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Lazy Afternoon (improv)


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kassia

 Genre: Piano

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Just hanging out, melting in the heat, noodling around on the piano...
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Uploaded: May 17, 2008 - 05:13:24 PM
Last Updated: May 17, 2008 - 08:38:08 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 03:50:18 PM
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said 3357 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
It's 1:31 AM here...
.. and I'm happy to hear this wonderful, calming improvisation. Very beautiful piano sound. Great to end my day with such a gem! Thanks a lot for sharing.

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Feter said 3357 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Lazy Afternoon
you have greaT touch on the piano ..I could
sit and listen to this over and over ..so
wonderful ..cos its simpley an honest feelin
pourin over the piano ..thank you so very much
for sharin it !!!!
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Peter Bauckham said 3357 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Really
nice piece. Good piano sound. I enjoyed it.

Thanks for posting.
Peter
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3356 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Groovy melody.
Groovy cat,groovy keys... the wee pauses you put in - the rests, they're perfect. Like ole Birdman says - a gem.
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gail60 said 3356 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
beautiful
Simple, Peaceful, Soothing and Serene. Just the way I love it. This is very pretty Kassia. As always you do a wonderful job making beautiful music. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Outtaorbit said 3356 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
very niceyly
done...love the cat
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Cameron said 3356 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
excellent sound
It's nice to hear a pleasant piano improvisation on this hot day (I live in Northern CA too). Quite a heat wave we're having!

You have a good touch on the keys and an affinity for improvisation. I can relate only too well to the pauses; you want to make it right! There were just a couple of spots which might have flowed better had you kept the phrase moving forward -- but this is a minor "nit" -- it's an improvisation, after all!

I was particularly impressed with the quality of the recording; the piano sounded excellent. You make good use of the sustain pedal; not muddy, very lyrical.

I am always interested in the "how/when/where" of recordings -- what software did you use? Was this a live piano? If so, what mics and how did you place them?

You might want to include this kind of thing in your song descriptions.

Very enjoyable listening. Thanks for sharing!


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kassia said 3356 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Thanks
Thanks Cameron for your great comments. I agree with you - there are a few places where the pause were not so much intentional, more of a "oh what am I going to do next?!" but like you said, that's improv! I'll probably fix this up and smooth out the rough spots some day.

To answer your questions...there's really not alot more to tell than the song description...haha. I have a full-size Gem PS1600 keyboard that I use as my midi input into Garageband. And the piano sound is just the "Grand Piano on Stage" GB instrument. Nothing special.
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chipan said 3356 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
improv
Very beautiful improvisation. This is very relaxing to listen to. Great job!

chip
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magnatone said 3356 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Lazy Afternoon
What a GREAT touch you've got on that thar piano! This is extremely lovely - we're enjoying it in a hotel room somewhere in north central WA after a day of fabulous motorcycling through 100 degree heat. This is a perfect song to ease us into a relaxing evening before hitting the road again tomorrow. Great work shay - you are SO gifted!
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said 3356 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
Absolutley
Beautiful
LunaTrick said 3356 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
Oh break out the Claret...
...and find a corner of spindly sunlight! Exquisitely played with lovely pauses and dynamics.
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Roxylee said 3356 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
Pretty improv!
Such feelings you can convey .. so pretty.,.:-)
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drakonis said 3355 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
an... tici...
...pation. That's what those pauses felt like, sort of like a kite, swaying lazily, then diving down, then struggling back up to its rightful place in the sky. Very pretty, elegant improv. And I agree with Cameron, that sampled piano sounded exquisite, probably a lot of that had to do with the broad range od dynamics you used while playing, made it very expressive and "alive".
ttfn,
Drakonis
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woofer3 said 3355 days ago (May 19th, 2008)
this reminds me in many ways
of Chopin. Very peaceful and atmospheric. A fave I'm sure. Oh and beautifully played.

John.
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Alannah said 3355 days ago (May 19th, 2008)
Another ....
... lovely Kassia Piano piece ... I'm gonna have to struggle to keep my "tinkering" little old self off of it .. heh heh .....
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lavalamp said 3351 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Very nice work
Doesn't sound forced. Rather calm and relaxing. You must like cats a lot. Very emotional.

LL
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paul f. page said 3347 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Just an...
...honest and unaffected piano improv. It is very pleasant to listen to, and I am enjoying it immensely. You get a great echo-y sound from your keyboard, but it isn't muddy at all.
Peace.
Paul
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caroline said 3347 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
i could be lazy for the rest of my life and...
never, ever turn out anything as lovely as this - impressed?? you bet your life i am!! thank you
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Ibstrat said 3346 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
You
have incredible phrasing and sense of dynamics- hard to believe that this isn't a real grand piano.Excellent improv!
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Scott Carmichael said 3346 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
the reason we practice
Is so that someday we can speak the language effortlessly... you're ability allows you to reveal your heart flawlessly...

I love the piano... nicely done
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BossHook said 3346 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
I find that
so much commercial music is way to "in your face" and this is a welcome respite to actually feel the calm of your playing.


EEFliess said 3345 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
it's so pretty
I see a video w/ forests and streams...and it's so soothing, I wanna take a nap
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AEROjet said 3345 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Lazy
Very sweet. Nicely played and a good piano tone as well. The chord progression you chose makes harmonic sense and the melodic motif is well established. Just be careful of phrasing, some of those pauses seem to linger too long in my mind, but don't let that discourage you, tis very well done!
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MarkHolbrook said 3344 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
Awwww...
Who is the gorgeous little kitten in the photo?

So sweet... Is this music inspired by him/her?

Beautiful piece. Really soothing. Thank you Kassia!!!
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josephgvincent said 3343 days ago (May 31st, 2008)
lazy afternoon
Wow this song is absolutely beautiful! And I am not kidding. Kassia, very good. Soo emotional! The feel is there. This is a download song for my mp3 player. Man, you have a wonderful gift in your songs. This one sounded like it could fit in a movie as well.....peace to you!....JGV
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said 3342 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
Wow....
Kassia, you had my attention from the first note on your piano. If this is just hanging out... then we must have more of that. Beautiful, beautiful music... tender skill on those keys.


thanks
KissMeKate said 3341 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
notches on her piano bench
I fell in love with her at first note as well. ;)

I don't get to hear as much of her improvinoodles in the house anymore because of those pesky headphones. :(
KissMeKate said 3341 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
notches on her piano bench
I fell in love with her at first note as well. ;)

I don't get to hear as much of her improvinoodles in the house anymore because of those pesky headphones. :(
massa said 3341 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
beautiful!!!
beautiful melody! great improv... you really set the mood! beautiful!
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VicDiesel said 3340 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
Yawn. And I mean that in the best possible way....
This is a very relaxing tune. Kudos!
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ktb said 3336 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
wonderful
thoroughly relaxing and resplendent. Enjoyable in every imperfection. off the cuff? you kill me
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kassia said 3336 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
ktb
Thanks for stopping by to listen. I'm glad you liked it - even it's flubs. I have plans to fix it up a little - so stay tuned! Thank you for your great comments - they mean alot.
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Bubowski said 3333 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
Very nice!
Beautiful improv, well played and nice tone on that GB Piano.
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Char said 3320 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
A little sauce,
(a fine wine) and you playing the melody in your heart would make for a perfect evening. You are a wonderful pianist. Thank you.
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Henke said 3253 days ago (August 29th, 2008)
I wish...
It would sound like this when I was "noodling around on the piano"... :-)

Very sweet, like the cat in the pic! Thanks for sharing!

/Henke
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Schello said 2976 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
eccellente
piano e sound che stai lì ore ad ascoltare
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parallel_eighty_eight said 2638 days ago (May 5th, 2010)
this kitty
is so good - it reminds me of enya brennan's
'watermark' in F Major - ' though yours presented here is in G Major.
Your right hand triads are memorable to me -
and are getting shoved into my long-term recall right now . . . well you calmed kitty too I believe - - -
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