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#2160343 - 10/01/13 06:52 AM October Piano Bar
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My turn! Here`s mine .



Edited by peterws (10/01/13 06:56 AM)
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#2160382 - 10/01/13 09:08 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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Peter, nice arrangement. Also enjoyed the video (PeterCam?) I assume you programmed the mix and drum sequence, etc. What DAW did you end up using? (I saw you asked about a multi-track DAW elsewhere)
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    #2160469 - 10/01/13 01:05 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: scorpio]
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    Hello Scorpio. I just used the piano`s onboard facilities, but the drums had to go onto the computer as a separate channel, played on the hoof as it were since they`re not recordable like the other tracks. I could then edit them somewhat on Audacity. Looking at software sequencers is doing my head in . . could be several stages too far for me!
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    #2160475 - 10/01/13 01:15 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    Nice arrangement. Looking for a cheap full function DAW? Try Reaper.
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    #2160512 - 10/01/13 02:37 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    Here's a piece called Winter Solstice. Sorry for the bad audio. I recorded this piece from my phone at work.
    Im so ready for winter. Its still in the 80's and 90's here in Kansas.
    https://app.box.com/s/web11cgjqjp3yvxb5dqz
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    #2160551 - 10/01/13 05:30 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    really enjoyed your piece peterws, very professional sounding. Loved the video of what I assume in your northern home town. Made me a little home sick.
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    #2160558 - 10/01/13 05:51 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Mr. Square]
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    Originally Posted By: Mr. Square
    Nice arrangement. Looking for a cheap full function DAW? Try Reaper.


    That`s what did me head in . . . .! I`m destined to spend the rest o` my life in the company of DGX630 . . . . .at least I can find my way round that . . .
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    #2160560 - 10/01/13 05:58 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Augustina]
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    Augustina - Winter Solstice in Lapland? Those reindeers`ll well kn*ckered by now . . . . give `em some straw and have a stiff drink yourself `cos it`s cold outside! I like winter, and enjoyed this canter through the frozen wastes.
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    #2160588 - 10/01/13 07:50 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    Great playing Peter. Please tell us more about your bike trip in your video. Where is it? I heard some say that the new iOS 7 gives them motion sickness. Well, this video is not for them... LOL
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    #2160593 - 10/01/13 08:16 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    That was great, Peter! Now I imagine you are already working on this: Learning to pedal to the beat of your metronome. That will really give you a tight sync between the audio and video. I can't wait for the next one!

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    #2160607 - 10/01/13 09:00 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    Nice piece Augustina, you have a piano at work?.....how good is that. Just starting our warm weather here, winter is very far from my mind.
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    #2160622 - 10/01/13 10:07 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    Here's a piece I've started to create. Haven't decided on rather it's finished or if I want to do some more stuff to it smile Btw, I've moved to a new house and it just has a fantastic view of the mountains. I made sure to save a spot right in front of the window for my piano. It's so refreshing to play my piano and stare at this beautiful view while doing it. I could do it all day.

    Looking at Mountains
    https://app.box.com/s/iqvmzjvbw2qihgrpoy5w



    Edited by ladypayne (10/01/13 11:50 PM)
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    #2160979 - 10/02/13 09:16 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    Peter, great arrangement, and playing. Cool video, too, it kept me shifting around in my chair the whole time, trying to keep my balance.

    Augustina, .quite a long piece to play at that tempo without error, well done. I always wanted to work someplace where I could take a piano break now and then!

    Ladypayne, nicely done, it really does get me to thinking of the mountains of Alaska. Nice melodies, interesting contrast between the sections.

    Brent, I can't play and sing at the same time either. (Or, to be more precise, I can't sing and X at the same time, where X = do anything or nothing at all). But it seems that your method worked well, everything is in sync. Intriguing ending!

    My piece this month is As Time Goes By, written by Herman Hupfeld.

    This is the song from Casablanca, which is the favorite movie of us old geezers, and maybe it stirs up some feelings just because we associate it with the movie. However, it was not written for the movie, and during the planning and production of the movie it was not thought to be essential to it, and was deleted and put back in a few times. The typical person thinks of it as a jazz song, but jazz players don't actually play it very often.

    I am playing from a lead sheet.

    As Time Goes By


    Ed
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    #2161051 - 10/03/13 03:49 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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    Ladypayne, your piano has a lovely relaxed feel to it, and a nice echo . . . .that is a good view. Especially when it snows!

    I don`t have to say "have fun"
    `Cos it shows!
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    #2161053 - 10/03/13 03:55 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Riddler]
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    Riddler My flabber is gasted . . . .wonderful rendition. Truly pro work here . . .is your lead sheet in the public domain? grin
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    #2161086 - 10/03/13 07:12 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    Ladypayne what a beautiful piece you have created - goes with the view

    Riddler a great version, what a wonderful sound you piano has as well
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    #2161092 - 10/03/13 07:39 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    NOTE: AFTER POSTING LAST NIGHT I RE-RECORDED THE VOCALS THIS MORNING

    Here's my rendition of "When I Fall In Love". It's a little faster tempo than most versions and I do it in the key of F rather than the usual Eb.

    http://snd.sc/1hn6zCz

    Piano part recorded first and played back in my headphones while recording the singing.

    P.S. One minor mistake in the lyrics but let's just chalk it up to poetic license or interpretation on my part!


    Edited by Brent H (10/03/13 08:02 AM)
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    #2161097 - 10/03/13 07:56 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    peterws,

    Very cool. I particularly liked how you kept playing without missing a beat after the wipeout on the cobblestones at 2:18 ;-)

    Perfect little video/music interlude to get my morning started.

    augustina,

    I'm also intrigued by you recording this "at work". If my coworkers heard something like that coming from my office (not that I could actually play that piece, great playing!) I'd probably not get any work done the rest of the day. I'd be surprised if you're not besieged by requests from your office-mates for their favorite piano tunes.

    ladypayne,

    I don't have such a view from my window. But I just returned from vacation and your tune reminded me of watching lovely scenery pass by the window of the train as I was traveling in England.


    Edited by Brent H (10/03/13 08:03 AM)
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    #2161101 - 10/03/13 08:12 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Riddler]
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    Originally Posted By: Riddler
    Brent, I can't play and sing at the same time either. (Or, to be more precise, I can't sing and X at the same time, where X = do anything or nothing at all). But it seems that your method worked well, everything is in sync. Intriguing ending!


    I'm actually doing the separate-tracks thing mostly as a practice technique. The whole idea is to be able to practice the accompaniment while listening to the vocal track and vice versa so I eventually put them together.

    And on this song it worked! I can now do a pretty credible job of singing+playing together. Still sounds better doing them separately as I can really concentrate but in the end doing it together "live" is the goal.

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    My piece this month is As Time Goes By, written by Herman Hupfeld.

    This is the song from Casablanca, which is the favorite movie of us old geezers, and maybe it stirs up some feelings just because we associate it with the movie. However, it was not written for the movie, and during the planning and production of the movie it was not thought to be essential to it, and was deleted and put back in a few times. The typical person thinks of it as a jazz song, but jazz players don't actually play it very often.

    I am playing from a lead sheet.

    As Time Goes By


    Ed


    I love it. Great treatment. I'm in a slightly too early stage of geezer-hood to have come to the song from the movie. I've just always thought it was a great, great tune. Well done.
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    #2161145 - 10/03/13 10:58 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    Riddler - what a great rendition of that - I love the rhythm and the flair.

    Cathy
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    #2161328 - 10/03/13 05:39 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    Hi everyone! This month I've managed to put up only short and easy pieces. I hope you'll like it anyway:

    William Gillock - Masked Ball




    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Minuet in F Major K5

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    #2161360 - 10/03/13 07:05 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    David,

    Is it just my computer or is the sound turned off on both your YouTube clips?

    I see a little speaker-with-and-X icon and I don't hear any sound.
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    #2161564 - 10/04/13 04:09 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Brent H]
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    Originally Posted By: Brent H
    David,

    Is it just my computer or is the sound turned off on both your YouTube clips?

    I see a little speaker-with-and-X icon and I don't hear any sound.


    I guess it must have been temporary youtube glitch or, if you still don't hear anything, there's some problem on your side. I hear sound in both videos.
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    #2161589 - 10/04/13 06:04 AM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    Peter - Good work. Did you crash at the end?
    Augustina- I liked that. Who wrote it?
    Lady Payne - short and sweet. A pretty tune. Who wrote it? (Who wrote what is an obsession of mine)
    Riddler – Wow. Excellent.
    Brent – One of my favourite old songs. Reminds me of when I was very young, listening to the BBC on a Sunday while my Mum’s roast was in the oven
    David - very accomplished
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    #2161747 - 10/04/13 01:36 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    The bar is already very lively, and only a few days of October behind us.

    Peterws – Nice playing and the video is entertaining. I thought of getting the DGX-630 at some point in time, but then I had the P85 which has the same action and I wanted to get a different action. Ended with up Casio PX-5S which I love, but you can do so much with the Yamaha DGX-6x0 line.
    Augustina – well done
    ladypayne – a nice soothing song, wish I could create something like this. If it’s not clear by now, well played!
    Brent H – your When I Fall In Love is very good. Such a standard song to play on the piano.
    Riddler – I enjoyed As Time Goes By, your postings are always good. I’d prefer to play it slower and maybe fewer notes in the bass (if I could play it at all, any version) to capture the melancholics of the song, but that has more to do with the arrangement than your playing.
    David Ruzicka – your short pieces were very nice and youΒ΄re good at the piano.
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    #2161758 - 10/04/13 02:19 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Brent H]
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    Brent H

    `Tis hard singing and playing. I had to do it in church years ago now. I got through the first 2 or 3 bars, then laid off when the congregation kicked in . . . .I think they sung just to drown me out!
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    #2161759 - 10/04/13 02:23 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: David Ruzicka]
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    David Ruzicka

    You have a decent and precise basic style here. Your piano sounds clean and pleasant too. Good stuff!
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    #2161761 - 10/04/13 02:29 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: Newman]
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    Newman

    It was the camera phone that departed my handlebars! Still works and is the basis for any videos here.

    The City is Lancaster, a hilly enclave on the North West Coast of England. The place is full o` University Students who sound soooooo posh . . .!
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    #2161762 - 10/04/13 02:36 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    Great to hear everyone again!
    peterws~ that was quite a journey and everything was in good sync - fun to watch. The ending is curious - did anything break?

    augustina~ as always, you bring new music. Very nicely played.

    ladypayne~ beautiful image at sunset and your composition is equally beautiful.

    Ed~ Love those full, rich chords and steady swing. This is fantastic!

    BrentH~ great work on "When I Fall in Love". Nice arrangement you created and your delivery is great for the lyrics. Great to hear you!

    David~ very relaxed hands you have and you deliver the music with a great touch. I very much enjoyed your YouTube channel, too.

    Glen
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    #2162195 - 10/05/13 04:04 PM Re: October Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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    David, as usual, I am quite impressed by your perfect control of each note, and the musicality of your playing. These pieces were wonderful to listen to.

    Peter, here is a link to a lead sheet. It is not identical to the one I used, but then again, I reharmonized in several places, and added my own intro and ending.

    As Time Goes By


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