Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1001372 - 12/17/08 05:32 PM Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
JeanieA Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 507
Loc: Reno, Nevada
I'm facing down my fears and playing in a Christmas recital tonight (on my wedding anniversary, too!). I try and do this every so often to get past the stage fright. Not too bad right now, but there's still a few hours to go....
_________________________
Collector of sheet music I can't play.

Top
(ads P/S)

Sauter Pianos

#1001373 - 12/17/08 05:42 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
timeturner Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 26
*hugs* You are going to do fine. I'll put on some Christmas music so I can pretend I'm there with you \:\) Best wishes!

Top
#1001374 - 12/17/08 05:43 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Kawai, HI Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 200
Loc: Hawaii
Good luck! And good for you for facing the fears.
Have fun.
_________________________
Semper ubi sub ubi

Top
#1001375 - 12/17/08 05:45 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
Best wishes! Keep positive thoughts in your head at all times before, during, and after the performance. Never doubt yourself.
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1001376 - 12/17/08 05:45 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
saerra Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 842
Loc: Atlanta, GA
*** Much good thoughts and energy being sent your way! ***

\:\) I hope you actually ENJOY it, even if just a little bit ;\)

Top
#1001377 - 12/17/08 05:54 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Ivory Dreams Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/12/08
Posts: 210
Loc: Central NC
With all the good wishes we are all sending to you.............You will be AWESOME!

KNOCK 'EM DEAD!
_________________________


You can own a Chickering, Christifori, or Steinway, but if you can't play it.... It is just a piece of eye candy.

Top
#1001378 - 12/17/08 06:04 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Matt H Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/26/07
Posts: 170
Loc: Indiana
Break a leg (just not a piano leg). And have fun.

Top
#1001379 - 12/17/08 07:39 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Lisztener Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/12/06
Posts: 921
JeanieA,[/b]

Your signature line is a hoot!

You and Monica K. have much in common. \:\)

For any person or being who might think of coming between you and a successful recital performance, I'll force-feed the witches potion to them to keep them at a distance.

Here is the bard's concoction that they must ingest:

--------------------------------------------

Round about the couldron go:
In the poisones entrails throw.
Toad,that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Sweated venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first in the charmed pot.
Double,double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blindworm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing.
For charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double,double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and couldron bubble.

Scale of dragon,tooth of wolf,
Witch's mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg'd in the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat; andslips of yew
silver'd in the moon's eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver'd by the drab,-
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For ingrediants of our cauldron.
Double,double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.[/b]

Witches Chant from Shakespeare's "Macbeth"

Best wishes for your success, ;\)

Lisztener
_________________________


Top
#1001380 - 12/17/08 08:16 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
JeanieA Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 507
Loc: Reno, Nevada
You guys are so supportive (and funny!), thank you!

T-minus 1 hr. 45 minutes and I'm not shaking yet. I think I'm feelin' the love!
_________________________
Collector of sheet music I can't play.

Top
#1001381 - 12/17/08 08:22 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17777
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
You'll do great. Just remember this: You will be nervous. That is normal. Don't sweat it, and just keep playing. Your audience will have no idea how nervous you are, and they will not notice any mistakes.

Let us know how it goes! \:\)
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#1001382 - 12/17/08 08:38 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
pianoluvr Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 172
Good luck! I hope everything went very well!
_________________________
Do or do not, there is no try.

CURRENT PIECES
Beethoven Sonata Op.49 No.2
Fur Elise
Chopin Waltz Op.69 No.2
Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.2
Schumann Op.15 No.1 (About Strange Lands and People)
Schumann Op.15 No.7 (Traumerei)

Top
#1001383 - 12/17/08 09:08 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
bluekeys Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 1337
Piano Mojo is being beamed at you via the inter tubes at this very moment....bzzzzzzzz. Now you can't help but do great! ;\)

Top
#1001384 - 12/18/08 12:12 AM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
JeanieA Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 507
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Thanks, guys! Just home and it went pretty well. I kept the nerves under better control than years past, even with a much larger audience than we've had previously.

I must say, though, that those cute little six year olds, who coincidentally are MY computer students at a local elementary school (can't wait for the critique from the kindergartners tomorrow), are a very tough act to follow. Those sweet little velvet and taffeta dresses, hair bows, and patent leather shoes...you can forgive A LOT of wrong notes when the cute little pianist's feet don't touch the floor when they're seated on the bench!!

My Jim Brickman arrangement of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" went quite well, only a few very minor mistakes.

My second piece, "We Three Kings" (done in the style of Franz Liszt) went well for the first 3/4. The second to last line has this alternate hand, down-the-scale run that took me some time to learn and, you guessed it, that's where it fell apart. I floundered around for a couple of seconds, glossed over it and finished up with the big chords that sound SO nice on a long grand.

Oh, well...no regrets, it's done and I'm actually fairly pleased with the results. And, there's always NEXT year. Recital's over; NOW I can play my holiday music for fun!

Thanks for all the good energy sent my way, thanks to all and to all a Merry (insert winter holiday celebrated here)! \:\)
_________________________
Collector of sheet music I can't play.

Top
#1001385 - 12/18/08 12:59 AM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Lisztener Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/12/06
Posts: 921
JeanieA[/b]


Hooray! \:D

Lisztener
_________________________


Top
#1001386 - 12/18/08 04:58 AM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
LaValse Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 1224
Loc: Mumbles, Wales
Bravo JeanieA...
_________________________
http://uk.youtube.com/user/sailwavedev

Top
#1001387 - 12/18/08 05:08 AM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Ivory Dreams Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/12/08
Posts: 210
Loc: Central NC
WELL DONE!
_________________________


You can own a Chickering, Christifori, or Steinway, but if you can't play it.... It is just a piece of eye candy.

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Mason & Hamlin- The Skinny?
by Miguel Rey
09/23/14 09:55 PM
crazy fingers, or mind of their own
by Barry1963
09/23/14 09:52 PM
Request opinion YC G-175
by ivoryguy36
09/23/14 08:31 PM
"Break Free" by Ariana Grande on Piano
by Zach Evans
09/23/14 06:37 PM
V-Grand delivery on Friday!
by TonyB
09/23/14 06:36 PM
Who's Online
121 registered (Barry1963, accordeur, ando, AEMontoya, 34 invisible), 1392 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76297 Members
42 Forums
157717 Topics
2316684 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission