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#1109219 - 04/03/07 05:44 AM Video - with new piano!
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Heres Brickmans "Sweet Dreams" by me on youtube on my new to me piano.

The tech came today and worked wonders on the key bushings (keyboard now feels like new) and did a glorious tuning also. I am pretty much over the moon right now!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0PuEGjy62s

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#1109220 - 04/03/07 06:22 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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congratulations, stephenc, lovely playing and very nice piano.
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#1109221 - 04/03/07 07:58 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Great playing stephenc. The new piano sounds fantastic. It's really great to see video instead of just pictures. Congratulations !
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#1109222 - 04/03/07 08:18 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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thanks for watching and your comments sid and DeepElem! The audio isn't great at all (directly from my digital camera (made for photos with video an ancillary feature), but its certainly not terrible.

Anyway, heres another video, this time of the Chopin D flat nocturne.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIr7ArouqDQ

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#1109223 - 04/03/07 08:34 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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ok, dude, you're starting to scare me...I think it's high time we kicked you out of the ABF, that was just too good stephenc.
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#1109224 - 04/03/07 09:21 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Great playing, stephen! And I love the piano, it's alot like mine :-)

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#1109225 - 04/03/07 09:39 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Playing is great and the piano sounds excellent too...

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#1109226 - 04/03/07 09:47 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Very nice playing stephenc! You've definitely upped the ante - you'll have us all running out to buy video cameras so we won't feel left out posting mere recordings!

By the way, I thought the audio sounded better on the Chopin, perhaps the placement of the camera (and microphone) more at an angle to the piano helped? Not sure, at any rate, great playing!
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#1109227 - 04/03/07 11:26 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Hi Stephenc \:\)

Wow...what a double treat to see you play and on your new baby too!!

great vids


MORE!!!


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#1109228 - 04/03/07 11:52 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Very nice, Stephen! Lovely playing and the piano sounds great! Congratulations!
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#1109229 - 04/03/07 12:11 PM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Both pieces sound beautiful! Congratulations on your purchase!
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#1109230 - 04/03/07 12:23 PM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Wow, I am so impressed with your lightness of touch, it makes me feel like a banger. Ah well that is because I am a banger! But watching you really inspires me to lighten up. Thank you so much for the video, it is so educational to see other people play. Loved it. Happy

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#1109231 - 04/03/07 12:31 PM Re: Video - with new piano!
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I think you have a new love, Stephen. Other people had better not expect you to do anything that will drag you away from this beauty.

Great music!
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#1109232 - 04/03/07 03:00 PM Re: Video - with new piano!
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So happy for you, Stephen. The piano wouldn't sound half as good if it weren't for the player!

Wonderful,
Kathleen
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#1109233 - 04/03/07 03:28 PM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Gorgeous. Wonderful instrument, beautiful tone, well played. Thank you Stephen, and congrats! \:\)
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#1109234 - 04/03/07 03:33 PM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Great videos, Stephen -- and congrats on the new piano! \:\)
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#1109235 - 04/03/07 08:08 PM Re: Video - with new piano!
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That was beautiful, Stephen! When you first started playing, I got feeling all excited that maybe this would FINALLY be a Brickman piece I could play, because it's not really all that fast, but the more I listened the more I realized it had the usual tricky rhythms that he loves to rely upon.

Great job, and very good-looking piano!
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#1109236 - 04/03/07 08:57 PM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Great, Stephen. I am very impressed at how well you played under pressure, and the piano sounds beautiful.

Nancy
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#1109237 - 04/03/07 09:11 PM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Well done Stephen, and the piano looks great!

I think you've just raised the bar on pictures from our new piano owners \:\)

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#1109238 - 04/03/07 10:15 PM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Great Vid and playing. Congrats Stenphenc!
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#1109239 - 04/03/07 10:58 PM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Thank you all so much for your delightful and very supportive comments.

The only reason I really record at all is for the guys and girls at PianoWorld, so let me say thanks for being such a great audience!

Seaside Lee - I just 'borrowed' (....permanently!) my mum's digital camera, so theres plenty more where that came from! You didn't even need ask!! Touchwood, I'm planning to video some more in the next few days or so, so crack open some popcorn and jaffa's in readiness!

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#1109240 - 04/04/07 06:33 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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right-ho...popcorn and jaffas at the ready!!

Lee \:D
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#1109241 - 04/04/07 06:33 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Well done, great job, sounds superb \:\)

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#1109242 - 04/04/07 07:55 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Wow you play so very nicely! And the piano sounds great! Even in the video sound you can really get a good sense of how nice the bass sounds - congrats again on the new piano!

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#1109243 - 04/04/07 09:14 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
stephenc Offline
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As promised!

My "show piece", Lake Erie Rainfall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr8Kv2sk1so

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#1109244 - 04/04/07 09:16 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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Thanks Stevn A and Thalamus - yes the bass is really great, probably a bit much for my house, but I can make do!


As promised!

My "show piece", Brickman's Lake Erie Rainfall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr8Kv2sk1so

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#1109245 - 04/04/07 09:24 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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just clicked the link its not available?


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#1109246 - 04/05/07 09:08 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
stephenc Offline
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must have been a processing delay...


anyway - this ones for you Seaside_Lee, the piece I wrote called Longing and posted back in a piano bar last year, the one that went on your Ipod if I recall correctly!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqYg359IU4w

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#1109247 - 04/05/07 11:01 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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{{Hey!!! Were outta popcorn here!!}} :p


Yes, your "showpiece" is superb well played...that piano is awesome BTW


Oh yes "Longing", what?...played for me??? thankyou so very much (jeeeez stephen you've just made me cry as I've watched it...)

...and yes almost, its on a minidisc along with most of your stuff ;\)


thankyou


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#1109248 - 04/08/07 07:15 AM Re: Video - with new piano!
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