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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: 17777
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
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079120 - 11/14/08 09:55 PM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17777
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: 17777
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: 17777
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: 17777
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: 17777
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
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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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: 17777
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

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17777
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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#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: 17777
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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#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: 17777
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: 17777
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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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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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: 17777
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: 17777
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: 17777
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: 17777
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: 17777
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: 17777
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: 17777
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: 17777
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: 17777
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

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17777
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: 17777
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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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17777
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
22[/b]
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
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17777
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
23[/b]
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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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1079143 - 11/15/08 12:42 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17777
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
24[/b]
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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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1079144 - 11/15/08 12:43 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17777
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
25[/b]
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
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17777
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
26[/b]
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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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1079146 - 11/15/08 12:47 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17777
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
27[/b]
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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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1079147 - 11/15/08 12:48 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17777
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
28[/b]
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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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079148 - 11/15/08 12:49 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17777
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
29[/b]
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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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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