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California Surf


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Enrique Gil

 Genre: Classical

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I composed this song tonight enjoying a nice and quiet evening before the New Year. I just imagined the night surf while sitting by the sand in Crystal Cove. It is a beautiful place.
I may have taken some ideas from Tchaikovsky towards the end of the tune but I am sure he would not mind.
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Comments: 12
Fans: 4
Plays: 140
Downloads: 161
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Dec 31, 2006 - 04:18:53 AM
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2007 - 01:07:43 PM Last Played: Jun 27, 2019 - 12:42:11 PM
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Yamaha CVP-98
Software:
Logic Express
Comments
Reinholt56 said 4580 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
A nice tune...
The piece is very competantly played and it evoked black and white silent movies in my minds eye. It told a story in many small parts.

There seemed to be a bit of a kerfuffle around the three minute mark. As though your mind strayed at that point in the playing.

The various sections fitted each other very well.

I think that Tchaikovsky will rest easy.

Take care.

R.
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Enrique Gil said 4578 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
Thanks
Agree with the slow down section...but I was improvising live and could not stop....may be next time
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Reinholt56 said 4577 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
Hi Enrique
Thanks for replying to my earlier comment.

I now understand why I had the feeling of this tune being varied themes/atmospheres, flowing into each other, in an almost spontaneous way. It WAS!!

I think that your improvisation skills are excellent and your musical style/technique are some of the best here on MJ's.

Have a great 2007.

R.

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said 4580 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Lovely!
Nice one Enrique. Somehow it echoes my melancholy mood this New Year's Eve. Pretty yet pensive this. Many thanks!

Happy New Year friend!



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Enrique Gil said 4578 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
Hi Amagi
Thanks for your comments. good to hear from you again.
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DWL said 4578 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
I'm in awe
of anybody who can just play the piano anyway and this is really good. Lots of movement and variation. Not sure that Californian Surf comes to mind as it has a very European feel stylistically.

I liked it.

Cheers

Dick
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Enrique Gil said 4578 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
I am glad you liked it
good to hear from the other side of the Atlantic. Look forward to go back and visit again. Thank you.
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Bowman said 4574 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Variations
Starts out with a Joplin ragtime feel to it then you take this lovely theme through a half dozen different variations some quite beautiful. Didn%u2019t hear the Tchaikovsky but I did like it. Well done Enrique.
-Bowman

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Enrique Gil said 4548 days ago (February 2nd, 2007)
Hi
Thank you for your encouraging comments. Good to hear from you.
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mtriviso said 4571 days ago (January 9th, 2007)
You Play Very Well
This is very nice to listen to. Your skill on the piano is well developed. I wish I could play one tenth as well as you.

Hearing tunes like this one is inspiring.
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Enrique Gil said 4548 days ago (February 2nd, 2007)
Hi Mike
I am glad you liked it. Thank you.
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david.sfinzi said 4412 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
Lovely Piece
and what a range for improv!
I have just been listening to a few of the pieces, and to me, this is the nicest sounding from a recording point of view: Piano is bright and clear.

From other posts, I inferred that Ivory was a piano lib, which I just found and read about. Looks like it goes on my equipment wish list. (I use LE and Orch Jam Pack, and I have found the Steinway piano to be quite good--it plays much better than I do!)

(As far as what country the Surf hails from, I think that our California water has mixed many times with that on the beaches of Italy and Ireland, and has therefore been duly influenced. Certainly it is among the most beautiful in the world, and capable of inspiring beautiful music.)
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Music was my first love. it still is. I have rediscovered music and time flies when playing my piano. My heroes: Bach, Chopin, Beethoven and Vivaldi. Seeing Handel's burial place at Westminster Abby brought tears to my eyes, and look with great ant... [see more]

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