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#1041268 - 08/14/08 09:55 PM Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD! USE THE DISCUSSION THREAD(S).[/b]

I am delighted to introduce our 11th quarterly Adult Beginners' Forum Recital. So, pull up a chair and have a listen.

I would like to take this opportunity to ask the audience to please refrain from commentary in this recital room.

A separate room has been provided for the purposes of intermezzo discussion. Please take any and all comments to the General Discussion Room and all critical discussion to the Critical Discussion Room .

Thank you.

A template has been created for those who wish to provide individualized feedback:

Response Template

In addition to the zip files linked below, mahlzeit has added a feature to his program that creates an online streaming player. Just click on the link to hear all the recital pieces without having to download the zip files:

Online Streaming Player

For the convenience of forum members, mahlzeit's program has normalized the files for consistent volume and standardized the ID3 tags in a collection of zip files. This makes it easier to create personal CDs and playlists.

These zip files have been posted at the following URLs:

Recital 11 Zip File 1
Recital 11 Zip File 2
Recital 11 Zip File 3
Recital 11 Zip File 4
Recital 11 Zip File 5
Recital 11 Zip File 6
Recital 11 Zip File 7


The zip files, along with past recitals, have also been uploaded to:

http://www.esnips.com/web/PWRecitals


Let me express my greatest thanks to five very special people: mr_super-hunky for coming up with the idea of our online recitals, which have proven to be more successful than any of us ever dreamed; Bob Muir for working out the technical details of pulling together the recital and doing so tirelessly for the first six, count 'em, six, recitals; LaValse for hosting the zip files and recital software on his server; Copper for also hosting the zip files and trouble-shooting help; and last but not least, mahlzeit for writing the absolutely fantastic web-based recital program that we are using. THANK YOU MAHLZEIT!!! :2hearts:

AGAIN: DO NOT REPLY OR POST ON THIS THREAD!![/b]
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041269 - 08/14/08 10:01 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
01[/b]
Performer's name:Mark... [/b]
From:Jersey Shore
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:19 months 16 with a teacher
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Prelude in D minor
Composer:Muzio Clementi
Duration:01:46
Source of music:Alfred Adult method Book 3
Instrument used:Kawai ES4 Digital Piano
Recording method:Audacity on PC
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Although this piece is short side, it is a very interesting piece and was very challenging. I still would like to clean it up more and really get it down. I look forward to playing this on a really good acoustic grand some day. Thanks for listening...Mark...

PS: If this turns out to be the first submission, I promise you it gets much better...
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041270 - 08/14/08 10:03 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
02[/b]
Performer's name:Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik [/b]
From:Lodz, Poland
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:3.5 years of whole piano experience, 8 months really seriusly (from late December 2007) with
digital piano and 88 weighted keys. For 3.5 months with a teacher, but due to summer break, not much work done. Until that time, self-taught. \:\)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sonata No. 14 'Moonlight' in C# minor, Op. 27 No. 2: Adagio Sostenuto
Composer:Ludwig van Beethoven
Duration:05:40
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Kawai CN 21 / TruePianos
Recording method:Recorded with Audacity using TruePianos 40-day trial computer piano synthesizer.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:As in all my performances, it's far from good to my ears. Honestly, it's sloppy, with at least three very bad slips. I went on a summer break with no piano there and then remembered that recital is coming. I went home for two days to record the piece, but after three weeks break I felt I no longer can play it as I could before. My fingers didn't want to cooperate. It's the last take from these two days, perhaps the best one. Not the best I ever did though. I hope it's not that bad after all, and... well, here it is - enjoy! Critical feedback seriously wanted.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041271 - 08/14/08 10:04 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
03[/b]
Performer's name:Monica K. [/b]
From:Lexington, Kentucky
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:4 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Nuvole Bianche
Composer:Ludovico Einaudi
Duration:05:56
Source of music:Una Mattina sheet music collection
Instrument used:Mason & Hamlin A
Recording method:Zoom H4, normalized through Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The title of this piece translates, I think, into "White Clouds," or possibly "Female White Clouds" or "White Clouds Woman" (depending on which online translator you use), which makes a lot less sense. Learning this piece was one of those all-too-rare transcendent piano experiences for me; it came to me much more quickly than most pieces do.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041272 - 08/14/08 10:04 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
04[/b]
Performer's name:Lisztener [/b]
From:Columbus, Ohio
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Three years lessons altogether as an adolescent. Many years trial & error since then.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apvgXgyWdYo&feature=user
Title of piece:Whistling Away the Dark
Composer:Mercer - Mancini
Duration:04:13
Source of music:Improvised from vocal
Instrument used:Steinway acoustic
Recording method:Pair of Rode NT5 mics with Zoom H4 as phantom power
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is my first serious attempt at improvising. When I was a young teenager, I fooled around with "Blue moon" and "Heart and Soul" but never to the extent of creating a complete song. Since improvising is new for me, entering it in a recital seems to be the natural place to reveal my effort.

I hope you enjoy.

WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK

From "Darling Lili"
(Johnny Mercer / Henry Mancini)

Often I think this sad old world is whistling in the dark.
Just like a child, who, late from school walks bravely
Home through the park.

To keep their spirits soaring and keep the night at bay.
Neither quite knowing which way they are going, they sing
The shadows away,

Often I think my poor old heart has given up for good.
And then I see a brand new face, I glimpse some new
Neighborhood.

So walk me back home, my darling, tell me dreams really come true.
Whistling... whistling... here in the dark with you.

Often I think my poor old heart has given up for good.
And then I see a brand new face, I glimpse some new
Neighborhood.

So walk me back home, my darling, tell me dreams really come true.
Whistling... whistling... here in the dark with you.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041273 - 08/14/08 10:07 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
05[/b]
Performer's name:LisztAddict [/b]
From:Florida, USA
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Prelude Op 28 No 13
Composer:Chopin
Duration:03:18
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Pramberger JP-208
Recording method:Zoom H4
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I had rice, tofu, beef, celery, carrot, onion, and tomato sauce for lunch.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041274 - 08/14/08 10:08 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
06[/b]
Performer's name:Laura D [/b]
From:Pennsylvania
Experience:3 1/2 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Tarantella
Composer:Albert Pieczonka
Duration:02:35
Source of music:Recital Winners Volume 1, compiled by Carole L. Bigler and Valery Lloyd-Watts, performed from memory
Instrument used:my teacher’s Mason & Hamlin BB
Recording method:Zoom H4 placed behind my right shoulder
Critical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:This piece is the absolute most fun to play of any I have learned. Flying fingers all the way through, gigantic 4-octave scale prestissimo at the end, it is great! It is so fun to play fast. And it is really impressive to watch somebody play it.

I first saw this piece performed by one of my teacher’s better middle-school students (perfectly, by the way). Last fall I asked my teacher if I could learn it, because it looked like fun. She hmmmed a while and said “the middle section is really hard” but she let me do it. The first assignment was to learn just the melody (first note of each triplet) of the middle section, which needs to be brought out. There are tricky rhythms, right hand octave jumps back and forth at high speed (at 0:18-0:35 and 1:44-2:01), lots of dynamic contrast, and plenty of other fun stuff.

I learned this piece for my Guild audition in May. It was probably the hardest of the 10 pieces I did, and I know it needs to be better. My teacher says I need another year of familiarity with it. I recorded all my pieces soon after the audition, and just now listened to the recording. I was surprised at how good it actually sounds. I know there are sloppy spots and a couple of big memory problems in this recording, and of course I messed up the end of the big scale, but I am pleased at how most of it sounds. So here you go—sort of premature but I hope you enjoy it.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041275 - 08/14/08 10:09 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
07[/b]
Performer's name:Mr Super-hunky [/b]
From:Arizona
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:4 years, 3 mos.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Imaginations
Composer:Mr super-hunky
Duration:05:28
Source of music:Original composition
Instrument used:Roland KR-7
Recording method:Direct to pc
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Ok, after talking about the melodies in my head for years now, I finally, for the very first time composed a 100% all original composition to give you a *sneek peek* at what is inside my wacky brain.

While this is not a technically demanding piece, there are a few tricky sections that took me a while to get down; especially the 10 note spreads throughout the piece.

I did everything possible when composing this piece to represent the major musical influences of the composers/artists I follow.

You will hear many 10 note spreads throughout the piece such as used in some of David Lanzs scores. (Cristoforis dream). You will hear numerous minor note progressions like Ludovico Einaudi does as well as hearing a musical journey with many different stages and different melodies/ meanings such as done by Nobuo Uematsu in his final Fantasy piano collections.

I wanted this piece to sound like a musical journey that could even be used as a movie soundtrack in places in which the melodies would follow along with the story line.

I am only scratching the surface with trying to get these thoughts/melodies in my mind transferred onto the keys forming a complete piece. With practice and more time, I hope to continue with these original compositions as it was so much fun to do as well as extremelly rewarding when the piece is finally finished. I really DO love doing this!.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041276 - 08/14/08 10:10 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
08[/b]
Performer's name:Riddler (Ed) [/b]
From:Florida
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Two or three years of lessons as a kid; two years of jazz lessons as an adult; and a lifetime of noodling and playing by ear.
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://hometown.aol.com/riddlereader/index.html
Title of piece:I Remember Clifford
Composer:Benny Golson
Duration:02:41
Source of music:Lead sheet
Instrument used:Yamaha P-120
Recording method:Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:A beautiful melody - haunting is not too strong a word - written in honor of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041277 - 08/14/08 10:11 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
09[/b]
Performer's name:John Frank [/b]
From:Harrisburg, PA
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:2 3/4 years
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhbdHJyMmyk
Title of piece:Etude, Op.10, No.3 (Theme)
Composer:Frederic Chopin (adapted by Palmer, Manus & Lethco)
Duration:02:14
Source of music:Alfred's Adult All-In-One Course, Level 2
Instrument used:Yamaha Clavinova CVP-301 (Digital Piano)
Recording method:Digital to PC (via Presonus 1394 interface to Cubase LE recording software)
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:A shortened and simplified, but still very nicely arranged, version of one of the most beautiful of all classical works - probably the best of a number of excellent study pieces in Alfred 2 - the theme from the Etude was used as the basis for the popular song "No Other Love", a big hit in 1950 for singer Jo Stafford, a very talented lady with a lovely "smokey" alto - at the risk of distracting from my own recorded performance I think you'll enjoy hearing her simple, but elegant, rendition of this absolutely gorgeous adaptation of a classical masterpiece into a beautiful popular song, one with surprisingly sophisticated lyrics to match Chopin's wonderful melody - to do so please click on the YouTube link I provided above - very sadly, they don't write, or sing, songs like this anymore - hope you enjoy both of our versions, and thanks for listening! Regards, JF
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041278 - 08/14/08 10:12 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
10[/b]
Performer's name:True Beginner [/b]
From:Virginia, US
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Six months (since Feb 08)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Les Fleurs Sauvages ( Wild Flowers )
Composer:Paul De Senneville & Olivier Toussaint
Duration:04:03
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Casio Privia PX
Recording method:Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:In my last recital I said this was one of my favorite piece along with Couleur Tendress. So here it is.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041279 - 08/14/08 10:13 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
11[/b]
Performer's name:laValse [/b]
From:Mumbles, Wales, UK
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:~8.
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://lavalse.eu
Title of piece:Prelude Op 40 #3
Composer:Liadov
Duration:01:08
Source of music: Sheet music .
Instrument used:Yamaha U1.
Recording method:Edirol R09, Audacity.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I have posted this in a piano bar previously. Sorry about that but my recial piece is not ready - sailing/summer/etc...

Liadov was a Russian composer and a contemporary (but older) of Scriabin's...
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041280 - 08/14/08 10:15 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
12[/b]
Performer's name:Peyton [/b]
From:Maine
Experience:on and off 40 years
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://www.peytonart.com
Title of piece:A House at the End of the World
Composer:Peyton Higgison
Duration:03:53
Source of music:My own composition
Instrument used:Young Chang acoustic grand
Recording method:Metro
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is a song inspired by a recent painting I did. I sang and played together but did one additional track of harmony. Unfortunately there is a little clipping in the recording. Here are the lyrics.

If I could have but one place to live
a house at the end of the world.
And if I could have but one heart to give
that would be to you sweet girl.

And when all the world’s in darkness
but for one small patch of blue.
That’s where I shall build my house
and live with the love of you.

If I could have but one sound to hear
a sigh at the end of time.
If I could share but just one dream
that would be yours with mine.

And in the house of sighs and dreams
under that small patch of blue
at the end of the world when all has been said
I will dream in silence with you.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041281 - 08/14/08 10:15 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
13[/b]
Performer's name:Ted Stanion [/b]
From:Portland, Oregon
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Several years of weekly sight reading lessons as a child. Thirty year hiatus. Three and a half as an adult.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:La fille aux cheveux de lin
Composer:Claude Debussy
Duration:02:33
Source of music:Melodious Masterpieces, Book 3 edited by Jane Magrath.
Instrument used:Samick-made Kohler and Campbell vertical.
Recording method:Zoom H4 + Audacity.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This was a 'go-for-broke' recording made just hours before we left for Orcas Island. I just started playing and tried to concentrate on the music without thinking about my mistakes. What it lacks in technical merit, I hope it makes up for in musicality.

We skipped lunch to go tide-pooling.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041282 - 08/14/08 10:16 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
14[/b]
Performer's name:b528nf7 - Bill Moore [/b]
From:N. Potomac, Maryland
Experience:5 years experience - first 3 casual, last 2 pretty intense.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBPWfHeCaP8
Title of piece:Piano Bar Theme
Composer:Henson/Pottle
Duration:01:30
Source of music:Derived from fake book score.
Instrument used:Yamaha Clavinova CLP 150
Recording method:Digital camera to youtube and converted to MP3.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece is an homage to the brave men and women who selflessly entertain the masses monthly in the Adult Beginners Forum Piano Bar.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041283 - 08/14/08 10:17 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
15[/b]
Performer's name:Schubertian [/b]
From:Boston (originally) / Dallas (now)
Experience:1.5 years as adult
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:J S Bach - Prelude & Fugue #15 in G Major; WTC II
Composer:J S Bach
Duration:03:59
Source of music:Baerenreiter; Neue Bach Ausgabe
Instrument used:Estonia 190
Recording method:Zoom H2/audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041284 - 08/14/08 10:18 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
16[/b]
Performer's name:Jinbo [/b]
Experience:Lessons from 1994-1998 as adult, restarted lessons a year ago
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Moment Musicaux No. 3 in F Minor
Composer:Franz Schubert
Duration:01:46
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha C-113 upright
Recording method:Mobile phone
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I haven't played this to my teacher; all faults are my own...
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041285 - 08/14/08 10:21 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
17[/b]
Performer's name:dannylux/Mel [/b]
From:Connecticut
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Two and a half years. Lots as a kid.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Kalinnikov Moderato in e flat minor
Composer:Vasliy Kalinnikov
Duration:04:08
Source of music:Sheet music. PM me for a copy.
Instrument used:Yamaha P140
Recording method:Line out to computer line in, Audacity.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:In his short, difficult life, Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901) wrote only seven pieces for the piano. His Moderato in e flat minor is a dark, moody, lovely piece. The chief difficulty with this piece is that the melody is played by the fifth finger of the right hand, while the other fingers of the right hand play the accompaniment. This is a great piece for teaching the fingers to sing and to learn to play the spaces between the notes, where the very soul of the music lies. Hope you like it.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041286 - 08/14/08 10:21 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
18[/b]
Performer's name:bluekeys [/b]
From:Virginia, USA
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:1 Year 11 Months
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://bluekeys-diary.blogspot.com/
Title of piece:Mariage D'amour
Composer:Senneville and Toussaint
Duration:03:40
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Yamaha YDP 223
Recording method:Midi out, rendered to MP3 in Reaper using TruePianos VST.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:What can I say? My teacher digs this super romantic crap, so I've got a mess of it in my rep. Next time I'll shoot for something with a little edge to it.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041287 - 08/14/08 10:24 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
19[/b]
Performer's name:Casyopea [/b]
From:Spain
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Eight months
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu7ow_JEKfk
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/user/casyopea1977
Title of piece:Prelude in C Major BWV 846 (from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I)
Composer:Johann Sebastian Bach
Duration:02:20
Source of music:http://www.free-scores.com/partitions_telecharger.php?partition=218
Instrument used:Yamaha P-140
Recording method:digital to PC
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I fell in love with this Prelude the very first time I listened to it! One day I hope I'll be able to play the Fugue that comes after... *dreamy*

Awww! The paella I just ate for lunch was so great! ;\)
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1041288 - 08/14/08 10:25 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:rustyfingers [/b]
From:Massachusetts
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:7 years as a child
3 year as an adult
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Root Beer Rag
Composer:Billy Joel
Duration:03:24
Source of music:Sheet music (Piano solo, ATV Music, EMI Music Publishing, Hal Leanard)
Instrument used:Charles Walter 1520, PianoDisc 128 Bright Acoustic Piano Output
Recording method:Zoom H4, acoustic recording (not line out, equalized in Audacity.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:My husband will be sorry he ever requested this one...
Grilled cheese for lunch
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041289 - 08/14/08 10:29 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Euan Morrison [/b]
From:Scotland
Experience:2 yrs, 10 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Piano Ballet
Composer:Eluvium
Duration:03:32
Source of music:Transcription (no sheet music available to purchase). If that's illegal, apologies to the artist
Instrument used:Yamaha ydp113
Recording method:Recorded into Anvil, soundfont added using Synthfont, then final amplification/reverb in Audacity.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I found this piece by accident as I was clicking around the Amazon website!

[credit to Mats Helgesson for creating the Maestro soundfont)
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041290 - 08/14/08 10:32 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:DragonPianoPlayer [/b]
From:Colorado
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:2 years + about 5 as a kid
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:The Mechanical Doll
Composer:Dmitri Shostakovich
Duration:01:18
Source of music:Sheet Music (Keith Snell: Piano Repertoire Romantic & 20th Century Level Three)
Instrument used:Casio PX310
Recording method:Reaper with TruePianos 1.4 plug in using new Amber Module
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041291 - 08/14/08 10:33 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
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Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Euphonatrix [/b]
From:Germany
Experience:4 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sonatina in F, WoO, Anh. 5, No. 2
Composer:Ludwig van Beethoven
Duration:05:08
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:rebuilt Weihenmeyer & Co. upright (ca. 1921-1925)
Recording method:one Shure PG 81 condenser mic into Sony minidisc recorder into computer using Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I just love Beethoven and I love this piece. It tells many stories and has both joyful/mischievous and melancholy moments. Besides, it shows that Beethoven's music is not always grave as a lot of people seem to assume. This is just one example that he was funny and playful as well and an excellent pianist, too.

Lunch.... since I returned from my holiday today, I had a ciabatta sandwich with mozzarella, tomato and basil at the airport and some pasta with red pesto when I finally was home.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041292 - 08/14/08 10:38 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
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Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:AdagioM (Michele) [/b]
From:Oregon
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:10 years in October
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://pdxknitterati.com
Title of piece:Adagio from Sonata No. 48, Hob. XVI/35
Composer:Franz Joseph Haydn
Duration:06:12
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Weinbach 170 grand
Recording method:Audacity, mono mic hanging from prop stick
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I love this piece. I first learned it in 2004, and keep coming back to it. It feels like it's mine, finally; it's very comfortable.

I'm finding that my current recording setup doesn't get the highest notes at volume. Maybe it's time for a new recording setup?
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041293 - 08/14/08 10:49 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:mlr1899 [/b]
Experience:25 years (mostly) off and on
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sensation
Composer:Joseph Lamb
Duration:02:58
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Samick upright
Recording method:Edirol R-09 digital recorder
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I gave myself tendonitis in my left elbow learning this piece and had to give it a rest for awhile. Giving it another try. So far, so good. Incidently, I played piano in church one Sunday this summer. I had never done it before. In part, it was the kind feedback I got from the last two recitals that encouraged me to go through with it when I got the opportunity. So, thanks to you all, and I'm looking forward to hearing some more great music.
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#1041294 - 08/14/08 10:50 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
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Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Gary001 [/b]
From:UK
Experience:5 Months - Plus a couple of lessons as a child many years ago. Wish I'd never stopped.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Theme in F Major
Composer:Unknown - BWV Anh. 131
Duration:01:01
Source of music:Sheet Music from Succeeding with the Masters, Baroque Era, Vol 1, compiled and edited by Helen Marlais.
Instrument used:Casio Privia PX-720
Recording method:Headphone output to iRiver iHP-140
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041295 - 08/14/08 10:51 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:rocky [/b]
From:Louisville, KY
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Between 3 and 4 years - self taught
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Evacuee
Composer:Music by Enya & NIcky Ryan
Duration:02:06
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Casio PX-100
Recording method:Digital to PC, audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:And yet another simple little piece (because after more than 3 years that's where I'm still at)

I had a "brilliant" recording finished ( LOL to self) and somehow when I went to transfer it to the PC I deleted it!!! So I sat down, hit record, played one time and this is the result.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041296 - 08/14/08 11:00 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
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Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
28[/b]
Performer's name:Serge88 [/b]
From:Montreal
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:7
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu284eoaG7k&fmt=18
Title of piece:The Long And Winding Road
Composer:Lennon/McCartney
Duration:03:30
Source of music:www.mwmtv.co.uk
Instrument used:Digital Piano Roland FP-7
Recording method:Digital Piano to PC to iMac
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:And don't forget to watch my video.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041297 - 08/14/08 11:00 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
29[/b]
Performer's name:angelojf [/b]
From:PA
Experience:Not Long Enough
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:"Here Comes the Sun"
Composer:George Harrison
Duration:02:21
Source of music:Some sheet music and some ear
Instrument used:Yamaha YDP-113
Recording method:Recorded directly from piano to digital voice recorder, then to computer
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I've been playing this for awhile, but just added the middle bit. Thanks for listening.
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