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#436887 - 11/06/17 10:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Piano-recital [Re: LPman]
Al-David Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2734
Loc: Alabama, USA
Yes! What a cool idea and terrific results! I can only try to imagine how much time you put into this. the concept is terrific and the execution was spot on. Very nice work!

As far as genre, it's a tough call. What do you think we just call it "LP Contemporary"? Works for me!

Best to you.

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#436908 - 11/07/17 05:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Piano-recital [Re: Al-David]
LPman Offline

Registered: 04/09/14
Posts: 236
Loc: Montréal Quebec Canada
Thanks again Al-David,
for the comment on soundcloud.

Yeah, "Contemporary" is a good word choice.

Thanks for your wonderful blush support and understanding
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#436991 - 11/07/17 02:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Piano-recital [Re: LPman]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 5319
It would be very hard to add to what Loren said.

There are a lot of interesting riffs there. Kept our attention through back to back listens!

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#437059 - 11/08/17 04:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Piano-recital [Re: Janice & Bud]
LPman Offline

Registered: 04/09/14
Posts: 236
Loc: Montréal Quebec Canada
Thanks Janice & Bud
Yup, it's a pickle for sure, what to write on a seasoned post...
Dido on that! Thanks for your reply grin
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#437164 - 11/08/17 01:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Piano-recital [Re: bluage]
Greg Johnson Offline

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3798
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: bluage
Hi, "LPMan"...

I wouldn't think you were lazy at all based on the way you conceptualized this piece, "Piano-recital"!

I would describe it as "esoterically exciting" in that it has the quality of "indeterminacy" that daring classical composers such as John Cage and Witold Lutoslawski employed in their form-challenging compositions. It's as though the music was listening to itself to discover where it should go next.

Altogether a nice melange of sounds and styles feeding off of each other like some kind of stop-motion, musical kaleidoscope.



The contrast of all this work with the handle "Lazy" was the first thing that went through my mind. Interesting collection here! Take care. Greg

#437179 - 11/08/17 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Piano-recital [Re: LPman]
Ember - PG Music Online   content
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Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 492
Loc: Victoria, BC
Such an interesting idea! It was a super neat idea of you, and I can't believe it took three months to decide if you should post it or not. I'm really glad that you did decide to share it with us. It's an unpredictable piece, but I quite enjoy that quality!

Thanks for deciding to share!

#437227 - 11/09/17 06:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Piano-recital [Re: Greg Johnson]
LPman Offline

Registered: 04/09/14
Posts: 236
Loc: Montréal Quebec Canada
Hi Greg Johnson,

I call my self LazyPianoMan, because I play my keyboard in bed. No more back-pain for me... I gave up on trying to remember songs to play, along time ago... There isn't one old song I can still play. Most label this, as a lack of discipline and bad practice habits. I prefer to just improvise.

I am free to explore music theory questions, with chord mapping projects, that would make most people shake their heads as circling nonsense. It's just easier to be a LazyPianoMan, then to show all what I have explored...

I am right now exploring a new mapping project... I never know
what new chord mapping bug catches me!

Thanks for your kind words Greg
Sincerely LPman
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#437229 - 11/09/17 06:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Piano-recital [Re: Ember - PG Music]
LPman Offline

Registered: 04/09/14
Posts: 236
Loc: Montréal Quebec Canada
Thanks Ember - PG Music

Well, I am glad I followed through posting "piano recital"
and the kind responses I am receiving now.... thanks
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#437328 - 11/09/17 09:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Piano-recital [Re: LPman]
animarorecords Offline

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 956
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, LPman

What an interesting piece of music!
It is a very experimental ambitious work.
This is definitely John Cage.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

#437359 - 11/10/17 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Piano-recital [Re: animarorecords]
LPman Offline

Registered: 04/09/14
Posts: 236
Loc: Montréal Quebec Canada

Hi Shigeki Adachi

Well, here is a new ambitious project I am working on.
I created a modulating drum track and added 7 default
bass lines. Then I took these 7 Mp3 tracks and paired (remixed)
them with tracks that complimented each other.

Now I want to improvise on the keyboard to each of these
7 paired tracks.... similar to creating "Piano recital" I
will collect the best parts of my improvisations, that should equate to the Key modes: Cmj,Dmn,Emn,Fmj,Gmj,Amn & Bbmj

I have no idea, if this will work.... wish me luck!

Sincerely LPman

Project folder

Techno upgrade(( 5_b7) Vol 16 BPM135.mp3

Techno upgrade(( 4_b7) Vol 16 BPM135.mp3

Techno upgrade((2_3 ) Vol 16 BPM135.mp3

Techno upgrade(( 4_6) Vol 16 BPM135.mp3

Techno upgrade(( 4_5) Vol 16 BPM135.mp3

Techno upgrade(( 3_b7) Vol 16 BPM135.mp3

Techno upgrade(( 1_b7) Vol 16 BPM135.mp3
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#437423 - 11/10/17 02:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Piano-recital [Re: LPman]
Rob4580 Offline

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1990
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Very well done.

#437479 - 11/10/17 08:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Piano-recital [Re: Rob4580]
LPman Offline

Registered: 04/09/14
Posts: 236
Loc: Montréal Quebec Canada
Thanks Rob,
I am really impressed with your sound quality.
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PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Cleaned-up BB folder!

It's the first day of spring today, which means it's time to start spring cleaning!

We cleaned up the BB folder with our release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018. Over the years, this folder has been growing - there were up to 10,000 files in there! We've fixed this and put the files into various folders. This is done with a cleanup routine. The cleanup normally happens automatically during installation, but you can run it manually by selecting the main menu Help | Utilities | Run Cleanup routine.

The cleanup routine does the following:
-Moves Styles files (.STY/.STX) from C:\bb to C:\bb\Styles.
-Moves Soloists files (.ST2/.XT2) from C:\bb to C:\bb\Soloists.
-Moves various Demo folders to C:\Demos.
-Moves various songs and lessons folders to C:\bb\Songs and Lessons.
-Moves various files essential for running Band-in-a-Box to C:\bb\Data and C:\bb\Data\Lib.
-Moves various preferences files to C:\bb\Preferences.
-Moves tutorial demo songs, program manuals (.pdf), and the help file (.chm) to C:\bb\Documentation.

Oliver Gannon Interview - Appointed to the Order of Canada!

Oliver Gannon (Peter Gannon's brother), was appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition for "his achievements as a musician" on December 29, 2017!

Oliver recently sat for an interview with CBC's Hot Air host Margaret Gallagher - read a summary and listen to the interview at

'I don't know ... why they chose me. But I'm very glad and I'm not giving it back'
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To be clear, and avoid any confusion, there are two brothers: Peter Gannon is the "Band-in-a-Box" PG Music guy, and Oliver Gannon is the jazz guitarist who just won the Order of Canada.

#Monday Motivation - Free Band-in-a-Box® Hard Drive!

Want to snag yourself a free Band-in-a-Box® hard drive? Tell everyone how much you love Band-in-a-Box® with your very own Band-in-a-Box® Testimonial video!

Submit your video, and when we use it on our website (and YouTube page) we will send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box® Hard Drive!

Learn more about how to submit your video testimonial here.

Take a look at the video testimonials we've already received at

User Tip - Custom Drum Shots

Have you ever wanted more control of the RealDrums generated within Band-in-a-Box? (example: with the same consecutive shot/hold/push)

Forum user Pipeline shared their steps in an incredibly detailed forum post to our Tips & Tricks forum - check it out: Custom Drum Shots.

#FunFactFriday - Team PG!

Did you know... Within Band-in-a-Box®, choose Help | About Band-in-a-Box, and you'll see more than just information on the program - you'll also see a complete list of Team PG - we're currently at 35 team members!

#TBT - Automatic Soloing in Band-in-a-Box® 7!

Band-in-a-Box® 7 included some great new features - like Automatic Soloing! This introduced program users to the powerful Soloist capabilities of Band-in-a-Box®, which also includes the Soloist Maker.

Automatic Soloing!
Pick any song or chords in any style, and choose a "soloist." Band-in-a-Box® then creates and plays a professional quality solo in the style of your choice. Previous versions of Band-in-a-Box created great accompaniment. Now you can hear sensational solos as well - showing you exactly what notes are played. Choose from "soloists" in the style similar to great Jazz musicians such as Django Reinhardt, John Coltrane, or Country/Pop soloists and others, or create your own soloists using the "Soloist Maker."

Soloist Maker
This module allows you to define your own soloists. For example, let's say you want to create a soloist in a style similar to the style of "John Coltrane" - the great Jazz saxophonist. The Soloist Maker allows you to define the parameters essential to Coltrane's playing, such as instrument range (i.e. tenor saxophone), extra legato playing, playing more on top of the beat than typical Jazz musicians, and playing straighter 8th notes than usual Swing 8th notes. Also, you can set phrasing options, such as how long the phrase should be and how much "space" to leave between phrases. You can also set how "outside" the playing should be. In the case of a John Coltrane style - you set that to the maximum! Then "turn him loose" and hear the soloist play over any song!

Review all of the features added with Band-in-a-Box® 7:

#TechTipTuesday - Opening MIDI Tracks in PowerTracks Pro Audio

Open your MIDI file in PowerTracks Pro Audio (or RealBand), and you'll see the instruments separated onto their own track - an excellent way to hear all the instruments individually for that song, and a great way to learn!

There's no trick to it either - just use the File | Open dialog, locate the MIDI file, and click [Open].

Note: Type 0 MIDI files have all channels on one track, and should ask whether you want to separate them. If you accidentally chooses no, hit Edit - MIDI - Extract Channels to Tracks. Typically, Type 1 MIDI files have the instruments automatically separated.

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