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Ah, a long short story. Growing up I hated piano and all that I perceived that came along with it. It wasn't cool to play piano or sing in a choir. I said I'd NEVER play that instrument. Well, the jokes on me as not only do I love piano but my occupation as a piano technician is icing on the cake.

This song is entitle Jazz Praise because I'm forever thankful the Lord gave this desire and ablility to play...for bringing me to such a new place. I wrote the piano lead about 8 months after beginning piano and had it sitting around. I decided to create an orchestration for it and jacked up the tempo to 165...so it would swing.

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy!
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Hits: 5582
Comments: 29
Fans: 9
Plays: 377
Downloads: 213
Votes: 30
Uploaded: May 23, 2005 - 09:43:12 AM
Last Updated: May 22, 2005 - 10:14:54 AM Last Played: Apr 08, 2017 - 12:20:59 PM
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Hardware:
Yamaha CFIII piano, drums, bass
Software:
Logic Express
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Anonymous said 4509 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
nice piano sound
you achieve very nice piano sound on this ... rich and full
... maybe too much sustain at times? ... is good in middle
when fast notes are shorter ... drums and bass lag behind
piano on occasion ... this piece is mostly chords ... no real
melody or theme ... except at very, very end ... you might
try those closing notes as main theme throughout piece ...
which would be good! ... nice sounding piece even with
these little "nats" (or is it "nits"? darn my bad english!) ...
drakonis said 4509 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
swingin piano...
Is that like caber tossing? Lots of fun energy, I can feel
the joy in this, very enjoyable to listen to! The only
(slight) nit pick is there are a couple places where the bass
sounds very slightly ahead of everyone else, but he was
probably caught up in the enthusiasm too :-) Awesome
live piano performance, great songwriting and arranging
too! Faved/DLed/Voted 8-8-8-8! Thanks for overcoming
that piano block, and pulling out all the stops on this one
(sorry for the organ mixed-metaphor :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Syncopatient said 4498 days ago (June 3rd, 2005)
swingin piano...
Thanks so much Drak....yes piano is like way cool.....ah, a piano with
stops...could be a workable concept.

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Rebsie said 4509 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
Brilliant playing
This is lovely. And I speak as someone who grew up
with a dad who played jazz piano, hating every note
of it ... only to find out what a blessing it was after I'd
grown up.

Absolutely beautiful and first rate, Synco.
No criticism whatsoever. It's great.
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Peter Greenstone said 4509 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
Piano Man
I think StarFlower has some valid points, but still, it is a very
nice, fun piece. I wish I could play the keys even half as
good as you. As a nitpick, I think you could play with more
expression in the timing in places, a little less rigidly, with
more flex and swing in the ryhthm. I know you've been
practicing a lot lately, and it certainly is paying off from the
last couple of piano tracks I've heard from you. Much
enjoyed.
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stevel said 4509 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
Lovely optimistic piece
What great playing...good you stuck with the instrument.
This is a great upbeat piece!
S
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eltopo said 4509 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
wonderful
Really good, playful jazz piano. Thanks for this one!
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fairy beth said 4509 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
yummy
ur a piano genius. thynco, i love u! teach me to play the
piano...pleeeease! i have no criticism.
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aclarke said 4509 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
Hey!
This sounds great... you know I can't critique your playing
since I can't play a note of piano myself. Really though, I
liked the way this flowed- nice jazzy groove and very
enjoyable to listen to. Ask my toes... they are still tapping.
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Mystified said 4509 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
Yeah!
i really like this...the jazzy groovin' just gets my foot to
tapping. Wow.
Really a nice piece you've put together here, Synco! The
orchestration goes so well and is a great
complement to the piano. Mahvelous!

More o' the same!! :)
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breezer said 4509 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
Nice piano playing!
Sounds good to me!
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bronco said 4509 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
Blown Away
Wow, I love it! Lots of piano players on this site but this is
definitely one of the most enjoyable tunes I have heard.
And you were actually playing drums and bass too? Man
look out. Lot of talent there. I did like the heavy sustain
which gave it a powerful rumble that sounded good to my
ears. And the melody just keeps coming. Like you I came
to piano late. Not to play unfortunately but to listen and
enjoy. Love swing, torch songs, Mose Allison. Great stuff.
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TobinMueller said 4508 days ago (May 24th, 2005)
Very enjoyable
Very fun, enjoyable. Very fun playing, I can hear the smile
in your fingers! Nice use of drums, and the back and
forth with the bass is fun, altho more movement in the
bass line would have been nice. Nice piano sound too,
altho I'd use slightly less reverb for my ears (it sounds too
classical this way). Very good ending. Solid melody.
Totally entertaining.
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thetiler said 4508 days ago (May 24th, 2005)
nice piece
Lots of nice stuff

Thanks for sharing
Like the percussion too.

Good going
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mandolinquent said 4507 days ago (May 24th, 2005)
Rolls along
... big, lush and playful.
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compyellow said 4507 days ago (May 25th, 2005)
Very nice!
You are very skilled!!! This song really brings it out. liked
the little drum break downs and the roomy-ess of the
piano. Very lush and warm.
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ziti said 4507 days ago (May 25th, 2005)
I'll have a Manhatten...and a chablis for the lady
way cool cocktail vibe...great sense of humor in the
music...fabulous production, piano sounds beautiful...my
fav so far!! quietly resting in the iPod thank you!
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iG.STUDiO said 4506 days ago (May 26th, 2005)
I like the drive
Very energetic. Nice. Jam on.
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Mcboy said 4503 days ago (May 29th, 2005)
joyful playing....
i can hear the love of playing in this one.....kool.....
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Batoosie said 4502 days ago (May 30th, 2005)
wonderful
Peppy and artful, I truly enjoyed it.
Syncopatient said 4498 days ago (June 3rd, 2005)
wonderful
I realize I should respond to each post here..but there's the time thing..still
no excuse so allow me to sum it up. A giant thank you all for your support
and kind comments. It's a wonderful thing not working in a vacuum and I
sincerely appreciate that you've taken the time to listen and provide feedback.
This is a great place and it's because of people like you.

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said 4498 days ago (June 3rd, 2005)
very enjoyable
thanks for sharing
Swanny said 4491 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
Terrific !
So cheerful and pleasant,
What a truly wonderful song !
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Cameron said 4491 days ago (June 10th, 2005)
happy & joyful
Your obvious love for playing the piano shines through
very brightly on this piece.

Nice balance between the piano, drums and bass.

The sheer exuberance of this piece makes me ask: where's
your candelabra? (I truly mean this in the best, most
complimentary way!)

I look forward to hearing more piano pieces from you!
You're an excellent player with a nice touch on the ol'
88's. (And they're PERFECTLY in tune, LOL!)
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Joanna said 4487 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
Splendiferous!
Fantabulous! Magnifastic! Synco, this is soooo sweet! I
absolutely love it! Woo Hoo! Syncodance on those ivories,
laddie!
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said 4485 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
just me
It seemed a bit stiff in spots IMHO... but maybe it's just
me. NICE tune!
Drew Kopr said 4470 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
Nice swing!
We ought to do this with the tempo jacked up twice as fast and really bebop it with walking bass lines!
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John Stebbe said 4289 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
Great sound, great feel.
I hated choir, too, when I was in elementary school, and now I direct
choirs! What goes around, comes around, I guess.

This is a great piece! I like the thick two-handed chords you put in
now and then.

This sounds like there might be lyrics. Are there?

I play piano, too, and have been using Synthogy Ivory with GB. Your
Yamaha piano sounds great. You might check out a track or two of
mine ("What Child Is This" is a good showcase for Ivory) to see if you
like the Ivory sound. You might enoy getting rid of a few cables!

Great work, Dave. Post something else -- it's been too long!
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John Stebbe said 4289 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
Great sound, great feel.
P. S. Love your little drum ending! Just right.

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