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Re: Headphones / Speakers

Another consideration when setting up your Registrations. Are you setting up your registrations just for you to play for your own enjoyment? Or is it your intention to play 'live' to others; or make a recording for others to listen to (like maybe on this Forum)? And do you wear hearing aids ? Well, ...
by Hugh-AR
18 May 2019 23:20
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Headphones / Speakers
Replies: 6
Views: 33

Re: Headphones / Speakers

Reminded me of a friend I was talking to on the phone. He said his wife played a 'digital piano', so I asked him if the piano had any 'stereo' (or 'pan') effect when she was sat playing it.

"Don't know," he said. "Usually when I listen to her I am in the kitchen."

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
18 May 2019 10:45
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Headphones / Speakers
Replies: 6
Views: 33

Re: Pianos

Getting back to 'electronic pianos' as opposed to 'real pianos', here is a demonstration of the Yamaha CVP709 Digital Piano.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
18 May 2019 10:36
 
Forum: "Voices" (Instruments)
Topic: Pianos
Replies: 20
Views: 518

Re: Headphones / Speakers

Tony, That is a very valid point you have made there. I wear headphones all the time, both for when I am playing my AR and when listening to CDs. My music room is a conservatory, with a stone floor and glass walls and ceiling .. so sound from speakers is very harsh and not pleasant to listen to. Mus...
by Hugh-AR
16 May 2019 17:36
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Headphones / Speakers
Replies: 6
Views: 33

Re: Northeast keyboard club 13/5

John,

Sounds like you have real fun with your 'get togethers'. Would love to be there. As a contribution to your evening, and as a tribute to Doris Day, here is my take on "Whatever will be will be".

https://app.box.com/s/syzxxgro9evkd2twcm7vf0pppq2qswlu

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
15 May 2019 10:27
 
Forum: Clubs & Societies
Topic: Northeast keyboard club 13/5
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: By A Cool Stream - by Pamela White

Hi Eileen,

Pam last logged on to your Yamaha Keyboard Players Forum on 26th December 2017. She logged on to the Tierce-de-Picardie Forum on 11th April 2019. And I had an email from her on 9th February 2019.

Love that piece she played!

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
12 May 2019 15:31
 
Forum: Own Compositions
Topic: By A Cool Stream - by Pamela White
Replies: 2
Views: 238

The Bricklayer's Song

The bricklayer was the Irishman in this song. I have heard/read this story several times, but not as brilliantly done as in this clip.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
12 May 2019 11:38
 
Forum: YouTube Videos
Topic: The Bricklayer's Song
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Lessons for beginners (piano/organ/keyboard)

Lesson #7:



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Lesson #11 (and final one):

by Hugh-AR
08 May 2019 22:24
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Lessons for beginners (piano/organ/keyboard)
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Lessons for beginners (piano/organ/keyboard)

I have come across a series of videos for beginners to piano/organ/keyboard. Although the demonstrations are done on a Hammond (organ), his deliberations apply equally to piano and keyboard. This is what the poster (Keith Appleton) has to say about his videos: This is the definitive BEGINNERS Tutori...
by Hugh-AR
08 May 2019 21:56
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Lessons for beginners (piano/organ/keyboard)
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Interpreting a piece of music you play

But it's not just about 'interpreting the melody' your own way. Take Classical music. A piece may have been written for a whole orchestra and you are trying to convey the 'mood' of the piece from a music score written for just one person to play. It's the setting up of the voices you are using, how ...
by Hugh-AR
08 May 2019 09:44
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Interpreting a piece of music you play
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Interpreting a piece of music you play

Here's a few more pieces by Jon D illustrating his complete mastership of musical interpretation. Again, he has his own 'bespoke' intros, and plays the pieces in his own inimitable way. Listen too to how his use of the expression pedal brings his pieces to life. On The Street Where You Live https://...
by Hugh-AR
05 May 2019 10:04
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Interpreting a piece of music you play
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Interpreting a piece of music you play

Now I have played I'm Looking Over A Four Leafed Clover (in a Medley) and if you listen to this you will see (actually, hear) that they way I have played it is completely different to Jon D's. A bit more 'straight-laced' in my interpretation of the song! Haven't got that natural talent! Medley: Baby...
by Hugh-AR
03 May 2019 10:07
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Interpreting a piece of music you play
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Interpreting a piece of music you play

I am always fascinated by how a piece of music is interpreted. If you are playing directly from the sheet music, then all the "phrasing" and nuances are probably there in the music and you will be playing somebody else's 'arrangement'. When I play a piece, I often listen to the piece on Yo...
by Hugh-AR
03 May 2019 08:56
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Interpreting a piece of music you play
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: “Community Keyboards” Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM

Update on Oldham Community Radio. Oldham Community Radio - MAY Do a right-click to open this up in a New Tab https://communitykeyboards.com/editions/ The Winner of the TDP February Challenge is featured in their MAY broadcast. MAY 2019 EDITION 2 Margaret Draper (MARGARETD) is featured at 54:44 with ...
by Hugh-AR
03 May 2019 08:01
 
Forum: Info about the Challenge Board
Topic: “Community Keyboards” Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

KN 3000

80's Disco music on Technics SX-KN3000 Posted by Andro Umeda on YouTube A little '80 disco music demo played on my Technics KN3000 keyboard. This is an outstanding instrument of year 1995. 61 touch sensitive keys with after-touch, graphic LCD, 300 PCM voices, digital drawbars for organ sounds,100 a...
by Hugh-AR
28 Apr 2019 13:10
 
Forum: Technics
Topic: KN 3000
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Re: Customising a STYLE for a particular song.

Another example of how to use STYLES to good effect. This is by George . A Woman In Love . He has used Retro Pop and 80s Piano Ballad. The Retro Pop has a syncopated beat which is very effective, and the 80s Piano Ballad with it's 'straight' beat makes a nice contrast. Then there is the 'quieter' gu...
by Hugh-AR
26 Apr 2019 22:03
 
Forum: Styles
Topic: Customising a STYLE for a particular song.
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Customising a STYLE for a particular song.

Here is one I have done that just lets the STYLE 'play' by itself, with no melody being played (ie. an 'intermission'). In the middle of the song I have the BASS , CHORD1 and RHYTHM PARTS playing, but nothing else. Then I have added CHORD2 into the mix; and finally come back in with the rest of the ...
by Hugh-AR
26 Apr 2019 11:05
 
Forum: Styles
Topic: Customising a STYLE for a particular song.
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Playing Music with No Music

Hi Den, For those that don't read music (like me) we are 'Playing by Guesswork' all the time. And one of the things we have to guess is how to 'phrase' the notes we are playing. Every song has 'words' which are often emphasised in different places, so I tend to play the notes as I like to hear them,...
by Hugh-AR
25 Apr 2019 18:04
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Playing Music with No Music
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Customising a STYLE for a particular song.

When you choose a STYLE for a particular song, do you use it 'as is' (with all the PARTS playing)? Do you ever change any of the 'voices' selected for a Style PART (I am referring here to the voices allocated for the various PARTS of the STYLE, not the voices you are using to play the melody) .. and...
by Hugh-AR
24 Apr 2019 22:34
 
Forum: Styles
Topic: Customising a STYLE for a particular song.
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Playing Music with No Music

Although I put those videos up, they are far too complicated for me to get my head around. I don't even wish to understand the 'theory' behind the music I am playing (eg. the Circle of Fifths). It's sufficient for me to hear a song I want to play, work out how the melody goes .. and know what the ch...
by Hugh-AR
24 Apr 2019 00:02
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Playing Music with No Music
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: “Community Keyboards” Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM

Oldham Community Radio - APRIL Do a right-click to open this up in a New Tab https://communitykeyboards.com/editions/ The Winner of the TDP January Challenge is featured in their April broadcast. APRIL 2019 EDITION 1 Jon Davies (JonD) is featured at 46:10 with It's Now Or Never . Hugh
by Hugh-AR
22 Apr 2019 22:25
 
Forum: Info about the Challenge Board
Topic: “Community Keyboards” Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

G. Caccini - "Ave Maria"

G. Caccini - "Ave Maria " Not very often do we hear Giuilo Caccini's Verson of Ave Maria, it is usually by Bach/Gounod or Schubert. Whether you like classical music, or you don't like classical music, I think you will enjoy the music arrangement in this video. The person who put this toge...
by Hugh-AR
16 Apr 2019 23:56
 
Forum: Music Videos Member's Choice
Topic: G. Caccini - "Ave Maria"
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Keeping us up to date with Korg

Hi James,

Thanks for keeping us up to date with all things Korg.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
16 Apr 2019 14:06
 
Forum: Korg Chit Chat
Topic: Keeping us up to date with Korg
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Re: Playing Music with No Music

Playing Christmas Music With No Music
.. by Karen Ramirez.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
14 Apr 2019 23:55
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Playing Music with No Music
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Playing Music with No Music

Series by Karen Ramirez on the basics of 'playing by ear'.


















Hugh
by Hugh-AR
14 Apr 2019 23:53
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Playing Music with No Music
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise

Eric and Ernie: Mastermind

by Hugh-AR
05 Apr 2019 00:27
 
Forum: YouTube Videos
Topic: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Bagpipes

A bit more on the bagpipes, from Wikipedia: In bagpipe music there is extensive use of grace notes. Indeed, because the chanter is not tongued but supplied by a continuous air source from the bag, grace notes are sometimes the only way to differentiate between notes. For example, inserting a grace n...
by Hugh-AR
02 Apr 2019 01:07
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Bagpipes
Replies: 17
Views: 548

Re: Bagpipes

Les, We hadn't .. but just for you (and others who may wish to post something), we have now! It's in the Category Community Notice Board . I have started the ball rolling with our train trip to Mallaig in 2016. Click this LINK (do a right-click to open it up in a New Tab) http://www.tierce-de-picard...
by Hugh-AR
02 Apr 2019 00:08
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Bagpipes
Replies: 17
Views: 548

Re: Bagpipes

Hi Les, I have had another go at playing those bagpipes, making sure I put in those 'grace notes' whenever there are two notes on the trot that are the same. And for good measure, as this is what bagpipes seem to do, I have skipped about and added a few more notes here and there. Mull Of Kintyre / T...
by Hugh-AR
01 Apr 2019 16:12
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Bagpipes
Replies: 17
Views: 548

Re: Prelude Les Sylphides

Hi Charles,

That was very good! Like the sound of your Ringway.

I have found a very nice recording of this piece on YouTube .. here:



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
31 Mar 2019 16:30
 
Forum: Classical Corner
Topic: Prelude Les Sylphides
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Andante

Hi Ken, One I like too. I do like (some) Classical music but unfortunately can't play any of it as I can't 'read the dots' .. and that is the essence of Classical music. It's not just the melody, it's all that goes on with it, and you have got plenty going on here. I suppose what you play depends on...
by Hugh-AR
31 Mar 2019 11:24
 
Forum: Classical Corner
Topic: Andante
Replies: 2
Views: 158

A surprise performance of Ravel's Bolero stuns shoppers!

The fabulous Orchestra of Opera North appear from various corners of Trinity Leeds (UK) to perform a rip-roaring version of Ravel's famous Bolero, to the surprise of shoppers.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
29 Mar 2019 11:27
 
Forum: Music Videos Member's Choice
Topic: A surprise performance of Ravel's Bolero stuns shoppers!
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Andrew Gilbert playing Hammond X66 Organ

Just found a YouTube video of Andrew Gilbert (one of our Members - andyg) playing The Girl From Ipanema on the Hammond X66 Organ.



And here's another one. I Will Wait For You.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
28 Mar 2019 23:55
 
Forum: Music Videos Member's Choice
Topic: Andrew Gilbert playing Hammond X66 Organ
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Re: Bagpipes

Here's a DEMO sent by Charles Hughes ( ChuckH ) of him playing bagpipes on his AR 80 organ. He's got all the 'grace notes' there in his recording. Do a right-click to open this up in a New Tab Bagpipes DEMO by Charles Hughes on his AR 80 organ A short interlude now. Take your partners for some Scott...
by Hugh-AR
28 Mar 2019 00:00
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Bagpipes
Replies: 17
Views: 548

Re: Bagpipes

Les, We would love to know how you get on. If you do manage to play Amazing Grace with a 'drone' and some 'grace notes' in the appropriate places we would love to hear your effort (doesn't have to be the whole thing .. just a DEMO to show the sound you get, and some of your 'grace notes' will be eno...
by Hugh-AR
27 Mar 2019 00:23
 
Forum: Playing Technique
Topic: Bagpipes
Replies: 17
Views: 548
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