Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Page 12 of 65 < 1 2 ... 10 11 12 13 14 ... 64 65 >
Topic Options
#1110793 - 05/18/07 12:12 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Van Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 1215
Loc: S. California
Good find Mark, this is from I Giorni. I wonder how we all missed it, it's a nice sounding piece, very relaxing.
_________________________

Top
(ads P/S)

Sauter Pianos

#1110794 - 05/18/07 12:47 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
rocky Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 1456
Loc: Louisville, KY
I Due Fiumi

I'm surprised you all haven't played this one yet. This is one I can "almost" play. A couple of spots can still trip me up, but this is one of the few I've been able to get all the way through!!

So.....this tells you this piece is easy and you all can probably learn it in less than a day!!

I almost submitted this as my recital piece!
_________________________
When I reach the place I'm going, I will surely know my way.

Top
#1110795 - 05/18/07 02:10 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Van Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 1215
Loc: S. California
OK rocky,

I think this is your chance to lead the pack \:\)

I'd love to hear you playing this so record and post already!
_________________________

Top
#1110796 - 05/18/07 02:43 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 4243
Loc: Arizona.
Yea Rocky, DO IT already!. (no peer pressure!). ;\)

Top
#1110797 - 05/18/07 08:01 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
This afternoon I was listening to that video over and over again when I had the blinding realization that I am not paid during the summer (I'm on a 9-month contract) and therefore I did not have to be at work.

So I packed up, went home, and started I Due Fiumi. It is surprisingly easy yet breathtakingly beautiful. I am hooked.

p.s. does anybody know the translation of the title?
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#1110798 - 05/18/07 08:08 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Kawaigirl1 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 989
Loc: Toronto
I think I Due Fiumi translates to "The two Rivers"

This is a pretty piece and not too difficult to learn.
_________________________

flickr

Top
#1110799 - 05/18/07 09:40 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Mark... Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 4380
Loc: Jersey Shore
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
This afternoon I was listening to that video over and over again when I had the blinding realization that I am not paid during the summer (I'm on a 9-month contract) and therefore I did not have to be at work.

So I packed up, went home, and started I Due Fiumi. It is surprisingly easy yet breathtakingly beautiful. I am hooked.

p.s. does anybody know the translation of the title? [/b]
You do know its still spring right...:lol:

To think I had an effect on your work week...hahah

Top
#1110800 - 05/18/07 09:44 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Well, the kids just went to bed so I reluctantly had to stop working on I Due Fiumi. \:\( I have pretty much all the notes down, but in looking at the score it's clear there's a lot of subtle dynamics and emotionality going on, so it will take a while to get it sounding its best.

p.s. to mark: yeah, it's still spring, but final grades were turned in last week so I am F-R-E-E until mid-August.
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#1110801 - 05/18/07 10:03 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Mark... Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 4380
Loc: Jersey Shore
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
Well, the kids just went to bed so I reluctantly had to stop working on I Due Fiumi. \:\( I have pretty much all the notes down, but in looking at the score it's clear there's a lot of subtle dynamics and emotionality going on, so it will take a while to get it sounding its best.

p.s. to mark: yeah, it's still spring, but final grades were turned in last week so I am F-R-E-E until mid-August. [/b]
Well Monica, congrats on all your free time. I expect many more LE songs posted. And as for the kids sleeping, you need to get a nice digital piano with head phones... \:D

Top
#1110802 - 05/18/07 11:03 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Mark... Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 4380
Loc: Jersey Shore

Top
#1110803 - 05/19/07 07:54 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
I don't think I have ever gotten into a piece as much as I did I Due Fiumi. Last night I waited until 11:30 when I was sure the kids were sound asleep and then played it quietly until 12:30. Then I put a few more hours in it today.

Here is the end result:

"I Due Fiumi"

It's not polished; there's a couple of hesitations, one right at the beginning of the main melody, drat it. I'll probably try to re-record a better take for my annual CD. But this is probably the shortest time it's ever taken me to learn a piece semi-decently, so I was too excited to wait and try for another one.

Man this is a heart-breakingly beautiful piece.
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#1110804 - 05/19/07 08:15 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Mark... Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 4380
Loc: Jersey Shore
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
I don't think I have ever gotten into a piece as much as I did I Dui Fiumi. Last night I waited until 11:30 when I was sure the kids were sound asleep and then played it quietly until 12:30. Then I put a few more hours in it today.

Here is the end result:

"I Dui Fiumi"

It's not polished; there's a couple of hesitations, one right at the beginning of the main melody, drat it. I'll probably try to re-record a better take for my annual CD. But this is probably the shortest time it's ever taken me to learn a piece semi-decently, so I was too excited to wait and try for another one.

Man this is a heart-breakingly beautiful piece. [/b]
Wow...you did this amazingly fast. But then again even I almost did page 1 in a day... \:D

You are very close to nailing it. I really liked it. One thing I liked from the you-tube piece was when the right hand was hitting the notes hard in that one area. This piece just has a sweet spot that I love...

I envy you for the ability to lean his pieces so fast and well...

Mark

Top
#1110805 - 05/19/07 08:18 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Thanks, Mark, but this one is definitely an exception. You should hear (or, rather, you shouldn't hear) my rendition of Le Onde, on which I have been working for over a year.

p.s. You copied my post before I could sneak in and correct my mistaken spelling of the title. Oops.
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#1110806 - 05/19/07 08:58 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
rocky Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 1456
Loc: Louisville, KY
I told you all you could probably learn this in one day if I could play it and Monica went and did it!!

I won't tell you how long it took me.....sigh

Nice job Monica, I definitely won't be posting a recording of this piece now as I really don't need the public humiliation!!

Hopefully one day I "will" be able to play the piano....if not, I can always listen to y'all! \:D
_________________________
When I reach the place I'm going, I will surely know my way.

Top
#1110807 - 05/19/07 09:27 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Kawaigirl1 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 989
Loc: Toronto
Very nice Monica.

You'll have this piece polished in no time ;\)
_________________________

flickr

Top
#1110808 - 05/19/07 11:03 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Mark... Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 4380
Loc: Jersey Shore
 Quote:
Originally posted by rocky:
I told you all you could probably learn this in one day if I could play it and Monica went and did it!!

I won't tell you how long it took me.....sigh

Nice job Monica, I definitely won't be posting a recording of this piece now as I really don't need the public humiliation!!

Hopefully one day I "will" be able to play the piano....if not, I can always listen to y'all! \:D [/b]
You sound just like me Rocky... \:D

But I'm stubborn and determined to play some LE...

Top
#1110809 - 05/19/07 11:22 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Mark... Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 4380
Loc: Jersey Shore
And I'm starting to believe what Mr. Hunky once said about playing LE's music. That just by playing or trying to play in my case, it makes you a better piano player in general. I've noticed some subtle changes in my abilities...

Top
#1110810 - 05/20/07 09:03 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
 Quote:
Originally posted by rocky:
I definitely won't be posting a recording of this piece now as I really don't need the public humiliation!!
[/b]
:(
Now I feel bad, rocky, because I *definitely* want to hear your version! (a) because it's a beautiful piece, (b) because I learn by hearing others' interpretations of pieces and seeing how they do things differently, and (c) if I can post the same pieces as Kawaigirl and live through it, you can post the same pieces as me. \:D
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#1110811 - 05/20/07 09:39 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
rocky Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 1456
Loc: Louisville, KY
LOL Monica....don't feel bad!!!! I don't!!!

I think you played that very well!!! Wish I could learn things as quickly!!!

I tried recording it today (bunches of times!!) and just couldn't get through it ...ugh!!!

I have saved everyone's recordings of Einaudi's pieces and enjoy everyone of them.

When I grow up I wanna be like y'all \:D
_________________________
When I reach the place I'm going, I will surely know my way.

Top
#1110812 - 05/20/07 10:22 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Kawaigirl1 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 989
Loc: Toronto
Rocky, I hope we all can hear your version of I Due Fiumi.

For me, being able to listen to the different interpretation of the piece by all levels is a learning experience.
_________________________

flickr

Top
#1110813 - 05/21/07 01:16 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Van Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 1215
Loc: S. California
Well played, Monica, I love that refrain 40 seconds in. This piece definitely appeals to me, it's so peaceful and restful, quite lovely. A few very slight hesitations but your tempo and dynamics sound just about perfect.
_________________________

Top
#1110814 - 05/22/07 06:25 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Van Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 1215
Loc: S. California
A question for Monica or Rocky, what fingering do you use when you play that spread out 4 note G chord (at measures 7 & 8) of fiumi?

I can do 5,3,2,1 all in the left hand but it's a stretch.
_________________________

Top
#1110815 - 05/22/07 07:19 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
rocky Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 1456
Loc: Louisville, KY
I'm sure I probaby don't do it technically correct, but I play it like this:

5,2,1,2,1,2,5,2,1,2,1,5

(Scared to see how differently Monica might be playing it!!! )

\:D

P.S. It would be helpful if they had included some suggested fingerings!
_________________________
When I reach the place I'm going, I will surely know my way.

Top
#1110816 - 05/22/07 07:29 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Van Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 1215
Loc: S. California
Thanks rocky, that was the other alternative (or cheating by playing the top note with my right hand) hehe, I was hoping I didn't have to do that walk (especially going backwards).

I think Einaudi has big hands, the bastard! \:D
_________________________

Top
#1110817 - 05/22/07 08:40 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Kawaigirl1 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 989
Loc: Toronto
That's good fingering for those 2 measures Rocky.
_________________________

flickr

Top
#1110818 - 05/22/07 09:57 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
rocky Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 1456
Loc: Louisville, KY
Thanks kawaigirl! I usually just play what feels comfortable...unless an area is giving me problems and then I will look to the suggested fingerings........how I wish this book had some!! \:D
_________________________
When I reach the place I'm going, I will surely know my way.

Top
#1110819 - 05/23/07 08:16 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Mark... Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 4380
Loc: Jersey Shore
 Quote:
Originally posted by rocky:
I'm sure I probaby don't do it technically correct, but I play it like this:

5,2,1,2,1,2,5,2,1,2,1,5

(Scared to see how differently Monica might be playing it!!! )

\:D

P.S. It would be helpful if they had included some suggested fingerings! [/b]
Thats how I do it with kind of a slow roll, if that makes any sense...

Top
#1110820 - 05/23/07 08:49 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
 Quote:
Originally posted by rocky:
I'm sure I probaby don't do it technically correct, but I play it like this:

5,2,1,2,1,2,5,2,1,2,1,5

(Scared to see how differently Monica might be playing it!!! )

\:D
[/b]
That's how I play it, too, Rocky. \:\)

What about the rolled chord at the very last measure? I can't play it with one hand so I do the bottom two notes with my left hand and top two notes with my right.
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#1110821 - 05/23/07 10:07 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
rocky Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 1456
Loc: Louisville, KY
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
What about the rolled chord at the very last measure? I can't play it with one hand so I do the bottom two notes with my left hand and top two notes with my right. [/QB]
I do the same as you Monica.
_________________________
When I reach the place I'm going, I will surely know my way.

Top
#1110822 - 05/27/07 01:40 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi
Van Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 1215
Loc: S. California
I managed to play it all the way though tonight...you guys are right, it does seem to be very intuitive. Very pretty as well, especially the top of that middle section, I keep wanting to go back just to play that part. \:\)

Lol, can't seem to sleep tonight, every few minutes I have to get up and play that section again (from every piece of his I learn something new, not only is his music wonderful but he's a very fine teacher as well.)
_________________________

Top
Page 12 of 65 < 1 2 ... 10 11 12 13 14 ... 64 65 >

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
8 Live Ragtime Piano Players on the Cape!
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Recording the results of Pianoteq
by Roger Ransom
10/24/14 01:35 PM
Coolest Back Action I have Seen
by Steve Jackson
10/24/14 11:55 AM
Steinway piano with two offset keyboards
by guyl
10/24/14 10:36 AM
Black and white dampers
by iLaw
10/24/14 09:55 AM
AUGUST FORSTER
by Karl Watson
10/24/14 09:05 AM
Who's Online
159 registered (Alexander Borro, anamnesis, ajames, 50 invisible), 1616 Guests and 19 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76640 Members
42 Forums
158471 Topics
2327233 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission