Piano for the soul.

Hey my name is Gabriel.. An old composition of mine i enjoy, just felt sad as i can't play anymore since i hurt my hand, it's nice when people enjoy your music... Its the kind of music you listen at night in an intimate setting.. Suggestions are welcomed as always, sadly i might not be able to play ever again. Hope you enjoy. I really like it. https://youtu.be/Pd8hIoR0Ats

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  • Hi Gabriel

    If this is your old stuff, your new piano stuff must be up there with Rachmaninoff. I remember watching a hollywood blockbuster a few years ago where the main protagonist was an East European intent on blowing up America with nuke. He was also a piano teacher and in the movie he was teaching a young girl a heart wrenching  piece by Listz or similar genius. 

    Anyway, what you have just given us could easily have been used in the movie to similar effect.

    Cheers, Colin

  • Hahaha, no way, but I'm really happy you think so. Your comment is bitter sweet as i might never play again, still, having people appreciate your art is always nice, for artists it's sometimes more important than bread.
  • This is beautiful..very touching and speaks straight to the heart. :)

    And I realize how hard it is to possibly face not being able to play again with your hands..but you can STILL play with your heart, and mind using notation software, and get as close to the same feeling, and result of actually playing it.

    And your music goes on :)

    I cant/dont play a single note in by hand anymore and havent for years...simply enter what youd play by your hands in as notation and using a really good sample piano, have the computer play it back for you, and have all 3 pedals included, silent depression of keys, half pedaling, etc etc etc..

    I hope that your hands are ok--but please dont let your hands limit or stop what your heart and mind can and will still do..people NEED to hear your music:)

    Again, beautiful piece, and thanks so much for sharing :)

    Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

  • The beauty of the modern age :) sadly compositions i tried writing without the process of playing come out very differently, there is something in getting lost in the piano, letting him lead you to new notes and feelings. But!! If beethoven managed to learn to write stunning music after his loss, then it shows there is hope. I guess I'll sit near the piano and imagine myself playing, never thought about it, excites me a bit, I wonder what will come out.
  • Go for it..:)

    PS and it takes only a short time for those pieces entered by notation to be just as if your hands were playing it..your brain just takes their place.

    Good luck and please keep us posted :)

    Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

  • PS One thing I wanted to emphasize is that when composing  in a notation program youre not limited by your own playing ability. Youre free to do things that you might not be able to play, but theyre playable just the same and might not even be realized if sticking to ones own technical limits.

    Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

  • Same way Lizst was unable to play his own more difficult compositions, but honestly, even the composition of mine that you heard here was created when my hand was at 65% capability... Not saying it to show off, my point is that i think true genius compositions lay in the difficulty to express the the emotions themselves, it's not about how fast or complicated, although i do understand people that appreciate that type of music (bebop for example). In my opinion a master piece can be as simple as the first part of the moonlight sonata... And many would agree. For me art is a way to freeze emotions in a more "physical" medium.
    So your comment does not strike a chord with me, although you are right, I'll just add that many times a composition might seem easy notation wise, but to get that perfect personal interpretation is only achieved by great masters. I find many composers who don't play themselves lacking in that understanding of music. I'm hoping I'll be able to lose myself in the piano like i did when playing by just using my mind. I'm afraid my mind is limited by my own patterns. For now it's too painful to type this on my phone with my better hand... So excuse me fellow composers, If i don't reply in the immediate moment.
  • Not saying it to show off, my point is that i think true genius compositions lay in the difficulty to express the the emotions themselves, it's not about how fast or complicated,....in my opinion a master piece can be as simple as the first part of the moonlight sonata... And many would agree. For me art is a way to freeze emotions in a more "physical" medium.
    So your comment does not strike a chord with me..

    Ah..but you actually MADE my point--it  being that those unable to play at WHATEVER level, are not chained to that level..so for those like myself not even being able to play something "simple" like the opening of the Moonlight Sonata, I could still compose  at that or an even higher level, as i wouldnt be bound by my physical limitations.

    I mentioned nothing about it having to be ALWAYS at the fastest, most complicated or highest virtuosic levels, but they're possible also.

    Good luck to you.

    Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

  • I really liked your compositions. Very sorry for you that you suffered a hand injury. I hope you can regain use of your hand with physical therapy. You obviously enjoy playing and improvising at the piano. Also I think that playing helps the brain compose music. But... if you're unfortunate enough that you can't recover use of your hand, I hope you can find an alternative way of connecting to music and making music. People have overcome a surprising level of physical setbacks with enough determination and by adopting a rational plan for what to do about it. I wish you the best luck for dealing with that.

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