One of my favorite Hendrix pieces. A few weeks ago, one one of the piano forums I follow, someone posted a great video of a Jimi Hendrix song he did an arrangement for on piano/keyboards. It reminded me...a while back I started to learn this piece, but then put it down for whatever reason. (yes, I have the attention span of a gnat at times) So after seeing his great rendition, I was inspired to put this together. This is also my first attempt at playing bass, drums and guitar in the same piece. Frankly, my guitar and drum skills need lots of work, but since I've only been playing drums for a few weeks and guitar for a few months, I won't fire myself just yet.
Sometime in the late 70's - probably around 79 I bought my first electric Piano. As part of learning how to play the piano (instead of organs ans synths that I was used to) I started playing a number of different songs - one of them was this piece by Kansas. It was one of my mom's favorites. I haven't played it since then. When mom passed away last month, I decided to relearn it. This is a very different arrangement/version than I used to play. Much better I hope. I think she would have liked this. I regret not putting this together a while ago so she could have heard it, but here it is now.
I took the same recording of the piano and added strings, woodwinds, brass etc. Also did a little experimenting with picture in picture video. I videoed my performance of some of the other instruments.
This is one of those little pieces that just struck me the first time I heard it and stuck with me ever since. After watching the movie several times; I finally broke down and bought the soundtrack just for this couple of minutes of music. It's a very simple but pretty piece and it's very relaxing to play and listen to. This is my piano arrangement of it. I'll probably do an orchestral version with strings; horns etc. a little later. Hope you enjoy.
I've been working with my old friend Greg Noga, helping to record some of his music. It was my honor to be a part of this piece featuring the lovely Ms. April Anderson. She's got a great voice and is a pleasure to work with.Greg's studio is Basque Studios located in the Saito resort in beautiful California overlooking the gorgeous rolling hills and distant city skyscrapers. Special thanks also goes to Chez Sandie - Executive Chef at Saito for the fine cuisine prepared and provided to the musicians and staff at Basque.Vocals - April AndersonBass Guitar, Drums - Erik ZantoppAcoustic Guitar - Greg NogaCello - Peter YarboroughBouzouki - Michael KutulasKeyboards - Chris HuebnerBackup Vocals - Joanna Jochner, Greg NogaCopyright 2012 - Greg NogaRecorded at Basque StudiosEngineered by Erik Zantoppwww.gregnogamusic.com
This is from the Musical Jesus Christ Superstar. I've loved all the music from this play since I was about 13 and our 8th grade class did a performance of it (lip synced to the record - pretty hoaky). After all these years I still remember most of the words and always watch it when ever it's played on TV (not often enough).All the parts were played by me - of course the piano and all of the orchestration. I do everything by live performance - first recording the piano track, then the various other parts each, one at a time. I used a ROland Fantom G8, Roland XP-80 and Korg M1Rex for all the orchestra parts. I use Sonar 7 for recording everything.I really enjoyed making this and think I'll be doing other pieces from JCS. Hope you enjoy it too. Thank you for watching and listening.
From the White Rock album (a favorite of mine). This piece is very soothing. I'm told that when Rick was working on the soundtrack he forgot to compose a piece for the ice skating event(s). Once he realized that he put this together on the spot so-to-speak. I don't know of that's true, but whatever - it's a beautiful piece. I play it a little slower than the original. It sounds better to me that way - maybe because it's just the piano. In any case, I hope you enjoy my arrangement of i
This Video was made for the Azrael's Wish Foundation. The music is titled "Azrael's Wish". I wrote it for the foundation.Azrael is the three year old daughter of a friend of mine. She was born with galactosemia.A couple of months ago, a very well known foundation had agreed to send Azrael and her family to Disneyland. This foundation is known for doing things like this. Arrangements were being made - then they suddenly backed out, saying that Azrael didn't meet their requirements. The fact that they told her family "it was a go" and then reneged upset several of us. A friend from Facebook posted that Melissa (Azrael's mother) should start her own foundation. I posted the same. Within a week, Azrael's Wish Foundation was born and started to raise money. Sponsors have come on board to help. My modest contribution is this music.If you can, please donate. You can visit www.azraelswish.org to learn more. Any amount is welcome.Thank you.
This is another one of those pieces that always brings me peace when I play it. i find it very soothing and relaxing. It's from the No Earthly Connection album. This is my arrangement.This is another "re-do". I've tweaked the audio a little more and am getting happier with the piano sound. Also figuring out some video settings and issues. Part of that was to dump windows movie maker. I got tired of things being squished.
I've been working on this piece off and on and in different formats for probably two years now. Originally started working on my piano arrangement (what this is), but was then approached by my youtube friend drdigital to do a version where i just played the keyboard part. It all started well enough, but then I got sidetracked with some personal/family issues and never got back to that format. I shelved it for a while, but then finally started working on my arrangement of it again. So here it is.
The other day I got an e-mail from a friend letting me know why I hadn't heard from him for a couple of months. One of the reasons is his daughter gave birth to a baby girl in June. Then in September, her baby passed away from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Needless to say, this was a tragedy beyond belief for their whole family.He asked me to compose a piano piece in memory of Aryiana. Before I could start typing "yes, of course I will" I started to hear the tune in my head. This video is me playing Aryiana's Song.I probably never would have met or known Aryiana, but now I feel like she's touched my life. I'm going to post the video I made of me playing her song on my various pages youtube, facebook etc. So now even though none of us met or knew her, she will have touched all of our lives in some way.
This is my arrangement for piano of Quentin's song. I play it a bit slower than the original version and substitute a few chords/harmonies that work in this version. I hope you like it.This is an original piece written by Quentin Caine Llorente. One of the best song writers it has been my privilege of knowing and playing music with. Quentin is currently performing with his band "We're Friends" in the Sacramento, CA area. For information about Quentin, We're Friends and upcoming shows, check out his website: http://www.we-re-friends.zoomshare.com/ . You can also check themn out on myspace.com: http://www.myspace.com/werefriendstrio . Quentin's page on myspace.com is here: http://www.myspace.com/quentincainellorente .
This is an original piece written by Quentin Caine Llorente. One of the best song writers it has been my privilege of knowing and playing music with. Quentin is currently performing with his band "We're Friends" in the Sacramento, CA area. For information about Quentin, We're Friends and upcoming shows, check out his website: http://www.we-re-friends.zoomshare.com/ . You can also check them out on myspace.com: http://www.myspace.com/werefriendstrio . Quentin's page on myspace.com is here: http://www.myspace.com/quentincainellorente .Remember When is such a beautiful song. one of Quentin's best. This is my arrangement of it for Piano. I hope you like it.