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#1041328 - 08/14/08 11:41 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17748
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
60[/b]
Performer's name:Rosanna [/b]
From:San Francisco area
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:10 years of classical lesson as a kid. 30 years later, restarted in July 08. Currently learning with PianoMagic (started Feb. 08.)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Shanghai Tan
Composer:Koo Ga Fei (aka Joseph Koo)
Duration:02:21
Source of music:play-by-ear
Instrument used:Kawai CE200 digital.
Recording method:Phone-out of digital to line-in of laptop. Recorded with Mp3 Wave Editor freeware.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is another one of my Canto-pop songs. \:\) "Shanghai Tan" is commonly known as "the Bund" in English. ("Tan" means beach or strand - you thought it's the latest Olympic suntan fashion, eh? \:\) ) It's the famous river promenade in Shanghai. The song was written for a prime time TV soap opera of the same name. It was produced in Hong Kong in 1980 and the song has become a "classic". The show was set in the 1920s during the fading glory days of Shanghai. It's about passion, betrayal, crime, decadence - the "stuff" of soap opera. \:\) As an aside, Chow Yun Fat of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" fame starred in the show. I don't think he'd acquired international fame at that time.

This is the first time I really wish my digital (or may be the computer sound card) can capture and/or produce a better sound. The timbre of the recording is very tin-ny, and cannot express the drama that I was hoping for.

Finally, I am tempted to thank those who nudged me about submitting to this recital. You know who you *all* are! But on second thought, I don't want to encourage such behavior in the future, so I am withholding my thanks after all! ;\)

I had Palak Paneer (Indian) for lunch. Yummy.
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#1041329 - 08/14/08 11:43 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17748
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
61[/b]
Performer's name:ddh - Daniel [/b]
From:Abitibi
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:22 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Londonderry Air
Composer:Traditionnal Irish collected by Jane Ross
Duration:02:03
Source of music:Sheet music with liberties taken ...
Instrument used:Yamaha CVP-307
Recording method:Piano to Mac, using Sound Studio.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Plan "C"
Hope You like it.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041330 - 08/14/08 11:44 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17748
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
62[/b]
Performer's name:YD (Yuri) [/b]
From:San Francisco Bay Area
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Umpteen
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Mozart, Sonata K545, Andante
Composer:Mozart
Duration:04:56
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Kawai Mp8
Recording method:Direct to PC via EMU 0202 interface
Critical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:This is what happens if you procrastinate till the last minute. Since I didn't have any recital piece ready I decided that if I just play something easy, it'll be OK. Well, it's all wrong. My new laptop had difficulty connecting to the interface, there was a ground loop somewhere, one of the channels connectors broke (EMU0202 interface has XLR connector on one channel - that's the one that broke, and RCA on another, weird, isn't it?) - so I had to record mono; to add insult to injury, when I listened to what I recorded, I heard that my tempo floated from andante to allegretto and back :-( Now, that's new: consider it a "romanticized Mozart" or "rubatized Mozart." Still, this is a lovely easy sonata, one of the best proofs of Mozart's genius.
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#1041331 - 08/14/08 11:44 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17748
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
63[/b]
Performer's name:Manndrew [/b]
From:Framingham, Massachusetts
Experience:Let's just say I remember when a Snickers was 5 cents.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Crazy
Composer:Willie Nelson
Duration:03:13
Source of music:Improvised from sheet music
Instrument used:Roland FP-7 using Grand Piano 2 setting.
Recording method:Zoom H4 and Audacity.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I had a rough time deciding on the right tempo for this song. I really wanted to play it slow and smooth, but I think I got carried away like I so often do and it started to take off on me.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041332 - 08/14/08 11:46 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17748
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
64[/b]
Performer's name:Ozor Mox [/b]
From:England
Experience:Just under five years.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Waltz in D flat major (Petit Chien/Minute Waltz)
Composer:Chopin
Duration:01:55
Source of music:Sheet music.
Instrument used:A MIDI piano/keyboard called a Fatar somethingorother.
Recording method:MIDI to a PC with Steinway grand piano samples.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I recorded this at a recording studio session that was bought for me as a birthday present. It was very fancy and high-tech!

I know this recording isn't perfect. The main problem with this piece is that I do not play very evenly at high speeds and so it loses its waltz feel. I'd appreciate any tips on how I might be able to improve this. It is also well over one minute long!
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041333 - 08/14/08 11:48 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17748
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
65[/b]
Performer's name:Hisalone (Joel) [/b]
Experience:Not quite 1 year since adult. (Sporadically as a child.)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Hungarian Dance No. 5
Composer:Johannes Brahms
Duration:02:56
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Casio PX200
Recording method:Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece, though easy to learn and commit to memory, has been the most technical piece I have tried. It is still not quite where I want it as far as accuracy and the technique will come as I gain more experience. My teacher and I could not find a definitive original solo score (originally written for four hands) so I took some liberties and combined aspects I liked from each of the scores I did find to come up with a few mostly unnoticeable variations. I know it's not a perfect performance and some parts are a bit choppy, but my goal since coming aboard here has become to submit for each recital. This was especially difficult since the last day to submit has been my first day off work for most of the two week submission period. Enjoy.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041334 - 08/14/08 11:48 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17748
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
66[/b]
Performer's name:EJR [/b]
From:Bristol, UK
Experience:Several years as a kid, 30 months as an adult
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Everyday
Composer:Carly Comando
Duration:06:13
Source of music:Sheet music from Carly
Instrument used:Yamaha Clavinova CLP350 as a MIDI controller to Laptop running Modartt Pianoteq software emulator
Recording method:Recorded in Pianoteq, exported as a wave, normalised and converted to MP3 by Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Heard the piece as played by MonicaK in recital#10 and just had to have a go!
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041335 - 08/14/08 11:51 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17748
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
67[/b]
Performer's name:Ovaltine [/b]
From:California
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:6 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Nocturne #2, Op.9 No.2
Composer:Chopin
Duration:04:27
Source of music:World's Greatest Melodies for Piano, Hinson Ed.
Instrument used:Estonia L190
Recording method:Zoom H2, 10 inches above Estonia decal on soundboard. 44khz/16b WAV, Med Mic Gain, no ACG.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Plan A was Bethena; not ready. Plan B was Bach Invention; sprained fingers curtailed practice time. So this is Plan C. I've played it for a while now, so I did this in only a few takes. Need to return the sprained finger to a splint and lay off piano for a few days!
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041336 - 08/14/08 11:52 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17748
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
68[/b]
Performer's name:Signal [/b]
From:Royal Palm Beach, Fl
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Leave on the Siene
Composer:David Lanz
Duration:04:16
Source of music:Songbook
Instrument used:Kawai US-50
Recording method:Zoom H2
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1041337 - 08/14/08 11:53 PM Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17748
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
69[/b]
Performer's name:karaeloko [/b]
From:Panama
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Self taught as a kid then on and off (mostly off) until I stopped playing in 2001. Then started playing again in 2006.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Träumerei
Composer:Robert Schumann
Duration:02:29
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Casio Privia PX-800
Recording method:Digital to PC (bad cable = poor quality sound)
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Träumerei is a very beautiful piece which I learned to play a few months ago and decided to give it a try at recording it for the recital. Too bad my connecting cable is in bad shape and I couldn't get a quality sound out of the recording.
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