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

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
106 registered (Adam Schaaf 58265, Akshay, Alex, Alexank, anamnesis, 32 invisible), 1147 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
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
*Live Piano Venues
*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
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#2285145 - 06/03/14 12:00 PM Glass and Marimba
Peyton Online   content
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 2679
Loc: Maine
I was sent this Youtube link by the musician as we are both working on Philip Glass pieces. The entire video just blew me away.

_________________________
"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."- Oscar Wilde
www.youtube.com/Biffer5
www.peytonart.com


Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2285190 - 06/03/14 01:38 PM Re: Glass and Marimba [Re: Peyton]
Marinelife Online   blank
Full Member

Registered: 04/22/14
Posts: 88
Loc: DC/Maryland
Thank you for sharing that. It is hypnotically lovely.

I used to think that the good life was one that accomplished something beautiful. Now I think that it can just as easily be one that inspires someone else to do something beautiful for you.

Top
#2285881 - 06/04/14 10:16 PM Re: Glass and Marimba [Re: Peyton]
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17889
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Oh, I loved that, Peyton! Thanks for sharing. This is one of my all-time favorite Glass pieces. And I liked watching the hammers or mallets or whatever you call those things... it makes the 3 against 2 polyrhythm visually clear in an interesting way. (I noticed, however, that he didn't seem to have a way to hit the bottom whole note that accompanies all the measures... unless he's doing something with his feet we're not seeing.)

I like how it sounds on harp, too. smile



_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#2286025 - 06/05/14 09:56 AM Re: Glass and Marimba [Re: Peyton]
barbaram Offline

Full Member

Registered: 09/06/13
Posts: 377
Gorgeous, thank you!

Top
#2286083 - 06/05/14 11:34 AM Re: Glass and Marimba [Re: Peyton]
Peyton Online   content
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 2679
Loc: Maine
I'm really glad you listened and liked. I think it's not just "hypnotically lovely" (a perfect description) but it's just such a wonderful tribute to a friend that passed away.
_________________________
"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."- Oscar Wilde
www.youtube.com/Biffer5
www.peytonart.com


Top
#2286434 - 06/06/14 03:53 AM Re: Glass and Marimba [Re: Peyton]
barbaram Offline

Full Member

Registered: 09/06/13
Posts: 377
I got the (piano) sheet music for this piece a number of years ago - years after I first stopped and years before properly restarting. The polyrhythms were completely beyond me then, but after listening to this (and googling how to play polyrhythms ...) I dug it out last night and gave it a go. It's definitely well within my capability now, so it's firmly on the to do list.

Top
#2286461 - 06/06/14 06:35 AM Re: Glass and Marimba [Re: barbaram]
Rerun Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 823
Loc: Louisiana
I just focused on the mallets as they strike the instrument at around 1:25 - 2:50 ... pretty amazing the control it requires to pull off this Glass composition. Getting the sounds down that he wanted then getting it on paper boggles my mind ... hope it was easier than it looks and sounds.


Edited by Rerun (06/06/14 06:44 AM)
_________________________
Rerun

"Seat of the pants piano player" DMD







Top
#2286479 - 06/06/14 07:54 AM Re: Glass and Marimba [Re: barbaram]
Peyton Online   content
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 2679
Loc: Maine
Originally Posted By: barbaram
I got the (piano) sheet music for this piece a number of years ago - years after I first stopped and years before properly restarting. The polyrhythms were completely beyond me then, but after listening to this (and googling how to play polyrhythms ...) I dug it out last night and gave it a go. It's definitely well within my capability now, so it's firmly on the to do list.


Same here. I had never heard it before and just downloaded the music.
_________________________
"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."- Oscar Wilde
www.youtube.com/Biffer5
www.peytonart.com


Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ad) Teaching Music To Children
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Left/Right hand independence
by lionus
07/29/15 09:16 AM
Roland F130R have back ground noise.
by nigelchen
07/29/15 08:17 AM
Other Ways To Get Acoustic Sounds?
by Groove On
07/29/15 06:05 AM
I enjoyed this little comic
by Sketches
07/29/15 05:55 AM
Kawai MP10 (v1.07) & MP6 (v1.13) software updates
by Kawai James
07/29/15 05:46 AM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
80,184 Registered Members
44 Forums
165,823 Topics
2,430,812 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission