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#1662661 - 04/19/11 12:54 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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I haven't made up my mind yet which piece to do. It seems that most want to hear the Metallica piece and I really enjoy playing it. The only thing is that it is the other piece by Fernando Ortega that gives me goosebumps every single time I play it. The Metallica piece does not do this to me even though I love playing it because it it just a really cool piece.

BTW, the Fernando Ortega piece I am referring to is called "I Remember Well" If you want to hear his incredible performance of it you can hear it on www.grooveshark. It is on page 2 of his listings.

So I guess the real question is do I play a cool piece that others like as well or do I play a piece that really, REALLY moves me?

They are both almost ready to go. I am working very hard on adding as much emotion as I possibly can to both as well as making yet another futile attempt at getting the acoustics and recording levels correct.

I'm serious when I say learning a piece is the easiest part. It is getting the acoustics/recording levels accurate that is so difficult.

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#1662699 - 04/19/11 02:36 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: mr_super-hunky
I haven't made up my mind yet which piece to do. It seems that most want to hear the Metallica piece and I really enjoy playing it. The only thing is that it is the other piece by Fernando Ortega that gives me goosebumps every single time I play it. The Metallica piece does not do this to me even though I love playing it because it it just a really cool piece.

BTW, the Fernando Ortega piece I am referring to is called "I Remember Well" If you want to hear his incredible performance of it you can hear it on www.grooveshark. It is on page 2 of his listings.

So I guess the real question is do I play a cool piece that others like as well or do I play a piece that really, REALLY moves me?

They are both almost ready to go. I am working very hard on adding as much emotion as I possibly can to both as well as making yet another futile attempt at getting the acoustics and recording levels correct.

I'm serious when I say learning a piece is the easiest part. It is getting the acoustics/recording levels accurate that is so difficult.


I say do the piece that really moves you (besides , you still "owe me" for the tear jerker, remember?...I'll settle for goosebumps smile )

You can then do the other piece in the May piano bar!!!

ta da! Solution!
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#1662751 - 04/19/11 06:44 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: mr_super-hunky
I haven't made up my mind yet which piece to do. It seems that most want to hear the Metallica piece and I really enjoy playing it. The only thing is that it is the other piece by Fernando Ortega that gives me goosebumps every single time I play it. The Metallica piece does not do this to me even though I love playing it because it it just a really cool piece.



Why not merge them together into a medley - all you really need then is to create a short, smooth transition from one to the other...or would this be too much time/capacity for the system to handle and/or too much push against the red-dot envelope?

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#1662807 - 04/19/11 09:08 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: mr_super-hunky
I haven't made up my mind yet which piece to do. It seems that most want to hear the Metallica piece and I really enjoy playing it. The only thing is that it is the other piece by Fernando Ortega that gives me goosebumps every single time I play it. The Metallica piece does not do this to me even though I love playing it because it it just a really cool piece.

BTW, the Fernando Ortega piece I am referring to is called "I Remember Well" If you want to hear his incredible performance of it you can hear it on www.grooveshark. It is on page 2 of his listings.

So I guess the real question is do I play a cool piece that others like as well or do I play a piece that really, REALLY moves me?

They are both almost ready to go. I am working very hard on adding as much emotion as I possibly can to both as well as making yet another futile attempt at getting the acoustics and recording levels correct.

I'm serious when I say learning a piece is the easiest part. It is getting the acoustics/recording levels accurate that is so difficult.


I say do the piece that really moves you (besides , you still "owe me" for the tear jerker, remember?...I'll settle for goosebumps smile )

You can then do the other piece in the May piano bar!!!

ta da! Solution!


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#1662833 - 04/19/11 10:05 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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YIKES!!!! Time is speeding up and it's all because of this forum!!!! Didn't we just do a recital? smile

It just seems no matter how much I think ahead for the next recital I never really feel ready. Or maybe I'm just becoming more and more self critical the more ricitals I participate in? Hmmm... What I will be playing is a another original that might just be nothing but a Hannonesque finger excercise but I am hoping will be judged as more musical than that.

May the Red Light Blues begin....


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#1662841 - 04/19/11 10:21 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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I just listened to "I remember well" on Rhapsody, super-hunky, and it is beautifully poignant. My vote goes to it.

Peyton, I think you're on to something with that idea of becoming more critical with increasing numbers of recitals. I used to dash off stuff with major bloopers and not worry about it. Now I worry and don't dash. It's probably not a healthy trend!
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#1662928 - 04/19/11 12:50 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Peyton I can't get to your Red Dot Blues... I click and it asks me to log on to Boxnet, but when I do it just takes me to my own page? What am I doing wrong?

Mr. Super Hunky - looks like "I Remember Well" is in the lead smile
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#1662954 - 04/19/11 01:31 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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I went over to the School of Music for my lunchtime piano practice. Set up my recorder and played my piece a few times. On the best take I left out a measure! I've never done that before, honest! At least I never realized it if I did...

Sam

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#1662958 - 04/19/11 01:34 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Sam S]
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Originally Posted By: Sam S
I went over to the School of Music for my lunchtime piano practice. Set up my recorder and played my piece a few times. On the best take I left out a measure! I've never done that before, honest! At least I never realized it if I did...

Sam


ooops!
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#1662985 - 04/19/11 02:14 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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I was gonna participate in the recital, but I might withdraw lol, suppose I should spend my time practicing my scales and then maybe play in the next one, I will still finish the song I was gonna play and post it on this forum, i just dont think i'm good enough yet, on the up side though, I have got to grips with the scales ok, its like, I was blind but now I see smile

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#1663062 - 04/19/11 04:59 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Peyton I can't get to your Red Dot Blues... I click and it asks me to log on to Boxnet, but when I do it just takes me to my own page? What am I doing wrong?

Mr. Super Hunky - looks like "I Remember Well" is in the lead smile


Casinitaly, my bad... I must have gotten the link to my account instead of the song. Here is the correct link... http://www.box.net/shared/l4zgen6tpb
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#1663145 - 04/19/11 06:51 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Wayne32yrs: Please remember that our recitals are not about how good you are but rather how much we see improvemnet in your playing over time.

If you don't provide us with a begining benchmark we will have nothing to compare against. Your in, no excuses!

Casinitaly: I didn't forget about the *tear jerker* IOU. I've been waiting to put a few romantic pieces together but got a little sidetracked after I heard the Fernando Ortega piece as it stole my attention away from everything else.

I've got the perfect piece in mind but it will be just a bit as we are moving in a week and then the piano needs a tuning.

You can charge me interest if you like as I'll gladly pay it with two songs.

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#1663206 - 04/19/11 08:21 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Wayne32 - listen to mr super-hunky. We want to hear your piece - recitals are *way* too much fun, and you're certainly good enough. This is the beginners forum, you know.

Cathy
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#1663268 - 04/19/11 10:34 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Dang it looks like my Metallica vote is losing steam haha oh well I'm sure I'll hear it eventually. Never done a recital myself, each member can only do one piece?
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#1663290 - 04/19/11 11:12 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Yup, one piece per recital, beechcraft409. But the piano bar is unlimited! smile

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#1663406 - 04/20/11 03:10 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Actually you can submit two pieces if they are short and logically connected.

I clearly remember John Frank submitted two a little while back. - complete with excellent side bar information!
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#1663452 - 04/20/11 07:23 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Actually you can submit two pieces if they are short and logically connected.

I clearly remember John Frank submitted two a little while back. - complete with excellent side bar information!


That was two relatively short waltzes in the last Recital - others have done this also - it's commonly called a medley, and ideally there should be some kind of musical transition from one piece to the next - no matter how brief or basic, such that your playing is pretty much continuous - and you'll probably have to compose or improvise this yourself.

Side bar info - excellent or otherwise - is optional smile

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#1663476 - 04/20/11 08:30 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Peyton]
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Originally Posted By: Peyton
YIKES!!!! ...

May the Red Light Blues begin....


Just genius, Peyton, so many truths ... laugh
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#1663520 - 04/20/11 10:33 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Peyton]
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Peyton I can't get to your Red Dot Blues... I click and it asks me to log on to Boxnet, but when I do it just takes me to my own page? What am I doing wrong?

Mr. Super Hunky - looks like "I Remember Well" is in the lead smile


Casinitaly, my bad... I must have gotten the link to my account instead of the song. Here is the correct link... http://www.box.net/shared/l4zgen6tpb


Got it now!

Love it - that's great fun! Thanks!
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#1664192 - 04/21/11 01:56 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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geez again! LOL where does the time go? smile
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#1664405 - 04/21/11 07:23 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly


Got it now!

Love it - that's great fun! Thanks!


Thanks!~ You too Cygan.
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#1664911 - 04/22/11 02:37 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Mr. Super-Hunky I've always loved listening to Fernando Ortega. I Remember Well is a very pretty piece, and I would love to hear you play it:)
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#1664990 - 04/22/11 04:57 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Thanks Augustina. It is a really beautiful piano piece. I'm going to record it in a carpeted smaller room and then again in a large open room with wood floors. I'm eager to hear the outcome between the two.

sidenote: I think I'm at least equall in the pre hype dept with strings & Wood by now and I know I'm not the only shameless poster.

Start pre-pimpin' your piece! lol. Sometimes the buildup and knowing what is happening and going into your piece makes it that much more enjoyable to finally hear.

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#1665092 - 04/22/11 07:37 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Well, my piece was written by a communist in 1932 in one long night of work so that it could be performed the next day...

He would have been out of luck if I had been the first performer. It's taken me much longer than one day to learn it!

Sam

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#1665106 - 04/22/11 08:18 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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sidenote: I think I'm at least equall in the pre hype dept with strings & Wood by now and I know I'm not the only shameless poster.


Ackkk! Is that dust I see ahead?
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#1665271 - 04/23/11 06:48 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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So soon?? I've been working on one but need to move the tempo or it will drag on too long. There are two measures that just are killing me...out of five I get them right twice. Better get to playin
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#1666831 - 04/26/11 11:32 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Less than a week to go until the recital opens.... eek

I give my final exams on May 4 & 6, so I won't be able to put in a lot of time with Red Dot until a few days after that. It's going to be close. Yikes.
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#1666859 - 04/26/11 12:12 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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I've worked mine to death... I'm having to accept the fact that I have writtin something I can't play...

I finally just took one of the recordings as the best I'm going to do and went with it.
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#1666876 - 04/26/11 12:50 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Well, aside from the fact that I'm not quite ready, I am also waiting for my piano to be tuned smile
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#1666974 - 04/26/11 03:22 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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I recorded yesterday and am ready to upload! Since this is my first time, I decided to heed Monica's advice and record early enough to work out any possible difficulties.
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