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#503769 - 09/10/21 05:43 PM New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version
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Abba's comeback has struck me!

Don't Shut Me Down - my piano version purely by ear... (I know, not specifically fitting the arranger topic)


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#503771 - 09/10/21 06:56 PM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Yesterday I recorded the other song. a much quieter piano tune…


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#503773 - 09/11/21 02:25 AM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Well done Rachel !!

Nicely done smile Keep up the good work !!

I am happy as well to see the comeback of one of my all time favorite bands smile
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#503774 - 09/11/21 10:05 AM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Nice, not a favorite group of mine but good job and sometimes its good to go back to just piano.
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#503778 - 09/11/21 07:32 PM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Thank you both. Voulez-vouz was the first music tape I had as a child in 1979. In the late 80s and early 90s Abba was quite a part of my repertoire when occasionally playing live music on family celebrations. For many years, I haven‘t listened to them any more, and it‘s usually not played in the radio any more, at least not by radio stations playing pop & rock.
But this resurrection of their sound in the form of two new songs is just magical and unreal. 40 years later…

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#503804 - 09/14/21 12:16 PM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Nice playing, and I'm impressed you did it by ear. I am working both on my piano playing and ear training as well. Hopefully I'll be able to do what you do someday. At least I have fun trying! I enjoy ABBA 's sound and it seems like they have maintained their popularity over these many years. Thanks for sharing.
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#503805 - 09/14/21 01:12 PM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: montunoman]
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Way to Go, KIDDO!


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#503806 - 09/14/21 03:41 PM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Music to see the rest of the world; beautiful.

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#503821 - 09/16/21 07:28 AM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Thank you very much again. I‘ve always liked figuring out harmonies by ear and don‘t have any sheet music for a lot of pop music. Also some soundtrack tunes. But I think it can be trained to a good degree.

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#503822 - 09/16/21 10:40 AM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Originally Posted By Crossover
Thank you very much again. I‘ve always liked figuring out harmonies by ear and don‘t have any sheet music for a lot of pop music. Also some soundtrack tunes. But I think it can be trained to a good degree.


I agree that the ear can be trained. Some people just get frustrated thinking you have to have perfect pitch or it's a God given talent. I know my aural skills have gotten much better over the years through some very deliberate practice/ ear-training.


Edited by montunoman (09/16/21 10:41 AM)
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#503830 - 09/17/21 12:30 PM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Originally Posted By Crossover
Abba's comeback has struck me!

Don't Shut Me Down - my piano version purely by ear... (I know, not specifically fitting the arranger topic)




Hi Rachel,


That was an excellent recreation of ABBA's newest hit that you played by the ear!
Very melodious and impressive.

Thanks for sharing!

MIDIspot has just released a MIDI file for the GENOS on Don't Shut Me Down.

ABBA is making a grand comeback. Here is their 1 hour live stream of ABBA Voyage explaining how they would deliver the live experience to their audience with digital avatars.

They are building a special arena in London just for this event.

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#503832 - 09/17/21 03:45 PM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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I saw about the digital avatars… To be honest, I’m rather disappointed. Are we so youth obsessed that we are no longer willing to try making and selling music the way we actually look?

Thank God Keith Richards hasn’t done this yet!
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#503834 - 09/17/21 04:51 PM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Tapas, thanks a lot.
Diki, I think this is a very special unique case, there has never ever been a legendary band before that had a 40 years break and then released new music. The Stones are not comparable. Under these special circumstances I can understand they are doing it this way. And they don‘t hide what they look like today.

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#503842 - 09/18/21 09:23 PM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Hi Rachael,

It looks like you may be one of the first few in the world to recreate ABBA's two latest hits on the piano and share your performance on YouTube.

Here is Rico's energetic and highly entertaining cover of Don't Me Shut Down on the Roland G70/Yamaha GENOS.

Here is a another joyful and fantastic vocal cover by Emilia Sjöholm. Her enthusiam and happiness is so infectious.

Here is another wonderful vocal cover by Hannah Goodall.

The messsage is so positive and powerful.

There are 8 billion of us on this planet. What if we could all unite with one voice and share our happiness and joy in all different ways we can through all avenues we excel in? There is so much talent so much potential that lies hidden. If some day by some magical force we get to focus this power we can move mountains, we can bring heaven on earth.

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#503871 - 09/26/21 05:53 PM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Actually I have not once in my life bought or downloaded any midi file for playing along. If I use sequencer files, I create them myself. I have started creating a sequencer file of Don't Shut Me Down, again by ear. This is a teaser of it, not yet complete nor perfect, just a start... I had to fiddle around editing this lead synth sound so that it has this portato/legato bend effect.


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#503872 - 09/27/21 05:50 AM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Wow Rachael,

That sounded marvelous!

You are a gifted musician. It requires talent and training to play a song by the ear and then create a MIDI sequence for it fleshing out a multi-track backing accompaniment.

Your performance just brightened up my day.

Looking forward to your finished song.

David

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#503873 - 09/27/21 07:05 AM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Yes, I agree with David and it sounds like an interesting project doing the music ABBA instrumentally . Learning their music in such detail, especially by ear , will give you greater insight on how they constructed their music. Best wishes to you on this endeavor.
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#503911 - 09/28/21 05:36 PM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Thank you for your nice words! Yes, it‘s a nice way to learn about arrangements and how a typical sound is created.

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#503963 - 10/04/21 07:49 AM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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I don‘t know when I will continue this. Lots of doctors‘ visits with my 93-y-old mom etc. at the moment, it may take a while…

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#503964 - 10/04/21 08:39 AM Re: New ABBA-mania - Live Piano Version [Re: Crossover]
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Crossover, if you are enjoying what you are doing,
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