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#966906 - 10/22/04 02:31 PM non-classical submission
Robert J Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
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Loc: west of Toronto, Ontario
I've really enjoyed listening to everyone here. Got the courage to add a couple. I'm not a classical pianist.

Here's a "blues" based sample recordings I did on my Roland digital.

http://home.cogeco.ca/~rjarovi/blues.mp3
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#966907 - 10/23/04 05:10 PM Re: non-classical submission
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Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 1973
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
well played! I particularly liked the first blues (without drum and bass). It's nice that not only classical performers post here. You've got a really nice touch and the blues had a nice, laid-back feeling to it. If you have the chance, post something more! I would like to hear more things from you \:\)

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#966908 - 10/23/04 07:56 PM Re: non-classical submission
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Loc: west of Toronto, Ontario
Thanks fnork. I re-thought the original post and took off the trio, only because though this forum is mostly classical pianists, everyone has posted solo works.

I have 2 small samples here. They are of poorer quality than the digital piano you heard - though the feeling remains. These come from an acoustic piano recorded on a mike to casette tape to mp3. There's some tape glitches that are quite obvious in transfer to mp3. You will have to adjust the volume up. I should do some new ones now!

http://home.cogeco.ca/~rjarovi/boogie.mp3
http://home.cogeco.ca/~rjarovi/blues2.mp3
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#966909 - 10/23/04 08:10 PM Re: non-classical submission
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excellent Robert J!
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#966910 - 10/29/04 10:32 PM Re: non-classical submission
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 180
Loc: California
Excellent blues....You ever see a pianist named Bob Milne? He plays in Canada each year, although he's based in Michigan. I guarantee you'd love his blues, boogie and ragtime....
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#966911 - 11/01/04 12:41 AM Re: non-classical submission
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Registered: 05/04/02
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The test files 1 and 3 I put on the CD submissions page to try it out are a rag and a blues (of sorts) respectively. I wrote a lot of this sort of thing many years ago; the scores are lying about the house in cardboard boxes. I suppose I should write more conventional music but I've gone all modern and funny now.

Astral Rag

Sexy Filipina
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#966912 - 11/18/04 03:49 PM Re: non-classical submission
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Registered: 08/29/03
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Robert J, Ted, thanks for posting your recorings... it's been a while since I visit this Forum, and I'm very glad to find your recordings here. There's some very genuine joy in music making that I like very much in your recordings.
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#966913 - 12/02/04 11:23 AM Re: non-classical submission
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Registered: 11/12/04
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Loc: Louisiana
that was beautiful Robert J

I love blues.

What key is that first recording you your first post in?

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#966914 - 12/13/04 11:36 AM Re: non-classical submission
Robert J Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
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Loc: west of Toronto, Ontario
Thanks everyone, I forgot about this and I've not poked in here for a bit. I am going to post more - just hooked up my digital piano to my new computer and am doing some test recordings. There's a 1 track sequencer on my Roland. When I get a version I like I keep it on there and play it back to my software. I have no special software or mixer. I just downloaded a program called Sound Recorder by PolderbitS and it seems OK. Stay tuned!

I really liked Ted's stuff as well. I am making my new year's resolution to finally become serious about ragtime. I've always found it harder to be "self-taught" or play by ear than the blues. You really have to work.

Donovan - I am in the key of G.
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#966915 - 12/14/04 10:15 AM Re: non-classical submission
Donovan Offline
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Registered: 11/12/04
Posts: 37
Loc: Louisiana
Nice, what kind of digital piano do you have?

You say that you are self taught?

If so, what books did you use or are currently using?

nice work.

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#966916 - 12/14/04 11:57 AM Re: non-classical submission
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Registered: 11/04/04
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Loc: The Great American Southwest
I loved all three! Bravo!


Steve
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#966917 - 12/14/04 12:02 PM Re: non-classical submission
Robert J Offline
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Loc: west of Toronto, Ontario
Roland FP-3.

I did do 2 years of classical piano as a kid but did not do so well. I am now a lazy guy in my mid-30s. I try to do 30 min to an hour of practice. Mostly use my ear now and look at arrangemnts.

Jazz Piano book, Patterns in Jazz (Coker), some scale books, a couple of barrelhouse and boogie books, lots of fake books. I'll let you know when I'm back at the acoustic piano.

In the spirit of improv I recorded this raw track - no thought - just now. Got up from my computer for 2 minutes. Enjoy.


http://home.cogeco.ca/~rjarovi/bob.mp3
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#966918 - 01/18/05 08:38 PM Re: non-classical submission
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Man, my hubbie would love it if I could play blues like that. Very cool - sounds wonderful!
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#966919 - 01/18/05 08:56 PM Re: non-classical submission
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Loc: idaho
Ted and RObert both - I love your music. I'm green with envy!
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#966920 - 01/18/05 09:31 PM Re: non-classical submission
Robert J Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 88
Loc: west of Toronto, Ontario
Thanks teachum. I feel undeserving of it.

I've really appreciated the positive responses since being on this board. I had no intention of showcasing. It just happened that I moved my digital piano near my computer and thought what the heck.

I have been thinking more seriously about practice and repertoire. I've been out of it for a bit, raising my 2 kids etc. But the desire to play is strong and I am looking how to nurture it. Even today I threw in a little thing on the George Winston/Pachelbel thread which took some courage as it was not perfect - just an improv. But we all have our styles.

Anyhow, I have plans to set more goals to move forward. I read about some of the members here and the time they have to practice. Now that makes me green with envy!
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#966921 - 06/08/05 05:49 AM Re: non-classical submission
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 2167
Loc: Blackpool, UK
Hi Robert

Great fun...I love the piano blues

I really enjoyed your music


regards


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