Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
98 registered (angga888, antony, ando, anotherscott, 25 invisible), 1205 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#2073521 - 04/29/13 02:42 PM My "cinematic" piano music - "LIFE'S GREAT MYSTERIES"
Chris Goslow Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/06/11
Posts: 49
Loc: California, USA
Hey all:

Here's a video link to a piece I wrote a little while ago. Reminds me of epic movie music. smile Hope you like it.

"Life's Great Mysteries" by Chris Goslow http://chrisgoslow.com/blog/lifes-great-mysteries-original-piano-music/
_________________________
Pianist/Composer/Songwriter/Music Artist website: http://www.chrisgoslow.com
My Piano Teaching website: http://www.pianolessonsinsacramento.com

Top
Piano & Music Acc. / Sheet Music


Sheet Music Plus Homepage
#2078683 - 05/07/13 07:14 AM Re: My "cinematic" piano music - "LIFE'S GREAT MYSTERIES" [Re: Chris Goslow]
Medium Heights Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/06/13
Posts: 64
Loc: Banned
Quite nice. I guess a few people have chosen to comment elsewhere than in this thread so there are no responses here yet.

The stuff around 3:20 reminds me of Liszt's Dante Sonata, a slight turn-off for me because, well, Liszt's stuff is better. Other than that, I'd be very happy if I were able to consistently create music so enjoyable.

I noticed your channel at Youtube doesn't have much in terms of your own compositions. Is this something you don't often do or do you have a huge back catalogue basically waiting to be learned and uploaded? Unless this piece is a happy fluke, you have a talent for writing interesting melody, I have to say (for what it's worth, since I'm not an expert by any means).

Top
#2079302 - 05/08/13 12:57 PM Re: My "cinematic" piano music - "LIFE'S GREAT MYSTERIES" [Re: Chris Goslow]
Chris Goslow Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/06/11
Posts: 49
Loc: California, USA
Thanks, Medium Heights:

Glad you liked the melody. I have other compositions and am starting to post more of it online as I did with this one. In addition, I have always been an improviser and am intending to leverage those skills into creating more compositions. In fact, I made a post on my blog of several piano improvisations: Several Piano Improvisations.
I'm just looking to make more of my creative skills, hence I'm sharing more nowadays. Thanks again for the feedback.
_________________________
Pianist/Composer/Songwriter/Music Artist website: http://www.chrisgoslow.com
My Piano Teaching website: http://www.pianolessonsinsacramento.com

Top
#2079338 - 05/08/13 02:06 PM Re: My "cinematic" piano music - "LIFE'S GREAT MYSTERIES" [Re: Chris Goslow]
Medium Heights Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/06/13
Posts: 64
Loc: Banned
Very nice.

The recordings have a nice 1920s sound, heh.

I haven't listened to them all the way through yet, but "Tonight's Piano Improvisation" has some excellent melodic touches, from 1:10 to 1:30 for example. I think the piece deserves a less humble name. If you could work the best of that piece into an effective little composition, I'd pay for music like that.

Top
#2079618 - 05/09/13 02:40 AM Re: My "cinematic" piano music - "LIFE'S GREAT MYSTERIES" [Re: Chris Goslow]
Chris Goslow Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/06/11
Posts: 49
Loc: California, USA
Wow, thanks man. Great to hear. As it happens, I do have a piano album out, "Waterfall," here's a video of me performing two of the pieces from it:

Watch a performance of me playing "Winter Glass" and "Summer Rain."

Also, read about the tracks from Waterfall here.

And good point on giving the improv a more fitting name. I'll definitely consider it.
_________________________
Pianist/Composer/Songwriter/Music Artist website: http://www.chrisgoslow.com
My Piano Teaching website: http://www.pianolessonsinsacramento.com

Top
#2080271 - 05/10/13 10:46 AM Re: My "cinematic" piano music - "LIFE'S GREAT MYSTERIES" [Re: Chris Goslow]
GregSTB Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 26
Hey, Chris.

Very nice! Not many compositions on youtube are able to hold my attention for a full 5 minutes haha. But yours did. So i like it a lot.
You're left hand technique is pretty good i see. Mine is still too tense. I see you're very comfortable behind the piano.

Kudos!

Top
#2080309 - 05/10/13 12:23 PM Re: My "cinematic" piano music - "LIFE'S GREAT MYSTERIES" [Re: Chris Goslow]
Medium Heights Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/06/13
Posts: 64
Loc: Banned
Is it possible to buy your CD outside of the USA? I think you've calculated the shipping price for within U.S. deliveries. There's also no country choice in the form now that I checked.

Top
#2080316 - 05/10/13 12:31 PM Re: My "cinematic" piano music - "LIFE'S GREAT MYSTERIES" [Re: Chris Goslow]
Chris Goslow Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/06/11
Posts: 49
Loc: California, USA
Hi GregSTB:

Thanks for the great comments! Glad you liked the music.
As it happens, I'm left handed... maybe that helps, at least in regards to left handed playing. On the flip side, I've had to work on my right-hand, since it is usually the star of the show, at least melodically speaking.

If your hand is tense, you definitely want to work to keep your hand relaxed. Got any recordings/videos I can watch? ...Or did you already show me something? Your screen name looks familiar.
_________________________
Pianist/Composer/Songwriter/Music Artist website: http://www.chrisgoslow.com
My Piano Teaching website: http://www.pianolessonsinsacramento.com

Top
#2084146 - 05/17/13 12:09 PM Re: My "cinematic" piano music - "LIFE'S GREAT MYSTERIES" [Re: Chris Goslow]
GregSTB Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 26
Oh i see. Either way.. Your left hand is still very smooth, better than many right hands lol.

Yes, i've posted a piano improvisation around january i think. http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2011015/Piano%20Improvisation.html#Post2011015

Clearly my arpeggio's are kinda sloppy at times as u can hear. Currently working on various Waltzes for softer playing and the Chopin Revolutionary Etude to get it more evenly. It's a challenge but it'll work itself out soon i hope. Good idea. I will perhaps show a video soon to show how i'm progressing.

Keep up the good work, man.

Top
#2086240 - 05/21/13 12:58 PM Re: My "cinematic" piano music - "LIFE'S GREAT MYSTERIES" [Re: Chris Goslow]
Chris Goslow Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/06/11
Posts: 49
Loc: California, USA
Hey GregSTB:

Of course! I remember now. Thanks for reminding me of that post. It helped move me in the direction of sharing this improvisation in the first place.
_________________________
Pianist/Composer/Songwriter/Music Artist website: http://www.chrisgoslow.com
My Piano Teaching website: http://www.pianolessonsinsacramento.com

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
- > Gift Ideas for Music Lovers < -
From PianoSupplies.com a division of Piano World.
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
A new clip of Don Pullen in action
by rintincop
12/17/14 11:03 PM
Learn a Song in 7 minutes: Carol of the Bells
by Hugh Sung
12/17/14 10:11 PM
December 2014 Holiday Piano Bar
by piano_primo_1
12/17/14 06:14 PM
The Language of Taste - Pianos, Wine ... and Birds
by PNO40
12/17/14 05:16 PM
Good Practice Amp for Roland FP7F?
by TheloniousPunk
12/17/14 04:24 PM
Forum Stats
77333 Members
42 Forums
159946 Topics
2348947 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission