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Soliloquy - Book of Improvisations
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Soliloquy - Book of Improvisations
Soliloquy is a 76-page book of 11 improvisations for solo piano by John Eidsvoog.
Choose either 'Download Version' for a PDF file, 'Printed Version' ($2.00 extra) for a printed book, or 'Printed Version plus CD' ($5.00 extra) for a printed book and CD. Printed versions will be shipped to you. This music is quite difficult and is intended for the advanced player. Click on the image to the right to see a sample of the music.

Included with the Soliloquy project are free MP3's of all songs. You are free to download these songs. The CD option is not required and is only offered as a convenient alternative to downloading the MP3's. You can also download individual MP3's and purchase individual pieces using the links below.

The music of the Soliloquy project was all composed through improvisation. All pieces were originally played on a MIDI keyboard and captured by a computer software program. The pieces Soliloquy and Semores were realized with an acoustic guitar sound. All other pieces were played with an acoustic piano sound.

Because all of the pieces were created through free improvisation, special tricks were required to transform the music into printed manuscript. Using a software sequencer, a beat map was constructed, time signatures were determined, the MIDI notes were quantized and then imported into a music notation program. The music was then edited into a finished composition. Great care was taken with the editing of this music and you will not be disappointed with the accuracy or quality of the publishing.

You will find the music in this book at times quite difficult to play. This is one of the characteristics of improvised music because it flows freely from the mind of the musician through the fingers, without any attempt to make it easy to play again. The free recordings included with this project will serve as a guide for the interpretation of the music.

Here's a FREE .zip file containing MP3s of all 11 songs.

You can download or listen to individual songs and purchase individual sheet music here:

1. Soliloquy
2. Syllogism
3. Solitude
4. Suite No. 1: Searching - Sensing - Soaring
5. Softly Speaking
6. Semores
7. Serena
8. Spinning
9. Sand Ballet

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