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Re: Does anyone play Floyd Cramer Style Piano ? #1129093
08/14/07 06:15 PM
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Thank you Funky_Fred so much. I have a file filled with all the members input ... info...There is no excuse of me now not to play his style, Cramer ...Sandy B


Sandra M. Boletchek 08/02/06
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Re: Does anyone play Floyd Cramer Style Piano ? #1129094
08/23/07 04:13 PM
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Funky_Fred...The video of your teaching the Floyd Cramer style slip note and blended notes, etc. you sent me is working slowly. I refer to it everyday and I am finally getting it. Between your video and by ear, inspired from your video. Thank you again. I studied with a gospel player 6 months, every week for an hour... and... never got it for some reason and I have now thanks to you. He did not read music and maybe if I had referred to the music in his by ear key? Well... Through the years I would give it a shot again and never got it until now... I feel good.
Thanks to you Funky_Fred... Most grateful to Piano World and proving you can teach an old, 68 year old, dog new tricks with enough talented input from members,etc. Thanks to you too Frank B for your wonderful Piano World. Thank you so much again members. Sandy B


Sandra M. Boletchek 08/02/06
Re: Does anyone play Floyd Cramer Style Piano ? #1129095
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To Diane W. You helped me so much with your professional input on the Floyd Cramer style of piano playing recently. The idea to buy the sheet music was a new thought to me as I never thought about the sheet music teaching me his style. Why not I do not know? Now I know because of you and I am excited to go find this sheet music. You have given me much information to study in his style and to think over. I printed every word you wrote to me for reference and I treasure your input so much. I am finally getting the Cramer flavor at least ...if not... style. I am so happy and grateful to you. Sandy B


Sandra M. Boletchek 08/02/06
Re: Does anyone play Floyd Cramer Style Piano ? #1129096
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Sandra,

I came across yet another explanation on YouTube. Bradley Sowash plays an excellent version of CRAZY for the Piano Guy. At about the 3 minute mark of the video, there is an excellent explanation of the "slip note" technique. I hope it helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBFGrFDiV7c

Re: Does anyone play Floyd Cramer Style Piano ? #1129097
08/24/07 07:54 PM
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Funky_Fred, Thank you and I will follow your suggestion. Scott The Piano Guy? I follow his career. I have written to him as a fan and he writes back to me. Crazy the song that Willie Nelson wrote for Patsy Kline. I read this song came to him in the back set of a car and that he, Willie, wrote it out on a brown paper bag. Open to input. Sandy B


Sandra M. Boletchek 08/02/06
Re: Does anyone play Floyd Cramer Style Piano ? #1129098
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Last night I played a Floyd Cramer tape. His sound is really in my mind now...as, I woke up and played his tape again. Cannot wait to get to the music store, Diane W suggestion,to buy the sheet music. Diane said that the sheet music is written in his actual style of playing.I can study from the sheet music. Thank you again so much Diane. Going out Monday and should be able to find it in the local music store or at least order a copy or so. I am so excited to get this sheet music and get busy reading the music and study his style more. My main style of playing is improv of Big Band. I love learning different styles of piano playing though. Anyone else learn bar room style piano playing? Joanne Castle style. Sandy B


Sandra M. Boletchek 08/02/06
Re: Does anyone play Floyd Cramer Style Piano ? #1129099
08/29/07 05:05 PM
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Dear Diane W. Thank you for the tip about the easy to play sheet music, etc, that it might not have his style in the notation of the sheet music, Floyd Cramer. I will wait and go order in person at the local music store, to be certain it is what I want and not by phone. Other members might be interested in this info too so I am posting your message here Diane for them. Thank you so much for your excellent advice and suggestions. I so appreciate all of your input to help me with the Floyd Cramer style.. I will learn, maybe 6 months ,to get good enough as not at all my style.I have a cassette of his playing but not Last Date. I am all about classical and big band improv from fake sheets...and that is about it really. Love this challenge. Thanking you so much Diane W... Sandy B


Sandra M. Boletchek 08/02/06
Re: Does anyone play Floyd Cramer Style Piano ? #1129100
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Sandra. I am also a big Cramer fan. Look at this Last Date sheet music. It is written almost exactly as Floyd plays it. http://sheetmusicdigital.com/scorchitem.asp?id=HL00018020&Scorch=Selected As you will see , it looks complicated.My friend owns a piano store here and he has been a Cramer fan for 40 years. He can play exactly as Floyd and he cant read a single note of music. I am always picking his brain. He came to my house the other day to tune my piano and I wouldn't pay him untill he played a few songs for me. You can hear those cramer licks in all his music. I wish you was close enough to stop by his store, he loves playing for people and showing them things. Hope this helps. Ray

Re: Does anyone play Floyd Cramer Style Piano ? #1129101
08/30/07 06:19 PM
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rtark... Thank you for sharing your story with us and I chuckled the part you would not pay him until he played for you. Fun. Wish I could visit his shop too and hear him play. Yu have helped me as I will access the web site you gave me. Thank you again. Funky Fred sent me a video he made showing Floyd Cramer style and after listening many time and watching Funky Fred on the video I am beginning to play Floyd Cramer by ear.Fun. We really learn from each other on the Piano World Forums. Thank you Frank B ...our founder and leader. Sandy B


Sandra M. Boletchek 08/02/06
Re: Does anyone play Floyd Cramer Style Piano ? #1129102
09/30/07 01:54 PM
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Thank you Diane W for your information about Floyd Cramer recently in August. I had the chance to order his sheet music very recently. Remembering to not order the simple arrangement as you suggested that it would not have his full style. I am so excited to read and play his style from the sheet music when it comes in and thank so much again Diane for all of your excellent information. Thank you Again, Sandy B


Sandra M. Boletchek 08/02/06
Re: Does anyone play Floyd Cramer Style Piano ? #1129103
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You are very welcome Sandy!

Hope the music arrives soon! Have fun!


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