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#2015259 - 01/16/13 03:12 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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BillM; Gorgeous rendition of this beautiful song... based on an old Russian folk song. smile

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Those_Were_the_Days_(song)

Here's something I did a few years ago.. I used the Mandolin setting on my Roland (supposed to sound a little like a balalaika). confused You've inspired me to try to redo it, though..

THOSE WERE THE DAYS



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#2015692 - 01/16/13 06:23 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
Newman Offline
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Stumbler - a curious piece. Until today I didn't realise strathspey was a style. I googled it.
Bill - you really bring out the lyrics in this one and, yes, evoke the melancholy. PM me for a little more info.
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#2015696 - 01/16/13 06:26 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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[b][/b]Elssa - It's a great tune isn't it?
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#2015703 - 01/16/13 06:36 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]
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Elssa - I really liked your more upbeat interpretation. I'm not surprised that you have recorded this one - we seem to have very similar tastes in music. I particularly liked your ending including your cat's contribution.
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#2015800 - 01/16/13 09:28 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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BillM - Those were the days
It is amazing how you can put out so many great performances here. As I have said many times, your voice is golden and your piano playing is fantastic as you look so relaxed in front of your great piano. It is a true pleasure to listen to your contributions here. You need to release a CD with all your covers!! Thanks for sharing!
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#2015801 - 01/16/13 09:34 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Elssa - Those were the days
Another great performance! I like how you managed to change the sounds in the mix while playing. Great job!
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#2015805 - 01/16/13 09:40 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Newman - You and Me
You are in a class of your own here. Your originals are simply amazing!! I loved it. Your songs (and voice!) really remind me of the Beatles! When will be able to see a video of you playing your piano? Thanks for sharing!!
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#2015806 - 01/16/13 09:43 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Stumbler - Miss Drummonds
Great performance!! Your piano keys must be glowing at the end of that piece... Great job! Thanks for sharing!
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#2015895 - 01/17/13 02:39 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]
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Thanks, Bill and Amaruk. You are too kind. There are many more originals to draw upon and turn into piano based rather than guitar based songs. A lifetime of listening to, playing and singing Beatles songs has left its mark!
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#2015945 - 01/17/13 06:17 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: stumbler]
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Stumbler - The March of the Campbells (or McDonalds)! A very Scottish flavour. Full of purpose.
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#2015948 - 01/17/13 06:20 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]
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Ellsa; "Those were the days" Love the run up the keyboard! I`ve never been able to do that very well; better try this out for meself ha ha
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#2015950 - 01/17/13 06:26 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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"Those were the days" Loved this Bill. Super arrangement; piano could do wi being a tad louder, mind (mho) It`s a lovely instrument. What model is it?
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#2015953 - 01/17/13 06:32 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]
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"Polish Dance" Amaruk - Hey, what a sound, man! That piano looks . . .great and not easily transportable!!

Plus - we got dancers! Lovely piece o` music, man.
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#2016429 - 01/18/13 12:01 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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Those were the days:
nice interpretation BillM.
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#2016435 - 01/18/13 12:14 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]
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I like yours too, Elssa.

p.s. I didn't know it was based on a Russian folk song.
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#2016439 - 01/18/13 12:15 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]
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Amaruk. I sort of let the tempo get away from me.
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#2016553 - 01/18/13 07:44 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Here`s another. Rough and Ready version. I`m working on the bits I sort of skipped over. And it`ll be slower because I prefer it that way . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98jMNN00S38
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#2016557 - 01/18/13 08:04 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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There are many wonderful music this month.

BillM: Your voice is very touching. You sing with passion.
Those were the days: Its touching.

Amaruk: The difficult Easy Piano is well played. I enjoy it.
Wish4 Thing: Very good. Its baroque feel. If give you comment, I would like to say you can pay attention to one hand only at each time. From 1 min onward, your left hand seems less confidence. At 37 sec, transition from right hand to left hand has a gap. Try copy LH and RH score to same staff. The music is not divided to LH and RH. LH and RH cooperate to make same line of music.

I am a newbie, I have 99% confidence I am wrong.

Amaruk: The Polish Dance. Wow, passionate. I never think I can play it. The movie is very good. Enjoy it.
Greener: Thank you for the music of Bugs. Its funny. I enjoy it.
sislermi: Final Fantasy X Soundtrack, very good.
peterws: The Irish Winter is rather warm. It like winter in my city. The Bach French Suite 5 is very good.
Ellsa: Near You, music make as closer. Thank you for the music and the video. Your rendition of The Those were the Days is very good.
Newman: You and Me, very good song. Enjoy it.
Stumbler: Miss Drummond of Logiealmond's Strathspey. It seems blues progression! Wow! Enjoy it.
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#2016565 - 01/18/13 08:12 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Thanks for a member,s suggestion last month, I bought an ipod holder from Taobao, the China ebay. I can make video now.

Bach Preludio I from the Well Tempered Claviar.



Thank you for watching. Comments and suggestions are welcome.


Edited by Weiyan (01/18/13 08:13 AM)
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#2016824 - 01/18/13 05:17 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Weiyan]
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Weiyan,

Well done on the Bach prelude. It is a lot of fun watching your monthly progress via the pieces submitted to the bar. Keep up the good work.

Jim
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#2016831 - 01/18/13 05:51 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
Allard Offline
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Elssa - thanks for sharing the Aristocats video, made me smile! In "Those were the days," I don't really like the mandolin sound. It's disturbing. Might have to do with the quality of the recording maybe?

BillM - it's so nice how you can sing and play at the same time. And pretty good too, on both accounts!

Weiyan - is the lowest A key broken? It looks so sad. Bach is really not my thing, but I appreciate the technical difficulties one faces when playing his music.
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#2016845 - 01/18/13 06:19 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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I have more listening and catching up to do this month, and I will be back. But, just want to quickly comment on what I just heard...

Weiyan; Fabulous job.
Your playing is really coming along nicely and rapidly. You must be practicing a lot. It shows. I love this prelude. This is the best I've heard from you yet. Well done.
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#2016883 - 01/18/13 07:40 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Newman]
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Stumbler - a fun piece. I like how you are not afraid to give the keys a good whack.
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#2016886 - 01/18/13 07:46 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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Peterws - Bach French suite- what a lovely recording. I'm not a big classical fan but enjoyed your energetic performance.
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#2016889 - 01/18/13 07:52 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Weiyan]
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Weiyan - I agree with Greener - this may be your best yet. I enjoyed watching you play - keep the videos coming.
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#2016910 - 01/18/13 08:24 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Weiyan - Bach's Prelude in C major


Great job!! I am glad that you ordered the adapter for your camera as it is great to be able see you play on your piano now. I like it that you uncovered your action. It makes for a very interesting video. You are becoming a Bach expert. You even had the piece memorized!!
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#2016942 - 01/18/13 09:49 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Weiyan - I'm impressed by the range of music you play. Good work!
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#2016976 - 01/18/13 11:23 PM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
Weiyan Offline
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Thank you for kindly encouragements and suggestions. My tuning mentor suggest me to play this prdlude, he said it used all twelve keys of the keyboard.

The lowerest A is broken during move to my house.

I ordered the iPod holder from TaoBao, a lot cheapper than Amazon.

Uncover the piano make the sound open, but I still not satisfy the sound quality of the video. I also like to see the action dancing.
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#2017045 - 01/19/13 02:02 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Weiyan]
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Ok. I'm on a roll now. Here's a song I wrote in 1980/81


In Love With Love

It's one of my wife's favourites.
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#2017076 - 01/19/13 04:21 AM Re: January Piano Bar [Re: Newman]
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That was 30 years ago . . . .! A good `un, man. McCartney/Lennon in one. Keep `em comin
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