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#1 tmrpro

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 11:51 PM

I love playing Rush songs on non-typical instruments!!!

Check out my piano version of "Trees":



Let me know if you like it

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 12:13 AM

Listening now, sounds excellent!!

Have played piano myself for 25+ years....

Question:  Electronic Keyboard or real piano?  I think keyboard?

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 12:31 AM

Sweet...Loved it! If you don't mind I'm going to use your tracks to make a new version. With some Sitar, Drums, Bass and Auto Harp. Mabey a little Native American Flute also. All set in 'half time'. Should be very cool!



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Posted 17 December 2004 - 12:42 AM

Man that was AWESOME!!  I closed my eyes and heard the song in my head to your piano.  Excellent!!  Thanks for putting this on here.

Launch - you really gonna do this???  I can't wait to hear it.

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 12:46 AM

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 01:21 AM

Very impressive.  I'm saving it.

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 02:23 AM

Listening right now, fantastic!!! You definately have a talent for tickling the ivorys.user posted image Any chance you can turn this into a midi file? bekloppt.gif    

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 07:47 AM

That is bloody awesome.  I think, out of all instruments, the piano can be one of the most versatile of solo instruments and you may have just proved it.

Maybe you could go round all the Rush wwebsites and record piano versions of the songs to replace all those incredibly annoying midi versions that drive me up the wall - especially when they intrude on the proper version of the song that I've got playing annyway

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 08:10 AM

That's some mighty fine piano playing there.  yes.gif  

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 08:18 AM

excellent! laugh.gif  

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 11:14 AM

QUOTE (Slaine mac Roth @ Dec 17 2004, 07:47 AM)
That is bloody awesome.  I think, out of all instruments, the piano can be one of the most versatile of solo instruments and you may have just proved it.

Maybe you could go round all the Rush wwebsites and record piano versions of the songs to replace all those incredibly annoying midi versions that drive me up the wall - especially when they intrude on the proper version of the song that I've got playing annyway

I have yet to hear a midi file I like.  I don't think I've ever let one finish... ever.

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 11:31 AM

TMR, that is PHENOMENAL!  Thank you so much for sharing.  I play piano too...I'd love to have the sheet music.  biggrin.gif

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 12:03 PM

QUOTE (RushRevisited @ Dec 17 2004, 12:13 AM)
Listening now, sounds excellent!!

Have played piano myself for 25+ years....

Question:  Electronic Keyboard or real piano?  I think keyboard?

It's a real piano. The giveaway is the bridge section where I perform the "key-bounce" muting method called Depuche D'Telle. That something I haven't been able to find any decent reproductions of. I have some really good piano samples too, though...

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE (paganoman @ Dec 17 2004, 04:14 PM)
QUOTE (Slaine mac Roth @ Dec 17 2004, 07:47 AM)
That is bloody awesome.  I think, out of all instruments, the piano can be one of the most versatile of solo instruments and you may have just proved it.

Maybe you could go round all the Rush wwebsites and record piano versions of the songs to replace all those incredibly annoying midi versions that drive me up the wall - especially when they intrude on the proper version of the song that I've got playing annyway

I have yet to hear a midi file I like.  I don't think I've ever let one finish... ever.

me either

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 05:26 PM

If I were given the opportunity to do a Piano Tribute To Rush, what songs would you guys suggest I do?

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 07:42 PM

A Farewell to Kings would sound really good. So would Xanadu. Maybe The Twilight Zone. Actually anything off Farewell to kings would sound really cool. Cygnus might be kind of hard though...

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 08:20 AM

Have you written this out or paying off the sheet music.?

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 09:32 AM

QUOTE (tmrpro @ Dec 17 2004, 05:26 PM)
If I were given the opportunity to do a Piano Tribute To Rush, what songs would you guys suggest I do?

Are you talking all solo piano like your version of Trees (which I loved BTW)?   Have you ever played any Rush on a harpsachord?  Wonder what THAT would sound like??!!!  Just wondering out-loud. laugh.gif  

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 09:47 AM

QUOTE (Cygnus @ Dec 19 2004, 08:20 AM)
Have you written this out or paying off the sheet music.?

No, I haven't written it out for piano. I rarely chart the parts for anything that I play on my recordings. I like to get my parts under my fingers and really know them before I record or perform them.

Although I'm a decent reader, I am a much better performer when I know where I'm going by memory.

I did chart the parts for 1st & 2nd violin and viola for this song for ESR. That was because I only played cello & bass on that album.

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 09:55 AM

  applaudit.gif I love it!  wub.gif You are very talented!  applaudit.gif   smile.gif




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