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#2184038 - 11/17/13 04:47 PM Pianist improvise holiday tunes in various styles by request
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Front page of Reddit (high traffic site)!

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1qtvav/iama_professional_pianist_who_can_improvise_on/

Basically he asked citizens of the internet to give him holiday tunes in X styles (e.g. Carol of the Bells in gloomy Chopin style), then he improvises the tune and post a link to his playing.

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PS. Here's Carol of the Bells in gloomy Chopin style: https://soundcloud.com/berniekatzman/carol-of-the-bells-for
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#2184040 - 11/17/13 04:49 PM Re: Pianist improvise holiday tunes in various styles by request [Re: neuralfirings]
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I think I'll try doing this at my holiday family gathering this year.
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#2184309 - 11/18/13 03:09 AM Re: Pianist improvise holiday tunes in various styles by request [Re: neuralfirings]
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Incredible!
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#2184324 - 11/18/13 05:27 AM Re: Pianist improvise holiday tunes in various styles by request [Re: neuralfirings]
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Amazing! I love his Rudolph with Jerry Lee Lewis style!
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#2184597 - 11/18/13 02:37 PM Re: Pianist improvise holiday tunes in various styles by request [Re: neuralfirings]
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A rather impressive array of styles. He's certainly one of the best improvisational musicians I've ever heard.

12 Days of Christmas as a Bach Fugue

lol and apparently Jingle Bell Rock in the style of Tchaikovsky's first Piano Concerto follows in the queue
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