Friday, November 13, 2009

Michael Gettel - Gentle Earth and Sky - by Sparkster

Michael Gettel recorded for the Narada label back in the mid 80's when New Age piano hit it's peak. Notice the sound here. It's very "New Agey." Notice what the left hand is doing. It's playing a very nice arpeggio pattern.

This kind of pattern was used a lot back then. But what you should take away from this is the kind of "sound" you hear.

The first thing I do (if I'm analyzing a piece of music) is listen for the form or structure. After a nice introduction here, we hear the main theme being played - and that great left hand comes in.

We get a little contrast later on, but as always in most music, it's back to the main theme again. Nice piece!

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