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Battle Hymn jazz piano solo


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Here's a musical offering for Memorial Day. It's from my 2005 CD. Piano sound is Live Classical Piano from the first Jam Pack. Pad is Ambient Synth Piano. Artwork is from AppleWorks Clippings.
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Uploaded: May 23, 2009 - 11:32:56 AM
Last Updated: May 23, 2009 - 11:32:56 AM Last Played: Aug 22, 2018 - 01:56:52 PM
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paul f. page said 3463 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
His Truth Is Marching On...
John,
This is just beautiful. Thanks for posting it. A perfect choice for this weekend...My only wish is that it was a bit longer, maybe with a modulation up once or twice with a few more slight variations. Your grasp of jazz chords/harmony is absolutely perfect and I thoroughly enjoy such an inventive take on this standard.
Peace.
Paul
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I.G.M. said 3463 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Simply beautiful,
your chord progressions are always the right choice, always of good taste.
I double Paul`s wish: It could be longer to give us listeners some more listening enjoyment!
Very well done!
Thx
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John Stebbe said 3463 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Thanks, Paul and IGM
Thanks, Paul and IGM. Yes, it is short. This was created when I was brand-new to GarageBand and making tracks like this. I would get to the end of the melody of a tune like this and not be sure where to go next, so I would just end it. Many tracks later, now I force myself (in most cases) to go at least three minutes when creating a track. This pushes me to try out various key changes, mood changes, time sig. changes, etc. Anything to keep it interesting over a three-minute track. It has been a growth experience for me. I am very grateful for GarageBand and MacJams for helping me to grow in this way.
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Feter said 3463 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Battle Hymn
This is so awesome ...if the you didnt mentioned the main theme I would
ponder a bit about how this can be so original if its the Hymn itself ..
your imagination and you deal with classic into jazz just amazing ...loved
the sphere you built with the synth ...thnx alot for sharin such gem !!!!
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Calchas said 3463 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Well done John!
A beautifully apropos celebration of the holiday.

Lovely arrangement/interpretation. Nice ambient synth.

Bravo!

Be well friend!
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Boundless said 3463 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Wonderful
I'll say it too - more !

How lovely.

Thanks !
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LunaTrick said 3463 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
lovely harmonic colour
on this John. Your touch and dynamics here are exemplary!
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Sigmund said 3463 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Battle Hymn
You took a simple standard tune that has particular meaning this weekend, and made it something beautifully emotional and special.

Really nice - thanks for sharing this. Happy Memorial Day.
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kristyjo said 3463 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Really nice
This is a well-thought out version. Chords are tasty although grounded in traditional harmonies. (OK, I know what I mean :) You provide a low-key rendition, that is actually more in tune with the spirit of Memorial Day than some big splashy arrangement. A half-step modulation and repeat would've been nice, but this is short and to the point, which also has its uses.
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Bowman said 3463 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
A lovely work...
full of grace and meaning.
Very touching John.
Cheers,
Charlie
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peacepiano said 3463 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
TImely
Thanks for bringing this one out for Memorial day.

Very Much Enjoyed!
Bill
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Bazz said 3462 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
strangely moving, John
...even to an old Limey 3000+ miles and an ocean away.
Moviz said 3462 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Such a
beautifully played and respect filled rendition of this lovely tune, regards M
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guitapick said 3459 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
To quote...
...a very good friend of mine, here at MacJams:

"Deepest Bows", sir.

Excellent, John
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timothy devine said 3425 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Hi John
It so happens that i stumble back to mjs for the first time i a while and on the cusp of the 4th of july
what a great great play/appropriate
thanks
a keeper
in tims pod forever
great sounding chords


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BossHook said 3383 days ago (August 11th, 2009)
Am late to the March -
but thankful I have a chance to have this for my kids to hear when I am feeling Patriotic.
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