It feels jazzy, and reminded me of ragtime. Not sure why it's called "Slide," but maybe because of the way some of the notes seem to slide quickly together. Or . . . because of the happy feeling the music brings, kind of like climbing up and going down a slide?
This piece is by artist and composer Adrian Webster, a self-taught musician from the UK. Adrian has recorded two albums of piano music with a great variety of moods and melodies, and individual song downloads are available at http://www.crusaderbeach.com.
When you hear him play it's hard to believe he never took piano lessons. His family kept their upright piano in his bedroom, and he says that "for me it was like having another toy to enjoy for hours on end," and through his delight in this ever-present instrument, he developed his own style of playing piano mostly by experiment and discovery.
Note to parents--
Want to raise the next musical genius? Follow these simple steps:
1 - make sure there's room in your child's bedroom for a piano, and move it in there sometime when he/she is still a tiny tot
2 - no piano lessons
3 - hmmm . . . not sure -- you may have no control over what happens in step three
I'm glad Adrian Webster did have a piano in his bedroom . . . so we could hear songs like this one (and have something to help with the gloomy weather) --