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#1485778 - 08/01/10 10:22 AM August Piano Bar
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I didn't mean to open the bar that early in the morning, but I logged in to submit my recital and decided to post my monthly bar contribution at the same time.

While I was working on the piece for the recital, I came up with some melody that I like but did not fit in the other piece so I kept it for the bar. I don't know what to name it. So here it is

Untitled

PS. I am starting to get sick of those chords, so hopefully I will come up with something fresher next time.
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#1485812 - 08/01/10 11:13 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: (Was)TrueBeginner]
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Originally Posted By: TrueBeginner
I didn't mean to open the bar that early in the morning...


That early in the morning? Actually, you're late - the time-honored tradition here is to open the Bar at least a day early laugh

Lovely piece ( as always) thumb

Perhaps Untitled 101 would be a good working title, since you'll no doubt have other untitled works in the future...

JF
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#1485871 - 08/01/10 01:00 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Nice one!
Perhaps you should consider changing your screenname! :√ĺ

I made a recording for the bar myself, but my laptop kinda messed up the sound. I might either place it further away from the piano next time, to see if it gets any better.
If not, I'll record it from my digital piano instead, which seems to work fine.

Anyway, I will at least wait 'till Tuesday, when my acoustic gets tuned. (and voiced, if my technician has time for that before his next appointment)
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#1485893 - 08/01/10 01:40 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Pianosaurus Rex]
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Again, a VERY nice "untitled" piece, TrueBeginner! Way to start off August and my Sunday morning.
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#1485906 - 08/01/10 02:05 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: CMohr]
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This is a song by Leonard Cohen, probably one of my favorites. It's "Famous Blue Raincoat" and for me is about the epitome of forgiveness and how love and hate can be so intertwined. (Not surprising since it's from his "Love and Hate" album.) some of my famous lines go..

"So what can I tell you, my brother my killer.
What can I possibly say.
I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you,
I'm glad you stood in my way.
And if you ever come by here,
For Jane or for me.
Well your enemy is sleeping,
and his woman is free.
And thanks for the trouble
you took from her eyes.
I thought it was there for good,
so I never tried."

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#1485908 - 08/01/10 02:08 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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truebiginner, you always seem to come up with the prettiest melodies and this is no exception. A real sweet piece.
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#1486119 - 08/01/10 07:15 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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Ah truebeginner and Peyton - it's so nice to get to hear a piano bar when there's still a listenable number of entries laugh Yours were great. tb - yours remeinded me of someone, but I can't put my finger on who. Pretty melody , though. Well done. Peyton - it's only been say the last year or so that I even heard of Leonard Cohen - I don't get out much laugh - but you have the perfect style for his stuff, and I love your piano backings. Great piece.

Cathy
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#1486150 - 08/01/10 08:15 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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PEYTON - Wow! Very nice with the Leonard Cohen! The playing is superb, but your voice takes center stage.
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#1486164 - 08/01/10 08:57 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: CMohr]
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TrueBeginner - so beautiful: But of course, you are a fellow NoVA resident wink

Peyton - not a song I knew but sung and played so well. Question: Is this your own arrangement?
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#1486206 - 08/01/10 10:12 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Andy Platt]
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Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
TrueBeginner - so beautiful: But of course, you are a fellow NoVA resident wink

Peyton - not a song I knew but sung and played so well. Question: Is this your own arrangement?



Thanks guys! Yes, I guess you could say it's my own arrangement, no sheet music, just by ear.. Frankly I don't think anyone can top LC singing it on the Love and Hate album.
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#1486209 - 08/01/10 10:16 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Andy Platt]
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TureBeginner and Peyton, You Both were wonderful! Very enjoyable listening whome


Edited by MonticelloDreamer1 (08/01/10 10:20 PM)
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#1486229 - 08/01/10 10:37 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: MonticelloDreams]
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Back to Bach for me this month. Just nothing else is quite ready for recording.

Bach's Prelude in C Major (from Well Tempered Clavier) was mentioned on the forum recently and I thought it would make a nice "short" piece to work on. My summer substitute teacher agreed but stipulated that I needed to work on a more Baroque interpretation as well as a "modern" one. Well, I'm giving you the modern one because I like it much better. It's a little more introspective - and you can clearly hear what gave Gounod inspiration for his Ave Maria.

Bach Prelude in C Major, BWV 846
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#1486230 - 08/01/10 10:42 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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True Beginner, that was great! I really enjoyed it.

Peyton, I believe you get better and better with your performances! Excellent!

Andy, I enjoyed your piece too! I think you posted about the same time I did. :-)

Here is a new blues tune I wrote entitled ‚ÄúThe Great Pretender‚ÄĚ. I really didn‚Äôt know what to name the song, but great pretender seemed appropriate. I hope you all enjoy it!

The Great Pretender

Take care and have a great August!

Rick





Edited by Rickster (08/01/10 10:44 PM)
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#1486307 - 08/02/10 12:42 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Rickster]
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Wow, what a start!

TB - that was a wonderful piece of music and you play it so well. Very sharp.

Peyton - you never cease to amaze! Such a talent you are. How do you do it? Do the lyrics come first, or the melody line?

Andy - BWV846 was my first-ever recital piece and just recently, too. You played it very well. So simple, yet so subtle are the changes throughout. I very much enjoy playing it weekly. Thanks for sharing it!

Rick - holy slamoly!! What fabulous entertainment, musicianship, and fun all wrapped up at once. You were having so much fun playing it, and the lyrics put a smile on anyone's face. Simply Spectacular!

Here's, That's All
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#1486320 - 08/02/10 01:25 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: (Was)TrueBeginner]
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Originally Posted By: TrueBeginner
...While I was working on the piece for the recital, I came up with some melody that I like but did not fit in the other piece so I kept it for the bar. I don't know what to name it. So here it is ...



TB, I'm sure I've read about great pieces of music that written that way - pasted together of leftovers that did not fit into previous pieces! For a leftover, that was terrific!

Peyton, another winner, very enjoyable! Your style (voice and piano) seem to fit this song just perfectly. Well done!

Andy, I love the Bach piece with a passion. It must be a great joy to be able to play it so well. Great job!

Rick, hey, that's the blues, pure and simple and true! Well done!

Glen, that has a really good feel to it, swinging and relaxed. Cool ending!

My piece this month is "Freddie Freeloader", by Miles Davis. (Why can't jazz songs have dignified titles, like "Rhapsodic Etude: Theme and Variation in C Sharp Minor" or something along those lines? Even the titles that start out sounding dignified soon turn otherwise, like "Concerto For Cootie".) I was actually thinking about giving this a dignified name and sneaking it into the recital (kind of like the Marx brothers sneaking into a society party!), but I went with another song for the recital. Anyway, this is a basic blues song in F, with one chord being different from the usual blues chord progression.

I am playing the piano, but the drums and bass are provided by a backing track that was provided to me. I am playing from a lead sheet.

http://www.box.net/shared/ocnmuxb9rl


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#1486324 - 08/02/10 01:39 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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I'm really enjoying all the recordings this month!
True Beginner: Great chords and melody! Very creative. smile
Peyton: Wish I could sing half as well - very nice!
Andy: Beautiful Bach! thumb
Rick: Love your bluesy style - you always make it look so easy. smile
Glen: You really did a great job with this golden oldie - like the way you jazzed it up!
Ed: You sound like a whole jazz band - do you play with one? You have perfect rhythm. Lots of fun to listen to. thumb

Well, here's something I used to play on electric organ (with pedals) and finally got an arrangement together for my DP (Roland).

TICO TICO (Abreu)



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#1486379 - 08/02/10 06:52 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Andy Platt]
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Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
Back to Bach for me this month. Just nothing else is quite ready for recording.

Bach's Prelude in C Major (from Well Tempered Clavier) was mentioned on the forum recently and I thought it would make a nice "short" piece to work on. My summer substitute teacher agreed but stipulated that I needed to work on a more Baroque interpretation as well as a "modern" one. Well, I'm giving you the modern one because I like it much better. It's a little more introspective - and you can clearly hear what gave Gounod inspiration for his Ave Maria.

Bach Prelude in C Major, BWV 846


Aww, prelude in C, really? That's what I was thinking to post here. :P
Anyway, you did a fine job on it! I love this piece. smile
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#1486383 - 08/02/10 07:01 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Pianosaurus Rex]
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Andy, listening to your Bach was a great way to start my morning. Thanks.
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#1486444 - 08/02/10 09:04 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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Rickster - you make that kind of playing sound effortless. I loved it though I'm glad I'm not a woman wink

Glen - I don't know this piece but it sounded beautiful. Relaxing start to my Monday.

Ed - Kind of Blue is one of the few jazz albums I own (probably goes for a lot of people!) and Freddie is probably my favorite track. I loved it!

Elssa - now I feel I'm in warm tropical sunshine, instead of a dull cloudy DC day!
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#1486510 - 08/02/10 10:54 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Andy Platt]
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Great tune Rick. You have such a nice "casual" delivery. Great right hand work too!
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#1486522 - 08/02/10 11:14 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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Elssa ~ another oldie but goodie with Tico-Tico. Not such an easy rhythm - you did great. I loved it!

Ed ~ love that combo feel. It is time for you to get some gigs around town. Kind of Blue is a classic - great choice with Freddie the Freeloader!

Three Quarters of One
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#1486586 - 08/02/10 01:00 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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ANDY-Well done! Good articulation, very enjoyable.

RICK-Oh, this was a kickin' start to my week! Nice one, I really enjoyed this!

ED - cool This is so great! Very pro, I loved it!

ELSSA - Love those Latin rhythms! I grew up listening with my dad to this and many others. Thanks for bringing this back to me!

GLEN - "That's All", Very cool! Loved the ending. And "Three quarters of One"- another amazing "idea", wishing it was longer.
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#1486602 - 08/02/10 01:16 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: CMohr]
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Glen, Great playing. You sound like a pro. And I agree with CMohr, real cool ending!
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#1486605 - 08/02/10 01:19 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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Elissa, it was like watching your hands dance... Just fantastic.
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#1486607 - 08/02/10 01:19 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: CMohr]
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True Beginner, nice melancholy tune. Sounds like lost love to me. Quite nice.
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#1486610 - 08/02/10 01:21 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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Ed, another very professional sounding piece. I wish I knew how the heck you did it... smile
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#1486614 - 08/02/10 01:25 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Peyton, exceptional work. I especially enjoyed your piano solo. That was terrific. I must confess to being confounded by the lyrics, but this is a beautiful song and your voice goes well with it. Impressive performance!
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#1486616 - 08/02/10 01:28 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Andy Platt, that's a nice interpretation of the prelude. Quite enjoyable.
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#1486619 - 08/02/10 01:32 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Rickster, I did not read thoroughly and expected the old Platters song. Quite a nice surprise to find this new blues instead. Had to go back and read more carefully. grin I do love me some blues. Very fun song!


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#1486623 - 08/02/10 01:35 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Glen, I love listening to your interpretations of the standards. You should cut an album. What a gorgeous sound. Truly wonderful!
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