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Summer Stream


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peacepiano

 Genre: Piano

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Simple Piano song. Meant to do it as one take but didn't like the original ending so I fixed it up with GB repeating a middle section. Added the synth to give the tone a bit more depth without (hopefully) overwhelming the gentle simplicity of the tune.

Reflecting on some excellent comments...Decided the synth was a bit much and released the second version with cello and bass instead of the synth.

On further reflection I removed the bass and turned down the cello. Then I made some careful changes to the left hand piano part and the cello part to give the impression of more chords. And finally did some careful fine tuning of the dynamics.

Thanks to everyone who commented on the first two versions. I am slow to take things down but I will take them down in the next couple days. This is now my definitive version. If you can envision more changes, additions, deletions.... send me a note and I will forward the GB file for your editing enjoyment! Comments and suggestions of course are still very welcome.

Peace
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Song Stats
Hits: 3287
Comments: 43
Fans: 22
Plays: 99
Downloads: 126

Uploaded: Jun 23, 2008 - 05:47:12 PM
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2008 - 01:20:25 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 03:28:05 AM
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Hardware:
Clavinova
Software:
GB Piano
Fitch Sounds Cello
Comments
Feter said 3287 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Summer Stream
you know its the depth ...all is there so balanced
so awesome ..I m realy admiring your vision on this.
definetly a coffee house piece ...to be listened
and enjoyed while sippin some espresso ... it
realy put a smile with a thoughtful look .I m enjoyin
this so much my friend .. thhnx alot for sharin
such gem !!!!!!
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peacepiano said 3287 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Feter
Glad you could make it for the final. Your input was very helpful. Thanks.
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ziti said 3287 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
hey bill
this is very very sweet. like "folk" piano. very elegantly stated and soulful.

that clavinova is a great piece of gear. i am always amazed at the sound they produce...really very natural.

i enjoyed this very much. Hope to see you again at a show soon!

deep bows

z
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peacepiano said 3287 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Ziti
Glad you enjoyed the tune. My wife and I would love to see you at another show. Hope its soon.
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12parsecs said 3287 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
perfect
i haven't heard the other versions yet, but i can't see it getting much more perfect than this. great melody you came up with for the piano. and the cello part is the clincher. nice sounding cello sample, i like the quiet volume, and the note choices are excellent. well done!
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peacepiano said 3287 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
12Parsecs
Thanks for the comments. Melody is just the same in all. Other notes are most carefully chosen here.

Peace
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Skean said 3287 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Hey my friend
This is a treasure... And I have found it... If I was lost I played this over & over again... A thing I come to do... As I feel that way right now.
Thanks brother for sharing this... Peace, Love& Respect

Your friend
---
Kenta
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peacepiano said 3287 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Kenta
Glad to bring you such enjoyment. I am always happy to hear from you.

Peace.
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Vic Holman said 3287 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Nice!!
I didn't catch the first one, or 2?

Anyway this sounds mighty dang fine! really like this!
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peacepiano said 3287 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Vic
Its okay if you missed the first two. Sometimes the suggestions I get match up with the time and energy to act :) Usually though, that doesn't work out even when there is much room for improvement.
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thoddi said 3287 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
yes
Me like:)

You did some tasteful choices of editing to get to this version!
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peacepiano said 3287 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Thoddi
Thanks for checking out all three. I think I finally have it.
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MarkHolbrook said 3287 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Very sweet
I think it all fits together very well!

Enjoyable in all ways!
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peacepiano said 3287 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Mark
Glad you stopped by. Thanks for the listen.
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Tadashi Togawa said 3287 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Breath of beauty.
Tone as calm as moss.

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peacepiano said 3287 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Tadashi
Thanks for the fine comment.
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lengold said 3286 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Truly beautiful
A really lovely piece - the low cello is so soulful.
Cheers
Len


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peacepiano said 3286 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Lengold
Happy to see you stopped by. Always a pleasure to hear from you.
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michael2 said 3286 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
beautiful
i'm really liking this one. some very pretty chord changes, and I love the slow feel with that grinding cello (i like the boldt cello a lot). great job.
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peacepiano said 3286 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Michael
Feter suggested a cello, I didn't have one at the time so I searched around for soundfonts and stumbled on this sample. Glad you liked it.
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somebuddy said 3285 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
More
I want more piano songs from you. I want an album
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peacepiano said 3285 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
somebuddy
Well, thanks for the interest. I do have 32 other tunes up on the site, but not many like this one and no plans for an "album".
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3285 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Arpeggios

This is a very nice composition , nothing to add or remove ,
to my taste .

peacepiano said 3285 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Henri
There are definitely some arpeggios here. Good to hear from you. I will leave this alone now :)
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egobandit said 3285 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
you my man
play it right..
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peacepiano said 3284 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Egobandit
Thanks!
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said 3284 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
Sorry I'm LATE!
Put me really in a great fine mood. Great piano work and how I love that cello sound. It could use a classical guitar with a dark vocal to speech... I'm trying to get it to "Private Investigation"!! This is truly great.

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
peacepiano said 3284 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
Yeman
Classical guitar... are you volunteering? No pressure. I do appreciate that you took the time to listen to the last version.
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8piscean8 said 3284 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
Perfect
This is the perfect song to listen to before drifting off to sleep. Really nice work with the dynamics. This is very calm and soothing. I need more music like this in my life! Great job Bill!
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peacepiano said 3284 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
8piscean8
Happy to broaden your musical experiences :)
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Bob Rodgers said 3284 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
Beautiful!
This is superb! I realy love your piano playing, and with the low cello it's just a wonderful sound! Excellent!

Very much enjoyed Bill!
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peacepiano said 3284 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
Bob
Thanks for stopping by and listening to my little tune! I appreciate the comments :)
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John Stebbe said 3280 days ago (June 30th, 2008)
Less
Less is more, and this piece has a sweetness to it, due to its simplicity and lack of excess ornamentation. Meditative and wistful, this is. Chord changes are pleasant and work well.

Best,

John

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peacepiano said 3280 days ago (June 30th, 2008)
John
I like the sound of "meditative and wistful" :) Its good to hear you like the chord choices, the original was maybe too simple.
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said 3280 days ago (July 1st, 2008)
It's baaaaack....
...and better than ever! I'd have been here sooner but I thought this was the same version that I already faved and commented on! Ha ha...Good thing I came back for another listen!

Beautiful. I like all the changes you made Bill. You EXCEL herein my friend!

Be well!
peacepiano said 3279 days ago (July 1st, 2008)
Michael
Back indeed. I saw your new comment and had to look up through the list, because I thought you'd already heard this one. Glad you like the changes, this is now one of those rare pieces that I like enough to leave alone. No more versions :)
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Henke said 3274 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Nice and cool!
I really liked this peaceful piece, Mr Pease! I am a sucker for deep chello and the piano is not bad at all. A very nice slightly melancholy melody. If I had to offer you some critique it would be that in a few places some of the notes sounds a bit "hard". They could possibly be softened a little by altering the velocity a bit, which should give the playing an even more natural or soulful character - if you understand what I mean. Maybe it's just me, but since I did notice it, I thought I might as well comment on it. Maybe for your future CD release..!

Thanks for sharing. It's an instant fav and download, of course!

/Henke
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peacepiano said 3273 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Henke
Sharp ears. I know exactly what you mean. I did soften several of the notes, but not enough. I'll be sure to have you give it another listen before that CD release ;) And thanks for the careful listen!
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lavalamp said 3270 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
Heartfelt
Nice job. Quite sad, though. But, that's the way it goes sometimes.

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peacepiano said 3269 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
Lavalamp
Not sure if I was trying for sad, more likely lonely. Thanks for the listen.
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lavalamp said 3267 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
Sad
Sadly lonely.
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Roxylee said 3246 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
I love this
It makes me feel a lot. Sounds rich and wonderful. The cello adds depth and feeling to the warm piano, just perfect.
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PatriciaGirl said 2754 days ago (December 9th, 2009)
peacepiano
Exactly what I am hearing. Very tranquil and peaceful. Thank you for sharing with me.
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