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#2036855 - 02/21/13 09:58 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Some more comments. I'm just loving this recital!!

31. MaryBee - Waltz in C# minor, Op.64 No.2 Are you sure you haven't turned professional on us? You have completely nailed how this waltz needs to go. I love the left hand, just in it's place and at such a tempo! The ornamentation is just beautifully judged. The phrasing of the melody is excellent. I am super super jealous! And a sweet story about you and your son too!

32. BenPiano - All of These Things For You Wow, another professional. So forget about taking lessons, I think you need to give them. This was an amazingly well crafted song and beautifully performed song. Very nice playing, just a perfect accompaniment. Wonderful, simply wonderful.

33. Ganddalf - Sonata A-flat major (Hob XVI - 46) first movement This is a beautiful performance. You have judged the tempo extremely well, giving space to the music to breath but allowing it to move at a good space. With these long pieces it can be hard to keep things moving in the right direction but you have accomplished that easily. Overall I think you've made this sound a lot easier than it probably was!

34. beechcraft409 - Ombre Such a tender interpretation, beautifully shaped. You let the subtle variations in the left hand show through without dominating. The melody is nicely phrased too and there is great dynamic range.

35. Richard (zrtf90) - Notturno Op. 54 No. 4 Well, you may hear / feel those hesitations but they do not come across to the listener at all. This sounds wonderful, full of color and wonderful tone. The tempo is perfect, with wonderful rubato as needed. The interplay of the hands with those typical Grieg syncopations is fabulous. Beautiful.

36. Yamaha G3 & P-80, Mike White - Album Leaf This isn't a Debussy piece I know at all. I let it wash over me; nicely played. Perhaps dampen it down just a little bit to make even more of that Debussy atmosphere?

37. Ken. - Let's Cool One I think you got the laid-back feel of this pretty well; you brought out the wonderful harmonies very nicely.

38. FarmGirl - Brahms 118 #2 Another very professional performance. I'm not usually sold on Brahms piano music but this was just fabulous. I loved the tone, the pedalling was excellent and it was wonderfully shaped. If you asked me how long this was I would have said three minutes tops!

39. Mar_red - The Shadow of Your Smile & Misty - Medley. I hadn't looked to see what this was before it started playing but it was instantly recognizable. Both of these are favorites of mine and this was a gread medley. The left hand chords are fabulous - yes, quite guitar like. The arrangement was great and delighfully played; nice ornamentation and little touches. The tremelos / trills are outstanding! I will admit I prefer Misty a little less adorned and slower, but for the style you chose I can't fault the performance - you got it to swing and there were great touches.

40. Jazzwee - Stella by Starlight There is almost nothing to say, this is just wonderful. I simply switched off, relaxed and enjoyed the cool sounds running over me. There was nice piano work all the way through, very enjoyable.
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#2036900 - 02/21/13 11:22 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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More comments:

31. MaryBee - Beautiful. I love "your" Chopin.

32. BenPiano - I bet your wife is very proud! It is a beautiful declaration of love. I do not know how you can do it composing, writing and singing ... I think this is all very difficult. Good job!

33. Ganddalf - I'm a pure amateur and I don't think I could play this (or other) piece of Heyden... It seems very hard, to me. I like the way you play this piece and I don't agree about this being boring. On the contrary, your playing is beautiful. My sincere congratulations.

34. beechcraft409 - One more Einaudi smile . I saw this piece when I bought the "The Best of Ludovico Einaudi" book but did not pay much attention to it. After hearing your interpretation I changed my mind and I'm glad to have another pianist playing Einaudi. I know it's not easy to "get" the sound of Einaudi because it takes a lot of abstraction ability, but I think you got to keep the "environment" throughout the entire piece. I like it! And thank you!
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#2036975 - 02/21/13 01:34 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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41. Saranoya - Menuett in F That's brave playing in a pub! Very nice, except for the ambient noise. You phrased it with great care and I got an impression you had thought through the piece.

42. windywindy - Waltz in A Minor KK IVb/11 I love this Chopin waltz - I stumble through it and you show how it should be played. You gave it enough tenderness without making it sloppy. I liked the way you phrased the very long melodic lines. Perhaps try to make the chords on the second and third beats a little quieter?

43. lyricmudra - Melodie from the Opera 'Orfeo' This sounds like a challenging piece - which you allude to in your notes. I really felt the passion in it. The melodic lines soared and I admired the way you kept that very much on top of the accompaniment. The piece sounds like it could be too "busy" but you were able to keep the attention where it was needed. Very nice.

44. Sam S - Arabeske Op. 18 First off, where's my star? wink Secondly, this is a wonderful achievement. Even though the sections help break the piece up, to keep a single movement going for that long is commendable. I thought you were able to do a great job of tying the whole piece together while giving each section it's own flavor. I think you were at your best on the more lyrical sections so perhaps if you bring some of the lyrical flavor to the more "robust" parts, it will improve the piece even more?

45. Copper - Greensleeves Very simple, very elegant, nicely done. Henry VIII would have approved wink Though I think this was a piece where and acoustic piano was needed ... it was a little too electronic for a 500 year old tune in my humble opinion.

46. Kenjazz - My Romance You coax a wonderful warm tone from the piano / piece. The Band in a Box really helps with this mood, but it's your playing, with the broad brush strokes of sand and then subtle splashes of color that really make it special. Loved it. (That Gershwin knew what he was doing, huh?!)

47. PianoStudent88 - No Walk Today I think your tempo adjustments sound very natural and overall the piece works very well. You shape some of the phrases carefully and retain a warmth even where there are a lot of repeated chords.

48. carlos88 - Sarabande (from Pour le Piano) There is a beautiful warmth to this piece and I loved the pedalling, giving that Debusseyesqe feel necessary. I think you probably good have done even further with that in some of the thick passages with deep bass notes. There was a nice separation of the different voices in some sections.

49. GrouchoMarx - Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 This is simply crazy good. Not only all the notes played at great speed, but a wonderful warmth to the big chords so they don't end up bangy. And a great dynamic range. Just terrific. And I'm forgetting what you say about "more accessible" ... this is stupid hard and you nailed it!

50. BillM - Georgia On My Mind I keep thinking, Bill can't find any more tunes out there he hasn't done and each time you come back with the perfect one. I loved the tenderness in the playing and your singing, as always, just perfectly suits it.
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#2037046 - 02/21/13 04:08 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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27. Philzpiano

Unfortunately this file appears to have been corrupted during the upload. My fault for not listenng to it all the way through! For anyone that's interested I have uploaded the MP3 again to the Box file sharing website - link below. I shall be back to comment on all the other marvellous performances later!

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#2037243 - 02/21/13 10:19 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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05 slpianoproject - Nocturne in C# minor Op.27 no.1, Chopin
While not one of my favorites, this is a beautiful and challenging nocturne. Good job with it.

06 CarlosCC - Julia, Ludovico Einaudi
I haven't heard this one before, Carlos. I can see why your wife likes to hear it. Very calming and pretty. Well done.

07 Diana (sinophilia) - Frankie & Johnnie + Space Shuttle Blues
Nice job, Diana. Both pieces flow pretty nicely. You are doing wonderfully for only 11 months at the keyboard.

08 wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2, Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Yes, I think you're too picky. To my ears the melody flows nicely throughout the piece. Another great performance.

09 SwissMS - Little Prelude in D Major BWV 936, Bach
Wow. Your health challenges sound daunting indeed, yet you have persisted in the face of great odds and triumphed with this wonderful performance. Great job!

10 CASINITALTY Cheryl - Sneakin' Around, Dennis Alexander
Cheryl, this is a really fun little piece. I was left wanting more - the sign of a great performance.

11 Andy Platt - Invention No 4 in D Minor, Bach
Nice job, Andy. This is quite challenging, and you play it well.


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#2037252 - 02/21/13 10:50 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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51. Pavel.K - Nocturne 21 in C minor posth. Wow, this performance was absolutely gorgeous. And for just over a year playing is quite an accomplishment. Keep up the great work.

52. Allard - To Zanarkand This was probabably my most anticipated piece of the recital. I love this tune and you did it justice with a wonderful performance of it. I may suggest you try a gentle rolling chord on a few of the main initial chords in a way that extends the beauty of these chords. It sounds very nice. Great job with this beautiful piece.

53. MileHi Steve - Stagg Brew First off Steve, you get DOUBLE extra points for taking the music of another instrument and recomposing it into your own. I do a ton of this. Heck, triple extra points. Why not. I'm glad you pre-explained the sound before I heard it as it clarified some initial confusion. I loved the tune and the way you played it, however I would personally prefer to hear a piano sound (even on a digital) as opposed to a laser beam-spacey one. You know what I mean. This piece played by you right now on any decent piano sound signature would sound fantastic.

54. aTallGuyNH - Just The Way You Are Okay tallguy, straight to it. First off, great song selection. I will support saying that by looking at my very first recital submission. Same song. Next up is your playing. You have the main beauty and melody of this piece down. But you have it down in blocky sections. All of your 'sections' that make up this piece are complete and contain all the correct melodies in the correct time. My advice is to do two things. First I would suggest removing the tiny spaces or gaps between these musical block sections and simply connect the blocks. But connect them in a gentle and flowing way. The second thing would be and experiment with a few notes around any one single note that gets constantly repeated. You can't play a melodic piece in Morse code. Sometimes you get make a creative buildup around a note only to really emphasize that note when you finally play it. This is an advanced skill but you are at the point in which you could start doing that with this piece and your performance of it. Overall, all things considered I would give you and A.

55. Aimee O - Sonatina in G Hi Aimee. I don't often get a chance to listen to Beethoven so it is always nice when I do. This sounded like a very fun piece to play with an uplifting tempo. You did a nice job with this.


Well that's it. I have no idea how the level of talent in the ABF is sustainable when you have performances like a lot of the ones in this recital. We'll see.

Incredible once again. Everyone.

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#2037277 - 02/22/13 12:38 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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44. Sam S - Arabeske Op. 18 - Yes! - I got my first ABF badge. smile



Silliness aside, Sam, seriously impressive! This is an entire brain consuming amount of music to learn and play.

I've never had any doubt of your musicality. Now I'm equally impressed with your patience and focus to put this on a recording.

I think you deserve a special badge of your own for playing this so well!
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#2037283 - 02/22/13 12:57 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Round two..some more heaps of praise:
16. Riddler (Ed) - Reflections in D I’ve never heard Reflections in D. Your version is beautiful! I’m willing to bet that your transcription can stand next to the original.

17. Monica K. - Just Because I Love You I’ve always seen the name David Nevue around here, but I never sat down and listened to his work. Now I see what the hype is about.. wonderfully done.

18. ladypayne - Improv in G minor What a powerful opening! Very passionate piece, and I like it a lot.

19. Jake S - Fur Elise I can’t believe you’ve only been playing a year! Great job. This piece has some tricky places, and I thought you did well with them.

20. Serge88 - Fly Me To The Moon I am such a sucker for this song! Thanks!

21. Teodor - Donnie Darko - The Artifact and the Living Your piano gives it a nice haunting feel. Thanks!

22. (Was)TrueBeginner - Us Very pretty! I am really starting to get jealous of all of you composers.

23. MusicaMusique - Keresem Az Utam Unfamiliar with this one also. Thanks for the introduction! I’ll have to check it out based on your awesome rendition.

24. MrPozor - Un poco adagio I appreciate your hard work in playing without errors! That is not one of my strong points, especially if I think anyone can hear me. Great job... I think you brought out the spirit of the piece well, too.

25. Jazztpt (Russ) - Another Song + Maya Stunning! I liked both of them. Maya seems like a jazzy lullaby! Brilliant!

26. Sand Tiger - Shadow Wow, great job, and after only a year of playing to boot! I can hear a flute or whistle influence in there for sure.

27. PhilzPiano - Prelude no. 1 in C major Beautiful. No matter how many times I hear it I still love it, and your performance reinforces that.

28. Daren - Quanta Qualia I never heard of Patrick Hawes, but I’m going to have to look him up now. Thanks for exposing me to this piece. Your performance was just gorgeous.

29. timmyab - Allemande from French Suite no 4 Thanks for both versions! I enjoyed them. I think I like the fast one the best.

30. Peterws - Regrets. I have a Few . . Amazing job with the arrangements! You’re a talented composer.

31. MaryBee - Waltz in C# minor, Op.64 No.2 My favorite Chopin piece. Congratulations not only on playing one of your dream pieces, but also on playing that piece beautifully.
32. BenPiano - All of These Things For You Wow… you can sing and play at the same time. That alone puts me in awe of you. That song is just fantastic. Your wife is a lucky lady!

33. Ganddalf - Sonata A-flat major (Hob XVI - 46) first movement I am extremely bored with the fact that you didn’t play the rest of it! What a performance! Everything sounds so clear and perfect.

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#2037290 - 02/22/13 01:23 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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On to the classical submissions:

03. dannylux / Mel - Czerny Romance in E Op.755 - Ok, my only experience with Czerny has been boring and dry beginner's learning type stuff.

This blew away that preconception! So rich and wonderful. I really liked the way you played that massive run on the keys toward the end. It's no doubt that it took some practice to get down, but it sent a shiver down my spine!

04. Plowboy - Prelude in E Minor Op. 28, No. 4 - One of my favorite Chopin Preludes. Well done, and a fist bump for sticking with it until you were ready to share it here on the ABF!

05. slpianoproject - Nocturne in C# minor Op.27 no.1 - Amazing performance, something us noobs dream of performing!

14. joangolfing - Grieg Waltz Op.12 - I know this piece, and gladly hummed along with your playing!

15. Greener / Jeff Green - Moments Musicaux - A flat major; Opus 94 No. 6 - Well played!
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#2037304 - 02/22/13 02:14 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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And some more thank yous:
Originally Posted By: BenPiano
55. Aimee O - Sonatina in G ...This is relatively "easy" but terribly difficult to pull off both movements in a single take because it's so long...

Yes, I was cursing myself for that very reason! Especially since I wasn't used to practicing with all of the repeats. I sure am learning things for next time! And thanks for your kind comments smile
Originally Posted By: BillM

Nice job on this one. You do a good job of maintaining the tempo throughout the faster passages. A very enjoyable listen.

I have been practicing more with my metronome.. glad it's paying off in noticeable dividends!
Originally Posted By: casinitaly
..I particularly enjoyed the second part. I think it is more fun to play than the first part, especially the rippling expanded chords. I never even came close to playing it this well – you’ve inspired me to give it another try!

You're too kind! I hope you do try it again.. I bet it would sound fantastic!
Originally Posted By: zrtf90

...In the Moderato the phrasing marks in M2, 7, 18 and 23 aren't being brought out consistently. Are you with a teacher? These tiny details are so easy to overlook if you're self studying. Also in the Romanze the left hand in M3&4 and M24&25 uses dotted notes that are also easy to overlook on your own...

I appreciate your thoughtful critiques, along with the praise:) The dynamics were admittedly a pain in this piece. I have 3 different versions with conflicting markings, and spent time working out of at least two of these books(the original had the piece spread out over 4 pages and it was extremely annoying to read from). So I kind of got off track with the markings. Some of them, admittedly, I was hoping I would correct in a better recording. But the Romanza ones definitely weren't in the one I mainly learned it from, although both other editions agreed on them, so maybe I should have used them. I do have a teacher who has consistently pointed out my laziness over the ones in measures 2 & 18, however! I will try harder next time smile
Originally Posted By: peterws

55 Beethoven sings for me, and so do you, girl!

Thanks! Hopefully you never actually have to hear me sing.. When I was a teenager, I was belting out a song with the windows open, and a neighbor called to make sure I was okay hehehe


Originally Posted By: Sam S
I played this once, but the left hand just killed me. I think you are doing a much better job than I ever did. Thanks for playing for us!


I can't imagine you ever having a hard time with a piece like this, especially after being able to record a 10 minute Schumann piece! The few little Schumann pieces I've played have turned my left hand into a train wreck. But thank you! I can't wait to sit and listen to yours.
Originally Posted By: Allard

Listened to your song again, this time with better equipment. Much better! I totally neglected to say that I love this piece and want to learn it too, some day. It's so merry.

I'm glad it was easier on you this time 'round!
Originally Posted By: jazzwee
Is this your first recital? If I'm not mistaken, please accept my congratulations on making the move the submit and I thoroughly enjoyed your performance.

It is! I barely got it in on time, but I managed. Thanks for your welcome.. hopefully I will be a regular contributor to these as I've gotten a lot out of the experience.
Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky

Hi Aimee. I don't often get a chance to listen to Beethoven so it is always nice when I do. This sounded like a very fun piece to play with an uplifting tempo. You did a nice job with this.

I appreciate the compliment!


And also thanks to anyone else who has made it down to listen to #55! I am flattered that you all take the time to listen smile

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#2037369 - 02/22/13 07:50 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Sob, my last set. When's May?! wink

51. Pavel.K - Nocturne 21 in C minor posth. This is a beautiful performance, and all the more commendable for someone who has played for a short time. I think you created a wonderful atmosphere and any slight rough spots can get easily ironed out as you progress. It sounded like a very relaxed performance; the left hand was very well controlled which is difficult to do when the right is making the tricky runs. I loved it!

52. Allard - To Zanarkand It's funny how you can tell instantly that this is from a video game. Great performance! I think you have controlled this beautifully; there is delightful phrasing of some of the arpeggios and little flourishes and there is steadiness that allows the moments of intensity to really break through.

53. MileHi Steve - Stagg Brew I think you got some of the harp feel in these pieces. I would prefer a piano rather than electronic piano personally but I can tell what you were going for. You played them beautifully, it was an incredibly serene and straightforward (in a good way) performance.

54. aTallGuyNH - Just The Way You Are "My name's Andy and I'm addicted to Bill Joel." Perhaps not but I've been playing his stuff for years. You've been playing for a few months and have done a great job. You will get much better at smoothing things over. Make the melody "shine" a little more; if you don't already hear the words in your head, try to - it will help the phrasing. But as it stands it's a really nice performance, very controlled, smooth and enjoyable.

55. Aimee O - Sonatina in G Of course I'm going to listen all the way to #55. My only problem is this is the last one. This was one of the three pieces that got me started on trying to play classical (and led me to lessons thank goodness.) I counted up the other day - I think it's in four books I own! You did a very nice job controlling the piece; I would work on getting more dynamic range into it - where you did, it was great! I liked the clear contrast between the two versions but you tied it together well.
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#2037389 - 02/22/13 08:36 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I want to express my gratitude to all of you giving comments to my performance of the Haydn-sonata so far. This week I'm staying at my mountain cottage with very limited internet access, and therefore I didn't have the opportunity to give any feedback neither to your performances nor to your comments, but I have listened to all of you and realise that there is lots of nice playing and interesting pieces. Next week I'll start giving individual comments.

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#2037428 - 02/22/13 10:14 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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PhilzPiano- I saw what you were playing for the recital and thought it might make a nice way to start my morning. Such a wonderful little piece and nothing like to set you right for the day. Very nicely done!! Thanks.

timmyab- Might as well keep going with the Bach. What wonderful command you have of this piece. It just flows and with just the right amount of feeling. I really enjoyed listening to you play. I loved both versions but I am leaning towards the faster one. They really are like two totally different pieces. The various voices "sang" to me and pulled me in more in the faster one. I'm glad you put them both in.
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#2037550 - 02/22/13 02:35 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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BenPiano, SwissMS, jotur, BillM, casinitaly, zrtf90, Riddler, peterws, Sam S, Allard, jazzwee, GrouchoMarx, Mr Super-Hunky, Andy Platt, Thank you so much for your kind comments, it is a great reward for me. smile
I would like to thank to all who listen my recording too.
And of course thanks belong to all organizers of this wonderfull recital which is a great experience and fun smile
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#2037576 - 02/22/13 03:41 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Ah finally a weekend where I have some time so I can spend some time to reading all comments in more detail laugh

Originally Posted By: AimeeO

08. wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2 It sounds great without the pedal(this means you didn’t have to cheat hehehe). This seems like it would be difficult to pull off, but you did so convincingly. I like it.


Thanks!

Originally Posted By: Allard

08. wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2
Music without pedal can sound a little empty, but you play it so well.
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Thanks for the feedback!

[quote=zrtf90]
08. wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2
The melody _can_ go slower but does need to be lifted more where it shares the same register as the accompaniment. Melodies don't have a set speed. They have different speeds when played on different instruments or with different touches or timbres. This is a song without words and it must sing. The accompaniment must accompany and as soon as it gets distracting the melody must glare at it with the look of a coloratura whose pianist is getting above himself. With only three years it's a tough ask but once you get the balance right between the 'singer' and the 'band' when playing slowly you can develop the speed until it feels right and your playing has no issue here with the speed.

It would have been nice to get this in the themed recital - I wouldn't have an issue with duplicates or missing pieces but it's not my project. Thanks for letting us enjoy it here.



Richard many thanks for your detailed review. Amazing how much attention you give to all performances here!! Seems I'll have to try to play LH softer here.

I will check the possibility to have it added to the themed recital.

Originally Posted By: slpianoproject


08. wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2 Here i have alot to say ..: First of all congratulation for this very fine performance. For only 3 years of piano experience you have a wonderful touch. You are able to bring out both melodies very well and that is impressive. I totally agree with your choice of not using pedal in this piece, it gives it a juggling feeling wich sound appealing to my hears. It also makes the left hand melody shine alot. As for you not being satisfied with the performance well... I've listened to your performance several times, even followed with the sheet music and your left hand is perfect. There is a clear distinction when its a quaver + its rest and a crochet. You use clear legato when its indicated. I'm highly impressed.

I can't really help you about the main theme being repetitive. Some mendelssohn pieces tend to make me feel the same way when i play it. I've recently made a recording of Op.30 no.1 on youtube and the theme repeats alot more (you can look it up on youtube... just search slpianoproject). 8 times to be precise with almost no variation. At the very end it comes back briefly and it always gives me the feeling the listener must think "OMG not again, will it end already".... But eh... what can we do... we play what is written.

Anyways i assure you that you should be proud of this performance its really impressive. Especially with 3 years of experience... I've played longer than you (although its hard to gauge how long i've been playing since i'm very casual) and i don't think i would do better than this. Awesome job!

By the way, are you using a special tuning on your piano? Or its just out of tune? Cause it fits perfectly with the piece.


wow, thanks slpianoproject for the extra large review. It's really interesting to see how some people here say I should use pedal while others are really happy that I did without smile Also it's good to hear that you also have this feeling with Mendelssohn.

Piano out of tune? You're the first to mention that. Check.... No, it was tuned a few weeks before I recorded so it should be well tuned. What exactly do you hear?
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#2037585 - 02/22/13 03:58 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Originally Posted By: Sam S


08. wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2 Great job. You asked for suggestions, so - Yes the accompaniment parts are too loud. They should be a couple of levels softer than the melody. Difficult to do, but that will make it sound much more musical. On the use of the pedal, even though the bass notes have the little dots, it is the style of the period to use pedal throughout. As one of my teachers once told me, the pedal is not an on/off switch. There are many levels. Just barely touch it in some cases or use what is called quarter pedal. Think of the dots on the bass notes as little accents, not as staccato. Think of pizzicato strings. There is a loud pluck, but it also rings and sustains. If you make the bass notes too short you lose that effect. So use the pedal, even if it is just barely depressing it. Anyway, you have the notes down now, it just needs some fine tuning.


Thanks for the detailed feedback Sam! So far to me the pedal seems an on/off switch: I sometimes try to smoothly dampen a chord by carefully partially releasing the pedal but I usually end up with a sudden cancellation.... And it also sounds like a booster pedal, making everything twice as loud once pressed... Oh well there's some stuff to learn with the pedal here smile

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08. wouter79 - I don't know why you're not satisfied with your work... I have 3 years of experience and I can't imagine myself playing this. Wonderful job on this (far from easy!) piece.

Thanks!

Originally Posted By: Greener

08 wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2
This has a lot of familiarity to another Mendelssohn piece (102 no 1) I am currently working on. There is clearly a lot to this and you are doing a nice job of allowing the melody to sing cleanly above and throughout it all. An ambitious undertaking for just 3 years on the bench. You clearly have what it takes though. Good for you, very nicely done and great recording.


Thanks Greener, I'm looking forward to your piece for the themed recital !

Originally Posted By: timmyab

Well I'm not sure if it's worth my time but the opportunity to insult you is too good to pass up.
Seriously though it's very good for three years being such a tough piece and all that.
I'm not in the slightest bit fundamentalist when it comes to following the score so I would probably pedal every half bar on this.Maybe drop it on the second quaver and lift it just before the end of the forth to give a slight gap between bass figures.I think it's especially helpful for tying the second and third notes of the bass figure together.Without it you'll tend to get a bit of a jolt there which may account for some of the nervousness you mentioned.
The most important thing here is to subdue the accompaniment.The syncopated parts should be so subdued that exactly what's going on is mostly hidden by the singing melody anyway.This is a difficult skill to learn but probably one of the most important things to bring the piano to life.Practice on very simple pieces and, for the purposes of getting a feel for it, play around with very exaggerated differences between different hands and fingers of the same hand.
I wouldn't drop the tempo any.The melody will start to lose coherence if you do.


Timmyab, thanks for the detailed comments. Mmm, interesting suggestion, but yes I could try to apply pedal only after releasing the bass note. Kind of reverse stride effect. It's also interesting to see different ideas about the importance of the tempo here. Reducing the LH power seems something most here would like to hear.
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#2037587 - 02/22/13 04:00 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Thanks again to all those who worked behind the scenes create the recital.

16. Riddler (Ed) - Reflections in D Very nicely played. I enjoyed listening to your rendition. Your changes didn't detract from the piece at all.

35. Richard (zrtf90) - Notturno Op. 54 No. 4 Very well played. Excellent!

37. Ken. - Let's Cool One Keep practicing

41. Saranoya - Menuett in F Surprisingly good recording quality using just your iPhone on the piano

43. lyricmudra - Melodie from the Opera 'Orfeo' Every time I listen to someone in this recital who has played as a kid and returned as a adult I marvel at the advantage one has by starting young. Very nicely played.

48. carlos88 - Sarabande (from Pour le Piano) Another one that started as a kid. Very nicely played. Increasing discouraging lessons? Your teacher must have been too critical.

49. GrouchoMarx - Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 3 years? Unbelievably advanced. I would not call you a relative beginner.

54. aTallGuyNH - Just The Way You Are Very well played for just 11 months. Were you using the pedal? It sounded like a lot of the notes were sustained. The only suggestion I could think of was to have less of that.
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#2037613 - 02/22/13 04:54 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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13. Peyton - After All I really like what you did with this piece, Peyton! It's takes one on a very pleasant journey, then back home. Thank you for your music!

14. joangolfing - Grieg Waltz Op.12 At first, this sounds like a simple piece, but there are so many details to manage - there's lots going on and you played it beautifully.

15. Greener / Jeff Green - Moments Musicaux - A flat major; Opus 94 No. 6 Schubert was a very fine choice for you. You play it with such confidence and conviction to give it life.

16. Riddler (Ed) - Reflections in D Ed, this is spectacular. I've heard this piece only once before. You've done some very tasty, rich voicing with it. Really a great tune and a even more well-played.

17. Monica K. - Just Because I Love You You play this as though you are listening very carefully to the melody. This is a beautiful piece and you bring tenderness to it.
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#2037714 - 02/22/13 08:40 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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05. slpianoproject - Nocturne in C# minor Op.27 no.1
Well played and a great video to go with it! It is always fun to see the action in videos like this.

06. CarlosCC - Julia
Loved it! Einaudi's is a great composer and you a great piano player Carlos!

07. Diana (sinophilia) - Frankie & Johnnie + Space Shuttle Blues
Sounds like a fun pieces to play. I think that you managed to capture the swing in your performances. Well done!

08. wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2
No pedal? Amazing! A really great performance and your recording is top notch too.

09. SwissMS - Little Prelude in D Major BWV 936
I love Bach's preludes and your performance here is stellar. I like your technique too with the curved fingers and your steady rhythm. Well done!!

10. CASINITALY - Sneakin' Round
This piece also seems like a lot of fun to play. Great job! I really liked your playing on the fast sections with your fingers dancing over the keys!!

11. Andy Platt - Invention No 4 in D minor
I don't understand your teacher. It sounds lovely to me and I also like the fast pace. Great job!!

13. Peyton - After all
Fantastic and it is an original piece too! Loved it. It seems quite hard to play but you nailed it like a pro! Great poem too!! Great job Peyton.

14. joangolfing 0 Grieg Waltz Op. 12
Great piece and great playing too!

15. Greener - Moments Musicaux
Loved it! Those pedals… I know exactly how it feels but your playing is so good here that I didn't hear the noise after a few seconds.
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#2037731 - 02/22/13 09:21 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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12 Amaruk - The Christmas song from 'An Elf's Story: The Elf on the Shelf', John Timothy Roberts
Nice job, Amaruk. A very pretty arrangement.

13 Peyton - After All
Another impressive composition coupled with a vituosic performance. Bravo.

14 joangolfing - Grieg Waltz Op.12, Grieg
An excellent performance, Joan. Just plain enjoyable to hear.

15 Greener / Jeff Green - Moments Musicaux - A flat major; Opus 94 No. 6, Schubert
That squeaky pedal is a bit annoying, Jeff. Otherwise this is a very well done effort. You captured the essence of the piece with your somber moody interpretation. It's quite an enjoyable listen.

16 Riddler (Ed) - Reflections in D, Duke Ellington
Impressive, Ed. As an Ellington fan I enjoyed your interesting arrangement. As a bonus, it sounds like I could maybe play your version whereas pretty much all Ellington transcriptions are out of reach for me. Great music!

17 Monica K. - Just Because I Love You, David Nevue
Beautifully played, Monica. You show really excellent control in the fade out section at the end. Well done indeed.

18 ladypayne - Improv in G minor
You are becoming an excellent composer. This is really pretty. Well done, ladypayne, well done.

19 Jake S. - Fur Elise, Beethoven
Great job, Jake. This piece is one of my favorites. You play it well. Yes, you have definitely moved into the "intermediate" ranks.
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#2037743 - 02/22/13 10:02 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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7. Dianna - good job. Smooth playing with steady beat. Look forward to your next piece

8. Woter79 - you said you aren't satisfied but I think it's fairly decent. It will be excellent if you keep the left hand volume down. I know it's easy said than done. It will give you an instant inprovement. The shaping of the piece is already there. Once you get the balance of the voices, I think you enjoy being totally expressive.

9. SwissMS - you are a fine piano player. I really enjoy listening to your performance. It does not show any trace of the trouble you had last year. I assume you have many years of classical traing as a child. It just shows.
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#2037754 - 02/22/13 10:26 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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#10 Cheryl - wow, it's incredible. I did not listen to the last recital since I was so busy. I'm stunned with the progress you made. This seriously sounds good. Does not sound like a beginner any more. Like it a lot.

#11 Andy Platt - I'm not the one to express opinions on your playing of Bach inventions. I hated them. It is totally twisted my personal opinion. I don't think the inventions are not his best works. For the purpose of finger independence, we all have to play them. I had to do 7 out of 12! I think you have done good job. Trills will come if you practice. Bach pieces get better and better. Let's persevere.

#12 Amaruk - excellent touch. It's a very beautiful song. Your son is lucky to have music to grow up with.
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#2037796 - 02/23/13 01:26 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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29. timmyab - Allemande from French Suite no 4 - Goodness, this is so rich. It's amazing how full and creative music was once. You've inspired me to learn this, but this just sounds so complicated and deep that I'm not sure I could get to this level. I can't offer any suggestions, but I can say that I enjoyed this very much - I love this place! Well done!

31. MaryBee - Waltz in C# minor, Op.64 No.2 - *Pushes open jaw back into place* Wow, that was awesome!

33. Ganddalf - Sonata A-flat major (Hob XVI - 46) first movement I wouldn't necessarily say that many of Haydn's sonatas are within the grasp of amateurs. Yours is a perfect example - this sounds terribly difficult! I had the chance recently to learn part of a Haydn sonata - yes, terribly difficult!

Your submission was long and very complex - I'm in awe of your ability to not only learn this while practicing, but to put it out there and play it, start to finish, with the recorder on.

Not only is this a wonderful piece from Haydn, you played this brilliantly as well. I loved each note!

35. Richard (zrtf90) - Notturno Op. 54 No. 4 This doesn't sound like any "easy starter"! Very nicely played!

36. Yamaha G3 & P-80, Mike White - Album Leaf - I hear you about not many versions to listen to. I don't know how I happened on this piece, but I struggled as well trying to figure out how this should sound. Well done, I like your interpretation!
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#2037800 - 02/23/13 01:49 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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13. Payton - another master piece with profound enlightenment! You really should publish your compositions

14. JoanGolfing -What a pretty piece. Good job

15 Greener - I love the piece. You play very well.
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#2037851 - 02/23/13 08:36 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Aimeeo- You are obviously still working on this. But wow, quite an undertaking and accomplishment so far. I really like your pacing and general feel for the piece. I really enjoyed listening.

Allard- I know that feeling of having a piece you have to learn even if you know you are not quite ready for it. But it's that desire that drives us sometimes to new heights. You may not have nailed this piece technically but emotionally... right on! My only technical thought would be to ease up on the pedal a bit. But just great playing especially for only a year inthe saddle.

Copper- Always nice to hear you play. This is such a short version but still very evocative. I really enjoyed hearing the way the bass notes worked along side the right hand. Almost a little Bach like.
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#2037907 - 02/23/13 11:00 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Sorry , a little late to the party , work keeps getting in the way.

Many thanks for all the encouraging comments on my pieces, the best I can say is it gives me a great deal of pleasure that you enjoyed them.

Thanks to the organisers of this fun and enjoyable event and thanks to all the performers who took part. What really stands out to me is that every performance , no matter the level of experience , was musical,making music that means something , with feeling and emotion.

And now some comments, time constraints will restrict me from commenting on all performance so please forgive me if I miss you out.As essentially a "jazzer" and writer of tunes I may stick more to my style area.

01. Mr Super-Hunky - A Star Named Apple/ New Beginning A heartfelt tribute beautifully played, nothing short of excellent.

02. Inlanding - Glen - Elegie Glen that was just lovely, instantly recognisable as French music as soon as you started , wonderfully expressive playing and control in the left hand. Not sure why I am not familiar with Massenet, so many wonderful composers and so much music! This had me searching out the music which also led me to Meditation de Thais, so thanks for your
performance and also for introducing me to some new music.

03. dannylux / Mel - Czerny Romance in E Op.755 Another charming piece, such a sweet little melody and played with a Wonderfully relaxed style, a pleasure to listen to.

04. Plowboy - Prelude in E Minor Op. 28, No. 4
Boy , you get a lot of emotion into this performance which far outweighs any technical issues, very nice performance.

06. CarlosCC - Julia
Another example of your fantastic memory. Lots of emotion in this which is fitting for the dedication of the performance, very well done.

07. Diana (sinophilia) - Frankie & Johnnie + Space Shuttle Blues Very well done , you really brought these simple little pieces to life.

09. SwissMS - Little Prelude in D Major BWV 936 So glad you are back playing and isn't it great that music can help recovery. A very good performance too of a piece that looks and sounds
difficult.

10. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Sneakin' Round
A jolly piece very well played, love those jazzy sounds.

11. Andy Platt - Invention No 4 in D Minor
Too hard for me Andy, well done, just those trills to work on.

12. Amaruk - The Christmas song from 'An Elf's Story: The Elf on the Shelf'
A simple but very pretty melody and as usual a nice video to go with it.

13. Peyton - After All
Another great composition Peyton, great work on the left had pattern which avoids the obvious. Great writing, improvisation , groove and technique, what more can I say I loved it.

16. Riddler (Ed) - Reflections in D
What great playing and arrangment, that amateurish fancy stuff sounds Professional to me, reminds me more of Stan Kenton ( only better Piano playing) those chords, just rich & lush.

17. Monica K. - Just Because I Love You
Control ,control , control, from start to finish, congratulations on a fine performance.

20. Serge88 - Fly Me To The Moon
Wouldn't sound out of place in all the bars in all the world, very relaxing.

22. (Was)TrueBeginner - Us
I rather liked this, I can hear it as the music to a film, maybe a French film noir , lovely melody.

26. Sand Tiger - Shadow
You have good ideas and you seem passionate about composing so keep at it and I look forward to hearing your progress in composing and playing, well done.

30. Peterws - Regrets. I have a Few . .
Conjures up pictures of the rolling hills of the north of England , in spring when it’s a bit warmer :-). Takes a lot of talent to put an arrangement like this together, nicely paced with some tasty string pads. Did you keep changing the lead voice , sounds alternately like oboe , pan pipe or soprano sax? And then we have the sea. Great stuff keep em coming.

32. BenPiano - All of These Things For You
Loved the feel you get on this Ben, reminded me of Simon and Garfunkel,the vocal was a tad quiet though but I could a hear a good in tune voice there, a very enjoyable listen.

33. Ganddalf - Sonata A-flat major (Hob XVI - 46) first movement To my ear pretty much expert in every way.

37. Ken. - Let's Cool One
You seem to have really grasped Monk's music, well done.

39. Mar_red - The Shadow of Your Smile & Misty - Medley. Well you certainly covered all the styles here though sometimes less is more. Touch of the Errol Garners in Shadow and you sounded like you had lots of fun with Misty.

40. Jazzwee - Stella by Starlight
This sounds really together with some nice note choices in your solo, you have a swinging little group there. Everytime I hear you Jazzwee you have improved and I think you have just taken a bit of a leap forward. I also picked up your latest version of Solar on the study group thread and you were steaming, live playing with an audience, wonderful.


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#2037942 - 02/23/13 12:11 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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26 Sand Tiger – Shadow
I see from your Blog, ST that you have been very busy with composition. Good on you, for this focus so early in your piano development. It will only get better from here of course. You've done well with this and I look forward to seeing the progress.

32 BenPiano - All of These Things For You
This is very easy and pleasant listen. You have a nice voice. Nice job in keeping the accompaniment interesting without interfering with the vocal. Nice recording and well done.

36 Mike White - Album Leaf
Not familiar with the piece. Some very interesting elements to it. Clearly very competently played. I don't care for the piece, but I like your playing. It would likely grow on me though, there are many I play now, that I wasn't so keen on in the beginning and some Debussy I really like, of course. Nice work.

37 Ken - Let's Cool One
Fabulous changes in this. I love pieces with chord change iterations on every beat. This is one that could really swing. You are on your way with it. Nice choice and some fine playing, Ken.

38 Farmgirl - Brahms 118 #2

I think I may need to take up drinking again. I don't recall ever getting this good of results though. I somehow thought I was better, but my neighbours never did. Really fine production you have with this, Farmgirl. Beautifully played.

39 Mar_red - The Shadow of Your Smile & Misty - Medley
These work very nicely together as a medley. Who knew. I have both of these buried somewhere in my line up. Time to dig em up and perhaps do likewise with them. Very cleverly done, love the trills. Nice arrangement and some great playing.


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#2038102 - 02/23/13 05:38 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: jazztpt]
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Hi Jazzpt; English Horn and Soprano Sax only used as solo. I suspect the English horn and Oboe are bedfellows . . . .according to Yamaha that is!
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#2038120 - 02/23/13 06:42 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I just want to thank all you folks that commented on my piece...

Monica- Your comments are always highly valued by me. Yea, I really like getting down into those bass notes.

Saranoya- I suppose if i actually wrote it all out I could intentionally write in accel and retards. But, yea, some of those really were not intentional. I just have a bad habit of speeding up as things get louder and more dramatic. I really need to work on that.

SwissMs- the runs up the keyboard are fun but not too complicated. That said...the second time I did it it didn't quite end up right. Thank you for seeing the connection of the music to the poem. It really is supposed to be "searching".

Casinitaly- Again, I'm really pleased you saw the connection of the poem to the music. And it's really neat that you were waiting to see what would come next. Yes, the Satie has really helped inspire the pieces I'm working on right now.

Bill- Always nice to get a favorable comment from you. For you to say my piano playing is first rate means a lot to me.

jotur- Yea, most of the pieces I've been writing have a left hand pattern that is pretty consistent. Maybe it's my bass playing roots...

Aimeeo- I would love to really be a talented composer. However I'm all too aware of my shortcomings. (Music theory or lack thereof being a major one...)

KenJazz- interesting you hear some "eastern" flavor. I didn't mean for that to be but have been playing around with that sound. I don't see my works as "new age" either. I think you put it well.. a little R&B, new age, eastern... Hopefully just my own thing.

Allard- Yea, I really need to work on my speed consistency.

zrtf90- That beat is hard to follow in the middle because I probably lost it.... I do have fun with the rhythmic patterns.

Ed- Your comments really cracked me up. I answered you earlier but I'll say it again... If you ever do transcribe some of my runs by all means please let me know what you come up for fingerings.

Mr. SH- I'm really glad you read it as you did... I was pleased with the ending. I just wanted those chords to say "After All".

GrauchoMarx- I'm glad you felt the hands were well balanced. That is certainly one of the great challenges in this piece.

Greener- I know I really enjoy hearing what other folks here compose. It adds another whole element to listening.

SamS- Cool! I know I don't feel like I sound professional but to hear it from you means a lot.

CarlosCC- I only WISH I could even begin to write like Debussy. (And yes..if I could only play Debussy as well as you. smile )

AndyP- When I was studying art an instructor told me once that the secret to good work was to make mistakes look intentional. Sooo I should have just said that "tap" was there on purpose!!

Jazzwee- What can I say? Coming from you that really means a lot!

Beachcraft- Yay, someone remembers my Coffee for Breakfast! You should just try writing. A couple of shots of Makers Mark (the 90 proof, not that other stuff they tried to put out there), some lights down low... sit at the piano and just play.

Ben- Thank you. you really hit it for me. "vast, old and desolate. yet..here we are".

Inlanding- "a pleasant journey, then back home" I like that.

Amaruk- I'm glad you liked the poem. I thought it might be a little silly putting it there but it really did explain a bit about what I was trying to say with the piece.

TXDennis- thanks as always Dennis. Not sure it's exactly "virtuosic" but hey, that doesn't hurt my self esteem.

Farmgirl- I just wish I could really write out music. If I could I would at the very least write all these to paper. I'm counting on my memory and... that's not good.

jazztpt- Hey you cover all the bases smile More great self esteem builders.
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#2038160 - 02/23/13 08:53 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: Peyton]
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Originally Posted By: Peyton


Ed- Your comments really cracked me up. I answered you earlier but I'll say it again... If you ever do transcribe some of my runs by all means please let me know what you come up for fingerings.



Peyton,

Actually, I saw your previous comment. Sorry, I did not mean to ignore you, it's just that I interpreted it as a joke! grin

BTW, I don't write these runs down on paper, I record them in midi, and sometimes capture the fingering in text that displays in the lyrics window when I play it back on the Vanbasco player.

Anyway, here is what I captured.

Two handed ascending run an interval of a third apart:

  • Both hands follow the standard Eb (Hanon) fingering.


One handed Eb descending run in thirds, starting with C and Eb:

  • Top note finger - 3 5 4 3 2 4 3 2 5 4 3 2 4

    Bottom note finger - 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 2

Wierd, huh?

One handed Eb run with scale notes 3 4 2 3 1 2 7 1 etc (where 3 = G, 4 = Ab, etc).

  • RH fingers 4 5 3 4 2 3 1 5 3 4 2 3 1 2 1 5; in other words, I switch to 5 on Ab and Eb.


BTW, methinks I am not a good person to ask about fingering; I tend to start ascending arpeggios and runs with fingering 2 1 (index then thumb), and I often cross 1 over 5 going up, 5 over 1 going down. Us old guys have our habits and there is nothing you can do to change us! smile

Ed
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My fingers are slow, but easily keep pace with my thoughts.


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