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#1066607 - 10/03/06 10:27 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
palley Offline
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I've got it 95% memorized and am working to gain more confident control at faster pace. I have been playing it about 3-4 times daily.
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#1066608 - 10/04/06 12:06 AM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
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I've neglected it since I started lessons again, and we're getting prepared for the movers coming next week! I'll get back to it soon.
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#1066609 - 10/04/06 02:59 AM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
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I have it all learned (but it is a repeat for me,as I really learned it some time ago), so this is in the way of a refresher course. However, forget my being able to play it at 200.
I will try to get the speed up more, but can't promise.

It is a lot of fun to play as it lies well under the fingers.

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#1066610 - 10/04/06 08:20 AM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
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However, forget my being able to play it at 200
Just curious, is anyone here seriously going to try to play this at 200 ?

I hate saying I can't do something as much as the next person, but I don't think I'll be a member of the Sofeggietto 200 Club. I might be able to stretch a bit and become ABF Certified at 120-140.

How fast are you able to play your best scales?
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#1066611 - 10/04/06 09:17 AM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
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I know I can't play it at 200! I don't care how much I practice!

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#1066612 - 10/04/06 12:23 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
Peyton Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Opus45:
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However, forget my being able to play it at 200
Just curious, is anyone here seriously going to try to play this at 200 ?

I hate saying I can't do something as much as the next person, but I don't think I'll be a member of the Sofeggietto 200 Club. I might be able to stretch a bit and become ABF Certified at 120-140.

How fast are you able to play your best scales? [/b]
Easy Jeff... just play and record it midi and bump up the speed. Voila! \:D
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#1066613 - 10/06/06 09:00 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
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I have it COmpletly memorized and at 150

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#1066614 - 10/08/06 07:13 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
Opus45 Offline
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Debussy20
I have it COmpletly memorized and at 150
Wow! Debussy that is fantastic!

I am very impressed, and very envious too. I think I remember somewhere on another post that you are 13 years old (am i right?). Whether you are 13, 30, or (gasp) my age, memorizing this piece, and playing it at 150 is a nice accomplishment.

If you find the time and means to make a recording, I know I wouldn't be the only one who would enjoy hearing it (even if it is not yet where you want it to be).

Way to go Debussy!

I've been able to spend about 10-15 minutes on most days on this and have it up to the lower 70's on the metronome (haven't even bothered with memorizing it yet). If I progress at this same rate, I should be playing this in the 80's next week, unless I find more time, or my progression becomes exponential (wouldn't that be nice?).

How's everyone else doing on this one?
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#1066615 - 10/09/06 09:44 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
LiszThalberg Offline
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I'm young (13) and when it comes to playing fast... im the roadrunner. I can also memorize thngs almost instantly...

Thanks opus for you comments, but i have no way of recording...

Keep up the good work team.

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#1066616 - 11/13/06 12:38 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
Naught Offline
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Loc: Ohio
Solfeggietto...poorly

Hi all, sorry I haven't been around much lately.

I kinda hate to do this for all you serious piano players, but for those that are just struggling along like me, I thought you might care to see someone else really stink up the joint. You've been warned.

:rolleyes:

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#1066617 - 11/13/06 12:40 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
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sorry bout the birds =)

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#1066618 - 11/13/06 02:58 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
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I thought that was well done! You kept the tempo even. When I learned this piece that was the hardest part. Not speeding up at the "easy" parts and slowing down for the hard ones. I still get stuck on mesures 5 & 6 and then zoom through 7 & 8. With your evenness, this won't be a problem for you when you speed it up. Good job!!
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#1066619 - 11/21/06 08:54 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
Opus45 Offline
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Oh man that was cool Naught! It's really awesome to be able to watch you play as I listen along.

It sounds (looks) to me as though you've got all the notes pretty well under control, and (as Sandy mentioned) at a pretty even tempo. If you've continued working on this since you posted the video, I would bet you might have increased the tempo even more. I would be interested in hearing and seeing your progress if you're willing to keep recording and posting in this thread.

I think I'm playing this at about the same tempo as you (maybe a bit faster), and I've just started trying to give the music some "shape"...a little bit of gradual volume increase going up & a little bit of gradual volume decrease going down.

Since I've recently finished all the grunt work in my home projects, I might be able to find some time to make a recording myself & post in this learning group thread. I don't have video equipment, and I'm still making tinny sounding midi recordings but, Christmas is around the corner and I'm thinking of treating myself a little.

(Sorry it took so long to realize that this thread had been updated...I was probably sanding the inside of kitchen cabinets & drawers...something I'll never do again as long as I live)
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#1066620 - 11/21/06 08:57 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
LiszThalberg Offline
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well done and very even...

I'm 'bout done with the piece, I preformed it for a recital last Sunday.

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#1066621 - 11/23/06 10:35 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
SusieQ Offline
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Registered: 12/06/04
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Loc: Bellevue, Washington
Naught - nice job. this song is on my radar screen, but I am not there yet. Thank you for posting your recording.

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#1066622 - 11/25/06 01:29 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
ftp Offline
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Registered: 09/10/05
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Loc: Philadelphia
 Quote:
Originally posted by oldcars:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Yamaha G3 & P-80:
http://www.box.net/public/cb4ilhvo1a

I made this by playing a midi file through my P-80 and recording with Audacity. I have no idea what is causing those popping noises? If anyone out there has an idea, please share it with me. It's only on the right channel.
Mike White [/b]
It sounded quite clean to me. I'm listening through a Mac G5, itunes and Harmon Kardon speakers. Maybe somehow, somewhere, the popping is removed?
Very nice playing, btw.

J [/b]
I have a video (youngest son) of Solfeggietto (MPEG format-83MB). I signed up for boxnet but it will only let you upload 10mb or under at no cost.

What are the options? Is there something other than boxnet, can I compress the file, can I utube it?

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#1066623 - 11/25/06 02:11 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
dannylux Offline
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Registered: 02/15/06
Posts: 1818
Loc: Connecticut
Try:

rapidshare

or:

megaupload

They both accept 100MB files.

With youtube, you loose a huge amount of the quality of the video. I wouldn't use it.

Mel
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#1066624 - 11/28/06 09:51 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
Opus45 Offline
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Loc: North Carolina
Naught...

Dude, are you sill here?

We are eagerly awaiting your next recording.

(even a very little progress is fine)

Seriously Naught, your recording was pretty fantastic...give us another one!
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#1066625 - 11/28/06 10:01 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
LiszThalberg Offline
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Jeff, you might want to send him a private message or even email to get hold of him. I too eagerly await his next recording!

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#1066626 - 11/29/06 07:55 AM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
Naught Offline
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Registered: 01/08/06
Posts: 272
Loc: Ohio
hahaha

I'm here. Let me tell you about that recording. I learned that piece back in May. I was recording on my PC, but the quality sucked and the effort was extreme to get a recording, so I broke down and bought a camcorder just for my musical recordings. (Told wifey I would make a video of her dog to talk her in to it)

I play Solfeggietto every day as a warmup for my practice, but I don't practice it. In fact I have probably only played it as well as that recording a handful of times.

I'm hoping that sometime in February, when I will have been playing for 2 years, to get a recording of the 1st movement of the Moonlight Sonata. That will probably be the next recording I do.

I think I am different from most of you here, in that, I am doing this just for fun. I have no intentions of being some great piano player. I just want to be able to plink around and have fun doing it. I have almost as much fun from making stupid mistakes as I do from playing something really well. I don't do scales and exercises, I just play.

When I get something of note on film, I'll post it up here, if only to give the "real" beginners, like me, hope. =)

I keep a page of my progress. So I can laugh at how bad I am. If you have the stomach for it, you can hear my progress over the past year at http://www.naughtington.com/piano.htm

It's not all for naught, but it is, all for Naught. =)

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#1066627 - 11/30/06 09:04 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
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Registered: 11/25/04
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Loc: USA
Naught,

That was really wonderful and fun to watch !!!

Could you, or someone else tell me how to domeasure 21 -- what fingering in the right hand?

Thanks, ILM

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#1066628 - 11/30/06 09:32 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
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Registered: 04/10/06
Posts: 151
Loc: Gulf Coast
I just decided to pop in, I've beeen busy with my classes, I got to tell you
  • NAUGHT[/b], I really liked your recording on the Solfegg.......(darn I can never spell it right and I'm too lazy to look it up). How long did it take you to learn to play it so well ? I am sure that song would make a great warm up. I third the motion Naught[/b] send us some more recordings, I could use a good distraction from my exams next week. :p
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#1066629 - 12/01/06 09:19 AM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
Naught Offline
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Ilikemozart,

measure 21, my teacher wrote in, 5-2-1, 5-3-1, 5-3-1, 5-2-1. But thats not what I do, I do, 5-2-1, 5-3-1, 4-3-1, 5-2-1.

I wonder if she ever noticed that. =)

Petrof, I memorized it really quick, say 2 weeks. I probably was playing it decently after a month. However 6 months later and I still wouldn't say I play it well, and I certainly wouldn't play it for someone w/o 30 mins of warmup on it. =)

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#1066630 - 12/03/06 01:52 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
palley Offline
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I'm still working on it and can play it fairly well. (I am using the score from John Thompson's Fourth Grade book and keeping fairly well to the fingering and dynamics indicated.)

I always have a flub or two but can crank the tempo up pretty well now but usually work slower and try to build precision and a steady tempo.

Of course, if I turn on the RECORD button of my Clavinova CLP280, I fall completely to pieces soon enough!
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#1066631 - 12/03/06 08:45 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
SAS Offline
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Posts: 640
Loc: Austin, TX
That was great! I am playing it a bit slower, and don't have the notes under my fingers as well as you do. I loved the birds! It's like they were singing along.

I too am in it just for fun, I don't think you're that different from most of us. Keep us updated on your progress. I loved the video, it's nice to see a person play as you listen.

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#1066632 - 12/04/06 09:46 AM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
Opus45 Offline
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Naught, I'm going to have to agree with SAS...I don't think you're so different from the rest of us...we're also in it for the fun.

When I play your video (the one with the birds singing along), my little dog goes nuts!
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#1066633 - 12/13/06 03:16 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 378
Loc: USA
There are a couple places in the piece for "rit" at measures 25 and 30.

Is anyone playing with the rit?

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#1066634 - 04/06/07 12:58 PM Re: Solfeggietto StudyGroup
coffeetea Offline
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Edit: I have a question about this piece, but since I just found out this post is in adult beginners, I posted the question at http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/2/14631.html instead. In case you're interested, that post has a link to my son's youtube video of this piece (he played it in a recital at around 180 I think, he couldn't do as fast as you guys are aiming here).

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