Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"Ocean Pacific" An Homage to George Winston

"Ocean Pacific" is a lesson piece I wrote to teach students about hand independance.

It's based on 4 chords in the Key of A Major and uses a left-hand crossover pattern that resembles something New Age pianist George Winston might have used.

In fact, it sounds so much like something Winston might have come up with that I call it a "homage." And what better person to create an homage to? The man literally put New Age piano on the map!

Without Winston, there may not be a "New Age piano" which is ironic since I know for a fact that he hates the term. He prefers to call it rural folk piano.

Whatever you want to call it, if you're into nature and music you'll like "Ocean Pacific!"

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