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.