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March Piano Bar
#2954897 03/06/20 04:06 PM
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Strange that no-one has opened the bar yet...may I open it with some Bach I've been learning?



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Originally Posted by LarryShone
Strange that no-one has opened the bar yet...may I open it with some Bach I've been learning?


Nice job! I'm currently reading a biography of Bach, but I'm not very familiar with the chorales, so this is helpful and the melody sounds familiar to me.

I also wanted to submit my cover of the Beach Boys, "Fun, Fun, Fun" (written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love). This is my first recorded cover of a rock/pop song from a lead sheet, so I welcome any constructive feedback.


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LarryShone #2954955 03/06/20 07:34 PM
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You got it, Jason! Excellent.

Nice playing, Larry. Good job.



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LarryShone #2955033 03/07/20 03:55 AM
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Larry – Bach Chorale Very nice. Bach is not always difficult. I think this tune has become a church hymn, I just cannot recall the lyric…

Jason – Fun, Fun, Fun I am a big Beach Boys fan and your rendition is just fantastic. It put me in a good mood. You are using the potential of a piano in a very effective manner.

My contribution is the theme from the 1960s Miss Marple movies, composed by Ron Goodwin. I am playing the silent system of my piano with the harpsichord sound from sheet music by Mercuzio, and internet pianist who wrote a large collection of free piano transcriptions.

Miss Marple Theme

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LarryShone #2955093 03/07/20 10:35 AM
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Larry, thanks for starting it off. Always great to begin a Saturday morning with a little Bach!

Jason, wow, that was exhilarating! Wonderful playing!

Constantin, my wife loves those shows. Neat that you played it with a harpsichord voice. Very spirited and in just the right style!

My piece is Woody'n You, a well-known bebop tune composed by Dizzy Gillespie in the 1940s. I am playing with a backing track. While I was learning to play this tune, I was simultaneously watching a long TV series called Winds of War/War and Remembrance. The series has powerful theme music which got under my skin and played in the background in my mind from time to time, when I wasn't thinking about Woody'n You. What a surreal moment it was when I suddenly realized one day that both pieces have the same harmonic structure! Small world, music!!

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LarryShone #2955096 03/07/20 10:43 AM
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Ed - Woody'n You / Wouldn't You Some wonderful jazz, again. I was just wondering which Woody Gillespie was referring to and learned from Wikipedia that he wrote this number for the Woody Herman Big Band that did not use it at that time.

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LarryShone #2955105 03/07/20 11:03 AM
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Pianist685 - What at fabulous recording! Very Professional.

Ed - Nice tune you developed into a great arrangement! It seems effortless for you. I like the backing track a lot. Is that "Band in a Box"?



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Pianist685 #2955217 03/07/20 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Pianist685
Ed - Woody'n You / Wouldn't You Some wonderful jazz, again. I was just wondering which Woody Gillespie was referring to and learned from Wikipedia that he wrote this number for the Woody Herman Big Band that did not use it at that time.


Well, uhm..... let me just say that I have always been skeptical of the official explanation because..... I know what kind of sense of humor Dizzy had. 'Nuff said.

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Originally Posted by TomLC
Pianist685 - What at fabulous recording! Very Professional.

Ed - Nice tune you developed into a great arrangement! It seems effortless for you. I like the backing track a lot. Is that "Band in a Box"?


Yes, the backing track is by Band in a Box.

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LarryShone #2955247 03/07/20 08:59 PM
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Pianist685 - I love the juxtaposition of the baroque sounding trills with the modern bluesy style elsewhere. Great fun to listen to.

Riddler Classy performance! I love the playing with a backing track.

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Pianist685 #2955996 03/10/20 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Pianist685
Larry – Bach Chorale Very nice. Bach is not always difficult. I think this tune has become a church hymn, I just cannot recall the lyric…


Apparently its in most hymnbooks as "O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded".
And it sounds fantastic on pipe organ (I have that setting on my DP)


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LarryShone #2955997 03/10/20 07:28 AM
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And for something different, a piece I learned by the Rolling Stones.


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Yeah!!! It's good to have variety!

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LarryShone #2956830 03/13/20 08:09 AM
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And for something different, a piece I learned by the Rolling Stones.


Larry. Really great job! I'm impressed how well you handled the syncopation in the melody. I think Paint It Black is a one of those rock songs that is very amenable to piano. Just curious...did you learn this from sheet music or by ear?

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I've realised I've made little progress with the Nocturne recently with a considerable amount of practise, so I've decided this is it, I'm bouncing against the limits of my current skill level. One painful mistake to hear and various rough patches but as an overall fee itl is not too bad.

Chopin's C#Minor Posthumous Nocturne on soundcloud

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Kevin,

That was truly beautiful. To me, very moving. I love this piece!!!!

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Jason Lenthe #2961285 03/28/20 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason Lenthe
Originally Posted by LarryShone
And for something different, a piece I learned by the Rolling Stones.


Larry. Really great job! I'm impressed how well you handled the syncopation in the melody. I think Paint It Black is a one of those rock songs that is very amenable to piano. Just curious...did you learn this from sheet music or by ear?



Purely by ear. Well from memory. The song came into my head and I just started playing it.


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LarryShone #2961286 03/28/20 12:36 PM
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Happy World Piano Day, the 88th day of the year

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Since we're on lockdown, I re-recorded my first entry in the ABF recital from 2 years ago and threw my son into it smile


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