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A piano arrangement of the very first song I wrote for my musical, long since cut. The show’s set in 1848 so the piece is a pastiche of a Chopin Polonaise.

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A soldier's life

This is a piano arrangement of a song from my musical that I wrote for a friend’s 50th birthday. The song was a Schubert pastiche, so the melody’s very Schubertian, but the harmonies drag it into the 21st Century.

(A couple of classical music fans have sworn that the melody’s taken from a specific Schubert song. It’s not. If you think it is, try and find the song! The melody’s original.)

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The Baron's song

This is a piece I wrote for my sister’s 40th birthday. She was a fan of a cabaret song I wrote, and of 1940’s jazz in general, so I decided to write something in that style. I then recorded it on a friend’s Yamaha Disklavier in LA, which functions like a an old-fashioned pianola.

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Inappropriation

My transcription of Shock G’s piano solo from the extended version of Digital Underground’s “Doowutchyalike”. Click the image below to download the PDF.

Doowutchyalike

Here’s the solo at half speed:

To do this tutorial, you need to know your major triads really well, in different inversions.

A tutorial which demos and analyzes the riff from the Mark Ronson’s “Bang Bang Bang”. Click the image below to download the PDF.

Bang Bang Bang