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Are there any early birds out there ready for the October Bar? I am starting off this month with 2 versions of Misty. All beginning Sudnow students learn this song. I have had several inquiries recently about the Sudnow Method. I figure the best way to answer questions regarding the Sudnow sound is to post the Sudnow sound. In fact, that is how I decided to choose this course in lieu of other courses offered on the internet. Someone had posted their Sudnow Misty on Piano Word. I listened to it and was sold on the sound.
The first link is David Sudnow’s infamous dot notation version. This version is how it would sound as played by a newbie with no previous music or piano experience. The newbie is reading the dot notation finger placements only. Though you will hear no movement, you will hear those lushly voiced chords.
Just to add my Misty here.....but a couple of words first: Years ago, when I first purchased Sudnow's Method,I first learned his dot version of the song.
Suffice it to say that I haven't been consistently using his Method since I bought the course. I tried other things.
Relatively recently, I decided to commit to use his Method. When it came time for me to voice a song, again, relatively recently, I picked "Misty." However, the version I included here is my own voiced version of the song, using Sudnow's voicing rules I think about 98 to 99% of the time. So here is my own "Misty," but not using Sudnow's dots or arrangement, but mostly his voicing rules, and my own mistakes! By the way, if you listen closely, you'll hear our pet rabbit making a commotion in its pen. Everybody wants to be a star...
Barb, you're such a lush! I've heard of people ordering a drink before they've finished the one their drinking, or even having 2 drinks in front of them at the same time. But being in 2 bars at the same time? We're here to help you, sister, but first you must admit you have a problem.
Larry, Yes -- I confess, I have a problem with an obsessive addiction. Are there any rehabs for me?
Barb, I'll try to locate one, but until then, listen to this song twice and call me in the morning. It's called "Desert Flower" and it might calm your nerves when you get the shakes. http://www.box.net/shared/iniopmhsf9
Thank you, Cathy. That beginner version is special - particularly for those with no piano background. They shock themselves beyond belief with those voicings. It is a mind blowing experience for a newbie to make those sounds at the keyboard.
A Sudnow Method Fanatic "Color tones, can't live without them"
Thanks b528nf7 and Barb. Yes, I wrote it, and no I didn't record it using the Baldwin Hamilton. I always record using the Baldwin L grand. I should try recording on the upright just to see the difference.
Oh-boy, jumping the gun... I just recorded this this morning. It's a little ditty about my latest journey down to Atlanta from Maine. I get a little tangled up in some of my runs but that kind of fits my mindset on that trip.
The GPS saved me as I drove around the town. But then it skunked me on my way home at around 3 am when it steered me towards DC rather than PA. I think at that time of the morning I would have followed it into the ocean if it had told me to.
My October Piano Bar submission is from my favorite part of a movie I like very much - Back To the Future 1. I was trying for a big finish so I enlisted the help of the Roland Symphony Orchestra on the last verse.