Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Decisions


by

paul f. page

 Genre: Piano

Get Flash to see this player.

Description
Haven’t done one of these for a while. It just…happened. Don’t look for the written score anywhere. I couldn’t play it if I had to actually look at the notes.

Improvisation
1. To invent, compose, or perform with little or no preparation.
2. To play or sing (music) extemporaneously, especially by inventing variations on a melody or creating new melodies in accordance with a set progression of chords.
3. To make or provide from available materials
4. To invent, compose, or perform something extemporaneously.
5. To make do with whatever materials are at hand.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Song Stats
Hits: 2466
Comments: 22
Fans: 22
Plays: 178
Downloads: 43

Uploaded: Apr 24, 2013 - 12:18:44 AM
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2013 - 12:18:44 AM Last Played: Feb 28, 2017 - 03:40:52 PM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Comments
johnwhitehead said 1526 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Improv
Wow, what a performance. You have an awesome talent. Beautiful piece!
Check out my latest song called Wandering Blues
DWL said 1526 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
And you make it sound effortless
Splendid Paul!

Cheers

Dick


Check out my latest song called War with Spain
Fire_Angel said 1526 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Amazing playing.
There's both subtlety and ferocity in this, and lots of tremendous playing, yet you've made it sound effortless. Although it may not be consciously used it also takes a tremendous amount of knowledge to improvise like this. Thanks for the music lesson.
Check out my latest song called Dreamer's Dance.
SmokeyVW said 1526 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
beautiful
a joyful improv!

thanks
Check out my latest song called Glyph
lyzak said 1526 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
re:' I couldn’t play it if I had to actually look at the notes'
I've come to anticipate your playing will be remarkable; and that the quality of sound will be fine. This piece really does have the feel of of you 'letting unfurl,' rather than 'directing' what's going to happen. Listening to this process is inspiring!


Check out my latest song called Playful Al with A-man
TobinMueller said 1526 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Being George Sands
Like sitting under Chopin's piano. Wow. Thrilling and elegant. Passionate and well crafted. Expressive and contained. Simply marvelous!
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
Parichayaka said 1526 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
you forgot one item:
6. Play like a genius and impress everyone listening.

Improvisation in general can be quite revealing, as it gives an unaltered look into a musician's creative treasure chest. What I hear in this piece is a tremendous creative intensity and the controlled poise to extend it to the piano keys. Together they can produce music that is obviously more spontaneous, but also more joyful, being that the mind is a servant in the process and doesn't have time to complicate or control it.

I meant to just say 'very nice' or 'excellent' but this is really quite stunning to say the least.
Check out my latest song called we may be dreaming
Philip18 said 1525 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Decisions
Lovely work, Paul. Fascinating to hear the different elements and directions. Is see No 5 is "Make do with whatever materials are at hand". Lucky you were near a piano!
Check out my latest song called Beach Bossa
oldlibmike said 1525 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Very Impressive!
Been reading "Thinking in Jazz: The infinite Art of Improvisation" lately. This applies I think :) Wow! Great instincts and progressions. This was more or less immediate I take it? Very apropos title!
Check out my latest song called Parabola
alackbass said 1525 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Decisions
Wait? You improvised this? Now I'm truly blown away!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
peacepiano said 1525 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Free Flowing
Cool how you get so many variants but hold it close enough together to sound planned and practiced. Very nice stuff. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called Beat SoloMe-O
Moviz said 1525 days ago (April 25th, 2013)
I'm so
full of envy of your pianistic talents Paul...... it must be one of the most satisfying of abilities to be able to play like this on a whim.... wonderful, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
richard13 said 1525 days ago (April 25th, 2013)
I find it very easy
to picture you in a sound booth watching the rough cut of a new movie, playing whatever you feel as the images flash by, or in an old silent-movie house playing for the patrons.
I have no idea what was in your mind as you improvised this but I got definite images at different times while listening.
You ARE "da man" ;-)
Check out my latest song called one last night with you
Henke said 1524 days ago (April 25th, 2013)
What a human can do...
Or maybe, what one human can do. Quite amazing with all the super fast decisions you have to make in an improv like this, even if I understand that your great experience helps. I hear no hesitation at all, as if it had been rehearsed for months or years. So varied and full of expressive emotions. Thank you, maestro!

Take care,
Henrik
Check out my latest song called Summer (Promenade) (WIP)
PeterB7858 said 1524 days ago (April 25th, 2013)
Decisions
Your consummate skill is on display for all to see here, Paul. To be able to improvise to this level of musicality and complexity is astounding. Your fine use of light and shade has produced a memorable piece. Thank you. Kind regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Dancing In The Rain (GSB)
Vic Holman said 1524 days ago (April 25th, 2013)
desisive decision
free spirt at large. i like how this takes a different path at each turn. beautiful piece paul
Check out my latest song called Strawberry Fields
woofer3 said 1523 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Decisions
I am always impressed by your work and direction and this is no exception. Lovely work.
Check out my latest song called Drunken bakers [08-01]
mystrag said 1523 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Decisions
Stunning and beautiful at the same time, this is a masterful improvisation. You make these decisions look(sound) so easy. Thanks for sharing.
Check out my latest song called Fuguelogue
Narad said 1521 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Decisions
I guess I took the right decision to listen to your piece tonight. One of your best for sure ! :)
Check out my latest song called Serenade CCLXII
Ed Hannifin said 1521 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Cool, Paul....
This is really neat....

I always love your piano playing, first of all, and hearing your musical mind, heart and fingers simply letting go is a great and rare treat...
Bob Rodgers said 1520 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
I'm
a bit behind in catching up with your posts! Sorry about that Paul.

A beautiful piano piece and a fantastic performance, wonderful improvisation!

Very much enjoyed.

Bob
Check out my latest song called The Lonely Man
gadzooks said 1519 days ago (April 30th, 2013)
Decisions
I am a big fan of improvisation. Sounds flow distinctively from the heart and soul. Notes faster than you think but relies on on that part of the brain that stores all that has been learned ... the perfect melding of left and right. Beautifully performed ... your fingers did a wonderful dance over those keys.
SG
Check out my latest song called Emoji
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: paul f. page
Location: USA
send a note
If you are interested, check out http://www.paulpage.org ... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Chat
Who's Online
94tuneNL
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 120