I picked up a book from Oxfam recently, “Play it Again, Chester – Boogies, Rags and Blues for Piano”. These are beginners pieces, so it was nice to be able to pick up a piece of music and learn it relatively quickly. I’ve spent a bit of time during piano lessons on these too and have been meaning to record these for a while, but hadn’t got round to it. What better to do on a bank holiday than waste some time recording on an 80s keyboard! I took the old Casiotone 405 from the top of the wardrobe and recorded three of the pieces from the book. I would hope it goes without saying that these are intentionally….. er……. crap sounding, with the old drums backing tracks. I realise it may be difficult to tell the difference between these synth sounds and a real piano, electric guitar and organ 🙂
Here they are, cheesy tracks just for fun. Play it again, Chester….. whoever you are.
Blue Waltz (Carol Barratt)
Lazy Haze (Carol Barratt)
Navy Blues (Carol Barratt)
The keyboard they were recorded on: