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#1139423 - 08/29/07 01:35 PM 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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I'd like to learn - and memorise - one or two New Age pieces (I think I understand what 'New Age' means!) to play alongside my fledgling classical 'repertoire'. I've attempted 'Angel Eyes' by Jim Brickman, but found it frustratingly 'fiddly' to memorise and I really do want to memorise most of what I learn.

Does anyone have some suggestions please?

Thanks in advance smile
Michael


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#1139424 - 08/29/07 01:59 PM Re: 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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Hi Cruiser,

I recommend highly the works of David Nevue (www.davidnevue.com) and Ludovico Einaudi.

If you go to the Einaudi mega-thread in AB forum, you'll see lots of discussion about his pieces, the best sheet music collection to buy, and recordings of a dozen or so different Einaudi pieces. I recommend highly his "I due fuimi" as a very easy but quite beautiful piece; here's my recording of it.

David Nevue is another AB forum favorite, and if you search for his name you'll find lots of recordings. You can also look at his website to hear pieces and view sample pages of the music.

Here's a thread I started (with recordings) on easier Nevue pieces:

Easy David Nevue pieces for Adult Beginners

Some pieces that are even prettier but a little more challenging include "The Vigil" and "Overcome" (one of my all time favorite new age pieces, and very patterned so easy to memorize).

Well, that's a start. smile I agree with you about Jim Brickman, by the way... he uses a lot of tricky rhythms and I have always had a devil of a time learning anything by him, which frustrates me to no end because "Lake Erie Rainfall" is absolutely beautiful. mad


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#1139425 - 08/29/07 02:15 PM Re: 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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Thank you so much Monica, I knew I could rely on you! smile

Michael


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#1139426 - 08/29/07 05:19 PM Re: 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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David Nevue has more new sheet music available on his website too!


When I reach the place I'm going, I will surely know my way.
#1139427 - 08/29/07 07:37 PM Re: 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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I've been playing his arrangement of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (one of the new pieces) practically nonstop all weekend. Very pretty, very easy!


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#1139428 - 08/29/07 08:44 PM Re: 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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I look forward to hearing your Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Monica!
I recently bought Song at the Speyer Cathedral (it's only 2 pages, so great for memorization!). Kinda funny, after having spent so much time learning Solitude, when I started looking for another piece to start working on I looked at quite a few composers and styles of music. I searched, printed, dabbled here and there and just couldn't find anything that drove me to really want to learn it (with the exception of the small Tiersen pice I'm also working on.) And after all of that, I went back for another Nevue! I kind of knew I would smile

Tina


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#1139429 - 08/31/07 09:28 PM Re: 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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Hi Cruiser,

I've got some free piano sheet music in the New Age style at my blog http://solosheets.blogspot.com

-- Edward


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#1139430 - 08/31/07 10:27 PM Re: 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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This is wonderful and reminds me of George Winston. Thank you...Sandy B


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#1139431 - 08/31/07 11:37 PM Re: 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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How do you define New Age style of composition in theory? My piano teacher told me it is classical style but without the strict structure of classical composition. Input please? Does anyone on this forum teach New Age piano style? Yes... It's me again Monica with these impossible questions . I really do want to know. I looked this up in google and nothing yet that I can sink my teeth into for an answer. Sandy B...


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#1139432 - 08/31/07 11:53 PM Re: 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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How do you define New Age style of composition in theory?
From what I've heard, I would say New Age music emphasizes more evident, immediate pleasure in sound over other aspects. The New Age music I've heard also uses more traditional/common chords and progressions, which is quite different from where 20th century compositions (Stravinsky, Debussy) were heading. Perhaps repetition might also be a factor, like in minimalism. I think "I Due Fiumi" shows this well. I think I t fits more in a category with popular music rather than in the categories like 20th century, impressionist, etc.

I haven't really heard enough to characterize it, and I may have just said something dumb. laugh


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#1139433 - 09/01/07 10:10 AM Re: 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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Monica - Thanks for posting the music.. I enjoyed that, and I always like to hear the people on this site playing. Also I now know how to describe the genre of some of my own pieces.. which are rather different to my usual posts on YouTube.. but rather similar in feel and style to this piece.. thanks!


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#1139434 - 09/04/07 04:08 PM Re: 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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I'm not sure what "New Age" means, but there is a beautiful piano piece called "First Light," from the album entitled The Plateaux of Mirror by Brian Eno and Harold Budd:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgF99zTv6nY

There is also a very touching piano piece (with other instruments) entitled "Too Wounded" from Ray Lynch's The Sky of Mind album. It is slow and improvisatory in feel and very, very beautiful. The sheet music is published but you can probably pick out the notes by ear.


She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)
#1139435 - 09/05/07 04:03 PM Re: 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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Hello Michael,

I don't know if you have my <a href="http://jagmmp.com/phplist/?p=subscribe&id=4">sheet music collection</a> yet, but I am also offering, for free, two other pieces named "A New Tomorrow" and "Forever", which are both short "New-Age-ish" type pieces to members of my mailing list.

You can hear a little bit of "A New Tomorrow" in <a href="http://www.jerrygreene.com/pianopodcast/pianopodcast5.mp3">Episode 5 of my piano podcast.</a>

"Forever" can be heard in <a href="http://www.jerrygreene.com/pianopodcast/pianopodcast4.mp3">Episode 4 of my piano podcast.</a>

If you would like them, I would be glad to send them to you!

Have a nice afternoon!


Jerry A. Greene
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#1139436 - 09/17/07 05:06 PM Re: 'New Age' suggestions please!  
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