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The Trick


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paul f. page

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The Trick was playing this number because it feels like 6/8 but is actually all 4/4. A bit disconcerting, but I hope enjoyable to hear nevertheless. I invoke two principles here: 1) the "rule of Bud" — 3 minutes and out; 2) less-is-more — just trying for the essential notes and nothing else.
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Uploaded: Apr 22, 2014 - 03:41:49 PM
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2014 - 03:43:13 PM Last Played: May 06, 2017 - 03:36:48 PM
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Bowman said 1305 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
This
almost begs to take off with great flourish yet is contained with disciplined grace.
I like this a lot Paul.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Philip18 said 1305 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
The trick
Delicate playing. Dancing melody. Delightful flow and varied touch. Beautiful work, Paul.
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Fire_Angel said 1305 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
More baroque influences.
And the subtle touch that we've come to expect. Beautifully composed and played.
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rok41 said 1305 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
The Trick
I like the pace of this one, Paul - never rushed. Once again your touch in the higher register is flawless - It doesn't get much better than this.
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DWL said 1304 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
The right rules
Clarity is exceptional. Beautiful playing as I'd expect!

Another for the download collection.

Cheers

Dick
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DWL said 1304 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
The right rules
Clarity is exceptional. Beautiful playing as I'd expect!

Another for the download collection.

Cheers

Dick
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sammydix said 1304 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
if there's
such a word for "sophisticated playful", that would be the adjective i'd use here. sounds whimsical with intent.
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FEEL said 1304 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
Mighty fine playing
It sounds great through the car stereo.
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PeterB7858 said 1304 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
The Trick
The "trick" is to be an MJ member and get access to music of the highest quality, such as this. Just wonderful, Paul. Thanks, Peter.
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Doug Somers said 1304 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
I liked this right away
But I couldn't comment until I had heard it at least 5 times along with the score. Why? This is like a delicious group of tapas dishes and the complexity must be savoured to be fully appreciated.

Firstly, it's interesting the impact of the two voice introductory passages (less is more!) which have the space to convey a lot with a little. In fact you don't break into harmony until bar 25 and it comes in so naturally that the transition doesn't seem used for its own effect. There is also this interesting syncopation that comes and goes that reminds me a little of the cuban Guajeo pattern although to completely different effect. Bar 46 just before the pause is a cool idea since it sounds like 45 would be more or less complete - but no.

I will admit that the dotted eighth-sixteenth rhythm in bar 59 caught me off guard. You do repeat it enough that it sounds intentional to the ear, but I can't help thinking it's a little too angular to my ear for the rest of the flowing style. Just my biases. Also, is the score capturing what you play in 59-60?

There are lovely movements up and down the keyboard and the gentle human touch of rubato to make us feel the intimacy of your performance like it is being played just for each listener. And as a gift all is resolved gently and beautifully at the end.

Many thanks Paul. Another PFP gem for iTunes.


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Reinholt56 said 1303 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Hi Paul....
This piece, in a nutshell, is both simple and elegant. The three minute rule seems to work, although I for one could be happily lost whilst listening to your piano playing for a good deal longer.

There seemed a couple of moments where you were deciding where you wanted to go with the piece but the unexpected pauses (for me) did not detract from the listening experience. They were just a pause between phrases.

The listen was a very enjoyable listen.

Take care.

Paul
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davisamerica2 said 1303 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
A delightful listen!
Much enjoyed, Paul, as I knew it would be. Thanks for sharing. T
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Vic Holman said 1303 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
the trick
always enjoyable listening on this end. your fingers just dance along on the keyboard gracefully.
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grah3am said 1302 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Less is certainly more
I pick through my recordings for stuff I can excise, and it almost always makes things better. I think you have a (Randy) Newmanesque tune here, and it would be great to hear someone with a lovely voice complement it. It's excellent as it is, however.
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egobandit said 1302 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
ah Trickery in music
I say the more it tricks you the better, building it up and stripping it down to me it just flows but yes sometimes stripping away is vital to finding the melody just saying. Enjoyed this allot!
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Bob Rodgers said 1301 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
A
delightful piano piece Paul, this flows along very nicely with your delicate touch along the keys.
An excellent piece of music and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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TobinMueller said 1298 days ago (April 29th, 2014)
Essentials
Love the simple beginning and growing gentle variations. It has such a great balance between sounding well thought out and composed, as well as sounding like you are improvising the entire thing as a spontaneous reverie. Your music always calms me. Thanks for sharing this.
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Soundhound said 1293 days ago (May 4th, 2014)
The Trick...
To everything is to keep it simple, such a pleasant
formula of notes...
They all are harmonically connected in a relaxing way
that keeps your interest...

Nicely done ...Paul
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scaustrita said 1292 days ago (May 5th, 2014)
The Trick
You did it! counts out in 4/4 or 6/8
piano sound is flawless
excellent performance, noticeable by the dynamics.
i would sound like i was playing 5/4 but was counting out in 10/4
"the trick"

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