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#1321076 - 12/08/09 12:54 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Larry Larson]
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Originally Posted By: Larry Larson
just to prove I can play something written by someone else, here's Chopin's Prelude in E minor.

http://www.box.net/shared/z7dbis92l1


Simply wonderful... thumb
I can keep listening to it all morning.

Thank you Larry!
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#1321077 - 12/08/09 12:58 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: DragonPianoPlayer]
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Originally Posted By: DragonPianoPlayer
laugh

OK, this is the way I wanted my recital piece to turn out. Pretty close to a month after the recital.

Chopin Prelude No 4

Rich


Rich,
You have so much feeling in your play, this is an outstanding rendition - thank you so much for sharing! (I wish I could 'subscribe' to your playing on YouTube - if you have your recordings posted there).
smile smile smile

Tatiana
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#1321205 - 12/08/09 04:16 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Sam S]
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Originally Posted By: Sam Smith
Laurie has on her Christmas sweater:

...

The Gounod/Bach Ave Maria. You'll probably recognize the keyboard part, the Bach prelude in C from the WTC book 1. I think it's in the back of Alfred Book 3. Gounod decided that it needed a melody, so he set "Ave Maria" to it. He added a measure in the middle, repeated the first four as an intro, and changed the key. I transposed it back to C to suit the recorder.

Notice my feet tucked up under the bench? No sustain pedal on the harpsichord, or any of the instruments available to Bach. The notes stop sounding when I release the key, so I don't play it as written. Instead I hold the notes until they are plucked again or the end of the measure. Sometimes I have to release a bass note early to move my hand for the next chord. Tuck your foot up under the bench and try this on the piano.

And there are no dynamics on this particular harpsichord, so I can't play any louder or softer...

Anyway, we had fun with it - hope you like it.

Sam


Sam and Laurie,

I liked it so much! Every month I am looking forward to your new piece - I imagine how great it is to play together like this...
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#1321210 - 12/08/09 04:23 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: tatiana110]
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BenPiano, Frozenicicles, Rickster, JF, Augustina, Glen, Morodiene, ladypayne - thank you so much for your kind comments!

Frozenicicles - nope, I am not taking any exams, just studying on my own, without a teacher or any ambitious goals. I just love piano music so much, and still surprised I can continue learning it at my age :-)
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#1321497 - 12/09/09 12:24 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: tatiana110]
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Peyton, great song, nicely played and sung. Nice snowfall effect at the end!

Piano U1, sounds very good! Looks pretty tricky at about the one minute point. Nicely done.

Dragonpianoplayer, isn't that a beautiful piece? I always love it. Well done!

Rick, nice job on Over the Rainbow, one of my favorites.

Tatiana, lovely! You have a very graceful way of playing that results in a very good sound.

Ladypayne, great job on Aloha Oe.

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#1321509 - 12/09/09 12:32 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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Originally Posted By: Peyton
Ed, .... I had my sound system hooked up for recording so could listen to your recording through headphones.....


Gee, maybe I ought to try that myself. It is a constant source of amusement to my family that, although I am obsessed with music and am, in theory, a very high tech guy, I listen to all my music with the smallest and cheapest speakers that Walmart carries! Anyway, thanks for the comments.

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#1321599 - 12/09/09 06:47 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Morodiene]
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Originally Posted By: Morodiene
OK, this is my first time posting a recording, plus my first time using box.net, so hopefully this will work!

This is a piece I wrote several years ago called Trovador:
http://www.box.net/shared/c0bjvfsbbv


Wow, that's a very nice song, I really like it. Great melody, and put together very well. Great melody and I like how you worked with it. I'm anxious to hear more of your stuff.
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#1321602 - 12/09/09 07:11 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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Originally Posted By: Peyton
I wrote this last year and just made some changes. It's called "faded Scarlet Bow".





Nice work Peyton. I admire anyone who can sing and play at the same time! That line at the beginning of the song about feeding the chickens reminds me of a funny story. When my great grandfather Sven died, his bachelor son Ephraim was suddenly now in charge of the family farm in Michigan. At the funeral the preacher was droning on and on in Swedish, and Ephraim, who obviously had his mind somewhere else, stood up and loudly exclaimed "I knew it, I knew it, I forgot to feed the chickens!!", and abruptly left the church to tend to his chores...
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#1321603 - 12/09/09 07:21 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: (Was)TrueBeginner]
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Originally Posted By: TrueBeginner
Taking the inspiration from the Christmas songs thread, I wrote this song. In this one, I envisioned people gathering on the holidays, catching up on each others' news, the kids running around having fun. So I called it:

Reunion

TB


TB, I think what you envisioned fits perfectly with the song. Have you thought about writing words to it? Your family holiday gatherings must be more peaceful than the ones in my family. Last year at my cousin's house, while carrying plates of food to the table she tripped and fell, sending food flying in all direction. Her daughter yelled "Mom, I told you not to try to carry all that at once!!" prompting her brother to scream "Don't talk to Mom that way!!" Then they got into a big fight and the brother left the house. Now that would make for an interesting song.
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#1321640 - 12/09/09 09:24 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Larry Larson]
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Originally Posted By: Larry Larson


TB, I think what you envisioned fits perfectly with the song. Have you thought about writing words to it? Your family holiday gatherings must be more peaceful than the ones in my family.


Larry, I know I am bad at writing lyrics so I would not try. LOL about your family reunion. Talking about that, my parents have 7 children and 6 of them are girls (I was the only boy), so that sounds like the same as mine. I got used to it when I grew up, it would be strange that we had a reunion without incident.

Tatiana, I love your Fluttering Leaves. Now, I need to find out more info about Stephen Heller when I got time.

TB
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#1321689 - 12/09/09 11:00 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: (Was)TrueBeginner]
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Larry - so very versatile you are, Chopin, too? very nice.

TB - Reunion is very well-thought. You have a very even touch. A real pleasure.

ladypayne - love the Aloha piece - so creative.

Morodiene - Trovador is fabulous. Please post more of your work!

Peyton - I keep listening and watching you play faded Scarlet Bow - a joy. Great work!

Thank you, all of you - such an inspiration to play and practice more!

Glen

ps...a couple of more small pieces

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#1321841 - 12/09/09 02:10 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Larry Larson]
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Originally Posted By: Larry Larson


Nice work Peyton. I admire anyone who can sing and play at the same time! That line at the beginning of the song about feeding the chickens reminds me of a funny story. When my great grandfather Sven died, his bachelor son Ephraim was suddenly now in charge of the family farm in Michigan. At the funeral the preacher was droning on and on in Swedish, and Ephraim, who obviously had his mind somewhere else, stood up and loudly exclaimed "I knew it, I knew it, I forgot to feed the chickens!!", and abruptly left the church to tend to his chores...


Funny story but I can relate. I really do have chickens and horses. In fact, my original idea for the youtube presentation was to take footage of my chickens and horses and various Christmas stuff and have a music video. It's probably just as well I didn't as it would have been corny as hell.
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#1324411 - 12/13/09 09:24 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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For a moment I thought I wouldn't have time to record anything in December. But luckily I've just had an hour to record and upload March in D major (BWV Anh. 122) by C.P.E. Bach.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc9YiAq2GW8
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#1324472 - 12/13/09 12:11 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: David Ruzicka]
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David - that's a sweet little piece -

Cathy
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#1325168 - 12/14/09 12:29 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: David Ruzicka]
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That was very excellent, David.

Thanks for sharing !

Glen

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#1325734 - 12/15/09 04:33 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Lots of good music in the bar this month. I've enjoyed listening.

Here's a short version of one of my compositions called Gone With the Wind

Hope you will like it.
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#1325854 - 12/15/09 10:44 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Studio Joe]
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Joe - that was most excellent! I liked it very much.

In response and in honor of your posting, here are a couple of my compositions...(always a work-in-progress)

Not So...Blues

Venerate

Glen

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#1326001 - 12/15/09 03:00 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Originally Posted By: Inlanding
Joe - that was most excellent! I liked it very much.

In response and in honor of your posting, here are a couple of my compositions...(always a work-in-progress)

Not So...Blues

Venerate

Glen




Thanks Glen, and I must say I enjoyed both of your compositions very much. The blues number made me feel like I was sitting at a piano bar and sipping on a brew. So I did.
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#1326015 - 12/15/09 03:22 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Studio Joe]
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Studio Joe - A very nice composition played with feeling and emotion. I am in awe of your ability to write such melodic tunes (you too Peyton, Glen, Larry and Rickster).
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#1326421 - 12/16/09 04:55 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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Glen - Just listened to Not So... - that was amazing! 3hearts

How do you learn to play like that?
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#1326590 - 12/16/09 12:03 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ten left thumbs]
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Bill, Joe, Laura ~~

Wow~~ Thank you. Your kind words are very well-received and encouraging me to play more! I hope you are encouraged!

In appreciation, here are a few old standards and a few compositions...all a work-in-progress

What's New

Stormy Weather

That's All

Nature Boy

Blues Silky Style

Two Minutes of Your Time

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#1326729 - 12/16/09 03:02 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Studio Joe]
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Originally Posted By: Studio Joe
Lots of good music in the bar this month. I've enjoyed listening.

Here's a short version of one of my compositions called Gone With the Wind

Hope you will like it.


Yeah, I did like it. It's very nice as it is, but it also could be developed further, especially with some variety in the LH, like blocked chords instead of the arpeggios. It's a wonderful piece, but to me it's begging for another section--maybe go from D minor to D major in the next part... Or maybe tell me to shut up and write my own damn music!
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#1326766 - 12/16/09 03:38 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Larry Larson]
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Originally Posted By: Larry Larson
Originally Posted By: Studio Joe
Lots of good music in the bar this month. I've enjoyed listening.

Here's a short version of one of my compositions called Gone With the Wind

Hope you will like it.


Yeah, I did like it. It's very nice as it is, but it also could be developed further, especially with some variety in the LH, like blocked chords instead of the arpeggios. It's a wonderful piece, but to me it's begging for another section--maybe go from D minor to D major in the next part... Or maybe tell me to shut up and write my own damn music!


Thanks Larry, I welcome your comments, and I agree there is room for further development. The only variation in this version is the B section in the relative major (F major).

Did you not hear the D major? The very last chord (LOL), I think it's called a picardy 3rd ending.

The song was written with lyrics. That's why the tittle; "Gone With the Wind" which is the hook line. And in that version there is a 4 measure bridge in the key of Bb.

This short version is the best recording I have for piano solo.

Thanks again for your evaluation.
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#1326782 - 12/16/09 03:53 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ten left thumbs]
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Hi Ten,
Thanks for the encouragement!

There is somewhat a method to the madness. There is quite a bit of intuition involved in its evolution, so it is difficult to describe exactly. I will try map it out when time permits, or send me a PM directly.

Glen
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#1326787 - 12/16/09 03:57 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Joe, true confession time, I actually sat down and wrote a D major part to add to your song, but it wasn't that great, and I thought it might be tacky to post it.
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#1326797 - 12/16/09 04:16 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Larry Larson]
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Wow - that is amazing, Larry!

Glen
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#1326807 - 12/16/09 04:21 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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OK Glen, here's a proposition, with Joe's permission I'll post it on the condition that you write a section to follow mine.
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#1326810 - 12/16/09 04:25 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Larry Larson]
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Originally Posted By: Larry Larson
OK Glen, here's a proposition, with Joe's permission I'll post it on the condition that you write a section to follow mine.


Alright, Larry - - Sounds like a great challenge - I will give it a go!

Glen
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#1326839 - 12/16/09 05:04 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Larry Larson]
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Originally Posted By: Larry Larson
OK Glen, here's a proposition, with Joe's permission I'll post it on the condition that you write a section to follow mine.


Permission granted: I'd like to hear what you come up with.
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#1326931 - 12/16/09 06:52 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Studio Joe]
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Originally Posted By: Studio Joe
Originally Posted By: Larry Larson
OK Glen, here's a proposition, with Joe's permission I'll post it on the condition that you write a section to follow mine.


Permission granted: I'd like to hear what you come up with.


Thanks Joe, here it is, maybe we can call it "Further Gone With the Wind"

here we go...

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

OK Glen, you're "it"
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