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    Music Lovers,

    Here is a musical joke that I wrote called "The Unreality Rag (someone shoot the piano player!)".

    The GPO Steinway piano (two instances) has never sounded worse...through no fault of its own.

    Sincerefully,

    Larry A.


    http://www.alexandermusic.com/resour...realityRag.mp3
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    Re: "The Unreality Rag (someone shoot the piano player!)"

    LOL!!! This is great. I'm assuming the piano player was sight reading. If thats the case, rather than shoot him, subject him to a fate worse than death, hours upon hours of Hanon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valhalx
    LOL!!! This is great. I'm assuming the piano player was sight reading. If thats the case, rather than shoot him, subject him to a fate worse than death, hours upon hours of Hanon.

    ...practicing his scales and other good stuff.

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    Larry,
    LOL!!!!!

    It sounds like me!!!!

    Aside from the humor in this piece I really like the musical ideas. Maybe you can post a version of this piece played right. (just throwing out ideas here) Maybe it'd sound good on harpsichord with small stringed orchestra accompaniment.

    Very nice!!!!
    -Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptexas
    Larry,
    LOL!!!!!

    It sounds like me!!!!

    Aside from the humor in this piece I really like the musical ideas. Maybe you can post a version of this piece played right. (just throwing out ideas here) Maybe it'd sound good on harpsichord with small stringed orchestra accompaniment.

    Very nice!!!!
    -Chris
    Thanks. I shall consider your suggestions.

    LGA
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    Brilliant Larry....you have a great sense of humour (for an American BRIT.) and I love your rags.

    I've always enjoyed piano performers (Victor Borge was just one, and the late Les Dawson, UK television comedian, was another) who were sufficiently down to earth to make us laugh with their performances, although their real talent was considerable. These sort of performances never fail to raise a smile for me.

    Jolly good show.

    Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy Heern
    Brilliant Larry....you have a great sense of humour (for an American BRIT.) and I love your rags.

    I've always enjoyed piano performers (Victor Borge was just one, and the late Les Dawson, UK television comedian, was another) who were sufficiently down to earth to make us laugh with their performances, although their real talent was considerable. These sort of performances never fail to raise a smile for me.

    Jolly good show.

    Frank
    Thanks, Old Dude.

    I have always had a bit of a warped sense of humor (Brit. - humour).

    Toodle pip,

    Larry A.
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    Fantastic!
    Larry you did a extremely nice piece of music!!!
    I enjoy it!!

    You deserve a title:

    "Larry the RAG MASTER"

    Best regards,
    Roberto

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    Quote Originally Posted by beach
    Fantastic!
    Larry you did a extremely nice piece of music!!!
    I enjoy it!!

    You deserve a title:

    "Larry the RAG MASTER"

    Best regards,
    Roberto
    But, doesn't the fact that the pianist "plays" a lot of wrong notes bother your ears? It bothers mine! It's a musical joke and not meant to be a serious work.

    Thanks for listening.

    Regards,

    Larry A.
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    Re: "The Unreality Rag (someone shoot the piano player!)"

    Larry,

    A many years ago I played a small recital at a church. Before the performance, one of the congregation members played a few Christmas Carols for a sing-along. She occasionally got the melody right, and the harmony was whatever the left hand could grab. I didn't know the two of you were related

    Seriously, this piece is a lot of fun. But why, if the "player" can't read pitch, is the rhythm so rock solid? Usually when the pitch goes, the rhythm isn't far behind. (Reminds of the saying, "Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age just travels alone".)

    Lot of fun Larry. Still chuckling.

    Ron

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