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Stride Blues 1a

Mr Sandbags

Okay so here it is, this is the blues piano piece I’ve been learning since forever. Tonight is the first time I’ve been able to play it through, twice, without making some kind of mistake.

That said I had to slow to 80bpm which is too slow I think for this kind of piece. Also, because I am nervous about making a mistake, I think it sounds rather stilted compared to how I play when I am more relaxed and flowing. But it’s coming along.

Last week my piano teacher said he had realised, too late, that this piece was too difficult for me. Since I’d gotten so far into it he thought it was better to soldier on than to quit. I’m glad because, as challenging as this has been to learn (and boy has it been challenging), I feel like I’ve achieved something in conquering it.

Played using the Imperfect Samples Braunschweig upright with a little bit of Eos reverb.

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