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#1033883 - 04/09/06 09:32 PM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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Monica, you obviously are being humble when you call this rough. It sounds quite polished! It was very flowing and smooth.

I have to admit. I'm a little nervous. If this is the song you dropped from the recital selection, your actual song will probably raise the bar for the rest of us. We're going to have to come up with some "rough" songs of our own!
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#1033884 - 04/09/06 09:38 PM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
Monica K. Offline

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I dropped it because of the *&%&^% intermittent buzzing B key. If that hadn't happened, I very well might have used it for the recital. So don't fret; I guarantee my actual recital piece will have (multiple) mistakes in it!
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#1033885 - 04/09/06 09:44 PM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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I guarantee my actual recital piece will have (multiple) mistakes in it!
That's good to hear! Now I feel better.. \:D

Mr.SH: I had to listen to Monica's recording first, she got more hype and better marketing. :p

I only remember hearing a couple previous versions of Stairway. I obviously missed a couple if you've done 5! However, it definetly sounded very expressive this time. I like the overall mood of the piece better to. Very nice!
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#1033886 - 04/10/06 08:03 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
rocky Offline
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Originally posted by Monica Kern:
Laurens, I'd strongly encourage you to get the sheet music for this piece. You will be amazed at how easy it actually is. There's only two or 3 bars you're playing anything faster than 8th notes, and it's all very patterned and repetitive. The only tough part is toward the end when you're playing octaves for what seems forever, but even that's not that hard. \:\) [/b]
Monica, that was beautiful, excellent job!! You keep saying this piece is easy....well, I have been working off and on for a few months and still can't play it. If it is "easy", than my piano playing sucks even more than I thought and it might be time for me to simply throw in the towel completely!!

I actually have given up on this version and last week bought the "truly easy" version and have been working on it. It is only 5 pages long and "much simpler"!!

Again, that was a pleasure to listen to!!!
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#1033887 - 04/10/06 08:05 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
rocky Offline
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Mr. S-H, as always your music is great to listen to. Very fluid and always easy on the ears!!! Hopefully some day I can play nearly as good!
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#1033888 - 04/10/06 08:09 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
rocky Offline
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tolovemoon, I play an easy version of that song myself, love it!!

Next time please turn the lights up!!! \:D
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#1033889 - 04/10/06 09:13 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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Monica that was beautiful \:D

Hunkster I can't listen to your Stairway \:\(

all I get is "1 pop-up blocked" (doesn't usually happen with your stuff...so, its probably something I've done this end?...grrr! )

That candlelit video was different ;\) \:D


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#1033890 - 04/10/06 07:58 PM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
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Lee, that sometimes happens to me. What I do is on the screen I hit "enable content of message once" and then it lets it play.

Maybe this will work for you.

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#1033891 - 04/10/06 10:06 PM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
Kawaigirl1 Offline
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This is my undecided recital piece. Please excuse the humming/hissing noise. I'm trying to get rid of the noise, so i'm still experimenting with my software and mic.

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#1033892 - 04/10/06 10:25 PM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
Monica K. Offline

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Very nice, kawaigirl!! I do so love that song. Your tempo was nice and even, and you played the waltz section with a very smooth swing. It made me want to lie in a hammock and drink lemonade. (It's getting to be summer here in the south.)

The hiss on your recording wasn't bad, but there was a noticeable high-pitched hum. Maybe some of the more technologically sophisticated readers out there will be able to tell you what's likely causing it.
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#1033893 - 04/10/06 10:43 PM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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Thanks Monica for your compliment.

I'm hoping that I can get rid of the noise issue before the recital deadline.
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#1033894 - 04/10/06 10:47 PM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
tenuki Offline
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nice work monica and kawaigirl! havent' figured out how to listen to SH yet.

kawaigirl your peice reminded me of the end of 'steppenwolf' by Herman Hesse, where the main character gets a lecture on how finding the beauty in the world is like listening to music on a scratchy victrola. (I read that a long time ago, my details might be off, but the idea is there).
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#1033895 - 04/11/06 12:08 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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My recordings should work now, sorry, my mistake on something. Lets just say I DONT dye my hair and we'll leave it at that!!

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#1033896 - 04/11/06 01:42 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
tenuki Offline
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kawaigirl1 - post what computer, soundcard, recording software, microphone you have and some of us techies might be able to help. Last time I heard noise that bad it was a card/motherboard that had fried part of it's circitry - caused by a lightning strike. But it may be something easy to fix too. \:\)
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#1033897 - 04/11/06 01:54 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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sorry changed my mind dont want to share anymore:)
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#1033898 - 04/11/06 01:57 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
tenuki Offline
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Ah, there we go, nice work SH. (that name cracks me up every time.)

I have to say the old punk in me likes tolovemoon's piano more than anything! You couldn't get that sound if you tried. Simply played with feeling. \:\)
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#1033899 - 04/11/06 02:25 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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Hey thank you everyone for the nice comments and compliments.
So that must mean that the video worked for most, I hope it didnt give anyone trouble.
Shucks I was hoping the site would of went on one of its updating sprees....oh well, now I will have to work extra hard to improve playing...My lights will be on next time..(maybe) I like to be on the other side of the camera...
I think I can change some shy issuses though
specially since I haven't seen any tomatoes flying at me yet...I think with that said, I am now convinced to play a song that I memorized only because I learned it in piano class many years ago...

Wow, what are y'all doing in the adult beginner's forum? S-H, Monica, and kawaigirl, some awesome playing there. The pieces I have heard that y'all shared with us should be more like intermediate level.. I enjoyed them. Thank you for sharing.
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#1033900 - 04/11/06 02:29 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
LeadFingers Offline
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WOW!
Hunky, Monica, KawaiGirl...Can I be just like you when I grow up?

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#1033901 - 04/11/06 06:41 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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Hello KawaiGirl -

You've got a real winner there! \:\) Hissing aside, that was a nice package! \:D

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#1033902 - 04/11/06 07:06 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
Seaside_Lee Offline
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Hunkster

Yup, that played no problem today...whatever you did? - worked, and I loved it, wonderful stuff...unmistakenly you but, to my ears you sound so comfortable playing this song...it just flowed beautifully \:D

thanks


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#1033903 - 04/11/06 07:32 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
Seaside_Lee Offline
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Wow Kawaigirl1

Yes the recording quality needs some work ;\)

But, hey are you David Nevue in disguise?

That was beautiful \:D


regards


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#1033904 - 04/11/06 11:02 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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Thanks to all that gave me the warm feedback.

The secret to my playing is to listen to alot of the recordings from the artists themselves.

Those kind words are definitely encouraging for me. :-)

As for the noise issue, it could be my old microphone. I'm trying to get the one that Monica is using; the problem is, trying to find a store that sells it.
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#1033905 - 04/11/06 12:02 PM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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Beautiful piece beautifully played.

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#1033906 - 04/11/06 05:24 PM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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Monica, I'm sure you're getting tired of all the praise being heaped upon you, but I have to add my own. I just finished listening to your delightful recording of Cristofori's Dream for the second time sitting here in my office. How very, very lovely.

I'm going to save your recording for inspiration since my sheet music for this arrived yesterday (you wouldn't know that I ordered this because of your description of it in another thread....).

Thank you.
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#1033907 - 04/12/06 01:10 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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Oh what the heck, not a ton of action here lately so I'll post another nice song just to keep this thread alive, (Yea, I know, nice horsecrap excuse to post yet another song you post-pig!!)

This is the Legends of the Fall movie main title

www.pinnaclepeakllamaranch.com/Legends.mp3

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#1033908 - 04/12/06 01:40 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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Outstanding, S-H! \:\) Did I hear phrasing there?! \:D

Any reason to post a tune is a good reason and that includes no reason!

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#1033909 - 04/12/06 02:02 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
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Thanks Bally, Hey, how about a nice song from you? . Mike White, yourself, Roger Ransom, and now Monica have posted some of my favorite songs so far.

Oh wait, Seaside Lee's "titanic theme" as well. That one was really fantastic.

Hmmm, now that I think about it, LOTS of you guys (and girlies) have posted really great stuff. How about posting up some more?

No rush, as soon as its convienient for you, like maybe in 10 minutes or so! :p

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#1033910 - 04/12/06 07:56 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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Hunk,

I liked how you played the song - you played it slow (to my ear = nice). Either you're experimenting and/or are intentionally and aware of not "flying" through a song (I hear - and this is good). Bally (agree) re phrasing - it's there. Emotional phrasing - just like speaking sentences, you take a natural breath inbetween thoughts where appropriate (something like that). Nice job. ;\)

(As soon as I get the laptop away from my daughter, I'll post up something.... Spring Break now).

Peace,
Sharon
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#1033911 - 04/12/06 08:05 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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Mr S-H, very nice!!! I play an easy (of course) version of that myself.
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#1033912 - 04/12/06 08:55 AM Re: Post your UN-chosen recital songs here.
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Absolutely beautiful, super-hunky! What a nice calming way to start my morning. thanks!
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