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#1487047 - 08/03/10 01:12 AM Chopin Fantaisie Impromptu
ab-ster Offline
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Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 154
Loc: Seattle
There are probably hundreds of this piece posted in PW Members Recordings forum, but one more might be okay =)

It still needs some work on dynamics, left hand arpegios and the right hand fast runs but it's listenable.


Comments & criticism are welcome. Thanks for listening.

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#1487087 - 08/03/10 03:42 AM Re: Chopin Fantaisie Impromptu [Re: ab-ster]
Nogueira Offline
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Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 26
Loc: Barcelona
I like that the dynamics are not extreme. I like the sound of your piano and the way you play this song.
My web:

#1487479 - 08/03/10 05:38 PM Re: Chopin Fantaisie Impromptu [Re: Nogueira]
MF-Blues Offline
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Registered: 02/09/10
Posts: 59
Really nice, I can only dream of playing that well, I'll keep trying though.

Well done, and Nogueira is right your piano sounds really good.

#1487764 - 08/04/10 01:49 AM Re: Chopin Fantaisie Impromptu [Re: MF-Blues]
ab-ster Offline
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Registered: 08/04/08
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Thanks for your comments Nogueira & MF-Blues. I'd like to have a little more contrast on dynamics, but yeah not too extreme. I still haven't mastered dynamic control, but it's going in the right direction.

MF-Blues, about 7 months ago, I too was thinking the same thing when I looked at the score. I started very slow (extremely slow) and practiced it over and over again every day.

#1488320 - 08/04/10 09:22 PM Re: Chopin Fantaisie Impromptu [Re: ab-ster]
Little_Blue_Engine Offline
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Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 1258
Loc: Ohio, US
I thought it was more than listenable, I put it in my favorites so I can listen to it again later.
I'll figure it out eventually.
Until then you may want to keep a safe distance.

#1495947 - 08/14/10 04:27 PM Re: Chopin Fantaisie Impromptu [Re: ab-ster]
cruiser Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 1187
Loc: Cornwall, England
ab-ster, once again I'm astounded by your talent. A great performance and again, a very high quality video... BRAVO!

and... if I remember correctly, you can't read music?

Whatever your "secret" is, please share it with me!

#1496807 - 08/15/10 10:33 PM Re: Chopin Fantaisie Impromptu [Re: cruiser]
ab-ster Offline
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Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 154
Loc: Seattle
Thanks Little Blue Engine & cruiser for listening.

I've been forcing myself to read music for a year and a half now. It's a work in progress, I still can't sight read yet, but am now able to identify notes without counting the spaces / lines.

I don't have any secrets at all, except maybe cheating by listening to lots of recordings to figure out the pieces I'm learning.

#1497132 - 08/16/10 01:57 PM Re: Chopin Fantaisie Impromptu [Re: ab-ster]
snow Offline
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Registered: 05/12/05
Posts: 51
I do not know how you do it!
Still remember yr Serenade which was one of the best I ever have heard.
Very nice! Let us know what is next ,must not miss it.

#1497839 - 08/17/10 12:22 PM Re: Chopin Fantaisie Impromptu [Re: snow]
KenD77 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 105
Loc: Minneapolis, MN
I also really enjoyed your recording. I was going to record and post my own recording of fantasie, but I'm going to hold off on it for a little while now. Too afraid to be compared to your awesome talent. smile
Used to own a Hailun HG 198 frown


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