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#1450507 - 06/04/10 10:22 PM Piano challenge
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I challenge you to play these songs, record them, and post them. (I wrote all of these songs)

The written score is in all of the details to the videos as well.

Here's the first song. I wouldn't say it's hard, but I'd be impressed and excited to see someone play it for real.
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzDLD6kdTTw
Sheet music: http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/6fff5e93ce19b6251a7f73258fb788cee2a53e8f

Here's the second one. Very hard, but not purposefully impossible.
video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKE5qrxRpFg
Sheet music: http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/8732a488bb61475f243f97084ecea006234c9e46

Third one, everybody's favorite:
video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM5ClDAU9Sw
Sheet music: http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/a58e1610957f3c8bf138725bdcab78c638c3dc3c

All the sheet music can be printed out. It's under file → print
It can also be read from any other music reader thing. You just have to export it as a midi file.

The other ones on my channel are just for fun if you want to learn them grin


Edited by Hayden Brooks (06/05/10 02:28 PM)
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#1450509 - 06/04/10 10:24 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Hayden Brooks]
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Here's how to motivate us to do it:
Make it a "competition." smile
Cash prizes not necessary. ha

P.S. Listened to the first one....sounds pretty cool.
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#1450510 - 06/04/10 10:24 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Mark_C]
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First to do it wins!
laugh
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#1450516 - 06/04/10 10:39 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Hayden Brooks]
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Another way to motivate us: present it as a written score. I wouldn't know how to learn it from your format.
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#1450517 - 06/04/10 10:42 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: gooddog]
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There is a written score. Just read the details. The written score is in there, they're at noteflight.
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#1450521 - 06/04/10 10:51 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Hayden Brooks]
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Oh, sorry. I overlooked it.
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#1450523 - 06/04/10 10:55 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: gooddog]
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Don't sweat it, I'll just include it into the main post as well.
Will anybody answer the call?!
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#1450531 - 06/04/10 11:35 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Hayden Brooks]
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I like the second one best, but the Noteflight score displays as a single 100-measure line instead of wrapping. If I had 8.5x50" printer paper, perhaps I could print it in landscape mode. :-)

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#1450536 - 06/04/10 11:38 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: MathGuy]
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You can change that.
It's under view.
I'm sorry there's all these technicalities, but you can smile
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#1450542 - 06/04/10 11:50 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Hayden Brooks]
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These don't look like solo piano pieces to me. Even disregarding the drum parts. Leaving aside whether they are worth bothering with, am I missing something?

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#1450545 - 06/04/10 11:56 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: wdot]
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What do you mean? They're too hard, or not hard enough? Or do you mean that they look like multiple people should be playing them?
Rockarandy is based on a rock song, so it's definitely not supposed to be alone, Classically atonal and Toccata in C minor are.
Admittedly there are some extra octaves in some of them to make them sound better, but they are for the most part 100% playable. Maybe get rid of some of the extraneous two octave trills.


Edited by Hayden Brooks (06/04/10 11:58 PM)
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#1450546 - 06/04/10 11:59 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Hayden Brooks]
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Originally Posted By: Hayden Brooks
Don't sweat it, I'll just include it into the main post as well.
Will anybody answer the call?!

I think you should be totally happy with people just listening to it. smile
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#1450548 - 06/05/10 12:04 AM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Mark_C]
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Yeah, that's sorta true, but sorta embarrassing. I just think it would be really really cool to have someone play one of my songs.
I only really became a member so that I could post these songs for you guys to play, because I would have figured that you guys would have wanted to learn new songs. The answering the call was just being facetious.
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#1450549 - 06/05/10 12:05 AM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Hayden Brooks]
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Each of them seem to have parts that are physically impossible for one person to play. As a Duet yes its probably possible, but some parts in the songs just wouldn't work.

All of them still look fairly challenging. Kinda catchy tunes too.
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#1450550 - 06/05/10 12:07 AM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Brandon_W_T]
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Originally Posted By: Brandon_W_T
Each of them seem to have parts that are physically impossible for one person to play. As a Duet yes its probably possible, but some parts in the songs just wouldn't work.

All of them still look fairly challenging. Kinda catchy tunes too.


Yes yes. But the second and third songs are totally playable... I can play them. The only thing is that there are some octaves that don't need to be played.
I would post me playing them, but I don't have a video camera.
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#1450552 - 06/05/10 12:11 AM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Hayden Brooks]
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Originally Posted By: Hayden Brooks
...I only really became a member so that I could post these songs for you guys to play, because I would have figured that you guys would have wanted to learn new songs.....

Maybe I'm wrong but I think you have way too high an expectation of what's likely to happen on a discussion site.

Especially if you're a newcomer, you're way lucky if people just look and listen to your music.

And BTW I think you're doing great with that so far. The only thing that's not A+ is your expectations. smile
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#1450555 - 06/05/10 12:22 AM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Mark_C]
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Well thanks. I figured all I have to do is keep it as the front thing under piano corner smile
Like I'm doing.
Those aren't really my expectations; they're my hopes smile
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#1450567 - 06/05/10 01:10 AM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Hayden Brooks]
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Originally Posted By: Hayden Brooks
.....Those aren't really my expectations; they're my hopes smile

Good distinction. smile
I actually wondered a little whether to say "hopes" or "expectations" in that post. ha
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#1450571 - 06/05/10 01:23 AM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Mark_C]
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Well... Facetious answers are wrongly received.
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#1450579 - 06/05/10 01:31 AM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Hayden Brooks]
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Huh.......which one do you think was facetious?
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#1450587 - 06/05/10 01:47 AM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Mark_C]
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Who will answer the call?!
That was.
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#1450614 - 06/05/10 03:59 AM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Hayden Brooks]
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Originally Posted By: Hayden Brooks
I challenge you to play these songs, record them, and post them. (I wrote all of these songs)


I'm not much into the song repertoire, since I don't sing.




Edited by wr (06/05/10 03:59 AM)

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#1450618 - 06/05/10 04:33 AM Re: Piano challenge [Re: wr]
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Kinda neat pieces (on this forum we usually don't call them songs - people sing songs), fun to listen to. But I don't feel like bothering to learn them.
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#1450756 - 06/05/10 11:33 AM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Bart Kinlein]
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-sigh-
You guys are real picky. Whatever, pieces of music then. One of them is a toccata, one of them is an instrumental rock 'piece', and one of them is a highly chromatic piece.
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#1450779 - 06/05/10 12:26 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Hayden Brooks]
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Instead of blabbing about the music and the website he used, you guys could actually try to learn it... smile

Is there a time limit?
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#1450783 - 06/05/10 12:40 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: jesseoffy]
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I'm thinking that the best performer wins. Maybe time will be a factor, i.e. If you do it in one day, and it's okay, and someone else does it in a couple weeks and it's pretty good, the first one would win. But if the second person did it, and it sounded really good, he might win. Both will be in consideration. That first song though, I might have to say you might need a 2 track to cover because it was made for 2 piano players to play.

I think I might add that if this goes well, I have many more songs to post for this contest as well.


Edited by Hayden Brooks (06/05/10 12:49 PM)
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#1450789 - 06/05/10 12:59 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: jesseoffy]
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Originally Posted By: JesseOffy
Instead of blabbing about the music and the website he used, you guys could actually try to learn it... smile

So, why not you? ha
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#1450792 - 06/05/10 01:01 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Mark_C]
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I am gonna try and learn it.
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#1450794 - 06/05/10 01:02 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: jesseoffy]
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Originally Posted By: JesseOffy
I am gonna try and learn it.

-cheer-
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#1450795 - 06/05/10 01:03 PM Re: Piano challenge [Re: Hayden Brooks]
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Well I look forward to that too.
Really!

Not just to see how he does, but to see if anyone actually does go ahead and learn it.
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