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#1374210 - 02/15/10 12:21 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Monster M&H /Les
From:Michigan
Experience:30+
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Misty
Duration:03:40
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Steinway & Sons AII
Recording method:Inspire/Cubase LE
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This was performed on my new S&S AII, which I recently just finished rebuilding. This was my first rebuild and it still needs further voicing.

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#1374211 - 02/15/10 12:22 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:CMohr
From:Oregon
Experience:6 months back after decades off
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Gavotte I & Gavotte II ou la Musette from English Suite #3 in Gminor
Composer:J.S. Bach
Duration:03:05
Source of music:Henle edition of Bach-English Suites
Instrument used:1906 Wellington upright
Recording method:Recorded with the Mikey, converted to MP3 in ITunes
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece is really fun to play (except when recording!). My challenge was to learn a piece with trills in both the right and left hands. They're a long way from perfect! The other challenge with Bach is that because the music is so thin any and all flubs stick out like sore thumbs.
Homemade chicken chili for lunch.

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#1374212 - 02/15/10 12:22 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:NancyM333
From:Roswell, GA
Experience:About 15 years--6 as a child, 9 as an adult.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Revolutionary Etude (Opus 10, No. 12)
Composer:Frederic Chopin
Duration:04:04
Source of music:Paderewski edition
Instrument used:Estonia 168
Recording method:Canon FS200 video camera, converted to mp3 with Wondershare Video Converter.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I started working on this in January 9f 2009 with the Revolutionary Etude Study Group on the ABF, and we had a great time encouraging each other with all the challenging fingerings and the tempo. This piece is about 20% above my ability, so I think my playing of it is labored and tense, but I am glad to have finished it. It's a gorgeous work, and though I am not too pleased with my final product, I truly enjoyed the time I spent with it.

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#1374213 - 02/15/10 12:22 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Ode2Joy1
From:Pasadena, CA
Experience:2 years returning adult (couple of years as a kid LONG ago)
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NalXyDIrmFI
Title of piece:Chopin Mazurka in D Major, Op. 33 No.2
Composer:Chopin
Duration:03:48
Source of music:Alfred Masterwork Library
Mazurkas
WIllard Palmer (editor)
Instrument used:Yamaha C3
Recording method:Zoom H4 --> Audacity for conversion to MP3
Flip HD + Zoom audio in iMovie for YouTube link
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I will be playing this piece for my teacher's recital next month so please give me critical feedback. I definitely will need to get the tempo faster and a lighter LH touch.

Blueberry banana oat muffin and yogurt w/almonds for breakfast.

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#1374214 - 02/15/10 12:23 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:b528nf7 (Bill)
From:Gaithersburg, Maryland
Experience:6+ Years
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa9HqwcsKME
Title of piece:Someone To Watch Over Me
Composer:George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin
Duration:02:31
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Roland KR17M digital grand piano
Recording method:Flip HD Video Camera video. MP3 extracted by WinFF
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I've always loved this piece. I hope you enjoy this rendition of this classic song.

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#1374215 - 02/15/10 12:23 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:PaulMac
From:England
Experience:Approx 1 year, self taught.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Minuet in G
Composer:Bach
Duration:01:19
Source of music:This version of the score found in Fundamental Keys by Rachel Jimenez.
Instrument used:Yamaha Clavinovo CVP-403
Recording method:Keyboard to USB stick in wav format, converted to MP3 in iTunes.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:All honest critiques are very welcome, only way to learn.

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#1374217 - 02/15/10 12:23 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:mahlzeit
From:Breda, The Netherlands
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:4.5 years
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://www.originalsolopiano.com
Title of piece:Recital 17
Composer:Me
Duration:02:52
Source of music:The aether
Instrument used:Yamaha CP33 digital piano + Ivory softsynth
Recording method:CP33 -> MIDI -> Reaper -> Ivory (Concert D Recital) -> MP3
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:As usual, I whipped something together at the last minute. Not a particularly good performance, but I like it nonetheless. Just for fun, I added strings in the background.

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#1374220 - 02/15/10 12:26 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Alleykatt - Cathy
From:Wisconsin, USA
Experience:Off and On since childhood
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Theme & Variations From The Moldau
Composer:Bedrich Smetana
Duration:04:00
Source of music:Sheet Music arranged by Lori Line
Instrument used:Aeolian Baby Grand
Recording method:Zoom H2 to Triryche
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I chose this piece because I found it interesting that this Czech composer's music motivated his oppressed people to gain their independence.

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#1374221 - 02/15/10 12:27 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Norah
From:BC
Experience:Like many people on this forum, I played when I was young and then quit. I have now returned to the piano and have been playing more regularly for the past 3 years.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Le Onde
Composer:Ludovico Einaudi
Duration:05:21
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Mason and Risch
Recording method:Zoom Q3
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I love this forum. It has forced me to practice pieces and correct mistakes rather than simply to ramble through with no commitment. I am still not happy with my recording of Le Onde but consider myself lucky to finally get through it with only a few mistakes!

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#1374222 - 02/15/10 12:27 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Mark...
From:Jersey Shore
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Experience:3 years and 3 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Prelude in A Major Op. 28, No. 7
Composer:Frederic Chopin
Duration:01:01
Source of music:Sheet music from Alfred 3
Instrument used:Estonia L190
Recording method:Zoom H2 via Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Just starting to dabble in Chopin, and this one is part of the "Ambitious Section" of Alfred 3. Hope I did it a little justice, because although short and sweet you can really add lots of dynamics both good and bad if not careful. Thanks for listening.

I skipped lunch, shoveling snow...

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#1374223 - 02/15/10 12:27 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Eighty8
From:Midwest, USA
Experience:Experience: I had lessons as a teenager, then was without a piano for many years. I took six months of piano lessons in 2007 and have been practicing on my own since then.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:In My Life
Composer:John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arranged by Phillip Keveren
Duration:01:58
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Alesis QS8
Recording method:QS8 headphone out to PC, edit and convert to mp3 with Goldwave
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Recorded on the digital Keyboard because my acoustic piano needs to be tuned.
Fortunately this arrangement does not include the bridge described below. I thought the original used a harpsichord but it was a piano at 2X speed according to Wikipedia. ->
"The song was recorded on 18 October 1965, and was complete except for the instrumental bridge. At that time, Lennon had not decided what instrument to use, but he subsequently asked George Martin to play a piano solo, suggesting "something Baroque-sounding". Martin wrote a Bach-influenced piece that he found he could not play at the song's tempo. On 22 October, the solo was recorded at half-tempo (one octave lower) and tape speed was doubled for the final recording, solving the performance challenge and giving the piano solo a unique, harpsichord-like timbre."

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#1374224 - 02/15/10 12:28 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:DragonPianoPlayer
From:Denver
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Real dragons don't tell.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Chopin Prelude No 6
Composer:Chopin
Duration:02:04
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Casio Privia through Galaxy II Vienna Grand
Recording method:Reaper
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Supper was a smothered beef burrito from Senior Miguels. Hot chili, they claim it is the hottest in Aurora. I'm still trying to put out the fire...

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#1374226 - 02/15/10 12:28 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:eggsdeee
Experience:10+ years, only serious for past 2 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Alt Wien (Old Vienna)
Composer:Godowsky
Duration:02:03
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:A yamaha upright (don't know the make...)
Recording method:PC + Headset microphone
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I think the microphone made me extra nervous... But I hope you truly enjoy this! I appreciate any feedback also smile

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#1374227 - 02/15/10 12:29 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Coldsalmon
From:Jersey City, NJ
Experience:~2 years as a child, 1 semester in college, ~7 months recently (and many years playing jazz upright bass)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Preludes Op.28 No. 15 in D-flat Major, Raindrop
Composer:Frederic Chopin
Duration:05:21
Source of music:Alfred Masterworks Edition: Chopin -- 19 of His Most Popular Piano Selections
Instrument used:Keyboard: Yamaha KX8, Software: Linuxsampler on Ubuntu Studio, Samples: Sampletekk Black Grand Medium Ambience
Recording method:MIDI directly to PC using Ardour
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Thanks to everyone at Pianoworld who organizes and participates in these recitals.

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#1374228 - 02/15/10 12:29 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:bluekeys
Experience:3 1/2 yrs
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:I Will
Composer:Lennon/McCartney
Duration:02:13
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Yamaha C1 (5'3" grand)
Recording method:Zoom H2, surround mode, inside the piano case with lid on the low stick.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is a very nice arrangement by Phillip Keveren of a lesser known Beatles song from the White Album. It's fairly challenging for an old dude like me who's only played a few years. The melody is mostly in 6ths, which means you have to move the whole RH for every note change; meanwhile, the LH chugs up and down through 2-octave open chords at a pretty snappy clip. Hard to get through without mistakes, much less give it the expression it deserves. I probably did 70 or 80 recording attempts over the past 3 days (after working on the piece for 3 months). This one seems to suck less than the others. Hope you enjoy it.

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#1374229 - 02/15/10 12:29 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Quagles
From:Norway
Experience:Around 7 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Dear You
Composer:Dai
Duration:03:40
Source of music:Sheet Music:
http://www.pico-score.com/score/higurashi/jpeg/you%5BJPEG%5D.zip (Direct link to JPEG score sheet)

With a few minor differences, one being an additional repeat at the end at a higher octave as it is in some versions of the song.
Instrument used:Casio PX-320, though its not how it sounds since I had to use a different recording method as I had planned. For the first 5months I played with a very cheap non weighted and no pedal.
Recording method:Recorded Midi with Reddotforever, and had it converted to an mp3.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:First of all thanks to the very supportive community here at Pianoworld and especially to AnthonyB for helping me convert my midi into mp3 which is a lot appreciated smile

At first I wanted to record through line out, but the cable was wrong, then I figured I'd try record with my digital piano through an SDcard, that didn't work either. So in the end had to go for the midi option, but in the end I think it turned out all right at least.

This is a song that I really liked the first time I heard it. Its got a bit of a eerie atmosphere, but somehow feels a bit refreshing as well. Despite the LH being very much the same through most of the song its actually quite a hard piece for my level especially for not being used to long songs and hand independence.

All in all I knew the recording could be so much better,an unecessary speedup, mistakes here and there that is pretty much noticeable and a very unsatisfying arpeggio in the final note like my mind was blanking out, including dynamics needs a lot of work. But after dozens of recording and my best one ending up being when I somehow didn't push the record button properly I think someone told me just to give it up.

If anything I'm pleased about, I'd say the midpart wasn't too bad, and if disregarded the speedup the tempo matches just about the original and I managed the two hardest measures that I occasionally fail.

I know its not the best recording and if I had started earlier I could have had a better version submitted but I'm pleased having submitted at least.

Hopefully someone might enjoy it smile for me its a very special song and one of the songs inspiring me to take up the piano.

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#1374230 - 02/15/10 12:30 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:pianahman (Richard Griffin)
From:Brewster (Cape Cod) MA
Experience:Off and on piano lessons since the mid '50s.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Arabesque
Composer:Robert Schumann, Op. 18
Duration:07:47
Source of music:Read from score.
Instrument used:Baldwin Artist Grand, Model L
Recording method:Zoom H4
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:When Schumann wrote the Arabesque in 1839, he was still forcibly separated from his future wife Clara, able to communicate with her only through letters and in music. It seems likely that any music he wrote during this period can be regarded as at least partially directed towards Clara, and that is a fair interpretation of this piece, which alternates a dreamy yearning with more militant episodes. The construction is in strict rondo form, but Schumann makes his own interesting elaborations on the form. The rondo theme itself is in a miniature A-B-A form, although “B” is better labeled “A-prime” since it is a variation of the opening measures. Both contrasting episodes are in minor keys. The first, a contained storm of passion, contains but one theme, varying it and repeating it until a coda for the section returns us to the main rondo theme. The second episode is in march rhythm, which is hardly surprising-—at least one section in march rhythm is found in nearly every piece Schumann wrote. This one leads abruptly back to the rondo theme. The piece concludes with a dreamy coda based on the rondo theme. Such description, of course, in no way explains the magical effect of this piece, one of Schumann’s most popular.

Leslie Gerber
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#1374233 - 02/15/10 12:31 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Inlanding/Glen
From:Denver, Colorado
Experience:off and on for 20 years, mostly off. I am such a beginner in so many ways.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Prelude in C Major BWV 846
Composer:Bach
Duration:02:17
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Steinway, 1917 O
Recording method:Olympus Digital mp3 directly
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:At about 1:10 into the piece, something fell to the floor and startled me during a transition to new phrase. It worked coincidentally, but it appears I woke up just then and showed a bit of tension.

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#1374235 - 02/15/10 12:31 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Musictuary
From:Aurora, IL, USA
Experience:Six years of lessons between 7 and 13. Played piano sporadically over the next 30 years. For the past 2 and 1/2 years currently taking piano lessons.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sonatina in C Major - Op. 55 No. 1
Composer:Friedrich Kuhlau
Duration:04:11
Source of music:Kuhlau - Sonatinas Op. 20 & Op. 55 For The Piano edited by Keith Snell
Instrument used:Digital piano - Kawai CE200
Recording method:Digital to PC through Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This was the first Kuhlau sonatina that I learned with my current teacher. I've since studied all six sonatinas from Op. 55 and I am currently working on Op. 20 No. 2. I had wanted to submit this piece in the last recital but didn't get around to doing so.

Lunch is a distant memory as it is 4:50 in the morning but I had baked chicken, white rice, carrots and broccoli with cranberry juice and an apple for dessert.

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#1374236 - 02/15/10 12:31 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Tenolios
From:France
Experience:6 months (self teaching)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Vesper from Casino Royale
Composer:David Arnold
Duration:01:31
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:yamaha Digital Piano P-85
Recording method:line out to PC
Technical feedback wanted:Yes

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#1374237 - 02/15/10 12:32 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Euan Morrison
From:Edinburgh, Scotland
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Experience:4 years and a few months
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/user/euan1234
Title of piece:Opening (from Glassworks)
Composer:Philip Glass
Duration:04:30
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Yamaha ydp-113
Recording method:Digital to PC, with Galaxy Pianos Steinway tone
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:"Opening" uses triplet eighth notes, over duple eighth notes, over whole notes in 4/4" (wikipedia)

I think that quote sums up the technical side of the piece! This is one of my favourite Philip Glass compositions - its very repetitive, quite simple, yet also beautiful. I just wish I had played the LH a bit harder, it doesn't cut through very well.

For my recording, I tried to follow the interpretation of Branka Parlic - a Serbian pianist. This means playing a touch slower than the original, give the piece more dynamic range, and only repeating the whole thing twice instead of three times.

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#1374238 - 02/15/10 12:33 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:IPIBAHN Sandy
From:Nova Scotia
Experience:8
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Confidence Op. 19 No. 4
Composer:Mendelssohn
Duration:02:57
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Roland Digital
Recording method:Digital to PC
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I love this little piece - my first Mendelssohn! It's still only at about 75% tempo and very much in the polishing stage. My teacher is patiently helping me work out the many rough patches. I'm finding that the biggest challenge with this piece is bringing out the melody (smoothly - with not too much pedal) while not letting the harmony disappear....and not rushing through the difficult sections. For me it's a little piece with lots of hidden technical challenges.



Edited by BB Player (02/15/10 10:08 AM)

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#1374239 - 02/15/10 12:33 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Monica K.
From:Lexington, KY
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Experience:5.5 years of piano as an adult, 7 years of accordion as a child.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiHhJyhLMIY
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica
Title of piece:Berlin Song
Composer:Ludovico Einaudi
Duration:04:40
Source of music:"Nightbook" sheet music collection
Instrument used:Mason & Hamlin A
Recording method:Zoom H4 for mp3 file; Zoom Q3 for video.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is one of Einaudi's most tender, beautiful pieces. It involves a lot of big chords that need to be played legato in order to create an echoing mood. I still consider it a work in progress. I added some chords to the last couple of measures, as I thought they captured the feel of the recorded version better than the sheet music transcription did.

Lunch was a grilled ham and cheese sandwich.

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#1374241 - 02/15/10 12:33 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:jotur
From:Santa Fe, New Mexico
Experience:2 years of lessons in early teens. 30+ years off. Dance music since 1995.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Bethena
Composer:Scott Joplin
Duration:06:59
Source of music:Scott Joplin:King of Ragtime, Lewis Music Publishing Co.
Instrument used:Casio Privia 100x
Recording method:digital to PC thru audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:A work in progress. There are some places where I missed the RH octave, but got it on the repeat. There are some places where I was flustered and forgot the piece. But boy, did I learn a lot working on this.

The piece, in my mind, is Strauss-like. I didn't have the chops to play it quite like that laugh but it was an approach. I wanted it to be actually a waltz - to make someone want to waltz - not just a concert-listening piece. To that end I put a lot of thought and practice in to where the accents should be, and the phrasing, and the pedal. I particularly worked on the transitions, trying to make them a continuous part of the waltzing. I can't say I was successful in any of that but there are hints of it. But it was a great exercise, and when the band recorded last week my accompanying was a cut above what I've done before. So it's been quite a worthwhile experiment. And I plan on working on this a lot more, so maybe one of these days I'll put an update in the piano bar.

Lunch, let's see - I think I had breakfast for lunch.

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#1374242 - 02/15/10 12:34 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:MaryBee
From:Cleveland, OH
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Experience:Had been playing, self-taught, for 40 years, but started lessons in January 2009. Yeah!
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sonata Facile in C, K.545, Mvt.1
Composer:W. A. Mozart
Duration:04:34
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Charles Walter 1520 upright
Recording method:Tascam Digital Pocketstudio using built-in mic
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I love Mozart's music! It has such a joyful energy to it, that it just makes me happy to listen to it. This was an obvious one to start with, since it is supposed to be "Facile". But there were lots of new things to work on: scales, arpeggios, trills (ugh!), keeping a regular tempo. There's still plenty of room for improvement, most notably increasing the tempo, but I'm liking it so far. Many thanks again to my teacher for helping me get to this point with the piece.

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#1374243 - 02/15/10 12:34 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:epf
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Experience:Long time...
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/user/epfaulk
Title of piece:Swipsey
Composer:Scott Joplin and Arthur Marshall
Duration:04:46
Source of music:Sheet music (collection of Joplin pieces)
Instrument used:Privia PX-800
Recording method:Direct to Zoom H4 then used audacity to convert to MP3.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I was running out of time to get this submitted. It's full of slips, hesitations and flat out mistakes. Sorry about that, but sometimes that happens in a recital!

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#1374244 - 02/15/10 12:35 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:grotrianer
From:Germany
Experience:Many years, two of them after restarting.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Ständchen
Composer:Franz Schubert/Franz Liszt
Duration:05:53
Source of music:www.imslp.org
Instrument used:Sauter Delta
Recording method:Zoom H4, Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Liszt's famous piano transcription of Schubert's famous song about unrequited love.

My interpretation needs work. I still find it very hard to tone down the heavy texture in the left hand, and to articulate the melody line well (especially the trills). But I am making progress, and the recital provided the motivation to focus on the piece.

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#1374245 - 02/15/10 12:35 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik
From:Lodz, Poland
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Experience:Considering I put 3.5 years last time, it would be 3.75 now!
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Lute Prelude in c minor (BWV 999)
Composer:J.S. Bach
Duration:01:14
Source of music:Sheet music from the set "little preludes" my teacher gave me.
Instrument used:Kawai CN 21 digital
Recording method:Garritan Steinway Standard (digital to PC)
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:It's my first Bach piece, my teacher assigned it to me. At first I thought - what? that's easy! - but now I know how badly wrong I was. I've been playing this piece for over a month now, and the recital recording is still a failed attempt to perform it properly (especially considering wonderful performance by LisztAddict last time). The level of precision that Bach requires (and I do not posess) is tremendous. I'll be doing a lot more Bach from now on, I know I need it. Even though I am thoroughly not happy with this recording, I hope you'll enjoy it anyway smile

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#1374247 - 02/15/10 12:35 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:TTigg / Steve C
From:Southern California
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Experience:Just over the 1.5yrs mark (started June 08)
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igaPU0SBjow
Home page link:http://www.vintageadsasart.com/
Title of piece:Life & Death
Composer:Michael Ciacchino
Duration:03:10
Source of music:Sheet music memorized
Instrument used:Knabe WKV131
Recording method:Zoom H2, Flip Video into Sony Vegas Studio to "blend" with clip.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I was hesitant at putting in such a short piece for the recital since I'd have preferred to have gotten Forest polished off.

However, clipping together the video (my first one) was a real production and thus I figured it would be good enough to give the folks some enjoyment.

The piece is from LOST (TV Series) and has been used at different points (Charlies Death, other pivotal moments). It was first introduced in the episode where Clair's baby is born and Boone dies (hence the title).

Since I LOVE TV/Film music I wanted to get this one recorded in both video & MP3.

Lunch? well it's 8:23am and I've now got to go and change the front & rear pads on my car so hopefully I'll be eating some left over Chinese later on smile

ABF & MOYD RULE!!
- SC

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#1374248 - 02/15/10 12:36 AM Re: Recital #17 --- February 15, 2010 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Bunneh
From:Germany
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Experience:18 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Valse a minor, op. posth.
Composer:F. Chopin
Duration:02:19
Source of music:Free Internet sheet music
Instrument used:ROland HP-203
Recording method:Line Out to Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Lunch is yet to come!

I played this slightly slower than I usually, but after getting used to it, actually found this tempo very musical! It's a beautiful piece either way, and taught me a lot about phrasing, ornaments and playing without looking at my hands too much smile

Critical feedback is as always very welcome! You've been way too gentle with me for the last 2 recitals wink

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