Just Press Play

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Introduction

 

After 25 years of performing shows in nursing homes and 50 years of performing piano bars everywhere

I have seen the amazing effect a piano player can have in any situation. The solo piano creates an atmosphere that feels intimate and people gather round it. If there is a piano player – there is a party. I know this because I have been the piano player and seen the party happen.

Now technology means that we can all have a solo piano player.

This it not the same as having the piano recorded and played on a sound system or having an app on your phone where you can choose a song and play it.

The performance is generated in real time so there is a different level of involvement with the audience. I don't know why this is so. I just know it is. Pressing play on the piano that starts the piano sound has a different effect than playing a CD or music file. It is more fun for a singer to use and more practical. A singer can change the key and tempo for every song to match up with their voice.

 

A song like I Can't Give You Anything But Love can be performed as an up tempo swing song or a real slow ballad. Both can be entertaining and different singers will make different choices. That ability adds a whole new level of spontaneity in the performance. The joy is for the singers and the audience.

 

These piano tracks are ones that I have created and used often during my own performance. They are not perfect but they are musical, exciting and allow for a singer to really express themselves with the music. Once you've tried it, you will know.

 

Example My Blue Heaven

 

here's how it works . The piano is preloaded with 73 songs and here's a list with the song title and number on the piano. Choose the song you want to sing. 

my blue heaven is song number ?

I choose song then pick that number

press play

sing the song …..........press play....music starts …... start singing

 

it is not computerized, it is not a whole band, it is just the simple rhythm and harmony that provide the basis for someone to sing the song. The music doesn't get in the way of the singer.

 

There are 73 songs preloaded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spontaneous Joy Music

presents

Just Press Play

Piano Project

 

Bringing the extraordinary piano music of

Bob Goldstick

¨to

Memory Care, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing facilities, and more.

Like having a piano player all of the time!

The Just Press Play piano includes

over 75 songs

to choose from including favorites from all styles of music.

Just choose a song and start to sing!

 

You can have set lists for each month and holiday. You can also make requests update your song list

 

¨ Training is included. Songs are easy to learn for kids, adults, volunteers, residents, caregivers, family members, and anyone who wants to entertain.

$400 will provide a Just Press Play piano system for a nursing home that includes

1-a Yamaha PSR E363 piano,

2- Just Press Play software and installation.

3- 2 live shows to demonstrate

 

This one item can bring the magic of live music to everyone. Just add someone who likes to sing!!! To get the piano player to start........

Just Press Play

Inroduction

Background

I started performing in nursing homes in 1993 and immediately saw the amazing effect my style of piano bar playing and singing could have on the residents of nursing homes and memory care facilities. There's a level of joy that is unmistabl;e and memorable almost every show I have played in the last 25 years.

I always wished I could somehow leave a part of that experience using the technology and so I recorded piano tracks for singers and they started performing shows, but it was only a few singers. I made these songs available on my web site in 2004 but was not able to bridge the gap between the availability of the music and some one to actually use the music to perform a show.

I believe I found the answer to the dellema and that is the physical presence of the piano, a portable piano that is preloaded with my versions of piano accompaniment for singers for over 75 for the most popular songs of the past 100 years. It's like having me available to play these songs 24/7.

Anyone who works, lives or visits regularly can add a musical experience to their visit. Everything from gathering everyone for a first class musical performance to moving the piano next to a resident and singing a quiet song.

I am not sure why and would be very happy for anyone who can help describe it, but the actual presence of the piano creating music live makes it different that just playing a CD or any precorded device. The piano is actually playing the song same as the old style player pianos.

Here are just examples of how you can use the Just Press Play system

1- Daily sing-a-long – anyone can lead a sing-a-long. All of the songs are provided with a melody version and just choose from the sample set list and most people will know the songs well enough to sing-a-long. People singing together is always of good experience. Ask the folks for their favorite songs. People that came to the piano bar 4 or 5 nights a week always wanted to hear their same favorite songs

2-Musical Show – Within the family of all of the residents, family, caregivers, volunteers, friends there are some musicians and frankly, everyone can sing. All they need is the desire to want to entertain the residents and there is a choice of 10 or 15 songs that they can learn to perform and both entertain the residents and having a “I am a star” moment. It's like karaoke only with a real purpose. Providing a good show for folks who can really use it.

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