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Hi Folks, this is another piece I'm learning - New Orleans Nightfall, Willian Gillock, sounds easy but in fact it is difficult, it is level 5 ABRSM, so it is beyond my skills, but I wanted a lot to play it so this is how it goes now, my first attempt!
Hope you excuse me for my insecurity one the performance.
Joined: Jan 2005 Posts: 1,663Elssa
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Thanks, all! I don't usually use the rhythm unit on my DP, so was absorbed with trying to follow that when I noticed this little paw on the keyboard at the end of the song - I think her timing was purrfect! =^o^= Gueneviere (Gwen) says thanks, too. Well, she added an 11th tone to my ending 6/9 chord, so I think she probably knows more about jazz/improv than I do.
Hi everybody, thank you Ben, CMohr, Glasslove, Joyoussong for the listening! Thank you for the far too kind comments.
The NONF in fact needs a lot of polishing
There is a certain mood on the piece I'm trying to achieve, it is like a lonely man after work, melancholyc, he walks through the streets looking at a full moon, yellow and big, the sky is still slightly blue where the sun goes down, it is a hot summer night, his fianceé left him, he walks a bit and suddenly he is passing in front of the entrance of a cabarée, watching the people having fun and drinking for a moment, he stops for a few seconds but walks way, after that he is back to the streets with deeper sadness and feel pathetic...
Is this making sense?
ps: my fianceé didn't left me ps2: I don't attend cabarées
Actually it makes lots of sense al-mahed! I did listen too, really enjoyed it.
Sometimes it does help the mood and overall feel of a piece to think up a story behind it, to keep it all fresh and alive in our minds while we practice and play, and what a great one that is! I'm listening again after reading the background info you provided there (hehe) and it really fits perfectly, right down to the cabaret scene at 0:57! Keep up the great work!
She certainly shows how little we understand about the way animals experience the world. By that I mean, she's obviously doing it because she likes the sound (I'm assuming there isn't an open can of tuna under the keys!) - it's intentional behaviour, not accidental. Who knows what her potential is??
hahaha okay so I showed my older sister who doesn't play the piano your video Elssa and we were just laughing! that is great I love it:) My sister's cat always jumps up on the piano when we start playing, maybe its a cat thing:)
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Spring has finally sprung here in Maryland although most of my yard is still covered in snow. As our thoughts turn to the warm, sunny days ahead I'd like to add one of my favorite summer songs to the Piano Bar.
I actually wrote two new songs recently. Here is one that I'll start with for my first presentation to the March PB. When I wrote this song, I thought about the people in Haiti or anywhere there is human suffering and need.
My playing and singing are not all that great, but the song has a good message.
Hi everyone, I see that this Piano bar started with original compositions which is quite fitting as I have something of my own to post too. It sounds a bit like Beethoven's Moonlight sonata but that was not my intention (at least not conscious one :-) ).
oh, I forgot I have actually two pieces to post. The second one is from Czech musical. I guess that there's only a slim chance anybody in here will know this melody but believe me that in Czech Republic it is quite popular song (although it's almost 40 years old).
I recently joined this site. I wanted to try to add something to this section as it looks like the place to share music.
I am a self-taught amateur. I have played on my own for quite a few years but decided to try to get better on July 2nd of 2009 as this is when my little girl was born. I want her to grow up in a home with music playing so that's what I'm working on.
Here is one of my favorite pieces played on my piano which I received 2 months ago (I played on keyboards before that).
Winston's arrangement of Ode to Joy is a favorite ofmine. You played it beautifully.
I'd like to jump on this month's Original Composition bandwagon by reprising a recording I did for one of last year's recitals (the audio and video quality are not very good as this was recorded using my old camera).
You may notice that the music is stolen heavily borrowed from the Muppet's Theme and Billy Joel's Piano Man. The lyrics are semi-original.
Bill, I remember this one. It's a really fun piece. Great to see / hear it again.
My piece this month is called Cold Duck Time. Here I am using the Electric Piano voice on my Yamaha piano, for a funk sound. Drums and bass were on a backing track. This is kind of a catchy funky song - something different for me.
ah so I Finally can record videos on my phone, thought I'd try it out, anyways here is The Battle excerpts from one of my favorite movies Gladiator. I know I need to move the camera over a bit more, but like I said it was just a test to see how my video recording worked on my phone and uploading worked:)
Augustina, I haven't seen the movie (I rarely watch films), but that is a nice piece. I must say your playing on it is wonderful. Pretty good recording quality for a phone, too.
Studio Joe: Very nice piece! Rickster: another enjoyable piece to listen too. You're so talented! Riddler: That was fun to listen to thanks! BenPiano: great playing! Augustina: Very cool!
Here's one submission from me this month. I'm trying to do another piece too but I havent had anytime to play it:( And no vid link for now. I always have to try to upload my vid on photobucket like 10 times before it goes through. Getting Kind of Annoying! ANy other site that's good for uploading vids? I'm not brave enough to put them on youtube :P
I've seen Pan's Labyrinth once and it is quite an odd movie. Most definitely haunting! I'm not really sure how I felt about it, it was pretty bizarre but it was certainly very interesting and kept my attention throughout, so I suppose that's a good thing.
Great playing ladypayne. I agree, you should be on YouTube! You'll get a lot more exposure that way and most of the people searching for piano videos are quite friendly and are just happy to hear other people making music, and most of them also play.
Edit: Just another quick entry here, have been working on this the last couple of days and finally got my fingers to cooperate long enough to make a recording: Final Fantasy VII - Ahead On Our Way
The Final Fantasy music seems to all be quite enchanting. I've never played the game, but I have enjoyed all the pieces folks have posted from it. This one is no exception. Well played and expressive, AnotherSchmoe.
This is the last song for the month for me since I'll be going on vacation on Monday^_^
I finally got through this whole song with only messing up a few times ^_^, its not good enough for a video at the moment because I'm still practicing it, but here is what I have so far:) Oh there is a part at the end of the song where I am suppose to play it an Octave higher.. but my little keyboard doesn't have that many keys lol I recorded this again with my phone because I think the audio sounds a little better then my poor camera...