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#2014877 - 01/15/13 11:12 AM One month until the 29th ABF Recital!
Sam S Offline
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Don't panic, but it's one month until the 29th ABF Recital goes live (Feb 15), and two weeks until the submission period begins (Feb 1).

Check the Recital Page for info about the recitals.

And check the Recital Index to see what we have done in the past.

Hope to hear you in the recital!

Sam

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#2014886 - 01/15/13 11:43 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
Andy Platt Offline
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Man, I meant to have my piece recorded by now! wink
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#2014896 - 01/15/13 12:19 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
casinitaly Offline


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Well, believe I'll ready to submit on day 1 of submissions! woohoo!

I'm polishing up my piece this week with fine-tuning of dynamics and then will work on dealing with the dreaded red-dot!
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#2014898 - 01/15/13 12:27 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
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Aack!! Aaack!! I am so not ready. help
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#2014910 - 01/15/13 12:52 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Monica K.]
TrapperJohn Offline
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Aack!! Aaack!! I am so not ready. help


Monica! Where have you been? Haven't heard from you for awhile here. You've been keeping a "low profile"...

Were you in the witness protection program or just on sabbatical from PianoWorld?

Thought maybe you had reverted back to your prior instrument of choice and where now cruising over in AccordianWorld laugh
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#2014920 - 01/15/13 01:08 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
Allard Offline
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Time to start practising eek
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#2014924 - 01/15/13 01:17 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
Sam S Offline
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This recital is a milestone of sorts for me - I have completed 5 years back at the piano, and 4 years of ABF Recitals without missing one.

Now I have probably jinxed my streak by mentioning it. My piece is far from ready. At last week's lesson, my teacher said, "Are you sure you want to play this piece?"

Sam

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#2014948 - 01/15/13 02:08 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
Greener Offline

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Originally Posted By: Sam S
Don't panic, but it's one month until the 29th ABF Recital goes live (Feb 15), and two weeks until the submission period begins (Feb 1).


Too late ... already in panic mode. I had a feeling this would be coming out soon and so, time to shift into high gear. I'm not in too bad of shape, but definitely more rehearsal is in order. Let alone facing the red dot.

Much looking forward to it though, as always.
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#2014957 - 01/15/13 02:19 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: TrapperJohn]
Monica K. Offline

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Originally Posted By: TrapperJohn

Monica! Where have you been? Haven't heard from you for awhile here. You've been keeping a "low profile"...

Were you in the witness protection program or just on sabbatical from PianoWorld?

Thought maybe you had reverted back to your prior instrument of choice and where now cruising over in AccordianWorld laugh


LOL. No, I have merely discovered the truth that tens of millions of women already knew: Being a stay at home mom leaves one with less disposable time during the day than having a desk job. wink It seems that back when I was employed and spent all day in an office with easy access to the internet, I could jot off a quick post here and there with no difficulty. Nowadays I'm spending most of my time being a member of the sandwich generation (taking care of two kids who are busy with homework and extracurriculars, not to mention dealing with my 93 year old father in law who has Alzheimer's) and not nearly enough time goofing off on the internet or--worse yet--playing piano. Hence the panic attack about the upcoming recital. eek
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#2015016 - 01/15/13 04:29 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
wj3 Offline
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Oh no, no, no. I still need 3 months....
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#2015017 - 01/15/13 04:36 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
Allard Offline
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There is always another recital three months later cool
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#2015041 - 01/15/13 05:16 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
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Holy schmokes this one caught me offguard. Same as it did last year at this time. The thing is, if you're one of the habitual early bird submitters because you want to be higher up on the list...(guilty!), you only have 2 weeks left before gates open.

[Insert STRESS here!].

Even MORE stress if you have absolutely nothing in the works but still find you MUST be one of the early bird submitters.

[New years goal.....handle self imposed stress better!].

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#2015042 - 01/15/13 05:21 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
casinitaly Offline


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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
Holy schmokes this one caught me offguard. Same as it did last year at this time. The thing is, if you're one of the habitual early bird submitters because you want to be higher up on the list...(guilty!), you only have 2 weeks left before gates open.

[Insert STRESS here!].

Even MORE stress if you have absolutely nothing in the works but still find you MUST be one of the early bird submitters.

[New years goal.....handle self imposed stress better!].


I've only been near the beginning (10th I think) once...it is quite exciting to know folks are likely to listen to you the first day --- but on the other hand I've noticed that a lot of folks are getting really creative about how they go about their listening and commenting! You never know when your piece will be heard!

BTW... I think I've already picked out my piece for MAY smile lol.
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#2015224 - 01/16/13 01:11 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
BenPiano Offline
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I've been consumed now for 3 nights with a new song that just dropped out of the sky into my lap - (I honestly didn't ask for this.) I had to learn to sing and play while discovering that it's not as hard as it seems - and that my vocal range just ain't all I thought it was. (or used to be) So it really is harder than it seems. laugh

Not a lot of time to learn how to sing, tie up the loose transitions, fill in the lyrics, and figure out how to record it.

And my piano needs to be tuned. tired

Luckily I have 4 pieces (not songs smokin) on reserve ready to be recorded - if I get a chance to - or a tuned piano - or a sore throat. (ahem)
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#2015229 - 01/16/13 01:21 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
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I can submit the Brahms piece. If I get the Bach piece together, I may swap it with Brahms.
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#2015244 - 01/16/13 02:22 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Haven't posted here in a long time and reading the posts.... something never change!!! No promises here, been too busy tuning, repairing and trying to find time to finish up my 1916 S&S "O"
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#2015249 - 01/16/13 02:43 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
wouter79 Offline
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Great! I had two pieces recorded for the last recital and I could submit only 1 then so I'm going to be lazy laugh
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#2015250 - 01/16/13 02:44 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
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>1916 S&S "O"

Would be nice to hear the progress!
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#2015251 - 01/16/13 02:45 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: FarmGirl]
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Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
I can submit the Brahms piece. If I get the Bach piece together, I may swap it with Brahms.


Don't bother, I prefer Brahms grin
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#2015257 - 01/16/13 03:02 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: wouter79]
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I hope to have my recording done this weekend. I probably just jinxed myself by saying that! I seem to be able to play the piece without mistakes until I turn on the recorder. I have two pieces ready to record, and hopefully one of them will make it to the recital.
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#2015296 - 01/16/13 06:29 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
...Nowadays I'm spending most of my time being a member of the sandwich generation (taking care of two kids who are busy with homework and extracurriculars, not to mention dealing with my 93 year old father in law who has Alzheimer's) and not nearly enough time goofing off on the internet or--worse yet--playing piano.



I think I understand - my 96 year old mother lives with us - was born during WWI - fortunately, so far she has most of her health and wits about her - spends most of her time watching pro football (Ravens) and major league baseball (Nationals) and cheering (or swearing) vociferously at her big screen TV - she's going so well I think I may be in a nursing home before she is smile - Thinks my piano playing is "nice", but then she's 95% deaf laugh
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#2015350 - 01/16/13 08:48 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
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Well, I've my piece ready to do a proper record. I don't have practicing in the last weeks (my mother in law died in the 1st day of the year, and I've been giving some support to my sad wife), but I think I can do a record in time to participate in this recital.
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#2015396 - 01/16/13 10:35 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
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Hi Les!

Cathy
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#2015400 - 01/16/13 10:42 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
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If not for these recitals I would not be tuning my piano even half as often as I do. Here I go again....
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#2015401 - 01/16/13 10:43 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: CarlosCC]
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Originally Posted By: CarlosCC
Well, I've my piece ready to do a proper record. I don't have practicing in the last weeks (my mother in law died in the 1st day of the year, and I've been giving some support to my sad wife), but I think I can do a record in time to participate in this recital.


Condolences Carlos - my mother-in-law passed away on 2 January last year - it is a sad way to begin a new year.
I hope you manage to record a piece, it is always a pleasure to listen to your music
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#2015459 - 01/16/13 12:35 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: BenPiano]
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Originally Posted By: BenPiano
I've been consumed now for 3 nights with a new song that just dropped out of the sky into my lap - (I honestly didn't ask for this.) I had to learn to sing and play while discovering that it's not as hard as it seems - and that my vocal range just ain't all I thought it was. (or used to be) So it really is harder than it seems. laugh

Not a lot of time to learn how to sing, tie up the loose transitions, fill in the lyrics, and figure out how to record it.

And my piano needs to be tuned. tired

Luckily I have 4 pieces (not songs smokin) on reserve ready to be recorded - if I get a chance to - or a tuned piano - or a sore throat. (ahem)


This should be good.
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#2015491 - 01/16/13 01:34 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: hawgdriver]
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Originally Posted By: hawgdriver
This should be good.


Many thanks, but I would strongly recommend a significantly low expectation for this. whome
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#2015501 - 01/16/13 01:46 PM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: BenPiano]
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Originally Posted By: BenPiano
Originally Posted By: hawgdriver
This should be good.


Many thanks, but I would strongly recommend a significantly low expectation for this. whome


So noted ...

... scribbles, BenPiano says expect more of the same ...

... Oops, that wasn't for public consumption!

wink
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#2016005 - 01/17/13 09:05 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: jotur]
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Originally Posted By: jotur
Hi Les!

Cathy


Hi Cathy....been a long time, I need to spend a little more time over here.... smile
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#2018188 - 01/21/13 06:46 AM Re: One month until the 29th ABF Recital! [Re: Sam S]
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I'm working on a beautiful tune from the Broadway stage but I keep changing the arrangement (I have a nasty habit of doing this), which is not highly conducive to the goal of getting it recorded...

If in the end (or "at the end of the day" as the politicians always say) I'm not satisfied - either with the arrangement or the recording or both - I may submit a lively and lovely Christmas song that I started work on before then but just got a good take on - late for this season, yes (or way early for next), but what can one do? "Kick the can down the road" to the next Recital?


Trap


Edited to add: GO RAVENS! smile


Edited by TrapperJohn (01/21/13 06:52 AM)
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