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#1966782 - 09/30/12 12:06 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Inlanding - I'm with Kenjazz - I couldn't hear any bass either but loved this bouncy, hip and jazzy riff. Way too short.
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#1966810 - 09/30/12 01:12 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Thanks, Bill and Glenn. I'll work it up ASAP.
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#1966815 - 09/30/12 01:23 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Bill - Super job with Thunder Road. I've come to believe that pop tunes (especially the complex ones) are much harder to play than jazz tunes because they just have to be just right. You can't fudge it and pretend that you meant to do it that way. You really nailed all of the self-comp, so that it really was- Thunder Road.

Amaruk - Rats. FCPX is a Mac-only program right? You are on a real multi-media platform, and I'm still a troglodyte on Windows. I also have a blackberry. And an abacus.

Bill and Mark - Thank you for the comments!

Inlanding - It eluded me that Early October is an original. Maybe I was thinking Early Autumn? I don't know. Anyway, the treatment is even more impressive being that it is an original. Well done.
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#1966822 - 09/30/12 01:32 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Ladypayne, improv, huh? Lovely. Wish I could improv like that.
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#1966881 - 09/30/12 03:37 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: kenjazz]
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Thanks also Amaruk, Ken, Mark and Bill for listening and your kind reviews.

I look forward to when you are ready to take the stage, Mike.

Originally Posted By: kenjazz
Jeff, I don't know if you were kidding, but those are not really vibes.


I rarely kid around, Ken wink. Actually, at first I really thought it was the real thing. The percussion sound was very good. The higher notes though and the solid chords were a dead give away. BTW, haven't lost site of your Vibes track, but Bach is still priority at the moment.
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#1966980 - 09/30/12 05:54 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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Bill - Absolutely beautiful arrangement. My favourite Springsteen too. Such imagery. I learn from you every time to slow things down. A great showcase of your skill. I wish I could play like that.
Amaruk – very moody piece, well executed.
Mark - good work - what is that recording device on top of the piano?
Kenjazz – I know this is the piano bar – but that was some nice sax work.
In Landing – I had to go back and check that was an improvisation. It seemed a very structured swing as I was listening to it.
Greener – that’s so atmospheric I could almost taste the cocktails
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#1966999 - 09/30/12 06:20 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Well, I'm running way behind participating in the ABF piano bar; I've been busy with work and all the other things I have to do.

Here is something a little different... my youngest son, Steven, got married (for the first time smile )this past weekend. My oldest son, Mark, is a fantastic musician and has his own blues band. Mark and his band played at the wedding reception and invited both Steven (who also plays the bass at his church) and myself to play a few tunes with them on my digital piano.

Mark Henson Band with dad and brother

Hope ya'll enjoy it as much as we did! smile

Rick
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#1967015 - 09/30/12 07:01 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Newman]
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Originally Posted By: Newman

Mark - good work - what is that recording device on top of the piano?


That is the Zoom H2

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#1967048 - 09/30/12 07:49 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Rickster, that has to be one of the funnest things you've ever posted laugh I loved it!

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#1967069 - 09/30/12 08:33 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Rickster]
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Originally Posted By: Rickster

Here is something a little different... my youngest son, Steven, got married (for the first time smile )this past weekend.

Rick

What a joy to be able to share this love of music with your family! When I start playing, the family runs for the hills. I have a work colleague whose entire family are fiddle players. They travel the country together playing. I'm so jealous. Enjoy it, it is a special gift! And it sounds great too....
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#1967091 - 09/30/12 09:44 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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@ladypayne Wow, i love those minor chords you play

@Amaruk very enjoyable piece, you got perfect tempo, did you use a metronome?

@Mark... your piece sound so natural i like that, something remember me to Candy Candy series

@Inlanding you have no idea how i love that kind of music, i enjoy hearing those jazz chords perfectly fit it with percussion and bass.

@Greener i almost fall asleep with your piece >_< very relaxing music, i have to learn how to play those tricky chors too.

@BillM Very nice playing, i hope someday learn to sing like you, im very off-key to sing

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#1967094 - 09/30/12 09:48 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Here my contribution for this month, it is a very easy piece from Brayam Adams Wherever you go

it's not too long but i put a lot of effort to played as clean as possible, i hope you like it


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#1967237 - 10/01/12 09:39 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Rickster, what a thrill to not only play for an audience but with family too.

Falmc, nice playing, I really like that song. Did you play by ear or from a sheet.

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#1967463 - 10/01/12 06:10 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Hi everyone, it's been a wee while since I contributed something to the bar. It's nice to see that even on day 1 there are already two pages worth of contributions from the regulars and a few new members since I was last here. I'll get around to leaving comments a bit later but here's something I worked up earlier. It's one of my favourite David Nevue pieces.

David Nevue - No More Tears
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#1967480 - 10/01/12 06:48 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Falmc
A classic! Yes, you play it very well!! I like how you show the keys on top too. Is that automated thru MIDI?

IIRC, this piece was actually written and recorded by Richard Marx and it has the title "Right Here Waiting". smile


Cgyan
This is a new piece to me. Great performance on a great piece indeed!! I can see how it is your favorite as you play it so gently. Thanks for sharing!!!


Edited by Amaruk (10/01/12 06:51 PM)
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#1967525 - 10/01/12 08:36 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Thank you for your kind words on my simple little improvisation. Time permitting, I'll work on putting together something more substantial.

BillM~ I really like this ballad. Your accompaniment is spectacular. You seem to get better and better with each piece you play.

Rick~ Fun video. Great to see you jamming with your sons - you were really having a ball on stage. What a great thing that is. That wedding must have been so enjoyable for everyone.

Falmc~ Good work on, Wherever You Go. It's great to see how you are connecting with the music as you play. This is really fine.

Cygan~ How great to see you back at the Piano Bar! I hope all is well with you. Such a wonderfully played piece and it is clear you are putting yourself into expressing this music. Superb, for sure!

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#1967537 - 10/01/12 09:16 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Thanks for the feedback!

@Mark... I played by ear, sound funny but i dont even know how to read a piano sheet music but now a learning because is really important

@Amaruk the keyboard you see at the top is systhesia, i joined my original video together to get that effect.


Edited by Falmc (10/02/12 10:04 AM)

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#1967638 - 10/02/12 04:18 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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O.K., here's my submission. Sorry it took so long, but I am on dial up, and it literally took all night to upload the video to youtube.
I also apologize for the video quality, but I need to get a better webcam. The audio is fine, as it was a direct feed to the soundcard.


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#1967643 - 10/02/12 05:00 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: pianonewb]
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I didn't contribute last month (or the last two months was it?) because I was going to practice developing some new skills. Well, I've been playing a lot, because I don't really practice in the formal sense but not really developing - a bit of a plateau. But I was working on this Jackson Browne song all day (hours and hours) yesterday(a public holiday here)but I couldn't work out what it was he was doing most of the time so I used some of his chords and some of my own chord arrangement - which I'm quite pleased with. Although the recording (with mistakes) is a little rough - I'll have to get one of those Zoom thingies (are they good?)

EDIT I went out and bought a Zoom H1 this morning and just gave it a try. Much better than my cheapo phone/camera. So I'm going to do this one again (and probably redo my others too.

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I suppose it's a bit of a mournful song but I've always liked it and these days the lines

"Sometimes I lie awake at night and wonder where the years have gone. They have all passed under sleep's dark and silent gate"

are particularly poignant (which is why I changed the words in the preceding line).


Edited by Newman (10/02/12 10:30 PM)
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#1967658 - 10/02/12 07:00 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Falmc]
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Falmc - you got this just right. This lovely melody works very well as an instrumental and you were able to capture the emotion of the song quite well.
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#1967659 - 10/02/12 07:05 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: cgyan]
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Cgyan - I always enjoy your music - you play beautifully and with great expression. You have a wonderful feel for this piece and it shows in your performance.
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#1967660 - 10/02/12 07:13 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: pianonewb]
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Pianonewb - you play with power and soul - a good combination for this style of music. I liked it very much.
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#1967661 - 10/02/12 07:16 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Newman]
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Newman - love the Jackson Browne cover - your voice and piano style are perfect for this one.
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#1967765 - 10/02/12 01:15 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Cgyan-Such great dynamics and flow. You always have a professional feel to your recordings and playing No red dot problems for you...Excellent...

pianonewb-love the blues stuff...sound quality was very good...was that ad libbing?

Way to go Newman! Think Jerry Seinfeld... I've seen Jackson many times live and love his stuff...well done.

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#1967774 - 10/02/12 01:44 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Bill, Mark, thanks. Mark, it's basically my own arrangement.
Most hymnals are written fairly simply, so that those of various talents have a good chance of being able to play them in worship. I think they could use some help.
They are also not written in any discernable style, IMHO.
I like the bluesy, kind of old timey gospel sound, and that's sort of what I'm trying to develop, but with my own unique sound/style. I've got a long way to go, but it's very rewarding and tons of fun!
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#1968004 - 10/02/12 10:37 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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pianoewb~ love that original boogie, blues swinging, hymn! What a great show. Look forward to more of your music.

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#1968006 - 10/02/12 10:38 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Newman~ A very timely choice for this piano bar! Such a familiar statement lately. I could not agree more. Such a great delivery start-to-finish!

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#1968085 - 10/03/12 02:47 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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I got a Zoom H1 today and re-recorded Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate. After more than 20 flubs I got through it eventually. Although I almost come unstuck at 1:20 and hesitate both fingers and voice. But the H1 is looking very promising. I just need to work on positioning and levels to get a reasonable mix at capture and work out how best to use the wavelabs software that came with it.

Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate (Jackson Browne)
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#1968087 - 10/03/12 02:56 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Falmc - nice job.
Cgyan - Lovely. I wish I knew how to play like that - to get that sound like water.

Thanks, inlanding, Bill.

Thanks Mark (you might find it hard to believe but I've never seen Seinfeld). I saw Jackson Browne myself around 77 on the tour in support of The Pretender.
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#1968088 - 10/03/12 02:57 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Amaruk, loved your piece. Such a flowing, melancholy sound. The video effects were cool as well.
Mark, nice playing. I confess I don't listen to much classical, but the piece is familiar to me. Enjoyed it very much, but would like to have heard more.
Kenjazz, as mentioned, a very "atmospheric" sound. A question, if I may? What type of piano is used here? I ask because to me it really sounds a lot like an old Rhodes electric piano in many ways. a neat sound.
Inlanding, very clean playing, and, as with Ladypayne's piece, I wish I could improv that well.
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