Bert's Bytes 2002

Bert's Bytes started in 2002 with 51 short piano improvisations about musical thoughts, colours, experiments, traditional improvisations performed on the piano at home. Here you can still listen to all those improvisations, click the speakers:

Click to listen 1 Augmented scale
Click to listen 2 Toccata avant-garde
Click to listen 3 Toccata in tonality
Click to listen 4 Pentatonic scales
Click to listen 5 Strange handframes
Click to listen 6 Just nice triads
Click to listen 7 Caricatures of jazz
Click to listen 8 Hands moving in opposite direction
Click to listen 9 The beauty of parallel harmonies
Click to listen 10 Fuga toccata avant-garde
Click to listen 11 Avant-garde melody, harmony and rhythm
Click to listen 12 Caricature of jazz harmonies
Click to listen 13 Pop caricatures
Click to listen 14 Just a melody with the nicest harmonies possible
Click to listen 15 Passionate melody that generates harmonies
Click to listen 16 Just the colour of a block chord
Click to listen 17 Parallel undefined chord
Click to listen 18 Counter point without rules just play!
Click to listen 19 Just a melody with big intervals
Click to listen 20 Two hands moving opposite (avant-garde)
Click to listen 21 Just a very traditional ending
Click to listen 22 Traditional chords but strange transpositions
Click to listen 23 Hands that move in opposite direction opening imaginary curtains
Click to listen 24 Hands moving in opposite direction opening and closing sounds
Click to listen 25 Traditional left hand comping, right hand hitting notes
Click to listen 26 Just fast playing with a jazz caricature
Click to listen 27 Just strange handframes, strange sounds
Click to listen 28 Playing just fourths in both hands in different combinations
Click to listen 29 Left hand major and minor thirds, right hand avant-garde melody
Click to listen 30 Left hand playing seconds (world of tension), right hand with strong avant-garde melody
Click to listen 31 Just playing fifths, one of the most consonant intervals
Click to listen 32 Just playing sixths but in an avant-garde idiom so that they get dissonant
Click to listen 33 The world of sevenths and seconds, a dissonant world
Click to listen 34 Kind of jazz comping approaching all the harmonies from one step above
Click to listen 35 Kind of jazz comping approaching all the harmonies from one step below
Click to listen 36 Kind of jazz comping with chords in fourths intervals and transpositions in thirds
Click to listen 37 Fuga with rather strict laws of counter point
Click to listen 38 Fuga without strict rules of counter point
Click to listen 39 Playing a melody in octaves accompanied by tenths, rather traditional
Click to listen 40 Playing a melody in octaves, not traditional because of strange movements
Click to listen 41 A melody in the right hand, a base line in the left hand and sixths in the middle, like J.S. Bach
Click to listen 42 Using thirds in a Latin groove and losing control
Click to listen 43 Just a lick
Click to listen 44 One of the most used licks used in an avant-garde way
Click to listen 45 Trying to play a solo in octaves just a roaring sound
Click to listen 46 The melody stays on one note, the harmony changes so that perspective of that note changes
Click to listen 47 The melody stays long on the same note, harmonies are traditional, a quiet result
Click to listen 48 The right hand accompanies with minor and major triads, the left hand plays a warm melody below
Click to listen 49 Combining normal triads in both hands with half a note of difference
Click to listen 50 Combining triads in six/three inversion with half a note of difference
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