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Flight of Fancy


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kassia

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Attempting to be unpredictable, mostly just having fun. This is for Kate.


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Song art is "The First Flight of Fancy" by David deVillier
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Uploaded: Nov 23, 2010 - 12:45:42 AM
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2010 - 12:45:42 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 07:05:26 PM
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KissMeKate said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Love it!
I see you finished the song faster than I could finish the sketch. :P

Thanks so much for this, and for all of the beauty and music you've brought to my life.
kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
:-)
welcome.
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futzpucker said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Nice flight...
Complete success. Nice unexpected turns. Very positive, joyous piece. If you were going for unpredictable and fun you nailed it. Plus, some excellence got spilled on this. Didn't hurt it at all.

What I love is that you take chances.

You are quite a musician, Ms. Shay.
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
mr. pucker
no growth without taking chances. evolution is what's all about. thank you kind sir. i miss you.
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Toveco said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Beautyful music
You have one more on the Fan List!

Tov/
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Tov
thank you very much! so glad you enjoyed this.
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yohmar said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Nice
Nice play kassia
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
yohmar
thank you. i appreciate you stopping by for a listen.
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lavalamp said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Moving piece
You've got quite a gift Shay. Expression seems to come very easy to you.
Very pretty piece of music.

LL
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
dave
thanks so much for these kind words. i've always been a very expressive pianist. sometimes that got me into trouble. I try really hard to allow that expression to come through in these midi recordings. so glad that it seems to work.
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alackbass said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Flight of Fancy
Some things are just automatic downloads. Thanks for the incredible free music!
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
andrew
well you're welcome! thanks so much for stopping in for a listen.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
flight of fancy
warm playing with a feeling of honesty and sincerity. well played. carries a simple and honest sentiment. cheers
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
CIASM
i dont' think i could be dishonest and stay true to the music. too much heart involved. thank you so much for your kind words.
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Classic.
This would have fit right into a miyazaki film. I love how this piece is unrestrained ans airy without being pretentious. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
TDL
high praise coming from you sir. And very much taken to heart. Thank you for coming in for a listen.
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ic42 said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Fancy indeed
Many ideas crammed into that brain of yours, all wishing to take flight, sometimes all at once... that's how this starts, then as it progresses, the ideas gel, the wind picks up, and you take flight.

Very enjoyable.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
mr. ic
lol...and then it all falls apart into chaos. too many ideas in this head at the moment - i've had trouble focusing. so it feels good to have gotten this done. thanks for coming by eduard. i'm still absorbing your wonderful phoenix.
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egobandit said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
beautiful
Really set a calming mood for me thanks I needed that!
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
ah tim
what a day you've had. any calm that i can provide, please let me do so. you are a sweetie.
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Flight of Fancy
LOL - well you're just full of surprises! (Why am i surprised??) This turned out great - in all of its free-flowing gracefulness.
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
karen
surprise! glad you ended up liking this at least a little. thanks for the preliminary listens.
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rok41 said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Flight of Fancy
I always anticipate your releases, and this one is another beautiful piece. Shay, you have such a moving way..... very, very nice.
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
chris
very kind words. thank you. it's always nice to see you stop by for a listen.
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starbombconnection said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
yes
This is a beautiful piece. I floated right along with it
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
starbomb
thank you! i appreciate you listening and sharing your thoughts.
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MarkHolbrook said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
as always...
I love your piano work and I too love where this turns and how it goes to places unexpected. I did find that the piano did not seem very crisp in sound... I know you are playing the lower registers but the notes seemed... not as crisp and clear as your others I've heard.

Do you have this in MIDI? If so I'd love to here it cranked through some other piano instrument just to see if its my ears... Prolly is...
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
mark
i tried a new EQ setting on this one, one with less bass boost. good ear. this is just the JP steinway in LE. yes i have it in midi. someday i'll even have enough money to get Ivory and then it'll all be GREAT! thanks for your sweet comment and suggestions.
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PeterB7858 said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
I have to bow to others...
Others have hit the nail on the head - warm, graceful, unpretentious. Thanks for the posting. The piece is really enjoyable. I would agree with Mark re the sound quality though, it seemed just a little "closed". I had to turn it up a bit to get a better feeling of openness around the piano.
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
peter
thank you so much for your kind words and suggestions. I will give this another listen through different speakers and see if I can tune-up that EQ a bit. thanks for coming in for a listen!
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Morning Light said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Thanks for sharing your fun!!!
This is so light and free... you are amazing on the keyboard!
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Linda!
how wonderful to see you here! and thank you so much for your sweet words.
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Diviner said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Gorgeous
This sounds fun as well as beautiful. Lovely to listen to and thanks for the download.
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
hey keith
very welcome and thanks to you for coming by for a listen. always nice to see you.
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ShadowofNine said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Stellar
Stellar track, has a fresh improv feel, again you prove you are both a fine composer and performer...yu have it all...
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
shadowman
i wish this was improv, but my mind doesn't do complex that quickly. thanks so much for coming by, as usual, with your wonderful support.
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davisamerica said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
"attempting to be unpredictable"...
well ... I knew before listening I would love it and do. But then ... it is an unexpected piece of work from your previous .... no .... I can't say that as every piece of music you do is unique and a joy to listen to so ... will just say another fantastic composition shay.
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
jackrabitt
gotta keep you guessing. as long as you keep coming back for more, i'm happy. :-) thank you sir.
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Symphony101 said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Shay, good to see you around again !
And thank you for this lovely piece !
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
hey yves!
thank you! i've got some catch-up listening to do, but from the looks of things you've been busy! glad you liked this one.
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RochaMalhada said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
unpredictable...
I just knew it was going to be a piano piece

*smirk*

A little low-key (no pun), but this flows nicely and smoothly, I enjoyed it! Thank you

. - Harold
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
harold
hmmm....next time i'll have to pull out my...um...glass harmonica! ever heard one of those? very weird. anyway, thanks for coming by and leaving your sweet comment.
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paul f. page said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Not so unpredictable...
I'd say I could predict you'd play something wonderful just about every time you sit down in earnest. This is no exception to my supposition. Just a wonderfully mellow track that does take a turn toward unfamiliar territory now and again with a chord that's not expected, always with a pleasant surprise. My only maybe helpful thought is to consider memorizing the open thematic idea and bringing it back again as you round the piece out. That way there'll be a unity of purpose and direction for the whole piece. That rolling harmony in your first few measures is wonderful!!! I agree with Mark about the sound of the piano: a little muffled, but it does not really bother me at all. Kind of adds to the gentleness of the number. Such a pleasant listen.
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
paul
lol...well ok, only somewhat unpredictable. I really appreciate your thorough listen and comment. I actually did attempt to bring the opening back around at the end, in a slightly different form and in the major instead of minor, but maybe i'll have to look at that again and make it more recognizable. or put in more of the left hand movement. thank you for your suggestions and glad you liked this!
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Carrie71 said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Fancy
Holy s-h-i-t this is beautiful. Absolutely, am a fan! This is my second listen and your can play woman!
kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
carrie
lol...well thank you! very glad you enjoyed this. it's nice sometimes to just go back to solo piano compositions.
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crissew said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Sweet
Very tender, and lighthearted piece here. The style here reminds me a bit of Karen in some ways. Dancing notes here create a melody on the whole that the individual notes don't acknowledge. Love it when that happens. (dont even know if that makes sense). My only wish is that the piece was longer. Excellent, one of my favorites of yours.
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
charles
i didn't want to go too long with this piece because of the near-constant movement. i was afraid it would get fatiguing to the listener. but i'm very glad you liked this one. i spent a lot of time creating those dancing notes, mostly in the left hand, almost as a counter-melody. it's cool that you could hear that. thank you for coming in for a listen!
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RAVENS said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Lovely
As always, Shay...

I was so happy to see that you posted a new song tonight. It's a wonderful composition, you're so talented.

RAVEN ;-)
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kassia said 2347 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Dani
ah here you are. nice to see you my friend. thank you for your sweet words. i hope you are well.
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racerat said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
at about the 2:04 mark
This pieces really starts to hit it's stride taking on a very conversational tone that is a bit less pretty and a bit more personal and intimate, especially at about 2:53. Really lovely. Gotta have it.
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
racerat
great comment. thanks for stopping by!
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bud said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Wonderful piece Shay
it has a very engaging and generous quality - like taking for a walk with someone along their favorite trail- being brought to the beauty they want to share with you.
Thanks
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
bud
sweet image. i'm really glad you liked this one. thank you for coming in for a listen. :)
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tokai said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Shay
how to get one instrument sounding out a whole track, i can not do that, requires a real skill, you got that.
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
steve
and i would give anything to be able to play more than one instrument. when i've spent a lot of time orchestrating, and then slow things down for a solo piano piece, I sometimes worry that people will get tired of just the piano sound. then i remember that i love listening to piano solos. lol...anyway, thank you for listening.
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ktb said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Flight of Fancy
I suspect if I happened upon you noodling somewhere I would sit down and stay until asked to leave :-) "no seriously John you HAVE to go now" Joyous and empowering. Love the way you play
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
oh
i don't think i'd ask you to leave, but i'm sure i would ask you to play as well. thanks so much for these sweet words and for coming by for a listen.
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Sigmund said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
*sigh*
Nice, Shay - this is just nice! I just keep hitting replay here - guess I should DL this one! You sound so at ease with yourself and your playing. This is the musical equivalant of laying on your back in the grass, watching the clouds float by - you don't know what you'll see next but it really doesn't matter because they all look cool.

Nice to see something new from you - thank you for sharing your talent with us here!
Sig
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
sig
great imagery. that's exactly what i wanted with this piece, a little unpredictability but not enough to make it distracting. thanks for your great comments and coming by for a listen. great to see you!
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LHellman said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Hi Shay,
Another nice song! Easy to listen to. Well done!
Love, MOM
kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
hi
thanks mom.
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Ed Hannifin said 2346 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
I'm listening again....
...because, smooth as it is, this piece refuses to be background music...

I like the way each note on the piano is still reverberating as the next rolls in...It gives the piece a warm cohesion, a nice since of unity and human-ness... As does the fractured waltz feel.... I end up swaying despite myself... The structure isn't 'pop song', but there the unrolling melodic ideas are very 'vocal', and almost conversational... Anyway, it's already securely in my iPod, and you're not gettin' it back...

Thanks, Shay. Happy Thanksgiving!
kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
Ed
thank you for the awesome comments and very kind words. i very much agree with you about the conversational feel of this. during the composition process i was never thinking "structure goes this way, timing like this, modulation here". I was merely following along as the music flowed. glad to be able to share that with you.
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kristyjo said 2346 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Flowing, smooth, joyous,
All of the above, as commented by others. Some unique chord progressions that gave it an unpredictable lilt. I liked it.
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
kristyjo
thank you very much! glad you liked this one.
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papag said 2346 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Just about
10 minutes too short. This is lovely.

Thanks for the dl:)
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
papag
i have no problem playing for 10 minutes but i doubt you'd want to listen that long. i'm sure it would get quite repetitive. thanks for coming by for a listen!
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scofugate said 2346 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Yep
This is cool and I do love the turn in directions here. The dynamics are perfect as well as the song progresses, You always fill the musical palette, even with 1 instrument. Warm, but Cold, happy, but sad,. Like an adventure.

This is just perfect for me on a day like this.
Thank you!

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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
wow
thanks scott. great comment. i'm glad this one worked for you and thanks for stopping by!
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T_Being_esq said 2346 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
Thank you for this
Very uplifting. I have just had a very pleasant three minutes jamming along on my acoustic. I am happy now.
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
well
i'd love to hear that jamming sometime. sounds like fun. thanks for coming by martin!
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VillageIdiot said 2346 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
rolling and tumbling
Those tune rolls and tumbles along in a really delicous way continually reinventing itself. Very lovely.
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
well thanks
glad you liked this one and thanks for stopping by for a listen!
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Jarvoid said 2346 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
The artwork
reminds me of the competetively and increasingly absurd and outlandish flying machines that a school chum and I used to draw in class....mostly when should have been doing the prescribed lesson ! We did them in music classes too..... which explains a few things.

This is a breezy little air which wafts along nicely taking wing and floating about like a butterfly and now I have run out of flight similes and metaphors !! Arf arf

Best to Mango

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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
chris
mango says hi. she has a new toy. she has also discovered that her voice echoes fantastically in the downstairs bathroom and has begun her training to be an opera singer. thanks for coming in for a listen. it's always great to see you.
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davisamerica2 said 2346 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
This took me away somewhere, Shay
I don't know where, but I sure liked it there. Beautiful piece. Thank you. T
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
terry
thank you very much sir. always a pleasure.
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jiguma said 2344 days ago (November 27th, 2010)
:)
A wonderful listen Shay - early morning tranquility for me this morning.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
perfect
so glad this worked for you. thank you for listening neil.
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Char said 2344 days ago (November 27th, 2010)
There
is a lovely melody here that sounds like it could be the background for a child's first look at the world when that child can stoop to look at flowers or see a reflection in a pond. Beautiful, Shay. Thank you.
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
char
as always, a pleasure. i've missed you. thank you for coming by for a listen and leaving your sweet words.
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jibes said 2342 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
Flight of Fancy
Excellent!! So nice!!
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
hey
thanks! glad you liked this one.
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sonnyjim said 2342 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
Good unpredictability!
I really like this: it's sweet (but not cloying), light (but not lightweight), smart and totally refreshing. I'd be mighty pleased with myself if I were able to make something that flows so well. Plus, that weird midi 'stickyness' to the sounds really satisfies this listener! Well done!

SJ
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kassia said 2341 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
cool!
thanks for the great comment SJ. great to see you here!
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sheilad said 2340 days ago (December 1st, 2010)
sorry I am late
Karen gave me the heads up because she knew I would really enjoy this and she was so right (as she always is!). This is simply wonderful and I wish I had all kinds of musically brilliant things to say but the best I can do is say I loved it and it is going to my iPod
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richard13 said 2339 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
No new or brilliant comments
could make this piece any better, so I'll just say thank you, Shay: beautiful.
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