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#1487698 - 08/03/10 11:28 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]  
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Originally Posted by ladypayne
Just got back from vacation for a week. It's nice to play again!

Turkey in the Straw
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Yeah, that was fun. Good work on that one.

And I like the way you told those pages who the boss is!

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#1487701 - 08/03/10 11:42 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Riddler]  
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Those silly pages never listen to me :P Sometimes turning the page is harder than playing the music! Sighs =)


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#1487718 - 08/04/10 12:10 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]  
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Bill, nice job on America. I enjoyed listening.


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#1487722 - 08/04/10 12:15 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]  
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Glen, I don't frequent an embibery, so I'm not certain what if any music is played there. If you're playing, though, I'll change that habit. Pathetique is always a treat. Thanks.


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#1487726 - 08/04/10 12:18 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]  
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ladypayne, Turkey in the Straw is always fun. Great job. It sounds even better on piano than it does on banjo. eek


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#1487731 - 08/04/10 12:25 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]  
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Ed, you sure lose the bass with those cheap cassette recorders, huh? That recording is the epitome of fun. I remember about that time, I heard what I thought was the most amazing jazz set ever at a local jazz party. Ruby Braff on cornet with Dick Hyman on the Hammond. They only played about three or four pieces, and I cannot recall what they were, but the audience was definitely wowed. I sure wish I had a recording of that night. I remember Hyman played an introduction to the first piece that sounded like something from an old Bela Lugosi film. Very ominous. He brought the house down. We were literally rolling with laughter. Then they got serious and blew us all away.


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#1487733 - 08/04/10 12:29 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Riddler]  
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That was terrific, Ed! Love these Latin/syncopated rhythms. smile Was that your own arrangement? My idol as an organist growing up was always Ethel Smith. Here she is, playing Tico Tico on her Hammond: heart


#1487879 - 08/04/10 08:40 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]  
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Originally Posted by Elssa
That was terrific, Ed! Love these Latin/syncopated rhythms. smile Was that your own arrangement? My idol as an organist growing up was always Ethel Smith. Here she is, playing it on her Hammond


Our church organist would not approve of playing an organ in those pumps (stilettos for those who don't parlez American). Hmm, but it would be kind fo fun to see him try!


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#1487890 - 08/04/10 09:25 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Riddler]  
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Ladypayne- what a great piece to have in the repertoire. Lively and fun.


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#1487915 - 08/04/10 10:11 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]  
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Ladypayne ~ my sister used to play Turkey in The Straw on the guitar for me when I was a child. Thanks for sharing it - well done!

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#1487920 - 08/04/10 10:14 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Riddler]  
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Ed - I loved Tico Tico played on that Hammond! It sounds to me like you are having a ball with it - throwing in some fantastic syncopations - what a gas!

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#1488142 - 08/04/10 04:20 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]  
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Originally Posted by Elssa
That was terrific, Ed! Love these Latin/syncopated rhythms. smile Was that your own arrangement? My idol as an organist growing up was always Ethel Smith. Here she is, playing Tico Tico on her Hammond: heart



Wow! I'd never heard of Ethel Smith before, but that was some kinda fun!


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#1488144 - 08/04/10 04:31 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]  
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Glen, another of my favorites. Strangely enough, the first time I heard this song was on the same night as the Ruby Braff/Dick Hyman performance I mentioned in a previous post. A lesser known singer called Sue Raney was on the bill, and this was one of the songs she performed that night. Wow, what a performance!! I've loved this song ever since.

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#1488183 - 08/04/10 05:57 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]  
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Originally Posted by TX-Dennis
Wow! I'd never heard of Ethel Smith before, but that was some kinda fun!


Here's another one: grin


#1488272 - 08/04/10 08:22 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]  
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Thanks, all, for listening to me (new and old) stuff, and for your kind comments.

Elssa, yes that was my arrangement, playing from a lead sheet. Too bad we didn't have the Internet and ABF in those days!

Dennis, I agree, Dick Hyman was an absolutely awesome musician!

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#1488338 - 08/04/10 09:51 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Riddler]  
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Originally Posted by Riddler

Dennis, I agree, Dick Hyman was an absolutely awesome musician!

Ed


Change that to is, Ed. Hyman, at 83, is still performing.


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#1488417 - 08/04/10 11:57 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Riddler]  
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Originally Posted by Riddler
Elssa, yes that was my arrangement, playing from a lead sheet. Too bad we didn't have the Internet and ABF in those days!
Wonderful arrangement, Ed! thumb Right, no internet back then, but we had electric organ clubs around here (before most of the organ companies like Conn went out of business), and I miss them dearly.

#1488756 - 08/05/10 02:38 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]  
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A little polyphonic piece by Schumann.


#1488776 - 08/05/10 03:18 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: LaValse]  
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LaValse, very nicely played. I've been playing that as well and have been working on the second section... yikes.Talk about fast...


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#1488794 - 08/05/10 03:37 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: LaValse]  
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Originally Posted by LaValse
A little polyphonic piece by Schumann.


That was beautiful.


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#1488801 - 08/05/10 03:42 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Andy Platt]  
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Thanks guys!

Peyton - have you seen Pletnev play the second bit. Awesome.



PS: He can't hit a 10th - I always think of him when I moan something is too hard because I can't hit a 10th. No excuses!

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Very well done, LaValse. I enjoy attempting to play Schumann. A wonderful composer.

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#1488950 - 08/05/10 07:51 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]  
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Yes, I've seen that. In fact as I struggle I keep coming back to watch him to hear how it's done. I can't even come close.... smile


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#1489008 - 08/05/10 08:44 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]  
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ED-Holy cow! Your Tico-Tico on the organ wasn't just "hold on to your hat", it was a "hold onto your hair" performance! I loved it.

LAVALSE - The Schumann was beautiful! Definitely recital-worthy.


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#1489462 - 08/06/10 11:59 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: CMohr]  
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Here's me and Augustina's duet for the month so far smile Sorry for any mistakes on this one. It was a bit more difficult to keep the rhythm with each other on this duet than some of the other ones :P

Corpse Bride piano duet


I am currently uploading all of my written piano sheets onto my blog to make things easier. I also have written out a few more sheets. All free check it out if you want smile Any questions, PM me

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#1489470 - 08/06/10 12:12 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]  
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Originally Posted by ladypayne
Here's me and Augustina's duet for the month so far smile Sorry for any mistakes on this one. It was a bit more difficult to keep the rhythm with each other on this duet than some of the other ones


It sounded good to me - but does it really end that abruptly or did the video just cut off? I guess for something called Corpse Bride perhaps an abrupt end is what to expect!!


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#1489480 - 08/06/10 12:27 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Andy Platt]  
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#1489497 - 08/06/10 01:12 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Augustina]  
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La Valse - that was lovely!

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LaValse, nice job on the Schumann piece.


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#1489862 - 08/06/10 09:34 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: TX-Dennis]  
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ladypayne, What a name for a piece. I can imagine that was a challenging duet with those tricky rhythms. Great job.


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