Music 353-355: Three Strange Little Pieces for the Piano

Hi Everyone

Here are possibly the only and the last of the piano pieces for 2020. The set is called Three Strange Little Pieces for Piano. They’re partly a tribute to 2020. They’re not much, but I had to get rid of them out of my head. Please note that “wrong” notes are (usually) intentional. (The computer is playing them as my mic is broken, and… well… aren’t we all sick of 2020?)

Click on a title in the first list to listen to the music, and click on a title in the second list to download the written music.

Thanks

Click on a title to listen
1. Piano Piece I
2. Piano Piece II
3. Piano Piece III

Click on a title to download the written music
1. Piano Piece I
2. Piano Piece II
3. Piano Piece III

39 thoughts on “Music 353-355: Three Strange Little Pieces for the Piano

  1. badfinger20 (Max)

    I’ll go write my 4 chord pop/rock song and crawl to the corner… These are wonderful Bruce.
    I like the dynamics toward the end on the first one.
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    1. Bruce Post author

      Thanks Max. It is always a thrill to get patted on the back by some one such as yourself. Do you know I could easily crawl into a corner myself – and wouldn’t have the skills to write a 4 chord song if you paid me!

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      1. badfinger20 (Max)

        thank you for your compliment. I’ll send you something soon.
        You have a skill I wish I would have developed. The keyboards period. I have a midi keyboard but I only use it for an organ sound for texture.

        .All joking aside…Bruce you are very talented and humble… Writing plays, composing…you have it going on….and you do it well. Composing music without words is not easy. I like how your pieces set moods.

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        1. Bruce Post author

          That is very kind Max. I particularly liked the humble bit. I shall show it off! I look forward to hearing your “something soon”. Key board writing skills is not too sophisticated. I used to tell my students: “Do what you bloody well like” – and they did!

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          1. badfinger20 (Max)

            I’ll get it ready tonight to send…I’ll send it tonight or tomorrow to your email that is connected to WordPress. Again I can’t sing…I play everything myself on most of them…They were meant for demos for our band to learn…but anyway you will see.

            I will email you a link to soundcloud…that is what I use. You will have to disregard my terrible voice…it’s power-pop…like you would not have guessed!

            Have you ever used Soundcloud before? It’s made for musicians to share their music. You lock it with a password or make it where the only way someone can get to it is by a link that you can make. .

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            1. Bruce Post author

              No – I haven’t used Soundcloud – but shall. And yes – I can’t sing for crap and taught singing (rather successfully) for 30 years or so – at one stage took 5 choirs!! I don’t mind people who can’t sing – I get the gist. My father couldn’t song fr peanuts and my mother was an opera singer (of sorts).

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              1. badfinger20 (Max)

                You taught choir? Wow…think Bob Dylan for me.

                Ok I’ll use that address. The only thing I ask is listen through headphones… I mixed them in headphones…because they were for the guys to learn… but anyway…they are about to come to you.

                They are on their way…it’s 5 links so hopefully they won’t get blocked by your spam filter.

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                    1. badfinger20 (Max)

                      Bruce take all the time you want….unlike there it’s almost 1 in the morning and I’m about to go to bed. Take weeks if you need to…No hurry Bruce but I promised you before I would one day send some songs so now I have!

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                    2. Bruce Post author

                      I’ve listened to She says… WOW – I have a few comments but it’s post-dinner here too – so I’m listening to the others but won’t comment till (my) morning. Have a good sleep Max. Am glad and honoured to have you as a blogging friend.

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                    3. badfinger20 (Max)

                      Thank you for listening Bruce…it means a lot to me…Same to you. We will talk soon Bruce…thanks again…I’m just as honored.

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  2. umashankar

    We all want to get rid of 2020, and yet, reading that those could be the last pieces made me sad. I liked all of them, and for the life of me I couldn’t find a wrong note (I may be wrong-note-deaf for piano pieces even though the instrument can digress a number of shades either way). The third pieces seemed to be in a particular hurry to exit the Year of The Wuhan Virus.

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    1. Bruce Post author

      Well – I meant to say the “last pieces for the year” – which is quickly finishing! The were only a few bum notes in the first piece in a slow part in the middle – barely noticeable except by those who like to complain! Yes – I’m more in a hurry to escape elections than I am to escape the Wuhan Plague.

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    1. Bruce Post author

      Thanks for listening and for the comment. Today is election day in New Zealand. All the candidates in my electorate are incompetent – and I am voting for the women that runs a company that hires wedding dresses. She just might be the icing on the cake, (Incidentally – in this British system one doesn’t vote for a Prime Minister but for the local candidate. The candidates elect (and sack) the Prime Minister. I prefer the American system!)

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      1. dumbestblogger

        That’s jolly! One thing I will say for the American system is that, while most people are incredibly lazy about researching their votes, the Presidential Election takes up enough air space that most people who voted in it are at least vaguely aware of what’s at stake.

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        1. Bruce Post author

          I have voted. What a rigmarole. I got a free pen out of it because using a pen that someone else has looked at will kill you. And the compulsory hand sanitizer reeked of the most disgusting perfume. I can’t seem to wash it out.

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