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#1316238 - 12/01/09 08:48 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Rickster]
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Wow, Rick! Loved the Jingle Bell Rock, had to have my hubby watch too. He REALLY liked it! We both also loved your Merry, Merry Christmas..by Elvis.
That was just great. My husband asked what you were doing on the Adult Beginners Forum - first thing he said was, "Oh, he's a pro!"
Keep 'em coming!
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#1316245 - 12/01/09 09:01 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
You should work out a full-length version. thumb


37 seconds wasn't enough?!? yeah, it'd be nice to be able to hold it together for a longer time, or make some more interesting variations in the LH or the melody. Maybe by next Christmas smile

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#1316246 - 12/01/09 09:03 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: jotur]
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hm. another post into the ether :\

Rick - I loved Jingle Bell Rock. I'll have to see if I can get it together by Christmas -

Cathy
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#1316248 - 12/01/09 09:08 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: jotur]
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Okay, here's mine, the lovely little "Wisdom of Snow" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I've wanted to play this ever since the album came out, but since I don't have a play-by-ear or transcribing bone in my body, I had to wait for them to release the sheet music. I just love the chord progression in the middle section. heart


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#1316250 - 12/01/09 09:10 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Monica K.]
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Monica, I love it! And I'm so impressed you memorized it too. It really sounds like snow falling smile
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#1316263 - 12/01/09 09:21 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Morodiene]
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Thanks, Morodiene! I can't take too much credit for the memorization, as it was only 1:56, and the first and last thirds were identical. whome But I will say that this was probably was the quickest I've ever learned a piece, from picking it up to recording it.
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#1316268 - 12/01/09 09:35 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Monica K.]
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Rickster, very nice. You would make a great drummer you know. You have a natural *beat* to your playing which I like.

Monica, yes I like the progression too. Btw, your Mason sounds great and the new zoom is doing a nice job.

Barb, I'm a chord junkie and your were beautiful. Your pieces are sounding so full & rich...(my favorite sound)

Jotur (cathy), very nice but you left me wanting MORE.

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#1316269 - 12/01/09 09:35 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Monica K.]
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Monica- I've never heard that piece. It's wonderful. I enjoyed your playing.Thank you for sharing it with us smile

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#1316278 - 12/01/09 09:40 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Less Rubato]
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Monica
Very nice, very smooth, and beautifully played. smile
Camera angle and lighting was also very nice. thumb
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#1316281 - 12/01/09 09:42 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Monica K.]
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Gee, thanks for the complements, CMohr! And tell your husband I said thanks too!

Thank you too, Cathy; yes, Jingle-Bell Rock is an old classic!

Thanks to you too, Mr S-H, and thanks for starting this thread!

And, Monica, that was a very lovely piece, “Wisdom of Snow”! And, you did a great job! Your M&H sounds great, and so do you!

Take care,

Rick


Edited by Rickster (12/01/09 09:44 PM)
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#1316319 - 12/01/09 10:31 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Rickster]
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Very beautiful, Monica! It makes me wish we had snow here right now! Hubby really liked this one too! He's very BIG on Christmas music.
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#1316399 - 12/02/09 12:41 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: CMohr]
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Oh, Monica, nice - a piece that should become a holiday classic. Congratulations on the "shortest time from learning to recording" smile

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#1316501 - 12/02/09 06:20 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: jotur]
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Monica:
That was just beautiful !

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#1316504 - 12/02/09 06:20 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: angelojf]
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Here's my contribution:

http://www.box.net/shared/hfdmgze0uf

Thanks for listening!

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#1316506 - 12/02/09 06:34 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: angelojf]
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Cathy:

Wow! Great job; Cool chords !

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#1316508 - 12/02/09 06:42 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: angelojf]
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Rick:

Dude, you rock ! Happy Christmas to you too!

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#1316516 - 12/02/09 07:17 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: angelojf]
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Rickster – You know how to wake up the crowd. I loved your Rockin Jingle Bells. I feel awake this morning!

Monica – your piece was new to me. "Wisdom of Snow" has such a pretty melody and is played to perfection. Makes me want snow – NOW — but we rarely get it where I live.

Ang – Your “Silent Night” is sooooo very sweet. The voicings and harmonies are super. Your fakebook reading skills have taken off!

Thank you for your kind words Mr S-H. This thread is a great idea of yours.
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#1316519 - 12/02/09 07:22 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: foxyw]
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Cathy - nice playing of "Joy" - liked the ever so slightly "jazzed" chords - was hoping for a 2nd chorus (at least)!

JF
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#1316594 - 12/02/09 09:20 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: angelojf]
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Originally Posted By: angelojf
Here's my contribution:

http://www.box.net/shared/hfdmgze0uf

Thanks for listening!

I loved all those jazzy chords! And I also like how you roll them rather than play all the notes at once, it gives it a much richer sound. What a peaceful rendition of silent night smile
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#1316602 - 12/02/09 09:34 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Monica K.]
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Cathy, I like the improvised chords on your "Joy to the World". They didn't sound too "funky" to me. I'd love to hear your version of "Chestnuts Roasting...".

Rickster - that was super! It made me want to dance right here at my computer.

Monica - I'm not familiar with "Wisdom of Snow" but it was very pretty. It did sound a lot like a snowy day.

Angelof - Was that from a fake book? I haven't learned to do that yet. It's sounding good.

Barb, I need to get into the 21st century in a lot of ways. :-) Right now, my digital is downstairs, and my computer is upstairs. I guess I need either a laptop, or a Zoom, neither of which is in my budget, nor in the budgets of anyone who will be giving me gifts this Christmas. But it's on my mental wish list.
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#1316603 - 12/02/09 09:35 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Rick, that was a rollicking Jingle Bell Rock indeed! Great job. smile

Angelo, I'm gathering from Barb's comments that you played this off a fake sheet? wow Very nice and dreamy!

p.s. I should've mentioned on my piece that it's from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra album, "The Lost Christmas Eve." We've got tickets to see them live in Rupp Arena on Dec. 17th. We've gone to their show the last three years straight, and it's always a wonderful time. Well worth seeing if their tour makes it anywhere close to you.
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#1316742 - 12/02/09 01:11 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: angelojf]
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Angelo-Really nice Silent Night! Did you use a lead sheet or just by ear?!
Loved your chords!
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#1316876 - 12/02/09 04:45 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: CMohr]
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Thanks so much to all who have commented on my "Silent Night!" It is really appreciated.

CMohr,
I am using a fakebook version of the song, as well as stuff learned in the Sudnow program.

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#1316971 - 12/02/09 07:09 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: angelojf]
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Hi Angelo,

I enjoyed your version of "Silent Night"! It really helped to put me in the Christmas spirit!

Take care,

Rick

P.S. And Monica, thanks for the YT comment! :-)
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#1316990 - 12/02/09 07:29 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Rickster]
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angelo - wow! Nice Silent Night - some day I'm going to be you smile

JF - yeah, the chords were sort of jazz lite laugh I don't have enough for a second chorus yet, but one of these days -

Thanks, all, for the nice comments.

Cathy
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#1317017 - 12/02/09 08:24 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: mom3gram]
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Monica - enjoyed the TSO piece - nicely played - they usually play here at Hershey, but I don't see them on the schedule of concerts for this season - have to agree with SH that your piano does sound really good - if I had room for an acoustic an MH might just be the one...

JF
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#1317021 - 12/02/09 08:27 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: jotur]
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Ok, first off - it's been snowing here all day! Who did the snow dance? Monica???

Cathy- Jazzy rendition of JTTW...I like it!

Rickster- Excellent job of rocking the Jingle Bell.

Monica- How apropos...I have tremendous wisdom when it come to snow, mostly on the wrong end of a snow shovel. I do love to carve a few turns with the board as well. Beautiful little melody!

Angelojf - Silent Night is such a classic, some very nice harmonies working there.


My submittal is a very simple arrangement of O Come, O come, Emmanuel. I am drawn to the bell like quality of this one and it is one of my all time Christmas favorites.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
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#1317048 - 12/02/09 09:08 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Strings & Wood]
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Carl, a great arrangement! That piece I think is often ruined by over-complicating it and adding harmonies that just don't suit the chant-like melody. Yours added just the right touch laugh
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#1317097 - 12/02/09 10:18 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Morodiene]
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Oh, Carl - this is one of my favorite Christmas pieces. It was absolutely lovely! It enhanced the beginning to the season for me.
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#1317101 - 12/02/09 10:21 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: CMohr]
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OK. after like 10 tries at getting a decent recording of this piece, I finally have something worth sharing. This a Lorie Line arrangement of The First Noel. I recorded it using my old Sony minidisc recorder, playing on my Petrof concert grand. Sorry about the quality of recording!

http://www.box.net/shared/reprq3h4i5
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