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Mmmm, don't think I have ever opened the bar before. Just wanted to share this Philip Glass piece. I posted a thread with a fellow playing this on Marimba a while back and was so impressed with his playing went and learned it. As with most Glass pieces it's fairly simple and repetitious but I find it very meditative to play. It's fun to change the tempo and to play around stressing different notes.


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I have no headphones handy so can't listen yet (I'm in work), but I have also been working on this - inspired by the marimba version you posted. Mine is far from ready to post, but as you say it is very meditative to play. As excellent 3 against 2 exercise for me too.


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Peyton - that doesn't actually sound too easy to me , keeping it going for 4+ minutes and controlling the dynamics seems plenty difficult to me. Well done.

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Last month I was able to visit my sister ladypayne in Alaska. We didn't have much time to play duets so this isn't the greatest, but enjoy!:)
Amazing Grace Piano Duet
https://app.box.com/s/wvzqwa1afdhlak1rkxx8


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peyton: doesn't sound easy to me either but well done. Sounds pretty

here is a submission from me. I found a nice little tune by Martha Mier called Springtime in my heart.

https://app.box.com/s/w9a97x7spo01lqk3pqxh


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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Nice one Peyton, what a great touch and sound you have


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Hey all, thanks for the feed back. When I said Philip Glass was simple I should have been more explicit. I meant a simple construction. I didn't mean simple to play (Although, let's face it... A Chopin nocturne is miles away tougher).


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Augustina, what a lovely duet. I love the way you both start off with a straight version and head off to a jazzier vibe. Were you both reading sheet music or ad libbing?

Ladypayne- a sweet happy piece! I'm sitting out on my patio, a frozen margaritta in hand a nice cigar with my speaker sitting out on the table... your playing is perfect!

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Here is my take on the hard-bop classic Minority by Gigi Gryce. This has earned me the dreaded sucking-on-a-lemon face from the teacher. And deservedly so. The complaint is not the beginning/ending/melody/block chords/arrangement or any of that stuff. The complaint is just with the linear solos at this speed, which are largely awful. So I am in the penalty box with remedial things to work on at different tempos. But the good news is that they are fun!



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I can clearly see how playing this can be so relaxing. Great job Peyton and really great moving pic video too.

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Originally Posted by Peyton
Mmmm, don't think I have ever opened the bar before. Just wanted to share this Philip Glass piece. I posted a thread with a fellow playing this on Marimba a while back and was so impressed with his playing went and learned it. As with most Glass pieces it's fairly simple and repetitious but I find it very meditative to play. It's fun to change the tempo and to play around stressing different notes.


Peyton: Mesmerizing.. Very well played. smile I'll have a spritzer. grin

Well, here's my arrangement of another old/classic movie tune smile Dealing with sticky keys again but had fun anyway.

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Augustina & Ladypayne - these two pieces are so far from what I normally listen to, but hey what great uplifting happy music, thanks for sharing.

KenJazz - no lemon sucking face required, great arrangment as usual. The recording evokes a feeling of being in a jazz club in the late 50's and what could be better than that.
So in places your technique is a little behind your ideas, so what, it doesn't distract from the performance you have put together (love those descending glisssandos too). Lets face it , playing jazz aint easy and when you add a fast tempo, well, it really, really aint' easy.
I read your blog on this ,you put a lot of research in and it shows in the end product, kudos for that. (Also from your blog you mentioned Paula Shocron,never heard of her before but what a great jazz player she is - YouTube is my friend). Well done mate.

Elssa - one of your best I think, this tune and your style fit like a glove.

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Here is one from me. My version and improvisation on My Funny Valentine, written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1937.

https://app.box.com/s/ie949yonuicjfj76i37l


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Here is one from me. My version and improvisation on My Funny Valentine, written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1937.

https://app.box.com/s/ie949yonuicjfj76i37l



Jazztpt - Gorgeous tone and phrasing on this treatment of Funny Valentine! You've done two of my favorites in a row. I didn't get a chance to comment on That's All in July, but I really loved it. I have several recordings of that one in different styles (mostly latin), and always thought of it as a latin-influenced number. But you've given me some new ideas for it!

Thanks for the comments on Minority. This is definitely not a straight-line learning experience, and there are setbacks along the way that hopefully can lead to some breakthroughs.

I'm off to the Newport Jazz festival this morning! I should come back with a head full of ideas to try out...


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Not a piano piece, I'm singing with the choir here. It was an amazing experience. My roommate is conducting this and I'm the guy in the back on the right side.




Our choir teacher is so good that she managed to teach us to sing like this for only 2 years. When we started most of us couldn't even sing moderately well in choir. It's still not professional singing but it's certainly a beautiful sounding choir smile

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Jazztpt,

Delightful rendition of Valentine. The little figure and chords around 1:47 or so took my breath away for a second and elicited a "oh my, how sweet is that!" moment.


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Ken- sucking on a lemon face be damned! Sounded pretty darned good to me.

Ellsa- I have always been a sucker for that song. Love those crossovers at the beginning.

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I may or may not have been working on this piece for the last nine months.

[video:youtube]8GOIjSbMMDw[/video]




Ok ok I haven't. It just sat on my iPad for that long.


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Peyton, nice mood, beautifully done! I always look forward to Glass stuff, and his music always works for me in movies. Watching you play, it strikes me that this must really be effective at strengthening your fingers too (not that I think you need it), an added bonus!

Augustina, Ladypayne, interesting reharmonizations on Amazing Grace! Nice teamwork! Family music making is one of the joys of life!

Ladypayne, very spirited rendition, fits the piece well. Good work!

Ken, that's a fascinating song. I have seen it in fakebooks but I don't remember hearing it before. I really enjoyed your performance. Fast tempos are tough! I found your blog very interesting - reminds me of how I have struggled with difficult songs, going through similar processes of listening to many recordings, finding ways to simplify, etc, - and after all that - the "sucking-on-a-lemon face from the teacher" that we all know so well. Oh well, I suppose that is what teachers are for, to keep prodding us to do better. Wish I were going to Newport - I understand Peter Martin is performing there. I have been working through some of his canned lessons online.

Elssa, lovely arrangement of a great old tune, complete with one of your patented endings! Good music!

Jazztpt, that was simply beautiful! You make it sound so easy, so relaxed, flowing so smoothly, but there is a lot going on harmonically and melodically. Wonderful playing!

Teodor, that was gorgeous singing, very moving. Is there an English translation?

Allard, OK, I don't know how long you worked on it, but you've mastered it. Nice piece, well played!

My piece this month is Close Enough for Love. This is a truly beautiful ballad written by Johnny Mandel (who also composed The Shadow Of Your Smile, Emily, the MASH song, etc). It is from a musical called Agatha, a romantic story about the love life of Agatha Christie. I only came across this song recently, and immediately became obsessed by its unusual harmonies. There is a wonderful video on YouTube of a vocal performance by Fleurine Mehldau, accompanied (ever so tastefully) on piano by her (genius) husband Brad. Tony Bennett also has an excellent recording.

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jazzpt, that is absolutely lovely! What a great feel you have for the piece.

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