NOW SETUP FOR BOTH M4a AND MP3 DOWNLOADS
The first two links below go to pages where MP3s and
M4as of my music
can be either listened to or downloaded. The links below that,
such as "background", give some explanation of how this is all done.
Most all music on these MP3s/M4as unless specifically labeled Karaoke or said
to be something else, are 100% done by myself, Ron Plachno.
And yes, or course, if it sounds amateurish. It
is really okay. I am an amateur :)
The difference in the first two links? I had a
recording studio together from 1992 or so to the year 2000 that then
went obsolete. Some of the music from that time is in the
second link. I changed out a few recording pieces lately in 2013
to recover my recording studio, and the items in the first link were
mostly done in 2013 - although some parts of them may have been done by
myself earlier and I fixed and updated them and added much recently.
Ron's Music MP3's/M4a's 2013 recent
Background on Some of the 2013 songs
Ron's Music MP3's/M4a's 1992 to
Some Early Art used for album covers to send music
to unsuspecting relatives
A few New Setup Photos
Choice of Songs .. Why?
How these songs go
Note: At least right now, I plan on updating these pages as I
Clicking on the above FAQs image will turn you into a one foot tall magenta
giraffe. Okay - ....maybe that function is not working yet.
- Are unicorns still with us? Are not
hippopotamuses just obese unicorns? - Some, but other unicorns
- Are these songs done like "Band in a Box" where I
take pre-stored drum and other parts and just put them together and
little of this is really mine? No - unless I label it as such,
such as "Karaoke". Mostly every note, including every drum
note, every part of a drum roll, all backup parts, comes from me.
Well, in a few cases, some may be read from sheet music, which helps
a little, but sheet music that I buy does not give every part.
But even there I generally must enter every note either by playing it on a
keyboard or entering it by mouse. Keyboard is much faster and
- Since both Winnie the Pooh and Attila the Hun
both have the same middle name, are they the same person? No.
- How much of this comes from sheet music for the
notes? Answer - very little or none at all; many times I have
no sheet music for the song at all. Sometimes
sheet music will give the melody notes, or even the chords that go
along with the melody and sometimes the bass part. Best case
that would be 3 say of the 9 or 14 parts or so that I might use in a
song. But even there, I mostly just do my own bass part
anyway, since I used to also play bass, unless the bass part is
quite distinct and obvious in the sheet music. Even with
chords, I am not above changing the chords in the sheet music to
make them more complex or less complex or just different. Yes,
musicians are a "surly" lot who were actually the first group that
was destroyed in Sodom and Gomorrah. To quote (paraphrase) the
great clarinet player Pete Fountain "Yes, I read sheet music, but I
stop before it affects my playing".
- Does money grow on trees? Answer: some
think so, mostly since some banks have "branches"
- One person asked me once - your piano parts are
fictional right? No ones fingers move that fast. Answer:
Real. I generally play all piano parts live at the same speed
on a keyboard. As for my fingers moving fast, while my style
may not be simply "honky tonk" - it is similar to honky tonk in that
what I do is move quickly on the chord pattern allowed at that point
in time - similar I feel certain to what a honky tonk piano player
would do. In others words, I do not find it amazing.
Just something you learn along the way. Since my fingers can
move quickly, yes, I am often watched in stores. If I played
cards in the old West, I would likely be shot by now.
- I will bet that not all in your band gets along.
Answer: And you would lose that bet! Seriously, each
member of our one person band always gets along with all of the
other members all of the time.
- "Anyone" could do this stuff !! Answer:
I have not seen Bob and Gina Anyone for a long time, but perhaps
they could. But they have a very different style, as we both
know. Mostly tuba and tambourine festivals.
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