. Nice intro too. Great playing.
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#1049800 - 12/06/07 10:22 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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"Sounds like a music box!"

Thanks, Rustyfingers \:\) I love the sound of bells and usually go a little nuts with it around the holidays.. I use it for almost every song..Ukrainian Bell Carol, Silver Bells, etc. I'm using the Vibraphone setting on my Roland for this one (Christmas Waltz).

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#1049801 - 12/06/07 11:31 PM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Loc: San Francisco Bay area
I found this in a big Christmas book of music from the library. I chose it because it's a little different, in fact it's unfamiliar to me. It also has a sweet, joyous melody, *and* it's easy and short so I can play it with very little practice!

Old Welsh New Year Song - piano version

I thought an organ may sound appropriate for this song too. It makes me imagine at the end of a midnight mass, the priest says "Go forth in joy and peace!" and the organ booms out this tune while the parishioners all happily march out into the frosty night!

Old Welsh New Year Song - organ version

So LaValse, have you heard this Welsh tune? The book says author is "traditonal Welsh song".
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#1049802 - 12/07/07 05:09 AM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Loc: Mumbles, Wales
Hi Rosanna,

Sorry, no, but I'll burn a CD and give it to my friends who sing in the local chiors... \:\)
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#1049803 - 12/07/07 07:52 AM Re: ABF Holiday Performances, (really nice holiday music from our members)
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Happy Holidays, All ..

Here is slightly different take on an old Christmas favorite for your listening pleasure ... well, hopefully for someones's listening pleasure!

http://www.box.net/shared/tx146k88mv

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