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#1974340 - 10/17/12 12:05 AM Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread?
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Isn't anyone besides me thinking about this yet?
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#1974342 - 10/17/12 12:12 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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It's right - here!

Yea, I've got a couple of options. I think this will be as ready as I've ever been for a recital (knock on wood). I have two pieces from the turn of the *last* century that I've been practicing/playing for a couple of months. One is almost at speed (the one I really had planned) and the other is pretty much at tempo, so one of them should work.

But I don't plan on recording until maybe a week before the recital, because I have a dance camp and a band gig the two weekends before, and I want all of that out of the way so I can relax.

But I'm looking forward to it.

Cathy
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#1974356 - 10/17/12 01:23 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Originally Posted By: MaryBee
Isn't anyone besides me thinking about this yet?


Oh, yeah!! What originally started as a straightforward pop ballad has morphed into an amalgamation of styles, tempos, and techniques, a few very new to me, not to mention all the work I still have to do on the vocal while playing thru most of it. Also, last week my voice teacher asked me to start working on an arrangement for another song for a performance she’s organized at nursing home the week before Christmas. I’m wondering how I’m going to pull it all off.:)

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#1974368 - 10/17/12 02:39 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I was wondering and watching for this thread too - glad you took the initiative MaryBee!

I was really slow off the mark getting rolling for this recital. In part because of being away from home for 5 weeks over the summer, in part because of not having my teacher, in part with the excitment of getting a new teacher..... But! Things have settled down and I am polishing up a piece I learned a while back, but want to improve upon, and a charming little new piece - both very short.

My new teacher is getting me to approach my pieces from a different perspective. I suppose had I stayed with my former teacher we would be at this point now too, but who knows. I am enjoying the change and am very fired up about my music these days!

Looking forward to hearing all the submissions!
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#1974385 - 10/17/12 03:28 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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If my left wrist holds up, I may try to get a good recording of Melodie for this. It would be my first recital entry...

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#1974393 - 10/17/12 04:01 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryAnn]
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Originally Posted By: MaryAnn
If my left wrist holds up, I may try to get a good recording of Melodie for this. It would be my first recital entry...


Melodie in F? And it's a great experience - you should join in the fun!

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#1974422 - 10/17/12 07:02 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I haven't been recording myself for a while now, but I think it's time to see if there is anything I can play from beginning to end with the red dot glowing beside me.

Sorry for you, but it will be something from Alfred's book 2 - again. If I make it.
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#1974425 - 10/17/12 07:15 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I didn't any record since the last recital... I've been practicing a lot and I tried new approaches to pieces of my repertoire.

My last "madness" was to pick up a melody of Einaudi and invent some variations. Maybe I'll do a recording and send it to this recital.
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#1974429 - 10/17/12 07:43 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I'm finally learning some Chopin Preludes. I'm a little shy about presenting them in a recital though - everybody knows them and plays them! It's much easier to play something more obscure for the recital.

Sam

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#1974561 - 10/17/12 01:27 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Originally Posted By: MaryBee
Isn't anyone besides me thinking about this yet?


LOL, I was just thinking about this too, and was going to start this thread...but...you've beaten me to the punch.

I actually already have a (very submittable) recording that I just did yesterday. grin

First time ever, but then again, I haven't done too much piano-wise this year, and this is my first recording in a year.

What was funny was that I recorded it on a whim just to see how I'd do with the red dot. Lots of screaming (kids) in the background but I was quite pleased with how it turned out..lol. I'm about to get super busy this next month so I'm seriously contemplating just submitting this take. That would be a first as well.
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#1974592 - 10/17/12 02:17 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Originally Posted By: MaryBee
Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread?


Yep, appears to be right here now and thanks for starting.

I for one, am very pumped about this one. I've been working like crazy on two Bach Preludes (no 2, no 4) from the collection of 6 little preludes. I liken this to two movements of one Symphony, so hope I am not stretching the rules or anything. They are both relatively short.

I took these on (No. 4 at first) to work on improving my reading. But, it is way beyond my reading level. So, have just managed to learn it and put it straight to memory. No. 2 is a little closer to my reading ability. But nope, once it is up to tempo, not working either. So, both will be completely memorized.

My greatest concern, is that these are going to be very tough to get a completely clean take of. Particularly no. 4. But, I'm looking forward to giving it my best shot and will be ready.

Much looking forward to it and in listening to all the other entries.
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#1974606 - 10/17/12 02:43 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I know what I'm going to submit. Now, there's only the minor issue of getting it recorded. Ah, can't be too difficult, right?!
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#1974609 - 10/17/12 02:46 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Sam S]
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Originally Posted By: Sam S
I'm finally learning some Chopin Preludes. I'm a little shy about presenting them in a recital though - everybody knows them and plays them! It's much easier to play something more obscure for the recital.Sam


I thought that before submitting the E minor last time but, you know, we're all pretty accepting. Bonus marks if it's not number 4, number 7, number 15 or number 20 though wink

P.S. I'll submit number 20 sometime so no bonus marks for me!
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#1974619 - 10/17/12 03:17 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Andy Platt]
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Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
Originally Posted By: Sam S
I'm finally learning some Chopin Preludes. I'm a little shy about presenting them in a recital though - everybody knows them and plays them! It's much easier to play something more obscure for the recital.Sam


I thought that before submitting the E minor last time but, you know, we're all pretty accepting. Bonus marks if it's not number 4, number 7, number 15 or number 20 though wink

P.S. I'll submit number 20 sometime so no bonus marks for me!


It's either 9 or 15. 15 (the "Raindrop") has definitely been overdone in the recitals. But looking through the index I don't see 9 anywhere. So it just might be #9.

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#1974812 - 10/17/12 07:16 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Andy Platt]
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Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
I know what I'm going to submit. Now, there's only the minor issue of getting it recorded. Ah, can't be too difficult, right?!


[laughs hysterically]

I'm in the same spot. I've been swamped with sandwich generation stuff (kids, father in law, etc.) the past few months, so I only have one piece that's ready to record. Y'all are going to have to hear the relentless 3-against-2 polyrhythms of Philip Glass's "Opening" whether you want to or not. wink But first I have to get the piano tuned and conquer the Red Dot.
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#1974814 - 10/17/12 07:17 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: CarlosCC]
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Originally Posted By: CarlosCC
My last "madness" was to pick up a melody of Einaudi and invent some variations. Maybe I'll do a recording and send it to this recital.


Ooh ooh ooh! I vote you do this! And I'll admit to great curiosity as to what this Einaudi melody is. "I giorni", perhaps???
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#1974834 - 10/17/12 07:47 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I'm going to do Part two to my Message From Space. I love doing this stuff because I can say every mistake was intentional. I play one part with my elbow! "I meant to do that!" smile
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#1974856 - 10/17/12 08:49 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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jotur -- that's great that you already have your piece(s) almost ready.
Starr Keys -- with both the piano and singing, you have twice the work of most of us.
cas -- it's so much fun to go back to a piece that has been set aside for a while. I think it makes it easier to more deeply understand it.
MaryAnn -- Is that Schumann's "Melodie"? That's a pretty piece. Hope your wrist lets you do this!
sinophilia -- go for it, even if it's not perfect. The more you record yourself, the easier it will become.
Carlos -- well, someone has to do Einaudi, and it doesn't look like it's going to be Monica this time.
Sam -- I understand your reluctance of playing an often-performed piece. When I was planning on playing the Moonlight Sonata for one recital, I looked on your recital index to see if it was the most-performed piece. I can't remember now if it was, but it was definitely in the top 5. My teacher convinced me to do it, though, by telling me that no one else had ever played it exactly as I would.
CebuKid -- I know who's going to be in at #1! (Screaming kids could make it interesting.)
Greener -- I think that's a great idea to play two of the Preludes. I did a group of three Gnossiennes for one recital, and I have plans to do a group of Bach Inventions sometime (but not this time).
Andy -- I'm sure you'll get something wonderful recorded.
Monica -- didn't you retire recently? You should have more time to devote to this stuff. Ha ha… all my retired friends tell me differently, though.
Peyton -- yes! I loved your first Message From Space. Can't wait to hear the second part.

I'm going to submit an over-played piece this time too. But the point of learning it was to work on interpretation and expression, so I'm hoping to be able to call this particular performance of it my own. Now, off to Sam's recital index to see how many times it has actually been played in our recitals...
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#1974864 - 10/17/12 09:11 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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just curious, what constitutes "submittable" for the purposes of the recital?

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#1974867 - 10/17/12 09:17 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I'm going to try to submit a level 1 performance piece, if, I can get it ready at the same time as Satie! I have been working on it for awhile so hopefully I can polish it up by then. smile
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#1974872 - 10/17/12 09:31 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Sam S - Oh, please don't start making those of us behind you feel bad for submitting oft-played pieces! I suspect that every piece I play is on that list. smile

Hmmm, I've got to polish something if I'm going to submit... I've got a Clementi sonatina movement and two short Schumann things (from "Album for the Young"... Hey, maybe MaryAnn and I can make it a Schumann-fest!) to choose from, since Fur Elise won't be ready until some distant, distant recital in 2013 (if I'm lucky)...
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#1974898 - 10/17/12 10:18 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Bobpickle]
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Originally Posted By: Bobpickle
Melodie in F? And it's a great experience - you should join in the fun!

I meant Schumann's Melodie from Album for the Young. It sounds like I should check out this other Melodie (though perhaps not for the recital) :-)

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#1974911 - 10/17/12 10:40 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Valencia]
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Originally Posted By: Valencia
just curious, what constitutes "submittable" for the purposes of the recital?


The goal of the recital is to provide a snapshot of where you are in your piano journey at the time of the recital. So basically anything is "submittable," as long as it's your own playing.
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#1975027 - 10/18/12 05:37 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Originally Posted By: CarlosCC
My last "madness" was to pick up a melody of Einaudi and invent some variations. Maybe I'll do a recording and send it to this recital.

Ooh ooh ooh! I vote you do this! And I'll admit to great curiosity as to what this Einaudi melody is. "I giorni", perhaps???


Sorry Monika, but it's not "I giorni".

It's a much easier and short melody. I took the melody of "Canzone Popolare (1500 ca.)" from The Best of Ludovico Einaudi book, and I did some variations using similar chords. It's nothing serious, It's just a "game" I decided to do and it's not yet finished.
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#1975029 - 10/18/12 05:51 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I'm planning on Beethoven Rondo Op51#2 - but it's going to have 'rough spots'.
I started it 23 years ago but my teacher declared it to be "Not interesting enough" so I moved on leaving it unfinished...

...fast forward all those years and the music bubbled up in a pile I was looking for, so I figured I'd see if I could pick up where I left off.

It may not be the most dramatic or sophisticated piece Beethoven wrote, but I'm beginning to like it and it's kind of a bit of a Beethoven warm up before I try and brutally hack through the Pathetique 1st movement and do terrible damage to listeners ears and my ego.


Not sure what daughter will play - we'll see what's best suited to a performance when We get time to do some recording.
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#1975085 - 10/18/12 09:02 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: bessel]
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Originally Posted By: bessel
Sam S - Oh, please don't start making those of us behind you feel bad for submitting oft-played pieces! I suspect that every piece I play is on that list. smile

Hmmm, I've got to polish something if I'm going to submit... I've got a Clementi sonatina movement and two short Schumann things (from "Album for the Young"... Hey, maybe MaryAnn and I can make it a Schumann-fest!) to choose from, since Fur Elise won't be ready until some distant, distant recital in 2013 (if I'm lucky)...


How did I miss this earlier. A Schumann fest! *swoon* I can do 1 and maybe 5 (Stuckchen) in a pinch, but no. 16 (erster verlust) will never be ready. Which ones would you do?

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#1975113 - 10/18/12 10:50 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I'm pretty sure there's no way I will get the piano tuned and have something decent in time for this one.
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#1975114 - 10/18/12 11:00 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Monica K.]
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Thanks Monica. smile Sounds like fun, though I don't know if I am brave enough to submit anything this next round. My pieces are all (always) in such a middle stage. Plus my recording set-up is not great. We'll see....

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#1975222 - 10/18/12 02:09 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryAnn]
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Originally Posted By: bessel
Sam S - Oh, please don't start making those of us behind you feel bad for submitting oft-played pieces! I suspect that every piece I play is on that list. smile

Hmmm, I've got to polish something if I'm going to submit... I've got a Clementi sonatina movement and two short Schumann things (from "Album for the Young"... Hey, maybe MaryAnn and I can make it a Schumann-fest!) to choose from, since Fur Elise won't be ready until some distant, distant recital in 2013 (if I'm lucky)...


How did I miss this earlier. A Schumann fest! *swoon* I can do 1 and maybe 5 (Stuckchen) in a pinch, but no. 16 (erster verlust) will never be ready. Which ones would you do?



MaryAnn -

I should be able to do "The Happy Farmer, Returning from Work" (#10) and "Wild Horseman" (#8)... the latter needs some polishing on the part where the left hand carries the melody, but I think I can manage it in time...

We have a miracle of no-overlap... We should go for it, and maybe we could even submit next to eachother and force everyone to listen to a long block of Schumann. smile Whaddya say?
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#1975439 - 10/18/12 10:40 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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This time I'm going to finally make good on an old promise and play a re-arranged cover version of Metallicas 'Nothing Else Matters'.

While this is a hard rock piece, my piano version some how is more of a ballad. It is extremely fun to play and is literally up and down the entire keyboard throughout much of the piece.

I may even attempt a video if I get some time. I managed to bust the ears off my backhoe bucket today and need to spend the next few days heating and beating the twisted parts back into submission.

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#1975475 - 10/19/12 12:17 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: bessel]
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Originally Posted By: bessel
MaryAnn -

I should be able to do "The Happy Farmer, Returning from Work" (#10) and "Wild Horseman" (#8)... the latter needs some polishing on the part where the left hand carries the melody, but I think I can manage it in time...

We have a miracle of no-overlap... We should go for it, and maybe we could even submit next to eachother and force everyone to listen to a long block of Schumann. smile Whaddya say?


Sounds like a plan. I can almost definitely get Melodie (#1) recorded in time. If my left wrist stays injury free, I should be able to record Stuckchen in time as well (#5). I'll keep in touch...

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#1975476 - 10/19/12 12:23 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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"Nothing Else Matters (But the Ears on My Backhoe Bucket)" - sounds like a recital piece to me smile

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#1975671 - 10/19/12 11:52 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryAnn]
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Originally Posted By: MaryAnn
Originally Posted By: bessel
MaryAnn -

I should be able to do "The Happy Farmer, Returning from Work" (#10) and "Wild Horseman" (#8)... the latter needs some polishing on the part where the left hand carries the melody, but I think I can manage it in time...

We have a miracle of no-overlap... We should go for it, and maybe we could even submit next to eachother and force everyone to listen to a long block of Schumann. smile Whaddya say?


Sounds like a plan. I can almost definitely get Melodie (#1) recorded in time. If my left wrist stays injury free, I should be able to record Stuckchen in time as well (#5). I'll keep in touch...


Great! Good luck with your wrist, I hope it stays well...
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#1975673 - 10/19/12 11:53 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: jotur]
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Originally Posted By: jotur
"Nothing Else Matters (But the Ears on My Backhoe Bucket)" - sounds like a recital piece to me smile

Cathy


Or was it "Heating and Beating My Twisted Ears"?
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#1976253 - 10/20/12 12:25 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Last lesson my teacher gave the 'finished' sign on a piece so that will be the one for this time smile Just made a few pretty acceptable recordings. Maybe I will give it another try next week with a bit more speed

>Now, there's only the minor issue of getting it recorded. Ah, can't be too difficult, right?!

Wrong! Making a good recording is an art, don't underestimate it! You need good mics, good recorder, a good piano in a good sounding room, etc you get the picture!
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#1976560 - 10/21/12 01:23 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Sam S]
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Originally Posted By: Sam S
I'm finally learning some Chopin Preludes. I'm a little shy about presenting them in a recital though - everybody knows them and plays them! It's much easier to play something more obscure for the recital.

Sam


Sam, I'm sure whatever you present will be awesome. Just do it!

Meanwhile my piece, I think, is fairly obscure and short grin

On a side note, Sam, you've inspired me to pursue Mendelssohn, and I'm diligently working on that. smile
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#1976624 - 10/21/12 06:34 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: BenPiano]
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On a side note, Sam, you've inspired me to pursue Mendelssohn, and I'm diligently working on that. smile


Mendelssohn is a great training ground. They are wonderful pieces by themselves, but they also teach you so much. Many times in my lessons I will be struggling with something difficult, and my teacher will say, "The technique you use here is just like that Mendelssohn piece that you did."

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#1977769 - 10/23/12 10:25 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Oh boy! I got my piano tuned today, and my Glass piece is as good as I'm going to get it. Now all I need is a few hours of peace and quiet to attempt a recording... but that's not gonna happen until next week sometime.
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#1977895 - 10/24/12 07:59 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I'm kind of excited. I've been working on this composition for six months and even had a video in mind for the piece. I recorded it last week and finished the video a few days ago. It's almost ten minutes long so I broke my first rule, keep it short and sweet. So I probably lost half the listeners right there. Ah well.... but I really like this one. I just can't figure out if it's Jazz, Philip Glass or what.
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#1977898 - 10/24/12 08:08 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Sam S]
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Originally Posted By: Sam S
Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
Originally Posted By: Sam S
I'm finally learning some Chopin Preludes. I'm a little shy about presenting them in a recital though - everybody knows them and plays them! It's much easier to play something more obscure for the recital.Sam


I thought that before submitting the E minor last time but, you know, we're all pretty accepting. Bonus marks if it's not number 4, number 7, number 15 or number 20 though wink

P.S. I'll submit number 20 sometime so no bonus marks for me!


It's either 9 or 15. 15 (the "Raindrop") has definitely been overdone in the recitals. But looking through the index I don't see 9 anywhere. So it just might be #9.

Sam


Sam, I don't think we could ever get too much "Raindrop". If you have it down I'd vote for that one.
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#1977949 - 10/24/12 10:03 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Peyton]
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Sam, I don't think we could ever get too much "Raindrop". If you have it down I'd vote for that one.


Thanks Peyton. It's at the 90% mark - that last 10% is tough. I can play it, just not consistently. But I will play it for my teacher's real live recital in November.

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#1977980 - 10/24/12 11:39 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I have begun working on an interesting arrangement of Be Thou My Vision that I hope to be able to record and submit in time. The notes aren't that difficult, but getting the expression and dynamics right is a bit tricky.
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#1977990 - 10/24/12 12:02 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: TX-Dennis]
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I have begun working on an interesting arrangement of Be Thou My Vision that I hope to be able to record and submit in time. The notes aren't that difficult, but getting the expression and dynamics right is a bit tricky.


I hope so too, Dennis. Glad, you are IN this round.

I'm going out on a limb this time and have professional recording studio booked from 9-12 next Tuesday. A friend of mine was able secure this at reasonable off hour rates. I'm going for it to see how it works out. Only since I have put so much into these pieces and they will be among the top of my game. So, IF, I can get a clean recording, they will be keepsake and of use beyond just the recital. At least that is the hope.

Apparently it is a Beckstein concert grand, so getting accustomed to the action may be an issue. Fall back is my lowly 40" console, but not as much pressure for the recording takes of course. Maybe I will end up with one of each.

Already getting goose bumps about it all.
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#1978055 - 10/24/12 02:29 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Greener]
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Originally Posted By: Greener
Originally Posted By: TX-Dennis
I have begun working on an interesting arrangement of Be Thou My Vision that I hope to be able to record and submit in time. The notes aren't that difficult, but getting the expression and dynamics right is a bit tricky.


I hope so too, Dennis. Glad, you are IN this round.

I'm going out on a limb this time and have professional recording studio booked from 9-12 next Tuesday. A friend of mine was able secure this at reasonable off hour rates. I'm going for it to see how it works out. Only since I have put so much into these pieces and they will be among the top of my game. So, IF, I can get a clean recording, they will be keepsake and of use beyond just the recital. At least that is the hope.

Apparently it is a Beckstein concert grand, so getting accustomed to the action may be an issue. Fall back is my lowly 40" console, but not as much pressure for the recording takes of course. Maybe I will end up with one of each.

Already getting goose bumps about it all.



Wow! You are renting a recording studio!? It will be really interesting to hear how it sounds. I am curious to know what their mic set up is going to be. If you don't mind could you make a note of what kind of mics they use and how they are situated?

Good luck!!
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#1978057 - 10/24/12 02:38 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Greener, that sounds great! Looking forward to it.

Never heard of Beckstein though. Are you sure it is not a Bechstein (H instead of K)?

Also this sounds like the ultimate red-dot syndrome test... You can cope well with the normal red-dot syndrome?
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#1978183 - 10/24/12 07:26 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: wouter79]
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Originally Posted By: Peyton

I am curious to know what their mic set up is going to be. If you don't mind could you make a note of what kind of mics they use and how they are situated?


Good point, Peyton. I will make note of this and will report back what I find out. From what I understand so far, we will be using 3 mics. There are also two more room mics available that we will not be using. Michael (my buddy doing the recording) seems to think the room mics are over kill. I'm taking his lead on this of course, as I know nothing about it and fully trusting of his advice.

Originally Posted By: wouter79

Are you sure it is not a Bechstein (H instead of K)?


Yes, you are probably right, Wouter. All I know for sure is that it is a BIG piano.

Originally Posted By: wouter79

Also this sounds like the ultimate red-dot syndrome test... You can cope well with the normal red-dot syndrome?


No, actually now that you mention it, I don't deal with it very well at all. But this is helpful. Thanks for the reminder laugh

Also, I seem to have acquired an acute case of finger arthritis of late. Perhaps the 8 hours per day of practicing quavers at 150 bbm is having a detrimental effect. I honestly don't think I could play a C major scale evenly at 60 bbm tonight if my life depended on it.

I think I may need to consult my practice couch before I venture into this. I also think I may require a couple of weeks of rehabilitation therapy after next Tuesday.

Thanks for the best wishes, though. If nothing else, I think this will be fun to try and is not costing much.
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#1978194 - 10/24/12 08:13 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I have to pass this this time too. The work is a bit crazy lately. I am still up (1:18 AM) writing annual reviews and catching up with my Phoenix projects during my business trip in UK. This is not good at all. I think I need to make change in my life...
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#1978218 - 10/24/12 09:02 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Greener, what are you playing?
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#1978238 - 10/24/12 09:38 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Peyton]
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Greener, what are you playing?


Bach little preludes No 2. (BWV-934) and No 4 (BWV-936)

The no. 2 I am not so worried about. The first focus of the recording time will be no. 4 and if still time for no. 2., great. Else, I will do no 2 on my own at home, which is fine.

I was exaggerating a little on the practice time. I've been told before that you can often take much of what I say and divide by 10 to get a more accurate reflection of reality. smile

My hands ARE sore though and very stiff today ... and that is no joke.

Any advice? Perhaps I do need a breather for a day or two as the pieces are otherwise, quite well rehearsed.
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#1978384 - 10/25/12 07:39 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Greener, exaggerations aside, it really sounds to me like you may be over-doing the practice. Seriously. If your hands are that sore you should probably back off before you do real damage.

Are you a music student?
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#1978445 - 10/25/12 11:27 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Peyton]
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Seriously. If your hands are that sore you should probably back off before you do real damage.


They're a bit better today. But that was before I went straight back at it ... smile

I think you are right though and will take a bit of a rest. I can't imagine doing permanent damage, though. I used to get this Carpal Tunnel stuff from my employees once in a while, and I always figured they were just snowing me to try and get out of work. I guess I wasn't a very compassionate Manager. Perhaps there is something in it ... oh well, too late for them laugh

"Are you a music student?"

I guess so. I don't have a teacher though, if that is what you mean. Well actually my teacher now is Piano World and particularly the ABF study threads. I am learning lots and also getting practice coaching when I ask for it. This is actually where I came across these pieces in the first place.


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#1978449 - 10/25/12 11:44 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I thought that with all that practice you may be a music school student... smile


But you do hear of pianists damaging their hands sometimes but probably more from improper practice than just too much playing. I know I have strained certain fingers in the past when playing something over and over. To the point where I really had to stop playing for a few days it hurt so bad. Then you hear of someone like Keith Emerson that hurt his hand so bad he had to stop playing for years. He still doesn't have the old chops back.
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#1978902 - 10/26/12 01:15 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I'm guessing there will be lots of attempted recording going on this weekend.

Here's my question: I have never tried to record a grand before. Now that I have a "new" grand piano, where do I put my one-and-only microphone?

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#1978943 - 10/26/12 02:57 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Sam S]
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Originally Posted By: Sam S
I'm guessing there will be lots of attempted recording going on this weekend.

Here's my question: I have never tried to record a grand before. Now that I have a "new" grand piano, where do I put my one-and-only microphone?

Sam


Sam, I'm sure you will get some different answers but I have had the most success by mounting them (I use stereo mics) about 18 inches over the strings near the front. Not too close or you get damper noise. But I would play around with it until you get the sound you like.

I think recording piano has got to be one of the tougher things to record well. That's why I was wondering how Greener would have it done at the professional recording studio. I've seen some pretty elaborate setups with mics in the corners and hanging from the ceiling.
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#1978944 - 10/26/12 02:57 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Where can I get more info about the recitals? (rules, guidelines, etc). I have a few things I could maybe submit, would be a fun experience! Thanks!

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#1979095 - 10/26/12 08:35 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Welcome to the forum, Jared!

The main recital website address is:

http://recitals.pianoworld.com/

Although it is not open for submissions just yet, it describes the history of the recitals and explains the submission process, so you can get a head start on getting something ready.

Another absolutely wonderful resource is Sam's Recital Index, which organizes all the past recitals and lets you see and listen to all the past submissions.

On November 1, or maybe late on Oct. 31, I will open a thread entitled "Recital #28 -- Call for Submissions." That lets you know the recital website is ready for recordings to be uploaded. The deadline for submissions will be 9:00 pm Eastern time on November 14th.
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#1979102 - 10/26/12 09:03 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Peyton, you reached your 7 replies per thread limit. just saying!

Actually, the "one month before recital" thread is always one of my favorites since there are not many other threads I can even participate in because I don't know....well anything!

I can't tell you about my lessons or how my method books are coming along since I don't have any/either. I can't tell you how my timing is improving or how I can play "at speed" since I don't have a metronome. I can't give anyone advice on fingering, proper hand position, proper posture etc because I don't know any of that either. Heck, I don't even know my scales and I mean ANY of them! so I can't be of much help to anyone since I can't really recommend anything.

But, what I can say is that playing piano is one way to accurately express your inner emotions to others and get away with it without seeming too drippy. Guys have the ability to express their softer, tender side that is usually saved for pillow talk and midnight sensual massages.

Most people don't fully realize that it is the guys that are usually the emotional wrecks, not the girls. Just think of all the drippy cowboy songs singing about broken love or their dog that left 'em or whatever.

Anyway, getting back on topic. I love these 'one month too recital' threads. Something to talk about for the rest of us.

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#1979135 - 10/26/12 11:21 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
Peyton, you reached your 7 replies per thread limit. just saying!

Actually, the "one month before recital" thread is always one of my favorites since there are not many other threads I can even participate in because I don't know....well anything!

I can't tell you about my lessons or how my method books are coming along since I don't have any/either. I can't tell you how my timing is improving or how I can play "at speed" since I don't have a metronome. I can't give anyone advice on fingering, proper hand position, proper posture etc because I don't know any of that either. Heck, I don't even know my scales and I mean ANY of them! so I can't be of much help to anyone since I can't really recommend anything.

But, what I can say is that playing piano is one way to accurately express your inner emotions to others and get away with it without seeming too drippy. Guys have the ability to express their softer, tender side that is usually saved for pillow talk and midnight sensual massages.

Most people don't fully realize that it is the guys that are usually the emotional wrecks, not the girls. Just think of all the drippy cowboy songs singing about broken love or their dog that left 'em or whatever.

Anyway, getting back on topic. I love these 'one month too recital' threads. Something to talk about for the rest of us.


You really kill me!! But I can't say that because I've exceeded my thread limit. Damn!!!
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#1979149 - 10/27/12 12:05 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Crap Peyton your right. Now I've got to charge you thread reply overage charges at a rate of $.99 cents per offense, and you better pay it! Your up to .99 cents already and if you reply to this post you will owe $1.98.

It's not the overage charges you need to worry about however. It is the daily interest per diem that's gonna kill you as I charge 10 bucks a day interest to wait for my money.

Just think, a one time slip up will only cost you .99 cents but if I have to wait a month to get paid you can add another $300 bucks on top of that fee just in interest and who wants that?

Bottom line: The sooner you pay me, the better for both of us. Oh, and don't worry. I contacted Frank and he is okay with the whole concept. Alright that's a lie but times are tough and a guys got too make a living somehow right?.

Anyway, please send me a quick p.m and I'll reply with wiring instructions and routing numbers.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation and prompt response to this matter.

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#1979174 - 10/27/12 03:53 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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>Here's my question: I have never tried to record a grand before. Now that I have a "new" grand piano, where do I put my one-and-only microphone?

I suggest about 1 meter in front of the fully open lid, such that it can see the sound board. If possible at all, try listening to the result. If it sounds too harsh, try moving it sideways, keeping same distance from the piano
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#1979180 - 10/27/12 04:35 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I'm finally feeling I'm going to be good to go with my pieces... I probably won't record til around the 10th... Hoping to get the piano tuned and record acoustic rather than the digital option this time.


Mr. Super-Hunky, love your 7 post limit spiel!
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#1979191 - 10/27/12 06:28 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I'm pretty determined to submit a (sort of) "original" composition this time. I was undecided, but this weekend I was at Algarve and I had the oportunity to play the piece at the hotel I was staying. At the end, I hear some applauses and I realized that more than 20 guest were listening me playing. At this point, I realized I had to send this piece for the recital...

Btw, I don't know what to write in the "author" field, because I pick up an Einaudi melody and I added some variations. Suggestions?
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#1979204 - 10/27/12 07:27 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky

Actually, the "one month before recital" thread is always one of my favorites since there are not many other threads I can even participate in because I don't know....well anything!



I agree - but not because we don't know anything - just the opposite: we know too much! We've been here maybe too long now and we've seen it all and heard it all and discussed it all far too many times before - we're worn out and numbed by the constant repetition of topics and opinions - how many times can one talk about the difference between a beginner and an intermediate player, or whether one should get a teacher or not, or the advantages of an acoustic over a digital piano (or vice-versa) - let's face it: except for the Recitals the luster is off!

I think the turnover rate here may be on the somewhat high side because by it's very nature PW has - like most other specialized chat rooms - a limited "shelf life".

But, I still pop in occasionally to post one of my usual pithy and frequently jocular comments on a rare interesting topic.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled thread...


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#1979205 - 10/27/12 07:34 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
Crap Peyton your right. Now I've got to charge you thread reply overage charges at a rate of $.99 cents per offense, and you better pay it! Your up to .99 cents already and if you reply to this post you will owe $1.98.

It's not the overage charges you need to worry about however. It is the daily interest per diem that's gonna kill you as I charge 10 bucks a day interest to wait for my money.

Just think, a one time slip up will only cost you .99 cents but if I have to wait a month to get paid you can add another $300 bucks on top of that fee just in interest and who wants that?

Bottom line: The sooner you pay me, the better for both of us. Oh, and don't worry. I contacted Frank and he is okay with the whole concept. Alright that's a lie but times are tough and a guys got too make a living somehow right?.

Anyway, please send me a quick p.m and I'll reply with wiring instructions and routing numbers.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation and prompt response to this matter.


SH, You are not by chance a Nigerian prince or perhaps an aging English Grandma in need to unload her 5 million pounds for a mere shipping fee of $2,000?

Damn! And now another $1.98. I feel like a snowball heading down this big hill.....


Edited by Peyton (10/27/12 07:37 AM)
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#1979208 - 10/27/12 08:13 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Originally Posted By: TrapperJohn
Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky

Actually, the "one month before recital" thread is always one of my favorites since there are not many other threads I can even participate in because I don't know....well anything!



I agree - but not because we don't know anything - just the opposite: we know too much! We've been here maybe too long now and we've seen it all and heard it all and discussed it all far too many times before - we're worn out and numbed by the constant repetition of topics and opinions - how many times can one talk about the difference between a beginner and an intermediate player, or whether one should get a teacher or not, or the advantages of an acoustic over a digital piano (or vice-versa) - let's face it: except for the Recitals the luster is off!

I think the turnover rate here may be on the somewhat high side because by it's very nature PW has - like most other specialized chat rooms - a limited "shelf life".

But, I still pop in occasionally to post one of my usual pithy and frequently jocular comments on a rare interesting topic.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled thread...


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Actually the reason us PW oldtimers don't post so much any more has nothing to do with what we know or what we don't know... IT'S GOTTEN TOO EXPENSIVE TO POST HERE!! A certain un-named person has taken advantage of our senility and is OVERCHARGING us to post! Just to post this reply I will have to hock all of my John Cage sheet music. Is that fair?

Just saying....
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#1979209 - 10/27/12 08:14 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: CarlosCC]
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Originally Posted By: CarlosCC
I'm pretty determined to submit a (sort of) "original" composition this time. I was undecided, but this weekend I was at Algarve and I had the oportunity to play the piece at the hotel I was staying. At the end, I hear some applauses and I realized that more than 20 guest were listening me playing. At this point, I realized I had to send this piece for the recital...

Btw, I don't know what to write in the "author" field, because I pick up an Einaudi melody and I added some variations. Suggestions?


hmmm... I see two possibilities: In the first, title the piece "Variations on Einaudi's...." and put yourself down as the composer. In the second, list the composer as "Ludovico Einaudi, arr. by CarlosCC."

It sort of depends on how close you stick to the original melody.
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#1979261 - 10/27/12 11:39 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Originally Posted By: TrapperJohn
Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky

Actually, the "one month before recital" thread is always one of my favorites since there are not many other threads I can even participate in because I don't know....well anything!



I agree - but not because we don't know anything - just the opposite: we know too much! We've been here maybe too long now and we've seen it all and heard it all and discussed it all far too many times before - we're worn out and numbed by the constant repetition of topics and opinions - how many times can one talk about the difference between a beginner and an intermediate player, or whether one should get a teacher or not, or the advantages of an acoustic over a digital piano (or vice-versa) - let's face it: except for the Recitals the luster is off!

I think the turnover rate here may be on the somewhat high side because by it's very nature PW has - like most other specialized chat rooms - a limited "shelf life".

But, I still pop in occasionally to post one of my usual pithy and frequently jocular comments on a rare interesting topic.

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Piano World doesn't like change, it has many members, but most get bored and leave. We seem to also have many non piano related threads. I prefer more education piano topics, which I get on other web sites. The piano bar is great though..

As for threads to hate, how about ones like this...

"I'm 14 years old, am I too old to learn piano?"

I want to shoot myself when these threads show up... smile

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#1979280 - 10/27/12 12:48 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Mark...]
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Originally Posted By: Mark...
Originally Posted By: TrapperJohn
Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky

Actually, the "one month before recital" thread is always one of my favorites since there are not many other threads I can even participate in because I don't know....well anything!



I agree - but not because we don't know anything - just the opposite: we know too much! We've been here maybe too long now and we've seen it all and heard it all and discussed it all far too many times before - we're worn out and numbed by the constant repetition of topics and opinions - how many times can one talk about the difference between a beginner and an intermediate player, or whether one should get a teacher or not, or the advantages of an acoustic over a digital piano (or vice-versa) - let's face it: except for the Recitals the luster is off!

I think the turnover rate here may be on the somewhat high side because by it's very nature PW has - like most other specialized chat rooms - a limited "shelf life".

But, I still pop in occasionally to post one of my usual pithy and frequently jocular comments on a rare interesting topic.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled thread...


Trap


Piano World doesn't like change, it has many members, but most get bored and leave. We seem to also have many non piano related threads. I prefer more education piano topics, which I get on other web sites. The piano bar is great though..


Hmm, I suppose one could get to feeling that way after a while, but on the other hand, with the passage of time, one could turn a jaundiced eye on anything and cynicism is cheap. For others, however, helping someone else out never seems to get old and witnessing a newbie's excitement and enthusiasm can be contagious. When someone you've watched stick with it and develop performs in public for the first time or starts to improvise, it's exciting not only because you get to share the thrill they get from it but because it gives you the courage and wherewithal to say "I can do that too." And even if one does get to the point where none of the above suffice, there's still the value to be had from reflecting on your own process and then having others reflect on it with you.

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#1979300 - 10/27/12 01:43 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Originally Posted By: CarlosCC
I'm pretty determined to submit a (sort of) "original" composition this time. I was undecided, but this weekend I was at Algarve and I had the oportunity to play the piece at the hotel I was staying. At the end, I hear some applauses and I realized that more than 20 guest were listening me playing. At this point, I realized I had to send this piece for the recital...

Btw, I don't know what to write in the "author" field, because I pick up an Einaudi melody and I added some variations. Suggestions?


hmmm... I see two possibilities: In the first, title the piece "Variations on Einaudi's...." and put yourself down as the composer. In the second, list the composer as "Ludovico Einaudi, arr. by CarlosCC."

It sort of depends on how close you stick to the original melody.


Now, i'm really confused confused
My piece has 3 parts:
- 1st: the original piece (btw, it's a very, very short piece);
- 2nd: my own arrangment of the original piece;
- 3rd: something really new... I think I can call it "variations".
All the parts are played one after the other to make the "piece".

I'll do an explanation about my submission, but the doubt about the "author" still remains... crazy
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#1979346 - 10/27/12 04:51 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Carlos[: first off your story about playing in front of 20 strangers at a hotel should have its own thread. What a great story. The fact that they applauded when you were done must have felt so incredibly good. I have this dream all the time but it's just a dream. What a fantastic inspiration for all of us.

SUPER-Carlos!

By the way, I've already coined the phrase "original cover" which means exactly that. It is a 'cover' of a tune that is your own original version of it. Unless your playing the piece EXACTLY as written, the piece is YOURS. Just give credit to the original composer whose piece you are using as a 'guide' or 'inspiration' but after that, your own original version or 'cover' of the piece is uniquely your own.

TrapperJohn: Things can get a bit stale over time. You know, the never ending digital vs acoustic debate.
The "I have no motivation to play" threads etc. I don't click on those threads anymore either but I must say I am still here for other reasons. Threads like your "what are you watching on Youtube" one appeal to me a lot since I can discover some really beautiful songs/pieces this way that I was not previously familiar with. Then of course there is the 'reality tv' aspect of the forum where we all get to share our daily adventures which consist of everything from broken backhoes to triple bypass surgery and everything in between.

Peyton: I'll make you a deal. Teach...(spoon feed, step by step) us how to make a video like your incredible Yann Tiersen - Compte D'une Autre Ete performance where you did all that trick photography and I'll give you an unlimited thread reply free pass that is good forever. I still think that was the best ABF video ever made. Please share your secrets!

Monica: Since you were the last person to take the bait, I mean 'request' a performance of Metallicas "Nothing Else Matters", I'm going to be performing this piece for you since I know your such a huge,(and hard-core) Metallica fan! Just thinking about all those years you were teaching as a college professor while wearing a black Metallica t-shirt underneath your clothing really cracks me up. If the students and faculty only knew! hehe.

Casinitaly: I'm actually thinking of doing the exact opposite of what you are doing this time. I have neglected my digital for years and am feeling guilty about it. Plus, getting the room acoustics right will probably make more of a difference on an acoustic recording than tuning an already somewhat in tune piano will. I'm thinking of doing two recordings. One digital and one acoustic. The digital is SO much easier to play and absolutely NO room acoustics to worry about so that recording will be the easy one. It's the acoustic recording that can take days to get and I still haven't mastered the process either.

Mark: People in general don't like change and are usually resistant to it at first. PW is no different since it is comprised of....people.

There have been a few brain-fart ideas implemented on this forum before (like when we all could anonymously rate/rank each other with a corresponding 'star-bar' next to your name) but even Frank realized that this was not the best idea and got rid of it. Change can come slowly but as long as it makes sense and is logical it can happen. I have to say that this site (for the most part) has always changed over time for the better. (I still wouldn't mind seeing an "intermediate" forum at some point) but just the mention of that concept seems to still drive people nutz for some reason. My plan is simply to wait a while until more people are at the intermediate level and attempt this idea again.... for the 5th time!

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#1979379 - 10/27/12 06:03 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky


Mark: People in general don't like change and are usually resistant to it at first. PW is no different since it is comprised of....people.

There have been a few brain-fart ideas implemented on this forum before (like when we all could anonymously rate/rank each other with a corresponding 'star-bar' next to your name) but even Frank realized that this was not the best idea and got rid of it. Change can come slowly but as long as it makes sense and is logical it can happen. I have to say that this site (for the most part) has always changed over time for the better. (I still wouldn't mind seeing an "intermediate" forum at some point) but just the mention of that concept seems to still drive people nutz for some reason. My plan is simply to wait a while until more people are at the intermediate level and attempt this idea again.... for the 5th time!



I asked Frank and the membership in general to start an "Intermediate" forum area about a year or so ago and got shot down. It's not to break away from the beginners (heck I still play like a beginner), but to developed an organized educational area without all the clutter. Make an almost pure education area as it pertains to piano.
I was a proponent for the beginners ie Alfred threads, MOYD etc and would like to see an expansion of ideas like those and more in other threads for the next level...(Intermediate)
I think many beloved old timers left because there was no where to grow in an organized or thoughtful manner. Reading the same types of basic threads after a while makes you want more. I have found great resources on the net on other sites. It a shame it can't be developed here. For me this has become mostly a social site. which is fine, but as a growing player I want more...
But I gave up trying here, and just go to other places to expand my learning...

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#1979381 - 10/27/12 06:11 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
Carlos: first off your story about playing in front of 20 strangers at a hotel should have its own thread. What a great story. The fact that they applauded when you were done must have felt so incredibly good. I have this dream all the time but it's just a dream. What a fantastic inspiration for all of us.

SUPER-Carlos!

Mr Super-Hunky, thanks for your words. In fact, it was the second time it happened to me. And at the same hotel smile . It was a good sensation, because I was so focused on playing that I did not even realize that some guests were listening to (my) music. I must confess that the applause was more intense when I played "Indaco" - the piece I sent to the Recital #26 -. But the first one was "my" cover thumb
Mr SH, if you have that dream why don't you try to book a hotel with a nice piano and... play. Just play. Is as easy as that.

Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
By the way, I've already coined the phrase "original cover" which means exactly that. It is a 'cover' of a tune that is your own original version of it. Unless your playing the piece EXACTLY as written, the piece is YOURS. Just give credit to the original composer whose piece you are using as a 'guide' or 'inspiration' but after that, your own original version or 'cover' of the piece is uniquely your own.

Just the first bars are exactly as written. The rest is a kind of arrangement and/or something new. So, if ABF members don't mind, I'll accept your phrase: "original cover". It sounds good.
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#1980006 - 10/29/12 08:33 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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It was a real comedy of errors at my house this weekend trying to get a recording - our deaf cat meows at the top of her lungs. I guess she can't hear her own voice, so overcompensates by turning up the volume, but she always does it when I start to play piano. I wonder if the sound of the piano hurts her ears or if it is loud enough for her to really hear, so she responds. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad and vexing at the same time.

She is a very sweet cat though and never goes outside, so she is safe and copes with her deafness well - except when I play piano.

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#1980103 - 10/29/12 01:32 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Sam S]
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I can really appreciate the humour of your not so humorous situation, especially since for the last two days I've had my own comedy of miseries to deal with.

On Saturday we were supposed to meet my husband's cousin and her husband for dinner on their once-a-year visit to California. They called the morning of our dinner and left a message that they had to cancel because they were both sick with colds and didn't want to get us sick. I knew how much they'd wanted to see us and suggested to my husband that he call them back and tell them we'd take our chances if they felt up to it, since hot saki and miso soup were not the worst things for a cold. He said he didn't want me to get sick since I have a much weaker immune system than him and I left it at that.

His cousin loves Sushi and we'd planned on going to Tokyo Lobby, but instead consoled ourselves that night by going to one of the best restaurants in town and having a hamburger while listening to piano and sax. About an hour after we got home, I started experience severe abdominal pain and diarrhea. Cut to the chase, I spent the worse night of my life in a torture chamber of pain, nausea, and continuous vomiting. This continued in the morning. I really thought I wasn't going to make it. An emergency trip to the hospital confirmed it was food poisoning and I was prescribed medication. I'm better now but still weak and only able to get broth down. The irony of course is that had I met my sick family and eaten raw fish, I'd probably be just fine. smile

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#1980313 - 10/29/12 10:07 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
Monica: Since you were the last person to take the bait, I mean 'request' a performance of Metallicas "Nothing Else Matters", I'm going to be performing this piece for you since I know your such a huge,(and hard-core) Metallica fan! Just thinking about all those years you were teaching as a college professor while wearing a black Metallica t-shirt underneath your clothing really cracks me up. If the students and faculty only knew! hehe.



[swoons] Can't wait to hear it! I may have to get a Super-Hunky t-shirt to wear along with my Metallica shirt.

(In all seriousness, I have quite the collection of Nightwish t-shirts, and wear them often, which raises more than a few eyebrows as they depict typical symphonic metal symbols such as guillotines, curved ax-head thingies, and much doom and gloom--not exactly the wardrobe you'd predict for a middle-aged woman. laugh )

Starr Keys, glad to hear you're okay! Food poisoning is not to be taken lightly. eek
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#1980352 - 10/29/12 11:30 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Starr Keys, glad to hear you're okay! Food poisoning is not to be taken lightly. eek

Thanks, for your good wishes. sick


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#1980442 - 10/30/12 08:41 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Starr Keys]
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Originally Posted By: Starr Keys


Hmm, I suppose one could get to feeling that way after a while, but on the other hand, with the passage of time, one could turn a jaundiced eye on anything and cynicism is cheap.


Ha! I've never turned a jaundiced eye on anything - an evil eye maybe, and sometimes a wary or critical eye, but never a jaundiced one smile

And as far as cynicism goes, it doesn't have to be cheap - if done properly it takes an enormous and expensive investment in time and energy and effort over many years to be truly accomplished at it smile
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#1980522 - 10/30/12 01:00 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Peyton]
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Originally Posted By: Peyton

Wow! You are renting a recording studio!? It will be really interesting to hear how it sounds. I am curious to know what their mic set up is going to be. If you don't mind could you make a note of what kind of mics they use and how they are situated?
Good luck!!


OK, here is my report:

1 - C. Bechstein Concert Grand

2 - AKG 414 Mics; These were positioned about 8 inches above the dampers and each one about 2 octaves in from left and right.

1 - Neumann U87 at far end of piano; 2.5' I would say from the very end. In the middle, and about 8" again off the strings.

Then of course all the professional recording and mixing equipment in a huge separate room for this.

Nonetheless, it didn't go well for me. Getting used to the piano action was too much I guess and I could not get a performance I was happy with. We may have been able to paste a bunch of stuff together. But, that is really not what this is about.

The piano was lovely, and the recorded sound was terrific. My performance however, was terrible. So, back to my home studio and 40" console.

Anyway, it was fun to try, but don't think I will be doing any time again soon. At least not with Bach. Their normal rates, for just studio (mastering is separate) is $100/hour and I think I would have needed a full day. Not even sure I would have come close with full day. It was bad ...

In the end though, I will be much happier to submit a good (my best) performance with a mediocre recording, vs. mediocre and doctored performance with a professional recorded sound.

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#1980547 - 10/30/12 01:50 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Greener]
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Don't feel bad Greener - even the pros have difficulty in a situation like that, especially with the clock ticking and the meter running.

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#1980576 - 10/30/12 02:57 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Bummer Greener. I know that even when I really think I have a piece down it's rare that I can get a good recording right off. With the additional time and money restraints I doubt I could have done it either. Too bad also because I would really loved to have heard the quality of the recording. Interesting about the mics. They position those AKG's pretty close to where I put mine although I have found that 8 inches off I pick up some damper noise and have been placing them a bit further out. That could just be my piano. So was that a total of 3 mics? 2 AKG's and 1 U87 ?
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#1980581 - 10/30/12 03:16 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Peyton]
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Thanks Sam. To be honest I was a bit down about it. But, not so much now that I know I haven't lost my touch completely. Everything is fine again on the ole' clunker smile

Originally Posted By: Peyton
Bummer Greener. I know that even when I really think I have a piece down it's rare that I can get a good recording right off. With the additional time and money restraints I doubt I could have done it either. Too bad also because I would really loved to have heard the quality of the recording. Interesting about the mics. They position those AKG's pretty close to where I put mine although I have found that 8 inches off I pick up some damper noise and have been placing them a bit further out. That could just be my piano. So was that a total of 3 mics? 2 AKG's and 1 U87 ?


I still have access to all the recordings, Peyton. If you just want to hear a snippet, I can get this for you. But will need to send separately as I don't want to steal my own thunder for the big show. I'll work on getting a little piece of it for you, (one reasonably clean A) but not for broad consumption.

Correct, 3 mics. That's it. Apparently they often have two room mics mounted on the wall, but they were not there today and we were not planning to use anyway.

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#1980614 - 10/30/12 04:14 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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What an experience, Greener. I did a demo cd this summer - just 3 short snips, fade in fade out, and it gave me an even greater appreciation for what the pros really do. They're amazing. Fortunately, each snip was only a minute or so, and we could take it from anywhere in the recording, so I could get 3 relatively errorless pieces. But it was, um, humbling laugh

But still, a great experience. Bet you loved the way it sounded - and I bet it ups your game a lot, too. Good for you for doing it.

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#1980640 - 10/30/12 05:41 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Greener]
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Originally Posted By: Greener
I still have access to all the recordings, Peyton. If you just want to hear a snippet, I can get this for you. But will need to send separately as I don't want to steal my own thunder for the big show. I'll work on getting a little piece of it for you, (one reasonably clean A) but not for broad consumption.
Maybe you could post some clips from your professional recording venture after the recital. I bet more than a few people (including me) would be interested to hear the difference in sound between home and studio recording.
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#1980906 - 10/31/12 12:06 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Thanks, Cathy. Yes I agree, I'm glad I did it, and now know that there is a lot more involved than I ever thought.

Originally Posted By: MaryBee
Maybe you could post some clips from your professional recording venture after the recital. I bet more than a few people (including me) would be interested to hear the difference in sound between home and studio recording.


OK, I would be happy to, MaryBee. Or at the very least will send you one.

I'm pleased that I have now completed all my home recording. I think the differences are mostly subtle. I believe that where technology is these days, we can all do (and are achieving) a quite respectable home recording production, and on a reasonable budget, to boot.

In my set up there is an obvious hiss and the over all sound would be cleaner in the pro studio, and of course the much better piano. The other thing they do though is bring it up to industry standard levels for production of CD's. So, a lot of work and expense I think to bring it all up that little extra level (10-15% better is my guess,) but necessary for professional production.

I'm quite pleased now with my little home studio $300 set up.

And very excited for recital submissions to open ...
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#1981078 - 10/31/12 07:28 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Yikes! I haven't even set up the Zoom yet. Time to panic. eek

I've got a column deadline tonight, and I have written exactly 28 of the required 500 words. So the recital thread may open late tonight, or tomorrow morning, depending. That'll keep y'all guessing and hopping. laugh
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#1981093 - 10/31/12 08:02 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Classic quote (mr. super hanky) with reference to metallica's "nothing else matters" and done by Mr. SH as a "ballad" quote "its a rock piece"

Pw member dipsey had never heard this piece so I utubed it for her..Metallica's official video so no mistaken bedroom version done by a 14 yr old...

Just a mere three beats in and she was in total agreement that this "rock piece" is actually a ballad after all, albeit a "rock ballad"

The thing about being pedantic, is,(probably) one must strive to be correctly pedantic, without being wrong at the same time.


TJ, I do feel for you , mainly because I know how much difficulty you have feeling for yourself.

How can you be jaded by the wealth of diverse opinions on PW?
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#1981160 - 10/31/12 10:37 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Finished my recording tonight! =) There's a few little blips in it, but overall I'm satisfied. It isn't the greatest quality, as I'm just using a single Samson GoMic and Audacity (I haven't figured out all the stuff about hooking up the laptop to the keyboard yet and don't have any cords)

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#1981178 - 11/01/12 12:16 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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Everything OK Monica?
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#1981212 - 11/01/12 03:57 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: wouter79]
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Originally Posted By: wouter79
Everything OK Monica?

Monica, do you need help?

Originally Posted By: Monica
"So the recital thread may open late tonight, or tomorrow morning, depending. "

Ok, now I understand...


Edited by CarlosCC (11/01/12 04:37 AM)
Edit Reason: Monica post
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#1981242 - 11/01/12 07:31 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: wouter79]
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Originally Posted By: wouter79
Everything OK Monica?


Everything's fine, wouter. If you had looked two posts above yours, you would have seen that there was nothing to worry about. smile But the recital is open now. Go for it. wink
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#1981957 - 11/02/12 08:03 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I will have to miss the recital this time. My mother-in-law is doing poorly, and we've been traveling to visit as often as possible. And my mom is going through some difficult health issues herself.

I hope to be able to listen to everyone, but that may not even be possible. We are going out of town again tomorrow for a few days.
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#1981968 - 11/02/12 08:41 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I'm so sorry to hear that, CMohr. I know the drill. I put 8000 miles on my car in the last three months my mother was sick, and I didn't make that recital, either. Take care of yourself.

Cathy
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#1981992 - 11/02/12 10:08 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: CMohr]
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We will miss you. I just got back from visiting my Mom who is showing her age of 87. She still sharp as a tack, but the body is just not keeping up.
It is difficult, my thoughts will be with you.
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#1982042 - 11/03/12 02:25 AM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: Strings & Wood]
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Cathy and Carl, thanks so much for the well wishes. heart We're no where near 8000 miles, but well over 1000.

I just took a peek at the entries. Carl, you're playing one of my all time favorite songs. I hope I get the time to listen to everyone.
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#1982299 - 11/03/12 05:38 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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CMohr, I'm so sorry to hear that. This has to be a difficult time for you. Take care.
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#1982316 - 11/03/12 06:32 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I know how it is Cmohr. I hope you find strength in this difficult time. Perhaps you will find it when you finally have a chance to return to it in your music. smile

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#1982317 - 11/03/12 06:33 PM Re: Where is the "one month til the next recital" thread? [Re: MaryBee]
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I know how it is, Cmohr. I hope you find strength in this difficult time. Perhaps you will find it, when you finally have a chance to return to it, in your music. smile

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