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Re: November Piano Bar #1009030
11/03/08 10:16 PM
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knotty, I like your version of Satin Doll, too, It's very improvisational with just enough of the original melody to make it recognizable. I like jazz, but I need to be able to recognize the melody. Excellent job!


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Re: November Piano Bar #1009031
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Bill, another fun piece. Thanks for sharing that.


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Re: November Piano Bar #1009032
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Originally posted by TX-Dennis:
John Frank, that's another fun learning piece. You are making quick progress. I know it probably doesn't feel that way, but it's true.
Yes it was; yes I am; yes it does; yes it is.

Thanks Dennis.

Regards, JF


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Re: November Piano Bar #1009033
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TrueBeginner (and aren't we all?) - very nicely played - good piece (although at times it didn't necessarily sound like "still" water wink )

Regards, JF


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Re: November Piano Bar #1009034
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Originally posted by knotty:

JF, nice piece, where is it from?
Thanks - it's from Alfred's, Level 2.

Regards, JF


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Re: November Piano Bar #1009035
11/05/08 08:14 AM
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Originally posted by John Frank:
...although at times it didn't necessarily sound like "still" water wink ...
You are right JF. The second half of the piece I had to rearrange it because there was the part where the piano played big chords in the background for some other instruments, it sounded weird with solo piano. So I simplified and moved the chords down one/two octaves for left hand and added right hand melody. That part definitely exposed my "lack of skill in playing by ear" and my "ability" handling big chords wink

Bill, nice song as usual.

TX-Dennis, if you like this one and Croatian Rhapsody you probably like LeeLoo\'s Tune too. But the music sheet look to hard for me.


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Re: November Piano Bar #1009036
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Yes, that is another nice piece. I'm also a sucker for pieces written and/or performed for the performer's child(ren).

Hey, I see that Obama's daughter is taking piano lessons. Maybe she will help piano to become "cool" again with the youngsters. thumb


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Re: November Piano Bar #1009037
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Originally posted by TX-Dennis:

Hey, I see that Obama's daughter is taking piano lessons. Maybe she will help piano to become "cool" again with the youngsters. thumb
Please, spare us! Just what we don't need: a new onslaught of obnoxious and irritating child prodogies making us desparately struggling geezers look even more hopeless and foolish than we already do :rolleyes: These kids really tick me off - their fingers fly over the keyboard faster than my weary old eyes can follow, and the spoiled little twerps get all the notes right to boot - how aggravating can it get! The least we can do to stiffle and thwart these pampered diminutive brats is bar their videos from YouTube. That'll teach them to get so good so soon! laugh

Regards (and suddenly feeling very old and uncoordinated and devoid of any talent whatsoever), JF


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Re: November Piano Bar #1009038
11/12/08 08:57 AM
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Bumpity Bump.

We can't let the piano bar drop too far down.

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Re: November Piano Bar #1009039
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Hello all!

I would like to share a classical piece I am currently learning. It is the Two Part Invention #13 in A minor by JS Bach, BWV 881.

All the other contributors in this post have shared such fun and foot tapping jazzy type pieces, so I hope this contribution is not frowned upon.

Cheers!

http://www.box.net/shared/h9l8fhpp3k#PianoWorld_Forum_music


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Re: November Piano Bar #1009040
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"Ode,"

Very good job. You have a nice light touch which is perfect for Bach. Makes me want to drag out my Well Tempered Clavier stuff, but I already have too much music on my piano.

Andy


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Re: November Piano Bar #1009041
11/13/08 12:32 PM
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Thanks Andy!

My teacher has me on Bach right now so that's what's on my music rack To be perfectly honest, I'm not too well versed on titles of pieces outside of classical, although I sure can remember tunes and melodies well.

What are some things you are playing?

Cheers!


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Re: November Piano Bar #1009042
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Here's a piece from the set of music books that I received just a few days ago. Some stuff from Dustin O'Halloran.

This is the easiest piece of the bunch and I started it 3 days ago. First four bars repeat, then a section of 8 bars repeats to the first ending, then it starts over and finishes with the alternate ending. The jumps still slow me down a bit, just pretend I'm doing that on purpose. wink

Opus 36 by Dustin O'Halloran

Some of you may recognize the piece from the Marie Antoinette movie.

Someone already sent me a pm of where I got the sheets, so I'll just point to the source:

Dustin O\'Halloran\'s website

I purchased both music books with some birthday cash to have some different stuff to learn besides Einaudi. I don't know how much I'll be able to play but even trying to learn some will undoubtedly help me improve my piano playing.


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Re: November Piano Bar #1009043
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I'm a little late to the "party" this month, but just catching up now and enjoying everyone's performances! smile Riddler, as always, I'm really green with envy over your playing/improvisation. laugh

Well, as requested, here are two versions of my song, with and w/o strings:

ICE CASTLES1 (with strings)
http://www.box.net/shared/sayx4ptiye

ICE CASTLES2 (without strings)
http://www.box.net/shared/0vt67g22yc#ICE-CASTLES2

Re: November Piano Bar #1009044
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Elssa: I've listen to many of your selections
you have very romantic flowing style.. 3hearts
I'm intrigued by the Roland KR7..I've heard Rolands before (on TV) and was not impressed.. frown
yours makes me want to reconsider them.. smile Bob

Re: November Piano Bar #1009045
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Elssa - in a growing string of excellent recorded performances here in the Monthly Piano Bars this is your best effort so far - absolutely lovely! - a beutiful song played beautifully - you've got that rare commodity called "expressiveness" - you go to the heart of a piece and play it as the composer intended (in fact, as if you were the composer!) - simply gorgeous thumb

This song is aka "Looking Through the Eyes of Love" and was a big hit some years ago by a superb singer by the name of Melissa Manchester - here's her version with lyrics superimposed:

Looking Through the Eyes of Love"

Hope you don't mind my linking to this and thanks for bringing this great song back to life and memory smile

Regards, JF


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Re: November Piano Bar #1009046
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Thanks, JF. smile I didn't know if anyone would remember it from way back, but it was always one of my favorite movies/songs. Haven't seen it on TV since it came out, but happy to find a little clip on youtube recently:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIzPR8i9lcI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTyD_8hcmzA

Ice Castles/Through the Eyes of Love
Marvin Hamlisch/Carole Bayer Sager

Re: November Piano Bar #1009047
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"I'm intrigued by the Roland KR7"

Thanks, Bob smile I bought the KR-7 used last year and it's the best keyboard I've ever had, but I actually like the sound of most Yammies a little better - just seems a little richer. My hands are very small and delicate, though, and I can't handle the action of most Yamahas - I need a lighter touch, so the Roland is better for me.

Re: November Piano Bar #1009048
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Hi gang, it's been a while...wanted to do recital but not sure if can manage in time...but still wanted to post something since it's been so long...

So in belated honor of the vets everywhere, here is some thing I improvised tonight, dont expect too much...lol tell me if you recognize it ^_^

http://www.box.net/shared/vdkfqxs66p


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Elssa: I don't know what your day job is..but you'd have another career in entertainment as a solo pianist! smile BTW I have a Yammie P60..I'm not impressed with it..I believe in all cases spending more gets you more..sound/ touch/ feel
but I won't forget your Roland sound..but then again..it might just be the player making it sound great.. smile

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