I play my favorite song Gnossienne #1 so often that I can play it from memory. I've been able to play it from memory for a few months now, but I didn't attempt to make a video of myself without sheet music until today.
I think I play it much better here. I am more gentle with the chords, which is important for Satie's work.
And I can now play Gnossienne #2 reasonably well. This still a work in progress.
I have started on #3, and can play the first third of the piece.
I've been putting a lot of effort into learning the first three of Satie's Gymnopedies. Here's me playing the second one:
I also tried playing all three in a row. I noticeably messed up the chords in a few places but I'm posting it anyway.
When I listen to the professionals play Satie's songs the chords are played softer than the way I hit them. I tried to imitate them here, but made more mistakes as a result.
Erik Satie's Gnossienne #1. This is one of my favorite piano pieces to listen to. Before I owned a piano dreamed of playing this song one day. It means a lot to me that I can play it now.
I made some videos of myself playing piano.
The first is Erik Satie's Gymnopedie #1. The perfect song for springtime. I think I play well here but I hesitate in a couple of places. Still trying to learn all the chords.
Next is Frederic Chopin's Prelude in C Minor #20. This is often called the "Funeral March." Not for Springtime, but a beautiful piece nevertheless.
This is the first post of my new website. I want to use this to share my creative efforts.