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#1130292 - 05/01/05 03:17 PM Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hello all..Please have a listen to my new CD..It is all SOLO PIANO you can hear it at http://www.kirksaavedra.com after you listen to the demo please fill out the review....it would help out a lot....thanks you to you allfor your time.

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#1130293 - 05/01/05 08:01 PM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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hey Kirk...couldn't download for some reason...sorry!


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#1130294 - 05/02/05 08:13 PM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Is anyone else having probs?..because it works fine for me.

thanks
kirk

#1130295 - 05/03/05 08:37 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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my brower froze when tried, but will try again.

ok, listened 3 of them, and they sound very pretty, but that's about it.

#1130296 - 05/03/05 10:37 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Nice stuff! Better for background music, IMO.


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#1130297 - 05/03/05 10:44 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hey, is it "listen to me play!" time?
Cool...I have some tunes....
http://planetmullins.com/robmullinsfreemusicpage.html
Enjoy!


Rob Mullins
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#1130298 - 05/03/05 11:22 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Thank you everyone...GregJazz..I was going for background style it is easier to sell...for me that is.....some people try to show off every skill they have in a song....for me that does not sound good...it just sounds like "Look at Me" type of thing.Thank you all for your time.and comments.

Thanks
Kirk Saavedra

#1130299 - 05/04/05 03:42 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Kirk, thank you for sharing your music with us. I am listening now, so will comment on the music later. But I hope you won't mind if I offer some unsolicited advice on your web page!

Your site looks very nice, I really like the layout and the colors and the photos. But it would be great if you added some more information, maybe make the "about" page longer. For example, you have two pianos, what did you do the recordings on? Where did you do the recordings? I assume they are all your original compositions, but it doesn't say that outright anywhere on the site. Also, you might tell a little bit about the pieces, what they mean to you or something like that. Do you have other musical interests that are greatly different from the music you've made here? And of course, a little bit more about yourself: is piano your vocation? how did your life bring you to this place where you're making these CDs etc. Do you perform anywhere? Did you really take the night train to Senegal?

Just my opinion, maybe I'm just nosy though!

Ok, I've listened to about all of the samples. My first thought is I want to hear them all the way to the end! I think with non-classical solo piano, it's easy for pieces to end up not standing out from each other (which is a polite way to say they all sound the same), but I can't really say one way or the other at this point since your samples all end just when they get started. How about choosing one piece and putting it on the site in its entirity?

Hmm, well, I want to hear more, so that's a good sign as far as I'm concerned.


Started piano June 1999. My recordings at Box.Net:
https://app.box.com/s/j4rgyhn72uvluemg1m6u

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#1130300 - 05/04/05 06:12 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Quote
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Hey, is it "listen to me play!" time?
Cool...I have some tunes....
http://planetmullins.com/robmullinsfreemusicpage.html
Enjoy!
Yeah, Man... very nice. Who are the sidemen on "Jazz Jazz"?


Love that #11!
#1130301 - 05/04/05 05:54 PM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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ROB!!!! Love "Virtuoso" That is fantastic!!! And lots of fun!!! Jazz Jazz is great too. (the others seem to be styles I don't really listen, what with my piano bias and all, but I am going to be listening to Virtuoso again for sure!)

Thanks for posting your link!


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#1130302 - 05/06/05 06:21 PM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hi Kirk -- Listened to some of your samples, definitely laid back and quiet, pretty music..for sure sets a mood...have you had alot of luck selling your cds or are you into the selling of your downloads?

#1130303 - 05/06/05 07:08 PM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Rob, listened to your Vituoso and Etude, and like them! it seems that you put some Bach (c minor prelude to be precise) into it and mixed with some jazz, which sounds fun though. Etude seems like an etude for RH.

#1130304 - 05/06/05 07:55 PM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hello Webs
The CD sells well....I dont do downloads yet....I should....maybe soon....Thanks for the listen and the nice comments.

thanks
Kirk Saavedra
www.kirksaavedra.com

#1130305 - 05/07/05 07:17 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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So do you sell mostly off of your website or your soft piano radio and how do you get traffic to the sites. I have one cd of solo piano, combination of jazz, classical, a few of my own compositions and two Christmas songs -- (I think it is too many genres) so I'm working on another of solo originals, but I haven't had much luck with sales of the first one...so I'm just curious. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Here is an example of my playing, my arrangement:

http://www.gigmasters.com/mp3/8775_wineandroses8775.mp3

#1130306 - 05/07/05 09:15 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hi Webs
My radio station brings alot of people to my website...but i work hard on bringing people to my website...you have to always let people know about your website..look at all my post...at the end of each post I write my name and then my website address....this helps...try little things like this...and on my website I also have info on selling cds and promotion...go here to read...http://www.kirksaavedra.com/internet.html
If you dont let people know your out there...they wont find you.
P.S You music sounds fantastic!

give it a try.
Kirk Saavedra
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#1130307 - 05/07/05 10:41 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hi Kirk -- Thanks for the advice and the compliment..I've been working really hard at my music and now I need to work hard at promoting it. The books mentioned on your site look really informative, I'll have to decide which one is the best!!

#1130308 - 05/08/05 01:34 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hi Webs

I've just listened to Days of Wine & Roses...Mmmmm there are some really pretty chords in that piece.

Thanks for sharing...I'd buy one of your CD's laugh


regards


Lee smile


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#1130309 - 05/08/05 07:41 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hi Lee - Thanks! It isn't on my first cd, http://cdbaby.com/cd/helenallen but it will be on my 2nd...I'll let you known when it is complete..

#1130310 - 05/09/05 04:19 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hi Helen

Cha-Ching!! I just purchased your first CD smile

Let me know about the 2nd one when its done okay?

BTW

Just a teenie bit of feedback for you (none of this is to offend BTW)

I agree with you about it being "too many genres" as I very nearly didn't buy that first CD ...due to the diversity of the music featured on it.

For me the standards and the christmas tune sit together reasonably okay ...but, I am not a lover of classical music, I would say that maybe such a wide diversity of styles has put many potential buyers off?. Because, I would say if you got to No1 on the most requested list you should have been selling those CD's well.

I would think it probably best to record either a classical album, or a standards and jazz album...and get your Christmas album recorded for just the right time of year wink

Listening again to "days of wine and roses"...I much prefer the second half, I am not quite as keen on the alberti bass and descending chromatics as I am on the second half of the piece ( I would have called it a "song" but, I believe you have to use the word "piece" to save embarrasment shocked lol ) which I just love BTW


regards


Lee


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#1130311 - 05/09/05 02:56 PM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hey Lee...GREAT! THANKS for the purchase!! I really do appreciate it...and your comments are all right on...my thoughts exactly as to why it didn't sell...I'm going to put alot more thought into the 2nd one as far as song selection...but I guess I'm still somewhat confused about genre, the recording of Days and Wine & Roses, it isn't exactly jazz..more along the lines of easy listening (I hate that term because it has a the same connotation as elevator music)..but for sure there won't be any classical and no Christmas..again thanks for the purchase..I'm going out to buy myself a Steinway with my earnings whome ha

#1130312 - 05/10/05 06:31 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hi Kirk

I've purchased your CD also

Funny thing is I wasn't to keen on first listen..."all a bit samey but, very nicely played"

However, it has grown on me after a few listens so I will soon be the proud owner of my first
Kirk Saavedra CD laugh

I better not read anymore "listen to this" type threads its gonna cost me a fortune!! :rolleyes:


regards


Lee smile


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#1130313 - 05/10/05 09:53 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hey Webs, I see you are on CD baby too! smile No not me, but my best friend is. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jasonwanner
I posted it on a thread below, but just wanted to hear how you liked CD baby and how long have you been dealing with them. Have you gotten offers from promoters and such? Is CD went live last week and he has gotten an offer already, but not sure if this a common byproduct of cdbaby.

I love your blues Misty smile


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#1130314 - 05/10/05 10:27 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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From a buyer's perspective, I really like the CD Baby concept. It's great to be able to review, purchase, and support "homegrown," honest, sincere, non-commercial music, unlike the garbage forced down our throats by big record companies.

Also, CD Baby's confirmation e-mail that I got when I purchased a CD a while back was just hilarious!

:edited to clarify that CD Baby provides an alternative to more commercially available garbage:


markb--The Count of Casio
#1130315 - 05/10/05 10:34 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hi markb

yep...that confirmation e-mail made me smile today laugh . I've never had a confirmation email like that before! (they seem a nice company to deal with...if I ever get good enough I'll use them for sure wink )

regards


Lee


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#1130316 - 05/10/05 01:18 PM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hi Neciebugs..Thanks for the compliment..I just listened to your friends cd, really really good..from his bio it sounds to me as though he is naturally gifted..I'm taking jazz piano lessons now so I don't have to use music...I did receive an offer from someone, but it didn't seem legit so I passed..so far CD Baby has been great..it's the best place out there for independents to sell. Good luck to your friend.

#1130317 - 05/10/05 02:11 PM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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Hello SEASIDE LEE
Thank you so much for your order....I hope you enjoy it!

Plus you cant beat my FREE shipping!.....LOL

Thanks again.
Kirk Saavedra
www.kirksaavedra.com

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Webs, thanks! I wish I could play jazz piano...

One thing that amazes me about Jason is that all he has to do is hear something, and he can play it. It is almost like he THINKS in music.

Good luck to you too smile


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#1130320 - 05/11/05 01:01 PM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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FREE SHIPPING!!! cool

To the UK?...heck I've probably cost you money!!!...doh! frown


Lee smile


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#1130321 - 05/12/05 06:24 AM Re: Please Have a listen to my songs  
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I personally haven't felt the desire to "sell" any of my music yet. I've been contacted by a couple of royalty-free groups.. but haven't persued anything yet.

I finally decided to just go ahead and start posting everything online for people to grab and use how they wish.. with a commercial-permission limitation.

I'm using a blog as a vehicle to post each piece individually.

Let me know what you think..

Click to visit : Ghost Notes

-Bill

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