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#1005702 - 11/16/08 09:36 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Jazzyprof - Etude op. 25 #1 (Aeolian Harp). - Very nice job on what sounds like an extremely challenging piece. Enjoyed!

Mateusz ‘Mati‘ Papiernik - Polskie drogi (Polish roads) -- Nice! You play with a lot of charm. Thanks for sharing.

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#1005703 - 11/16/08 11:20 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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50. GregF - Brahams's Lullaby[/b] What a great addition to your daughters CD! I used to play a CD of this for my kids!

51. grotrianer - Prelude 28/17 A flat major[/b] Great Job! Veg pizza is my favorite!

52. Deep Elem (aka Buck) - A House Is Not A Home[/b] I thought you had a great handle on those chords!

53. babama - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, 18th variation (Rachmaninov, arrangement Pochacco)[/b] I am in love with this song and I thought you mastered it!

54. Always Wanted to Play Piano - Ombre[/b] Always found this soothing and yours was also

55. mlr1899 - Swipesy[/b] Joplin was a genius and you did him honor

56. rustyfingers - Sentimental Journey[/b] This tune sounded perfect on your piano and I thought you had a great feel for the song

57. DragonPianoPlayer - Allegro[/b] I really like the rhythm you played on this and it was a pleasure to listen to

58. Ozor Mox - The Portrait[/b] Wow, beautiful! Can I borrow your recording studio?

59. Schubertian - Prelude #13 (F# Major)[/b] Not familiar with this one but I enjoyed it! Always nice to learn new pieces

Plan to complete and do everyone............... \:\)

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#1005704 - 11/16/08 12:01 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
Peyton Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
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Loc: Maine
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Originally posted by Mary-Rose:
I applaud everyone who has had the courage, motivation and skill to take part in this recital. However I find the sheer size of it overwhelming - and it seems unfair to respond to only a few pieces. Isn't there some way the e-citals could be staggered so there were more, smaller ones instead of this great unwieldy thing? [/b]
I know what you mean. With almost four hours of music I find it tough to listen to all much less respond. My strategy this time is to respond first to those that took the time to comment on the last recital and go from there. I have listened to almost everything however. Truly a great recital.

Hey Mati... many thanks! You really made my day. \:\)
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#1005705 - 11/16/08 12:13 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Mary-Rose:
However I find the sheer size of it overwhelming - and it seems unfair to respond to only a few pieces. Isn't there some way the e-citals could be staggered so there were more, smaller ones instead of this great unwieldy thing? [/b]
Yes, as the recitals get more successful and the number of participants increases, it *does* get harder to comment on each one individually. I'm not sure having more recitals is the answer, as it's entirely possible that we'd end up having more recitals that are just as big if not bigger.

I personally think that nobody should feel "obligated" to comment on all pieces, especially as the number of pieces increases. I usually comment on all the first-time submitters, and then get to as many others as I can.

I'm planning on writing all my comments on the plane this Wed. as I fly to SF for the Einaudi concert. Can't think of anything better to do on a 5-hour trip. \:\)
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#1005706 - 11/16/08 01:18 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 2598
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
 Quote:
Originally posted by Mary-Rose:
However I find the sheer size of it overwhelming - and it seems unfair to respond to only a few pieces. Isn't there some way the e-citals could be staggered so there were more, smaller ones instead of this great unwieldy thing? [/b]
I kinda like having these really big recitals a few times (is it 4?) a year. It makes them special, gives us time to learn new pieces, and with the streaming capability we have now (thanks Mahlzeit!) it's fun listening to the whole thing while fixing dinner or grading exams. \:\)

I agree with Monica that no one should feel obligated to respond to every single piece. I also realize that we all love getting a pat on the back so I suspect I might feel a little "misunderappreciated" (a Bushism ;\) ) if no one commented on my piece. So, I have a suggestion: for each recital, why don't we have 3 or maybe 4 volunteer "first responders" whose task is to divvy up the recital submissions and comment on the ones assigned to them. For example, with 75 submissions and 3 "first responders" each one gets to review 25 performances. This will ensure that every performer gets at least one personalized pat on the back. The volunteer reviewers need not be recital participants but can be drawn from the entire Piano World membership. I suggest that at the same time the announcement for the recital is posted, we also put out a call for 3 or 4 volunteer reviewers. Of course everyone can still continue to post reviews of some, all, or none of the performances. What do you think?
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#1005707 - 11/16/08 01:22 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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I agree that no one should feel obligated to comment on every piece. For me, when that's what happens, we lose the conversational feel of being in the lobby after the concert discussing what we heard with our friends - there's not as much back-and-forth and discussion of particulars, and it gets lost - like asking each other how a particular recording setup was made, or whether we play other pieces like the one we submitted, or commenting on sort of tangential issues like similar pieces we play or how we practised trills, or whatever.

Having said that, I do comment on all of them if I get the time, but I haven't done that every recital, because, like all of us, my circumstances and available time change. So I think one should not hesitate to comment on just those pieces that particularly spoke to you or inspired you or whatever, or even to give all-around congratulations and thanks. This is a community of beginning piano players, and it's nice if that's front and center.

Cathy
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#1005708 - 11/16/08 01:59 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Loc: Virginia
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Originally posted by jazzyprof:
I suspect I might feel a little "misunderappreciated" (a Bushism ;\) ) if no one commented on my piece. [/b]
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#1005709 - 11/16/08 02:50 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
Orez Eno Offline
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Registered: 02/23/08
Posts: 179
Loc: New England
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Mary-Rose wrote:[/b]
I find the sheer size of it overwhelming - and it seems unfair to respond to only a few pieces. Isn't there some way the e-citals could be staggered so there were more, smaller ones instead of this great unwieldy thing?
For me, it is the very act of making a submission that I profit the most from, and just seeing my submission appearing in the list along side so many others of greater talent than me is reward enough. The more submissions there are, the more successful I view the recital, and the more I will want to submit again myself in the future. I certainly would be disappointed if these recitals were reorganized in such a way as to restrict the number of submissions, especially if that was done for the reason that some people were feeling overly obligated to comment on my submission.

I can see that many people do seem to enjoy taking part in the feedback aspect of these recitals, and I admit that I like to read someone else’s comments about mine, but for me it is not a necessary part of the process. I profit in so many other ways (too numerous to mention here) that even if no one comments on my submission I will not lose my enthusiasm for making another submission at the next recital.

I do specify critical constructive feedback when I make my submission. But I view that more as permission than a request. Essentially I am saying that anyone who really wants to can feel free to do so, but certainly no one should feel obligated. I will not be disappointed if I do not receive even a single feedback comment. Indeed, I don’t realistically expect every single participant in the recital to even listen to my submission, especially if my submitted piece is not particularly interesting to them.

I myself have not commented on other submissions because I am not yet proficient or knowledgeable enough in music to do so. But as I gain proficiency, I expect to be doing so for a few selected pieces that for one reason or another are of special interest to me. But I certainly do not feel obligated to comment on all of them.

Perhaps one way to make the size of the recital seem less overwhelming is to think that there are about 90 days between recitals. With about 75 submissions, that gives you more than a whole day to listen to each one.
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#1005710 - 11/16/08 03:22 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
jotur Offline
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Loc: Santa Fe, NM
So now I'll post this in the *right* thread:

Mr. super-hunky - a great piece, and so well-played. I love the way people play so confidentally around here. I always sound far tentative than I think I am when I listen to play-backs, but your piece was really professional and lovely.

mati - this does sound like movie music, and very high-quality movie music. You did a wonderful job - very contemplative, nicely bringing out the melody.

flyingfroggy - another piece that is becoming one of my favorites from hearing it here in the ABF recitals. This was so well done. I'm always impressed by the pieces ABFers play and the great interpretative powers they have - very nice.

Laura D - thanks for this piece. Scarlatti is another composer from my favorite era, and you did a wonderful job of making this lively and keeping it moving - perfect for this piece.

Paul Cast - more great music from an earlier time - this moved along very nicely - lively, spritely.

Euphonatrix - I like all the pieces I've heard people play from this Album. You did a great job. Are Galileo and Pythagoras young squeakers?

Pixie's Friend - another one of my very favorite pieces. When I restarted playing piano I played thru my copy of Anna's Notebook and a similar compilation by Mozart many many times. You played this beautifully.

Casyopea - I was really intrigued by the title of this piece. It's a lovely piece, and your take on it was very nice. I also enjoyed watching the video - I find it really instructive to watch physically how others play and get their sounds. The ease with which people play sort of finds its way into my subconscious. Ok, I *hope* it does \:\)

Serge88 - fine job, and again, I really enjoyed the video. You seemed to never miss one of those moves from a high octave to a low one - the care you take in your playing really led to good results - musicality, expressiveness - very nice.

Copper - couldn't resist another Lennon-McCartney tune here. I liked this a lot. Since it was from a fake book I take it this was your own arrangement - well done.

LaValse - another short and sweet piece, charmingly played.

LisztAddict - I loved this, and very well-played. As I say, never too much Bach for my taste.

MarkL/Mark Leininger - Wow! This was terrific! I smiled at the "cuckoo" all the way thru it! I loved it.

Undone - Jim - Well, it's getting to the point where there can't be too much Chopin for me, either (no! no! don't rope me into the Chopin thread!) This was lovely, and well-played.

Oxford's Gal - what a great piece! This is the kind of piece that I would have played "just the notes" on when I was a teenager learning, but someone like you can make real/actual music of. It takes a sensitivity I didn't/don't have, and admire very much.

Extraghost - "College sucks =( " hahahahahahahahahaha. It only gets worse =( Well, maybe not. But enev working part-time like I do often doesn't really leave me the flexibility I think I'd to have (the "be careful what you wish for" caution). All that aside, tho, this was really a very nice piece and you played it well.

Well, I've finished reading the paper this Sunday afternoon, so I'm off to do some chores. But it's a wonderful recital.

Cathy
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#1005711 - 11/16/08 03:31 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
jotur Offline
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Rustyfingers and Deep Elem -

Part of the reason that I have some hope that my "licks to improv" strategy might have some success is that it seems to me that's kind of what happened in my learning to play oom-pah accompaniment. I remember playing for hours (24? \:\) ) figuring out all the bass note runs I possibly could for one piece, and only being able to play them for that once piece for a while. But as I started putting them into other pieces they came much more easily, and then I started to be able to do them spontaneously. Same with right hand waggles and inversions and rhythmic stuff. The only thing that might stand in the way is - do I have enough time left in my life to let this process happen \:D ? In Stone's Rag it did turn out that I mixed and matched the parts in ways that I hadn't strictly practised, and the "bounces" in open 5ths/6ths that I used in the 2nd variation are now pretty easy, having started learning them with the Joplin piece I did in my first recital. So I have some evidence that it will work - maybe not efficiently, but in such a way that I can still play the things I have to have ready for a gig and acquire new skills at the same time.

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#1005712 - 11/16/08 04:28 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Registered: 08/12/06
Posts: 64
Loc: Tornado Alley meets Bible Belt
This was my first ABF recital and I'm enjoying the whole experience thoroughly. Thanks to all who contributed by posting, listening, commenting and of course to those who got the whole thing up and running. I was very pleased to find some fellow beginners among the crowd; overall, the skill level is of course very high, as always.

I have to admit that I feel a bit guilty because quite a few of you satisfied my vanity with your kind comments on my submission and I'm not posting anything myself (except this pamphlet, of course).

I too feel a bit overwhelmed by sheer size. In a sense, that's a sign of success, but perhaps an undesired side effect nevertheless (if you go to a store where the quality is so sensational that you have to wait for hours in line at the register, that somewhat spoils the experience).

What about having the recitals more frequently, with limited size (15 submissions, say), with preference given to those with fewer submissions in the previous recitals? The idea would be to have approximately the same material as now, but chopped into smaller, more easily digested chunks. (I don't know if this is really feasible; seems to require a partial rewriting of the software.) Or perhaps somewhat less formally we could just run something like 10 recitals, and each member is expected to submit to at most 3 of these!?
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#1005713 - 11/16/08 05:27 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Thanks to all our beautiful contributors, and Hall of Fame level kudos to Monica and Mahlzeit for their ongoing efforts!

Don't know if I'll comment on all 77, but for now here is every 5th one:

01. Lisztener - "Gone"[/b]
A nice relaxing start. Very well played. The mood changes kept me interested throughout (and anxious to hear the rest of the recital!)

06. jazzyprof - Etude op.25 #1 (Aeolian Harp)[/b]
Very impressive. I don't think there are enough decades left in my life to ever play that well, but it was an inspiration anyway. You are indeed The Jazzy Prof!

11. Benny - Comptine d'un autre été: l'après-midi[/b]
I play this piece too, ans it's one of my favorites. I loved your interpretation. I tend to play it like I'm beating a drum. Your dynamics and delicate tempo changes gave me some new ideas to try.

16. flyingfroggy - Prelude in C# minor Op. 3 No. 2[/b]
Wow! Very dramatic. I've always been a little intimidated by Rachmaninoff. Ok, a lot intimidated. But you seem to do it effortlessly. Very impressive.

21. Laura D - Sonata K. 95, L. 358[/b]
A uplifting piece. Nicely played. The ornaments do sound fun.

26. Diane Cornellier - Minuet in G[/b]
Another of my favs! I also learned this piece at around 6 months and still enjoy playing it (I'm 2 years now). Good tempo and very clean.

31. LaValse - Prelude Op 2[/b]
A very enjoyable piece, plus some interesting notes on classical music history (especially for uncultured slobs like me who never heard anything without electric guitars before age 50). Well played.

36. Frotz / Brian - Sonata in A Major - Mvmt. 3 - Alla Turca[/b]
Very nice! I'm going thru a Mozart phase, so I really enjoyed this. It's one I'd like to try as well someday.

41. Pixie's friend - BWV Anh 131 (Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach, n 32, untitled)[/b]
Very impressive for 4 months and your first recording. I look forward to hearing your progress in recitals to come!

46. Manndrew - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To[/b]
Just beautiful. A lovely piece played very well. I think you found a good tempo -- I can see how that would be hard on a piece like this!

51. grotrianer - Prelude 28/17 A flat major[/b]
Very enjoyable. I'm so glad you decided to become "serious." A very professional sounding contribution.

56. rustyfingers - Sentimental Journey[/b]
A nice change from so much classical. Your play sounds very relaxed and effortless. Your CW sounds great (I have one too, but prefer to record via midi).

61. Oxfords Gal - Clowns OP 39 No. 20[/b]
I loved this! Very fun, and played very crisply. Thanks for contributing!

66. ddh - Daniel - Wiegenliedchen 124.6 (Little lullaby)[/b]
Very nice. Your interpretation really brought out the emotion in the piece. I would never have known it was your first classical effort.

71. Mark... - Spooky Story & American Hymn[/b]
Spooky indeed! A very interesting medley. I think Alfred should pay you as a spokesman for all the good PR you give their courses!

76. Extraghost - River Flows In You[/b]
I love this piece! It's definitely on my wish list, and your rendition may have moved it up a slot or two. Very impressive for 11 months!

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#1005714 - 11/16/08 06:14 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
Gary001 Offline
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Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 201
Loc: UK
 Quote:
Originally posted by Mary-Rose:
I applaud everyone who has had the courage, motivation and skill to take part in this recital. However I find the sheer size of it overwhelming - and it seems unfair to respond to only a few pieces. Isn't there some way the e-citals could be staggered so there were more, smaller ones instead of this great unwieldy thing? [/b]
You could always randomly select a few rather than commenting on them all. At least if it's random you won't make anyone feel deliberately left out \:\)

Or, have a quick look through the existing posts and see if there are any pieces yet to receive a comment, then comment on those ones.

I'm still in the process of listening to the submissions, there's some really good pieces \:\) This is a great way to get a bit of exposure to some new pieces to attempt at a later date \:D

Congratulations to everyone that submitted a piece, comments to follow.
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#1005715 - 11/16/08 06:33 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Registered: 08/20/04
Posts: 2022
Loc: Canada
Hmmmm....

would it make sense to stretch it out a little. I'm not sure how we would do this but I know that the recital seems to die off a little after the first week.

Maybe we could have comments only on the first 20 or so for the first few days, 21-40 next...etc...

or....Maybe the firt-time entries should get reviews first and the rest of us should wait for a week or so.... something that would inspire us to keep listening to the recital and commenting on it for more than the "life' of it's first few days. Could we prioritize??

just some random thoughts..... off to review the next 20....
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#1005716 - 11/16/08 06:41 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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26. Diane Cornellier - Minuet in G[/b] Great playing, very truthful to Bach's style. Bravo!

27. Serge88 - Imagine[/b] Whoa! A classic! Superb Serge - my dad came to listen to your playing instantly after hearing few notes.

28. Seaside_Lee - What A Wonderful World[/b] What A Wonderful Performance!

29. Copper - Here There and Everywhere[/b] Very nice, Copper!

30. Mike White Yamaha G3 & P-80 - Granada[/b] Sounds tricky! I'm not familiar with many pieces by Albeniz but it was extremely enjoyable and in control!

31. LaValse - Prelude Op 2[/b] I love Scriabin and his little short gems like this one. Great job, LaValse! I somehow missed your entry in Piano Bar, so I'm very glad you posted it here.

32. joangolfing - Lied ohne Worte Op. 19 #4 "Confidence" Song Without Words[/b] Simply great. The Songs Without Words collection is amazing.

33. LisztAddict - Gounod Ave Maria with Bach Prelude in C major from WTC book 1[/b] Not Liszt, but still Addicting.

34. Gary001 - Minuet in G Major[/b] I'm jealous. Bach was never my strong side - I will have to work on this one! Great playing Gary.

35. Paul Cast - Sonatina Op.36 No.2-1 Allegretto[/b] Great balance, steady rhythm, well chosen speed and real feel for Clementi. Good job!

36. Frotz / Brian - Sonata in A Major - Mvmt. 3 - Alla Turca[/b] Very nice playing Brian!

37. Ken S. - Chopin a minor waltz (posthumous)[/b] Beautiful Chopin - very clear!

38. jotur - Cathy Turner - Stone's Rag[/b] Raggy stonny rag yoo hoo! Keep it up!

39. Euphonatrix - Album for the young Nr. 26 *** (untitled)[/b] Enjoyed this one very much! Galileo and Pythagoras must be cute \:\)

40. Daren - Le Onde[/b] Lovely Le Onde in a masterful performance.

41. Pixie's friend - BWV Anh 131 (Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach, n 32, untitled)[/b] I'm glad you entered! Very nice playing!

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More to come.

M.
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#1005717 - 11/16/08 07:27 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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39. Euphonatrix - Album for the young Nr. 26 *** (untitled)[/b] I always liked the selections from this album,didn't know he had an untitled one,how interesting ! I enjoyed your playing of it.

40. Daren - Le Onde[/b] You did a lovely job with one of Einauldis most outstanding works, breathtaking!

41. Pixie's friend - BWV Anh 131 (Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach, n 32, untitled)[/b] Congrats on first recording and working out Bachs mysterious fingering!

42. WJ3 - Walt - Minuet in G Major[/b] Congrats on first recording. Good job on this classic minuet.

43. mahlzeit - After Watching A Sentimental Movie[/b] Love the name of your song! I felt as though you were telling me a story through your music!

44. Eighty8 - My One And Only Love[/b]Very Romantic tune and great cocktail piano.

45. MarkL/Mark Leininger - Le Coucou (The Cuckoo)[/b] You presented a nice a lively tempo!

46. Manndrew - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To[/b] What a romantic tune and you really presented it so well.

47. Greywullf - Trois Nouvelles Etude No. 3 in Ab[/b]Sounds like a difficult piece that I am sure was hard work and you did splendid.

48. Undone – Jim - Theme from Etude Op. 10, No 3.[/b] My favorite Etude, I can only dream of playing it as well as you do.

49. RobM - Giorni Dispari[/b] I am a fan of Einauldi and I thought you did a splendid job with this piece.

that's it for a while till I listen to the rest, still going backwards \:\)

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#1005718 - 11/16/08 08:01 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 104
Loc: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Wow - 77 entries - I will comment on about half now...

01. Lisztener - "Gone"[/b] This was a fabulous first entry to the recital! Were your slide show photos also taken in Columbus? Some look vaguely familiar. Very nice song!

02. dannylux / Mel - Glinka Nocturne in E flat[/b] Very enjoyable and you captured the 'sweet romance' quite well.

03. AnthonyB - Stella Del Mattino[/b] 10 months? Wow! My wife said, "that piece makes me feel like dancing..." - she's a lyrical dancer. Enough said.

04. Ode2Joy - Prelude in F minor BWV 881[/b] Excellent first entry - didn't sound like you were nervous at all.

05. Mr. super-hunky - *Magicland*[/b] I think melancholy is another adjective for this piece - definitely not creepy - and is typically well-composed and played.

06. jazzyprof - Etude op.25 #1 (Aeolian Harp)[/b] A nice, flowing sound that really finished nicely!

07. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Polskie drogi (Polish roads)[/b] This was a moving piece and I see why you like the melody - very fine playing.

08. Peyton - The Last Man Alive[/b] This gave me a feeling of a Hitchcock mystery, many of which revolve around isolated characters like in this song. Very creative!

09. Monica K. - Fairest Lord Jesus[/b] I love how David's hymn arrangements flow between the traditional melodies and his arpeggios and you played it beautifully!

10. Knotty - Just Friends - Improvisation Etude[/b] Nice jazz trio improv! Where's the tip jar?

11. Benny - Comptine d'un autre été: l'après-midi[/b] You played this nice song very well!


13. b528nf7 - Bill - Ol' Man River[/b] What a great old show tune and you carried it along nicely! Great video as well!

14. Riddler (Ed) - Rhapsody In Blue[/b] A classic rendition and you played it quite movingly!

15. Kawaigirl1 - Winter Walk[/b] What a soothing song and your touch is just right.

16. flyingfroggy - Prelude in C# minor Op. 3 No. 2[/b] What a challenging piece and it sounded great!

17. Orez Eno - Comptine d'un autre ete: l'apres-midi[/b] Nice going from a fellow first-timer!

18. glitzer - Petite valse from Kinderalbum[/b] Very solid playing of this cheerful song.

19. Eternal - Right Here Waiting[/b] This is such a beautiful song and your rendition was very nice.

20. TrueBeginner - Les Reves Du Matin ( The Morning Dreams )[/b] Very well done - 9 months? Wow!

21. Laura D - Sonata K. 95, L. 358[/b] Nice playing of this fun little Baroque piece.

22. John Frank - Hava Nagila[/b] Anyone for a circle dance? Hey!

23. Honnli / Steven - Suteki Da Ne / Isn't It Beautiful (Piano Collections)[/b] Yes, it's beautiful and you played it very well!

24. Casyopea - Radio Ballet[/b] You really have a great ear for this song - nicely performed especially by ear!

25. epf - La Styrienne (Op 100, No. 14)[/b] I like this collection of little songs and you did a nice job on this one.

26. Diane Cornellier - Minuet in G[/b] Great touch! You play like you've been at it much longer than 6 months!

27. Serge88 - Imagine[/b] Maybe you're lucky *and* getting better \:\) This was nice to listen to and watch. (I'm glad there is a heaven!)

28. Seaside_Lee - What A Wonderful World[/b] I was waiting for you to start singing along! Very nice playing!

29. Copper - Here There and Everywhere[/b] You really gave this popular song a nice feel!

30. Mike White Yamaha G3 & P-80 - Granada[/b] I hope I can play like that someday! Nice variety in your song selection.

31. LaValse - Prelude Op 2[/b] I'm not familiar with this piece so I was just getting into it and it ended. Well played!

32. joangolfing - Lied ohne Worte Op. 19 #4 "Confidence" Song Without Words[/b] I'm going to get some of this music - it is very pleasing and your playing was lovely.

33. LisztAddict - Gounod Ave Maria with Bach Prelude in C major from WTC book 1[/b] I love this song - you did a wonderful job with it!

34. Gary001 - Minuet in G Major[/b] Your ornamentation sounded nice and the tempo was very crisp.

35. Paul Cast - Sonatina Op.36 No.2-1 Allegretto[/b] This was very well played and quite enjoyable!

36. Frotz / Brian - Sonata in A Major - Mvmt. 3 - Alla Turca[/b] A pretty tough piece - great job!

37. Ken S. - Chopin a minor waltz (posthumous)[/b] You made that old piano sound pretty good!

38. jotur - Cathy Turner - Stone's Rag[/b] Sure got my toes tapping on this one! What fun and nice playing!

39. Euphonatrix - Album for the young Nr. 26 *** (untitled)[/b] I must have missed the aviary accompaniment but your playing didn't need it!

The second half comments to follow later... this is very impressive and inspiring!
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#1005719 - 11/16/08 11:16 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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31 La Valse - Prelude Op2, Scriabin[/b]
A nice little piece well played. Short, sweet, and near perfection.

32 joangolfing - Lied ohne Worte Op. 19 #4 "Confidence" Song Without Words, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy[/b]
I'm not really familiar with the piece, but it sounds as though you nailed it to me. Very nice.

33 LisztAddict - Gounod Ave Maria with Bach Prelude in C major from WTC book 1[/b]
What an interesting piece. I thought when I read the title that you were playing some sort of medley. I didn't realize that you meant both together. I really enjoyed the result. I like your tempo. I always feel that both of the well known pieces of this title are meant to be played rather slowly. I find it irritating when they are played too quickly, especially in light of the fact that I cannot even play them well at the slower tempos. \:D As always your touch is wonderful, and your playing flawless to my ears. Great performance!

34 Gary001 - Minuet in G Major[/b]
Gary, you are doing terrifically for a self taught musician of only eight months. I am impressed with your effort. It will only get better, too! Keep up the great work.

35 Paul Cast - Sonatina Op.36 No.2-1 Allegretto, Muzio Clementi[/b]
Nice job, Paul. You kept a nice steady rhythm through the more difficult passages. That is not easily accomplished. I enjoyed listening to your fine performance.

36 Frotz / Brian - Sonata in A Major - Mvmt. 3 - Alla Turca, Mozart[/b]
Brian, any movement from a Mozart sonata is no mean accomplishment. I know I always found this piece very difficult back in my days of piano study (now I just play at it rather than working at it.) Yes, there are a couple of problem areas, but I have no doubt that you will get them worked out soon. Nice dynamics. I always enjoy hearing this one. Great job!

37 Ken S. - Chopin A minor waltz (posthumous)[/b]
Nice job, Ken. This is not an easy piece to play correctly. You did a great job.

38 jotur (Cathy Turner) - Stone's Rag[/b]
That is a really fun piece, Cathy. I enjoyed listening. It sounds terribly difficult, so I can appreciate the hard work that went into it. I loved listening.

39 Euphonatrix - Album for the young Nr. 26 *** (untitled), Robert Schumann[/b]
Wonderful job. The piece is very pretty. This is one I have not heard before, and it's always fun hearing "new" music. The birds are not really loud enough to be distracting. Galileo and Pythagoras, what fun names for pets!

40 Daren - Le Onde, Ludovico Einaudi[/b]
Another familiar Einaudi piece. Well, it's only familiar to me from here, but I've heard it played a number of times now. It sounds a difficult piece to play, and you played it very well. Nice dynamics and timing. By the way, congratulations on your first ever recording. You don't appear to have been nervous at all.

41 Pixie's friend - BWV Anh 131 (Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach, n 32, untitled), Bach[/b]
Congratulations to you as well for your first ever recording. Nice job, particularly after only four months' playing time. You are progressing very quickly!

42 WJ3 - Walt - Minuet in G Major, Bach[/b]
This is certainly a popular piece for this recital. Nice job, Walt. Another nice rendition of this ever popular classic. Don't laugh, but I kept thinking, "is this piece supposed to be this long?' It turns out I had downloaded it twice, and my player played it twice. \:D

43 mahlzeit - After Watching A Sentimental Movie, mahlzeit[/b]
Your piece certainly fits its title. It has a very mellow, sentimental sound. I always enjoy your pieces, and this is one of your best.

44 Eighty8 - My One and Only Love, Robert Mellon & Guy Wood[/b]
I like what you did with the ending. I really enjoyed what you did with this song which is only vaguely familiar to me. Great job.

45 MarkL / Mark Leininger - Le Coucou (The Cuckoo), Louis-Claude Daquin[/b]
I'm not certain how this piece is supposed to sound, either. You made it sound like a cuckoo, though. Therefore, your interpretation is probably correct. Nice job.

46 Manndrew - you'd Be So Nice to Come Home To, Cole Porter[/b]
You have a very unique interpretation of this song. While it is mostly a bluesy sound, it also reminds me a bit of the country-western pianist, Floyd Cramer in places. I'm a sucker for Cole Porter songs, and I enjoyed this a good deal. Thanks!

47 Greywullf - Trois Nouvelles Etude No. 3 in Ab, Chopin[/b]
Difficult piece. Well done. See, I can be concise sometimes. ;\)

48 Undone - Jim - Theme from Etude Op. 10, No 3., Chopin[/b]
A more familiar (and to me more listenable) Chopin piece than the previous submission. Excellent job on one of Chopin's most familiar pieces. By the way, Jim, we really don't mind listening to multiple submissions of the same piece. I mean, we've had three Minuets in G thus far, and I wouldn't mind another.

49 RobM - Giorni Dispari, Ludovico Einaudi[/b]
Rob, I think you do the piece justice now. I haven't kept score, but I think Einaudi may be right up there with Chopin and Bach in popularity this recital. And why not; he is a marvelous composer. Great job!

50 GregF - Brahms's Lullaby, Johannes Brahms[/b]
I like the idea of the bedtime CD. Your daughter will love it. A pretty piece well played. Hmm . . . JB, I wonder? My sister's father-in-law is called J. B. He claims they are not initials and do not stand for anything, but I wonder. Could it stand for Johannes Brahms? Maybe Johann Bach? Bergmuller? No, definitely not him. \:D

My goodness; I am still enjoying every minute of this recital. You've all done very well, as "Young" Mr. Grace used to say on Are You Being Served?. I am looking forward to the rest when time permits.
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#1005720 - 11/16/08 11:56 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Rustyfingers and Deep Elem -

Part of the reason that I have some hope that my "licks to improv" strategy might have some success is that it seems to me that's kind of what happened in my learning to play oom-pah accompaniment. I remember playing for hours (24? \:\) ) figuring out all the bass note runs I possibly could for one piece, and only being able to play them for that once piece for a while. But as I started putting them into other pieces they came much more easily, and then I started to be able to do them spontaneously. Same with right hand waggles and inversions and rhythmic stuff. The only thing that might stand in the way is - do I have enough time left in my life to let this process happen \:D ? In Stone's Rag it did turn out that I mixed and matched the parts in ways that I hadn't strictly practised, and the "bounces" in open 5ths/6ths that I used in the 2nd variation are now pretty easy, having started learning them with the Joplin piece I did in my first recital. So I have some evidence that it will work - maybe not efficiently, but in such a way that I can still play the things I have to have ready for a gig and acquire new skills at the same time.

Cathy [/b]
This is really interesting. I have nothing of substance to add, but thanks for explaining how you did it. Maybe I can give it a try sometime--if I can put in the hard work you obviously have.
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#1005721 - 11/17/08 12:03 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Gary001 suggested picking pieces at random to review. Good idea! Being a bit on the geeky side, I used a random number generator to select the pieces below.

03. AnthonyB - Stella Del Mattino[/b]
A beautiful piece. The mood, the constant movement, and all those broken chords, brought to mind the music from the movie "The Piano". I thought your playing was very expressive and captured the feeling perfectly!

04. Ode2Joy - Prelude in F minor BWV 881[/b]
Listening to this, I was once again reminded what a genius Bach was, with elaborate harmony and counterpoint well ahead of his time! Well done! I really enjoyed listening and hope you continue to participate. P.S. Like that name, too!

33. LisztAddict - Gounod Ave Maria with Bach Prelude in C major from WTC book 1[/b]
I love that piece so much that, if I could play it, I probably wouldn't play anything else! Masterfully done, very moving.

34. Gary001 - Minuet in G Major[/b]
Great job, Gary, I enjoyed listening to it. Nice movement, nice touch.

43. mahlzeit - After Watching A Sentimental Movie[/b]
Sentimental indeed! Very nice, contemplative mood, very consistent, and with a sense of finality at the end. Well done!

46. Manndrew - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To[/b]
Manndrew, it so happens that I have that songbook, and I am amazed at how much you added to the original arrangement (which would have been hard enough to play, for me). Very creative rhythmic accompaniment throughout. Well done!

47. Greywullf - Trois Nouvelles Etude No. 3 in Ab[/b]
Uhm, Greywullf - just how many hands do you have anyway? Just kidding. It sounds like a very difficult piece to play, but you played it extremely well. Good job!

53. babama - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, 18th variation (Rachmaninov, arrangement Pochacco)[/b]
I should say about this piece exactly the same thing I said about LisztAddict's piece above (Ave Maria), namely: "if I could play it, I probably wouldn't play anything else! Masterfully done, very moving."

56. rustyfingers - Sentimental Journey[/b]
Nice, bluesy, swing feeling to your playing, RF. It brought back good memories, too. Relaxed and laid back. Great job!

57. DragonPianoPlayer - Allegro[/b]
Nice touch, good tempo, good feel. Well done!

Once again I am really impressed at the talent that people bring to this forum. And I suspect it is absolutely unique in all of human experience, that an assemblage of talented people like this can interact so civilly!!![/b]
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#1005722 - 11/17/08 12:16 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Installment 3 of my comments:

31. LaValse - Prelude Op 2: Short and sweet! I don’t know Scriabin; I think I need to learn more.

32. joangolfing - Lied ohne Worte Op. 19 #4 "Confidence" Song Without Words: Well played; you sound very confident, as if you own this piece.

33. LisztAddict - Gounod Ave Maria with Bach Prelude in C major from WTC book 1: I can play the prelude in C, but I know I can’t play a melody above it at the same time! Beautiful. I like the tempo you chose, because the melody is at a very singable tempo, not rushed and not drawn out.

34. Gary001 - Minuet in G Major: Really nice work, and the ornaments on the repeat are lovely.

35. Paul Cast - Sonatina Op.36 No.2-1 Allegretto: I love Clementi, and you have done fine work here. Steady and smooth.

36. Frotz / Brian - Sonata in A Major - Mvmt. 3 - Alla Turca: Brian, I love this piece, and have loved it ever since my kids used to sing it on the back of our tandem, but “meow meow meow.” You have a nice playful touch with this. You did a great job with the f#m section with all the goofy accidentals!

37. Ken S. - Chopin a minor waltz (posthumous): Nicely played rendition of a lovely waltz!

38. jotur - Cathy Turner - Stone's Rag: You always play the fun stuff! Sounds like a great time at the contra dance camp; it must be fun to be able to play with other instruments. Thanks for this great piece.

39. Euphonatrix - Album for the young Nr. 26 *** (untitled): This is beautiful! I have this album and need to revisit it; you’ve shown us a gem.

40. Daren - Le Onde: First take + first recording = fabulous! Great job!

41. Pixie's friend - BWV Anh 131 (Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach, n 32, untitled): Congratulations on your first recorded piece! Very Bach, very nice.

42. WJ3 - Walt - Minuet in G Major: Congratulations (from a fellow Oregonian) on your first submission! You play it well. I like how your old piano sounds on this piece, too.

43. mahlzeit - After Watching A Sentimental Movie: This is beautiful, sentimental, bittersweet. I’m impressed that you can compose this yourself!

44. Eighty8 - My One And Only Love: Very torchy, where’s the tip jar on the piano? Nice!

45. MarkL/Mark Leininger - Le Coucou (The Cuckoo): Great job on this. Very steady, and I can hear the cuckoo very clearly. I worked on this piece, once upon a time, and my cuckoo was struggling to get off the ground, just going in desultory circles. You’ve nailed it.
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#1005723 - 11/17/08 12:54 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Still listening, still enjoying!

46. Manndrew - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To: I don’t know this song, but you make it sing. I like the left hand accompaniment, too; it’s perfect!

47. Greywullf - Trois Nouvelles Etude No. 3 in Ab: Lovely, lovely Chopin.

48. Undone – Jim - Theme from Etude Op. 10, No 3: This is beautiful, and you’ve done a great job with the very expressive dynamics.

49. RobM - Giorni Dispari: Lovely piece, lovely playing.

50. GregF - Brahams's Lullaby: There’s nothing wrong with a short piece! (mine are all getting shorter as we have more recitals…) The lullaby is dreamy.

51. grotrianer - Prelude 28/17 A flat major: You play beautifully, and you have mastered this piece. Thank you for sharing it with us.

52. Deep Elem (aka Buck) - A House Is Not A Home: You’ve captured the sweet melancholy of this song. You sound great!

53. babama - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, 18th variation (Rachmaninov, arrangement Pochacco): I am unfamiliar with this piece, but it sounds wonderful and you play it well.

54. Always Wanted to Play Piano – Ombre: Really pretty; great mood. I left you a comment on your blog, too.

55. mlr1899 – Swipesy: This is toe-tappingly fun! And just the right tempo for ragtime.

56. rustyfingers - Sentimental Journey: I like the jazzy/bluesy feel of this. I can tell that you have history with this song; you sound like you own it!

57. DragonPianoPlayer – Allegro: Well played Haydn always makes me happy; thanks!

58. Ozor Mox - The Portrait: What a great present for your Dad! Very expressive. I like your version way better than Celine Dion’s, too.

59. Schubertian - Prelude #13 (F# Major): I can’t tell that your piano is romantically out of tune, but maybe it’s in tune for romantic music! You play this well.

60. Babs - Prelude in B Minor (op28,no.6): You’ve done an excellent job with this, the left hand just sings! So melancholy, so Chopin, so good.

61. Oxfords Gal - Clowns OP 39 No. 20: Doesn’t it make you crazy when your teacher insists that you play something that you don’t want to, and you end up liking it? You’ve captured the playful quality of this piece.

62. bluekeys - Sonata in C (K545): They call this “Sonata Facile” or easy sonata, but Mozart didn’t write any easy sonatas. You’ve done a great job with this. And you’ve kept the tempo steady, even in the hard parts. Congrats!
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#1005724 - 11/17/08 01:27 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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63. Euan Morrison - Vesper (from Casino Royale): This is really pretty and peaceful, just like vespers.

64. AdagioM/Michele - Vals No. 1 from Valses Poeticos: I’m so glad you re-recorded this so that you can’t hear the bench squeaking any more. You got in just under the wire!

65. Piano*Dad - Waltz in C-sharp minor Op. 64 no. 2: Oh, you play so well! Bravo for this very fine performance. And I love the sound of your Grotrian. Where do you place your Zoom? External or internal mic?

66. ddh - Daniel - Wiegenliedchen 124.6 (Little lullaby): Very nice playing of a very sweet piece.

67. cscl - Sonatina in C (Op. 36, No. 3, I-II): This is my favorite of the Op. 36 sonatinas, and you play it well. Looking forward to the third movement, which is very fun, too!

68. polostrings – Imagine: I love the kid at the beginning; that makes it so real. Nice playing of an old standard.

69. Kawai, Hi - Dragon Fly: Is flying! Nice job. I love this book.

70. Hisalone (Joel) - Bumble Boogie: Really fun, and I can tell you’re having fun with it!

71. Mark... - Spooky Story & American Hymn: Very contrasting pieces. I especially liked the spooky story; did you play that as children came to the door on Halloween?

72. Mar_red - Moon River: Pretty song, and you’re done a great job with the lead sheet. You’ll be playing cocktail piano in no time!

73. IPIBAHN - Sandy - Tarantella – Prokofiev: I have a hard time playing fast jumpy music, but apparently you don’t! You sound great. You played it better at home; you ARE home!

74. bruceee - Prelude Op 28, No 20: Melancholy and powerful. Lovely!

75. etorrales - Nocturn in Eb Major: Beautiful playing of a beautiful piece.

76. Extraghost - River Flows In You: Really pretty piece; sounds like you did well with both the recital and homework?

77. Theowne - Prelude to the "Tombeau de Couperin" Suite: A fitting end to the recital. Gorgeous!

Thanks to all who participated; this has been an awesome recital. And thanks to those who commented on my piece, too.
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#1005725 - 11/17/08 02:37 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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LisztAddict: I really have loved this piece ever since I first heard it on television. It was played as a duet between a piano and cello, and it was one of the most beautiful things I had ever heard. The way the melody just seems to swim through the accompaniment. Very good performance.
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#1005726 - 11/17/08 07:19 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Thanks, AdagioM,

I just rested the zoom on the edge of a couch about six feet away from the piano's open lid. Now that I have found the Zoom's thingy that attaches to a tripod, I'll put the beast on a tripod much closer to the strings to see how that works. I just use the Zoom's own condenser microphones. No externals yet.

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#1005727 - 11/17/08 09:11 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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06. jazzyprof - Etude op.25 #1 (Aeolian Harp): It does sound like a harp! Nice work, and a great way to keep it in your fingers, too. Where do you put your Zoom when you record? I’m still experimenting with mine (H2).
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Thank you Michelle! As for the recording I just placed the zoom on the piano's music desk (laid flat) with the lid on full stick. I will try other placements to find the optimum.
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#1005728 - 11/17/08 01:05 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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53. babama - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, 18th variation (Rachmaninov, arrangement Pochacco): I am unfamiliar with this piece, but it sounds wonderful and you play it well.
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Thank you and everyone else for your comments. The piece I played is one of several solo-piano arrangements that exist of the famous 18th variation of Rachmaninov's piano concerto 'Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini'. See the link in the main recital topic for the sheet music.
Here's a great performance of the concerto if you're interested:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvymxjpki3Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=essHLrvl394
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMv_xGuQA08 (the famous movement at 1:39)

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#1005729 - 11/17/08 02:57 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Originally posted by jotur:
Rustyfingers and Deep Elem -

Part of the reason that I have some hope that my "licks to improv" strategy might have some success is that it seems to me that's kind of what happened in my learning to play oom-pah accompaniment. I remember playing for hours (24? \:\) ) figuring out all the bass note runs I possibly could for one piece, and only being able to play them for that once piece for a while. But as I started putting them into other pieces they came much more easily, and then I started to be able to do them spontaneously. Same with right hand waggles and inversions and rhythmic stuff. The only thing that might stand in the way is - do I have enough time left in my life to let this process happen \:D ? In Stone's Rag it did turn out that I mixed and matched the parts in ways that I hadn't strictly practised, and the "bounces" in open 5ths/6ths that I used in the 2nd variation are now pretty easy, having started learning them with the Joplin piece I did in my first recital. So I have some evidence that it will work - maybe not efficiently, but in such a way that I can still play the things I have to have ready for a gig and acquire new skills at the same time.

Cathy [/b]
I am very pleased to hear this approach is working for you because I am of the same belief. It's really slow going, but slowly I see things I came up with for one tune creeping into other tunes. Like you said, I hope I can a) live long enough and b) keep going long enough to really get somewhere with this.

When I think back 30 years to when I played jazz saxophone the biggest improvement in my playing came after I worked on a ton of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane solos. By learning them I got all kinds of licks under my fingers that unconsciously crept into my regular playing. So I think this is definitely the way to go and it's great to hear you demonstrating that it in fact works wonders if you stick with it. Your recital piece was just fantastic !!!
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#1005730 - 11/17/08 04:41 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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I did it! Complete!

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42. WJ3 - Walt - Minuet in G Major[/b] This piece seems to be very popular \:\) Another wonderful rendition!

43. mahlzeit - After Watching A Sentimental Movie[/b] Full of melancholy and beautiful harmonies, deeply moving one.

44. Eighty8 - My One And Only Love[/b] Very touching.

45. MarkL/Mark Leininger - Le Coucou (The Cuckoo)[/b] Clear and precise - good job! The melody flows gently and stays in the head.

46. Manndrew - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To[/b] I simply love it - not only because I enjoy Cole Porter very much, but also because the playing is great.

47. Greywullf - Trois Nouvelles Etude No. 3 in Ab[/b] Thanks for bringing attention to this piece - I feel it is underappreciated by many and not popular, which is sad, because it is very enjoyable.

48. Undone � Jim - Theme from Etude Op. 10, No 3.[/b] One of the most beautiful melodies Chopin ever written - executed very fluently. I am sure you will go for the big one real quick!

49. RobM - Giorni Dispari[/b] Einaudi is a class of his own and you do him justice. Very good!

50. GregF - Brahams's Lullaby[/b] Reminds me of the times I listened to this one as a child... thanks!

51. grotrianer - Prelude 28/17 A flat major[/b] Great sense of dynamics and tempo - I really enjoyed this prelude.

52. Deep Elem (aka Buck) - A House Is Not A Home[/b] Deeply moving and emotional, with great sense of dynamics - the whole piece flows like a wind. Great job!

53. babama - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, 18th variation (Rachmaninov, arrangement Pochacco)[/b] Lovely melody and a very nice renditon of it. It's one of my favourite Rachmaninoff pieces - the original version is tough though. I must look at this arrangement!

54. Always Wanted to Play Piano - Ombre[/b] Well done, especially for 10 months!

55. mlr1899 - Swipesy[/b] FUN!

56. rustyfingers - Sentimental Journey[/b] A truly sentimantal journey.

57. DragonPianoPlayer - Allegro[/b] I'm not very familiar with Haydn style and how it should be performed, but I definitely liked this one much.

58. Ozor Mox - The Portrait[/b] I love it! Incredible rendition of a truly beautiful masterpiece.

59. Schubertian - Prelude #13 (F# Major)[/b] Great playing! I also love the sound of this romantically out of tune Estonia \:\)

60. Babs - Prelude in B Minor (op28,no.6)[/b] I grow liking this prelude more and more... very moving performance.

61. Oxfords Gal - Clowns OP 39 No. 20[/b] Interesting one! I never heard it before - but it seems fun to play, and in fact - quite challenging to do it well. Good job!

62. bluekeys - Sonata in C (K545)[/b] Ahhhh, Mozart... perhaps my next assignment. Or maybe not? I like your way of playing it, with not exaggarated sweetness often too pronounced in Mozart renditions.

63. Euan Morrison - Vesper (from Casino Royale)[/b] It's a very likeable theme, oh very much. Lovely.

64. AdagioM/Michele - Vals No. 1 from Valses Poeticos[/b] I'm glad you're back on the bench! \:\)

65. Piano*Dad - Waltz in C-sharp minor Op. 64 no. 2[/b] I was listening to the recital without knowing what was being played and after first few notes I thought a professional concert recording found its way into my playlist by accident. Incredible!

66. ddh - Daniel - Wiegenliedchen 124.6 (Little lullaby)[/b] I definitely like it!

67. cscl - Sonatina in C (Op. 36, No. 3, I-II)[/b] Very nice!

68. polostrings - Imagine[/b] A classic! Well done!

69. Kawai, Hi - Dragon Fly[/b] You managed to make me imagine dragon flies!

70. Hisalone (Joel) - Bumble Boogie[/b] Your Bumble flies like crazy! Very nice!

71. Mark... - Spooky Story & American Hymn[/b] Very enjoyable!

72. Mar_red - Moon River[/b] You say it's far from perfect? I don't agree. It's musically deeply moving and technically flawless. Rewelacja!

73. IPIBAHN - Sandy - Tarantella - Prokofiev[/b] Sounds really difficult! I think you did a great job on this one.

74. bruceee - Prelude Op 28, No 20[/b] Hey, we have a Chopin Preludes recital here! \:D Good job!

75. etorrales - Nocturn in Eb Major[/b] One of the loveliest nocturnes, you did a great job on bringing the melody.

76. Extraghost - River Flows In You[/b] Beautiful controlled ornamentation - really nice piece! I have midterms at my Uni too =(

77. Theowne - Prelude to the "Tombeau de Couperin" Suite[/b] I envy you for your Ravel and Debussy. You have a great feel for it - and technical difficulties seem so effortless in your hands. Wonderful - one of my favourites in this recital.
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#1005731 - 11/17/08 04:57 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Hi Folks I'm just about to start listening to the pieces

Thanks for the kind comments so far I read every one and they always make me smile.

Just have to quickly say, Mar_red you made me laugh "master of piano"!! the day I become a master of this thing I'll either be playing beyond the Pearly Gates or somewhere a little funkier down below!!

TX Dennis thanks for the cookery tip and it would be perfect if I wasn't allergic to chicken! LOL

Okay now on with the music I can't wait...

01. Lisztener - "Gone"[/b] Hi Lisztener, oh its just simply splendid I agree a pretty melody, love the sound of your Steinway - could listen to this for hours - a keeper for sure

02. dannylux / Mel - Glinka Nocturne in E flat[/b] Hi Mel Yes it did seem to speak of love to me and this is just beautiful again thanks

03. AnthonyB - Stella Del Mattino[/b] Hi AnthonyB blimey wish I could have played that well after 10 months - tremendous nowt wrong with Einaudi pieces in my book keep 'em coming!

04. Ode2Joy - Prelude in F minor BWV 881[/b] Hi Ode2joy no need to be nervous about that at all it sounded lovely bravo! a few little trips but the pressure of that red dot is excruciating and they'll iron out the more you get used to recording:)

05. Mr. super-hunky - *Magicland*[/b] Hi Mr S-H your talent shows no sign of stopping growing and you are developing such a style that I can recognize its you from the first bar (and I think that's a good thing especially when and if you start selling that CD!)

06. jazzyprof - Etude op.25 #1 (Aeolian Harp)[/b] Way above anything I understand so I can only say I think your playing is amazing thankyou

07. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Polskie drogi (Polish roads)[/b] Hi Mateusz "polish roads" not one I've seen but, that is very pretty and you play it so tenderly, lovely

08. Peyton - The Last Man Alive[/b] Hi Peyton man you are deep, I could never think of lyrics like that - I'm just amazed by your talent

09. Monica K. - Fairest Lord Jesus[/b] Yes a lovely arrangement and you play it beautifully as always thanks

10. Knotty - Just Friends - Improvisation Etude[/b] Hi Knotty...jeeez I need a trio! Love it

11. Benny - Comptine d'un autre été: l'après-midi[/b] Hi Benny, Sounds pretty darn good to my ears

12. ohitpro - Morning Snowfall[/b] Hi ohitpro, Congrats in your first recital entry (its not that scary is it LOL) You sound fantastic and you've only been playing 18 months!!

13. b528nf7 - Bill - Ol' Man River[/b] Hi Bill, jeeez if I could sing like you I'd sing on all my recordings, Fab!! loved the choir!!!

14. Riddler (Ed) - Rhapsody In Blue[/b] Hi Riddler a great Gershwin tune, boy I really like this - had to listen twice

15. Kawaigirl1 - Winter Walk[/b] Hi Kawai, I'm so glad you picked piano back up in '05 because I'm just in love with your playing - haunting and beautiful what more to say.

16. flyingfroggy - Prelude in C# minor Op. 3 No. 2[/b] Hi flyingfroggy - recording quality aside simply amazing, such drama to that piece

17. Orez Eno - Comptine d'un autre ete: l'apres-midi[/b] Hi Orez, a popular tune in the recitals you play it so confidently great stuff adn after only 15 months too - fantastic.

18. glitzer - Petite valse from Kinderalbum[/b] You're too hard on yourself a delight to listen to, thoroughly enjoyed it thankyou

19. Eternal - Right Here Waiting[/b]
Hi Eternal - just fabulous, big powerful bass - sometimes you maybe just let it overpower a little but I sure enjoyed singing along

20. TrueBeginner - Les Reves Du Matin ( The Morning Dreams )[/b] Just amazing for 9 months
you are flying! the recording sounds a little muffly on my PC.

21. Laura D - Sonata K. 95, L. 358[/b]
Hi Laura, blimey that sure bounces along at a pace delightful


22. John Frank - Hava Nagila[/b]
Hi John loved it, that's one I ought to learn would be fun when I'm playing my favourite old beat up piano in the piano lobby this Xmas

23. Honnli / Steven - Suteki Da Ne / Isn't It Beautiful (Piano Collections)[/b]
Hi Steven I just knew I was going to love it from the opening first bars - that is so pretty I don't play computer games but, that is really hauntingly beautiful, one of my favourites so far thankyou.

24. Casyopea - Radio Ballet[/b]
Hi Casyopea - just gorgeous, love the way you play, not one I know but I enjoyed listening to it thankyou

25. epf - La Styrienne (Op 100, No. 14)[/b] Hi epf, can't hear any mistakes but, I'll take your word for it, sounds amazing to me

26. Diane Cornellier - Minuet in G[/b]

hi Diane, 6 months!!!!!! brilliant!

27. Serge88 - Imagine[/b]
Hi Serge, a beautiful version of such a lovely tune, I always enjoy listening to you play and you sure are growing, Wish I had your timing

28. Seaside_Lee - What A Wonderful World[/b] Rhythm, rhythm, rhythm for gawds sake R*H*Y*T*H*M!!!

29. Copper - Here There and Everywhere[/b] Hi Copper you get better and better - best so far IMHO

30. Mike White Yamaha G3 & P-80 - Granada[/b] Hi Mike, I could listen to you play all day (heck I just wanna be you bwaaaaah!!) mesmerizing, the sheet reading is going well

31. LaValse - Prelude Op 2[/b]
You always sound like a pro to me - blimey I just wanted it to go on and on

32. joangolfing - Lied ohne Worte Op. 19 #4 "Confidence" Song Without Words[/b]

Hi joangolfing something new for me, very interesting, I was captivated all the way through thanks

33. LisztAddict - Gounod Ave Maria with Bach Prelude in C major from WTC book 1[/b]
Hi LA you're just brilliant in my book just with your left hand!! yikes amazing

34. Gary001 - Minuet in G Major[/b]
Hi Gary only 8 months that's amazing Bravo

35. Paul Cast - Sonatina Op.36 No.2-1 Allegretto[/b] Hi Paul quite short but sounded very good to my ears lots of tricky movement you played it very well

36. Frotz / Brian - Sonata in A Major - Mvmt. 3 - Alla Turca[/b]

Hi Brian, thankyou I really enjoyed listening to you play, maybe a little trip or two? but on the whole you should be pleased

37. Ken S. - Chopin a minor waltz (posthumous)[/b] thanks for the music Ken I enjoyed listening

38. jotur - Cathy Turner - Stone's Rag[/b] Hi Cathy loved the descending bass lines...boy you don't play easy stuff - simply wonderful and the yankee doodle ending? made me smile

39. Euphonatrix - Album for the young Nr. 26 *** (untitled)[/b] Hi Euphonatrix The accompaniment added a little something special to the recording LOL very nice indeed

40. Daren - Le Onde[/b] Hi Daren, I adore this piece by Einaudi and you really capture it to my ears - a little stutter (may have been a page turn?) but no matter its very well played thank you

41. Pixie's friend - BWV Anh 131 (Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach, n 32, untitled)[/b] Hi Pixie's friend brilliant for only 4 months!!! WOW! and congrats for putting something in for us to hear

42. WJ3 - Walt - Minuet in G Major[/b]
Hi WJ3 - congrats on being "in" and well played thank you

43. mahlzeit - After Watching A Sentimental Movie[/b] Matthijs that is just so haunting and it does have a hint of cinema paradiso - so pretty, such a wonderful talent. I'd love to see how you developed that from the Autumn leaves changes ;\)

44. Eighty8 - My One And Only Love[/b]
Hi Eighty8 Even more delicious than that PB&J sandwich! thank you I loved it

45. MarkL/Mark Leininger - Le Coucou (The Cuckoo)[/b] Hi Mark yes that cuckoo did the trick, very precise and it sounded like a cuckoo, lovely thanks

46. Manndrew - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To[/b] Hi Manndrew, my kind a music, love Cole Porter and the left hand sounds just fine, I wanna be you too!!

47. Greywullf - Trois Nouvelles Etude No. 3 in Ab[/b] Hi Greywullf, just beautiful thank you, I am noticing that I always like Chopin and am slowly becoming a fan

48. Undone – Jim - Theme from Etude Op. 10, No 3.[/b] Hi Jim, it may only be Alfreds Chopin but, I really enjoyed it - did I say I'm starting to really appreciate Chopin

49. RobM - Giorni Dispari[/b] Hi RobM, I think it sounds like a great stab at the piece and thought you did do it justice

50. GregF - Brahams's Lullaby[/b] Hi GregF, really liked your intro to the piece, always such a pretty piece, nice music box finish, thank you

51. grotrianer - Prelude 28/17 A flat major[/b] Hi grotrianer, more Chopin, just fabulous to my ears thank you

52. Deep Elem (aka Buck) - A House Is Not A Home[/b] Hi Buck, you already know how much I love this, I think it is just bloody amazing!!

53. babama - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, 18th variation (Rachmaninov, arrangement Pochacco)[/b] Hi babama, oh its just fabulous an absolute keeper for sure! thank you

54. Always Wanted to Play Piano - Ombre[/b] Hi Always...to be able to play like that after only 10 months is just amazing, great job my favourite piece from the Le Onde Album

55. mlr1899 - Swipesy[/b] Hi mlr1899, a fantastic rag - just great stuff, hope the elbow is holding out

56. rustyfingers - Sentimental Journey[/b] Hi rustyfingers, very cool yes I really enjoyed it and something completely different from you, the piano does sound well

57. DragonPianoPlayer - Allegro[/b] Hi DPP, that Vienna, grand download sounds purdy good, short and sweet very nice

58. Ozor Mox - The Portrait[/b] Hi Ozor Mox, yes it sounds very much like the original to me, especially the accompaniment just perfect and simply beautiful I'm sure your Dad was/is very proud, I'm keeping this one too

59. Schubertian - Prelude #13 (F# Major)[/b] Hi Schubertian, blimey was it that bad?? I really enjoyed listening

60. Babs - Prelude in B Minor (op28,no.6)[/b] Hi Babs, yikes playing the melody with the left hand that's a step I've yet to take, you have my respect

61. Oxfords Gal - Clowns OP 39 No. 20[/b] (to do) Hi OG, short but fun to listen to you play I can tell you are enjoying it

62. bluekeys - Sonata in C (K545)[/b] Hi bluekeys, yes I can't imagine how hard itis to get that co-ordination I thought you did amazingly well (considering your age an' all! :p )

63. Euan Morrison - Vesper (from Casino Royale)[/b] Hi Euan, I always look forward to finding out what you are going to play for us. Lovely how this just breathes, I don't know it so can't spot any mistakes, absolutely lovely.


64. AdagioM/Michele - Vals No. 1 from Valses Poeticos[/b] Hi Michele, all that knitting and blogging doesn't seem to have done any harm, glad you made it, thank you

65. Piano*Dad - Waltz in C-sharp minor Op. 64 no. 2[/b] (to do)

66. ddh - Daniel - Wiegenliedchen 124.6 (Little lullaby)[/b] (to do)

67. cscl - Sonatina in C (Op. 36, No. 3, I-II)[/b] (to do)

68. polostrings - Imagine[/b] (to do)

69. Kawai, Hi - Dragon Fly[/b] (to do)

70. Hisalone (Joel) - Bumble Boogie[/b] (to do)

71. Mark... - Spooky Story & American Hymn[/b] (to do)

72. Mar_red - Moon River[/b] (to do)

73. IPIBAHN - Sandy - Tarantella - Prokofiev[/b] (to do)

74. bruceee - Prelude Op 28, No 20[/b] (to do)

75. etorrales - Nocturn in Eb Major[/b] (to do)

76. Extraghost - River Flows In You[/b] (to do)

77. Theowne - Prelude to the "Tombeau de Couperin" Suite[/b] (to do)
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