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This Little Light (piano jazz)

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This is a wonderful children's song which also makes a great jazz vehicle.

I used GarageBand2, with Synthogy Ivory's "Bright Concert Grand" setting (a Steinway). Drum loops are from SonicBoomBox. No string bass -- just plain old left-hand piano.

I've had some problems making Synthogy Ivory work with GB, but my latest work-around is the best solution I've found. It's called Audio Hijack (shareware), and it records any audio on your Mac in real time, and gives you an AIFF file when you're done (or mp3, or AAC, or whatever you like).
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This little light of mine
I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
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Comments: 9
Fans: 4
Plays: 2025
Downloads: 443
Votes: 15
Uploaded: Aug 22, 2005 - 09:31:32 AM
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2005 - 06:37:35 AM Last Played: Jul 31, 2019 - 09:48:58 PM
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eMac 1.25ghz, 768mb ram

Yamaha P-120 (as GB controller)

MidiSport 2x2 USB Midi interface
GB2, Synthogy Ivory, SonicBoomBox
thoddi said 5109 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
Good jazzy chords
I'm tappin' my feet to this. Well organized arrangement, well performed drums. Could wish for a up-right bass, playing some walkin' notes, but it works fine as it is:)

Clever treatment of that piano.

Well done!


PS! Thanks for nice words on my tune "clever conversations"
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Magritte said 5109 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
Another great listen.
I always look forward to what you're going to do with whatever tune you've chosen, and it's always beautiful, unexpected, and totally enjoyable.
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thetiler said 5109 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
cool John
Love your style, I like this nice laid back style. I will tell
you why. In my buiness of tile installation there are quite a
lot of hectic things going on all day. San Francisco traffic,
clean up has to be just so. Making sure the home owner is
satisfied. Didn't ge back from work until late. This is
where your playing has SUCH a value . . .

I get tense and because I don't drink or smoke etc Music
like this relaxes me. I hope you understand what an
important thing you are doing in making me enjoy life

Man, you are making me feel like, life is grand and
pleasant and joyful.

All in FOUR :) trips around hearing your truly WONDERFUL

Very high score to show you my heartelt appreciation!
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TobinMueller said 5109 days ago (August 23rd, 2005)
Keep shining
Such a joy, your playing. The fresh clear ornamentation of
such a competent jazz hand, so entertaining. You make me
smile. After posting the lyrics, I was hoping I'd hear you sing,
but it was only the voices in my head (which you trigger with
your wonderful stylings). Understated and fine drumming to
accompany you. Thanks for sharing another wonderful
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jug88 said 5109 days ago (August 23rd, 2005)
Well played and well done. Very good work on the keys - much better than I can hope to accomplish thats for sure. I'll have to check out the Audio HiJack shareware to see what it has to offer.

Looking forward to the next peice!
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J.A.Stewart said 5108 days ago (August 23rd, 2005)
Where's My Martini?
Make it a very dry one, 'cause this performance is very cool.
Dazzy and Jazzy, with a capital ZZ.

Just excellent musicianship.
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caroline said 5106 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
like 22 people before me, i have snaffled a copy of this to play again and again - thank you - delicious x
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I.G.M. said 5103 days ago (August 29th, 2005)
Good one John! Please go on playin` jazz. Like it a lot.

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composerclark said 4960 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
Loved it
Great job. Again.
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Name: John Stebbe
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I am a public elementary school music teacher in Indianapolis. I also direct the children's choirs at our church. I love to play piano. I play solo piano jobs around town, and also lead a jazz trio (piano, bass, drums). I was born in 1959. ... [see more]

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