“The Road Within”

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Title/Theme: “The Road Within”; Key/Structure: F# Minor Comment about this piece:  Distractions. Interruptions. Anxiety/Depression. It’s a growing part of modern culture. We often seek (and are prescribed) “extrinsic” solutions. However, it’s the “intrinsic” – the road within – where we can find and embrace our true selves. It’s a journey. Not easy. I’m still learning the way. This composition is inspired … Read More

“Deep Blue”

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Title/Theme: “Deep Blue”; Key/Structure: E Minor Comment about this piece:  Deep Blue has two meanings. Here on Cape Cod, we’re surrounded by ocean, and it’s hard not to be awed by the profoundness of it all. So, on one hand “Deep Blue” contemplates this vastness of nature. On the other hand, “Deep Blue” is the name of the computer which beat … Read More

“Shadows”

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Title/Theme: “Shadows” Key/Structure: Alternatively in F Minor and F Major. Inspiration/Idea:  Shadows. They’re with you all the time, but they’re not you. It’s an illusion. Just images of reality – but not reality. For the original inspiration and some brain-wrecking thought, check out Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Equipment/Setup: Steinway Model B; Earthworks QTC-40 (stereo pair) Mics; Apogee Duet Interface; Logic … Read More

“Il Giardino” (The Garden)

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Title/Theme: “Il Giardino” (The Garden) Structure:  This piece is in Ab Major. It starts with a simple theme (a motif repeated throughout) followed by the primary melody. The piece follows a typical pop-song structure: Intro-A-B-A-B-C(Bridge)-A-B-Outro. Certainly, much different than my previous ‘meditation’… Inspiration/Idea:  In order to explore different mic and piano positions, I wanted to write something ‘simple’ –  easily … Read More

“Habits”

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Welcome to my first “Meditation” – which includes a free music download and link. Feel free to share. Here, I will take you “behind the curtain” – to my process and inspiration. Let’s begin.   Title/Theme: “Habits” Structure: This piece is purely improvised – over 10 minutes of it. To really take you behind the curtain – I’m starting at the … Read More

Gary Girouard to perform at Whisperings Concert

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Gary Girouard to perform as part of the Whisperings Solo Piano Radio “Discovery” show on Saturday, March 3rd. Full details and ticket link below. SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD, 7:00 PM THE WHISPERINGS “DISCOVERY” CONCERT BELLEVUE, WA Featuring… Both up and coming and established artists in a very intimate setting. Only 120 Seats! Live performances by Jon Dahlander, Ed Goldfarb (of Azimuth), … Read More

REVIEW: The Naked Piano Transitions (reviewed by Alejandro Clavijo of Reviews New Age)

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Note: Translated from Spanish on the Reviews New Age Website (www.reviewsnewage.com). Reviewed in September, 2017 The Naked Piano | Transitions Gary Girouard 50 minutes Continuing the “Naked Piano” saga pianist and composer Gary Girouard presents his latest release titled Transitions. Composed of twelve and two bonus cuts, this new album is based on a very interesting combination of sweet emotions. … Read More

They’re not laughing now…

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I’m guessing you enjoy piano – or play piano yourself. Let me share a piano story I think you’ll enjoy – full of insight, humor and hopefully a little inspiration as well. Ultimately, you’ll see this is a story about YOU… Take a look at the old black & white advertisement above. It implies you just sit down at the piano … Read More

Giving Thanks – by Lady Allen

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“Lady” Mildred Allen was 102 years young when she passed a couple years ago. I had the divine privilege to share my music with her, and spend time discussing her philosophy and life experiences. She was from an era when the ‘hand-written’ letter was the proper method of communication. It was late October when I received her final letter. Aside … Read More

14 Years…

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It’s been 14 years since I released the first Naked Piano album and I want to pause and celebrate this milestone with you. You know when you create something worthwhile (a project, painting, story, song, poem, garden, or even a child) – it becomes a part of you. You pour your heart and soul into its creation. It takes on a life of it’s own. Today, I give … Read More

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