The New Age Pianist
This music in this collection represents the collaborative of Vancouver producer/composer Oliver Gannon and Miles Black, the pianist who performed and wrote most of the compositions. The collection is intended to fulfill a dual purpose. The first is simply to please you, the listener.
The second goal of this program is to serve as a technical guide to the methods of New Age piano music. In creating the individual pieces in this collection, the authors of "The New Age Pianist" have consciously made use of musical techniques which the listener will recognize as belonging to such seminal New Age artists as George Winston, Vangelis, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, and others. There can be no artistry without a strong basis in craftsmanship, and the songs in this album are wonderful illustrations of how methods of the craft are applied in order to create art. The computer serves as an ideal medium to present the music in such a way that it can be studied and analyzed. We encourage the listener to use the tools of the program to learn about the music while enjoying it at the same time.
- The New Age Pianist includes on-screen music notation & chord symbols (Windows version only).
- All pieces are complete performances artistically played, recorded & saved as Standard MIDI files.
- All the pieces have been recorded "in real time" by top jazz/studio pianists on an 88 note weighted MIDI piano keyboard. They are never quantized or step recorded.
- You'll hear the music playing with CD-quality through your sound card or MIDI system, just as if the pianist was in your home.
- Wide variety of New Age styles Musical techniques which the listener will recognize as belonging to such seminal New Age artists as George Winston, Vangelis, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, and others.
- Special support for Roland GS or General MIDI modules: Sound Canvas or other General MIDI modules can use the built-in mixer to change volumes / patches / panning / reverb / chorus / tuning. Also supports non-General MIDI interfaces with drum kits for over 40 synths built in!
- Listen to the music while you work in other programs: Playback continues in the background of other programs so you can listen to your favorite music while you work. Since the pieces are saved as Standard MIDI files, you can use these fabulous performances in your other music programs.
- Use your existing sound card or MIDI synthesizer: Play the music back through your existing MIDI synthesizer, digital piano or sound module. Windows users can playback through their Sound Card (Roland, SoundBlaster, and others).
The New Age Pianist Includes:
- New Age Trivia Game
- Program Notes
- Artist Biographies
- Adjustable Notation
- Wide variety of New Age styles
- And more...
There are lots of ways to enjoy the New Age Pianist.
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