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First Light (solo piano)


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magnatone

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Hi MJ!
This is a studio recording - played on a gorgeous Yamaha C7. I really love the voicing on this piano - it's such a pleasure to play!
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Hits: 2584
Comments: 79
Fans: 51
Plays: 54
Downloads: 10

Uploaded: Aug 14, 2015 - 07:04:52 PM
Last Updated: May 05, 2017 - 04:03:59 PM Last Played: May 05, 2017 - 05:25:07 PM
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jfisenne said 832 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
First Light
So nice to hear this lovely music. Just one piano . . . nothing else. Absolutely wonderful playing and I really liked the little journey that this piece took me on! Absolutely wonderfull!
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Thanks!
I hear all the mistakes, but I guess that's how it is!
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egobandit said 832 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
let the light shine
Funny how you give the piano a shift , between chords Its always a great ride through your keys I say ditty away :)
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
TIMMY!!!
all things come and go ..... but Tim endures! You're the best!
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particledots said 832 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
very nice
thank you for sharing...its like a breath of fresh air in this barren wasteland
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Bryn
I was thinking - if everybody who was active at MJ 5 years ago came in and posted a song - wouldn't that be cool! Thanks for listening
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davisamerica2 said 832 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
First Light
Perfect for ushering in the first light. This is beautiful, Karen, and I've got to download. Thanks for the gift! Terry
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Terry
Thanks for stopping by for a listen - great to see you!
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Philip18 said 832 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
First Light
Light and joyous, with the stronger sections providing variety and taking the listener into the new day. Beautiful work, Karen!
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Phillip
I tried not to pound!
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Parichayaka said 832 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
Beautiful!
The joy and countless hours you have played on your piano come across effortlessly in this piece. Such an inspired, refined theme and development! Did you record this? Sounds more vibrant and full than midi.

So nice to see you've posted - this is wonderful and inspiring to listen to! Beautiful...
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Pari:
Yes, this is a studio recording on a luscious Yamaha C7. I'll take all the mistakes for that incredible sound!
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Dadai.2 said 831 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
nothing better...
than Karen on the keys. Lovely, peaceful piece of music to end the day. Thanks, maggieK...
magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
maggieK
haven't heard that in a coon's age - thanks for stopping by Jack2!
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XMaramena said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Love it
The picture is unnecessary (i say in a nice way!) - everything about this piece evokes a sunrise, it's wonderful :)
magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Nahum:
that means a lot coming from you - thanks for the listen!
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MarkHolbrook said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
You have got to
get all of these piano pieces down and posted! We want them all! Nicely done!
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Mark:
I think I've just about posted everything from studio recordings. Well, almost. I think. Nice to see you sir, and thank you!
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paul f. page said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Lovely touch...
...and such a nice build at the number moves alongThe mini climax around 2:00 that sits on the 5th of the tonic chord is so very satisfying, and you take a full minute to come down from it...such a gentle trailing away. Very sensitive playing and a delightful song that rolls along (oh, you did it again at 4:00!!!) at a leisurely pace and is just simply so satisfying.
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Paul
a positive comment from you really means a lot to me! Thanks for all of your support here (and elsewhere) through the years - I really value your friendship!
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davajonah said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Just right
Beautiful, delicate piece. Perfect, as I woke up at first light with the sun streaming in through the bedroom window. Thanks!
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Dave
So loverly to see that you stopped by - thanks for taking the time!
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J_Gretch said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
First Light (solo piano)
You were one of the first to welcome me to this community and I'm so glad you are still around...Thanks for sharing this,,,much enjoyed!
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Mr. Gretch
thanks for the listen, and also for mentioning our first meeting. those were some wonderful times at MJ weren't they?
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composerclark said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Light
Beautiful, as always, Karen! I like the switch to compound meter at around 2:10, and I'm impressed by the power you generate towards the end, contrasting with the lovely singing quality that is pervasive.
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Clark
You're the best - I was hoping you'd have a chance to take a listen - thanks!
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sammydix said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
dramatic
melody. not simple, but still sticks with you.
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Sam
How loverly to see you here - thanks for taking the time sir!
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MikeNY said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
This is beautiful...
...your talent is incredible. Thanks for sharing!
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi MIke
thanks for coming by! I was really wowed by "What the Hell" - appreciate the listen to this
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bud said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
So wonderful - this couldn't be bettr
I came out to the beach on Eastern Long Island last night and this sounds so good this morning. Just what I needed. And you know - I can't hear anyone saying "stop that pounding". Beautifully emotive and flowing.

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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Kevin
I. Just. Love. You. !!.
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DWL said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
A joy!
A perfect accompaniment to a sunny day and a break from my own efforts ;-)

Cheers

Dick
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hey Dick!
I'll look forward to hearing the results of your efforts! So nice of you to stop by - cheers!
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alackbass said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
First Light
My Saturday morning just got a whole lot brighter!
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Andrew!!
What a treat to see you stopped by! Hope things are well with you guys. Enjoying BB season?
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VicDiesel said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
A classic
Your piano playing is as lovely now as it was then.

Just curious, how did you transition from playing by the book to making up your own stuff?
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Victor:
I've always made up my own stuff. I got channeled into learning classical piano, and would drive my teacher nuts by presenting my "take" on whatever it was I was learning. She was horrified! My classical piano days were from ages about 5-14. Ultimately, I just didn't love it enough to keep up the required time commitment - I always had a lot more fun coming up with my own ditties! Thanks for stopping by
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say said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
First Light
So wonderful hearing You once again... much enjoyed & appreciated !

Thankyou
magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Thanks
and really nice to see you back around these parts as well!
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awigze said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Karen
This makes me think of places that I've been. Thanks for putting this up. Macjam could use it about now.
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Hi Andy
thanks for coming by - we should talk sometime
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ste said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
A
Beautiful piece and very well performed, Karen.
Well done
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magnatone said 831 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
hi ste!
what a pleasure to see YOU around these parts - thanks so much for stopping by!
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Cori Ander said 830 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
Much enjoyed
This is healthy listening. Put me in a harmonious and joyful mood.

Small parts of it, towards the end, reminds me a tad bit of Jarretts Köln concert. Which is a great compliment.

Glad that "new song notifications" are back. Wouldn't have wanted to miss this one.
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J.A.Stewart said 830 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
Like A Bridge Over...
... Peaceful Waters, the break of day is as a consummation of a promise that the darkness will pass.

This is a splendid musical celebration of The Dawn, Karen, full of gentle awe and majesty and I enjoyed it very much. ;)

--- Joe
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magnatone said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
Hi Joe!
thanks so much for stopping by for a listen!
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KCsGROOVE said 830 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
first light
Karen, you captured the delicate feel of the first light of day :-)
wonderful playing
very much enjoyed!
KC
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magnatone said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
Hi Cees
that means so much coming from you - thanks for the listen sir!
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FEEL said 830 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
I'm always amazed
At how well you deliver your music. So emotional, it grabs and pulls you in. The photo is so fitting. It's an honor to have people like you here on macjams sharing what you do so well.
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magnatone said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
Hi John
Thanks for the lovely comment - so glad you enjoyed this!
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Hydrogen3 said 830 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
First Light
Karen this is just beautiful! I was reading your comments about hearing your mistakes. I sure don't hear any! If there are any mistakes they sure sound Awesome! So glad you posted this! Thanks for the download! Holley :) (H3)
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magnatone said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
Hi Holley
I've been so wowed by your music this year, so your comment really means a lot!
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Vic Holman said 830 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
light it up
well it may have a wonderful piano to play. but karen, i think you had a lot more to do with how this splendid piece turned out. such confidence in your playing.
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magnatone said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
The Illustrious Mr. Holman!
no no - it's the piano! (but thanks!)
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Bowman said 830 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
Your skills
are a match your heart Karen, which means they are quite wonderful.
A long time coming but certainly worth the wait.
Cheers,
Charlie
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magnatone said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
Hi Charlie!
You put out such gorgeous music with great regularity - I don't know how you do it! Thanks for coming by, I really appreciate it
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Outtaorbit said 829 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
So few
Left.......
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magnatone said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
............
ORBIT!!!!!
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papag said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
First
Yes indeed. The piano sounds lovely in your hands. The studio recording gives this real presence.

Thanks for the download.
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rok41 said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
First Light
Simply beautiful.
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ShadowofNine said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
First Light
Smart effective music, glad to hear you playing again, missed that talent..
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Little_Hooligan said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
Let There Be Light
This is the kind of piece that I can enjoy listening to by sitting back and letting the world go by. I have no classical /tech background but my ears heard this in a favorable way
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Henke said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
Thanks for posting this
With postings like this (and email notifications to herald them) there may still be hope for MJ :-)

Great thanks and take care,
Henke
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jiguma said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
Karen!
Fancy seeing/hearing you here ;)
Great to see a song in the charts with 37 likes (38 now) - as Henke says, maybe there is hope for MJ yet.
A very appropriate turnaround point for the site in this delicate but strong piece - like a ride over sweeping roads with never-ending vistas. Classic Magnatone :)
Cheers from Oz,
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Sigmund said 829 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
First Light
Ooooh yes, that Yamaha has got one sweet tone - so rich and expressive! And, it helps to have one so talented as you on the keys. This is just lovely, Karen - it's really nice to see and hear something new from you! Enjoyed!
Sig
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Carrie71 said 828 days ago (August 18th, 2015)
First light...
Ahh Karen. I have missed listening to your playing. Such a beautiful piece. This definitely takes you to a beautiful place. Love it.
Charday said 825 days ago (August 21st, 2015)
Hey Karen!
you old chicken dancer you! lol! Nice to see/hear you back at macjams, sounding great! jd.
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davisamerica said 825 days ago (August 21st, 2015)
soul music
... that's your genre ... it truly is.
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PeterB7858 said 825 days ago (August 21st, 2015)
First Light
Soothing but laced with hope. Lovely music. Lovely recording. Thanks, Karen.
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Reinholt56 said 824 days ago (August 22nd, 2015)
Hi Karen.....
This is a beautiful piece. So full of goodness. I'm glad that I stopped by today, on my way to who knows where, and listened.
Very inspirational.

Take care.

Paul
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SmokeyVW said 823 days ago (August 23rd, 2015)
sun and clouds
so nice to hear you again
it has been so long
this is wonderful, and then,
sadly, it is done
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Warren Smith said 821 days ago (August 25th, 2015)
Epic
I've missed hearing your distinctive sound .. but I didn't realize how much until I listened to this piece. Your pronounced compositions are conceptually epic .. as vast as the mountains this light breaks over. Glorious as a new day dawning.
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Narad said 818 days ago (August 28th, 2015)
First Light
The picture is fully appropriated to your wonderful piano play. Take a bow ! :)
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mfwmiles said 816 days ago (August 29th, 2015)
gorgeous playing
wonderful composition, that is a GRAND sounding piano, and your fingers are deft and dexterous...wonderful dynamics.
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Ed Hannifin said 747 days ago (November 7th, 2015)
Both full and simple...
There's stuff going on harmonically and melodically, and not so much that anything gets crowded...the piano gets to speak and breath, and the tune gets to have its space...

Elegant and pretty...
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Doug Somers said 739 days ago (November 14th, 2015)
Delightful
So sensitively played Karen. Full of deep emotions that course throughout riding on your arpeggios and the soaring melodic lines. A joy to hear, and I expect a joy to play (especially on the C7!!) Thank you!
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H3nry said 735 days ago (November 18th, 2015)
Magna cum tone
Always a treat to hear another of your compositions.
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mfwmiles said 597 days ago (April 5th, 2016)
gorgeously played...
...on a gorgeous piano. just sitting back and letting this take me on a spectral trip through the cosmos!!!
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