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#1986802 - 11/14/12 09:31 PM Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012
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PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD! USE THE DISCUSSION THREAD!

I am delighted to introduce our 28th quarterly Adult Beginners' Forum Recital! smile So, pull up a chair and have a listen.

I would like to take this opportunity to ask the audience to please refrain from commentary in this recital room.

A separate room has been provided for the purposes of intermezzo discussion. Please take any and all comments to the General Discussion Room.

Thank you!

In addition to the zip files linked below, mahlzeit has added a feature to his program that creates an online streaming player. Just click on the link to hear all the recital pieces without having to download the zip files:

Online Streaming Player


A template has been created for those who wish to provide individualized feedback:

Recital #28 Response Template


For the convenience of forum members, mahlzeit's program has normalized the files for consistent volume and standardized the ID3 tags in a collection of zip files. This makes it easier to create personal CDs and playlists.

These zip files have been posted at the following URLs:

Zip 1
Zip 2
Zip 3
Zip 4
Zip 5
Zip 6
Zip 7

And here's the link to Sam S.'s terrific ABF recital index, that allows you to browse through and search for pieces in all of our past recitals:

AB Forum Recital Index

Let me express my greatest thanks to some very special people: mr_super-hunky for coming up with the idea of our online recitals, which have proven to be more successful than any of us ever dreamed; LaValse for hosting the recitals for so long and then devoting hours of programming trouble-shooting making the transition to Frank's servers; Frank for agreeing to host the recital now that it's gotten so big; Copper for trouble-shooting help and the Order of the Red Dot; Sam S. for his terrific AB Forum Recital Index and also devoting hours to programming trouble-shooting; and last but not least, mahlzeit for writing the absolutely fantastic web-based recital program that we are using. THANK YOU MAHLZEIT!!! heart


AGAIN: DO NOT REPLY OR POST ON THIS THREAD!!

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#1986804 - 11/14/12 09:35 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:CarlosCC
From:Lisbon, Portugal
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Almost 3 years (self-learning since Dec2009)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Canzone Popolare (Francia 1500ca) - Original extended cover
Composer:Unknown composer. Transcribed by Ludovico Einaudi. Re-arranged, covered and extended by CarlosCC
Duration:03:54
Source of music:Original piece (first 00:48 seconds) from "The Best of Ludovico Einaudi" book. The rest is from my mind/ear/memory... no physical source.
Instrument used:Yamaha P85 (Grand Piano 2)
Recording method:Captured from Piano to PC with Audicity. Then saved to MP3.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I decided to send an "original extended cover" of an ancient piece: Canzone Popolare - "popular song", in english -. The original version of Canzone Popolare caught the attention of my daughter, so she asked me to play it. The piece is very small (only 16 bars / less than a minute long), therefore, and at the end, I started playing around with its simple melody until I get the piece that I'm sending now.

The first 48 seconds are exactly what Ludovico Einaudi transcribed (the original composer is unknown), I mean, the original piece ends at the second 00:48. The rest - the extension - is my own arrangement and authoring, result of some inspiration of the original tune. This is the first time I'm sending a kind of original piece to PW Recital, and I have to warn that I have not had any concern with composition rules, music theory or something more rigorous. I was just playing freely, moving forward, and having fun.

I hope I have not ruined a melody with +500 years...


Historical context:
Canzone Popolare (Francia, 1500 ca.) is a composition for solist pianoforte with a duration less than a minute, whose author is unknown. It was composed, like the title states, in 1500 ac in France during the era of the Renaissance, and it's quite captivating and very simple at the execution level. It is written in the key of G major and is a very expressive, melodic and "cantabile" piece.
This piece was recovered by Ludovico Einaudi on his 1996 album,"Le Onde" (source: wikipedia).

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#1986805 - 11/14/12 09:35 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:jaredm2012 Jared Miller
From:Auburn, AL
Experience:5 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:To Zanarkand
Composer:Nobuo Uematsu
Duration:03:02
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Roland KR-7
Recording method:Audacity via Samson Go Mic portable USB microphone
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I have loved this piece for ages. It plays at the opening screen for Final Fantasy X; I remember just sitting there listening to it for several minutes before I actually started the game! I always wanted to learn to play it, but never got around to it and never had a piano. So, finally, this past summer I decided to start seriously learning piano. My roommate has a nice digital piano, and I had a lot of free time. This was the first full piece of music I learned outside of Alfred books. I still play this at least a few times a week! I learned this piece in June/July before I got a teacher this past August. This recording has a few blips in it, but otherwise I am pleased with it and hope you all enjoy!


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#1986807 - 11/14/12 09:36 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:cebukid
From:Chicago
Experience:Lessons: 1979-1982
Adult Career: 2008-present
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://youtu.be/ulHVagCLHIM
Title of piece:Bach Invention 1 in C-Major (BWV 772)
Composer:J.S. Bach
Duration:01:29
Instrument used:Yamaha T118
Recording method:JVC Everio Camcorder, used software to convert to MP3
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:What was meant to be a "dry run" with the red dot, turned into my submission. Despite the noise, I was able to get through the piece. Most importantly, I nailed all my trills (I usually miss a few), and dynamics came out the way I wanted. Anyway, I'm not sure if I played this right, but it's the way I interpreted it. These inventions are very challenging (tricky hard), but a lot of fun. I plan to do more. smile

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#1986808 - 11/14/12 09:40 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Peyton
Experience:40 years with a few years of lessons
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SajS2cQahs&list=UUfm6_6G1n0SmMfPJ3ojblZg&index=1&feature=plcp
Home page link:http://www.peytonart.com
Title of piece:Message From Space: Waiting for the Sun
Composer:Original
Duration:09:54
Instrument used:Young Chang Pramberger grand
Recording method:metro
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is Part Two to my nighttime epic "A Message from Space". I've been working about 6 months on it. The vision I had, and I thought quite a bit about this while playing, is being out in a field just before dawn and looking up at the stars. Bit by bit the sky begins to lighten until finally the full sun has risen. For this to really work I'd have to play for about an hour and a half.... so I opted out and cut it down to ten minutes. That still breaks my rule of keeping it short and sweet so I certainly understand if some don't have the patience to listen to the whole thing. I hope that those that listen have a chance to watch the video. I had really planned on making this a music/video experience with film clips of woods and stars but the result didn't work for me so I ended up simplifying and once again using the inside of my piano to visualize the music ideas.

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#1986809 - 11/14/12 09:41 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:wouter79
Experience:3 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Les Baricades Misterieuses
Composer:Couperin, Francois
Duration:02:57
Source of music:sheet music, played from memory
Instrument used:Grotrian-Steinweg 189
Recording method:DPA4060, EMU0404, Jecklin Disk
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is a lovely piece in a rondeau form with three couplets. IMHO Couperin clearly invites for tempo changes, using fermata signs in the score. The last couplet has two very long phrases but I tried to subdivide it into shorter phrases, as I think that better suits the music of that time and also because I don't like too long phrases. This is originally a piece for harpsichord, published in 1717, I guess on harpsichord it also sounds good if played a bit faster.
To my amazement there is not a single piece of Couperin in the recital index! I am happy that I can now fill this gap in our music and hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
According to wikipedia it shows typical use of style brise, also called style luthe as it was a lute technique: alternatingly you hear melody notes and chord notes. I'm not so convinced of this, in my ears we have much more counterpoint here than a simple style brise.
The word "baricades" (barricades) has given rise to numerous theories about what these mysterious barriers are: Masks , freemasonry, the luthe style being a barricade for proper harmony, the piece ignoring the bar lines that act as barricades, life and death, communication problems, present and future, and even the lady's eye lashes. It seems none of these are really believeable.

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#1986810 - 11/14/12 09:41 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Amaruk
From:Boston, USA
Experience:No clue...
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://youtu.be/LKYBMUop1Yk
Title of piece:Summer '78
Composer:Yann Tiersen
Duration:02:43
Source of music:Yann Tiersen's sheet music collection for the "Good Bye Lenin!" soundtrack
Instrument used:Roland RD-700NX digital piano (Concert Grand sound)
Recording method:Direct to USB stick on the piano
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Summer '78 is very fun to play and my left hand fingers get a great workout. The video is my first video in which I worked with three cameras (different angles) at the same time.

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#1986811 - 11/14/12 09:43 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:dannylux / Mel
From:Connecticut
Experience:6 years 9 months since starting again. Lots as a kid.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Kosenko Consolation Op.9 No.1
Composer:Viktor Kosenko
Duration:02:13
Source of music:Rare sheet music from pianophilia.
Instrument used:Yamaha P140
Recording method:Piano line-out to computer sound card line-in. Audacity. No edits.
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:Ukrainian late-Romantic Viktor Kosenko (1896-1938) wrote the Consolation Op.9 No.1 in 1921. This lovely little piece is not quite two pages long. It's very soothing to listen to and to play, unless, like me you're recording it and worried about the four big arpeggios at the end. Hope you like it.

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#1986812 - 11/14/12 09:43 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Greener / Jeff Green
From:Toronto Canada
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Experience:Sporadically for 40 years or so, with a more concerted effort and disciplined approach in last (roughly) 2 years.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Little Preludes No. 2 (BWV 934) & No. 4 (BWV 936)
Composer:J.S. Bach
Duration:04:43
Source of music:Sheet Music; Compliments of Binary Study Thread. Special acknowledgement and thanks to Richard (zrtf90,) for introducing me to these works and also providing much needed advice on practice approach and discipline.
Instrument used:Samick SU-105 40" Console
Recording method:ADK A-51 Type III large condenser mic, AT8010 small condenser mic, m-audio (pre-amp), Audacity.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The Six Little Preludes (BWV 933-938) are a group of preludes written by the composer Johann Sebastian Bach for harpsichord. They are all short, pedagogical efforts written in or around the period of 1717-1720, but they were not published until 1802.

Little Prelude in C minor, BWV 934
This C minor effort is similar to a minuet, but it is a bit more complex than it sounds. It features a lively theme whose accompanying leaps and long-breathed, angular manner impart a delightful sense of colour through the adventurous twists and turns.

Little Prelude in D major, BWV 936
This Prelude has features associated with a trio sonata: it contains two upper lines and a roving bass part underpinning them. The work opens with a lively theme. It is played through twice, then varied on its third appearance, showing much development.

Caution: Please be careful of volume; This comes across quite strong on my system and requires scaling back to 60-70%

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#1986813 - 11/14/12 09:43 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Riddler (Ed)
From:Florida
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Two or three years of lessons as a kid; three years of jazz lessons as an adult; and a lifetime of noodling and playing by ear.
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://edsjazzpianopage.blogspot.com/
Title of piece:Chelsea Bridge
Composer:Billy Strayhorn
Duration:03:57
Source of music:Lead sheet
Instrument used:Yamaha P-120
Recording method:Pianoteq
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Billy Strayhorn, a self-effacing musical genius who composed, arranged, and played the piano and organ for the Duke Ellington orchestra, wrote this piece in a frenzy of creativity in 1941. It has been described as "...more Debussy than Ellington...an impressionistic miniature composed ... with a painting by James McNeill Whistler in mind. Unlike conventional tune-based pop and jazz numbers of the day,..Chelsea Bridge is classical in its integration of melody and harmony as an organic whole."

As it turns out, the painting was of a different bridge, but no matter.

To me, the song has a contemplative feel, with rich harmonies and a relaxed tempo.

This is my arrangement, playing from a lead sheet.

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#1986814 - 11/14/12 09:44 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:timmyab
From:UK
Experience:20 years (sigh)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Arabesque no 1
Composer:Debussy
Duration:04:02
Source of music:50 greats for the piano (Yamaha)
Instrument used:Yamaha YDP S30
Recording method:Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I've been doodling with this piece ever since I bought my piano four years ago.I made a recording about a month ago, but it sounded too stiff so I've made an effort to relax a bit with this one.I prefer it like this although it still sounds a bit tense here and there.
Thanks to anyone who listens and comments.Feel free to criticize.

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#1986816 - 11/14/12 09:45 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Mr Super-Hunky
From:Sunny, warm, and low humidity Arizona
Experience:7
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Nothing Else Matters-original cover
Composer:Metallica originally, re-arranged and 'covered' by me
Duration:03:50
Source of music:Played by ear/noodle method.
Instrument used:This time, I am using my Roland KR-7 digital piano.
Recording method:Digital piano to Zoom H2 using line level input.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I enjoyed learning and performing this piece almost more than any other piece before since there has always been something about this piece that gave me conflict. I know this has always been a rock/"ballad", but I've always 'heard' the 'rock' part of it when I listen to it which (for me) was overpowering the softer ballad side of it.

My goal was to capture more of the beautiful melodies that were in this piece and try and focus them melodically. This was a bit tough to do when it came to 'filling out' the piece several instruments (including vocals and symphonic background) were replaced with only a solo piano.

I gave it my best shot for my abilities at this time and this piece is what came out. I hope you enjoy it.

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#1986817 - 11/14/12 09:45 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Jake S
Experience:10 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Prelude no.4 in E minor
Composer:Chopin
Duration:02:11
Source of music:Sheet music (memorised)
Instrument used:Kawai CA93 Digital Piano
Recording method:Digital piano
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Chopin composed a series of 24 short preludes- one in each of the major and minor keys. Whereas Bach also wrote the Well Tempered Clavier as a set of 24 pieces in every key, Chopin abandoned the traditional prelude-fugue structure and simply presented the preludes without accompanying fugues.

One of the more commonly played (and easier!) Chopin preludes, No. 4 has more than a hint of sadness, and was played at Chopin's funeral.

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#1986819 - 11/14/12 09:51 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Wj3 / Walt
From:Salem, Or
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:About Six years now
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Bethena
Composer:Scott Joplin
Duration:03:24
Source of music:Alfred - Simply Joplin - Easy Piano. Arranged by Mary Sallee
Instrument used:1906 Clarendon Upright
Recording method:Zoom H2
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is a simplified version of Scott Joplin's classic concert waltz. The arrangement by Mary Sallee has been simplified left hand chord progressions and shorted by leaving out a section. The piece isn't all that easy I will now go on and learn the original.

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#1986820 - 11/14/12 09:55 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:ladypayne
From:United States
Experience:Lost track
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Early Winter
Composer:myself
Duration:02:39
Instrument used:piano
Recording method:zoom h1 plus digital camera, and magix music maker to do the finishing touches
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The recital came up way too fast.. I actually wanted to put up another piece that I've been working on but it's not ready so this one will have to do =)I decided to call it Early Winter mainly because up here in Alaska.. already snow on the ground.. ponds are all frozen.. tssk.. so there Early Winter lol :)I actually got one of sections in this song from a prelude in the Alfred series..(might be fun to try and guess which prelude and which section) I just found it so pretty so had to add it in my song. I improvised a little on it. I took a short section from a classical piece..Mozart I think but can't remember..for the beginning, and well that's where some of it came from. The rest of it.. I am not sure =)

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#1986821 - 11/14/12 09:56 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:(Was)TrueBeginner
From:VA, US
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:4.5 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sandy
Composer:Original
Duration:03:20
Source of music:Self Composition
Instrument used:Essex Upright
Recording method:Kodak PlaySport (I lost my Flip :(). I extracted the audio using Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I didn't know what to name this piece. But I recorded it during my day off during the storm Sandy. It was raining heavily outside. I thought it was cool to name the piece after the storm.

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#1986822 - 11/14/12 09:56 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:BenPiano
From:USA
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:3.5
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://youtu.be/9XqwunSG_6U
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/user/afpaSTU1096
Title of piece:Poem
Composer:Fibich
Duration:01:25
Source of music:The Library of Piano Classics (AMSCO)
Instrument used:Kawai K5
Recording method:Zoom H1 for audio
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:A neat little piece from a book I bought myself for Christmas last year (that my wife and kids wrapped and gave to me).

I have in my head while playing what sort of story this piece is trying to tell. I'll keep that story to myself so I won't color your interpretation as you listen.

This wasn't difficult to learn at all. I think this is a great "in-betweener" piece for those looking for material that isn't too hard or too easy.

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#1986824 - 11/14/12 09:58 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Monica K.
From:Lexington, KY
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:8.5 years
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://youtu.be/CQlQmLgA7fo
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/user/pianomonica
Title of piece:Opening
Composer:Philip Glass
Duration:06:15
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Mason & Hamlin A
Recording method:Zoom H4, normalized in audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The structure of this mesmerizing piece is sheer elegant simplicity. There are three main themes, and the set of three themes is repeated three times. Each theme consists entirely of three voices: whole notes and eighth notes played with the left hand, and right hand triplets. The entire piece is thus one long paean to the 3-against-2 polyrhythm. When played by the proper hands (= not mine), there is a delicacy reminiscent of a crystal chandelier or wind chimes.

Lunch was leftover white bean and hominy chili.

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#1986826 - 11/14/12 09:59 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:cgyan / Iain
From:UK
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Experience:Nearly three years
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/user/cgyan1
Title of piece:Morning Light
Composer:Jon Schmidt
Duration:04:48
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Recorded in Garageband, Yamaha YDP 141 piano, additional sounds from Garageband's libraries.
Recording method:Midi recording using a Midi-to-USB cable connecting the piano to the computer which captured the recording in Garageband.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I've always liked music that paints a really vivid picture and progressively tells a story. Jon Schmidt really has a gift for creating the musical equivalent of a still image or short scene. This piece charts the beginning of a new day starting with the quiet moments beforehand, moving on to the first streaks of light appearing and culminating with the actual daybreak. The extra things you hear adds to the effect and helps paint this particular picture.


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#1986827 - 11/14/12 10:00 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Jazztpt (Russ)
From:UK
Experience:37
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:You See
Composer:Jazztpt
Duration:03:16
Source of music:Original composition
Instrument used:Roland HP507
Recording method:Recorded on the Roland and converted to MP3 using Audacity.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:A tune I wrote some years ago but with a completely new arrangement for the recital. This was the second take, my fingers ran out of steam a bit in the middle but overall I doubt I could get through it any better, especially with the recorder running.
There is some improvisation but about 90% is pre arranged.
This is my 5th recital and the first recorded on my new Roland HP507,which I have fallen in love with, it's just a dream to play.

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#1986830 - 11/14/12 10:03 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Inlanding - Glen
From:Denver
Experience:off and on for years
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/inlandings
Title of piece:Angle Eye and Morning Greets the New Day
Composer:Combo improv and Solo Original
Duration:04:28
Source of music:Memory and improvisation
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:For the first minute or so, the Angle Eye improvisation was based on a jazz standard called, Angel Eyes, written by Matt Dennis in 1946, but I took the chord progression and improvised on it against a bass and drum combo. Chances are you will not be able to hear the melody line in this. I am sill learning to play with others. I tried to make it swing a bit.

The second tune after the first minute or so of audio is an original solo-piano improvisation of mine.

I've not played too much this year, and last, due to complications from a series of injuries, so this is encouraging to be able to get something together for this e-cital.

Lunch was Chicken Cacciatore and a large salad.

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#1986832 - 11/14/12 10:04 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Andy Platt
From:Arlington, VA, USA
Experience:Years self taught and 2.5 years of lessons
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Gavotte and Variations
Composer:Jean-Philippe Rameau
Duration:06:31
Source of music:IMSLP - there are a couple of different versions and we used all of them, picking ideas and ornamentation from both.
Instrument used:Kawai K3
Recording method:Zoom H1 / Audacity.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is probably Rameau's most famous piece for keyboard. It has a simple theme and, relatively, straightforward variations. The theme is quite obvious in most variations and I have tried to bring this out in my performance. Often some variations are taken at breakneck speed but my technique won't allow for that! The theme can be extremely heavily ornamented but I prefer a cleaner style.

I would have liked to have submitted this in a single take but I made a huge blunder in one variation and restarted. C'est la vie. There are some minor flubs in several of the variations but for such a long piece I am happy I got it to a pretty secure stage.

Lunch today was Taco Bell as we came back from my daughter's last soccer game of the Fall season.

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#1986834 - 11/14/12 10:04 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:CASINITALY (Cheryl)
From:Italy
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Just shy of 3 years
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://youtu.be/DlyQ70JWKY8
Title of piece:Romanza and The Little Music Box
Composer:Daniel Steibelt, Samuel Maypakar
Duration:01:34
Source of music:Sheet music a) Joy of First Classics Book 2, Classics to Modern Vol 17
Instrument used:Yamaha P112 (Silent Feature used)
Recording method:Audacity to PC
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:These are two little pieces that I've liked for quite a while. Romanza I still feel I can improve on, but for the moment this is what I can do. The Music Box could be a bit faster, but not with my fingers! I had roast pork, roast potatoes and carrots and green peas for lunch, with a white wine from Sicily.

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#1986835 - 11/14/12 10:04 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:SandTiger
From:United States
Experience:8 months
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://sandtigerpiano.blogspot.com/
Title of piece:Shimmer
Composer:SandTiger
Duration:01:39
Source of music:Original composition in C major.
Instrument used:Yamaha NP11 digital.
Recording method:Sony ICD-PX312 Voice Recorder, direct connection. Imported to Audacity, increased volume with the compressor. Exported to MP3.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I enjoy playing and composing this simple piece. I tried recording using a splitter, but that resulted in a mono recording. So this is recorded using a direct connection between the digital and the voice recorder, without audio feedback.

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#1986838 - 11/14/12 10:10 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Yamaha G3 & P-80, Mike White
From:United States
Experience:Lifetime by ear, 7 years self-teaching.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Meditation
Composer:Cecile Chaminade
Duration:05:00
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha P-80
Recording method:Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Cecile Louise Stephanie Chaminade (August 8, 1857 - April 13, 1944) was a French composer and pianist.
link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecile_Chaminade

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#1986841 - 11/14/12 10:16 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Hawgdriver
From:Denver
Experience:3 yrs
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Nocturne in B flat minor, Op. 9/1
Composer:Chopin
Duration:05:36
Instrument used:Roland digital piano (RD-700NX)
Recording method:Zoom
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I wish I had time for a good instructor, I need it.

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#1986842 - 11/14/12 10:16 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:MusicaMusique
From:Germany
Avatar:Avatar Image
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3hgd4_je-t-aimais-je-t-aime-et-je-t-aimer_music
Home page link:https://bitly.com/RGzSGH
Title of piece:Je t'aimais, je t'aime, je t'aimerai
Composer:Francis Cabrel
Duration:05:19
Source of music:play-by-ear
Technical feedback wanted:Yes

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#1986844 - 11/14/12 10:17 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:kenjazz (Ken)
From:United States - Massachussetts
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Experience:I may be closing in on five years now. I'm not exactly sure.
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://kenblog05.blogspot.com
Title of piece:Waltz For Debby
Composer:Bill Evans
Duration:06:37
Source of music:This is an original arrangement of the piece done by Bill Evans. It is done in four sections with an intro, waltz verse, 4/4 swing verses, and a short legato ending.
Instrument used:Schimmel 120 J
Recording method:Zoom H2, Audacity, Band-in-a-Box 12
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:From my blog on this number....

One of my all time favorite jazz piano songs is "Waltz for Debby" by Bill Evans. It was first recorded on Evans's 1956 album New Jazz Conceptions and, perhaps more famously, on his 1961 live album Waltz For Debby. It has been recorded by many artists, both as an instrumental and as a vocal piece. The song's lyrics were written by Gene Lees. "Debby" in the song title refers to Evans' niece, Debby Evans. This song, and the Evan's trio performance of it has always defined for me the essence of what it means for a piano trio to swing hard - real hard.

But done as a ballad, it is also a beautiful tune. The duet that Evans and Tony Bennett perform is magical. It was listening to this duet that I first became familiar with the lyrics. I misunderstood one of the lyrics (purposefully?) for years. The second stanza starts: "Lives my favorite girl". I always thought that Tony was saying "Liv's my favorite girl". I figured that he was personalizing the song in some way. Since my daughter's name is Liv, the lyrics had that extra personal meaning to me. You know what? I'm keeping the lyrics the way that my mind heard them!

In her own sweet world
Populated by dolls and clowns
and a prince and a big purple bear.

Liv's my favorite girl,
unaware of the worried frowns
that we weary grown ups all wear.

In the sun she dances to silent music,
songs that are spun of gold
somewhere in her own little head.

One day all too soon
she'll grow up and she'll leave her dolls
and her prince and her silly old bear.

When she goes they will cry
as she whispers "Good-bye."
They will miss her I fear
but then so will I.

Geek Alert

This is quite a difficult song to play and to make good arrangement for as an amateur. It starts out as a waltz in 3/4 time, but then turns into a 4/4 swing tempo. During the waltz section, you are playing the "slash" chords and several different voicings. I am also making use of George Shearing chords, which are bracketed by an octave and have the chord tensions in the middle. During the 4/4 swing section there are different chords which are centered around the cycle of fifths. I'm making some substitutions so that I can make the chord shells go down chromatically in most cases. This way I can keep up at the fast speeds while trying to solo.

I wanted to put another soloist in here, but after adding an intro, and elongating the ending, there just wasn't enough time where it wouldn't be obnoxious. Next time....

http://kenblog05.blogspot.com/2012/11/waltz-for-debby.html

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#1986845 - 11/14/12 10:19 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:MaryBee
From:Cleveland, OH
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Experience:40 years playing on my own, followed by 3.5 years of actual learning with a teacher.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Bagatelle No.25 in A minor (Fur Elise)
Composer:Beethoven
Duration:04:02
Source of music:Schirmer's "60 Progressive Piano Pieces You Like to Play". I must have bought this book when I was a teenager; the price tag says $3.95. The odd thing about this edition is that the piece is notated in 3/4 time, rather than 3/8. I guess it makes it easier to read.
Instrument used:Charles Walter 1520 upright
Recording method:Tascam DR-08. Converted to MP3 using Audacity.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I was not too thrilled when I was assigned this piece, because, of course, everyone plays it, or at least knows it! But my teacher chose this because he wanted me to learn something a little easier than usual so I could work on phrasing and interpretation. He said I have been limiting myself by playing inside a small box. So this is my attempt to "play outside the box". It's a little scary to present something in this way, since in a sense, it exposes a part of you. You are making a definite statement about how you want a piece of music to sound, and you leave yourself open to criticism of that choice. Compare this with trying to play a technically difficult piece. That can almost feel safer, because if you fumble parts of it or make a mistake, people are very understanding. And yet, going through this process was somehow exhilarating and freeing. I'll look forward to doing more of this. So here it is -- my interpretation of a well-known piece that I have come to know and appreciate.

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#1986846 - 11/14/12 10:19 PM Re: Recital #28 --- November 15, 2012 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Allard
From:Netherlands
Experience:1 year
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Before the Last Leaf Falls
Composer:David Lanz
Duration:02:42
Source of music:The Ultimate David Lanz Collection (New Age Easy Piano)
Instrument used:Yamaha P95
Recording method:Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is the first piece in the collection of easy piano arrangements for David Lanz's popular songs. I noticed a few other David Lanz songs in the recital archives, but not this one and it's such a lovely piece! This easy arrangement lowers the key from D major to C major (I think), simplified chords and replaces some of the octaves in the right hand with single notes, but leaves the melody and dynamics intact.

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