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toby91
Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:37 am Reply with quote
Joined: 11 Apr 2010 Posts: 121 Location: London
I have been absolutely in awe of Imogen since December 2009 and have been amazed by the quality of her songs and creativity. I've never heard anything like her music! I really love the way she plays the piano and I aspire to be able to improvise in the way that she does, one day Smile
I decided to do a cover of 'The Fire' from Ellipse, because, although fairly short, it conveys so many emotions. It took quite a while to get the phrasing and parts right and I must have stopped and restarted the camera about 100 times before I got it right!!
Here it is though Smile Hope you all like it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyQQhf6YNMI

..The fire sound in the background is from Immi's 'instrumental' version of The Fire, which just contains the sound of the fire Smile
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kev23
Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:45 am Reply with quote
Joined: 14 Jan 2010 Posts: 97 Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Great job Toby! Say, is that actually just an electric keyboard? Sounds fantastic, at least on the recording.

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yummytea
Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:42 am Reply with quote
Joined: 05 Dec 2007 Posts: 450 Location: Sweden
toby91 wrote:
I must have stopped and restarted the camera about 100 times before I got it right!!

Practice makes perfect! Wink

Well done! You play beautifully! Smile I wish I could play the piano like you...
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toby91
Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:48 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 11 Apr 2010 Posts: 121 Location: London
@yummytea Thanks!! It's quite tricky to get all the little phrases right. Once learned though, it all seems to flow quite easily. As soon as there is a camera recording though, everything seems to get 10x more complicated!! Very Happy hehe
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toby91
Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:52 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 11 Apr 2010 Posts: 121 Location: London
@kev23 Thanks! Its a yamaha dgx-620 that I have on loan. It's fully weighted and has some alright piano sounds, but for this, I was using it as a MIDI controller. The piano sound was actually coming from 'Reason' sequencing software - I used an edited patch in the Reason Pianos library (Yamaha grand i think Smile ) Sounds great, although the dynamic range isnt that easy to work with - as in, it's very hard to get the soft, pianissimo samples to trigger, even when trying to play very lightly!. Very Happy
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Ambrosia
Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:38 am Reply with quote
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Very nice job, Toby.
Very Happy
toby91
Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:45 am Reply with quote
Joined: 11 Apr 2010 Posts: 121 Location: London
Thanks!! Very Happy @Ambrosia
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Senescence
Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:56 am Reply with quote
Joined: 15 Nov 2006 Posts: 918 Location: Paris - France
Very very nice !
Bravo !

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