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Last year I recorded a one take version of this idea (called Old Jam). Here is an Older version with the piano broken into four takes: The first is solo with no time fixing. The second is very short and counts as the official "theme". The third and fourth are pretty long with some time fixing. I struggled with the percussion and have held this back because of that, but I tuned down the volumes of the percussion so its just there to keep the beat going, hopefully without distracting from the improvising.

The picture is of this year's robot at our scrimmage. The kids really worked hard this year! BTW isn't the ball really big? The robot is 5 feet tall.
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Uploaded: Mar 04, 2008 - 03:09:41 PM
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2008 - 03:09:41 PM Last Played: Jan 08, 2018 - 05:08:22 PM
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Kenta_and_Linda_Rocks_together said 3732 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Very nice
I like your playing my friend... The song is building in to a dreamy thing for me... Really relaxing stuff.

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peacepiano said 3732 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Kenta
Dreamy...I can see that. Wonder if this is the right genre? Anyway, Thanks for the listen. Its very good to hear from you, there were some scary rumors you had left us. Take Care.
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Kenta_and_Linda_Rocks_together said 3732 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
I'm sorry
for that but I can't leave I'm belong here.... Alcohol and depressed is not a good combination... But now all is well and I have my lovely wife to thank for that.

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Feter said 3732 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Old Jam Two
this is cool my friend ..the keys sound so groovey !!
the very much Rhodes sound just incredible !!
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peacepiano said 3732 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Feter
Rhodes is the sound I was trying for, so thanks for the confirmation. I always look forward to your comments :)
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said 3732 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
You know the
Way to me ears, I love electric piano, and synth's and this one hit me right between the eyes...very Kool..
peacepiano said 3732 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Davevan
Right on target, glad you enjoyed the tune.
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said 3732 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
YOur Kickin it
Its a mix to me between the best of Elp and some genesis then add in a mystery show with a cop theme. Loved it excellent!
peacepiano said 3731 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Egobandit
Love those 70's keyboard players! Thanks for the cool comment.
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Moviz said 3732 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Has an
Oriental feel to this sort of 'Chinatown-ish' Jazz groove... the electric piano always has a nice comfortable feel/sound for me and this was great to listen to, cheers M
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peacepiano said 3731 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Moviz
Lots of walking 4ths and 5ths in there creating that sound. Glad you enjoyed it.
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paul f. page said 3732 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Cool...
Bill, I am thoroughly enjoying your interesting counterpoint against that rhythmic bass. The "fuzz stop" is so pleasant to my ears and you use it effectively when you bring it in. Just a loping little number that pops along with all this mellow resonance. Must enjoyable. You move into unexpected places, too, and that keeps your comp interesting. So nice to hear this.
Peace.
Paul
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peacepiano said 3731 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Paul
Always look forward to your comments. Getting resonance from a GarageBand setup is not always easy, but that is what pianos can do thats special. I'm glad the playing stayed interesting throughout, as this is a bit longer than I usually allow.
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said 3731 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Great
Peaceful.... It has a very good sound... I like the way you play on this one.... Great relaxing, while listening... Thanks for sharing this..
peacepiano said 3731 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Lightman
Glad you enjoyed the performance, and got a little escape from the tensions of the day.
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Mcboy said 3731 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
i imagine a robot dancing in the ring....
like a boxer warming up for his fight.....floating like a butterfly and then stinging like a bee....nice rhoads sound......that blues scale sure gets a workout......check out some of hiromi piano/synth work on itunes...u might like...".return of the kung fu champion"...also...."time flies."..and....."time control"....etc
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peacepiano said 3731 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Mcboy
Thanks for the suggestion. I had not heard of her, but she can really play some interesting progressions. I'll be listening to some later :)
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michael2 said 3731 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
peacepiano
this is awesome. love the rhodes and synths mixed together. i love your stuff, you play really well, but everything you do is so evocative (and not merely a showcase for your chops). really nice piece. hey what did you use for the rhodes sound? i have a great rhodes, but am not about to drag it upstairs to record with? excellent.
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peacepiano said 3731 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Micheal
I get the rhodes sound by playing my clavinova through garageband's electric piano and adding overdrive. You need to adjust the brightness and source volume as well as the overdrive to get the sound you want. Probably varies with the touch of your keyboard. I haven't used an actual Rhodes before, but they are put together in a way similar to the Clavinova with fully mechanical key action, that might be important.
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michael2 said 3730 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
peacepiano
here's one i did with my Rhodes Mark V:
http://www.macjams.com/song/30741

i used to have a clavinova and the action is so much easier than the rhodes (i;m surprised i don't have carpal tunnel syndrome after gigging with the thing for awhile). and you're right, distortion is key.
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jiguma said 3731 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
a bit like ..
.. watching a building go up - the way you add the various layers of feel to this is really intersting to hear. Like the way you move through various levels with the keys. Cool sounds, cool musical theme.
Neil
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peacepiano said 3731 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Jiguma
Sounds like you took this apart and put it back together again:) Good to hear this sounds good to you. Thanks.
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SmokeyVW said 3731 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
way mellow
a cool jam you got here. lots of nice keys. do i hear a wurlitzer electric piano in there? & i love the portamento synth!

thanks

that picture is eye-catching to say the least


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peacepiano said 3730 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
Smokey
That is our lucky 13th robot. We panted the frame black :)

No intentional whirly, but it is a sort of old school electric piano sound that I was after. Glad you like the synth!

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magnatone said 3731 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Old Jam Two
This is WAY cool. I love the keyboard sounds you're getting here - I was just reading in the comments how you did it. Very imaginative - I consistently like your music! Thanks
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peacepiano said 3729 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Magnatone
Glad you like the tune and especially that you took the time to listen all the way through and let me know :)
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Grathy said 3730 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
Way back...
Reminds me a bit of the Chic Corea I used to listen to....
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peacepiano said 3729 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Grathy
Chic Corea is a very cool player :) Thanks.
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dirigent said 3730 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
Old Jam Tune
very nice, relaxing piece of music. cool!
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peacepiano said 3729 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Dirigent
Thanks so much for listening!
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said 3730 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
Great!
I'm enjoying this very much, It's great to see you backed. I agree with Kenta, very relaxing type of sound. Loved this piece very much ... Sorry for being late to comment! Thanks a lot for sharing.

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
peacepiano said 3729 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Yeman
Good to hear from you, so never any need to apologize for commenting :D
We all need to relax once in a while. Thanks for stopping by.
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aclarke said 3730 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
This is fun!
nice funky vibe... and that sound is killer! one section had a wicked late 70's Steve Miller Band feel... not exactly a bad thing.

I really enjoyed listening to this... thanks!
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peacepiano said 3729 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
AC Clarke
Sounding like Steve Miller is definitely not a bad thing!! Thanks for listening.
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Pete_NB said 3729 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Inventive.
I like your sense of melody in this, and the bass line is almost, mischevious. It plays well with where the melody takes the listener.

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peacepiano said 3729 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Pete NB
Being mischievous when improvising sounds like high praise to me :) Playing like this is supposed to be fun. Thanks for the comment.
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ktb said 3729 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
nice
dig the improv feel. like how the percussion just sneaks up on you. all the sounds were sweet retro. luv that fat analog. the rhodes sounded like the real deal.
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peacepiano said 3728 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
KTB
Good to hear the percussion is not taking over, that was a problem on the original mixes. I played the drums pretty loud when I was playing.
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davisamerica said 3728 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
right with ego...
genesis .... cop show theme ... rhodes cool ... which is just my feeble way of trying to say i loved this ... i just love your overall talent on the keys man ... very cool indeed!
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peacepiano said 3728 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
DavisAmerica
Always enjoy your comments :) Soundtrack...I can see that. Thanks
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spitlogic said 3728 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
Nice track
You definately need some guitar in this. I like the sequence of notes alot.
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peacepiano said 3728 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
Spitlogic
Hmmmm.... Round it out and make is a complete composition, not just a piano solo. Good suggestion. Always appreciate your comments.
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Youra said 3726 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Great impro
and great sound too. I dig this seemingly effortless ballad. Well done, peacepiano !
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peacepiano said 3726 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Youra
Seemingly indeed. I will not provide a full accounting of the mixing time and the time improving the timing of some of the rougher parts, but its good that after that it still has the spontaneity that only comes from an improv.
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Scott Carmichael said 3726 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Great Chops Bill
there are some nice warm analog sounding synths in there too... sounds like a late night... turn the lights down... close your eyes... and follow it where it will lead... exploration at it's finest...

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peacepiano said 3726 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Scott
Robots are paying off for my youngest :) On the other hand, there is a young lady in my conceptual Physics class who is paying for college with her singing, although what she has gone through to get there makes engineering look like a cake walk.

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magnatone said 3726 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Oh Man
How did I miss this?? I totally love everything about this - it's excellent by every measure. thanks!
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peacepiano said 3724 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Magnatone
Thanks for faving the tune. You put me on the Fan Picks list for a day :D



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guitapick said 3725 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Cool builds...
...adding layers...keeps a nice groove going...nice flow, Bill
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peacepiano said 3725 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Guitapick
I like to play and play, but never quite the same way twice. Thanks for taking the time to listen.
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gregd said 3724 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Flow
Bill, the percussion is ideal in this. It holds all the voices in this track together and never gets in the way. Besides, the rest of the movement in this track is really great. You played really well in this whole song, and I can always pick your piano out of a tune now. The tone of your keys is a signature now. I like this track a lot, and I agree with Jiguma, it reminds me of a time-lapse construction project.
-g
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peacepiano said 3724 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
GregD
Glad you like the tune. After spending hours mixing this I played it for my wife and she curled up her nose and said all she could hear were tambourine loops. Well, I was tired, so I turned down the percussion levels and posted the song without letting her hear it again, guess I adjusted them the right amount :)
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8piscean8 said 3718 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Mesmerizing
This tune is mesmerizing! I can't quite put my finger on it but it feels very 70's or something. All I know is it transports me back in time and I feel younger. I can picture this song playing on TV where they have a time lapse of car taillights streaking by. I could also hear this in one of the Ocean's 11,12, or 13 movies (they have great soundtracks). Great work!
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peacepiano said 3718 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
8piscean8
I like the images you bring to mind. The jazz-rock fusion of the 70's never seems to let me go, not really a bad thing...
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Ibstrat said 3717 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Great
Rhoads sound on this.Definitely movie soundtrack material.I love those counterpoint things you are doing towards the end.Very enjoyable!
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peacepiano said 3716 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Ibstrat
Thanks for noticing the counterpoint. I have a lot of fun with that.
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said 3715 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Really beautiful.

And extremely relaxing and soothing . I love the piano.
Peace Dee.


peacepiano said 3715 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Dee1962z
Glad you like the piano and took a relaxing moment to listen through.
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paddler said 3713 days ago (March 23rd, 2008)
I like that scale..
Its a great scale and you using it to its potential here.Love those fourths too.I could have a field day fitting some percussion to this,somehow.Cheers - RG
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peacepiano said 3713 days ago (March 23rd, 2008)
Paddler
Good to hear from you. I hate to waste any of the notes in a scale ;)
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said 3707 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Coolness...
Cool tones on those keys bro. Nice engaging arrangement as well. I like this one a lot.

Be well!
peacepiano said 3706 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Micheal
Great to hear from you. Hope all is well!



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Doug Somers said 3704 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Nice contrast in synth tones
An easygoing syncopated chain of melodies with fun flourishes and noodling that keeps interest building to hear what's coming around the next sonic corner. Rhythm accompaniment is understated and lets the melody/counter come through.

Tres cool Bill,

Merci,
Doug
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peacepiano said 3702 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
Doug
Appreciate you stopping by. I like to string things together like this all the time but save the best sessions for release here.
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Norman Goodman said 3671 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Excellent
Loved the sound and changes. Great lines and sense of melody
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peacepiano said 3671 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Norman
Thanks for the listen!!!
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