2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.9 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Petrof Pianos
Petrof Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Karsten Collection
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Who's Online Now
45 members (Animisha, Chouca, dhull100, clothearednincompo, Alan B, Beowulf, 11 invisible), 375 guests, and 254 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3
Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2742676 06/06/18 08:41 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,103
R
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
R
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,103
Nice work on Killing Me Softly, guys. I have always liked that song, and I associate it with a good time in my life.

My piece this month is Someday My Prince Will Come, written by Frank Churchill and Larry Morey in 1937 for a Disney movie. Over the years, it has become a jazz standard and has been played by many of the greats. I am playing from a lead sheet. I stole the idea for the intro from pianist Doug McKenzie. (Not the first time I've plagiarized from him!)

Someday My Prince Will Come

Ed


http://edsjazzpianopage.blogspot.com/

My fingers are slow, but easily keep pace with my thoughts.

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Re: June Piano Bar
cmb13 #2742738 06/07/18 03:49 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 525
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 525
Originally Posted by cmb13
Constantin,

Thanks so much for playing it! I agree, thought, the 118 is too fast. I like it slower. I like your intro. It sounds like you spread the chords over both hands - correct? That's a skill I have to work on. Finally, did you play octaves the second time through?

Thanks again!
Well, I am not spreading the chords over both hands, I am playing them with the right hand and having only bass notes in the left hand. Yes, I am playing octaves with some notes in the middle the second time through. The more often I listen to it the more I think it should be played more slowly.

Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2742750 06/07/18 06:44 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 525
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 525
Ed, that is a fine rendition of this Disney classic. A fun piece to play. You are certainly aware that Jazztpt played this piece in the April piano bar, and I just listened to his version again. I now know what his style of playing jazz reminds me: it is the musical score of the Peanuts series. You are playing a bit more in my style this time, without an impro. Both approaches are wonderful. The intro you stole seems to be in 4/4 time while the piece itself is in 3/4 time.

Re: June Piano Bar
Pianist685 #2742756 06/07/18 08:07 AM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,744
Silver Level
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
Silver Level
3000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,744
Originally Posted by Pianist685
Originally Posted by cmb13
Constantin,

Thanks so much for playing it! I agree, thought, the 118 is too fast. I like it slower. I like your intro. It sounds like you spread the chords over both hands - correct? That's a skill I have to work on. Finally, did you play octaves the second time through?

Thanks again!
Well, I am not spreading the chords over both hands, I am playing them with the right hand and having only bass notes in the left hand. Yes, I am playing octaves with some notes in the middle the second time through. The more often I listen to it the more I think it should be played more slowly.


That's interesting - I have been playing the chords in the L hand w lead sheets - no wonder yours sounds more full. It just seems a little tough to have the R serve two masters - lead and accompaniment. Maybe I'll give it a shot. I do hope to work on spreading the chords out eventually btw the hands.


Steinway A3
Boston 118 PE

YouTube

Working On
Chopin Nocturne E min
Bach Inventions

"You Can Never Have Too Many Dream Pianos" -Thad Carhart
Re: June Piano Bar
Pianist685 #2742903 06/07/18 08:38 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,103
R
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
R
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,103
Originally Posted by Pianist685
Ed, that is a fine rendition of this Disney classic. A fun piece to play. You are certainly aware that Jazztpt played this piece in the April piano bar, and I just listened to his version again. I now know what his style of playing jazz reminds me: it is the musical score of the Peanuts series. You are playing a bit more in my style this time, without an impro. Both approaches are wonderful. The intro you stole seems to be in 4/4 time while the piece itself is in 3/4 time.



Yes, thanks for reminding me. Jazztpt inspired me to learn this song - thanks, Russ.

Indeed my intro was 4/4, though a bit on the rubato side, or at least that was my intent. I often say that I like to invent intros, but unfortunately they rarely match the songs I am playing. smile

Ed


http://edsjazzpianopage.blogspot.com/

My fingers are slow, but easily keep pace with my thoughts.

Re: June Piano Bar
Riddler #2742945 06/08/18 03:09 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 510
J
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
J
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 510
Originally Posted by Riddler

I stole the idea for the intro from pianist Doug McKenzie. (Not the first time I've plagiarized from him.


Well stolen or not that intro works really well, nice to hear a different interpretation. Nice one Ed.
( I thought that was the rule, steal as much as you can from others and put your own twist on it 😀)

Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2746223 06/22/18 01:20 AM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 888
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 888
A public piano in hospital. This is best method to spend redundant time.
If reasonable tuned, this is not a bad instrument.


Working on:\

J.S.Bach Prelude in C Min: No. 2 from Six Preludes fur Anfanger auf dem
Am Abend No. 2 from Stimmungsbilder, Op. 88
60s Swing No. 1 from Swinging Rhythms
Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2746309 06/22/18 11:09 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 525
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 525
Public pianos are nice as long as they are in acceptable condition. The piano you are playing in the hospital is okay. Sadly, nobody seems to listen to your ragtime performance or even notice that somebody is playing the piano.

Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2746328 06/22/18 11:49 AM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,285
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,285
Hi All.

I haven't posted to the ABF Piano Bar in a long time. However, I went down the list of posts for the June Piano Bar and listened to the presentations, and they were all great!

Anyway, I recently purchased a pre-owned Zoom H4N digital stereo recorder that I've been playing around with. I've been using an older, inexpensive camcorder to record my music videos. This is my first recording with the Zoom H4n. I edited the recording using a recently downloaded video editing software program, Shotcut. I do believe the quality of the audio is better with the Zoom H4n than just using the audio on the camcorder.

The song/tune is an oldies Gospel/Church hymn "Will the circle be unbroken". It's a sad song but a lively tune.

Oh well, here goes... smile

Bluesy version of "Will the circle be unbroken"

I hope ya'll enjoy listening...

Rick


Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel
Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2747177 06/26/18 12:04 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,212
T
2000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
2000 Post Club Member
T
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,212
Hi, Rickster! Nice to see you in the Piano Bar -- great voice; great groove - thanks for sharing this!

Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2747180 06/26/18 12:27 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,285
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,285
Originally Posted by Tim Adrianson
Hi, Rickster! Nice to see you in the Piano Bar -- great voice; great groove - thanks for sharing this!

Thanks a lot, Tim!

I'm one of those self-taught guys (although we learn from others continuously and no one is ever completely self-taught) who can't play all that well, but enjoys trying! smile

If figure if I can help put a smile on my own face, and maybe the face of others too, I've accomplished something positive and worthwhile.

I admire any and all who can play the piano at any level and enjoy hearing others play.

As a bit of history, what prompted me to start learning to play the piano, after years of playing stringed instrument, was a serious finger injury. I come close to severing my index finger on my left hand and it messed up my finger tip. I was hospitalized and had to have surgery on my finger because the injury was so serious. The injury does affect my playing of the my stringed instruments, but not the piano, to any extent. But I have really enjoyed learning to play the piano.

I've been playing my 5-stringed banjo a little lately, though I'm very rusty and unpolished on it. I know this doesn't belong here, but here a recent tune I recorded on the banjo, which is an original composition. So, I can still play the stringed instruments a little. smile

"Southern Crescent Breakdown"

I know this is the piano bar, but since June is almost over, maybe this is allowed... grin

Rick


Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel
Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2747376 06/27/18 07:46 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 525
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 525
Hallo there in Georgia! Please carry on contributing to the Piano Bar. Unfortunately, I have run out of high speed data volume this month, so I cannot watch big Youtube videos before July, but I am sure your renditions are wonderful if they are as good as your version of "Georgia on my mind".

Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2747387 06/27/18 08:42 AM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,285
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,285
Originally Posted by Pianist685
Hallo there in Georgia! Please carry on contributing to the Piano Bar. Unfortunately, I have run out of high speed data volume this month, so I cannot watch big Youtube videos before July, but I am sure your renditions are wonderful if they are as good as your version of "Georgia on my mind".

Thanks, Pianist685! I appreciate the kind words.

Of course, one thing I've learned about posting music videos on YouTube, and that is that everyone is not going to like you or your music. I have about 80 music videos on YT, posted over the last several years, since I've been learning to play the piano (about 12 or 13 years?). Some are better than others, and none of them are all that good. Some are original songs/arrangements/compositions. But it has been fun sharing my music with others.

Kind of reminds me of the lyrics to one of my original blues tunes, "everybody ain't your friend, and everything that glitters ain't gold". smile

The thing about watching and listening to others play the piano is that I always learn something by watching and listening to others. I've also learned over the years that musical perfection is not as important as the delivery, presentation and spirit of the performance.

Sorry for all the verbiage... I seem to have a bad habit of talking too much. A sign of old age, maybe? smile

Thanks again,

Rick


Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel
Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2747437 06/27/18 11:20 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 166
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 166
Rick, I just spent that last half hour listening to your Youtube channel. Good stuff! I particularly like your Allman Brother's Ramblin Man.


Be the person your dog thinks you are.
1926 Heintzman Upright, Kawai ES7
[Linked Image]
Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2747533 06/27/18 03:43 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 465
A
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
A
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 465
hi all! It's been along time since I played the piano. I decided at the request of a friend; to work on a new piece this summer. She gave me the music yesterday. I have a long ways to go before I'm really happy with this piece, but here is A River flows in your by Yiruma after about 4-5 hours of practice.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RU1FRPVRaacPdX-v3QdK11LFHkt-_wO2


All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

http://www.youtube.com/user/Spot1530
Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2747543 06/27/18 04:21 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,285
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,285
Originally Posted by Augustina
hi all! It's been along time since I played the piano. I decided at the request of a friend; to work on a new piece this summer. She gave me the music yesterday. I have a long ways to go before I'm really happy with this piece, but here is A River flows in your by Yiruma after about 4-5 hours of practice.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RU1FRPVRaacPdX-v3QdK11LFHkt-_wO2

Nice piano playing! A very easy listening and relaxing tune. And, a nice, soothing tempo.

I seem to have two tempos... fast and faster. smile

Enjoyed listening!

Rick


Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel
Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2748300 06/30/18 12:06 PM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 266
G
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
G
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 266
I guess this will get everyone thrown out of the piano bar before it closes for the month huh. smile

Piece #11 from Bartok's 'For Children No. 1'

Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2748348 06/30/18 03:57 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,285
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,285
Originally Posted by GoldmanT
I guess this will get everyone thrown out of the piano bar before it closes for the month huh. smile

Piece #11 from Bartok's 'For Children No. 1'

Nice! I liked it. Kind of new-age and funky, or contemporary, maybe? Anyway, you play well; fast fingers! smile

The accompaniment on the digital piano makes playing a bit easier, for me at least. If nothing else, it helps keep the timing consistent. I have a tendency to speed up as I go...

Nice job!

Rick


Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel
Re: June Piano Bar
Augustina #2748359 06/30/18 04:48 PM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 3,487
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 3,487
Originally Posted by Augustina
hi all! It's been along time since I played the piano. I decided at the request of a friend; to work on a new piece this summer. She gave me the music yesterday. I have a long ways to go before I'm really happy with this piece, but here is A River flows in your by Yiruma after about 4-5 hours of practice.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RU1FRPVRaacPdX-v3QdK11LFHkt-_wO2


Very impressed with your playing, especially after just getting the piece yesterday!!



[Linked Image]
Re: June Piano Bar
Tim Adrianson #2748404 06/30/18 07:46 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,103
R
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
R
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,103
Weiyan, nice playing. Sometimes we have to grab a minute here, a minute there, to get in some piano time.

Rickster - great pickin'! Sounds like a piano to me! Music is music. I envy you being so versatile.

Augustina - very soothing, comforting. It's been a while since we've seen you here, welcome back.

Goldman, WOW! What a performance! Fascinating! Personallyl, I wouldn't know 19/16 if I tripped over it. But I have always had an unhealthy obsession with Bartok's music. Your RH-LH coordination is awesome.

Ed


http://edsjazzpianopage.blogspot.com/

My fingers are slow, but easily keep pace with my thoughts.

Page 2 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  BB Player 

Link Copied to Clipboard
What's Hot!!
News from the Piano World
Where Did The Buttons Go?!
----------------------
Our April 2020 Newsletter Available Online Now...
The Piano World During the Pandemic!
----------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Horowitz plays Polonaise-Fantaisie live
by chopinetto - 07/12/20 08:16 PM
Cleaning the keyboard - Yamaha AvantGrand NU1X
by closedabelian - 07/12/20 05:32 PM
Virtual tour of the Atlantic City organ
by BDB - 07/12/20 04:38 PM
Purchased a Steingraeber 130 Upright
by Lucubrate - 07/12/20 04:04 PM
Baldwin 655 piano buying help 600$
by Ben Hefel - 07/12/20 03:15 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics200,226
Posts2,980,086
Members97,754
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers


Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2020 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4