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Autumn


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djdrshaman

 Genre: New Age

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Description
Cascading whole-tone chord clusters paint a picture of falling leaves riding a benevolent fall zephyr... There are subtle jazz elements ingrained in the melodic construction, which lends the piece a subtle "Tin Pan Alley" flair. Romance, wonder, staying in the moment... these are the thematic elements that inspired this composition. And with fall subtly hovering in the air, I thought it appropriate to share this paean to the cider season. Enjoy!
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Hits: 3994
Comments: 23
Fans: 8
Plays: 219
Downloads: 158
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Sep 16, 2007 - 08:52:43 AM
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2013 - 12:42:37 AM Last Played: Apr 28, 2019 - 10:39:58 AM
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Hardware:
This was recorded on a Bosendorfer grand.
Software:
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Comments
said 4323 days ago (September 16th, 2007)
Full of Feelings !
Jose this is beautiful romantic piece .. the piano sounds grand and really lovely notes you played ! So nice to see you back ! I really enjoyed this piece
Very wonderful work my friend

Take Care
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
djdrshaman said 4323 days ago (September 16th, 2007)
thank u
yemen - i appreciate the kind words . yes i always play with feeling, and i write out of pure feeling - i am glad you felt something.

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Feter said 4323 days ago (September 16th, 2007)
Autumn
Sweet impression about autumn ,I can see how you
blend all these styles to your own .this is a very
fine playin my friend ..well done !!
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djdrshaman said 4323 days ago (September 16th, 2007)
thank you
i value your comments very much, feter - much respect for your talent also, my friend - talk soon

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said 4323 days ago (September 16th, 2007)
Swell
Very nice piece, Dr.; solidly played, and the recording is ace: the bottom end sounds rich even on my laptop speakers.
When did you record this?


djdrshaman said 4323 days ago (September 16th, 2007)
hi sonnyj
this was recorded one year ago - and miked with3 microphones - two akgc414b xls - one each over bass and treble registers of piano, and another to pick up the room's natural acoustic.- glad u enjoyed buddy

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Reinholt56 said 4322 days ago (September 17th, 2007)
Overall I enjoyed the piece...
Overall I enjoyed the piece as far as technique and playing were concerned.

The side where I wasn't so sure was the tune itself. It reminded me of a couple of old pieces of music (at least), 'It's Magic' and another piece that the title escapes me. It's too near these classic evergreens for me to appreciate this as a new composition, rather a medley with your improvisation filling in.

I've played too many old, evergreen tunes too many times to miss the phrasing, etc.. of these pieces.

Paul.
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djdrshaman said 4322 days ago (September 17th, 2007)
thx for commenting
I appreciate your taking the time. First of all, I don't even know what "It's Magic" is - and I know for sure that I did not plagiarize any tunes when I wrote this. The issue may be that it is a retro-stylized piece (30s, 40s Tin Pan Alley -- the age of the standards), which hearkens back to that era of "evergreens", as you so speak. The issue we have with tonal music in general, is that there are only so many combinations of harmonies which can be explored. The chordal structure is a bit Debussy, the harmonies a little "Gerswhin" - the sensibility is "New Age" in the Winston or Brickman sense - but the way in which I put it together is solidly my own. So thank you for not dogging my piece with a bad score- and for taking the time to write your thoughts to me. :) Peace

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guitapick said 4322 days ago (September 17th, 2007)
Aha!
I was wondering what make grand you had in your picture, there. What a fantastic sound!

Besides the fact that it's a great piece, Dr. Shaman, I also really like the fact that the composition and your interpretation allows the beauty and strength of summer to remain in the spirit of the music.

Really cool...I love it.

Bob
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djdrshaman said 4322 days ago (September 17th, 2007)
thx bob
i have so much respect for your talent and your support means a lot to me - i am so glad you were able to pick up on the "summer" in the "fall" - for there are always elements of dark and light in everything... thank you

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paul f. page said 4322 days ago (September 17th, 2007)
My two cents...
I enjoyed the soundscape and did not so much hear "evergreen" moments as I did an honest painting of your autumn picture. Who can argue with imagination? ... I personally found the sustain to cloud up your otherwise precise playing, but that, too, is more a matter of taste and very individual. The Bosendorfer is a sweet piano and it is nice to hear an acoustic one...I do have a thought about something you wrote: "The issue we have with tonal music in general, is that there are only so many combinations of harmonies which can be explored." First, I don't hear anything atonal with this composition. Second, once I think I know all the "combinations of harmonies," I fall into some new ones and am once again amazed.
I enjoyed hearing your beautiful piano music.
Peace.
Paul
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djdrshaman said 4322 days ago (September 17th, 2007)
thx paul
thank you for your affirmation of individuality in my piece - much appreciated - and i love the bosendorfer also (obviously) - Who can argue with imagination? Indeed, no one - and nothing is impossible.

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Estella said 4322 days ago (September 17th, 2007)
beautiful
very impressed with your composition. makes me feel all dreamy :)
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gail60 said 4317 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
beautiful!
You did another excellent job here. Very pretty song. You have such a way with those ivories, so easy to listen to and enjoy. Thank you for sharing!



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Ibstrat said 4317 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Beautiful
Wonderful composition and beautiful playing.As a guitarist I am envious of some of your chord voicings-I think I need a 15 string guitar!
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Diviner said 4316 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Beautiful
Well done, you have really captured an image of autumn really well. You are really skilled onthe piano and your talent for expression is impressive. I like the meandering joy in the track, as if you are walking in a park on a sunny autumn day and kicking up the leaves. This track has got an almost cinematic film scoring quality to it. Very nice.
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said 4316 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
I miss autumn
you captured the feel very nicely. You got good chops excellent!
racerat said 4316 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
fall
Hey Dr.
I moved form the east coast 2 years ago, and I miss Fall somethin' aweful. This brought back the swooning feeling I got trompin through the orange and reds in Woodstock. Thanks you. Oh, also very well recorded....Oh, also, like your new icon!
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djdrshaman said 4315 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
thx racerat
i am so glad my work allowed you to reconnect with that lost feeling. thx buddy

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drakonis said 4316 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
what is the sound of Autumn?
Not sure, but somehow you did seem to capture an auburn crisp shadow in the music, rich wisps of whirling leaves on the sidewalk... intriguing! I like it, sort of jazzy, snippets of tunes blowing by, but mostly just a collage of oranges and browns boldy blowing through. Magnificent playing, smooth composition, and a nice satisfying ending. And with a great recording too... pianos are notoriously tough to mic, this sounded rich and full (the fact that it was a Bosendorfer doesn't hurt either, sheesh, you lucky guy!)
ttfn,
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said 4305 days ago (October 4th, 2007)
wowwwwwwww
this is one of the most achingly beautiful piano pieces i have ever heard, exquisitely performed.
i bow - repeatedly.
anne
djdrshaman said 4300 days ago (October 9th, 2007)
thx anne
i am so glad you were moved by my piece! this makes my heart ache when i play it too
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Char said 2405 days ago (December 16th, 2012)
Your
composition sounds new and familiar at the same time. I recognize a build up set of notes to something but then you go in a different direction. It must be gratifying to be able to play so well. Autumn's loss is celebrated in bold, rich color. One must appreciate that. Thanks.
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