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#2010120 - 01/06/13 04:20 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Nice playing, sislermi. Welcome and thanks for sharing this. I look forward to hearing more from you.

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#2010352 - 01/07/13 01:08 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Starr Keys, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts are with you.

Thanks, Kenjazz, Amaruk and TX Dennis. That little Aristocat Scales and Arps is one of my favorite pieces to play. It's fun and I also didn't know it was from a Disney movie.

Amaruk: Thanks for showing me how to get my video cover on PW. If you hadn't told me, I'd never figure it out. Next time I post a video, you'll see how well I learned from you. Your Chopin prelude was lovely and I especially enjoyed your presentation with the ballet over lay. Do you need some kind of special software to create the video overlays?

Greener: Your Beethoven minuet brought back lots of fond memories. That's always been one of my favorite pieces.

Sisler: You have an expressive touch. I'd never heard of both these pieces but I especially loved Hercules. I didn't know it was a Disney movie, either. To Zanarkand was beautiful, too. It had a distant feel to it, like something from outer space, which is what I suppose it is about.

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#2010802 - 01/07/13 07:13 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Since it`s winter, here goes. The non Irish version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEWPwCyq-r4
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#2010804 - 01/07/13 07:19 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: BenPiano]
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Nice work Ben. (Youtube link)
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#2010807 - 01/07/13 07:24 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Newman]
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Hey, ya sounded like McCartney there. . . .nice studio (stereo) sound.
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#2010939 - 01/08/13 12:48 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Starr Keys]
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I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, Starr Keys. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

This is one of my mom's favorite oldies..

NEAR YOU


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#2011933 - 01/09/13 09:32 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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Nice playing peterws. Really smooth on the rhythmic changes.

I gather from the youtube description that this is your own arrangement. Great work.
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#2011935 - 01/09/13 09:36 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]
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Thanks Elssa, you bring the "piano bar" to the piano bar.
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#2011963 - 01/09/13 10:58 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Here's a song I wrote in 2005 (on guitar) and have now worked out a - very basic - piano part for it. Listening back to it before I uploaded it it occurred to me to suggest listening to it and imagining some Lionel Ritchie type orchestration/arrangement to go with it.



You and Me (Newman)


I've been looking back over a few of my old songs this week and thinking about which ones I can convert to piano pieces. So, expect to hear a few more in the next little while.

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#2012005 - 01/10/13 12:55 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Newman]
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Peterws7: Loved your piece. Had a real nice beat and you have a lovely touch. And it's a very fitting piece for this time of year. You could have been playing about my city - WINTERpeg! We're the Iceberg City, for sure!

Elssa: Was that you playing Near You? What a lovely, sentimental piece!

Newman: You have a great voice and the song was beautiful. Loved the lyrics, too.

Thanks, everyone. This piano bar is lots of fun to be in.

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#2012044 - 01/10/13 02:23 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: stumbler]
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Originally Posted By: stumbler
Thanks Elssa, you bring the "piano bar" to the piano bar.


Thanks, Stumbler. smile I had played this originally with more strings as sort of a ballad, then thought I'd try this bouncier version that I posted here. My friend said "I saw you playing in an old western saloon while you were playing this", I guess because of all the tremolos I threw in for fun. LOL This is one of those great old songs you can play any old way, though, I think. smile

Enjoying everybody's great recordings here in the bar this month. thumb

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#2012077 - 01/10/13 04:15 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
Newman Online   content
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PeterWS and Elssa - very different styles but a commonality of fluidity.

(ah! 500)
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#2012180 - 01/10/13 10:03 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Newman]
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Newmn-"imagining some Lionel Ritchie type orchestration/arrangement to go with it."

And the dancing girls. Don`t forget them.

Elsa - My uncle played this sort o` thing. Many moons ago. In local pubs when piano players were appreciated!


Edited by peterws (01/10/13 10:07 AM)
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#2012185 - 01/10/13 10:11 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]
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Amaruk, that sounds like a rare breed. An in tune Acoustic! Sure sounds good, man
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#2012438 - 01/10/13 07:38 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Greener]
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Greener - a very polished and stately rendition of Minuet in G. I like your straight-forward interpretation.
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#2012443 - 01/10/13 07:45 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]
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Amaruk - I was surprised to see/hear you playing a classical piece. A sensitive and lyrical performance. I love the tone of your Roland - do I detect a light reverb effect? It sounds full and rich.
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#2012447 - 01/10/13 07:51 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: sislermi]
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Sislermi - Two very well played pieces. I look forward to hearing more from you.
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#2012448 - 01/10/13 07:55 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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Peterws - I really enjoyed your piece. Is this an original composition?
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#2012452 - 01/10/13 07:59 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]
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Elssa - I am such a fan of your playing and arrangements. Great old tune and great performance.
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#2012453 - 01/10/13 08:02 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Newman]
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Newman - I kind of like your solo, unadorned performance. Cool tune.
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#2012579 - 01/11/13 01:42 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: candlelightpiano]
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Here's a nice video I just found on YouTube of "Near You" (Roger Williams) smile


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#2012602 - 01/11/13 04:01 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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Hi Bill - Just hacked about a bit. David Essex recorded it originally to my knowledge. (It`s fun doin` the video)
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#2013150 - 01/12/13 12:15 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Newman]
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Newman, nice song.
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#2013151 - 01/12/13 12:21 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]
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Elssa, the Roger Williams version is good, but we already have you.
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#2013587 - 01/12/13 05:53 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Weiyan; Lovely melody. You enjoyed that. I enjoyed that

Candlelight; Nobody to gi ya a clap, lass. You desrerve one!

Bill M; From the hrart, Bill. A big one I bet . .

Wish4tThing; I played this on church tears ago. Keep up th good work . . .

Greener Well played on a good piano. What is it?

KenJazz; I want to do that, Ken . . I also want to play in Kylie`s band . . .

It`s great to hear others playing?
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#2013712 - 01/12/13 11:14 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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I originally intended this for last month's piano bar. Miss Drummond of Logiealmond's Strathspey from the William Shepherd's 1st collection. I abused the original in this arrangement. I picture giants stomping through the hills of Scotland stepping on houses. People running screaming.

Perhaps my imagination has is a bit overactive.


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#2013738 - 01/13/13 12:31 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Starr Keys]
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Starr Keys: Your singing is so beautiful and inspiring.. It's amazing how you can also accompany yourself .. not many who can do that so very well. smile

Stumbler: Terrific - enjoyed that! thumb

Candlelight Piano (Scales & Arpeggios): You played one of my all-time favorite Disney songs (from the AristoCats).. Purrfect rendition! smile


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#2015098 - 01/15/13 07:49 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Here is a song that was recorded by Mary Hopkins in 1968. I always have liked the somewhat melancholy lyrics.

Those Were the Days

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#2015183 - 01/15/13 10:55 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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BillM: When I saw "Those Were The Days" I thought you were going to sing the theme from "All In The Family", and was wondering just how you would sing Edith's part of the duet. laugh A very nice song indeed you recorded there.
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#2015218 - 01/16/13 12:52 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Thanks, Peterws and Ellsa. Glad you liked my little Disney piece. Ellsa, love your play on words.

Stumbler: You have an imagination! I didn't picture giants stomping through the hills of Scotland stepping on houses, people running screaming! I had a vision of men in kilts marching through the heather through the mists of Scotland, like a scene out of Brigadoon. Lovely.

BillM: Those Were The Days is one of my favorite songs. In some parts, you have a very ghostly treble accompaniment, it goes very well with the mood of the song and the lyrics and I felt utterly melancholic listening to your singing of this timeless, nostalgic song.
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