This is a significant piece in my music life! When I was 11 years old (5th grade), because of playing this piece, I won the first piano champion in my life! It was an golden era for "Special Music Education " in Taiwan. Every competition was extremely competitive!!! No kidding! Therefore, it was such an honor to be the winner. Later on, when I applied for “National Tainan Arts College” for senior high school, I played this piece to represent Baroque music. Fortunately, the result is that I got accepted to the school with the highest grade!!! Even though after switching to Jazz, I did not play it for a few years, however, every note, phrase, and feel about this piece has been already ingrained deeply in my blood. It is difficult to live a musical life, but I genuinely appreciate that in this life, Music Is My CALLING!
Special Thanks to: STEINWAY&SONS (Taipei, Taiwan)
Photo by: 黃仁益 (Fashion Photographer, Taiwan)
When I first listened to Peri's Scope, I loved it right away!
It was my assignment for transcription back to 2005 in McGill University and my dream was to improvise it as well as I can!
Bill's Evans version is absolutely brilliant and has given me such a big impact for the skills of improvisation. His incredible ability of integrating all the melodic ideas and lines in an "easy digest" way is what makes me so obsessed!!
Improvisation is not necessarily to be complicated or showing off the technics all the time. It can just be simple as the melody development in some natural sequences as if telling a lovely story 🙂
Well, now, I am trying my best to keep the lovely theme going on 😉
Special Thanks: STEINWAY & SONS (TAIPEI, TAIWAN)
Photo by: 黃仁益 (Fashion Photographer)
一起聽聽收錄在王若琳創作專輯 “博尼的大冒險” 裡歌曲 “The adventures of Bernie the schoolboy"
In order to write music as Baroque Period, I have reviewed some technics of Bach Invention and Sinfonia.
For me, Bach's music is easy to digest. It is pure and clean because there is no tangled desire.
Despite the way all the melodies go is complicated, they actually response to each other seamlessly.
No matter musical sparks come from vertical or horizontal directions, or no matter it is a short appeared phrase or overlapping long phrases, the feeling is always delightful! This is the charm of Baroque Music. Really happy and grateful having the chance to arrange songs in Baroque Style and get it recorded in the album, The adventures of Bernie the schoolboy. Let's listen to the arrangement of "The adventures of Bernie the schoolboy" !
♦ Special Thanks to: STEINWAY & SONS
♦ Photo by: 魏奇威 at ShapeShifter Lab (Brooklyn, NY)
Sometime Ago is a warm/lovely/relaxing Jazz Waltz.
We all know that Jazz is a very intellectual music. However, sometimes we just want to hear something light, but of course, always with nice melody rich harmony! We are simply looking for something easy to resonate with our hearts 🙂 right?
Invitation is one of my favorite Jazz Standard. I find it's pretty ...sexy!
I have played it many many times, and also recorded it in my debut Jazz album "Jazz Without Time Zones". However, I never got tired of playing it. There is always something amazing coming out!Like this time, all the sudden, I improvised by my left hand 🙂