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Satie At The Blue Note

Having relistened to a track I made called Gymnasia, I decided to pare it down to a piano solo. I used a Pianoteq Petrov grand preset and midi edited the piano part improving individual note volumes and a few doublestruck notes. It’s always satisfying to see the accumulation of multiple small changes produce a dramatic effect on the finished piece. The fewer distractions, subliminal or obvious, for the listener the better the overall impression.

It’s ironic that I may find myself returning to solo piano, even extracting the piano from old tracks and re-presenting the piano by itself, polished up and perfected to my best ability. Several have recommended this to me before, but the time may be right. Sometimes evolution is going backwards.

I realize my value to the forum as a creator has diminished because I no longer serve the purpose of advancing experience about new apps and techniques. That’s fine by me as I support the goals of @Michael ’s creation.

I will keep positing, of course, and commenting where I have something worth adding. I’m grateful to everyone here for the great help they’ve given me and the fun regularly provided with knowledge, advice, and humor. As to my endorphic aneeds to get heard and get some praise, ABF has gotten me to the point of 6000+ plays on SoundCloud in the last thirty days. Course, they’re probably a bunch of bots and truncated listens but it’s way up from the 1000 plays a month I’ve gotten for years, mostly from the forum. So, thanks again, pardners.

I think this is good and an interesting take on how Satie might have jazzed up his iconic pieces.

Comments

  • Thank you @LinearLineman. Listening to this song was a real pleasure for me. I wish I could play at least 10% of your level. Maybe in my next life.

  • edited May 19

    One of my favorite composers! You made it even better!!!!! Omg 2:04!!!!

  • Your piano solos, classical pieces, and jazz improvisation are some of the best reasons to visit the forum.
    I'm glad I stumbled across this place looking for anything about iOS music making. Otherwise I might never have found your music. I am truly glad you share your creations here.
    This piece is definitely one of the many things you have shared that I have enjoyed. I don't always comment because sometimes words are hard to find and I don't like to sound like I'm not being genuine.
    Thanks for sharing this and all your creativity.

  • Really nice piano solo. I like the minimal feel. Just enough to get the point across. I hear what you’re saying about new apps. I haven’t bought a new one in months. I have over a hundred. That should be more than enough! I am tempted to buy more, but I think I would rather spend the money on a nice bottle of wine. My favorite was from Spring Mountain vineyards. Yumm!

  • Bravo @LinearLineman, I love the contrasting dynamics in this.

  • McDMcD
    edited May 20

    So slow…. this is Gershwin (Light) Opera music for the death of a child. Deep and heart wrenching.

    Satie was a pixie by comparison.

    Either kick up the BPM so we can dance or re-name it to something:

    “Porgy, I Lost the Baby… Oops”

    Could make a good soprano companion to “Summertime” with a Porgy and Bess update to a “Disney For Adults” re-creation with some new tunes too… maybe AI generated to channel Gershwin like you did.

  • Meditative. Solo piano sounds good. 6000+ plays? wow.
    It's amazing to me how Satie never really seems that dated.

  • I listened to it earlier and actually dozed off while listening to it…

    Listening to it again, it definitely has some of the hallmarks of Satie, with some unexpected dissonances and never quite resolving fully when expected. Definitely has something else too, that makes it very unique, but I’m going to have to listen again before I can articulate what it is.

    I have a feeling I’m going to listen to this quite a few more times.

  • edited May 20

    Absolutely wonderful, this. Thank you.

  • edited May 20

    This is really really good, @LinearLineman . I have always most preferred your solo piano pieces, and Satie was one of my first musical loves, and remains so to this day, so this is a marriage made in Ronnie Scott’s as far as I am concerned. You have certainly captured the Satie vibe. Unironically would like to buy this one. Might you consider an album featuring this along with similar moody, slow, minimal melancholy?

  • @Svetlovska said:
    This is really really good, @LinearLineman . I have always most preferred your solo piano pieces, and Satie was one of my first musical loves, and remains so to this day, so this is a marriage made in Ronnie Scott’s as far as I am concerned. You have certainly captured the Satie vibe. Unironically would like to buy this one. Might you consider an album featuring this along with similar moody, slow, minimal melancholy?

    Titled “The Great Depression”? I do love music that helps with depression and for me that is the slow, moody, melancholy stuff. People without real depression think the music creates such feelings and go back to their dance music or exercise tracks. But bathing in pathos seems to inform me that I am not alone in these feelings and there are others… and in this case, they create art.

  • Thanks @filo01 @magnusovi @MadeofWax @Paulieworld @toneman88 @McD @Purpan2 @michael_m

    @Svetlovska yes, this will appear on the album after next. I’ll let you know. It will be all classical type stuff on the slower side.

  • Lovely. Satie is one of my favs and you've captured the moods of his music well.

  • Thanks for listening and commenting, @ecamburn. I appreciate it!

  • @LinearLineman said:
    Having relistened to a track I made called Gymnasia, I decided to pare it down to a piano solo. I used a Pianoteq Petrov grand preset and midi edited the piano part improving individual note volumes and a few doublestruck notes. It’s always satisfying to see the accumulation of multiple small changes produce a dramatic effect on the finished piece. The fewer distractions, subliminal or obvious, for the listener the better the overall impression.

    It’s ironic that I may find myself returning to solo piano, even extracting the piano from old tracks and re-presenting the piano by itself, polished up and perfected to my best ability. Several have recommended this to me before, but the time may be right. Sometimes evolution is going backwards.

    I realize my value to the forum as a creator has diminished because I no longer serve the purpose of advancing experience about new apps and techniques. That’s fine by me as I support the goals of @Michael ’s creation.

    I will keep positing, of course, and commenting where I have something worth adding. I’m grateful to everyone here for the great help they’ve given me and the fun regularly provided with knowledge, advice, and humor. As to my endorphic aneeds to get heard and get some praise, ABF has gotten me to the point of 6000+ plays on SoundCloud in the last thirty days. Course, they’re probably a bunch of bots and truncated listens but it’s way up from the 1000 plays a month I’ve gotten for years, mostly from the forum. So, thanks again, pardners.

    I think this is good and an interesting take on how Satie might have jazzed up his iconic pieces.

    You’re one of the reasons creations is as amazing as it is, this post only furthers the point with your humility, but thanks for your music (and at this point apps are secondary to their apt application and full usage) . A friend once told me a long time ago, learn to use the tools you have, they are probably all you need. I got to that point myself and all I’ll be really adding is some music because my opinions on apps could be disregarded by most

    Great piece

  • As a new piano player, I thoroughly enjoyed this. I am also going ‘full circle” at the moment and going back to minimal productions featuring piano, voice and very little else. I absolutely love music technology, but equally there is so much pleasure in going back to actually playing music.

    Your piece is so tastefully done, and sublimely beautiful. A real pleasure to listen to.

  • In a smoky room, where notes dance free,
    There sits a man, as wise as the sea.
    LL, with fingers that kiss the keys,
    Plays the jazz of life's deep mysteries.

    His melodies tell tales of love and strife,
    Each chord a chapter, a slice of life.
    With every bluesy crescendo's rise,
    He shares his wisdom, old and wise.

    A maestro of the piano's black and white,
    LL's tunes turn darkest days to light.
    His heart, a beacon, warm and bright,
    Makes souls feel good, through the night.

    In the rhythm of his jazzy heart,
    Lies the wisdom he imparts.
    For life, he says, is like his art,
    An improvisation from the start.

    So let the music guide your way,
    Through the lows and highs, come what may.
    For LL, the pianist, needs no score,
    In this jazz of life, there's so much more.

    LinearLineman's story is a reminder that life, much like jazz, is best when improvised, with a warm heart and an open mind.

  • Thank you for the kind words @yellow_eyez . lol, I’m humbled!
    You’re right @BillS there’s a desire for both. I got discouraged, eventually, with not being able to go beyond the old plink plunk. Thx to iOS I was able to break those bonds. Maybe now I’m not frustrated with
    the “limitations “. It’s pleasing again. To everything there is a season. Good luck with your piano journey!

    Thank you @rs2000 your poem is too kind. I wish I had that wisdom. Maybe after another 75 years!
    I’m very appreciative of our friendship and the events we’ve been through together. They were painful but they forged a bond between us. Maybe we will meet one day at @Daveypoo ’s house in Verona!

  • I'll put the kettle on!

  • How come no music from you @Daveypoo?

  • edited May 29

    @LinearLineman said:
    How come no music from you @Daveypoo?

    I've got 5 tracks in the can for the next album, but I've been practicing lately and it's been taking up my music time. I finally have all my instruments here and I've been working the muscles to get myself back in musical shape again. It's been giving me what I need and felt really good to just spend time with the instruments.

  • Lovely piece Mike. You know I’m a fan!

  • That sounds promising @Daveypoo. It must feel good to have left this absurd country behind.
    Thanks, @Edward_Alexander i hope all is well with you these days.

  • Mesmerizing…

  • Thank you @Schmotown. Appreciated!

  • Bathing in pathos is a great album title @McD 😊
    Beautiful track Mike, love the slow ones 🙏

  • 99.99% close to perfection. Like it was made for me only.

  • @jo92346 said:
    Like it was made for me only.

    Or for me in particular. Nice tune!!👍🏽🧔🏼🙏🏽

  • Thank you @GeoTony @jo92346 @Satie . I like it, too. All my stuff is improvised, as you know. I can do it but I don’t understand how a lot of my tracks assume very cogent musical forms as they are all unplanned. As Geoffrey Rush said in Shakespeare in Love… it’s a mystery.

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