Loc: New England, USA
Originally Posted By: Codi
Hello, this thread I think is amazing! I enjoyed every recording. I have only just joined this forum yesterday, I hope it is OK if I add a video here. My camera is not fancy and I had to move it so far away to avoid the 'fuzzy' sound from the loud notes. I will work on a solution to that.
This is Sally's Song from Nightmare Before Christmas movie. It is my 'take a break' song when I am getting frustrated with what I am working on. I apologize for it being so choppy, I am still just learning.
Welcome to Piano World Codi! Great piece you brought to the bar! I too really like your piano and your piano corner. Very stylish!!
For my mid-month Piano Bar offering I recorded a version of the Beatles (really John Lennon's) great song Strawberry Fields Forever. I think when slowed down and played as a piano solo it takes on a more somber mood but it all works out. It doesn't matter much to me if it isn't like the original as long as you like it.
This is the first time I'm participating in a piano bar, and I don't know that it will become a regular habit. But on this occasion, I was inspired by two joyous happenstances:
1) My new apartment, which was supposed to be ready in August (2012), but remains technically unfinished, has nevertheless now become more or less habitable. It has heating (though without a thermostat, and with a boiler that stops working and has to be reset roughly every twelve hours or so), a working toilet (though without a seat), and a mostly-furnished bedroom (though no kitchen). More to the point: it has become mostly stable in temperature, and mostly free of dust, which means I've finally unpacked my one-month-old grand piano. This recording is the first one I ever made on the Boston. It's not very impressive (short and simple piece, recorded by an iPhone), and my piano could definitely do with a tuning, but it is a milestone, of sorts.
2) I recently discovered that two people on the Achievement of the Week thread are working on this piece. Being the social animal that I am (ahum), I thought I'd share my own efforts here.
This recording is far from perfect, and that's not just because of the equipment used (iPhone leaning up against the music stand, out-of-tune grand piano). The beat is a little more uneven than I'd like, and there's one obvious flub, as well as many little ones. But it will have to do. Enjoy:
Currently working on: - Burgmüller, opus 100 (1 - 8 and 12 done, working on 15) - Beethoven, piano sonata n° 14 ('Moonlight Sonata'), movement 2 - Grieg, opus 12 n° 2 (Waltz, from Lyric Pieces Book I) - Grieg, opus 12 n° 7 (Album Leaf, from Lyric Pieces Book I)
Saranoya, your Impertinence sounds great; the trills are awesome! I listened to it twice & couldn't pick out any flub, & I know the piece very well. Whatever you did, I think you could call it an "interpretive gesture" or something, instead of a flub.
Carol (Started playing July 2008)
March used to be a great month for me.. Meant spring was coming. Up here in Alaska though, probably not for a few more months
Here's my contribution. I arranged two hymns (Be thou my vision and Fairest Lord Jesus) and put it into a medley. I used a fake book for both hymns. I made up a video of pictures too from winter up here in AK. Hope you enjoy!
Thank you so much for your wonderful introduction to Alaska ! Your video and piano music are very calming and inspiring and make me hope to have the chance to visit Alaska one day !
peterws - Your video is really well done. There are few things as relaxing as looking out a train window as lush, green countryside flies by. Your music is the perfect complement to this wonderful video - sure looks different from the Washington, D.C. to New York City views I'm used to seeing on the Amtrak. Once again, I'm deeply impressed by your talents.
Loc: New England, USA
peterws Outstanding! I really liked this! Is it you playing all instruments? If so, please let us know how you did this. The music was really good and it fits your video perfectly. It was really beautiful to see the landscape like this. And we didn't even have to pay for a ticket for this virtual trip! The only thing missing is a clip of the cloned cows... Maybe next time... Thanks for sharing!