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#2025094 - 02/01/13 07:38 AM February Piano Bar  
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Well it's the evening of February 1st here in Sydney. So, time to kick off the bar!

Lately I've adopted a habit recommended by Glen/InLanding, to have the recorder going even when practicing. Which is something I used to do years ago when 'writing'. In fact this song "Y.O.U" is one of those, originally written 1981 'for guitar' for which I've now developed a piano version (and it's very different from my original). It's kind of Donald Fagen meets Randy Newman.


Y.O.U


It's really difficult for me to play at this stage. And this recording is the first time I played it through with only a couple of small mistakes (and not whoppers). In fact those keen enough to listen to the end and then wait a few moments will hear a little something which I've left in for fun - I was hardly aware that I had done it until I listened to the recording.


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#2025116 - 02/01/13 08:39 AM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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#2025272 - 02/01/13 01:03 PM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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Newman, a nice start, swingy/jazzy piece there. First I thought you meant I.O.U., by Freeez, but this is a good song.

Teodor - which happens to be my name as well, but with an H - this is a beautiful piece and well played.


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#2025340 - 02/01/13 03:08 PM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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Thanks, it's one of those really simple pieces that also happen to sound beautiful. I wasn't sure if I should even post it because it's something that takes only a minute to learn but then I decided to do so. Why not smile

Originally Posted by Newman
Well it's the evening of February 1st here in Sydney. So, time to kick off the bar!

Lately I've adopted a habit recommended by Glen/InLanding, to have the recorder going even when practicing. Which is something I used to do years ago when 'writing'. In fact this song "Y.O.U" is one of those, originally written 1981 'for guitar' for which I've now developed a piano version (and it's very different from my original). It's kind of Donald Fagen meets Randy Newman.


Y.O.U


It's really difficult for me to play at this stage. And this recording is the first time I played it through with only a couple of small mistakes (and not whoppers). In fact those keen enough to listen to the end and then wait a few moments will hear a little something which I've left in for fun - I was hardly aware that I had done it until I listened to the recording.


Is that you singing? I like it both the piano and the voice. You have a perfect voice for this style of music.

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#2025362 - 02/01/13 04:00 PM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Teodor]  
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Originally Posted by Teodor


... Is that you singing? ...

It is.


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#2025658 - 02/02/13 12:56 AM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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Newman - You
Loved it - as always!! Amazing that you wrote this piece over 30 years ago! If you have the guitar version, please post a link to it too as it would be interesting to listen to also.

Teodor - Resident Evil
Great playing! It seems like your cat loved your playing too... smile

Here is my piano bar piece for this month; 'Concerning Hobbits' from the movie Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. I borrowed my oldest sons lego for the intro...

[video:youtube]NW1EcIi_Kls[/video] ...




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#2025712 - 02/02/13 04:16 AM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Originally Posted by Amaruk
Newman - You
Loved it - as always!! Amazing that you wrote this piece over 30 years ago! If you have the guitar version, please post a link to it too as it would be interesting to listen to also.


Thanks. (I have songs older yet!I started writing in 1968). If you'd like to hear the first version here it is:

Y.O.U 1981

Recorded in my friend's lounge room - he's on bass and his wife background vocals, me guitar and vocals and a cheap drum machine - all through my Fender Twin amp and straight on to my old Philips boom box cassette tape recorder (a great machine). I was listening to a lot of Little Feat at the time.



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#2025714 - 02/02/13 04:21 AM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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Amaruk - Nicely done. It suits your playing style. I admire the way you always take such care with the presentation. And two pianos! sick

I'm not sure why but when I was just thinking of your playing style I could hear you playing the theme to Dr Kildaire! If you don't know it I'm sure it's out there on YouTube (isn't everything?).


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#2025717 - 02/02/13 04:32 AM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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Teodor - Quite a moody piece. "Only a minute to learn" ! For you, maybe, for me crazy


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#2025725 - 02/02/13 05:07 AM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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Newman - Great playing/singing. Hard to shake off the Beatles even if ya wanted. But who wants to?

Teodor - I do this sort o` thing fishing for ideas. It`s fun and instructive, and sounds mood inducing. Why not vary the key from time to time . . .


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#2025735 - 02/02/13 05:43 AM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: peterws]  
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Originally Posted by peterws
Newman - Great playing/singing. Hard to shake off the Beatles even if ya wanted. But who wants to?



Yeah. It's in my DNA now.


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#2025795 - 02/02/13 10:32 AM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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There are many music in two days. The 10th of this month is Chinese new year.

Newman: Y.O.U. The piano sounds like guitar, your singing is expressive and soulful. Than you for the music.

Teodor: President Evil Safe Room, the title is very special. The video is very good, the cat is very nice.

Amaruk: Your playing is very good. The video is very good. You seems spend a lot of time on in.

This is my submission for February.
True Love
Composed by local artist Miranda Wong.


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J.S.Bach Prelude in C Min: No. 2 from Six Preludes fur Anfanger auf dem
Am Abend No. 2 from Stimmungsbilder, Op. 88
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#2025837 - 02/02/13 11:50 AM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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Newman - Y.O.U. - You have a good, rollicking rock-n-roll voice. This is a fun piece and I bet you are having big fun doing this one. Yes, you did do it!


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#2025838 - 02/02/13 11:53 AM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Teodor]  
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Teodor - a dark and brooding piece. Cool ending.


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#2025840 - 02/02/13 11:57 AM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Amaruk - a captivating piece. You always pick such strong melodies and themes and perform them beautifully. Your Roland responds so nicely to your light touch. This piano has such a well balanced sound - clear treble and gutsy bass.


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#2025842 - 02/02/13 12:01 PM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Weiyan]  
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Weiyan - I am really enjoying your piano videos - it is cool to watch the action of your upright. I liked this song. A very pretty melody.


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#2025911 - 02/02/13 02:27 PM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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Newman your really getting that sound down!

Amaruk excellent piece and playing...love the video work.

Weiyan, nice...love the piano action shot.

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Newman - You (1981)
Thanks for sharing the original! It is great!! It helps understanding your piano solo version of it. I am impressed by the recording quality given that this is from 1981. Great job!


Weiyan A great piece and great performance! And I completely agree with Bill that it makes for a very interesting video when you uncover your piano like this exposing its action. Thanks for sharing!


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Originally Posted by Newman
Teodor - Quite a moody piece. "Only a minute to learn" ! For you, maybe, for me crazy


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#2025961 - 02/02/13 05:18 PM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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Here`s my offering for this wonderful time o` year . . . Bit rough but I never worry too much about mistakes . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnEFu7qcOyE

Have fun - (Be First!)

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Weiyan - Not a shred o` music in sight! Good tune nicely played. And locally composed . .

Amaruk - Your piano sounds excellent; good stuff as usual.


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#2025965 - 02/02/13 05:42 PM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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Weiyan -A lovely tune.


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#2025969 - 02/02/13 05:50 PM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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Peterws - An interesting arrangement, very full and well played. It kept me interested in a song I've heard (and played) close to too often. It was one of my late mother's most favourite songs and I always played it for her.


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#2025972 - 02/02/13 05:55 PM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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I prepared this rag for reddit's January Piano Jam and am sharing it with this nice community as well. I'd love more piano players to be acquainted with the full range of pieces written by Scott Joplin and the other great ragtime composers.

Scott Joplin's Paragon Rag (1909)


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#2025979 - 02/02/13 06:16 PM Re: February Piano Bar [Re: Newman]  
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Whizbang - Joplin's inimitable style. I enjoy listening to stuff I have no hope of playing, trying to figure out how it's done.


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Whizzbang - A cracker! This genre will never go out o` fashion. You can make it up as you go alolg - same chord sequence, different melody line . . .


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Newman, I found the theme to Dr Kildare on YouTube. Yes, I see what you mean. smile

Peterws, what a great performance! Loved it and the ocean footage you used.


Bill, the audience is waiting... smile Looking forward to see what you have for us this month.


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peterws that was exceedingly good! Is that your own composition?

Whizbang well played lovely little rag. Thanks!

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The "official arrangement" has been hacked about a tad . . heh heh


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Originally Posted by peterws
The "official arrangement" has been hacked about a tad . . heh heh


Will you be doing any of your Crematorium Organist videos. I have to see that one... smile

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