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#1199435 - 05/14/09 10:02 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Mar_red
From:Poland
Experience:1 year and 10 months of piano playing (plus a few years of accordion and guitar playing , more than 20 years earlier smile )
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Autumn Leaves
Composer:Joseph Kosma
Duration:05:06
Source of music:: I took part of the chords from Internet the rest is my interpretation played by ear
Instrument used:DP Roland FP-7
Recording method:DP to audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:As before, it is the next stop on my journey to my piano destination i.e. playing known standards or beautiful but less known tunes in the style between jazz and so called cocktail piano.

This rendition of this wonderful standard is probably the “Flag Ship” of my present repertoire and at the same time my next tentative foray into realm of “creative interpretation”. (I’m not quite sure if it deserves to be named improvisation...) It’s a simple, adult beginner’s interpretation (improvisation), not too far from the melody, mainly on diatonic notes. On the other hand, I think the listener should always hear some elements of the tune even in an improvisation. It’s more readable.

I was practicing it as a piano only tune and some day pushed, by chance, the “Split” button on my Roland and suddenly I heard a kind of Trio. It would be my dreams come true if I ever played in such an ensemble. So I decided to present to you this 1.000.001 version of Autumn Leaves in such a form.

And now some technicalities.
The split magic transformed my left hand into acoustic bass and cymbal - the rhythm section. In the left hand I played some kind of stride piano which proved to be convenient and translated mainly into (acoustic) bass and cymbal on the first and the third beat and cymbal with parts of chords on the second and fourth ones.
(Arpeggiated chords in the left hand are still beyond my reach smile. I guess it’s the result of not playing from sheet music at all.)
The chords are played more or less by both hands. There is also a part containing walking bass - my first attempt.

I hope very much you would enjoy it regardless of its too wide scope of deficiencies smile.

And last but not least. Here is the source of my inspiration...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWfsp8kwJto

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#1199436 - 05/14/09 10:04 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:ab-ster
From:Seattle
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:I've been playing piano for 20 years by ears, but I started learning sight reading and classical pieces for 3 months.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-EsiwgsKUc
Title of piece:Chopin Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor
Composer:F. Chopin
Duration:03:21
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:1976 Steinway B
Recording method:Audacity, M-Audio Pulsar II microphones, PC
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I made a few mistakes here and there.

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#1199438 - 05/14/09 10:05 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:AdagioM (Michele)
From:Oregon
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Off and on for 11 years
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://pdxknitterati.com
Title of piece:Vals No. 6 from Valses Poeticos
Composer:Enrique Granados
Duration:02:00
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Weinbach 170 Grand
Recording method:Zoom H2, on the music desk, high prop stick!
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I love how melancholy and sentimental this is. The description in the book is "vals sentimental." I envision a woman looking at faded photographs of her long ago love. She goes into quite a reverie in the second half of this piece.

There are 7 waltzes in this collection, plus an introduction and conclusion. I've played the two slow ones (nos. 3 & 6) and a third one (no. 1) slowly! Yes, there's a reason my name is ADAGIO.

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#1199439 - 05/14/09 10:08 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Pianonewb
From:No. Virginia
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:1 month
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Jesus Paid it All
Composer:Mrs. M.M. Hall/John T. Grape
Duration:05:06
Source of music:improvised score/play by ear
Instrument used:Kohler & Campbell New Yorker, studio model
Recording method:condenser mic straight to board and onto cd. ripped cd to computer as mp3.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is a simple arrangement. I don't have a clue what I'm doing. I learned the chords from "Piano Chords and Scales Made Easy", and improvised the melody from singing it. For the left hand I watched the pianist at church until I found a simple, easy to learn pattern that would fit. I started out learning it in G, but realised after 2 weeks that i couldn't sing it in that key, so switched it to C. I hope I didn't hurt your ears too much.

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#1199441 - 05/14/09 10:10 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Honnli / Steven
From:Melbourne
Experience:About 2 years of near-continuous playing starting from the end of 2006, plus 2 and a half years of lessons 10 years ago.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/user/Honnli
Title of piece:Cruel Angel's Thesis
Composer:Shiro Sagisu
Duration:02:28
Source of music:Sheet music.
Instrument used:Yamaha DGX620
Recording method:Digital to PC through USB, and then used the Steinway sample from The Grand 2.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is the opening theme from the anime "Neon Genesis: Evangelion". This arrangement was arranged by Piano Squall.

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#1199443 - 05/14/09 10:11 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:bluekeys
From:Virginia, USA
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:2 Yrs, 7 Mos (started at 50)
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://bluekeys-diary.blogspot.com/
Title of piece:Inventions No. 1 and No. 8
Composer:JS Bach
Duration:02:28
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Yamaha YDP223
Recording method:Midi out, rendered with TruePianos VST
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:These Inventions are fun, but they are wicked hard for such itty bitty little suckers. I spent 4 months learning No. 1 and can still barely play it. I've been doing No. 8 for 2 years and still mangled it near the end. My next one will be No. 4. I hear that's a little easier, so maybe I'll pair it up with another one for a future recital. BTW - for those not familiar, the recording has No 1. first then a pause then No. 8.

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#1199446 - 05/14/09 10:13 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Musictuary
From:Aurora, Illinois
Experience:Six years of lessons from 7 - 13. Nearly two years of lessons as an adult. Between my two stints of lessons I played piano on and off for about 30 years.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Allegro con affetto
Composer:Friedrich Kuhlau
Duration:02:48
Source of music:ABRSM Grade 5 (2009 - 2010) A:2
Instrument used:Digital piano. Kawai CE200.
Recording method:Audacity and Digital to PC.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece is actually the first movement from Sonatina in A minor Op. 88 No. 3 by Kuhlau. It was one of the three pieces that I selected for my grade 5 piano exam (ABRSM Grade 5 (2009-2010). I selected this piece because at the time I was studying Kuhlau's six OP. 55 sonatinas with my music teacher. Since I was doing the exam on my own I figured there should be some similarities with what I had seen before in the Op 55 sonatinas and this one.

When I first played the piece, the beginning measures reminded me a lot of the beginning measures in Fur Elise. I was taken aback somewhat. But I recall reading somewhere that composers of that era freely "borrowed" ideas from each other. So maybe that would explain the similarity between the two pieces.

I enjoyed learning this piece as well as the other sonatinas from Kuhlau. I hope you'll enjoy listening to it. Thanks for listening.

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#1199447 - 05/14/09 10:14 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:joangolfing
From:Iowa
Experience:7 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Nocturne
Composer:Martha Mier
Duration:01:37
Source of music:Romantic Impressions by Martha Mier, Alfred Publishing Co.
Instrument used:Roland FP-4
Recording method:Akoustik Piano software, Normalized in Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes

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#1199448 - 05/14/09 10:15 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Always Wanted to Play Piano
From:41 miles west of Chicago
Experience:just shy of 18 months
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://aw2pp.blogspot.com/
Title of piece:I Due Fiumi
Composer:Ludovico Einaudi
Duration:04:51
Source of music:Ludovico Einaudi - The Best Of
Instrument used:Casio Ap-200
Recording method:Recorded to piano onboard memory, downloaded using Red Dot Forever, rendered to .WAV using Synthfont (Maestro Concert Grand.gig sound font), converted to MP3 using Audacity.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I am playing this piece on the first Friday of June as an actual recital piece. I consider this recording rough by the standards of this forum, but not bad for me. I would be totally happy if I played this piece this well for my live recital. Any feedback you have for me that makes that more likely would be heartily welcomed.

For lunch, I had two PBJ's (one I made for myself, and one my two year old eschewed).

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#1199449 - 05/14/09 10:18 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Undone
From:Connecticut, USA
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:1 year 4 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:A Bag of Rags
Composer:W. R. Mac Kanlass
Duration:04:08
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha YPG-625
Recording method:MinDisk to PC
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece was a real stretch for me. It’s something far beyond my normal Alfred’s Adult All-In-One Book comfort level (and is also my first non-Alfred’s recital piece). It’s one of a number of piano pieces that got me to start on my current piano journey, one that I thought “it would be great if I could learn to play this”. So well before I was really ready for it, I started trying to tackle this piece. I’ve been at it for many months now and it’s still far from perfect (as you will hear). I’m glad I did it though; I’ve had a lot of fun trying to learn the various parts and working on it has helped me through some slumps when the current Alfred’s pieces weren’t “doing it for me”. Anyway, I hope you enjoy listening to this good old Two Step from 1912.

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#1199450 - 05/14/09 10:19 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Euan Morrison
From:Edinburgh, Scotland
Experience:3yrs, 7mths
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Comptine d'un autre ete: l'apres midi
Composer:Yann Tiersen
Duration:02:22
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha ydp-113 digital piano
Recording method:Recorded in midi, then used Galaxy II Steinway VSTi.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece is taken from the French film Amelie. It is probably Yann's most well-known piece which makes it strange that I have never formally recorded it. I tried to base my interpretation on his live performance on the 'C'etait Ici' album, rather than the written score.

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#1199451 - 05/14/09 10:20 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Eighty8
From:Dayton, Ohio
Experience:lessons as a teenager, many years away, then back at it for a couple of years now.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Moonriver
Composer:Henry Mancini
Duration:03:02
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Alesis QS8
Recording method:Digital keyboard to midi then to line-in of PC to convert to mp3 using Goldwave.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes

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#1199452 - 05/14/09 10:20 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:IPHBAHN Sandy
From:Halifax, NS
Experience:2 years noodling, 7 years lessons
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Enchanted Waterfall
Composer:Martha Mier
Duration:02:04
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Roland Digital
Recording method:Direct to PC
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I love this piece. It was fun to learn and took me about 4 weeks altogether. For some reason, a little more difficul;t to memorize than others of hers. I find that Martha Mier Romantic and Jazz pieces are a nice addition to my clasical study as they provide opportunity to complete expressive pieces in a few weeks.

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#1199453 - 05/14/09 10:21 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:TX-Dennis (Dennis Turner)
From:Texas
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Forever on an off (more off than on, though)
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://myweb.cableone.net/rxbetty
Title of piece:Some Day My Prince Will Come
Composer:Frank Churchill / Larry Morey
Duration:03:53
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Kawai GE-30
Recording method:From Zoom to the Audacity of Hops
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The piece is still a bit rough, but I'm running out of time, so here it is warts and all. Lunch? Rice cakes and Diet Coke (nutritious, huh?)

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#1199454 - 05/14/09 10:22 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:flyingfroggy
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:~10 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Midnight Rhapsody
Composer:Melody Bober
Duration:02:26
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Schimmel Konzert Grand K 189
Recording method:Zoom H2, normalized with audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I first heard PianoN00b play this piece several recitals ago and loved it--so, thanks, PianoNoob for introducing it to me!

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#1199457 - 05/14/09 10:23 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:jotur - Cathy Turner
Experience:2 years of lessons mid-teens, 30+ years off, playing for dancing since 1995.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:San Antonio Rose
Composer:Bob Wills
Duration:03:28
Source of music:Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Greatest Hits, and improvisation.
Instrument used:Casio Privia PX100
Recording method:digital to PC, audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is my update, but it still proves what I've said all along - we're all beginners at something smile For the kind of thing I play now in many ways being a good sight reader has been an awful handicap - but it's such a habit that I have trouble breaking it (even bad habits are hard to break laugh ). But I've been trying.

In previous pieces I've played in the recitals I've arranged variations in order to practice some of the licks I might need for improvising. The biggest one, as you can here hear, is using open 5ths/6ths in the right hand for harmonies. Another is a little "waggle" sound that I picked up from banjo players. I also like chromatic runs to modulate. I can wiggle my fingers to get little fills laugh .

The new skill I was primarily attempting was to be able to play what I'm hearing in my head, and to actually have something to "say" with my improv. The old tricks that I had to use to even come close include - slowing it down, knowing the chord progression really well (FAIL - laugh ), staying in the music, and various others.

So you're forewarned - this is one pass of play-by-ear with a little "stuff" thrown in, and a little less of what is obviously right-on-the-edge-of-out-of-control improv.

So put on your cowboy hat, and take it away, Leon -

Cathy

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#1199459 - 05/14/09 10:24 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:MichiKami
From:Los Angeles
Experience:4 years
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOPzeDO8hQY
Title of piece:The Crane
Composer:David Lanz
Duration:03:05
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Steinway grand
Recording method:Digital camera to PC
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Still needs some polish, but it's getting there. Another great piece by Lanz, full of imagery.

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#1199460 - 05/14/09 10:25 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Seaside_Lee
From:Blackpool UK
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:5 years 7 months with pianomagic as an adult beginner, couple of years of long forgotten lessons as a child 30(ahem) years ago!
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://seasidelee.com/pianojourney/
Title of piece:As Long as He/She needs me
Composer:Lionel Bart from the film Oliver
Duration:03:30
Source of music:Played by ear
Instrument used:casio privia PX-320 midi file recorded through Yamaha Motif rack ES
Recording method:Audacity - normalized through Nero
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This may be my last ABF recital (make way for new peoples journeys I guess) - hopefully I have inspired a few adults to keep on keeping on smile

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#1199464 - 05/14/09 10:32 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Greywullf
From:Oregon, USA
Experience:21 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Goodness, Faithfulness, Peace
Composer:Matt Duhrkoop
Duration:05:24
Source of music:sheet music, self-published
Instrument used:1910 Chickering Grand
Recording method:Zoom H4, Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:These are three movements from the Fruit of the Spirit Suite for solo piano. I composed this about five years ago. The first of the three, No. 6 Goodness, is a three-voice fugue. I think that the fugue is styled less like Bach and more like a Mozart fuge I was playing at the time, in that I used several harmonies that include a major 2nd. The second, No. 7 Faithfulness,is a twelve-tone composition. Although I randomly selected the tone row and strictly followed the rules, I was able to achieve a gentler atonal sound that approaches a major/minor tonality by layering the rows. The third is No. 3 Peace. It has no sophisticated compositional technique, and may possibly be in an AB or ABC form.
The complete suite has nine movements and runs about 17 minutes.

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#1199465 - 05/14/09 10:32 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Copper
From:Virginia
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:4.5 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:You Don't Bring Me Flowers
Composer:Neil Diamond
Duration:03:12
Source of music:Fake Book
Instrument used:Yamaha P-250
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I am such a beginner. I'll make progress next year - really.


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#1199468 - 05/14/09 10:37 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:1weekPlayer
From:Spain
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:6 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:BWV Anh. 116. Minuet in G Major. Notebook for Anna Magdalena.
Composer:Bach
Duration:01:09
Source of music:Sheet music freely available at http://www.mutopiaproject.org
Instrument used:Roland HP-207
Recording method:Midi file to PC via USB memory.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I am far from happy with this recording. My expectations were set on been able to deliver a good recording of the first prelude of the WTC (BWV 846). Unfortunately, though I already have the keys on my fingers I am far from providing a decent interpretation according to the dinamics set by my teacher. So, I had to fall back to this piece to which I had paid less attention lately, so it's not much better neither. I edited the wav file to delete a silent period caused by a distraction. Now, a day after, I realize I did not make the repetitions.
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#1199469 - 05/14/09 10:39 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:AnotherSchmoe
From:USA
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Just over 3 years self-taught.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsKylNwBPSA
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/user/AnotherSchmoe
Title of piece:Eyes On Me
Composer:Nobuo Uematsu
Duration:04:04
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:1958 Gulbransen Spinet
Recording method:Recorded on May 12, 2009 using a Flip Ultra video camera (recorded video for my YouTube page). I then ripped the audio from the video file using a program called Switch Sound File Converter.
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:Just me playing Eyes On Me from the Final Fantasy VIII Piano Collections. This one's pretty difficult for a newbie like me but I did my best, I'm still not completely satisfied with my performance but it'll have to do for now. This is also the first Final Fantasy Piano Collections piece I've attempted. It took me around a month of on and off practice to learn. I hope you enjoy it!

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#1199470 - 05/14/09 10:40 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Wrenn
From:Australia
Experience:3 months returning player (played in school 20 years ago)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Star Wars Main Theme
Composer:John Williams
Duration:01:05
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Yamaha PSRE-413 Keyboard
Recording method:Red Dot Forever + SynthFont + Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I played a more complex version of this piece (with flute and double bass accompaniment) for my high school music exam 20 years ago so when I started playing again recently this was one of my first goal pieces. Weirdly the only thing I could remember of this piece after a 20 year break from playing piano was a single left hand chord ;-)

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#1199472 - 05/14/09 10:40 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:HeirborneGroupie
Experience:Approximately 3 years.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Melody by Schumann
Duration:01:24
Source of music:John Thompson's Modern Course for Piano
Instrument used:Charles Walter 1520
Recording method:Mic to Mac. Only in mono. Sound quality is poor.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is my first time submitting a piece for recital and also my first time recording myself. Please excuse the piano. It is only a month or so old and is still adjusting to its surroundings. I apologize if it is out of tune.

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#1199473 - 05/14/09 10:40 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:AlexDreamer
Experience:1 year (minus 12 days smile )
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Clementi's Sonatina N°1 - First Mouvement
Duration:01:59
Source of music:Sheet music.
Instrument used:Yamaha Clavinova 230
Recording method:Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I'm having a tight schedule so it's far from correct. However, I did want to participate^^

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#1199474 - 05/14/09 10:41 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:Gary Schenk
From:Huntington Beach, Calif.
Experience:7 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Old German Dance
Composer:Michael Praetorius
Duration:00:37
Source of music:The Joy of First Classics by Denes Agay
Instrument used:Kawai K-2
Recording method:Zoom H4, edited with Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:A simple piece, for sure, it is not exactly polished, but it is a nice composition. I had a bowl of chicken pozole for lunch.

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#1199475 - 05/14/09 10:41 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
56 
Performer's name:pianahman / Richard
From:Cape Cod MA
Experience:Lessons: 1953-1959 and 1996-2004
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Adagio cantablile [from op.13, Sonate Pathetique]
Composer:Lv Beethoven
Duration:04:51
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Baldwin Model L
Recording method:Zoom H4
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I love the "Adagio cantabile" from the "Sonate Pathetique". It begins and ends like a proper classical slow movement, but as it develops, it darkens harmonically and becomes rhythmically agitated. My Baldwin L has a rich base register that is well-suited to this movement.

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#1199478 - 05/14/09 10:43 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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Performer's name:ddh - Daniel
From:Abitibi
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:2.5 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Pajaro Triste (Sad Bird)
Composer:Federico Mompou
Duration:02:39
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha CVP 307
Recording method:Piono to Mac
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is my second piece of this series from Mompou called Intimate Impresisons. I loves Mompou and had quiche lorraine for supper. Hopes You likes it too.

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#1199479 - 05/14/09 10:43 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
58 
Performer's name:DragonPianoPlayer
From:Denver
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:I stopped counting
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Novelette Romantique
Composer:Jean Baptiste Duvernoy
Duration:01:36
Source of music:Op 176 No 18 - from Keith Snell Etudes Level 4.
Instrument used:Casio PX310
Recording method:Recorded in Reaper using Galaxy Pianos Vienna Grand VSTi.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:My tenth recital entry - mistakes and all.


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#1199480 - 05/14/09 10:45 PM Re: Recital #14 --- May 15, 2009 [Re: Monica K.]
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
59 
Performer's name:Deep Elem (aka Buck)
Experience:3 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Just the Way You Are
Composer:Billy Joel
Duration:02:04
Source of music:Fakebook
Instrument used:Yamaha S90ES
Recording method:Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Despite the left thumb still being in a splint I got another piece done for the recital, so I'm happy about that. I like the tempo I had on this but it was just a bit too fast for my ability so there are some hesitations, oh well.

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