Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1532270 - 10/10/10 11:34 AM 7 year old w/iPhone captures Dad: Chopin C #1 m.2 intro
PhilipHotchkiss Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 107
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
http://www.youtube.com/philiphotchkiss (1:31 - short video)

Great father and son moment!

After my son's piano lesson, we noticed the Steinway Hamburg D was all alone on stage at MachPhail Center for Music. It's a magnificent piano and I couldn't resist playing it!

So we popped (snuck) in and my son shot this video of me playing the opening of the second movement - Romance. This footage is raw, shot using an iPhone and spontaneous from the point of view of a 7 year old. My son had my phone on him because earlier I let him pay some games on it. This piece is still a work in progress:)

Not the most flattering camera angles at times;)

http://www.youtube.com/philiphotchkiss (1:31 - short video)
_________________________
Philip Hotchkiss
Amateur Classical Pianist



Top
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#1532395 - 10/10/10 02:39 PM Re: 7 year old w/iPhone captures Dad: Chopin C #1 m.2 intro [Re: PhilipHotchkiss]
cruiser Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 1171
Loc: Cornwall, England
Very nice Phillip! Lovely music, isn't it?

I look forward to hearing you play the complete work with an orchestra some day... who knows?! smile

Good picture and surprisingly good sound quality from the iPhone - well done to your son too! thumb

Top
#1532429 - 10/10/10 03:32 PM Re: 7 year old w/iPhone captures Dad: Chopin C #1 m.2 intro [Re: PhilipHotchkiss]
Lingyis Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 799
yeah, the sound quality is utterly amazing! it sounds way better than my zoom q3 in my living room...

Top
#1532481 - 10/10/10 05:07 PM Re: 7 year old w/iPhone captures Dad: Chopin C #1 m.2 intro [Re: PhilipHotchkiss]
carey Online   content
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/13/05
Posts: 6285
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
Philip -

The Chopin is coming along quite nicely !! (And I didn't get too seasick watching the hand-held camera.)

Its very touching that you and your young son share a love for piano music. You're a lucky guy.

Best -

Phil
_________________________
YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/pianophilo

Top
#1533398 - 10/11/10 08:40 PM Re: 7 year old w/iPhone captures Dad: Chopin C #1 m.2 intro [Re: PhilipHotchkiss]
kck Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 265
That was fabulous - both the piano playing and that camera work. I love sharing music with my kiddos too.

My kids go to MacPhail. The stage/piano set up there is excellent!
_________________________
Amateur musician, piano and violin parent

Top
#1533425 - 10/11/10 09:30 PM Re: 7 year old w/iPhone captures Dad: Chopin C #1 m.2 intro [Re: PhilipHotchkiss]
Bruce Siegel Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 46
Loc: Los Angeles
Very nice, indeed, Philip! You play expressively, without a doubt. And if your son could stand still for a moment, he'd be a great cameraman. :o)

I too am stunned by the iPhone's sound.
_________________________
DoctorKeys Online Piano Lessons ---- http://doctorkeys.com
Piano Blog --- http://doctorkeys.com/piano-blog/2011/10/the-top-3-myths-about-learning-to-play-the-piano-2/

Top
#1533434 - 10/11/10 09:52 PM Re: 7 year old w/iPhone captures Dad: Chopin C #1 m.2 intro [Re: PhilipHotchkiss]
Sparky McBiff Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 1112
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Great little video.
Despite me despising anything made by Apple I must admit that the video and audio quality of that iPhone was impressive.

Now if only you could cut down your kid's coffee intake.
_________________________
Hailun 198







Top
#1533435 - 10/11/10 09:52 PM Re: 7 year old w/iPhone captures Dad: Chopin C #1 m.2 intro [Re: PhilipHotchkiss]
Piano*Dad Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 10354
Loc: Williamsburg, VA
Keep the spontaneity coming! And keep sharing these moments with him.

Yeah, and I need to get one of those gadgets.
_________________________
Grotrian 192 #156455

https://www.youtube.com/user/dhfeld/videos

Top
#1533596 - 10/12/10 04:05 AM Re: 7 year old w/iPhone captures Dad: Chopin C #1 m.2 intro [Re: PhilipHotchkiss]
Oz Marcus Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/23/09
Posts: 457
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Just beautiful!

Keep up the practice!

M
_________________________
Oz Marcus
Currently working on:
Schubert Impromptu in C minor - D899
Chopin Prelude Op28 No 15, nocturne Op48 no 1
Bach Prelude & Fuge WTC II No 12 in F minor
Aspiring to Rautavaara - Piano Sonata 2 - Fire Sermon

Top
#1533900 - 10/12/10 01:57 PM Re: 7 year old w/iPhone captures Dad: Chopin C #1 m.2 intro [Re: PhilipHotchkiss]
PhilipHotchkiss Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 107
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Wow, thanks everyone for the supportive comments!

And it was filmed and recorded on the iPhone 3Gs - I just purchased the iPhone4 with way better video, we'll have to see if the sound quality is good as well.

I am shocked at the enthusiasm on the sound quality from a group as discriminating and well-informed as all of you - amazing opportunities to capture and share spontaneous moments.

And thanks for the comments on my playing, really put a lift in my step today.

Phil
_________________________
Philip Hotchkiss
Amateur Classical Pianist



Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
69 registered (AndrewJCW, amv256, 15 invisible), 1139 Guests and 25 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75908 Members
42 Forums
156882 Topics
2305123 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
What kind of fingering should I be using for these phrases?
by Jormungandr
Today at 03:04 AM
Mason & Hamlin BB Long distance purchase a few questions
by bigun
Today at 02:26 AM
MY NEW PIANO
by Jvmvidela
Today at 02:14 AM
Here's a Paranoid Question:
by Paul678
Today at 01:19 AM
Are you must always make A4= 440?
by Maximillyan
Today at 12:55 AM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission