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Blind Love (piano solo)


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magnatone

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Our 12 year old Boston Terrier - Waverly, recently lost his vision. This was after about 4 months of trying very hard to save it, including 2 surgeries, various other procedures, and gallons of eye drops and pills. But it was not to be, and after the final blow of developing some awful corneal ulcers, we had to give up and have his very damaged eyes removed altogether.

We were pretty depressed for about a week, but picked up some books about living with a blind dog, watched a bunch of helpful videos, and got things set up to help him learn how to navigate the house and yard. Incredibly, within just a couple of weeks, he had all the basics down, and was quickly his chipper old self, looking to get a good game started.

Newly blind dogs intuitively develop an amazing skill called “mapping”, in order to learn the navigation of a room or other defined area. We’d read about this process, but seeing Waverly start to do it for the first time seemed almost magical. He would begin to pivot around on his back legs, making larger and larger circles, bumping into things as he did this, pause, contemplate, then continue. We’ve now seen him work in a very focused way on mapping every room in the house, the entire backyard, and also at the houses of friends and family where he also spends time. Although he still bonks his head on things now and then, it’s easy to forget his eyes are gone. He can go up and down stairs by himself, come in from the yard when called, go for a leash walk/run, and even go off-leash in the park for a good old blind romp. It’s been an amazing journey, and a very special bonding time in the later years of this dear little dog that we love so much.

I started composing this ditty during the roller coaster ride of surgeries, procedures and emergencies, ending with the eye removal and a nascent sense of hope that he would still be able to have a good life. Pounding on the piano was my therapy during this process.

I’m about to dive into orchestrating this puppy (pardon the pun), but wanted to post it in its original form first. Many thanks to Shay and Andrew for the feedback along the way. This is the Ivory2 German Concert Grand II instrument, for those interested in that detail. Hope you enjoy my little blind doggie ditty!

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I use a little Flip video to record ideas and phrasings during the process of composing a piano piece. It helps me remember what the heck I'm doing, and ultimately helps me figure out how the song is going to go together. I recorded this during a practice session last week, when I just about was able to remember which parts come when. the sound is TERRIBLE, lots of clipping - this is just raw video with no editing or fixing of any kind. but it was a decent run through (for what it was), and I kind of like the mirror effect. Listen at your own risk - enjoy if you dare!!
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Uploaded: Jun 15, 2011 - 08:18:04 AM
Last Updated: May 05, 2017 - 04:05:06 PM Last Played: Jul 20, 2017 - 10:13:02 PM
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alackbass said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Blind Love (piano solo)
A truly marvelous composition and performance. Thanks so much for giving me previews of this amazing work. Downloaded!
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Andrew
and thanks so much for the feedback!
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Philos60 said 2173 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Lovely!!!
WOW! This is a lovely and profesional piano piece. I like it very much like other piano plays from you (excuse my English, I'm German).
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RAVENS said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hopeful...
That's how this piece made me feel. I had no idea about Waverly, it breaks my heart. However, just knowing how he is progressing and getting back into the swing of things, makes me very happy. He is very lucky to have such a loving mommy, as you are lucky to have such an amazing companion.

Truly inspiring, your playing always amazes me. Whatta talent, whew!

RAVEN ;-)
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Dani
"hopeful" - i like that - it's sure how we are feeling about this whole thing, at this point. thanks for your support and friendship here at MJ - means a lot!
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awigze said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Little Dogs
ya gotta love em.... Isn't composing music great for the healing and acceptance aspects of life and you have done beautifully in accomplishing this. I can hear signature Karen licks in this. The 3:00 minute mark seems to gain confidence and continuously does so throughout as if to commemorate victories along the way of Waverly. Wish I was your dog. ;)If I were a dog, that is.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Andy
oh, you don't want to be my dog - i'd be telling you what to do all the time! :) thanks for coming by ya cutie!
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drakonis said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Waverly, always the trooper
just like his family, taking what life deals in stride and getting on with the important part... FUN! Great composition here, I envision him heading up, then down the stairs at 3:00, for example. So glad that you too have mapped out how all this is going. Best wishes on this new journey with Waverly showing you his love. As always, a very warm, enjoyable piece of pounding here Karen, I love it!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Eduard
thanks for coming by - he really is a trooper! and YOU are a wonderful friend and supporter - thanks eduard!
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composerclark said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
... but now I see
Sorry to be so long in posting a comment, but we were just out having our dog's nails clipped, because we are too chicken to do it ourselves. Incidentally, one of our cats hero-worships our dog. The cat (Orlando) likes to flop down as close to the dog as possible, and rub his head on the dog's. The dog, who is a mixed-breed but who has a lot of beagle, just looks forlorn when this happens, but puts up with it.

Your music is lovely, as usual! It got positively dramatic in the middle section, and very classical sounding. Very pretty.

Well done, Karen! Always a pleasure to hear your music.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Clark!
LOL about the nail clipping - i've finally gotten so i'm confident to do it at home, but i always have that stuff handy that stops bleeding! your animals sound like a blast - thanks for coming by!
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Garni said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Waverly
Karen as an animal lover myself and owning many animals as well as living on a farm, I really have a soft spot when it comes to sick or injured animals.

Your story has grabbed and moved me and then when I hear your beautiful music here, it just shows me so much love you have towards Waverly, may he have a few more years left with you.

Quality work Karen as always!
G-)
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Gerald
we love our animals don't we? thank you for stopping by to hear about waverly's little adventure - i appreciate your support!
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BlueFlameRoom said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
This is cool
because i can picture him running and playing
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Patrick
yes, and he does - it's amazing! thanks for the listen - you're my favorite black rooster EVER!
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Moviz said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Truly
sad and wonderful at the same time and the fact that it helped you 'pound' the piano to the extent that you got this wonderful piece out of your system is also a triumph of sorts. The music is really indicative of being surrounded by all kinds of wonder and senses with it's ongoing busyness.... wonderful music Karen, regards M
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Mo!
I'm so happy you came by for a listen - and you're right, it is sort of both sad and wonderful. thank you!
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Doug Somers said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
What a journey
I hear so many emotions in this - playfulness, tenderness, hope, sadness, resilience. It is quite a ride, and I love the piece. While it has elements of your normal work, it seems to be far more wide ranging than usual and I think that makes it rather special. It's clear from the turns in this story you are singing it from your heart. I can only imagine what an orchestration would be like in your capable hands, but be assured that this piano piece is lacking nothing.

I'm so glad to hear that your dog is once again a chipper little fellow.

Thanks for posting this Karen,
Doug
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Doug
and thank YOU so much for this very kind comment!
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apb said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Beautiful music..
is often inspired by tragic circumstances. This is clearly the case here.. the emotion in the playing is fabulous. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
hi Alan!!
long time no see - thanks so much for stopping by! let's have a new one from YOU!!
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sammydix said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
BL
"...but picked up some books about living with a blind dog, watched a bunch of helpful videos..."
I didn't realize these existed. Cool fact of the week.
As a fellow animal lover, i can empathize with the early realization, but looks as tho things are now as best as that can be under circumstances, so glad for that. With the dynamics i heard in the tune, i almost felt a little part of the journey.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
hiya Sammy!
yes, once we started looking it was absolutely amazing how many resources are out there for helping blind dogs figure out how to navigate the world. thanks for coming along for the ride!
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ChristopherCihon said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
LOL!
How come every time I hear the first few notes, I instantly fall in love with your playing style? You are amazing Karen.

I just love all your work.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Chris
um .... because you need a reboot??? LOL - love you Chris, and thanks!
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ted23 said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
I agree
This is pretty great!
As had been said the 3 minute section kinda signifies the challenge followed by the uplifting, overcoming the challenge ending...
It's a moving story played out very skilfully on your keys.
Give the pup a scratch under the chin for me!
magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Ed
that's the part i really had to practice before i could play it without totally crashing and burning!! thank you, and i've sent along your greetings to waverly!
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Bob Rodgers said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
This
sounds amazing Karen, a wonderful piece and a fantastic performance.
Lovely tone to your piano, sounds really great on my speakers, played so well and with so much feeling, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Bob!
i'm very happy with the Ivory upgrade (to Ivory 2), it's always hard to decide WHICH of the zillions of german concert grands i'm going to ultimately use. (they all sound so good!) thanks very much for coming by!
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tokai said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Blind.
Poor thing. A fitting tribute to your furry friend, I hope this helps both of you. Special K, this is yet another reason for us to pay hommage to your skills. A wonderful arrangement, and a great song.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Steve!
i'm so happy to see you here! thanks for these kind words, i really appreciate it!
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lavalamp said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Soory 'bout your buddy
ExCELLent piece of music. At 1:58 there's something especially emotional there. Great job.

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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Dave
it was so nice to see you pop up in chat this morning - it's been a long time. sounds like you are working TOO HARD!!! hope you get a break soon. thanks for taking the time to listen and comment on this, i really appreciate it!
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Narad said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Blind Love
Wonderful fluid and graceful play ! :)
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Harald
well i just listened to "Rising Moon" this morning and feel in awe of your talents and skills - so it means a whole lot for you to stop by my little ditty and comment - thanks!
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AbstractVision said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Beautiful articulation here,
& played with so much feeling, love the way the piece moves forever forward, it's optimistic, cheerful & nicely captured, full marks to you.
Your relationship with your beloved doggie will just move into into a new area is all, he will adjust as I am sure you will. All he best to you both.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Billy
thanks for this very supportive comment, and for coming by to listen. I LOVE "introspectively"!!!
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Symphony101 said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
your music
is as deep and touching as the story itself Karen. A beautiful expression of love.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Yves
thank you so much for stopping by! how's that orchestration coming along?
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kassia said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
awesome.
you are amazing. this is wonderful. waverly is my hero.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Shay
thank you! i think he might be my hero too!
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Bowman said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
What
a rich and wonderful work Karen. Some impressive classical elements to this as well make it very special. Best wishes to both you and Waverly.
Cheers,
Charlie
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
hi Charlie!
it's always so nice to hear from you - i appreciate you stopping by for a listen!
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TERRAPLANE said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
hey magic fingers
As long as Waverly's ears work he's in heaven hearing you play.. you keep on keepin on,, thanks for the D/L Karen,,a lovely tune!
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Terry!
his ears AND nose are working very well - i guess it's why dogs do so relatively well with blindness - way better than people! thanks for coming by!
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Soundhound said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
A very lovely piece....
All wel and good that you tried your best, to help him....
But here in Canada they are finding that the vets are making a killing
on the hearts of animal lovers, no question they are the same there....
We have turned a corner, in this world where if your child has a deformity
in the whom they will abort but they will save a dog or a cat for a fee....This is outlandish to me....LOL

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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
hi SH!
lol - well i'm not touching those political questions - we did what felt the best to us in a situation that seemed pretty impossible. thanks for coming by for a listen!
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davisamerica said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
such heart
... you know how much I hate animals ... and cannot stand your music..and how things like this never touch my heart .... right?? Well it did all of that and more. ... and more.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
jack
i knew you'd hate this! (thanks sweetie)
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hackneybloke said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
blind love
cool picture. dog looks happy. who filled the tree trunk with stones?
nice song. love the ral at the end.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
hi julian
i have no idea who filled the trunk with stones - it's in a large wooded park - my guess is somebody started, and people just keep adding them now. it's kind of a landmark in the woods there "the stone stump" - everybody knows what that means. thanks for the listen, i appreciate it very much!
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MarkHolbrook said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Outstanding
Karen. Sorry about the situation. We do lots of things for these little loved ones!
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Mark!!
where have you been??? i really miss you! thanks for coming by - the situation all turned out ok - we actually feel pretty lucky!
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MarkHolbrook said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Watching you
play gives me shivers that some day I could do the same but then I keep forgetting I'm over the hill already and it's time to start getting worse at things... not better... sigh... I need another 50 years man! I'm nowhere near done yet!
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
MARK!!!

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shavingronaldscar said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
wow...
Your music tells this story so well. I can totally see him sniffing around intrepidly, rebuilding his sense of things with the courage of a canine. I'm in love with him already.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
hi Shaver!!!
yes, he's pretty loveable! (so are you!) thanks for the listen, i appreciate it!
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J_Gretch said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Blind Love
As a fellow animal lover, and music lover my heart goes out to you...Sounds like things are getting better,,This is a beautiful piece of music.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi J
well thank you so much! how we love our pets! thank you for coming by, i appreciate it!
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gadzooks said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Happy dog
That's a wonderful story and even though the anxiety helped create this wonderful composition Waverly sounds like a happy dog! And he's quite a handsome fella. Great feeling and emotion in your playing.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Stan
i was SO wowed by "Orchestral Drum" when I heard it this morning - you're an incredible musician, and it is a real honor to have you here - thank you!
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bronco said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Suoerb Playing
Very professional sounding composition and performance. This piece is just so melodic, smooth and flowing that I could well believe it was from a major concert hall. Can't get any better.
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Tom
Thanks so much for the listen and comment - I very much appreciate it!
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modalgrooveman said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Blind Love
beautiful piece and great playing!
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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Jerry
wow, that was fast!!! :) I'm looking forward to your first post - I see it's waiting for approval - I'll keep my eyes out. Thanks for coming by!
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michael2 said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
karen
as i read the story of Waverly the music is so fitting. what a great story and the piano comp is really lovely (love the changes at 1 min and at 2 minutes). i love how you mix classical piano with more of a pop style. okay, how about that descending passage at 3:10. jesus woman, so very nice. here's to you and your family and many more off leash romps. thanks for sharing the song and the story.
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
hi Michael!
what a total pleasure to see you here! thanks for the comment and the good thoughts and for being such a COOL GUY!!!
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Daugrin said 2348 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
I love my dog...
Talk about the transformative power of love, you turned your dog's troubles into a piece of art.
For the love of a blind dog. A map of the romance piano mesa...
Thanks for sharing your work with us... I love me some dog stories!
Suggestion: Put dat dog on Utube with this "romance" as a backer, you may to inspire someone faced with catastrophic troubles, not a bad thing to do... people do need feel good stories...ahroo!

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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
hi daugrin
thanks for coming by!
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Vic Holman said 2348 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
kids....... er, pets
it's amazing how much we will $$spend an endure to give 'em a chance isn't it.

excellent piece Karen, this really opens the imagination to follow waverly's paw steps.
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
hi there Vic!
yes, it's amazing - ridiculous also probably - but we just HAD to try! "waverly's paw steps" - lol - good one vic! thanks!
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AndeeScott said 2348 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Happy
Feeling such a warm happy vibe coming from this song. Such a great listen and playing skill amazing as always :)
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
howdy phunker
thanks so much for stopping by!
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RobLeBanc said 2348 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Puppy
love indeed! Karen, you are a great composer, your music is always inspiring and truthful. Your emotions regarding this journey are conveyed in every note. Your little friend is in good hands!!
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Hi Rob
congrats again on your recent wedding, and many happy returns! thanks for these kind words, it really means a lot! the pup thanks you too!
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Bent_Axis said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Beautiful song
My wife had a blind dog that lived to 17, dogs are amazing.
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Hey Bent!
Blind Dogs Rule!!
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PatriciaGirl said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Heartfelt elegance!
Beautiful music by a beautiful person. No need to say anymore!
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Hey Patty
thanks so much for coming by - means a lot from a pianist such as you!
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RochaMalhada said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Now you need a cat...
LOL, that will get the boy going... heh...

Cool story, Karen, amazing.

Love this piece, too, BTW :)

. - Harold
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Hi Harold
thank you my dear harold - (cats make me sneeze though)
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Relic67 said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
blind love
nice touch on those keys! and a big shout out to Waverly, he sounds like a great doggie and well deserving of such a marvelous tribute.
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Hey Relic!
yes, he's a really great doggie! i appreciate you stopping by for a listen - thanks!
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TobinMueller said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Cleansing
Your music has a very pleasant mixture of hymn, 60-70s pop, 80s New Age, and romantic period piano music. Such a cleansing sound. Thanks for sharing the video too. Really nice.
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Hi Tobin
so nice to see you here - thanks for coming by!
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mvh9591 said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Very Nice____
Beautiful work Karen.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Hi Mr. House!
you are most welcome - and thank you!
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Sigmund said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Blind Love
Wonderful composition - I love that little diminished thing you do right around the 3 minute mark. The ending is emotional and brings this piece to a close perfectly. I'll be looking forward to the orchestrated version! Thanks!
Sig
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
howdy SHREDMUND!!
thanks for the listen/comment - i really appreciate it!
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harisahn said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Waverly is a lucky dog!
He gets to hear you play every day.
Peace,
Harisahn
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Hi Harisahn!
lol - actually he has a bed underneath the piano, and when i start playing, he runs for the hills! thanks for the comment!
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Evil_Genius said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
hey....
this is perty.
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magnatone said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
hey
yer kinda cute!
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Evil_Genius said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
aw....
shucks
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neilh79 said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Blind love
Karen.... you have a truly amazing ear for the piano, you have really fantastic classical styling and it just builds and builds and builds to a cresendo (spell check!!!) well done its stunning
magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Hi Neil
i can't spell that either .... crescendo maybe? anyway, thanks for the kind comments and support neil!
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Reinholt56 said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Hi Karen.....
I love this tune. It's so homely, friendly, joyous, sublime, quality, east listening, classic, heart warming. Love the video (and your other videos).

Perfect performance. Nice hand posture whilst playing. This makes your playing look effortless, which it is supposed to do. I'm sure the reflection played different notes to the 'actual hands'?? Great effect. Ha ha.

Take care (together with your brave little doggie).

Paul
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Hi Paul
yes, the reflection totally cheated i think! LOL - thanks a lot for coming by!
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falcef said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Blind Love
Impeccabile execution, Wonderful piano Magnatone. Bye from Italy
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hi falcef
thank you for the comment - bye from the USA! :)
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mrattue said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Lesson
in there for everyone? Animals just don't seem so prone to feeling sorry for themselves; wonderful.

Lovely playing, Karen.

Enjoyed. Looking forward to the finished work.

marc
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi marc
you're so right - they don't feel sorry for themselves, and they don't worry about what their life will be like now! thanks for the listen!
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dave_b said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Blind Love (piano solo)
Sadness & triumph mix well in this moving tribute. We should all take a lesson from Waverly in overcoming adversity.
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi dave
yes, he's quite a little teacher! thanks for the comment dave!
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airportseven said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
The ability to adapt is amazing
and we all have it - not just Waverly. But what a great gift it is to be part of his recovery and a privilege to learn even more about the world through our animal friends. This piece has such a strong center and progressive heart. Perfect for the victories big and small that come with each day. Simply beautiful.
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi kevin
thanks so much for coming by - it doesn't feel "done" to me until you've been here!
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Loob said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Karen!
It's all so grand! Every time I listen to you play my mind wanders and the pictures are painted.... Love it!
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hey Fred!
my mind wanders too - that's why it took me so long to figure out how this goes! lol - thanks for coming by!
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egobandit said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Ya know
I was watching Tv and a show came on about consciousness, so of course I had to watch it, in it they describe how at the sub atomic level inside the synapses is where consciousness might exist. Then they said if that is the case then it is not unique to humans to be aware, animals are aware that they are and let me tell you Waverly knows the help you tried to give.
Beautiful composition as always
driving forceful and beautiful how do you do it!
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
TIMMY!!

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Llarion said 2347 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Thank you!!
For the lovely story, and the delightfully evocative song! It captures the exuberant glee of a dog playing, and yet also captures the tentative essence of his new environment, and the adjustments he's making.... As always, your playing is above the slightest reproach... what a left hand, I'm so jealous... The piano has gorgeous tone... Wonderful rich work!!
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi Phil
well, thank you for that awesome compliment on my piano playing - i cringe when i watch that video, but i still thought it was kinda cool to watch through the reflection. i HAVE been playing for about 55 years, so my left hand should be able to do SOMETHING!
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dimm witness said 2347 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
what a story
our pets teach us about life and love -- and loss and death. God I hate digging holes. we spend to save ours too. love this :-) and thanks for including the video!!
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi eddie
thanks for coming by ya wild guy!
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maxruehl said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
RE: Blind Love
This is quite an achievement. Your music and telling of Waverly's story has managed to transform something that might have been, ordinarily, quite maudlin into something joyous and hopeful. Very moving. Keep us posted on his progress.:)
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Hi AndyMax!
so loverly to see you stopped by - thank you! i will keep you posted indeed! i think it's all good from here - you know - till the next thing happens to him!
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Jarvoid said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
I have had
experience of living with an older and blind pooch,a Jane Russel,and it is amazing how quickly they adapt as their smell improves....sense of I mean ..a dog's smell never improves!Especially when wet and if having rolled in pig poo !


Nicely crafted and executed piece excellently played.Encore,bravo encore....oh I just have to press here ...and off it goes again ....nice one.


Cheers

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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
CHRISSER!!!
LOL - as usual you have totally cracked me up! there's nobody like you - thanks for stopping by!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Blind love
Just beautiful. Has all those little moments of light and shade with the majors and minors that get the required emotions across. The velocity of some of those notes also do that and the whole thing just washes over you. I loved the video too - I record melody snatches on the trusty iphone but they're not fit for public consumption! Look forward to hearing the full symphonic version; if this is anything to go by, it'll be stellar!
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi stephen
thanks so much for the listen (and watch - lol) and comment - it's a honor to have you here!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Love is blind
Karen as a dog owner I can only share your concern and joy that your doggie is getting his life back after surgery. The music is so uplifting, that kind of positivity is gonna rib off on the pooch. With so much love he was always gonna do well. Does this need orchestrating? I love it as it is and props to Waverley too for inspiring such great music. Hints of Jan Tierson in there. Bravo.
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi paddy!
it might not NEED orchestrating, but i really want to, so it's going to GET orchestrated! i'll tell waverly you said hi! :)
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Skean said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
As always
I love your music/composing and I love you, take care, Kenta.
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi kenta
much love back to you, and thanks!
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Morning Light said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Blind Love
Magnificent expression of love, a masterpiece!
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi linda
and to you - thanks you!
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Jerry_Quinn said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Blind Love
Really great.work. Glad your dog is finding his/her way. I said it before,you're the real deal.
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hey jerry!
thanks for the kind words (to us both!)
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TreeFalls said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
i really like this
a beautiful composition and a fitting tribute for Waverly. it's amazing how dogs roll with the hand they are dealt and live in the moment. thanks for sharing your work!
magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hey TF
that is a very good way to put it about dogs - they just roll with the hand they're dealt - we could learn a lot from them! and thank you, for the listen and comment!
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ShadowofNine said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Blind Love
Love is never blind I believe, many disagree, a dogs love is complete, no strings attached. This solo is complete and shares love on two levels... A. Love of music B. Inspiration to make music...Bravo Karen..Fabulous and right to my pod..

The fluid way you play just amazes me...(the video)
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi dave
yeah, i should've called it "NOT Blind Love" - lol! thank you for listening (and watching!)!
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SISTERS said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
loved the video!
that was magical, Karen - i mean Seriously Magical. i, too, loved the mirror effect. i see your hands moving, but am looking for the hidden ones - cuz you play so many notes, surely 10 fingers is not enough! i hear optimism after a hard time. i'd love to know how you think thru arrangements like this. please allow me to deeply bow. (and what the heck is your Day Job???) 8) anne
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi anne!
lol - that video makes me kinda cringe, but thank you very much! i don't think through arrangements so much as i play around with them over some short or long period of time until i have something put together that i can play more or less the same way all the way through. the little video helps me remember ideas, phrases for next time when i sit down to work on it again. i'm sure it's totally backwards, but that's how i do it - thanks for the cool comment!
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SISTERS said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
p.s.
that photo of hollowed tree full o' rocks behind Waverly is waaaay cool...
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
ah yes
the stump 'o rocks!
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Mystified said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Beautiful!
...and the accompanying photo is adorable :)

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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi cat
and thanks so much for coming by!
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SmokeyVW said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
full of life
when i listen to your piano music i often think of water: rivers flowing, brooks splashing, or in pools mirror-smooth - this song strongly evoked that imagery

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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi bill
maybe my pisces self is showing through? thank YOU bill!
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papag said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Blind Love
The time we spend with our pets can be so comforting. I am sorry you had to go through so much with your pup. But I bet the precious moments are still precious. I love sleeping with my dogs...

This piece of music is wonderful and so expressive.

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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hiya papa
yes, i think mostly our pets provide us much more comfort than we provide to them! and you're so welcome for the D/L - glad it seemed worth taking for you!
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tonestones said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Blind love
Karen, this is wonderful. I am glad you shared your story with us. We have a "faux frenchie" (half French Bulldog, half Boston Terrier) and a Pug. The Faux Frenchie is 14 now. Now that our kids have moved out and are starting families of their own the dogs are the babies of the house. Thanks for sharing. The story is really beautiful and gives hope to what would seem to be a pretty bleak situation.

Nice piano chops, by the way.
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
hi steve
i forgot you you had a faux frenchie! waverly's best friend is a frenchie - those are cool dogs too. i just love all the flat-faced doggies. thanks for taking the time to come by and listen!
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Hickling_Stan said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Enjoyed the video
So wish I could play piano like this rather than just thump out a few chords now and then!! Lovely piece Karen. Your dog still has four senses to enjoy life with! Cheers Mark
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magnatone said 2346 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
howdy mark!
well thanks so much! and thanks for the listen - i appreciate it!
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FrankAxtell said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
A Beautiful
melody,harmony...and nice articulation..bravo!
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magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Hi Frank
what a happy surprise to see you here - thanks for coming by!
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jfisenne said 2346 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
I watched
the video and this is really good. I wish I could play like this without mistake for 5 minutes (thank goodness midi is so forgiving for me and I can edit my mistakes out). This is a really nice piece of music.
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magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
hi there!
lol - i wish i could play without a mistake for 5 minutes too!!! i'd be toast without midi! thanks for the kind words!
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scofugate said 2346 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Karen!
Sorry I have been away for so long but life pulls and tugs ya know...
This really moves me..the voicing, your playing is so amazing. We have spoke on and off about these troubles and this is a great way to escape. I love it Karen!!!!
CHEERS!!!!!!!
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magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
my dear scott
it's so great to see you here - yes, we have talked about it, and yes this is a great escape! thanks for the listen/comment - miss you!
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Carrie71 said 2346 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Waverly Lovin...
First let me say that I am sorry to learn that Waverly's lost his eyes. With that being said, it appears he is making his way! What a trooper!
Now, for the music...OMG Dani hit it on the head, hopeful indeed. This took me through a ride of emotions but had a determined to make it feeling!
I absolutely love your music and always look forward to hearing more! You are simply amazing!
magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
CARRIE!!!
thanks for coming over - it's an honor that you had a listen! you and gaylen are very special to waverly, so he especially appreciates it. you're the best carrie - love to you both!
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Alannah said 2346 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Well of course Karen .....
... beautiful as usual ... what can I say ???
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hey A!!!!
thanks my friend - you can say .... um ..... "more ", or wait, you could say "how about a nice big ??" or....or.....nevermind :D!
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jdholliday said 2346 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Very interesting story Karen
And I'm so glad he made it through that, such resiliance, sp.?
Anyway I hope all is well, sorry for being so disconnected here to have missed this, it's really very beautiful!
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magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
hi james
thanks for coming by
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FatherTime said 2346 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
piano traisping across the terrain
To be honest I wasn't quite up for the sad story I was starting to read above so I decided to listen and just focus on the music. There is a soft majesty to your playing and this composition. Enjoyed it, it suited my mood a lot.
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magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
howdy FT
oh, too bad you didn't read a tiny bit further - you'd know the story only STARTS sad - it ends HAPPY! Waverly rules and is doing great!
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Diviner said 2346 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Beautiful
Poor dog, but lovely owners so Waverly is blessed. Lovely piano piece, a joy as always to listen.
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magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
hi keith
so, what about that brain trade?? (thanks for coming by!)
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alexmoody said 2346 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
heart strings tugged..
found listening to this piece a really moving experience. just wanted to let you know! awe inspiring playing too, a million miles from my efforts. admire your talent a great deal
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magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
hi alex
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WharmtonRise said 2346 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Excellent
and beautiful. Waverly still has ears to hear your love for him.
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magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
hi andrew!
yes he does! thanks for coming by!
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Cleopatra said 2346 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Blind Love (piano solo)
Wonderful playing, my mom always played the piano, I tried to learn but never had the concentration, wish I had now. I play the guitar a bit these days but like writing and recording comedy. Love listening to piano music though. Very well played and a lovely composition. :) D
magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
hey cleo!
i REALLY enjoyed your upload this week - so glad you posted here! thanks for the kind words!
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guygrooves said 2345 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
My friend...
Some of the most valuable lessons in my life have come from dogs. They truly live in the moment. This piece is beautiful in every regard, and I expected as much. It is amazing how they "just move on" isn't it?
Peace
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magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
hi guy
yes, we could learn a lot from dogs! thanks for your support and friendship on MJ!
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JBurns said 2345 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
I'm so sorry
no one has bothered to comment on this beautiful piece (sarcasm). Its great absolutely brilliant. Thanks for sharing
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magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
hi jay
LOL - you crack me up!!! thanks for listening!
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jiguma said 2345 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Boy that was close!
Almost posted this week ;)
Typically beautiful stuff Karen - the video is a nice touch - we should do more with video here at MJ. Fascinating story about Waverly - makes you think doesn't it?
Cheers from Oz (and "woof" to Waverly),
Neil
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magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
hi neil
thanks for coming over to listen! i'll look forward to your upcoming post! glad you enjoyed that terrible video!
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finkeldink said 2345 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Karen rules
This is really wonderful Karen. Geez! You really rage on the piano.
Awesome as usual! :D
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hey FINK!
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damiengh said 2345 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
genius
Uplifting, hopeful, as always, coming from your core, at least that is what I've learned about you through your music over the years. Waverly is definitely in good hands for sure and so are we musically with the gifts you give us.
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magnatone said 2345 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
hi damien
thanks so much for coming over to listen! waverly might be lucky, but we are luckier!
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strangedream said 2345 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
Nice work, Karen
Wish I could play ANYTHING like that. Even the kazoo.
Ed Hannifin said 2345 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
Well, isn't THAT about...
...three or four different kinds of moving...

You have a facility, Karen, that I appreciate in you and a few other MacJammers, of composing and playing in a disciplined way that isn't stiff and rigid...Always a musical roll to it all...

I love the story. We lost our dog about a month ago, to a tumor on the spleen, and in fact as I have been sitting here listening I've just been talked into a little jaunt to Connecticut to look at puppies...so dogs are very much in my mind as I come to this...

It is an extraordinary thing, I think, that music, and especially instrumental music, can have love in it, but it can and it does and there you go...

In fact, as I come to think about it, there is a quality of love in the music of all my favorite MacJammers....worth thinking about, for me...and not sappy love, either....

Glad I finally got here for a listen...

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ramonaji said 2345 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
Musician's Musician
that is you. So beautiful.... every note is felt.
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Cameron said 2345 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
Touching Story
Karen, your account of Waverly's journey -- and yours along with it -- is very touching and inspiring. Your music matches it very well. I particularly like the harmonic twists and turns, and the ending signifies not the END of the journey, but things yet to be.

Lovely concept and performance!
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JAB24 said 2345 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
Blind Love
Karen, Wonderful, Wonderful! Music sure is a beautiful language. You are very Gifted.Thank you for sharing !
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VicDiesel said 2345 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
Pensive
Sadness and hope both shine through in this piece. And your piano playing is flawless as always.

Much enjoyed.
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paul f. page said 2344 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
Modulations...
...around 3:00 are really nice, Karen. You get through those accidentals like a pro and with such delicate ease. Just marvelous playing throughout, and a composition that wags its happy tail from the first note onward, pausing now and again to inspect a little foreign territory, and then drifting comfortably back to the original theme. Your playing is crisp and precise throughout. And while the forthcoming orchestration will no doubt be a great listen, this solo piano number stands on its own without further embellishment. (How did you get that mirror effect on the video? Liberace would be proud of you!!!) The ivory sounds great in the mp3 recording. So pleasant to listen to such finely written and performed music.
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Cori Ander said 2344 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
Your story
touch me deeply. Especially as listening to your music while reading. Such a fantastic dog. And I understand why you're planning orcestration of the piece. It is a deeply beautiful piece. Thank you for letting us download!
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Cori Ander said 2344 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
And the movie
is much much better than I expected after your description. Well not the perfect sound but it is all there, such a great composition!
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WeatherReport said 2344 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
Blind Love (piano solo)
This is the finest song on piano I've heard for a looong time. Gets really really emotional at times. I really loved the way you expressed all kinds of feelings you went through. Thanks for sharing this beautiful one.
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tf10music said 2343 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
as always
perfectly executed. This is very well thought out and immediately engaging -- I continue to marvel at your ability to compose catchy yet erudite melodies.
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Godchaser said 2343 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
what a story....
as well a perfect solo piece to capture the emotions and lengths many will go to preserve life-be it man or beast-lovely tune and i too like the mirror effect in your vid and the wooded area and trunk of river rock is a great addition to the picture-thanks for sharing the whole process Karen
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racerat said 2343 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
Blind Love
What a great doggie mommy you are! I am so touched, both by the piece as well as the story. What an amazing journey. We have two 100lb shepherds, one who has had a myriad of medical issues her whole life, so I feel your pain and admire your commitment. They bring us so much, how can we not do all we can for them? Kisses to Waverly, and kudos to you for such a marvelous piece and for showing such love.
RR
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rok41 said 2343 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
Blind Love
I have been away from MacJams for a couple of weeks and I am thrilled to return to this wonderful masterpiece. You freaking kill me! It's not only the note choices that are wonderful, but it is the grand use of dynamics in your playing that really draw me in. As always, thank you Kar, and I am in awe. C
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KCsGROOVE said 2343 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
lovely pianopiece
a sad story about your dog, but the music is very joyful, Karen
Amazing, the way you play the piano
Fav and download!
KC
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SerenaS said 2343 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
Sit up and beg for more music
I'm hearing so many moods in this ... from playful frolicing to cautious investigation. Particularly like the lower register and the changes as they enter make me 'sit up and beg' for more :)
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TracyVosh said 2343 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
Magical Waverly
How awesome it is to watch you play!! Incredible piece and especially to hear the heart wrenching story behind it. True buds stick together through thick and thin...it must be quite the transition for all of you. This is truly touching Karen...very much enjoyed!!

Love the thumbs up at the end.
michaeljayklein said 2343 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
Superb
What else can I add that has not been said already?!! I'm thinking but nothing's happening (this is not unusual for me even under the best of circumstances anyway!) Beautiful work, loved the knuckle cracking bit at the start of this video and may you two and Waverly have many happy years left together. We had a terrier that lost her vision and while it was not always easy to deal with, I think we grew to love her even more. In fact, Stephen and I both agree that if we get another dog (I hope Farina doesn't read this), it will be one with a handicap of some kind. Dogs are such brave and beautiful creatures--I know Waverly will be fine. Thanks again for making such beautiful music! Take care now, Michael
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867-5309 said 2343 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
that's you !
nice wind up too -
you should have taken a bow or curtsey !!
are those you fists ? of course at the end ?!
good performance !!! way
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Mike_Lynn said 2342 days ago (June 22nd, 2011)
A Touching Song
Sorry to read the story, a very touching one. Waverly is certainly lucky to have a great master, that's you.

Great songwriting & performance.
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sheilad said 2341 days ago (June 23rd, 2011)
I wish
I would have had this on my ipod this morning as I traveled home from the airport at 4:30 am, marveling at the beauty of the world as it awakes (nothing like summer solstice in Canada... beautiful sunshine filled skies before 5 am). Such a wonderful tribute to a special part of your family.
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Stinvurger said 2340 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Talented Composer
A wonderful peace! I've been playing piano for over a decade, so I can appreciate a good piano solo, and this definitely is one! Uplifting and beautiful. Thank you for the lovely music.
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FEEL said 2340 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
you're right
I can close my eyes and love this.
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Lightman- said 2336 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
Nice
Nice music... I hope your dog is happy... You've made it into art, good work....
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DWL said 2332 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Loved the video
Clipping or not!

A wonderful piece Karen. Sorry I'm so late.

Cheers

Dick
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TobinMueller said 2326 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
The Piano Woman
I just listened again and enjoyed how the falling bass reminded my of The Piano Man. I'm going to my new piano now to play it...!
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billykirsch said 2322 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Karen
The music and the story go together like one single thing. I feel the despair and the hope and the love coming and going. Deeply felt.
Wonderful beings our little companions: every once in a while they give us a lesson like if they were reincarnated kung-fu masters in disguise.

Love the video; you seem so relaxed while the sound is so huge. Awesome how you played it all in one take. The best part is when the camera starts to shake as the music goes in crescendo.

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neil ice said 2322 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Wow
Haven't visited for a while and the first thing I hear is this. Thank you. And as a sucker for furry friends - albeit feline ones - this is a heartwarming story.
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Char said 2318 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
It doesn't take eyes
to see all the important things in life. So much love and care was put into this. Karen, this is a treasure. You, my friend are a gift. Waverly is a lucky dog. I am sure he knows it. I'm glad I found this, finally. This is wonderful. Thanks.
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lengold said 2308 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
Lovely composition
and beautifully played.
Great to here how well Waverly has adapted.
Cheers
Len

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dancedivine said 2304 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Gorgeous.
Absolutely beautiful composition.... and what a sweet story, too. I love this... I think I could sit and listen to you play the piano all day.
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Silky5 said 2302 days ago (August 1st, 2011)
Other senses become keen...
It is possible for the brain to literally see with the other senses since we found out that all our senses are processed in the same place. You convey a journey indeed here. I especially like the harmony arpeggio triplets and it gives this journey a classical traditional feel complete with ups and downs. Lovely. Give Waverly a hug from us!
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SCJohnson59 said 2301 days ago (August 2nd, 2011)
I thought ...
I commented on this already, I already have it on my phone ... I will just say this(and I've said this before to you)... George Winston better check his rearview mirror ... this is absolutely STUNNING!
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Philip18 said 2301 days ago (August 2nd, 2011)
Blind Love
What a delightful lightness you get into this tune - it is full of joy and promise and lovely lilting phrases. It can be difficult with animals to know what's the right thing to do but it looks like your decision has given you and Waverly more good times together. Beautiful.
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Corporal Beef said 2299 days ago (August 3rd, 2011)
Blind Love
What an touching story, Karen. Thanks so much for sharing it. I'm so happy Waverly is adjusting. Animals are amazing, and I'm so happy he had you for an owner, so that he could have the chance for happiness.

This piece of music was absolutely remarkable. It was the best piece I've heard from you thus far (granted, I haven't heard much of your older stuff). It was played with such tenderness and feeling; it really moved me. It was melancholy, yet hopeful, and I loved how the end doesn't actually resolve itself, highlighting all the emotions you have been going through.

I'm sorry I didn't get to hear this sooner. Thanks for posting.
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Slashh! said 2298 days ago (August 4th, 2011)
Delightful tune well played.
And a very cool reflection on the piano.
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ste said 2297 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
sorry
so late to this. was getting married in the uk. lovely bit of writing from you once more. nice warm piece and musically interesting. i like how you come back to the theme just before 3min. very nice work!
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MurphyMusic said 2296 days ago (August 7th, 2011)
WOW
There is just something very beautiful and soothing about your playing here that is hard to describe. Beautiful work, its very romantic piece in an amazing way that you should be proud of. Its like a fleeting moment in time where love is found.
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PeterB7858 said 2295 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
In praise of pets...
Hi Karen. Missed this one completely during my early days in hospital. Glad I decided to check back in on some of my favourite MJ artists and found this. It has a positive, uplifting feel that seems filled with hope of a successful outcome. Our old labrador, Tess, had a stroke about 18 months ago and we were resigned to lose her but she slowly, slowly, regained her balance and some of her earlier playfulness and is probably back at 90% (for a 14+ year old dog). Thanks for the wonderful posting. Regards, Peter.
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phyllomania said 2292 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Lovely, moving
Beautifully done, Karen. Really like the melodic flow of this piece, and the write-up on Waverly added interest for my otherwise musically-impatient dog, Honey-Bear.
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Cheeto said 2292 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Four Words...
BEA U TI FUL....I absolutely love...LOVE this song!! Thank you for putting it up on here for us to enjoy!!
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shakthi said 2287 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Touched !!!
The music and the playing was awesome but the story behind it makes it touching !!!!
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btransue said 2287 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Wonderful piece
Beautiful.
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aRcTip said 2284 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Blind Love
WOw, I must the last person here to hear and like this, dunno how I could have missed it. Beautiful story and composition. Especially the part at 2:50 had me go back and listen again several times. Magnificent!
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jibes said 2281 days ago (August 22nd, 2011)
Your song and story
...melts my heart! The work of a true pro!
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PockBluesman said 2274 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
havent got the words
Karen what can I say your an inspiration to us all. beautiful just beautiful. Keep well Rick (PBM) x
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Hydrogen3 said 2273 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
as always!
absolutley beautiful Karen!
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SomeMadGirl said 2273 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
love it.
It starts out playful and sweet, but there are moments of real sentiment and emotion in there. The middle is on the fence...you don't know if there's going to be a happy ending or not....then it bursts forth with the happy theme again. It perfectly conveys the 'roller coaster' you talked about. I love this song!! It feels like a big warm musical hug...just for Waverly.
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Mackie said 2272 days ago (August 31st, 2011)
This is just awesome!
The touch on the piano is so good! The song impressed me very much to! Really, really cool!
/Felix
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scaustrita said 2267 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
Creative
Outstanding performance!

:: Beautiful ::
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UnderThePianoMan said 2262 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
Uplifting…
with shades of Mozart to my ear. Love this Karen. It's delightful and your story about your little Waverly is heartwarming and fascintating.
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shazbotgreens said 2255 days ago (September 17th, 2011)
Blind find
I use the sweat little creature lost and finding itself against recognition for the song as a starting point. I find myself encapsulated by the sound. Somewhat blinded searching. It fits the relevance quite perfectly, and the dog sees perfectly.
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JDV3 said 2237 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Delightful
Thank you for your music.
DWL said 2234 days ago (October 8th, 2011)
I was away
when this was posted.

Beautifully done Karen. Perfect for a sad but inspiring story.

Thanks for sharing

Dick
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H3nry said 2222 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Dogs adapt.
Our Zoey has gone blind in the last month too. She gets around fine, though I didn't notice her "mapping", since her loss was gradual due to cataracts. I knew she was fully blind when I could drop a treat in front of her and she wouldn't snap it up until I tapped near it so she could hear.

You're lucky to have a Boston Terrier. Of all the dogs we've fostered, my favorite was a Boston named Buddy. Unfortunately, Buddy had heartworms, and didn't survive treatment. How people can fail to care for their pets and then abandon them when they become sick...

Your piece is delightful. I can't add anything that hasn't already been said. I don't know how I missed it all this time. Give Mr. W an extra pat for me and one for Zoey.
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story_lori said 2222 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Nice!!
My first listen to your music....Really nice work, I very much enjoyed it!!
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thetiler said 2215 days ago (October 26th, 2011)
Thanks for such a
terrific sound. You have a natural happy sound. So glad a stopped to listen to such a beautiful happy sound!

Incredible description as well. Great ending! You got the works in there.
Incredible in so many ways!
Way to go Magna !
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Wyoming said 2209 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Blind Love
What a wonderful piece. This is the first piece of yours that I have listened to. A great introduction to a human that is music. Inspiring
Thank you.
J.A.Stewart said 2180 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Dogged Determination
Spared of human emotions, animals don't wallow in self-pity when life obstacles come their way... they just adapt and carry on with their lives the best they can.

I went through similar circumstances with an elderly peek-a-poo a few years back. It's heart-breaking to have to see them go through these challenges, but it's apparently harder on us than it is on them. ;)

Your composition is filled with a variety of emotions, displaying your unique skill as somewhat of a *musical journalist* who reports their experiences through the black-and-white medium of a piano keyboard.

But as has been previously noted there is a clear underlying element that runs throughout this piece — a buoyant hopefulness. Perhaps this buoyancy is something Waverly himself communicated to you at a subconscious level.

Whatever the case, thanks for another remarkable musical *read*. It's always a pleasure to hear your work. ;)


--- Joe
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Sudra said 2176 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
First....
....I love hearing about process and context in regards to songwriting.
Secondly - you MUST make a video of your blind pooch going about his routine with this music in the background. It's so optimistic yet contains hints of sadness and acceptance in it - so much so that you had this 280lb maintenance man in tears about halfway through. Might have something to do with my state of mind (I lost my father last week).
But bravo! Beautiful and stirring. :.)
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abzwork said 2174 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
Blind Love..
This is so magnificent..so tender and comforting..I am blown away...your craftsmanship paces my breathing, its an incredible ride here, I thank you for this big, big smile...:):):)peace
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Franciscus_Henri said 2172 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Blind love
my mini shnauzer has just left me after 11 years
and this is just so poignant. I have to admit that I prefer this over the very maginficent
orchestral version. Would you consider a slower version..I don't why this comes to mind ..just does.
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alfredthepelican said 2097 days ago (February 22nd, 2012)
hi karen
I haven't been here for a while so just catching up- what can I add after all these comments- but I have downloaded this lovely music inspired by a painful circumstance,
thanks
Mark
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sschedra said 2061 days ago (March 29th, 2012)
Karen
I always marvel at listening to you play. Hands, keys, foot and pedals meld to a seamless expressive tool that you use so well. The subtleties of your skill always amaze me. I have listened to this piece and the orchestral version several times now and they are both magnificent! I will comment on the orchestral version separately. I lust after your left hand (did that make you blush? LOL). You seem to be able to paint your images so effortlessly. The story line is just heart wrenching. All of us who have pets can identify so strongly. These little strangers come into our lives and, especially dogs, love us so unconditionally. Very heart warming and the song is a testament to your amazing talent.
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