5-22-24
Piano Meditations Podcast
by Blake Rowe
6d ago
We have had several weeks with guest musicians! The downside is that I need to spend time mixing and editing, and the end result is procrastination. Tonight was just solo piano, however, so here it is. I felt like I was digging into the music tonight, and felt very focused on following the flow ..read more
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2-28-24
Piano Meditations Podcast
by Blake Rowe
3M ago
I know I've been less frequent with new episodes, and now the next won't be until March 27th. I'm actually leaning towards ending the podcast, and focus on recordings for albums on the streamers. Podcasts are inherently free, and it costs me over $300 a year for hosting. I don't have much hope for true income from Spotify, iTunes and the rest, but something is better than nothing. If you have enjoyed this podcast, please consider a donation, and/or look me up and stream one of my albums. In the meanwhile, here is some new music for you ..read more
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Piano Meditations 1-31-24
Piano Meditations Podcast
by Blake Rowe
4M ago
We are having people over every other week for the time being, in case you've noticed the episodes are less frequent. Tonight I played three live looping pieces, but only the last one recorded well, so I'm including it here. The rest is solo piano. Enjoy ..read more
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1-17-24
Piano Meditations Podcast
by Blake Rowe
4M ago
This episode only includes two rather long pieces. The second one began sounding like a Baroque melody I remembered, so I explored it without really knowing the whole tune. Afterwards I tracked it down, learning it was a Sarabande by Handel which was used in the movie Barry Lyndon. Go figure ..read more
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1-10-24
Piano Meditations Podcast
by Blake Rowe
5M ago
Well, I finally figured out how to record into the mixer while looping in the recording software on the computer. Here are two evenings put together, followed by solo piano as usual. If I were to try and make these into "finished" pieces, I would do some editing and better mixes, but at least you'll have an idea of where this is headed.  In the solo piano section tonight, I fell into Gracias a la Vida by Violetta Parra. Not completely, but enough I should mention it. Enjoy ..read more
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12-27-23
Piano Meditations Podcast
by Blake Rowe
5M ago
Our whole family and romantic partners took a sound bath at a local studio. It was very relaxing. Tonight I wanted to try to use the piano as a sound vibration vehicle; much of the music was quite mellow, but of course a couple pieces had a natural build so I went for it. Enjoy ..read more
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12-20-23
Piano Meditations Podcast
by Blake Rowe
5M ago
Once again, big crowd! Still asking them not to applaud after each piece so the podcast can be just music. The first four notes reminded me instantly of Danny Boy, so I played with it thematically, and Stephen Foster's Shenandoah got in there for a minute. Tried a ragtime ditty and a waltz, a jazz ballad style and an impressionistic, sort of atonal thing. Hope you enjoy ..read more
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12-13-23
Piano Meditations Podcast
by Blake Rowe
6M ago
Small group, but one new person tonight. I kept leaning into a bel canto, faux operatic sound tonight. I think the theme to All Things Considered worked its way in there. I was enjoying hearing harmonies that flipped between major and minor. Enjoy ..read more
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12-6-23
Piano Meditations Podcast
by Blake Rowe
6M ago
A bunch of new folks tonight! I must say, the numbers are growing. We still have enough chairs, but it's making me wonder if we will get to standing room only!  Anyway, had fun tonight, doing a little more jazz progressions and quirky rhythms. Enjoy ..read more
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11-29-23
Piano Meditations Podcast
by Blake Rowe
6M ago
Not much to say this time; enjoy ..read more
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