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#1390133 - 03/07/10 12:31 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: AnotherSchmoe]
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Augustina - great job!

LadyPayne - Great first You Tube performance! I've never heard it before, but you played it with confidence.

al-mahed - That was great! good timing and confident playing.

Ellsa - haha- loved the cat. I'm assuming here that your cat is well trained and that was all rehearsed far in advance!
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#1390144 - 03/07/10 01:10 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: AnotherSchmoe]
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Hi Folks, this is another piece I'm learning - New Orleans Nightfall, Willian Gillock, sounds easy but in fact it is difficult, it is level 5 ABRSM, so it is beyond my skills, but I wanted a lot to play it so this is how it goes now, my first attempt!

Hope you excuse me for my insecurity one the performance.


New Orleans Nightfall

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#1390148 - 03/07/10 01:21 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: al-mahed]
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Elssa, you are a good teacher, even a cat learn with you! smile
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#1390159 - 03/07/10 02:08 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: al-mahed]
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Thanks, all! smile I don't usually use the rhythm unit on my DP, so was absorbed with trying to follow that when I noticed this little paw on the keyboard at the end of the song - I think her timing was purrfect! =^o^= Gueneviere (Gwen) says thanks, too. smile Well, she added an 11th tone to my ending 6/9 chord, so I think she probably knows more about jazz/improv than I do. grin

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#1390164 - 03/07/10 02:29 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]
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Al-Mahed, just great with the Bach! Not too much polishing to do on this, sounds pretty perfect to me.

I loved NONF! You played this really well, there is definitely confidence there!

Elssa, another great one from you, I just love the way you play! (and your cat, too!) You sure that wasn't rehearsed?!


Edited by CMohr (03/07/10 02:31 AM)
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#1390290 - 03/07/10 09:53 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: CMohr]
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Al-Mahed, great job on both the Bach & the New Orleans Nightfall. & the NON is such a nice piece, & really challenging I bet.
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#1390319 - 03/07/10 10:50 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: joyoussong]
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Hi everybody, thank you Ben, CMohr, Glasslove, Joyoussong for the listening! Thank you for the far too kind comments.

The NONF in fact needs a lot of polishing smile

There is a certain mood on the piece I'm trying to achieve, it is like a lonely man after work, melancholyc, he walks through the streets looking at a full moon, yellow and big, the sky is still slightly blue where the sun goes down, it is a hot summer night, his fianceé left him, he walks a bit and suddenly he is passing in front of the entrance of a cabarée, watching the people having fun and drinking for a moment, he stops for a few seconds but walks way, after that he is back to the streets with deeper sadness and feel pathetic...

Is this making sense?

ps: my fianceé didn't left me smile
ps2: I don't attend cabarées laugh
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#1390338 - 03/07/10 11:20 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: al-mahed]
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Actually it makes lots of sense al-mahed! I did listen too, really enjoyed it. smile

Sometimes it does help the mood and overall feel of a piece to think up a story behind it, to keep it all fresh and alive in our minds while we practice and play, and what a great one that is! I'm listening again after reading the background info you provided there (hehe) and it really fits perfectly, right down to the cabaret scene at 0:57! Keep up the great work!
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#1390344 - 03/07/10 11:25 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: AnotherSchmoe]
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Yes, it does make sense. & I found the book/CD package on Amazon & added it to my wish list.
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#1390356 - 03/07/10 11:40 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: al-mahed]
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al-mahed - I was not familiar with New Orleans Nightfall but found both the piece and your performance very enjoyable.
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#1390417 - 03/07/10 01:02 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: CMohr]
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Originally Posted By: CMohr
Elssa, another great one from you, I just love the way you play! (and your cat, too!) You sure that wasn't rehearsed?!


Gwen and I thank you for your kind comments. smile She's thinking now that she should be as famous as Nora. LOL! cool wink


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#1390430 - 03/07/10 01:22 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]
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She certainly shows how little we understand about the way animals experience the world. By that I mean, she's obviously doing it because she likes the sound (I'm assuming there isn't an open can of tuna under the keys!) - it's intentional behaviour, not accidental. Who knows what her potential is??
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#1390592 - 03/07/10 04:14 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: joyoussong]
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hahaha okay so I showed my older sister who doesn't play the piano your video Elssa and we were just laughing! that is great I love it:) My sister's cat always jumps up on the piano when we start playing, maybe its a cat thing:)
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#1390730 - 03/07/10 08:05 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Augustina]
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Spring has finally sprung here in Maryland although most of my yard is still covered in snow. As our thoughts turn to the warm, sunny days ahead I'd like to add one of my favorite summer songs to the Piano Bar.

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#1390785 - 03/07/10 09:50 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: (Was)TrueBeginner]
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Originally Posted By: TrueBeginner
Knock!knock! Nobody's here yet? So I will just sneak in the bar and play my newest piece. I hope I will not wake up the neighbor

Sorrow


TB


A lovely beginning to March. A nice composition, TB.
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#1390786 - 03/07/10 09:54 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Rickster]
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Originally Posted By: Rickster
Hi TB, and All!

I actually wrote two new songs recently. Here is one that I'll start with for my first presentation to the March PB. When I wrote this song, I thought about the people in Haiti or anywhere there is human suffering and need.

My playing and singing are not all that great, but the song has a good message.

I hope you enjoy it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGKVjXT0WaY

Rick


Excellent job, Rick!
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#1390787 - 03/07/10 09:57 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: David Ruzicka]
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Originally Posted By: David Ruzicka
Hi everyone,
I see that this Piano bar started with original compositions which is quite fitting as I have something of my own to post too. It sounds a bit like Beethoven's Moonlight sonata but that was not my intention (at least not conscious one :-) ).

David Ruzicka - Into the Unknown:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMGuj5B_-EU


Very beautiful, David. I can hear the resemblance to Moonlight.
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#1390788 - 03/07/10 10:00 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: David Ruzicka]
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Originally Posted By: David Ruzicka
oh, I forgot I have actually two pieces to post. The second one is from Czech musical. I guess that there's only a slim chance anybody in here will know this melody but believe me that in Czech Republic it is quite popular song (although it's almost 40 years old).

Karel Svoboda - To the Towers


Another beautiful piece. Great job, David.
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#1390792 - 03/07/10 10:03 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Pedies]
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Originally Posted By: Pedies
Hello, all.

I recently joined this site. I wanted to try to add something to this section as it looks like the place to share music.

I am a self-taught amateur. I have played on my own for quite a few years but decided to try to get better on July 2nd of 2009 as this is when my little girl was born. I want her to grow up in a home with music playing so that's what I'm working on.

Here is one of my favorite pieces played on my piano which I received 2 months ago (I played on keyboards before that).


Winston's arrangement of Ode to Joy is a favorite ofmine. You played it beautifully.
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#1390794 - 03/07/10 10:06 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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Originally Posted By: b528nf7
I'd like to jump on this month's Original Composition bandwagon by reprising a recording I did for one of last year's recitals (the audio and video quality are not very good as this was recorded using my old camera).

You may notice that the music is stolen heavily borrowed from the Muppet's Theme and Billy Joel's Piano Man. The lyrics are semi-original.


Bill, I remember this one. It's a really fun piece. Great to see / hear it again.
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#1390797 - 03/07/10 10:09 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Studio Joe]
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Originally Posted By: Studio Joe
I won't have time to make a recording this month but here is one from my archives.

Played with elec piano and midi tracked accompaniment.

Blue Velvet

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Nice, Joe. I haven't heard this one in years. I kept waiting for you to start singing, though. grin
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#1390799 - 03/07/10 10:15 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Rickster]
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Originally Posted By: Rickster
Wow, all the submissions here are great!!! I'm really enjoying them all!

Thanks for the comments on my song writing, by-the-way!

I was going to save this one for next months piano bar, but what the heck.... we only have "happily ever after in the here and now"!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJOpykUZxIA

Take care,

Rick


Another really nice song, Rick. I enjoyed listening. We need to remember that our happiness is dictated less by our circumstances than by our reactions to them.
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#1390801 - 03/07/10 10:20 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Riddler]
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Originally Posted By: Riddler

My piece this month is called Cold Duck Time. Here I am using the Electric Piano voice on my Yamaha piano, for a funk sound. Drums and bass were on a backing track. This is kind of a catchy funky song - something different for me.

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

Ed



Ed, that's a fun piece. I really enjoyed it. Is that an original of yours?
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#1390803 - 03/07/10 10:22 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: BenPiano]
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Originally Posted By: BenPiano
An old standard for us beginners. Enjoy! smile



Nice job, Ben. I always enjoy listening to that piece.
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#1390806 - 03/07/10 10:25 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Augustina]
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Originally Posted By: Augustina
ah so I Finally can record videos on my phone, thought I'd try it out, anyways here is The Battle excerpts from one of my favorite movies Gladiator. I know I need to move the camera over a bit more, but like I said it was just a test to see how my video recording worked on my phone and uploading worked:)

Augustina, I haven't seen the movie (I rarely watch films), but that is a nice piece. I must say your playing on it is wonderful. Pretty good recording quality for a phone, too.
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#1390808 - 03/07/10 10:28 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Originally Posted By: ladypayne
Studio Joe: Very nice piece!
Rickster: another enjoyable piece to listen too. You're so talented!
Riddler: That was fun to listen to thanks!
BenPiano: great playing!
Augustina: Very cool!

Here's one submission from me this month. I'm trying to do another piece too but I havent had anytime to play it:(
And no vid link for now. I always have to try to upload my vid on photobucket like 10 times before it goes through. Getting Kind of Annoying!
ANy other site that's good for uploading vids? I'm not brave enough to put them on youtube :P


It's the Lullaby from Pan's Labyrinth
mp3 link: http://www.box.net/shared/cpeo7g73en


I'm not familiar with this piece, either. It is quite pretty, and you played it nicely.
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#1390812 - 03/07/10 10:32 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: AnotherSchmoe]
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Originally Posted By: AnotherSchmoe
I've seen Pan's Labyrinth once and it is quite an odd movie. Most definitely haunting! I'm not really sure how I felt about it, it was pretty bizarre but it was certainly very interesting and kept my attention throughout, so I suppose that's a good thing. wink

Great playing ladypayne. I agree, you should be on YouTube! You'll get a lot more exposure that way and most of the people searching for piano videos are quite friendly and are just happy to hear other people making music, and most of them also play. smile

Edit:
Just another quick entry here, have been working on this the last couple of days and finally got my fingers to cooperate long enough to make a recording:
Final Fantasy VII - Ahead On Our Way


The Final Fantasy music seems to all be quite enchanting. I've never played the game, but I have enjoyed all the pieces folks have posted from it. This one is no exception. Well played and expressive, AnotherSchmoe.
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#1390814 - 03/07/10 10:35 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: AnotherSchmoe]
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Originally Posted By: AnotherSchmoe
I actually recorded this about a day or two before the "Ahead On Our Way" one.
Chrono Cross - The Girl Who Stole The Stars

Just more video game music nostalgia from my early-teen days. grin



Another pretty piece that is also new to me. Very nice.
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#1390818 - 03/07/10 10:42 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Augustina]
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Originally Posted By: Augustina
This is the last song for the month for me since I'll be going on vacation on Monday^_^

I finally got through this whole song with only messing up a few times ^_^, its not good enough for a video at the moment because I'm still practicing it, but here is what I have so far:) Oh there is a part at the end of the song where I am suppose to play it an Octave higher.. but my little keyboard doesn't have that many keys lol
I recorded this again with my phone because I think the audio sounds a little better then my poor camera...

In Un Altra Vita by Ludovico Einaudi

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


Nice job, Augustina. This one's not easy. You did a great job.
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#1390823 - 03/07/10 10:46 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Originally Posted By: ladypayne
Soo.. Here's my first YT vid shocked
Guess I'll see how it goes. It sure did upload alot better than on photobucket though! :P

Song is Winter Light from Secret Garden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjl0ZNt4jY0


This one is new to me. It's quite a lovely piece, and you played it very well.
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