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#1973287 - 10/14/12 07:12 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Debbie, nice job on the two pieces. I particularly enjoyed the first piece. Shakira is a beautiful woman, but I am not overly fond of her music. Still, you did a great job with it as well.
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#1973289 - 10/14/12 07:18 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Jeff, I had not noticed the melodic similarities between Angel Eyes and Sentimental Journey until you mentioned it. There are some similar bits, but no they are not the same song.

Weiyan and Mark..., I played from sheets which I have modified somewhat to suit my taste. The original sheets are from the book Simply Elegant Piano, Preston Keys, arranger.
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#1973291 - 10/14/12 07:23 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Hi Debbie ~
Welcome to the October Piano Bar. I very much enjoyed your music and congratulations on overcoming the nerves of making a recording. Great work!

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#1973358 - 10/14/12 10:21 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: MusicaMusique]
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Originally Posted By: MusicaMusique
A new memeber saying Hello to everyone laugh!!

My name is Debbie, nice to meet you guys!

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Welcome! 3hearts

Your videos are very good. You are a seasoned begginer grin

Keep on sharing.
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#1973361 - 10/14/12 10:26 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Originally Posted By: TX-Dennis

Weiyan and Mark..., I played from sheets which I have modified somewhat to suit my taste. The original sheets are from the book Simply Elegant Piano, Preston Keys, arranger.


Very good. Keep on creating your own music.
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#1973393 - 10/15/12 12:18 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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All the music is really good so far! Here's another submission from me. My own arrangement of Come thou font of every blessing with a little bit of Canon in D. The pictures in the video are all from Hatcher's Pass in Alaska smile

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#1973458 - 10/15/12 05:37 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Originally Posted By: Weiyan
Originally Posted By: MusicaMusique
A new memeber saying Hello to everyone laugh!!

My name is Debbie, nice to meet you guys!

heart heart heart heart



Welcome! 3hearts

Your videos are very good. You are a seasoned begginer grin

Keep on sharing.


Originally Posted By: TX-Dennis
Debbie, nice job on the two pieces. I particularly enjoyed the first piece. Shakira is a beautiful woman, but I am not overly fond of her music. Still, you did a great job with it as well.


Originally Posted By: Inlanding
Hi Debbie ~
Welcome to the October Piano Bar. I very much enjoyed your music and congratulations on overcoming the nerves of making a recording. Great work!

Glen


laugh Weiyan,
Thanks, I will share some new stuff soon.

laugh TX-Dennis,
Thanks a lot!!

laugh Glen,
Thanks! yes, I picked up piano again after 4 years without practicing...

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#1973459 - 10/15/12 05:41 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Originally Posted By: ladypayne
All the music is really good so far! Here's another submission from me. My own arrangement of Come thou font of every blessing with a little bit of Canon in D. The pictures in the video are all from Hatcher's Pass in Alaska smile



Beautiful views on the video as well as the music, thanks for sharing!
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#1973471 - 10/15/12 06:40 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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ladypayne: Really good music and video.
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#1973509 - 10/15/12 09:30 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Originally Posted By: TX-Dennis


Weiyan and Mark..., I played from sheets which I have modified somewhat to suit my taste. The original sheets are from the book Simply Elegant Piano, Preston Keys, arranger.


Thanks Dennis...added it to my Amazon list...

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#1973534 - 10/15/12 10:36 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: slpianoproject]
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Thanks all for listening and nice comments on my last entry. See I have more catching up to do already and will try and keep pace this month.

Welcome, Debbie. It's always great to see new folks joining and glad you've taken the stage.

Originally Posted By: slpianoproject
Greener - ... Where you get this tune? From sheet music or by ear? Never heard it. Its good!


None of the above actually. More like "monkey see, monkey do". I was shown how to play these pieces years ago and later made into a medley. Not unlike learning from YouTube tutorials I suppose.

If interested in either, you should be able to find arrangements for them, I would think, fairly readily, as neither are too obscure. The proper name for Windmills is "Windmills of Your Mind" and even Sting has taken a crack at this one.

Thanks for your interest.
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#1973755 - 10/15/12 07:48 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Greener]
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Greener - I enjoyed your Come Rain or Come Shine. I am a big fan of these old standards and like the updating you gave this one. Your piano has a a cool sound.
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#1973759 - 10/15/12 07:58 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Tx-Dennis - you have an authentic Piano Bar style of playing that is very easy on the ears. Love the arrangements and your elegant performances.
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#1973762 - 10/15/12 08:05 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Greener]
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Greener - like Tx-Dennis your recording makes me feel like I am in a Piano Bar. I like the way you approach this piece - sophisticated but not over powering. Very Cool. Congratulations on your 500 posts.
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#1973771 - 10/15/12 08:17 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: MusicaMusique]
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Debbie - I watched both of your videos and enjoyed them very much - I'm partial to videos where you can actually see the artist, not just their "dancing hands". You have a very relaxed playing style. Very impressive work after being away from the piano for so long.
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#1973860 - 10/15/12 11:39 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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ladypayne, your hymn arrangement is strikingly pretty. Nice job.
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#1973973 - 10/16/12 08:10 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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A lot of good music to catch up on!

Greener - Nice medley on Windmills/How Insensitive. I would never have thought to put those two together. You kept the bossa rhythm going and that last transition came out nicely!

Tx-Dennis - Three of my favorites in one fell swoop! You brought some different arranging ideas to them all. They sounded great. Loved it...

Newman - I know what you mean about the pop melodies all seeming to conform to the chord triads. Those moments of discovery and clarity make learning music a lot of fun, don't they?

Slpianoproject - Welcome to the piano bar! Songs Without Words Op. 30 No. 1 was gorgeous and full sounding. That piano is some instrument. I love how the camera work caught the reflection not only of the keys, but of the hammers. The whole setting is very Zen...

Weiyan - Minuet First Lessons in Bach was very well played. Keep up the good work.

Cyan - Just a bullet-proof, beautiful treatment. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie - Welcome also to the Piano Bar! Good job on the two pieces and on overcoming your nerves. I hope to hear more from you in the future.

Ladypayne - Come Thou Font of Every Blessing was inspirational and well played. The images were breathtaking.
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#1974100 - 10/16/12 02:08 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Hi everyone - haven't been visiting too often for the last couple of months. I had been spending far to much time sitting in front of my computer on this and other forums so I decided to take a step back. I also have a new piano smile so it is getting played a bit more than the old one.

When I started posting to the Piano Bar I set myself a target of posting something every month for a year with the aim of having something to work towards and improving my playing. Last November I also started contributing to the ABF recital, both these things have helped with my confidence and I feel my playing has improved.

Anyway, I am not here to tell my life story but to thank everyone for their past encouragement and always kind comments, I can't tell you how much the feedback here has helped me, on a number of levels.

I probably won't be dropping by the bar too much from now on but do intend to partake in the quarterly recitals, so I'll see you all there.


Happy playing.
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#1974216 - 10/16/12 06:39 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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Originally Posted By: jazztpt

I probably won't be dropping by the bar too much from now on but do intend to partake in the quarterly recitals, so I'll see you all there.


I, for one, will miss your wonderful contributions. Have fun with the new piano!
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#1974783 - 10/17/12 06:28 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: kenjazz]
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Originally Posted By: kenjazz
Originally Posted By: jazztpt

I probably won't be dropping by the bar too much from now on but do intend to partake in the quarterly recitals, so I'll see you all there.


I, for one, will miss your wonderful contributions.


Me too!
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#1974838 - 10/17/12 07:57 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Jazztpt,
Congratulations getting a new piano!! Too bad we don't get to enjoy it here but I am glad that you will continue to take part in the quarterly recitals... the next one being just around the corner....

If you get a chance, please share some pics of your new piano as we all love to hear piano stories!


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#1975018 - 10/18/12 04:39 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Hi, there are many good music this month. Thank for all viewers and contributors.

This is my second submission this month:

First Lessons in Bach
6. Minuet

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#1975068 - 10/18/12 08:24 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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Here's one you might remember.

It Had To Be You

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#1975136 - 10/18/12 11:49 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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BillM, a nice rendition of a classic from Casablanca, more of this.
Weiyan, I notice improvements in your playing, nicely done. Maybe you're hitting some of the notes a bit too hard, however the first step is to get the timing right and worry about the dynamics when the timing is satisfactory. At least that's what some people say.
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#1975190 - 10/18/12 01:27 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: TheodorN]
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BillM - Another great classic with your distinctive vocals. You just keep banging out one hit after another. Well done.

Weiyan - You continue to progress with each submission. Good job bringing out both left-hand and right-hand melody lines in the Bach minuet. Nice work.
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#1975440 - 10/18/12 10:43 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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BillM: Your are a professional singer. Thank you for your comment. I didn't pay attention to dynamic and missing out the dynamic marks in the score. Just learn to keep the fluency at this moment. I hope there are improvement in coming days.

JimF: Thank you for your encouragement.
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#1975527 - 10/19/12 06:22 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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I recorded this one last week but didn't think it was any good. I listened again just now and figured ... it's an odd song, an odd melody, it's my own odd arrangement of it plus I've tried to play a little differently. What do you think?

Walking on the spot (Neil Finn)



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#1975529 - 10/19/12 06:33 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Bill - I think you and I like all the same material. That's a nice version (as always).(The version I'm most familiar with is Nilsson). I was listening to 'Crazy' the other day on the train on the way to work - both the Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline version. Hearing you do 'It Had To Be You' - I think you'd do 'Crazy' well.

LadyPayne - an interesting arrangement ( a wee Scots influence in part of that tune)

MusicaMusique - welcome
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#1975543 - 10/19/12 07:32 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Newman]
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Originally Posted By: Newman
I recorded this one last week but didn't think it was any good. I listened again just now and figured ... it's an odd song, it's my own odd arrangement of it plus I've tried to play a little differently. What do you think?



Wow, Newman - pitch perfect, and awesome range! You've really got an instrument made for rock ballads. You should do more with it. It sounded great.

BillM - Love this song (It had to be you). Nice arrangement, vocal and self-comping. If you are going to do a video, you should have some adoring beauty that you are singing this to in the shot wink
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#1975554 - 10/19/12 07:54 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Newman, I enjoyed Walking On The Spot, nicely done.
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