In My Mind's Zen Garden
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    Piano Phantasies in the Key of G Major

    yesterday’s piano gig at memory care was quite surreal… one of the ladies said ‘i love you’… and when i was finished another lady asked, ‘are you going to start soon?’ one of the men yelled out, ‘he’s already done!’

    i did the Beethoven Sonata Pathetique 2nd movement to end the performance, but they wanted more… so i officially ended with ‘take me out to the ballgame’, which is always a great sing-a-long tune.

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    Friday, October 6, 2017

    Today’s post focuses on piano performance and practicing.

    Lately, I’ve been practicing the first part of the second movement of Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata. I’m not a Classically trained pianist, and I’ve been learning some Classical pieces on my own. I do have a good ear, so I’m just trying to learn them the best I can by ear.

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    Solo Piano Notes for July 5, 2017

    Solo Piano Notes July 5, 2017 I finally did my first solo piano gig since coming back from China. I admit, that even though I practiced quite a bit before hand, I was a little rusty. But, it felt really good to perform piano again. I thought, overall, I

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    The One Man Jazz Trio Strikes Again!

    I did a really great gig yesterday, utilizing my One Man Jazz Trio setup. The gig was at a local retirement community, backing up vocalist extraordinaire Donnie Finnell. The One Man Jazz Trio For those who haven’t read my previous posts, my One Man Jazz Trio project is my

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    Reflectance: A Collection of Piano Improvisations

    Reflectance – “the measure of the proportion of light or other radiation striking a surface that is reflected off it.” . . . . I’ve been very busy recording music in the “home studio”, that I haven’t had much time to write here, anyway… Reflectance is a new concept

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