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#2079927 - 05/09/13 04:48 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: earlofmar]
scorpio Offline
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earlofmar, bravo! Quite impressive. I look forward to your Snell's Level 3 pieces.

I've been doing this for 4.5 months; I have alot of distance to make up to get to your level.
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#2079969 - 05/09/13 06:15 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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Thank you scopio, it is amazing in these early days how much a month or two can make. I started Fandango a couple of months ago and had to wait a while until ability caught up to ambition
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#2079975 - 05/09/13 06:32 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: earlofmar]
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Scorpio - short and sweet
earlofmar - for just a few months that sounds pretty good to me.
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#2080081 - 05/09/13 11:56 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: peterws]
xorbe Offline
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Originally Posted By: peterws
Here`s a hacked about ole Lennon McCartney one. . . . called "EL, Len or Rig.B?" It`s undisciplined I`m afraid . . . How on earth d`ya get a picture on here from Youtube vids?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gmS4iTw8fjw


Niiice.

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#2080124 - 05/10/13 02:28 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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earlofmar: The Fandango is well played. Its your music flowing.
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J.S.Bach Prelude in C Min: No. 2 from Six Preludes fur Anfanger auf dem
Am Abend No. 2 from Stimmungsbilder, Op. 88
60s Swing No. 1 from Swinging Rhythms
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#2080127 - 05/10/13 02:48 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Weiyan]
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Originally Posted By: Weiyan
earlofmar: The Fandango is well played. Its your music flowing.


Thankyou Weiyan, interestingly I was just reading about trying to feel the music one is playing.
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#2080186 - 05/10/13 06:59 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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This is my mid month contribution.

Baby Elephant Walk by Henry Mancini
from the Paramount Picture Hatari!

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J.S.Bach Prelude in C Min: No. 2 from Six Preludes fur Anfanger auf dem
Am Abend No. 2 from Stimmungsbilder, Op. 88
60s Swing No. 1 from Swinging Rhythms
http://weiyanwo.wordpress.com

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#2080191 - 05/10/13 07:16 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
earlofmar Offline
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thanks for sharing Weiyan, has that distinctive Mancini sound that is just wonderful, guaranteed to make you smile
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#2080261 - 05/10/13 10:23 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: earlofmar]
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Scorpio - Very nice first submission! You have made a lot of progress in a short time!

Earlomar - I love the Fandango. You played it very confidently.

Weiyan - Great job on the Mancini. You really had it cooking long!
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#2080282 - 05/10/13 11:16 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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earlofmar~ Welcome to the piano bar! Great touch you have there with your first posting of Fandango! It's amazing you've been playing for only five months and you play so very well. Look forward to more from you - thank you for your music.

Scorpio~ Morning Song is very carefully played. That Diabelli wrote some very nice melodies and you picked a good one to play. I really enjoyed it. Look forward to more of your music.

Weiyan~ Great Baby Elephant Walk! Your sense of time is improving and you are playing more relaxed than before. It's great to see and you unisons are better, although some of the mid-bass can use some shoring up! Great work. With those boogie pieces, time/steady tempo is key. That ending made me smile!
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#2080284 - 05/10/13 11:18 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
Inlanding Offline
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Here's a quick tune called, Slow Move

Glen

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#2080291 - 05/10/13 11:30 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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Registered: 03/25/06
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Beautiful, Glen!

And, your Steinway sounds fabulous! smile

How long have you been playing? Seems like you've mastered the piano to a very high level!

Rick
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#2080351 - 05/10/13 01:41 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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Earlofmar . Great going, man! really flowin` . . good clean sound flowing around

Scopio Very lovely touch. Sounds real good. A simple song played well.

Weiyan The boogie`s on its Weiy - an exemplary rendition. Great LH work, tricky bits in the RH - It`ll rock very soon, methinks. I was waiting for a rattly ending after the "Good evening friends" bit - but got a nice chord instead!

Inlanding How`s Tony Bennett these days? Surely, music to get drunk to. . . .RELAX!
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#2080470 - 05/10/13 06:40 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
earlofmar Offline
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Thanks for the wonderful comments Inlanding & peterws.

Inlanding your piece nothing short of remarkable, something to aspire too.
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Learning piano starts by taking all your confidence and then over many years drip feeding it back to you smile

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#2080485 - 05/10/13 07:23 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
Weiyan Offline
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Glen: The old time jazz feel of the Slow is very nice.
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some of the mid-bass can use some shoring up

Thank you for your kindly suggestion. Could you explain the shoring up? Thank you.
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J.S.Bach Prelude in C Min: No. 2 from Six Preludes fur Anfanger auf dem
Am Abend No. 2 from Stimmungsbilder, Op. 88
60s Swing No. 1 from Swinging Rhythms
http://weiyanwo.wordpress.com

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#2080486 - 05/10/13 07:23 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: earlofmar]
Newman Offline
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In Landing - Wow some great RH work there! The LH chord pattern underneath - very Gershwin bluesy to me - nice.
Weiyan - speaking of RH work you did some pretty good RH licks there.
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#2080566 - 05/11/13 01:05 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Newman]
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Well, I must be getting somewhere in my learning because (the roughness of my playing aside) this one didn't seem so hard. Pretty quick and easy to learn.


Cry Baby Cry (Lennon_McCartney)

Just a little fun at the intro.
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#2080577 - 05/11/13 01:52 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Newman]
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Newman Ah do beeeleeeve . . . that is your best yet! Pure Lennon! Uncanny resemblance . . . Most excellent! I`d like to hear Swiss Maid . .
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#2080584 - 05/11/13 02:31 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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Loc: So. California
This is a recording from a live gig.

Softly as in the Morning Sunrise
https://www.box.com/s/iwp536u5k0xxw6bcmanx

Enjoy!
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#2080607 - 05/11/13 04:27 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: jazzwee]
peterws Online   content
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OOOOHH!! What fun! MORE music to get drunk to! Cleo Laine . . .plus band, Nice Band man!
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#2080644 - 05/11/13 07:15 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: jazzwee]
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Loc: Australia
Originally Posted By: jazzwee
This is a recording from a live gig.

Softly as in the Morning Sunrise
https://www.box.com/s/iwp536u5k0xxw6bcmanx

Enjoy!


Great jazzwee, must be great to play with wonderful muscians
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#2080645 - 05/11/13 07:19 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Newman]
earlofmar Offline
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Loc: Australia
Originally Posted By: Newman
Well, I must be getting somewhere in my learning because (the roughness of my playing aside) this one didn't seem so hard. Pretty quick and easy to learn.


Cry Baby Cry (Lennon_McCartney)

Just a little fun at the intro.


Newman, I won't keep on going on about it(promise) but your voice is so good, it has one thing all great singers have - character. Your piano playing dam good too.
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#2080696 - 05/11/13 09:26 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: earlofmar]
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Originally Posted By: earlofmar


Newman, I won't keep on going on about it(promise) but your voice is so good, it has one thing all great singers have - character. Your piano playing dam good too.


Thank you. Appreciated.
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#2080705 - 05/11/13 09:37 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: peterws]
Newman Offline
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Originally Posted By: peterws
Newman Ah do beeeleeeve . . . that is your best yet! Pure Lennon! Uncanny resemblance . . . Most excellent! I`d like to hear Swiss Maid . .


Why, thank you. (Swiss Maid?)
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#2080903 - 05/11/13 03:35 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Newman]
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Sorry! That was Del Shannon . . . . I got mixed up with Norwegian wood... .
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#2081033 - 05/11/13 08:30 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: peterws]
Newman Offline
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I play Norwegian Wood - on guitar (couldn't see it as a piano piece).
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#2082182 - 05/13/13 11:23 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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I'll be the first to say that my version sounds uneven. Another work in progress. Needs some fine tuning for sure. Plus I can't decide if I like this piece slower or faster. I'm posting the faster version.

Here you go earlofmar! My Prelude in C major

http://soundcloud.com/elle_c/prelude-bwv-846-js-bach
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#2082343 - 05/14/13 09:31 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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Loc: Connecticut, USA
Inlanding - that was enjoyable. Set the right mood for me.

Newman - great Lennon/McCartney as always. Do you have a suggestion for a good "easy piano" Beatles book?

jazzwee - when I first heard this, it was at night with the lights down. I had this existential experience like I was right in the room, with drink in hand. Thank you.

ElleC - wow! Very impressed. I started in January too (ugh!) I need to buckle up and get moving.
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#2082348 - 05/14/13 09:45 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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scorpio, don't worry, I stopped comparing myself to ElleC or earlofmar as soon as I heard their first recording! I think they come from some other planet wink
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#2082584 - 05/14/13 05:50 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: sinophilia]
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Originally Posted By: sinophilia
scorpio, don't worry, I stopped comparing myself to ElleC or earlofmar as soon as I heard their first recording! I think they come from some other planet wink


Too kind sinophilia, but I have only submitted one piece which sounded not too bad. The forum will probably never get to hear the endless repetitive practice and wrong notes that make my normal day at the piano.
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