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#1079119 - 11/14/08 09:20 PM Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD! USE THE DISCUSSION THREAD(S).[/b]

I am delighted to introduce our 12th 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:

Zip File 1
Zip File 2
Zip File 3
Zip File 4
Zip File 5
Zip File 6
Zip File 7
Zip File 8
Zip File 9

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!!!

AGAIN: DO NOT REPLY OR POST ON THIS THREAD!!
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1079120 - 11/14/08 09:55 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
01[/b]
Performer's name:Lisztener [/b]
From:Columbus, Ohio USA
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:The vast majority of my experience is through self-teaching. I took lessons for 2-1/2 years as an adolescent, 6 months as an adult until resuming lessons again 1 month ago. My teacher is a great motivator.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0vDhxSvfTo
Title of piece:"Gone"
Composer:Jim Chappell
Duration:05:04
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Steinway acoustic
Recording method:Rode NT5 mics with Zoom H4 phantom power
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:My first "New Age" piece. I like the melody and hope you do, too.

I have edited a couple mistakes. Other mistakes are beyond editing, so prepare to plug your ears.

YouTube link is to a slide-show/video
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079121 - 11/14/08 10:01 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
02[/b]
Performer's name:dannylux / Mel [/b]
From:Connecticut
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:2 years 9 months. Lots as a kid.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Glinka Nocturne in E flat
Composer:Mikhail Glinka
Duration:05:25
Source of music:Sheet music form piano.ru. Thanks Adjan!
Instrument used:Yamaha P-140 digital
Recording method:Line Out to computer sound card Line In. Audacity.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Mikhail Glinka wrote this lovely Nocturne in 1828, the same year that Chopin wrote his first Nocturne. It's a very romantic, very sweet piece, with some unusual, dissonant harmonies adding a bittersweet touch.
The main difficulties in this Nocturne are the many twos against threes, some of which I played nicely ;\)
and the very pretty run of ten against six at 3:08.
You can download the score at:
http://www.piano.ru/glinka.html
(the sixth link: Íîêòþðí)
The Nocturne seems to speak of love and gentleness and beauty.
I hope you like it.
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#1079122 - 11/14/08 10:02 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
03[/b]
Performer's name:AnthonyB [/b]
From:Center City, MN
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:10 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Stella Del Mattino
Composer:Ludovico Einaudi
Duration:02:15
Source of music:Ludovico Einaudi - The Best Of
Instrument used:Roland FP-7
Recording method:FP-7 Line-Out to Line-In on built in motherboard sound. Recorded in Ardour in Ubuntu Linux.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece was really a workout for me when I first started. The right hand stays really busy. I could only play through a few times at first before having to stop. That problem no longer exists. Hopefully I'll get a non-Einaudi piece for one of these recitals at some point. I just don't really have a sheet music collection to work from yet, sorry.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079123 - 11/14/08 10:03 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
04[/b]
Performer's name:Ode2Joy [/b]
From:Pasadena, CA
Experience:Adult that resumed lessons in January 2008. Took about 2+ years of lessons as a child 30 years ago.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Prelude in F minor BWV 881
Composer:J. S. Bach
Duration:02:24
Source of music:Well-Tempered Clavier, Volume II
Alfred Masterwork Edition
Instrument used:Yamaha C3
Recording method:Zoom H4
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I've been lurking around the forum for the past year since I resumed lessons and decided to take the plunge in submitting a piece. I haven't learned the Fugue part yet. I'm pretty nervous about this submission but if I don't do this now, I'll probably never work up the courage to submit again.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1079124 - 11/14/08 10:04 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
05[/b]
Performer's name:Mr. super-hunky [/b]
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:4 1/2 years, home brewed method.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:*Magicland*
Composer:Original composition #2........Mr Super-Hunky
Duration:05:25
Source of music:Original composition
Instrument used:Recorded on Roland KR-7
Recording method:Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is my second original composition. I tried to create a beautiful, but haunting melody along with a more dramatic side. All while being "haunting' without getting creepy!.

*Magicland* is a compolation album I am putting together (self recorded cd) that I want to create to serve as a benchmark of my playing abilites as well as a cheap x-mas gift.

When I record a final version of this piece,(this one is still a bit rough as it's not finished yet), I will do it on the big acoustic grand which sounds so cool.

Until then, I hope you enjoy this one.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1079125 - 11/14/08 10:05 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
06[/b]
Performer's name:jazzyprof [/b]
From:Ann Arbor, MI
Experience:Self taught as a kid, 4.5 years of lessons this incarnation.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Etude op.25 #1 (Aeolian Harp)
Composer:F. Chopin
Duration:03:39
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Steinway B
Recording method:Zoom H4
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I made a recording of this piece for the ABF Chopin Etude recital on October 17. Since I haven't had time to finish any other piece I decided to make a new recording of the same etude for this recital. I don't know if I'm getting better or worse...but this is a good way to keep the piece in my fingers.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079126 - 11/14/08 10:08 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
07[/b]
Performer's name:Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik [/b]
From:Lodz, Poland
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:4 years as a whole, for the last half of this year under tuition.
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://www.maticomp.net
Title of piece:Polskie drogi (Polish roads)
Composer:Andrzej Kurylewicz
Duration:02:57
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Kawai CN 21
Recording method:Digital to PC, and then rendered using Garritan Steinway Standard. Audacity used to normalise the signal a bit.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:It's a fairly unknown tune by Polish movie composer, Andrzej Kurylewicz. It was the main theme from "Polskie drogi" ("Polish roads"). I have a great sentiment towards this melody and I am very happy I can share it with you.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1079127 - 11/14/08 10:19 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
08[/b]
Performer's name:Peyton [/b]
From:Maine
Experience:on and off for years. A few lessons way back.
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://www.peytonart.com
Title of piece:The Last Man Alive
Composer:Peyton Higgison
Duration:04:11
Source of music:play by ear
Instrument used:Pramberger grand
Recording method:Metro
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I had this tune running through my head to the point it was driving me crazy so it was a great relief to get the lyrics written and finally record the song. The thought I had as I wrote it was of a musical number. The protaganist has been abandoned by his girl and after weeks of hiding away in his apartment begins to imagine what it might be like were he the last man alive. I did a number of takes and a few had better piano work but I chose the one that I felt had the best overall feel.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1079128 - 11/14/08 11:26 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
09[/b]
Performer's name:Monica K. [/b]
From:Lexington, KY
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:4.5 on piano, another 7 in childhood on accordion
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Fairest Lord Jesus
Composer:Traditional -- arranged by David Nevue
Duration:04:52
Source of music:Sheet music; www.davidnevue.com
Instrument used:Mason & Hamlin A
Recording method:Zoom H4, normalized through Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I am not very familiar with hymns, and I had never heard this hymn before listening to David Nevue's latest album. But I thought this arrangement was just lovely, and it was a challenging piece to learn (and not just for the two measures of staccato ;\) ), so I thought I'd use it for the recital. Most of it is considerably faster than my normal new age fare, so it's been a good training exercise for my fingers.

A page swap has been edited out.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079129 - 11/14/08 11:44 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
10[/b]
Performer's name:Knotty [/b]
From:Potomac (dc metro)
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:2 years
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/knotty75
Home page link:http://jazzitup-knot.blogspot.com/
Title of piece:Just Friends - Improvisation Etude
Composer:Jim Snidero
Duration:01:39
Source of music:Jazz Conception - Jim Snidero @ Advance Music
http://www.jimsnidero.com/books/piano.htm
Instrument used:Freshly tuned Yamaha U3
Recording method:Pair of Shure SM-57, Alesis Mixer + Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is an improvisation on 'Just Friends' changes (John Klenner). Don't go looking for the melody, it ain't there because of copyright. This is transcribed from Mike Ledonne's piano arrangements (whom I try to imitate). Bass is Dennis Irwin on Bass and Kenny Washington on Drums.
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#1079130 - 11/14/08 11:45 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
11[/b]
Performer's name:Benny [/b]
From:Germany
Experience:Adult Re-Starter for almost 2 years.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Comptine d'un autre été: l'après-midi
Composer:Yann Tiersen
Duration:02:17
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Kawai CA91
Recording method:Analog to E-MU 0404 to Cubase LE
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Well, this piece has been recorded quite a few times, but I like it very much and I wanted to give it a try.
I found it difficult while listening to it the very first time, then easy once I started learning it, and, finally, difficult again while trying to get (nearly) the sound I wanted to have.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079131 - 11/14/08 11:47 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
12[/b]
Performer's name:ohitpro [/b]
From:Columbus, Ohio
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:About 1 and a half years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Morning Snowfall
Composer:Carol Matz
Duration:01:21
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Casio PX-200
Recording method:MIDI file to Synthfont
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:My first recital entry! This is a little piece that hints at the approaching cold season for many of us. I played straight from the score in this rendition and it's begging for a middle improv section but I didn't have the guts to record it for this recital... had a brisket sandwich at a great local BBQ joint, City Barbecue.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079132 - 11/14/08 11:54 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
13[/b]
Performer's name:b528nf7 - Bill [/b]
From:N. Potomac, Maryland
Experience:5 Years
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ2LTD_KlCI
Title of piece:Ol' Man River
Composer:Kern/Hammerstein II
Duration:02:26
Source of music:Fake book
Instrument used:Yamaha CLP150
Recording method:Digital Camera
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This song is from the 1927 musical Show Boat. The music is by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079133 - 11/15/08 12:22 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
14[/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://home.cfl.rr.com/riddlereader/
Title of piece:Rhapsody In Blue
Composer:Gershwin
Duration:02:54
Source of music:Sheet music arrangement
Instrument used:Yamaha P-120
Recording method:Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Various professionals seem to look down on this piece because of what it is not - - it isn't jazz, it isn't in classical form, etc. Whatever.

Personally, I love it for what it is.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079134 - 11/15/08 12:22 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
15[/b]
Performer's name:Kawaigirl1 [/b]
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:10 years as a child. Picked up piano again Dec/05.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Winter Walk
Composer:David Nevue
Duration:04:13
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Roland RD300SX
Recording method:digital to PC
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079135 - 11/15/08 12:23 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
16[/b]
Performer's name:flyingfroggy [/b]
Experience:One year as child, about 8 years as adult
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Prelude in C# minor Op. 3 No. 2
Composer:Sergei Rachmaninoff
Duration:04:59
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Schimmel Konzert Grand 189
Recording method:I used a dinky little microphone that came with an old, long gone computer, recorded into a laptop, then normalized and removed noise with Audacity. Sorry about the clipping. And in the interest of full disclosure, there's an edit in the last section. I hope that's not cheating, but you really wouldn't have wanted to hear it otherwise!
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079136 - 11/15/08 12:28 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
17[/b]
Performer's name:Orez Eno [/b]
From:New England
Experience:1 year, 3 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Comptine d'un autre ete: l'apres-midi
Composer:Yann Tiersen
Duration:03:15
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Akoustik Piano software (Concert Grand D)
Recording method:Direct from software (no audio interface/card)
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I realize that this piece has been submitted many times before. All the better to get my playing critically evaluated, since everyone is familiar with it. After all, isn’t that what the Adult Beginner’s Form Recital is all about?

This piece is my greatest accomplishment so far. Thank you to Monica K and bluekeys for inspiring me to learn it. This is living proof that PianoWorld recitals are beneficial. It wasn’t as easy as you said, bluekeys, and for a while I was mad at you because of it, but I finally learned it and now we’re friends again. Thanks for your encouragement.

During the past three months I have experienced my greatest gains ever on the piano, partly because of the following two experiences:

1 - I completed a workshop in fear anxiety. The result is that I have successfully performed this same piece in front of an audience of ten people. This is tremendous progress for me since only three months ago I could not play even simpler music for a single person due to my nervousness.

2 - I now have a piano teacher. The progress I have made in suppressing my performance anxiety has allowed me to play comfortably in front of a teacher. But I admit that this is not just any piano teacher. She is very patient, seems genuinely sensitive to my nervousness, and in our short time together we have made real progress. I suspect Betty Patnude will be pleased. And Betty, I know you won’t believe this but this teacher claims that I’m not a difficult student to deal with at all. Isn’t that amazing?
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079137 - 11/15/08 12:31 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
18[/b]
Performer's name:glitzer [/b]
Experience:2 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Petite valse from Kinderalbum
Composer:Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)
Duration:01:11
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha Nocturne
Recording method:Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Obviously, this recording wouldn't be fit for public display in any other setting, but it's called the adult BEGINNER's forum, so here I am.

The piece itself is lovely, in my opinion. It has this old-fashioned charm and gentle humor that seems quite incompatible with certain modern tastes where noise and laughter from the tape replace wit. But I digress...
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079138 - 11/15/08 12:32 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
19[/b]
Performer's name:Eternal [/b]
From:NYC
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:2 years self-taught
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Right Here Waiting
Composer:Richard Marx
Duration:03:43
Source of music:Sheet music from Musicnotes.com
Instrument used:Casio Privia PX700 with Ivory's Yamaha
Recording method:Digital to PC (MIDI)
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:"Right Here Waiting (For You)" is one of those ballads that everyone knows.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079139 - 11/15/08 12:33 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
20[/b]
Performer's name:TrueBeginner [/b]
From:VA, US
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:9 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Les Reves Du Matin ( The Morning Dreams )
Composer:Paul De Senneville
Duration:03:57
Source of music:Music sheet
Instrument used:Casio Privia
Recording method:Casio Privia -> Audacity -> MP3
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:When I chose the piece, the music sheet looked easy ( only 3 pages, a few 16th notes, no obvious tricky patterns ). Boys, I was wrong. The appergios changes every measures, so the fingerings don't repeat and all over the place. For a people who plays by memory like me, it is hard. The result is that the record is not really smooth, but that is all I can manage for now. The morning dreams sounds like a nightmare to me \:\)
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079140 - 11/15/08 12:35 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
21[/b]
Performer's name:Laura D [/b]
Experience:almost 4 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sonata K. 95, L. 358
Composer:Domenico Scarlatti
Duration:01:00
Source of music:Recital Winners, Volume 1
Instrument used:Mason & Hamlin BB
Recording method:Zoom H4
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I recorded this in one take. I did not play the repeats, so it is shorter than it really ought to be. I liked learning to do the ornaments. This piece is full of cross hands--the right hand jumping down to play the low notes--and it is lots of fun to play.
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#1079141 - 11/15/08 12:36 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:John Frank [/b]
From:Central Pennsylvania
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:3 years on Nov. 15th
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Hava Nagila
Composer:Melody: Traditional Hassidic - Lyrics: Abraham Levi Idelsohn
Duration:02:36
Source of music:Alfred's Adult All-In-One Course, Level 2
Instrument used:Digital Piano - Yamaha Clavinova CVP-301
Recording method:DP direct to Cubase 4 Software via Presonus Analog-to-Digital Converter
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The most popular and frequently played (and sung) of all Jewish folk songs.

"Hava Nagila" translates to "Let Us Rejoice" and is a song of celebration heard everywhere: weddings, bar mitzvahs, festivals, harvests, etc. - perhaps even at divorces and funerals! It is almost always danced to in swirling, interweaving, highly synchronized (and very energetic) movements that simply radiate sheer joy and exuberance.

I had an infrequent struggle with the infamous and dreaded red dot on this one - got very frustrated - said the hell with it - went for it one last time and here's the result: lacking in polish and finese but overflowing with enthuisiasm and "hutsva" (sp.?). This is probably the 2nd most fun I've ever had while sitting down.

Regards and enjoy, JF - and Hava Nagila! - or as the very old, stale joke goes: have two Nagilas! Mazel Tov.
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#1079142 - 11/15/08 12:38 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Honnli / Steven [/b]
From:Melbourne, Australia
Experience:3 and a half years.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Suteki Da Ne / Isn't It Beautiful (Piano Collections)
Composer:Nobuo Uematsu & Kazushige Nojima
Duration:04:24
Source of music:Sheet music.
Instrument used:Yamaha DGX620
Recording method:Digital to PC via USB, and used the Steinway sound sample from The Grand 2.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece is the theme song of Final Fantasy X.
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#1079143 - 11/15/08 12:42 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Casyopea [/b]
From:Spain
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:11 months
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekUmxzoH72o
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/user/casyopea1977
Title of piece:Radio Ballet
Composer:Eluvium (Matthew Cooper)
Duration:02:14
Source of music:By ear
Instrument used:Yamaha P-140
Recording method:Digital to PC
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I love this song so much! I made it shorter because my hands grew tired, but I tried to keep the general spirit of the song. I recorded this a month ago, but it is so special to me that I wanted it to be in this recital.
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#1079144 - 11/15/08 12:43 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:epf [/b]
From:Southern California
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Actual experience: 12 years, total elapsed time: 50+ years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:La Styrienne (Op 100, No. 14)
Composer:J. Friedrich Burgmüller
Duration:01:37
Source of music:Burgmüller 25 Progressive Studies, Opus 100
Schirmer Performance Editions
(Sheet Music)
Instrument used:Privia PX-800
Recording method:Direct to Zoom H4 then audacity to normalize.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:There are a couple of small mistakes in here, but this is a single pass recording as if it were a live recital.
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#1079145 - 11/15/08 12:45 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Diane Cornellier [/b]
From:New England
Experience:6 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Minuet in G
Composer:JS Bach
Duration:00:48
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:YPG-625
Recording method:Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
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#1079146 - 11/15/08 12:47 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Serge88 [/b]
From:Montreal, Canada
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:7 years
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://tinyurl.com/5tzhmo
Title of piece:Imagine
Composer:John Lennon
Duration:03:41
Source of music:video
Instrument used:digital piano Roland FP-7
Recording method:digital to PC
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I recorded it on the first take. Am I lucky or getting better ? Don't forget to watch my video.
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#1079147 - 11/15/08 12:48 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Seaside_Lee [/b]
From:Blackpool UK
Experience:5 years 1 month
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:What A Wonderful World
Composer:Bob Thiele
Duration:04:59
Source of music:Played By Ear
Instrument used:Casio PX-320
Recording method:Audacity, normalized in Nero
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I just like this tune...tried to play around with it a little...hope you enjoy

Still cooking for myself so tuna, mayo, basmati rice and sugar snap peas (its one of 2 things I can cook lol)
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#1079148 - 11/15/08 12:49 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Copper [/b]
From:Virginia
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:4
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Here There and Everywhere
Composer:John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Duration:02:46
Source of music:Scott the Piano Guy Favorite Piano Fake Book
Instrument used:Yamaha P-250
Recording method:Connect the Piano to my PC
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
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#1079149 - 11/15/08 12:50 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Mike White Yamaha G3 & P-80 [/b]
From:Louisiana USA
Experience:Lifetime by ear, began self-teaching to read in 2001 after retirement.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Granada
Composer:Isaac Albeniz
Duration:04:40
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha P-80 digital
Recording method:Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The rapid two-octave arpeggios in the left hand are difficult for me.
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#1079150 - 11/15/08 12:51 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:LaValse [/b]
From:Mumbles, Wales, UK
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:~8
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://www.colin--jenkins.blogspot.com
Title of piece:Prelude Op 2
Composer:Scriabin
Duration:00:57
Source of music: http://www.sailwave.com/music/skr-op22.pdf
Instrument used:Yamaha U1
Recording method:Edirol R-09, Audacity.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Like the ever popular Op2 etude, Scriabin composed this when he was a teenager but it is unmistakeably Scriabin. People talk about his early Chopin phase but I'm not sure ther ever was one. Yes, he composed a cycle of 24 preludes but according to one source (Henle) he was already disenchanted with Chopin by then. I hear Scriabin as his own man, even from his earliest works... I have posted this in a piano bar previously - recital piece not ready yet...
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#1079151 - 11/15/08 12:52 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:joangolfing [/b]
From:Iowa
Experience:6 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Lied ohne Worte Op. 19 #4 "Confidence" Song Without Words
Composer:Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Duration:02:14
Source of music:Sheet music in the Henle Album, "Piano Music from Bach to Debussy"
Instrument used:Roland FP-4 digital
Recording method:Native Instrument's Akoustik Piano using
Steinway Hamburg D
Audacity-normalized
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
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#1079152 - 11/15/08 12:53 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:LisztAddict [/b]
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Gounod Ave Maria with Bach Prelude in C major from WTC book 1
Duration:02:26
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Pramberger JP-208
Recording method:Zoom H4
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Still can't decide on the tempo of this piece.

Direct link to this recording - http://www.box.net/shared/llkp0diecx

This Bach's Prelude in C major is a rather simple piece, but playing it with left hand alone is really something else. \:\)
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#1079153 - 11/15/08 12:53 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Gary001 [/b]
From:UK
Experience:8 Months, self taught.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Minuet in G Major
Composer:Christian Petzold - BWV Anh. 114;
Duration:01:41
Source of music:From Succeeding with the Masters, Baroque Era Vol. 1 by Helan Marlais
Instrument used:Casio Privia PX-720
Recording method:Line-in on iRiver iHP-140, converted to mp3 via Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is the second piece I've submitted to the Piano World Recital. I've attempted to add more of the ornamentations this time, however timing of these notes leaves a lot to be desired.

I plan to keep working on this piece whilst learning newer pieces so any constructive criticism is more than welcome.
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#1079154 - 11/15/08 12:55 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Paul Cast [/b]
From:New England
Experience:3 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sonatina Op.36 No.2-1 Allegretto
Composer:Muzio Clementi
Duration:01:44
Source of music:Clementi Six Sonatinas, Alfred Masterwork Edition
Instrument used:CLP-230
Recording method:Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I wanted to do all three movements, but could not accomplish it. Maybe next time.
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#1079155 - 11/15/08 12:55 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Frotz / Brian [/b]
From:Utah
Experience:3.5 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sonata in A Major - Mvmt. 3 - Alla Turca
Composer:Mozart
Duration:04:25
Instrument used:Schulze Pollmann P6
Recording method:Zoom H2
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:A little slower than I'd like, and a few mistakes, but overall I'm pleased with how it turned out.
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#1079156 - 11/15/08 12:56 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Ken S. [/b]
From:Southeastern U.S.
Experience:Two years and a bit
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Chopin a minor waltz (posthumous)
Duration:02:47
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:A 100 year-old upright that was last refurbished in the 1940s.
Recording method:Zoom H2
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Thanks for setting this up.
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#1079157 - 11/15/08 12:58 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:jotur - Cathy Turner [/b]
From:Santa Fe, NM
Experience:2 years of lessons in my mid-teens, 30+ years off, playing for dancing since 1995
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Stone's Rag
Duration:02:19
Source of music:Fiddler's Fakebook
Instrument used:Casio Privia PX-100
Recording method:keyboard to PC, audacity
Critical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:The band I'm in played for a weekend-long contra dance camp a couple of weeks ago, and we needed everything we had ever learned and then some in order to have enough sets to not bore everyone with a bunch of repeats. One of our older sets included this rag, but we didn't really, as a group, get it back up to speed. So, anticipating that we'd need it anyway, I revived it as a piano rag, like we had played it a couple of years ago. I made up enough variations of the first rag to be able to play it 6 times thru, and then did 4 variations of Stone's, and the fiddles did a couple. We ended up not using the set for a contra, but used the other rag, slowed down and swung, for an impromptu swing workshop, and this one, slowed down, for a choreographed shottish workshop \:D So it all payed off. And - I got a recital piece thrown in, sort of free. For a week after the camp my fingers were rubber, and they're really not quite back yet, and I'm pretty burnt out on this, but here it is, 4 variations at 116, sort of. Pretend like you're contra dancing, and there are also guitars, mandolins, and bodhrans going, and you won't hear the mistakes \:D

This also shows my beginning attempts to be able to improvise. None of this is actually improvised - it's all carefully rehearsed bits that I can mix and match. But I find, if I'm playing it a lot, that the mix and match comes at non-planned times, so it's varied subconsciously, or maybe unconsciously. So my hope is that maybe someday I'll have enough variations inside me that I can actually begin, at slower speeds, to be able to alter things on the fly. It's a thought -
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#1079158 - 11/15/08 12:59 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Euphonatrix [/b]
Experience:4 1/2
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Album for the young Nr. 26 *** (untitled)
Composer:Robert Schumann
Duration:03:04
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:rebuilt Weihenmeyer & Co upright (ca. 1921)
Recording method:one Shure PG 81 into Sony Minidisc Recorder into computer using Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is one of three untitled pieces in Schumann's op 68 (Album for the young).

Guess what happens when you finally manage to beat the red dot syndrome and play your piece almost to your liking? Either your recording system will get a hiccup or your feathered pet friends will start a live commentary about your playing ... I had to chose between these two interesting versions - so here goes Robert Schumann featuring Galileo and Pythagoras with a squeaking improvised vocal accompaniment towards the end of the piece.
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#1079159 - 11/15/08 12:59 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Daren [/b]
From:England
Experience:6 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Le Onde
Composer:Ludovico Einaudi
Duration:05:03
Source of music:Used sheet music
Instrument used:Roland Hp207
Recording method:Zoom H2
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Still not memorised this piece so Im playing from the score and it is my first take of this piece and my first recording.
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#1079160 - 11/15/08 01:00 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Pixie's friend [/b]
From:Spain, living in UK
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:4 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:BWV Anh 131 (Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach, n 32, untitled)
Composer:Bach
Duration:01:16
Source of music:Sheet music (Piano, Curso Preparatorio by Perfecto Garcia Chornet)
Instrument used:Kurzweil Mark Pro ii
Recording method:DP to PC
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:First ever recorded piece.
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#1079161 - 11/15/08 01:01 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:WJ3 - Walt [/b]
From:Salem. Or
Experience:2 years 6 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Minuet in G Major
Composer:JS Bach
Duration:01:50
Source of music:First Lessons in Bach from Schirmer Library
Instrument used:1906 Claredon Upright Piano
Recording method:Zoom H2 and audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:My first submission with all of the mistakes. At least I am in.
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#1079162 - 11/15/08 01:02 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:mahlzeit [/b]
From:Breda, The Netherlands
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Let's say 3 years.
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://www.originalsolopiano.com
Title of piece:After Watching A Sentimental Movie
Composer:myself
Duration:03:25
Source of music:When I was playing around with the chords for Autumn Leaves today, I came up with the themes from the recording. Then I recorded it a few times, each time improvising most of the piece. This is the last recording of the bunch. I left all the klunkers in.
Instrument used:Yamaha CP33 digital piano
Recording method:First MIDI, then back into the piano to capture the audio using Audacity. Unfortunately, my soundcard seems to have developed a hiss. Just pretend the MP3 is from an old vinyl record. :-)
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The movie was "Cinema Paradiso".
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#1079163 - 11/15/08 01:03 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:Eighty8 [/b]
From:Dayton, Oh. USA
Experience:Playing off and on 40 yrs, practicing seriously about 2.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:My One And Only Love
Composer:Words by Robert Mellon, Music by Guy Wood
Duration:04:03
Source of music:Sheet music, Hal Leonard, Torch Songs
Instrument used:Alesis QS8
Recording method:DP to Cakewalk to create midi file, open midi file with Goldwave to create mp3
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Left out the intro and changed the ending a little. Chicken noodle soup, peanut butter and jelly sandwich
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#1079164 - 11/15/08 01:04 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Performer's name:MarkL/Mark Leininger [/b]
From:Chicago Burbs
Experience:2 years, 1 month
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Le Coucou (The Cuckoo)
Composer:Louis-Claude Daquin
Duration:01:28
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Yamaha P-90
Recording method:Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I had a hard time finding phrasing and expressiveness that fit this piece, then decided that Cuckoos make a structured, precise sound that doesn’t carry much emotion. So I worked at playing the piece with precision and the repeated sound that imitates the repetitive sound of a Cuckoo.
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#1079165 - 11/15/08 01:05 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Manndrew [/b]
From:Massachusetts
Experience:Well, let's see. I do remember trying to sneak away from piano practice to watch the original Lone Ranger show on our black and white TV with rabbit ears.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Composer:Cole Porter
Duration:04:21
Source of music:This was an improvisation of the sheet music from a Frank Sinatra song book.
Instrument used:Roland FP-7
Recording method:I used the Zoom H4 and Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece gave me fits to say the least. I struggled trying to find the right tempo. It was either too fast or too slow. Also, the sheet music was very bare bones in structure so it needed a lot of additional stuff. The toughest part was finding an acceptable left hand accompaniment.
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#1079166 - 11/15/08 01:06 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Greywullf [/b]
Experience:20 1/2 yrs
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Trois Nouvelles Etude No. 3 in Ab
Composer:F. Chopin
Duration:02:02
Source of music:Chopin Etuden, Peters Ed.
Instrument used:1910 Chickering 6'4" Parlor Grand
Recording method:Zoom H4, audacity amplified
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I managed to get a better recording than the Chopin Etude recital recording due to two weeks more practice. Make sure you check the Etude recital for more great performances by forum members.
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#1079167 - 11/15/08 01:07 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Undone – Jim [/b]
From:Connecticut
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Closing in on one year as a re-beginner
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Theme from Etude Op. 10, No 3.
Composer:Frederic Chopin
Duration:01:48
Source of music:Alfred’s Adult All-In-One volume 2
Instrument used:Yamaha YPG-625
Recording method:Line-out to MiniDisk to line-in on computer
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I had hoped to submit my first non Alfred’s All-In-One recital piece this time around but another on-the-ball member beat me to the punch by submitting the same piece I had been preparing. So I fell back to plan two and started polishing up another Alfred’s piece to submit in its stead. Unfortunately (for me) this piece was also submitted for this recital. So I ended up cramming to get this final selection in some sort of shape for the recital. I know it was just played in the previous recital, but I was out of options.

I truly love this piece and hope to someday be able tackle the full, unadulterated, score.
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#1079168 - 11/15/08 01:08 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:RobM [/b]
From:Plymouth, UK
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:About 12 months of 'proper' piano experience, plus many years of dabbling on keyboards playing simple tunes.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Giorni Dispari
Composer:Ludovico Einaudi
Duration:05:13
Source of music:Sheet music - The Best Of Ludovico Einaudi
Instrument used:Roland RD-300SX
Recording method:Digital Piano recorded into Adobe Audition via my Xenyx mixer and the line in of my sound card.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I started learning this piece soon after the previous recital, so I've been working on it for almost 3 months now along with various other things (my attention span doesn't allow me to focus on one piece at a time). It is one of my favourite Einaudi pieces I've heard from the 'Best Of' collection of sheet music.....hopefully I'll be able to do it justice some day!
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#1079169 - 11/15/08 01:09 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:GregF [/b]
From:South Carolina
Experience:19 Months back at it after 30 year break (2 years in elementary school). 13 months with a teacher.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Brahams's Lullaby
Composer:Johannes Brahams
Duration:01:32
Source of music:Mostly sheet music from Alfred's Adult All-In-One. Added a couple of broken chords to lengthen the piece. One day I'll manage something over 2 minutes. :-)
Instrument used:Yamaha Digital Piano - YPG-625.
Recording method:Direct from digital piano to XtremeMac MicroMemo attachment for Ipod.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Had a technically tougher Burgmuller piece ready, but it was too short. I've been thinking about making a bedtime CD for my daughter, so I had been working on this piece, too. Just realized all my recital pieces were composed by Johann B's - Bach, Burmuller and now Brahams. I think they're all done by the same guy using an alias.
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#1079170 - 11/15/08 01:10 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:grotrianer [/b]
From:Germany
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:20 years, somewhat serious again (or for the first time, rather?!) for the last 9 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Prelude 28/17 A flat major
Composer:Chopin
Duration:03:14
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Kurzweil SP2X
Recording method:digital to PC, audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:vegetarian pizza... this is the piece I restarted lessons with a month ago; been loving it since I first heard it on one of my first purchases of classical music recordings - Pollini's complete op. 28
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#1079171 - 11/15/08 01:11 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Deep Elem (aka Buck) [/b]
Experience:2.5 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:A House Is Not A Home
Composer:Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Duration:05:28
Source of music:Leadsheet
Instrument used:Yamaha S90ES
Recording method:Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I love the chords on this one. Normally I work a lot on putting in a lot of chord substitutions but this one doesn't really need it, just a few subs. If you want to hear a really incredible solo piano version of this check out 7notemode on YouTube. Now that I know the song I think I might try to delve into 7notemode's tutorial on this song.
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#1079172 - 11/15/08 01:12 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:babama [/b]
From:Netherlands
Experience:14 months piano. 7+ years keyboard/synthesizer at young age.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, 18th variation (Rachmaninov, arrangement Pochacco)
Composer:Rachmaninov
Duration:03:17
Source of music:Sheet music
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/piano-score-central/files?hl=en
Instrument used:Roland HP-201
Recording method:Soundcard / Adobe Audition
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
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#1079173 - 11/15/08 01:12 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Always Wanted to Play Piano [/b]
From:Chicago area
Experience:on and off for 10 months, self-taught
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://aw2pp.blogspot.com/
Title of piece:Ombre
Composer:Ludovico Einaudi
Duration:05:13
Source of music:Sheet music (pages 20-24 of the Best of Einaudi bok)
Instrument used:Casio Ap-200
Recording method:Saved to midi using Red Dot Forever
Converted from midi to WAV using Sythfont (sound font WST25FStein_00Sep22.SF2)
Converted from WAV to MP3 using Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:There are four errors, a slight hesitation, and an overall lack of refined musicality here. That said, it's not a bad effort for me, to be honest. For more thoughts, I posted a blog entry on this recital piece: http://aw2pp.blogspot.com/2008/11/first-recital-submission.html
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#1079174 - 11/15/08 01:14 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:mlr1899 [/b]
From:Colorado
Experience:Perhaps a total of 8 years over the last 25.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Swipesy
Composer:Scott Joplin, Arthur Marshall
Duration:03:30
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Samick upright
Recording method:Edirol R-09 digital recorder
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece still has a lot of warts, especially in the D section, but I guess it's as good as it's going to get for the time being. I'm pretty happy with the speed. Trying to work up my ragtime chops without messing up my left elbow. All feedback welcome and appreciated.
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#1079175 - 11/15/08 01:14 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:rustyfingers [/b]
From:Massachusetts
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:8 years as a child, 3 as an adult
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sentimental Journey
Composer:Bud Green, Les Brown and Ben Homer
Duration:02:04
Instrument used:Charles Walter 1520
Recording method:Zoom H4--Amplified in Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The first time I remember hearing this piece was in a Junior High concert band concert. I learned to play it on the piano shortly thereafter. In college, my a cappella group sang it. It's one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy it as well.

Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
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#1079176 - 11/15/08 01:15 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:DragonPianoPlayer [/b]
From:Denver, CO
Avatar:Avatar Image
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Allegro
Composer:Joseph Haydn
Duration:01:19
Source of music:Sheet Music (Keith Snell Baroque & Classical Level 4)
Instrument used:Casio PX310 through Galaxy II Vienna Grand Dowload Edition
Recording method:Reaper
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
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#1079177 - 11/15/08 01:16 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Ozor Mox [/b]
From:Hampshire, England
Experience:Just over 5 years.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:The Portrait
Composer:James Horner
Duration:04:10
Source of music:Play-by-ear.
Instrument used:Fatar somethingorother MIDI keyboard.
Recording method:Done at a recording studio session which was very cool!
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Just over 5 years ago, my dad told me that he wanted me to learn this piece for his 50th birthday, and it was one of the reasons I decided to start playing the piano after having played the keyboard when I was much younger. I have no sheet music for it so the way I play it has changed a lot, but I think this recording is pretty close to James Horner's original performance since I listened over and over to the real thing before recording this.

Also I HATE the Celine Dion version of this! Yuck!
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#1079178 - 11/15/08 01:17 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Schubertian [/b]
From:Dallas
Experience:5 years as child, 35 years hiatus, 2 years as adult
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Prelude #13 (F# Major)
Composer:Chopin
Duration:03:08
Source of music:Wiener Urtext, Hanssen/Demus (eds.)
Instrument used:Estonia 190 grand (romantically out of tune)
Recording method:Zoom H2 / audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Oh no! I hit a wrong note
Oh no! that sounded too loud
Oh no! the rhythm is all off here
Oh no! it sounds awful on playback
I. Just. Cant. Record. It. Again.
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#1079179 - 11/15/08 01:18 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Babs [/b]
From:Florida
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:A few years as a child and adult off and on.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Prelude in B Minor (op28,no.6)
Composer:Frederic Chopin
Duration:02:20
Source of music:CHOPIN - His Greatest Piano Solos
Copa Publishing Co.
Instrument used:Bohemia 185A
Recording method:Olympus WS331M
Olympus stereo mic ME51S
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is the first classical piece I have ever recorded. I chose this piece because I wanted to record a short Chopin piece that presented some new challenges for me. I found this song to be unique in the way it features the melody being played primarily in the left hand. The waves of emotion that are played in the left hand sound to me like the reflections of a soulful expression. The right hand played has been thought by some to sound like tolling bells. There are some that refer to this piece as the Tolling Bells Prelude.
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#1079180 - 11/15/08 01:20 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Oxfords Gal [/b]
From:Florida
Experience:2 and a half years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Clowns OP 39 No. 20
Composer:Dmitri Kabalevsky
Duration:00:45
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Kawai K-8
Recording method:Zoom H4
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:When my teacher assigned me this piece I absolutely hated it due to not liking the music but once I started to learn it I enjoyed playing it.
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#1079181 - 11/15/08 01:21 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:bluekeys [/b]
From:Virginia, USA
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:2 years / 2 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sonata in C (K545)
Composer:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Duration:03:29
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Yamaha YDP 223
Recording method:Midi out, rendered to MP3 with TruePianos VST
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece was (obviously) a reach for me. The RH runs came out ok, but the LH runs are painfully uneven. I think I need another couple years of piano experience and about 30 fewer years of wear and tear on the finger bones to play this thing evenly at tempo. Oh well, it was a great learning experience.
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#1079182 - 11/15/08 01:23 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Euan Morrison [/b]
From:Edinburgh
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:3 years, 1 month
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/euanzkamera/
Title of piece:Vesper (from Casino Royale)
Composer:David Arnold
Duration:01:46
Source of music:Sheet Music book
Instrument used:Yamaha ydp-113 digital
Recording method:Recorded midi and then used Pianoteq samples
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece is from the James Bond film 'Casino Royale'. It is played during the scene where Bond is hugging Vesper in the shower (for those who haven't seen the film, it's a tender scene, not an erotic one!)

The actual recording consists of piano and strings, although the arrangement I played was obviously solo piano. There are slight mistakes, but I'm fairly happy with it.
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#1079183 - 11/15/08 01:23 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:AdagioM/Michele [/b]
From:Oregon
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:10 years
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://pdxknitterati.com
Title of piece:Vals No. 1 from Valses Poeticos
Composer:Enrique Granados
Duration:02:26
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Weinbach 170 grand
Recording method:Zoom H2, and normalized with Audacity. This is the first time I've used my new Zoom with the piano; I used to use my old laptop.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I've hardly played the piano this year; I've been knitting and blogging! But I'm not ready to give up an ABF recital, so I'm back on the bench. This piece is from a lovely set of romantic waltzes. I'm working on a couple more; I'd like to do several as a medley. Maybe next time!
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#1079184 - 11/15/08 01:25 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Piano*Dad [/b]
From:Virginia
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:nine years training as a kid. Eons of down time. Then occasional bursts of practice.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/user/dhfeld
Home page link:http://dhfeld.people.wm.edu/
Title of piece:Waltz in C-sharp minor Op. 64 no. 2
Composer:Frederick Chopin
Duration:04:31
Source of music:Schirmer edition
Instrument used:Grotrian 192
Recording method:Zoom H4
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Please pardon a sin of slight editing. I made a whopper of an error on the bottom of page 5 (out of six) and stopped. I restarted at a clean break point. Then I chopped out the error and spliced. The attentive may notice the spot! Nonetheless, this is really what it sounds like when I get it sort of right.

It's funny how hypercritical one can become listening to one's own 'work.' What's going through my mind as I play is the idealized version my mind hears. The real thing often sounds a bit different. :-)
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#1079185 - 11/15/08 01:26 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:ddh - Daniel [/b]
From:Abitibi
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:25 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Wiegenliedchen 124.6 (Little lullaby)
Composer:Robert Schumann
Duration:04:24
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha CVP-307
Recording method:Piano to Mac via Sound Studio.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is my first foray into classical music; still a bit bumpy and slow; hope You like it nonetheless.
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#1079186 - 11/15/08 01:27 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:cscl [/b]
From:Suburban Chicago
Experience:2 years and 2 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sonatina in C (Op. 36, No. 3, I-II)
Composer:Muzio Clementi
Duration:04:06
Source of music:Sonatina Album (Schirmer Performance Editions)
Instrument used:Estonia 190
Recording method:Zoom H2, edited in Audacity (I think I had bad levels on this one!)
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 3, I. Spiritoso. II. Un poco adagio.

Hopefully, I'm not abusing the ABF recital rules or your ears too much by squeezing two movements of this Sonatina into one ABF recital submission. After missing the deadline for the August recital, I definitely wanted to submit for this one.

I've been playing the first movement of this Sonatina since the spring and finished it at lessons in June, but I still keep playing it while I work on the second and third movements. Unfortunately, parts are still a little murky and troublesome areas still crop up when I play it and I never know where they'll strike. Movement II I'll be playing at my November recital framed by two other pieces (a Bach Prelude and a Grieg Waltz).

Unfortunately, red dot time has been scarce lately and getting in one session was the best I could do. In this recording, I edited out two errors in movement I. Usually, I'd have various children talking or crying in the background. For this one, I recorded while they were taking a walk, but this time I had plumbers working in the house (see movement 2)! Sorry! \:\)
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#1079187 - 11/15/08 01:28 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:polostrings [/b]
From:Hawaii
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:2 yrs as child 12yrs old, decades ago. Restarted 10 months ago. Taking lessons biweekly.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Imagine
Composer:John Lennon
Duration:02:06
Source of music:Big Book of Ballads. Conveniently left out notes when it suits me.
Instrument used:Kawai GM-10K
Recording method:Zoom H2
Critical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:Barely done on time. Finally played a song I didn't write, which exposes my real abilities in playing. Sorry about the screaming kid in the beginning of the song, too rushed to clip it.
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#1079188 - 11/15/08 01:30 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Kawai, Hi [/b]
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:About 1 year of lesson recently before that just a blur.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Dragon Fly
Composer:William Gillock
Duration:00:38
Source of music:Lyric Preludes in Romantic Style (book)
Instrument used:Kawai GM-10K
Recording method:Zoom H2
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Holy Cats! How'd it get so late! Last minute submission. Short and not so sweet. Lunch? Can't remember dinner.
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#1079189 - 11/15/08 01:31 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Hisalone (Joel) [/b]
Experience:1 year after being away for 13 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Bumble Boogie
Composer:Jack Fina
Duration:03:37
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Casio PX200
Recording method:Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Of my three recital submissions, this was the toughest to get a good recording of. I have been out of practice for about a month due to unexpected circumstances and this week I have had a horrible cough. I also discovered that since my computer crashed a little bit ago, I no longer had the proper recording programs so I had to download them again. Nevertheless, I did submit and it is not perfect and in time I will try to make it faster. It looks like most of the pieces are a bit more mellow, so this piece will definitely be a bit of a switch for the audience. Enjoy.
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#1079190 - 11/15/08 01:32 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Mark... [/b]
From:New Jersey
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:23 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Spooky Story & American Hymn
Composer:no composer for Spooky Story - Robert Lowry for American Hymn
Duration:02:17
Source of music:Two pieces from Alfred Three
Instrument used:Kawai ES4 Digital
Recording method:Audacity via PC
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I'm working on some really large pieces and didn't have anything ready for the recital. So I went and pulled these two from Alfred three. Spooky Story fits because of Halloween and American Hymn because I really enjoyed that one.

It was very tough going from the new acoustic piano back to the digital, so it didn't come out 100% the way I would of liked, but I did want to add my two cents.

Thanks for listening...
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#1079191 - 11/15/08 01:34 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Mar_red [/b]
From:Poland
Experience:Almost one and a half years.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Moon River
Composer:Henry Mancini
Duration:03:31
Source of music:Play-by-ear
Instrument used:DP Roland FP-7
Recording method:DP to audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:As a child I played an accordion for a few years. As an adolescent I played a guitar for a next few years. Later I stayed far far away from any instrument for more than 20 years. I got back to music again in September 2006 because my children began taking lessons on a keyboard Yamaha 303 – a toy. In July 2007 I bought DP Roland FP-7 and it started again... I’m sure many of you know the mechanism \:\) .
On the piano I’m completely self-taught. I can play from sheet music and by ear. I have learned this tune playing only by ear - my way. I play EVERYTHING my way \:\) . That’s why if I have to play from sheet music I prefer lead sheets. They gave freedom I need \:\) .
What kind of music do I want to play? Known standards in the style between jazz and so called cocktail piano, you know, beautiful melody and jazzy chords. How far away am I from that goal? Please, tell me! \:\)
I’m aware that my performance is far from perfect but I’m just an Adult Beginner...
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#1079192 - 11/15/08 01:35 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
73[/b]
Performer's name:IPIBAHN - Sandy [/b]
From:Nova Scotia
Experience:7
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Tarantella - Prokofiev
Composer:Prokofiev
Duration:01:21
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha upright
Recording method:Mp3 player/recorder
Critical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:Not my proudest moment (and the recording isn't great either).....This piece is actually quite fun to play but difficult (for me) to play as fast as it is supposed to be played. I've been at it for a couple of months and this is, I'm afraid, as good as it's going to get. Still too slow in the D major section in the middle. A few notes that don't sound (although I'm quite sure I hit them!!) I think the ones that do sound are correct!! I only want positive feedback (lie if you have to) :-)) because my teacher picks this one apart each week.
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#1079193 - 11/15/08 01:36 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
74[/b]
Performer's name:bruceee [/b]
From:Wellintgon, New Zealand
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:4 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Prelude Op 28, No 20
Composer:Chopin
Duration:01:37
Source of music:Sheet music orginally, played from memory
Instrument used:Clavinova CVP-301 (Yamaha digital)
Recording method:Last of several takes and without editing (which I don't know how to do anyway!). Recorded internally to the CVP as a midi file, then played back to the Zoom H4. In the Zoom, converted WAV to MP3 (VBR Variable Bit Rate).
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:First heard this piece in ABF Recital #6 -- Mike White did a good job on it. I liked it very much then and still do.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1079194 - 11/15/08 01:37 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
75[/b]
Performer's name:etorrales [/b]
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Nocturn in Eb Major
Composer:F. Chopin
Duration:05:44
Instrument used:Privia PX-800
Recording method:Zoom H4 then Audacity to normalize
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1079195 - 11/15/08 01:38 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
76[/b]
Performer's name:Extraghost [/b]
From:California
Experience:Played 6 months then stopped for about a year and started up about 5 months ago.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:River Flows In You
Composer:Yiruma
Duration:03:08
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Casio AP-80
Recording method:Digital To Pc
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Barely had time to practice because of HW and midterms. College sucks =(
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079196 - 11/15/08 01:39 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
77[/b]
Performer's name:Theowne [/b]
From:Toronto, Canada
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:3
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqSPQavhnOE
Home page link:http://www.omohide.com
Title of piece:Prelude to the "Tombeau de Couperin" Suite
Composer:Maurice Ravel
Duration:03:07
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Video link is provided to youtube, of me playing the piece. This very recording, in fact (my mp3 is just the sound of the video).

A trip through the French countryside. In this piece, Ravel takes the listener through pentatonic, chromatic and diatonic melodies, peppered with his trademark major and minor seventh chords all along with the way, all in three charming minutes, and all grounded on the simple, pleasant pentatonic melody that opens the piece (At 0.03 and 0:44). Listen for those sublime climaxes at 0;41, 1;23 and 2;36.

I kind of butcher it a few times, and I really screwed up the very end (the "trill" type part) which should sound much more haunting than the noise I produce to finish the piece.

It's a bit quiet, turn the sound up.
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