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This was a lot of fun to listen to! I'm always intrigued by how different people approach keeping a sense of improv movement going w/o using a walking bass line. What was interesting in your improv was that you had the same rhythmic pattern patern playing in the same register, but the melody was switching both above and below the rhythm register. Were you switching hands or doing a cross-over? Very cool sound.
Nikolas, that was terrific! The combination of relentless pulse (how do you manage to keep your timing so absolutely rock solid?) and those unexpected harmonic changes gave me a feeling as if I'm zipping along at breakneck speed on a train ride over mountain passes, with the rails twisting one way (oh no, we are going off the cliff on the right), then the other (oh no, now we're about to go over the cliff on the left). Very exciting music, to me. I would say this would make excellent movie music, except for the fact that I would be listening to the music instead of watching the movie! Thanks for sharing!
Hi Nickolas - welcome to the piano bar! Nice, free-flowing ideas over the continuous beating chord changes. Thanks for sharing your original improvisation. I enjoyed the fast paced strumming- great energy, indeed!
Glen: That was so beautiful/dreamy. This is one of my favorite pieces, too - mesmerizing
Here's a favorite Beatles tune..
Ellsa , impressive playing, I wish had the neurons to play similar. The improv made the song fuller and I could imagine you'd play something like Rachmaninoff ( anything ) well; I've been havin' a difficult time with it (Romance no 8 op 2) for a couple weeks myself. But I am also working on Jealous Guy by J. Lennon, (too) it 's a simple melody that i may improvise with but a pretty emotive song .
and Until I make to to a library , I'll comment on songs I haven't heard here .
I played this piece many many moons ago when I was taking lessons but I've always loved the piece so I decided to resurrect it. I included a stringendo section after listening to Cherkassky perform it with that section: