The Naked Piano Elements nominated “Album of the Year”

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I’m so happy to announce my latest album – The Naked Piano Elements –  has just been nominated for 2014 “Album of the Year” by Whisperings Solo Piano Radio. It is such a privilege and honor to be considered for this prestigious award. Whisperings is one of the world’s best solo piano radio programs and is full of talented pianists and composers. In … Read More

Wham! BAM!! the “More” Phenomenon

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For the end of the Summer, I went to the movies with my wife and kids. I had heard lots of positive reviews for “Guardians of the Galaxy” and really wanted to check it out. So, on a hot and humid Cape Cod afternoon, we headed over to the local cinema. After plopping down the small mortgage to purchase the tickets, … Read More

My Summer “Inspiration” List…

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I’m currently spending time stomping around the mountainous regions of Northern Portugal, gaining inspiration and enjoying the “simple life”! When I’m on vacation, I love to read – as it often provides inspiration for the music I compose and perform. Here is a list of some of the books I’ve been exploring this Summer… “Family Friendly”: Ungifted – by Gordon Korma A ‘normal’ middle-schooler is placed in … Read More

Just in! “Elements” Review, by Kathy Parsons (Mainly Piano)

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The Naked Piano: Elements Gary Girouard 2014 / Galileo Music 53 minutes Two years in the making, the fifth installment of Gary Girouard’s award-winning The Naked Piano series is here! Subtitled Elements, it is a musical expression of “things that are in this world, but not of this world” and seeks to inspire listeners to “observe and enjoy the wonders and blessings surrounding each and every one … Read More

CD REVIEW: Kathy Parsons of "Mainly Piano" reviews The Naked Piano Light & Dark

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The Naked Piano: Light & Dark Gary Girouard 2012 / Galileo Music Corporation 56.6 minutes Light & Dark is the fourth installment in pianist/composer Gary Girouard’s The Naked Piano series. The series was started in 1990 to celebrate the purity of solo piano – no accompaniment and no editing. Girouard explains: “From the start, this project was all about capturing … Read More

Gary’s Naked Piano Story…

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na·ked /ˈnākid/ without the usual covering or protection devoid of concealment or disguise having no covering; bare; exposed We are naked, you and I, when we dare to express ourselves. When we boldly go where no one has gone before. The Naked Piano represents a journey – a heroic and spiritual journey – from who we are today, to who … Read More

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