Keyboard Music of Sonni Quick

Take a few moments to relax. Close your eyes and let it transport you. Leave a commen . What do you think?

I had to take a break from working on the store – to work on my music. Oh why can’t I do 6 things at once!!

Recorded on a Yamaha DGX650

Listen to I Have Nothing Left To Give by Sonni Quick on #SoundCloud

Listen to The Music Tells The Story by Sonni Quick on #SoundCloud

You can sign up for my mailing list at sonniquick.net

If you don’t have the SoundCloud app you can hear all of the music and see all of the videos at this site as well.

 

Who Do I See In The Stainless Steel Mirror?

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Listen to Who Do I See in the Stainless Steel Mirror by Sonni Quick #np on #SoundCloud

This is my newest music for a chapter in my book  “Inside The Forbidden Outside”.

 

All of the music I record is improvised “off the top of my head.” It is relatively easy. With practice and time most anyone to learn how to play the piano. Learning to read notes and where they are played on the piano can be taught. Even how to play with certain kinds of touches, such as striking the keys hard or soft because it is shown with different symbols on the music. But that doesn’t mean the student has a talent for music interpretation, just like a dancer learning ballet may or may not have the gift of dance, or an artist born with the gift of interpreting life through a pencil or paint.

I started out in life having to learn how to read music as a young child and I wasn’t a good student. I was too headstrong about how I wanted to play a piece of music. I had the discipline to teach myself a lot of what I know. I always knew playing the piano would be an important part of my life. I hear many piano players who are much better players than I am and some have incredible technique and I envy their skill. But if you took away their music, what would they play? There are also wonderful improv players out there who don’t understand music yet can play beautiful music.

When I record a new piece I have no idea what I’m going pay, or even they key I’m going to play in. If I “try” to force it, it doesn’t work. I start with an emotion. I record because I have an urge to play  I’ve gotten out of bed to play and record. I always record when I play because I can’t repeat what I do. You hear it, mistakes and all. I sit down and turn on my piano and press the record button – and just – play. My hands interpret the feelings I have.

Sonni Quick hands on the piano keyboard

Later, when I play it back I try to understand how my hands knew where to go. I look at my hands. They are getting old. Age spots are appearing.  I used to want to hide them in photos of me playing the piano. Music is, and always has been centered on the youth. I used to be young and the youth today will get old. We need to stop centering life on one category of people and join together. That is why Indie music is so important.

These hands have experienced everything I’ve been through, and they aren’t fine making music yet.  There is wisdom and magic in them. I imagine the keys on the piano and I wonder, where did that come from? Why did I play the keys I did?

When I was little I wanted to play the most beautiful music in the world, although I couldn’t say what that was. And I’m not saying that is what it is now, but it’s getting closer. I don’t think we come to the end of our creativity because of our age, although health could interfere. I think we chose to stop our creativity because we think we are getting old. Some of the best musicians out there are “Dinosaurs” old(er) musicians  But it doesn’t matter what we look like – it is the sound of music we play.

I started a Facebook group called, Dinosaur Musicians  If you know anyone who fits the bill and they are still recording music and would like another place to upload it, tell them about it.

If you’d like to hear more of music – streaming it with your eyes closed at night is best, go to my website sonniquick.net

Go to My Name is Jamie to read a bit of the book. Follow me by email to get new posts about the book and music.

Please support me in my efforts. I also have a Facebook music page found at: http://facebook.com/sonniquickspiano 

http://soundcloud.com/sonni-quick

http://reverbnation.com/sonniquick 

And look me up on YouTube: Sonni Quick Improv Piano  I have 20 music videos I created using some great software.

Like the pages, follow me, and leave a comment that you saw me at this blog. I don’t have a management team. All I have is you.

Have a great week! Sonni

Who’s Taking Care of My Broken Heart

 

Listen to Who’s Taking Care of My Broken Heart by Sonni Quick #np on #SoundCloud

I posted this to soundcloud.com/sonni-quick three weeks ago and it quickly became one of my most frequently played recordings. Not in the scope of someone backed by a major producer, but I’ve been pleased with the results so far by those who follow my music and share it. SoundCloud is a great site to hear good non-industry music, develop playlists or play one already compiled, 

At this stage of my life, ober the past couple years I’ve had about 20k hits combined on all of the music I have on the internet and thats a heck of a lot more than those who saw me play live when I was younger – and those people could never hear the music again.

The internet has been a great boom to musicians getting their music heard – but there is extremely little money in it. Why buy what you can stream?

I’m banking on my combined following of music and those generated by Jamie’s blog and social media. It will give my book (when it’s done) the possibility of greater success. I posted a new partial chapter today on Jamie blog. SUBSCRIBE at that blog to read complete chapters.

I welcome your feedback. Reader’s opinions and criticism is my only way right now to find out what is wrong – or right. Do you want to be a reader,  let me know. If you do  I’ll send you a free t-shirt, (that you can also purchase on the first post at the blog) a free copy of the book when it comes out, and your name in the book for those who helped – and a few album dl of all the music, which would come with a purchase of the book.

Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll give you more details. 

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My website – sonniquick.net – for music, YouTube videos and photos

My music Facebook page

 

My Mind is Playing Tricks on Me – music

 

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This music was recorded Nov 2017 but the chapter it goes to in my upcoming book, “Inside The Forbidden Outside,” was not ready yet to be written. You can find a partial chapter on this post at my other blog, but to read the entire chapter you have to be subscribed to ITFO News – on that blog post. Not everyone reads every post and can keep up with how this project is going. I never overwhelm email inboxes. I only write on occasion to update the progress and to let you know when it will be published. This draft is 47,000 words so far, 20 chapters and 14 music videos. So it is getting there and is being written with great care. It is the truth about someone’s life, wrapped into a creative non fiction story – and the illusions and dreams that can take place inside someone’s mind. This man is still sitting in solitary confine cell called adseg. As terrible as that is he feels it is better than being in general population (gen pop) at the mercy of the guards, riots, weapons and being exposed to inmates on drugs.

I believe this book provides the insight to see the inmates of our prisons to be people and not commodities to make money from until you wear them out and kill them from neglect while pretending otherwise to the people who read about our prisons in the media. I believe what they do to humans is shameful. Yes, we have very guilty people among the inmates and many suffer from untreated mental illnesses or are caused to have mental breakdowns due to mistreatment. Too many have a callous view of the millions locked up and don’t want to believe there are innocent people locked up and sentences are way to steep and believed to deserve whatever the prisons do to them, especially for blacks and Hispanics whose lives we try to ruin on the outside because they had the “misfortune” of being born with color in their skin. Not until you have a family member who is exposed to this humanity can most people understand what it does to humanity and all their family members ho have to watch the suffering.

My book addresses the reality of being imprisoned – not their guilt, and I will fight to help people understand the part they play by ignoring what they think doesn’t involve them.

Twitter  @sonni-quick

Facebook  Jamie Life in Prison    

SonniQuick   Main music website – YouTube videos and stream my music – subscribe to a separate mailing list for music.

My Name is Jamie. My Life in Prison – my other blog

SoundCloud – one website that streams my music

How Do I Find My Way – poetry

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How do I find my way?
What is the reason why?
How do I know what is the truth
When I see my life pass me by
I need to know what’s real
I need to know what I should do
No one told me. No one showed me
I had no choice you helped me through

What I believe isn’t helping me
So I have to ask again
What is the reason why I’m here
What caused my life to be
So far away from all I love
So many pieces fell apart
Still I should thank a god above?
who caused this puzzle of a man
to wonder why this is the truth
If it doesn’t tell me who I am

Nothing is out there watching me
No one cares and no one plans
No one knows when I’ll be free
No one cares or understands
It’s up to me and what I do
I don’t know, I can’t undo
the reasons why this tragedy
Made me question my belief
It hasn’t helped one day in here
I learned to fear I learned grieve

I yearned to learn a different way
Take control and never blame
My life on any other cause
I bent the rules I played the game
I never fear these years because
I lost these years by my own hand
It took twelve years to understand

© 2018 Sonni Quick

sonniquick.net     My website where you can find my music, music videos, bio and press

Sonni Quick Piano Improv –  my YouTube channel

My facebook page – SonniQuicksPiano

 

 

How Do I Find My Way – New Music

This is a new piece of music – enjoy

Go to http://sonniquick.net to hear other music and also my music videos, all located in one place. Your support  for my music/book about Jamie’s life in prison is so appreciated. It will help his life inside and also help when he gets out because sale of the book will be his only income at that time.  He still has 4 years to go out of 17, but I have been preparing for that for several years.

You can find my music page at http://facebook.com/sonniquickspiano

You can also subscribe to my mailing list which is about new music I record.  I WILL NOT inundate your email box. It is an easy way to hear things when your are not at WordPress.  Many thanks

Sonni Quick

At the cove in Islamorada

 

Picking Up Broken Pieces – Newest YouTube Video

Picking Up Broken Pieces

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This is the newest YouTube video with music for my upcoming book, “Inside The Forbidden Outside. The poem runs across the bottom. You can also read it right here.

It is my plan to put out a new video every two weeks, hoping that by the end of the year all of the pieces to my project will be completed and ready for editing. It has taken me three years to get to this point, having no idea what I was doing when I started. What a learning process. It has taken more determination and dedication than I thought I had.

For example – this video took 63 video clips I had to upload to my computer, after I found the ones I wanted, and then upload them into the software program I am using to make the video. Each video took 7-20 minutes to upload to the program. The clips then have to be arranged in the order I wanted and tested and retested. I’m still learning the word editing that has to be inserted into the different frames. It took about 20 hours to make this video. During that time I can’t work on the book or write blog posts. I can’t work on my music websites or keep up social media, so everything moves slowly as I circle through as much as I can in one day.

I don’t take any days off. There are no Monday through Friday workweeks. There is no paycheck for my efforts. When I wake, I get a cup of coffee that gets cold and I begin working. This project – for Jamie – and I don’t kid myself, it is for me, to show what I can do after more than a few years of making music.

If you don’t have deep determination to accomplish something, you may begin, but you won’t finish. You’ll put it aside after you convince yourself you can’t do it. If you can’t motivate yourself, or if you listen to people tell you that you can’t do – you won’t, and you will blame other reasons for why you failed. But blaming yourself probably won’t be one of those reasons.

But to do this I need your help – your support. I have a mailing list for my newsletter ITFO News. But I also now have a mailing list for my music and videos. You can easily subscribe to at at my website: Sonni Quick. When I come out with something new I’ll let you know. Listen and share if you like it. That is the best support you can give me. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. People look at that number when they go to YouTube and determine if someone is worth listening to. Growing those early numbers as quickly as possible is important.

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My Name is Jamie – wordpress blog on Jamie’s life and info on prisons and the criminal injustice system

Sonni Quicks Piano Improv –  Additional YouTube videos of the music soundtrack for Inside The Forbidden Outside. New videos are released as they are made. When you subscribe and share, other people have the opportunity to learn about the book being written which will help Jamie start a life when he is released. He needs your help. If you have read his story on the blog you understand why. Thank you.

My personal music website  – sonniquick.net

Skunk Radio – Indie radio out of London. My personal page

Soundcloud – all of my music can be found here plus music I have personally liked from other musicians. You can also play my album “Stories without Words”

Jamie Life in Prison at Facebook . . .Blog posts and news about injustice in the worldS

Improv Piano music of Sonni Quick – at Facebook . . . music news and other musicians

Twitter – My Name is Jamie