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#1836173 - 02/01/12 02:12 AM Mendelssohn - Venetian Gondola Song on Computer Keyboard
Rupak Bhattacharya Offline
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Registered: 10/31/11
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This composition is so mesmerizing that I couldn't resist myself from learning and playing this, even though I can't read sheet music and I don't have a keyboard :P I learned it myself using Synthesia with a midi file and managed to play on laptop with everything (keyboard, midi cable piano sound)'virtual'! Anyway, I just love this song and dream of playing it on a 'actual' piano. Comments appreciated.


Edited by Rupak Bhattacharya (02/01/12 02:15 AM)

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#1836498 - 02/01/12 12:57 PM Re: Mendelssohn - Venetian Gondola Song on Computer Keyboard [Re: Rupak Bhattacharya]
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Rupak,

Is this real? I've never seen anything like it.

I suggest you post this to the "Members Recordings - Pianist Corner" forum in "Pianist Corner". Lots of classical folks there who would be interested in hearing this.

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#1836899 - 02/02/12 12:58 AM Re: Mendelssohn - Venetian Gondola Song on Computer Keyboard [Re: beet31425]
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Jason,

Thank you very much for your comment! Of course it's real. There may be some sync problem between the video and the audio, also the video frame rate is slow. You have to watch a bit carefully. Also, the major proof is that there is no velocity control simply because it's computer keyboard smile Though I tried hard at the end of this song to emphasis by increasing the volume, still there is no expression. Anyway I tried hard to just follow the correct notes.

Thanks a lot once again. I'll certainly post it to Pianist Corner.

P.S.: I posted another video on 'moonlight sonata on computer keyboard'. That was my first try. You can check that also.

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#1837483 - 02/02/12 09:43 PM Re: Mendelssohn - Venetian Gondola Song on Computer Keyboard [Re: Rupak Bhattacharya]
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Dude, I know what you must have gone through to do this, I will follow you over to pianists corner and demand that someone buys you a keyboard.

You deserve it, that is a staggering achievement.

I have used a computer keyboard in ableton to program a few notes, but this takes the biscuit.

If you are this dedicated, imagine what you can achieve on a real keyboard.
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#1837631 - 02/03/12 01:06 AM Re: Mendelssohn - Venetian Gondola Song on Computer Keyboard [Re: Rostosky]
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Thank you very much for your encouraging comment. In a word, I've got my rewards after receiving so many encouragements from all of you. But, I think I'm still don't deserve an expensive keyboard for now, because I'm currently doing my Ph.D. in Physics and that's why I'm afraid about how much time I can dedicate to piano learning smile Anyway, thanks a lot.

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#1837670 - 02/03/12 02:31 AM Re: Mendelssohn - Venetian Gondola Song on Computer Keyboard [Re: Rupak Bhattacharya]
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Listening to this and watching how you've done it has been a revelatory and very humbling experience. Hats off to you, Rupak! *claps hands furiously*

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#1837680 - 02/03/12 02:57 AM Re: Mendelssohn - Venetian Gondola Song on Computer Keyboard [Re: Rupak Bhattacharya]
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Rupak,once you have a keyboard you will have more time!!! It will be easier playing it than your laptop !!
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#1837946 - 02/03/12 12:41 PM Re: Mendelssohn - Venetian Gondola Song on Computer Keyboard [Re: Enjru]
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Originally Posted By: Enjru
Listening to this and watching how you've done it has been a revelatory and very humbling experience. Hats off to you, Rupak! *claps hands furiously*

Thank you very much!

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#1972324 - 10/12/12 02:05 PM Re: Mendelssohn - Venetian Gondola Song on Computer Keyboard [Re: Rupak Bhattacharya]
MusicaMusique Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rupak Bhattacharya


This composition is so mesmerizing that I couldn't resist myself from learning and playing this, even though I can't read sheet music and I don't have a keyboard :P I learned it myself using Synthesia with a midi file and managed to play on laptop with everything (keyboard, midi cable piano sound)'virtual'! Anyway, I just love this song and dream of playing it on a 'actual' piano. Comments appreciated.


How amazing, I have never thought that even just a PC keyboard could do so wonderful music. Thanks for sharing!!
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#1972327 - 10/12/12 02:09 PM Re: Mendelssohn - Venetian Gondola Song on Computer Keyboard [Re: Enjru]
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Originally Posted By: Enjru
Listening to this and watching how you've done it has been a revelatory and very humbling experience. Hats off to you, Rupak! *claps hands furiously*

I agree laugh
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#1972629 - 10/13/12 06:32 AM Re: Mendelssohn - Venetian Gondola Song on Computer Keyboard [Re: MusicaMusique]
Rupak Bhattacharya Offline
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Thanks a lot, MM smile

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