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#1119290 - 08/13/06 05:53 PM Re: August Piano Bar
psychopianoman Offline
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Registered: 11/29/05
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Loc: Oklahoma
Oh great, another artist I might end up having to get into. I have been discovering so much great music lately but do not have the time to learn it all or listen to it all.

Sounded perfect to me!
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#1119291 - 08/13/06 10:50 PM Re: August Piano Bar
stephenc Offline
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wow! what a recital Kawaigirl!

This is a really great piece.

You're on a bit of a recording roll at the moment hey!

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#1119292 - 08/13/06 10:55 PM Re: August Piano Bar
psychopianoman Offline
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She has been vacating on the piano bench for hours at a time. She goes back to work tomorrow.

I think I need to take some vacation to spend some time at the keys! I am envious.
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#1119293 - 08/13/06 11:11 PM Re: August Piano Bar
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Registered: 12/26/05
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Loc: Portland, Or.
Kawai Girl. Two days!!! Wow. Sounds gorgeous. You are gooooood. Standing ovation. Gaby Tu

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#1119294 - 08/13/06 11:23 PM Re: August Piano Bar
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Kawaigirl--Two days on the other piece--played fantastically well, and now "I Do" also played superbly.
What mistakes??. If there were any you blended them in beautifully. Me, when I make a mistake, I come to a dead halt, fumble around a bit and then get on with the rest of the piece.
So far I am unable to participate---don't have any recording setup yet. Hope to get one, but for the present, just get to listen to all the wonderful music recorded by all of you. Gaby Tu

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#1119295 - 08/14/06 09:41 AM Re: August Piano Bar
dannylux Offline
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Registered: 02/15/06
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Loc: Connecticut
Absolutely fantastic piano playing, kawaigirl1.

Thanks so much for posting it.

And the recorded sound of your piano is wonderful.

My only suggestion would be to set your mp3 encoder to a higher bit rate than 128kbps, such as 224 or 320 to capture all of the great depth of sound of your piano. To cut down the file size, you could use variable bit rate, set to a current bit rate of 192 or 224 with a max of 320, perhaps.

Again, terrific job!

Mel
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#1119296 - 08/14/06 10:34 AM Re: August Piano Bar
Seaside_Lee Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 2167
Loc: Blackpool, UK
Hi Guys

I have finally sent my recital piece in (it has taken about 1 billion takes and I still am not happy with the rhythm but hey?)

So, I am free to catch up on this thread...this is turning into the best piano bar ever!!
(I daren't post any thing this month you are all just unbelievable!!)

StephenC...that is just beautiful (words aren't enough)

Euan...La Onde, okay so its not finished but, it may aswell be the man himself playing. I honestly have no idea what to tell you to make it sound any more like the original...simply gorgeous

Monica...I find most of Ludovicos music rather haunting and your version of "Una Mattina" was as haunting as it was beautiful to my ears, well played

Kawaigirl...If you and I are ever shipwrecked together on a desert island just as long as there was a grand piano washed up along with us...I would be in heaven, your playing touches my soul, so beautiful...WOW!


regards


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#1119297 - 08/14/06 12:53 PM Re: August Piano Bar
rocky Offline
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Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 1456
Loc: Louisville, KY
Wow!! :::standing ovation::: each of the recordings in this thread are simply excellent. I think you all can remove the beginner part and just call yourselves adult pianists.

All of your playing was very inspiring and I appreciate you sharing your music with us. I can only hope some day I can advance beyond the beginner stage, but it's not looking very likely at this point \:\(

Y'all are great!!
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#1119298 - 08/14/06 06:57 PM Re: August Piano Bar
Kawaigirl1 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 989
Loc: Toronto
Thanks guys for listening. All the kind words are so encouraging. \:\)

Stephenc[/b] : I'm trying to overcome the "Red Dot" phobia

Dannylux[/b] : Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into that.

Seaside Lee[/b] : Okay, I serenade you on this deserted island but only if you got lots of wine with ya. \:D
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#1119299 - 08/21/06 04:26 AM Re: August Piano Bar
stephenc Offline
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Registered: 04/15/06
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Loc: Australia
Recorded this one using a Steinway D piano sample, it really suits this piece perfectly. This was one of those recordings where i just had the record button on and realised at the end I'd played the piece in its entirety almost spot on (wish that happened more often)!

Comptine D'un Autre Ete by Yann Tiersen

http://www.box.net/public/s3b1e6j45k


Thanks to Euan for bringing this wonderful piece of music to our attention!!

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#1119300 - 08/21/06 12:09 PM Re: August Piano Bar
psychopianoman Offline
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Registered: 11/29/05
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Loc: Oklahoma
Very nice, that piano sound fits it perfect.
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#1119301 - 08/25/06 09:53 PM Re: August Piano Bar
rocky Offline
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Loc: Louisville, KY
"Life" happened as it sometime does and I wasn't able to get anything submitted for the recent recital. I had recorded this a month or so ago but wasn't happy with it. Then I decided what the heck. I'm an adult beginner....I'm not very good and may never be, but I'm ok with that. I really hesitated posting in this thread because all of the other recordings have been outstanding and far from what I would call "beginner". However, I decided it was ok that mine isn't as good. The piece of music is David Nevue's "Deep Heaven". David would probably run from the room screaming if he ever hears this. It really doesn't sound very much like his piece at all...I really messed his music up!! But for me, in the end, after only playing for 1 and 1/2 years I am satisfied.

So, for what it's worth, here it is:

"Deep Heaven" - David Nevue - my *beginner* attempt
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#1119302 - 08/25/06 10:01 PM Re: August Piano Bar
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Rocky, i am listening to this as i type, i must say this is beautiful and moving!!! i wish you had submitted this to the recital, i really really really like it!!!!
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#1119303 - 08/25/06 10:32 PM Re: August Piano Bar
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Registered: 05/10/06
Posts: 1047
Loc: United States
OMG... Rocky, this is exquisite... Really really nice, man. Phenomenal!
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#1119304 - 08/25/06 10:51 PM Re: August Piano Bar
Kawaigirl1 Offline
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I'm just catching up in the forum.

StephenC[/b] That was fantastic! I had been tempted to learn this piece for awhile now and it's definitely going to be one of my to be learned pieces. \:\)

Rocky[/b] You recorded this a month ago? You should have submitted this piece to the recital. You played it very smoothly and beautifully. That was GREAT and enjoyed very much listening to it!

BRAVO to the two of you.!
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#1119305 - 08/26/06 01:18 AM Re: August Piano Bar
psychopianoman Offline
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Rocky, sounds great to me! You need to be more positive about your playing. You are doing very good!
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#1119306 - 08/26/06 06:28 AM Re: August Piano Bar
Seaside_Lee Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 2167
Loc: Blackpool, UK
Hi Rocky \:\)

I have to agree with everyone else...that is simply beautiful .

I have listened a few times and I can't hear any of the problems you mention in your post. I think we all can (at times) be hyper-critcal of our own playing (I know I am for sure) and because of this I am sure we don't always hear the good things we are doing and the improvements we are making in our playing.

This is so smooth and sounds so easy for you to play I don't think you have really noticed how well you are actually playing and how your playing is improving in such a short space of time...to my ears your playing is coming on in leaps and bounds!!


well played rocky


More!!


Lee \:D
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#1119307 - 08/26/06 09:19 AM Re: August Piano Bar
loveschopintoomuch Offline
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Registered: 04/05/06
Posts: 4690
Loc: Illinois
kawaigirl1 :

I can only add the WOW factor to your already highly-praised performance.

It would take me two days just to get the fingering done on any new piece! \:\(

So proud of you, CHICK. \:D

Brava,
Kathleen
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#1119308 - 08/26/06 12:22 PM Re: August Piano Bar
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Posts: 171
Hi, Rocky ...


What a terrific nice flow you are developing! \:D From this will come all sorts of additional things you may be looking for. This is very good work!

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#1119309 - 08/26/06 02:50 PM Re: August Piano Bar
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Registered: 08/20/04
Posts: 2022
Loc: Canada
Rocky, I loved this piece! You did a great job!
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#1119310 - 08/26/06 06:58 PM Re: August Piano Bar
rocky Offline
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Loc: Louisville, KY
Thanks y'all ! Even if you are being way too kind. Your support helps, cuz at times lately I've been wondering why I keep trying, to me it seems like I've made no progress in a long time. It's a shame this dang piano is so tough to learn!!

Thanks again!
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#1119311 - 08/26/06 09:40 PM Re: August Piano Bar
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Registered: 12/12/05
Posts: 1231
Loc: New York
Rocky - please - take a walk with me. Let's talk. Our heads are together and I'm talking close of your face.... Turn to me, Rocky. Rocky - standing squarely facing each other - I want you to repeat to yourself, I am a piano player, I am a piano player. This song is beautiful. I don't know what happened, why you didn't submit this piece for our recital - but I'm glad to hear it now.. - it's like an ocean.... water moving... waves moving... it's so beautiful... and clean... a wave of music...enchanting even.

Rocky - you're a piano player! It's romantic and I love it - it's a beautiful song.

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#1119312 - 08/27/06 09:45 AM Re: August Piano Bar
dannylux Offline
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Rocky, that's a beautiful, sensitive performance.

Thanks very much for posting it for us.

I believe very strongly that for me to post a piece that I'm not completely happy with is a wonderful way to heal from perfectionism and shame.

It's me affirming that this is as good as I can play it today, and it's fine. Next month it will be even better.

It really does one's spirit good.

Mel
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#1119313 - 08/27/06 11:19 AM Re: August Piano Bar
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Thanks again y'all!!

And Sharon...umm.... :2hearts: \:D
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#1119314 - 08/27/06 05:52 PM Re: August Piano Bar
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Oh Rocky! *giggle* Check out the new little addition to our family on show us your picture thread. Little tiny Hue!
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#1119315 - 08/28/06 11:32 AM Re: August Piano Bar
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rocky, I just caught up with this thread... I'm with everybody else; I thought your piece was simply lovely and should've been part of the recital!

And you have now persuaded me that my next David Nevue piece to learn should be "Deep Heaven." \:\)
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#1119316 - 08/28/06 02:12 PM Re: August Piano Bar
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Loc: Canton, MI
Nice job Rocky

I really need to put Over The Rainbow down on track (hey, does that make me sound to techie?), I've been procrastinating tooooooo looooong...need to get some quite time on the home front, wife has YOGA a couple of times this week...just maybe
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#1119317 - 08/30/06 10:57 AM Re: August Piano Bar
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Just catching up here, myself- spent far too much time this month away... All I can say is: WOW! to all of you!! I enjoyed all of your pieces. *applause* (Where was that tip jar, again??? \:\) )
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