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 Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!
I only seem to record around recital time these days. Here's another one, a long time favorite of mine. A couple more to go.
And I'm sorry about the video quality. I'm not trying to be artsy - my camera just can't focus here for some reason. I had to move it because my recital piece demanded freedom on the left side of the piano where the camera normally is
I recorded all of these at the same time, so my latest batch all have this problem, including my recital piece.
I'm really sorry, I blasted all of my comments with a simple click - I'm trying to recreate them as best as possible
Newman - Great, I've had this song stuck in my head now all weekend long!
Weiyan - it's nice to see the action of the hammers!
peterws - you play this very comfortably and fluid - no pun intended whizbang - I really liked this, and have struggled with Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag. This one, perhaps, sounds a little easier to attempt, but Joplin's stuff is always much more difficult than it sounds! Augustina - That was great - perhaps your best yet!
Mark... - I thought you got a digital there for a minute! Stumbler - Nice trills and clear confidence - awesome!
Stumbler~ Lady Campbell's Jig is a beautiful melody, beautifully played.
BenPiano~ Your Stephen Heller Duetto is really pretty. That focus problem might be related to the lighting. If you use a more flat light without reflection coming from the piano, it might solve the problem. Regardless, your playing is really fantastic! Your Traumerei is most excellent. I have some half-hearted attempts at getting this one presentable and it still eludes me. Great work and I hope to hear it again as it matures under your fingers. It is a keeper - don't lose this one from your already fine repertoire.
BillM~ Cats in the Cradle - it's been years since I've heard this. Your playing and singing style is perfect for this melody. Your steady accompaniment is always spot-on. I liked the solo breaks. Great work, Bill!
Elssa~ as before, I like this rendition of Over the Rainbow. Thanks for bringing it back.
I was gonna make a suitable mounting facility and nail it to the cupboard above my head. That`ll please `er indoors . . . but if I can buy something to match the furniture . . well, could be in business!
"I'm playing all the right notes � but not necessarily in the right order." Eric Morecambe
Newman, I don't think all strathspey's are named after women, but all of the ones in the William Shepherd collections are. I've been using his collections as source material for learning arrangement. I obtained the fiddle scores from the Highland Music Trust. They don't have a lot of information on Mr. Shepherd. I wonder if he was obtaining funding by offering to name his compositions after people. "Hey Mr. Miller, I bet your wife would love it if you paid to have a strathspey composed for her"
Strathspeys are normally in 4/4, though this one was 2/2 in the original. I scored it as 4/4, but the left hand is all triplets.