|'round the bend
|4th Impro. on changes of 'All the things you are'
|As my earlier version of Variations on the changes of 'All the things you are' seem to arouse some interest, I thought I would provide a couple more choruses along the same lines.
|A Gentle Touch
|A little romantic piano doodling.
|A few choruses in the blues idiom, illustrating a few of the many harmonic variations available.
|A little piano solo in the 'swing' idiom, not much heard these days.
|Don't run away
|After I had written this, I felt that the middle section had an unintentional but fleeting resemblance to a well known opera, does anyone else agree?
|A short piece of piano 'doodling'. I don't feel it justifies a real title.
|This piece features the flute, and as a point of interest, the flute part was played 'live' on my Roland Synth.
|A piano piece based roughly on a slow Baion tempo, just something a little different.
|Happy Birthday Take 1
|I thought I would have a little fun with the traditional 'Happy Birthday' song. This version is in fours, part 2 follows in 3/4.
|Happy Birthday Take 2
|'Birthday' in usual waltz time.
|Impro Body and Soul
|Another jazz classic which is an ideal vehicle for improvisation. I hope I have done it justice.
|Impro on changes 'Our love is here to stay'
|Just another indulgence in my favourite musical pastime.
|Impro on changes of Have You Met Miss Jones?
|One of my favourite standards, with a testing middle section. A good exercise for budding jazz enthusiasts.
|Impro on changes of 'Summertime'
|This one represents a bit of a challenge, in a minor key with some subtle harmonic shifts.
|Impro on changes of 'Tea for Two'
|'Tea for Two' has a pleasant set of harmonies, and a good vehicle for
a spot of improvisation.
|Impro. on changes of 'Green Leaves of Summer'
|'Green leaves of Summer' was one of the main themes from the film 'The Alamo', and is another ideal candidate for an improvisation'
|Impro. on the changes of 'Here's that Rainy Day'
|Another improvisation based on a really lovely old standard.
|Impro: "Deep in a dream"
|This is a beautiful old romantic song recorded by Sinatra,etc. Well worth a listenFind it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_dWa_cbrEE
|Improvisation on Fly Me To The Moon
|Improvisation on This Masquerade
|This Masquerade is perhaps one of the lesser known Carpenters songs, but it has a subtle blend of harmonies which I like. The result is rather wistful, but a nice change - (IMO of course). If anyone is interested, the original Carpenters version is available on YouTube.
|A short piece of piano nonsense.
|A little more traditional mood music.
|Let's go !
|A spot of mood music.
|A little mood music for piano.
|My daily 'doodles' on the piano usually end up in the bin, but on this occasion, I recorded the first few moments and felt the result was worth posting.
|Sadly, the use of interesting harmonic sequences in modern popular music seems to be rather lacking, so I tried to remedy the matter with this little offering.
|I felt it was about time I made another contribution so here is an experiment with unusual harmonic sequences in waltz time.
|The start of a full length piano rhapsody piece which I got bored with and so decided to finish after 2 1/2 minutes.
|Another little item for piano ----
|Another spot of mood music - I tend to run out of titles for my little items, any suggestions would be welcome.
|You've read the description - here's the music !!
|Another little offering in the 'mood music' tradition.
|A little light orchestral piece.
|Another minor offering from a slightly deranged musical brain.
|This is halfway between and original item and an improvisation on a well known drinking song.