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Knifeless Mack


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Jarvoid

 Genre: Swing

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I don't know how to classify this ...it really is an indulgence...I set myself little challenges in life and this was one...and it was also a part of my trying to beat the "observed effect",you know the one when someone walks into the room where you are playing away quite magnificently (?) and suddenly you develoop ten more fingers ,twice the size of sausages and the fret/key/stops suddenly become all the same,frightening !.....you guys who are regular performers won't have this anymore probably but that is what I find....in order to beat this syndrome which I notice is equalled by switching on a microphone I tried to up the ante by turning a vid cam on myself and having it play back at the same time .....Hellfire it works too...first time I saw my ugly mug staring back at me I nearly gave up the Ackordeen before I had even started ...and some of you have braved the resulting footage .... still with me dear reader and potential listener,sorry if this is a ramble......so anyhoo,I thought I would set me another little challenge,which I believe is where we came in. That challenge was to play a tune ,improvisationally based on absolutely no knowledge of how it is played ....just by knowing the tune from hearing it about....and not to stop and stutter and start but to try and keep a flow going so that you get something vaguely listenable to, that is ,in my own sort of way a bit musical .....it occurs to me that I could actually have precis'd this by saying ...this is me
dicking around again ...I will post the footage when I have spliced the soundtrack on to it ...shouldn't take more than a coupla days.....Thanks if you are still here and still want to hear....I present "Knifeless Mack"....which is a clue as to what the tune should be.......and as the B Brecht original was born in 1928 that makes it 84 so it must be in some sort of public domain as a basic tune and this is in no way a cover....see I read the forums as well....


Update >> http://youtu.be/nQ5q_9BbiuM


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Plays: 43
Downloads: 32
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Uploaded: Mar 08, 2012 - 11:14:46 AM
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2012 - 10:29:51 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 06:48:55 AM
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gadzooks said 2051 days ago (March 8th, 2012)
Knifeless Mack
I know this tune! This is pretty cool ... has a boogie woogie tango feel to it. I think you're successful in making it flow ... the keys are clipping here and there but you get that live in the room feel. I think it's great that you are challenging yourself and I'm impressed with your keyboard playing.
Very entertaining with my lunch ... woah! ...5:08 ... nice expressive chromatic roll down the keys!
Cheers
SG
Did you do the illustration? Very funny!
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Jarvoid said 2050 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Hope it enhanced your
lunchtime satisfaction....damn the clipping ....trhat's a combination of differnt volume levels on the various outputs that I used to momitor and do the little mastering....which I suppose is my bad I should sort that out.
Thanks for the listen.

CJ
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falcef said 2051 days ago (March 8th, 2012)
Knifeless
A piano song a very good , no swing a rithm. A beguine .A melody a very good. Saluti
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Jarvoid said 2050 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
You're right ...
it is a beguine...doh I got it mixed up with something else I am working on when I was filling out the upload doodah...in fact I even reference Begin the Beguine for a bar or two .....I am such a twit...Thanks

CJ
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TvRicky said 2051 days ago (March 8th, 2012)
Quite a unique take. A bit Funky!
Real cool my friend. You had fun with this and the melody tells all. Wonderful rendition of a classic and popular tune performed by most of the greatest singers who have ever lived. Real cool baby!

A SincerelyZipped, TvrRicky
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Jarvoid said 2050 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Thanks buddy,the idea was to have
fun but also to try and keep under control the lack of control due to only knowing the tune to hum so the first notes are a fumble to find the tune and then work on it ........I wasa relieved and pleased to get thru and I lkie the result......even if I say so myself.

Thanks for dropping in.

Jarvo
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richard13 said 2050 days ago (March 8th, 2012)
Cool beans Chris
A couple of minor (no puns) slips but otherwise very, very impressive. Well, I'm impressed. Great improv on a familiar melody. And I'm impressed that you set yourself these challenges. Look forward to the vid. Downloaded, ta muchly.
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Jarvoid said 2050 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Thanks for the kind words Richard..
I also wanted to see if the Accordion playing had addedor removed any piano playing technique and I very much think that it has improved,certainly the right hand technique because I cannot see the flaming thing so that has helped...thanks for taking a copy ...I will let you into the secret of my magic needles that play mp3s ....one day............haha.

Cheers matey,

CJ
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abzwork said 2050 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
K.M....
Havin' a wonderful time here...I can taste your smile, excellent flava, main ballroom style mixx...I enjoyed every note, Big Smile City outing 4sure...:):):)peace
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Jarvoid said 2048 days ago (March 11th, 2012)
Hey Abz....
I just replied and the goofy thing did not post ....oh well,appreciate the listen tyhanks .

Jarvo
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davisamerica said 2050 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
so many words
just to finally get to a "hear" ... but that is symptomatic of what you were talking about ehh? Loving the live piano and look forward to the vid. See.... there is nothing that quiet does it like a live performance. This one is a keeper ... downloaded.
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Jarvoid said 2048 days ago (March 11th, 2012)
Hi mate,video
up at you tube and it aint pretty http://youtu.be/nQ5q_9BbiuM ,thanks for dropping in and giving this lunacy a try out...
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Philip18 said 2049 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
Knifeless mack
I like the feel of this one and your attack on the keys. Certainly has a live feel to it - should be a few pub sounds in the background. A few fuzzy bits in the recording of the notes, but still a happy piece of music. Much enjoyed!
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Jarvoid said 2048 days ago (March 11th, 2012)
As live a recording and as
untouched as you are likely to get....there is a fillum of this insanity in perpertation at you tube...http://youtu.be/nQ5q_9BbiuM
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DWL said 2049 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
Dickin around perhaps
(although I take exception to the term ;) )

but it all sort of holds together, just about.

An entertaining little diversion!

Cheers

Dick
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Jarvoid said 2048 days ago (March 11th, 2012)
OOOooops....
sorry about that ...well alright arseing about ...but that will probably offend someone called Arsenio....it nearly fell apart from the beginning and was constantly on the edge of doing so all throughout...http://youtu.be/nQ5q_9BbiuM
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Fredriksen said 2048 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
:)
Cool track. Nice pianoplaying. I like this a lot. :)
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Jarvoid said 2048 days ago (March 11th, 2012)
Hi Bjarne on the way
to you page I stopped ijn and here you are ....weird little world ,nice to see you thanks for dropping in and having a listen....

Cheers

Jarvo
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RochaMalhada said 2048 days ago (March 11th, 2012)
Tango?
hehehe - Oh, I wasn't the first to say that...

precious movie... :)

. - Harold

Oh, and you could embed the movie up there using the "Use old embed code" option on Utube


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Jarvoid said 2048 days ago (March 11th, 2012)
Ok....yes
I got it mixed up with another piece I am "working" on ....or at least working over !! and then I thought ih I change the genre in edit then falcefs comment won't make sense or be as funny as it is .....its a swingy beguiney tango then.


I'll try that embed trick as well....
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hackneybloke said 2048 days ago (March 11th, 2012)
mac
chris - i rarely read blurbs at the beginning of songs...but yours is priceless. you should be doing stand up comedy. i have the same psychological trauma problem by the way. the idea of performing my own songs in public....well it just wouldn't happen.
lots of alcohol helps.....but i packed that in 12 years ago...so it's just demons. this is so far away from mac the knife that i wouldn't worry. i'm typing as i listen....and you're still plinking away wonderfully. i blame english repression and control freak mother....you may have the same experience. keep pushing yourself :)
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Jarvoid said 2047 days ago (March 12th, 2012)
Ha ha ..
as far away from mac the knife ...love it...I think I managed to get one phrase spot on and the rest eluded me..... it is true about the observed effect though ....thanks for squandering precious moments of your life indulging in my nonsense..

Cheers

Jarvo
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Symphony101 said 2047 days ago (March 12th, 2012)
Knifeless Mack
Great performance man, kudos !
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Jarvoid said 2047 days ago (March 12th, 2012)
glad you enjoyed Yves
Thanks for stopping by and having a look/listen.

Jarvo
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Narad said 2047 days ago (March 12th, 2012)
Knifeless Mack
Lol ! So funny ! Thanks for the hilarious moment with you ! And congratulations for this excellent performance on your keyboard ! :)
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Jarvoid said 2047 days ago (March 12th, 2012)
Thanks very much....
lunacy it is indeed ,but I want to get the old keyboard a workout again
soon.........Cheers


Jarvo
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davisamerica said 2047 days ago (March 12th, 2012)
u lovely bastroid
.... i love the vid chris..... kill the heckler and buy a bowler... good one my insane lovely friend!
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Jarvoid said 2046 days ago (March 13th, 2012)
Bastroid....my new favourite word
read this late last night and got into trouble cos I bust out laughing and woke the Missus up....not good but all is well again in the homestead....great comment....and you know ...the bowler is not a bad idea.....

cheers

Jarvoid
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PeterB7858 said 2047 days ago (March 12th, 2012)
Climb every mountain...
Hey Chris, challenge conquered, no argument. Impressive improvisation and a priceless description. Enjoyed. All that was needed was for you to have a cheesy grin with pearly white teeth flashing at the camera for this to be legend status. Take care, Peter.
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Jarvoid said 2046 days ago (March 13th, 2012)
Thanks I had a bit
of fun with this,,,,hope you had as much fun viewing the shennanagins as I did producing it....mainly by touch and feel !!

Jarvoid
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Ibstrat said 2046 days ago (March 13th, 2012)
Your
feel on this is fantastic,maybe not perfect technique-wise but who cares it sounds great!
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Jarvoid said 2046 days ago (March 13th, 2012)
No not perfect technique....
I missed the end of the whole keyboard at one point.....it is obviously not a full 7 or 8 octavews and I do miss the high note ....I mean as in I regret I was such a cheapskate and bought this instead of something better....ah me .Well thanks for dropping in and having a listen......

Cheers

Jarvo
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neilh79 said 2046 days ago (March 13th, 2012)
Knifeless Mack
Ok so one of my favourite rat pack tunes given the Jarvo treatment! Liked this rendition a lot once you got it going. Well done!
Jarvoid said 2046 days ago (March 13th, 2012)
okay okay ....
I will learn a proper version ....it is a cool song ......I have a couple of pieces up my sleeve ....which makes it difficult to play anything at all actually.... I think I should just put them on the
music stand........

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TobinMueller said 2042 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
Tango boogie
A window into a moment in time. Kind of a tango boogie. Made my wife want to dance when she walked across the room as I was listening!
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Jarvoid said 2042 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
Thanks for that ..
it has made my day,not only another listener but some choreography as well,brlliant...and yes it got put in the swing genre by the pudding that drove the pedals that turned the fingers that hit the kys...me.

Cheers

Jarvoid

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Name: Chris Jarvis
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I have been here a little while now and have learned more in two years than in in the past thirty. I have seldom played to,or for others,being a reclusive 'bedroom' musician.So I had no idea how to present myself and the music that I play,hence I hav... [see more]

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