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#1666976 - 04/26/11 03:24 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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I have to start thinking about what I'll play for you guys... I still haven't decided.
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#1666979 - 04/26/11 03:28 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Teodor]
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I have a date to the party! After much coaxing today, she finally said yes. smile
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#1667012 - 04/26/11 04:51 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Strings & Wood]
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Originally Posted By: Strings & Wood
I have a date to the party! After much coaxing today, she finally said yes. smile


Curiouser and curiouser....
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#1667040 - 04/26/11 05:23 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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#1667065 - 04/26/11 05:53 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Peyton]
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Originally Posted By: Peyton
... I'm having to accept the fact that I have writtin something I can't play...


You're just too creative for your own good - some problem to have laugh But you're in good company - Schubert had the same problem once or twice.

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#1667087 - 04/26/11 06:22 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Teodor]
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I want to be in the recital, looks like too much fun; but, I haven't completed any pieces. frown Guess I'll post what I have in the piano bar in May. Next recital (August, right?) I will have a complete piece to share, hopefully. And by then I can perform it on an actual piano, moving back to Texas in 2 weeks.
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#1667128 - 04/26/11 08:06 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Strings & Wood]
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Originally Posted By: Strings & Wood
I have a date to the party! After much coaxing today, she finally said yes. smile


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#1667297 - 04/27/11 05:52 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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I found a nice little one-page piece by Darius Milhaud. I looked on the excellent new ABF recital index, and saw that Milhaud has yet to feature - I was aiming to find a new (and not too obscure) composer for the list. I wonder how many others will do the same ? I found the piece the weekend before last and recorded it last night so I am keeping it simple this time. It's short and sweet, but I think it's a nice piece and one that not many people will have come across.

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#1667304 - 04/27/11 06:48 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: KeemaNan]
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Originally Posted By: KeemaNan
I found a nice little one-page piece by Darius Milhaud. I looked on the excellent new ABF recital index, and saw that Milhaud has yet to feature - I was aiming to find a new (and not too obscure) composer for the list. I wonder how many others will do the same ? I found the piece the weekend before last and recorded it last night so I am keeping it simple this time. It's short and sweet, but I think it's a nice piece and one that not many people will have come across.


You have piqued my curiosity! I look forward to hearing this. My piece is by a fairly well known composer, but I'm still keeping mum til it is uploaded!
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#1667309 - 04/27/11 07:08 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Originally Posted By: John Frank
Originally Posted By: Peyton
... I'm having to accept the fact that I have writtin something I can't play...


You're just too creative for your own good - some problem to have laugh But you're in good company - Schubert had the same problem once or twice.

JF


Well now I feel better... smile

I remember reading that about Schubert. That must have been frustrating for him. Then again, his definition of "can't play" and mine might be a little different.....


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#1667338 - 04/27/11 08:17 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Peyton]
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I guess this is quite common for classical composers - especially as new music these days tends to be on the virtuosic end of the spectrum. Also, a lot of composers write a lot of their music for instruments they can't even play !

It's an interesting situation though. Maybe you should write yourself an 'ossia' for the tricky bit !

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#1667351 - 04/27/11 08:51 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: KeemaNan]
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Originally Posted By: KeemaNan
I found a nice little one-page piece by Darius Milhaud. I looked on the excellent new ABF recital index, and saw that Milhaud has yet to feature - I was aiming to find a new (and not too obscure) composer for the list. I wonder how many others will do the same ? I found the piece the weekend before last and recorded it last night so I am keeping it simple this time. It's short and sweet, but I think it's a nice piece and one that not many people will have come across.


My piece has also never appeared in an ABF recital. It's a premier! It's also in Eb minor. Add up the flats in that key signature - 6. Maybe that's why it has never appeared in an ABF recital.

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#1667354 - 04/27/11 08:56 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Sam S]
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Originally Posted By: Sam S
My piece has also never appeared in an ABF recital. It's a premier! It's also in Eb minor. Add up the flats in that key signature - 6. Maybe that's why it has never appeared in an ABF recital.

Sam


Perhaps you should count the white keys instead wink
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#1667385 - 04/27/11 10:32 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Interesting thread... smile
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#1667397 - 04/27/11 10:50 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Andy Platt]
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Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
Originally Posted By: Sam S
My piece has also never appeared in an ABF recital. It's a premier! It's also in Eb minor. Add up the flats in that key signature - 6. Maybe that's why it has never appeared in an ABF recital.

Sam


Perhaps you should count the white keys instead wink


It's easier to count the black keys - there are fewer of them. And they are easier to play on, since they are sticking up with space in between. Surely that's why composers write in such odd keys.

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#1667405 - 04/27/11 11:10 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Well I finally got a fairly decent recording of my piece yesterday and let me tell you that when it comes to recording, digitals have an EXTREME advantage. No mic placement or acoustics to deal with.

Is that really such a big deal?.....YES!

As I've said in an earlier post, I can perform my piece pretty good. That's not the problem.

The challenge is how incredibly different just subtle mic placement changes make as well as room acoustics.

Just having the lid partly open, halfway open and fully open make a huge difference in sound. Then there is the mic placement. On the music shelf, on a chair 3 feet away, 5 feet away, 10 feet away, left side, right side. It all makes a BIG difference.

Then there is the compatibility of the instrument and the room it is in. Big piano in a small room just doesn't work out. Small piano in a big room is better.

I've taken many-O-jabs at digitals over the years but I must say when it comes to recording ease they just can't be beat.

I love my mighty Mason acoustic but getting the recording acoustics/mic placement worked out seems to be a never ending challenge. Oh, here's another thing. Once you think you finally have everything worked out and have everything positioned and placed right.......it will change when you play a different type of tune and then you can start all over again!!

It may be easier to just pull your hair out from the start whilst sounding off every possible swear word you can think of just to get it over with. I'm just sayin'.

I am happy to report that I finally have a good recording with NO CLIPPING (for once) and it only took me 6 hours to come up with it.

[p.s, my hair should grow back as I didn't rip the roots out!]

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#1667409 - 04/27/11 11:17 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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roflmao mr s-h... omg I know where you've been and I just gave up in my small room. But now that I'm working part time at a Piano store and have access to all the digitals... I just might have to jump back in.

now you know the advantage of really short hair.


btw,
mr s-h, I think I have a lead on your New Boat
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#1667418 - 04/27/11 11:34 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Haha. Been there and done that Les. I used to own a Warlock catamaran boat in the 90's. It burned nearly 40 galls of fuel per hour x full day of boating = going broke!

Spending stupid money on gas was just a total waste from many different angles and I was happy to sell it.

Now of course I ride a motorized surfboard (Craigcat) which only burns one gallon of fuel per hour at full throttle and the *pucker factor* can't be beat. I even tow it with a little VW Jetta since the boat only weighs around 300 lbs.

Here is a pic taken last year on the nearby colorado river (Topock gorge) between Laughlin NV and Lake Havasu AZ.


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#1667453 - 04/27/11 12:33 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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ahhhh it's already that time. I thought it's in May. Well, it's almost in May, geesh.. I haven't memorized my piece yet and you folks had to put up with my harsh page turning sound in addition to full of mistakes sprinkled throughout the piece. well, may be it's still premature to play.. hope those ice cream trucks won't come when i'm recording.. don't you think something always happens when you thought you have made a decent recording?
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#1667500 - 04/27/11 02:20 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Until last night, I didn't think I would be able to play my piece. Now I have hope--I might be able to play it at 106 without catastrophe (120 is the goal). I don't think I'll have time to bring the interlude up to speed, but at least I should have the rowdy, punk-rock part (as much as the 1840's can be punk rock--maybe a romantic version of Bad Brains meets Bad Religion?). This piece has been WAY, WAY harder than I expected. (he thinks to himself, 'maybe those difficulty ratings mean something after all')

After this, I am definitely going to pick on pieces that are my own size!
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#1667882 - 04/28/11 07:35 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Love the confidence (aka pre recital hype) some of you demonstrate! My piece is Berceuse...BUT which Berceuse you ask. Wait for more clues to this lovely lullaby. I'll tape it this weekend perhaps.
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#1667898 - 04/28/11 08:26 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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I am happy to report that I finally have a good recording with NO CLIPPING (for once) and it only took me 6 hours to come up with it.

[p.s, my hair should grow back as I didn't rip the roots out!]

laugh



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The challenge is how incredibly different just subtle mic placement changes make as well as room acoustics.

Just having the lid partly open, halfway open and fully open make a huge difference in sound. Then there is the mic placement. On the music shelf, on a chair 3 feet away, 5 feet away, 10 feet away, left side, right side. It all makes a BIG difference.



This time I went with the lid fully open and mic about ten feet away and six feet up. Mic gain was set to high. It does give you a different sound.
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#1668355 - 04/29/11 02:35 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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I recorded my piece about a month ago, and am currently working on my next piece. This is what I do now, saves the last minute hassle.

To overcome the red dot syndrome, when I think my piece is ready, I turn on the recorder and play the piece 3-4 times. If it's not up to scratch then I come back a week later and try it again, and keep on doing this, usually for 3-4 weeks. By then I usually have one take that is good enough smile
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#1668378 - 04/29/11 04:19 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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unlike me then lol, I avnt recorded anything yet, not even sure what Im gonna play smile

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#1668404 - 04/29/11 07:10 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: hawgdriver]
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Originally Posted By: hawgdriver
Until last night, I didn't think I would be able to play my piece. Now I have hope--I might be able to play it at 106 without catastrophe (120 is the goal). I don't think I'll have time to bring the interlude up to speed, but at least I should have the rowdy, punk-rock part (as much as the 1840's can be punk rock--maybe a romantic version of Bad Brains meets Bad Religion?). This piece has been WAY, WAY harder than I expected. (he thinks to himself, 'maybe those difficulty ratings mean something after all')

After this, I am definitely going to pick on pieces that are my own size!



I'm looking forward to hearing it Hawgdriver! I loved the Chopin piece you played last time.
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#1668442 - 04/29/11 09:35 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Considering that I have last-minute failed to enter into the last two recitals, I'm not making any promises, but I'm going to try to record Bydlo from Pictures at an Exhibition. Otherwise I'll probably upload the Chopin Prelude (no. 15) I wanted to upload last time but failed to because I thought the deadline was a day later.
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#1668470 - 04/29/11 10:37 AM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Well, I think I got a decent recording of my Chopin waltz for the recital a couple of days ago. I haven't yet had the chance to listen to it to hear how bad the flubs were. They seemed fairly minimal at the time, but my mind is usually in another place when recording and my memories are usually far from reality! crazy
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#1668542 - 04/29/11 12:36 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: BenPiano]
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Originally Posted By: BenPiano
Well, I think I got a decent recording of my Chopin waltz for the recital a couple of days ago.


Ha! I've heard your "decent" recordings before in any number of threads and they've always been several cuts above decent - sort of like saying that Secretariat could move along the racetrack at a "timely clip" or an "acceptable pace" laugh

Looking forward to hearing the Chopin waltz.

JF
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#1668605 - 04/29/11 02:50 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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when is the deadline then for the recital? and where do I send the link and info of my vid to?

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#1668630 - 04/29/11 03:35 PM Re: One Month to the Eagerly Awaited Quarterly Recital Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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^^^ moo!
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