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#1486629 - 08/02/10 01:43 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Ed, that's a pretty sweet Freddie Freeloader. I must confess to not being a big Davis fan (heresy, I will admit), but this is a piece I've always liked, and you did it up right. Nice blowing, as the jazz cats used to say.
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#1486630 - 08/02/10 01:45 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Elssa, that's a really fun piece and another that I've always enjoyed hearing. Nice job. I enjoyed listening.
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#1486633 - 08/02/10 01:47 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Glen, Three Quarters of One was really fun listening. I wish I could do what you do.
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#1486648 - 08/02/10 02:05 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Andy - nice Bach. Very refreshing.

Rickster - nothing like a little blues to brighten my day smile When's your album coming out?

Cathy
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#1486868 - 08/02/10 08:29 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: jotur]
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I've been on sort of a Paul Simon jag lately. This is a piano/vocal cover of his song America. I really like the lyrics and the story that he tells.

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#1486897 - 08/02/10 09:01 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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Bill... fantastic playing! Are you doing that all by ear?
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#1486913 - 08/02/10 09:16 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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Originally Posted By: Peyton
Bill... fantastic playing! Are you doing that all by ear?


I was wondering something similar myself. Bill - have you just got the lyrics up there or the chords too? Thanks for that great version ... somewhere I have a Simon & Garfunkel songbook I need to dig out.
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#1486921 - 08/02/10 09:29 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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Thanks everyone for your nice comments.
Peyton: I love seventies musics. They have great melody and meaningful words not like the stuff I heard on radio today (like Ke$ha and Gaga sick)
Andy: I love the simplicity in your playing. I heard this piece before but this is the first time it makes me want to learn to play it
Rich: You are a pro. You can play any type of music but Blues fits you best.
Glen: That is very relaxing piece. I can sit at the bar all night to listen to that type of music.
Ed: I haven't heard this piece before but I enjoyed it a lot.
Bill: Great playing as usual. I would like to hear your accompaniment on an acoustic so it would be clearer, just because I like to learn from it thumb

TB
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#1486932 - 08/02/10 09:52 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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BILL - Another great Simon song! I found myself singing along - you're right, it tells a great story. One of those (like almost all the Beatles' songs) that I know all the words to. Just wonderful accompaniment!
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#1486996 - 08/02/10 11:27 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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Hey Peyton, that sounded great for being on a horse. I'm surprised the mics didn't pick him up. wink
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#1487117 - 08/03/10 07:01 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Glen - Now this sounds like real Piano Bar music! Very nice phrasing and a cool, playful ending. Nice!
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#1487121 - 08/03/10 07:05 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Riddler]
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Ed - An excellent arrangement and performance. I'm a big fan of your playing and your ability to produce such professional recordings.
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#1487185 - 08/03/10 10:04 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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Thanks for the kind words, all.

Bill,
Your style and sensitivity to the music is a treat for the ears! You are a fantastic talent! Love those S&G tunes!

Glen
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#1487191 - 08/03/10 10:09 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: (Was)TrueBeginner]
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TB - I agree with the others who have posted that is past time for you to change your screen name to reflect your skill level. How about TrulyAwesome?
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#1487192 - 08/03/10 10:10 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Glen and Ed - two really really nice laid-back tunes this morning - a little toe-tapping, a mellow mood before a too-busy day. Thanks! They were great.

Cathy
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#1487193 - 08/03/10 10:11 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Andy Platt]
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Andy - Very nice. Your piano has an almost harp-like tone quality that is perfect for this piece. Well done.
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#1487196 - 08/03/10 10:16 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Andy Platt]
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Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
Originally Posted By: Peyton
Bill... fantastic playing! Are you doing that all by ear?


I was wondering something similar myself. Bill - have you just got the lyrics up there or the chords too? Thanks for that great version ... somewhere I have a Simon & Garfunkel songbook I need to dig out.


Thanks - I'm glad you liked it. I got the lyrics and chords from a guitar book of Simon and Garfunkel songs. I improvised the fills and the rest of the piano accompanyment by ear.
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#1487201 - 08/03/10 10:21 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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Thanks, Cathy, et al!

Aside from piano bar music, here is something not often heard at your local embibery...

Still lots to work on, but such a beautiful work of art:
Thanks for indulging me...it's good to try to get past the red light on this one. It's just astonishing he wrote this and so many other timeliess works and could not hear one note of 'em.

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#1487251 - 08/03/10 11:34 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Originally Posted By: Inlanding
Still lots to work on, but such a beautiful work of art:
Thanks for indulging me...it's good to try to get past the red light on this one. It's just astonishing he wrote this and so many other timeliess works and could not hear one note of 'em.

I loved it as it was - you are right: It's so beautiful!! And I have no doubt Beethoven heard every note - just not with his ears wink
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#1487312 - 08/03/10 01:07 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Andy Platt]
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Just got back from vacation for a week. It's nice to play again!

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#1487331 - 08/03/10 01:49 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Yee-haw, LadyPayne ... I guess you could say you are back in the saddle alright! wink
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#1487352 - 08/03/10 02:25 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Andy Platt]
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TB: Very pretty! I enjoyed that one. Nicely done smile
Peyton: Very beautiful and you sing great too
Andy: very nice!
Rickster: great job. You're a very talented composer!
Inlanding: Nicely played on all of your songs
Riddler:Very cool!
Elssa:That one was kind of bouncy! Very nice!
Bill: Excellent playing and singing
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#1487416 - 08/03/10 03:59 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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TB - I agree with the others who have posted that is past time for you to change your screen name to reflect your skill level. How about TrulyAwesome?

Hey, I don't want to change my username and lose my identity on this forum smile. Next time when I choose a username, I have to think about that.

Elssa, I don't know how I missed your piece the first time. But wow, that a hard one to keep up with the tempo and you played very well.

Ladypayne, that piece put a smile on my face after a long day from work.

TB
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#1487427 - 08/03/10 04:15 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: (Was)TrueBeginner]
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Bill, I like your stuff, but I couldn't get this one to play continuously so I listened in 2 sec sound bites, so I think it's much more fun than what I heard laugh

ladypayne - that's a tune I've tried to get my band to play but with no success smile

Cathy
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#1487617 - 08/03/10 08:22 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: jotur]
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GLEN-Nice work on the Beethoven! It's a real finger stretcher. It's the last piece I worked on before starting in on the jazz. I could never get the whole Adagio down smoothly.

LADYPAYNE - I agree with Andy - yee-haw, what a knee-slapper! I liked that arrangement, too.
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#1487645 - 08/03/10 09:10 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: CMohr]
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Glen, I think your interpretation is very sensitive and well played.
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#1487655 - 08/03/10 09:22 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: jotur]
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Originally Posted By: jotur
I couldn't get this one to play continuously
Cathy


Cathy - Thanks for trying - I'm also having trouble with YouTube today. I've been waiting for Lady Payne's video to load for quite a while. Something is not quite right with them.
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#1487688 - 08/03/10 10:57 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]
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Originally Posted By: Elssa
....
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) ...


Elssa, that was so good! You are so good with those rhythms!

Oldtimers (namely, me) are fond of saying some piece of music has brought back old memories. Well, this one really did, especially since you mentioned playing it on an organ. Here is a recording of yours truly playing this song on a Hammond Organ in (hold onto your hat) 1979!

http://www.box.net/shared/je5ezuuc2b

Pedals are fun aren't they? My organ recordings were made with a $10 cassette recorder, sitting on the floor, using the cheapest cassette tapes from Kmart, so there is an excessive amount of ooh pah pah, and a bit of hiss. But that's ok, covers up the mistakes!

I wonder why I ended in on a major chord?

Ed
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#1487694 - 08/03/10 11:09 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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Originally Posted By: b528nf7
I've been on sort of a Paul Simon jag lately. This is a piano/vocal cover of his song America. I really like the lyrics and the story that he tells. ...


Well, I think you put your heart and soul into that one, Bill. It does recreate a time and place. Well done!

Ed
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#1487697 - 08/03/10 11:23 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Originally Posted By: Inlanding
Thanks, Cathy, et al!

Aside from piano bar music, here is something not often heard at your local embibery...

Still lots to work on, but such a beautiful work of art:
Thanks for indulging me...it's good to try to get past the red light on this one. It's just astonishing he wrote this and so many other timeliess works and could not hear one note of 'em.

Mvt2 Pathetique
... Glen


Glen, If I could hear that at my local embibery, I'm afraid I'd develop a really bad drinking problem! That was very, very good.

Yes, the saddest scene I've ever seen in a movie was Beethoven with his ear down on the piano as he played, trying desperately to hear it.

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