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#2055005 - 03/27/13 08:54 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ty.beginner]
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Hi everyone,

I would like to share this piano piece with you, and I would love to hear what you think about it. I'm not the most accomplished pianist, but I do create a new piece every day.

Thanks
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#2055028 - 03/27/13 09:43 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Very good.
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#2055113 - 03/27/13 01:51 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Allard]
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Originally Posted By: Allard
LarryShone, you're missing a few notes - listen again or peruse some sheet music - but this sounds like a nice start to your piano career smile

Is the high pitched noise from a metronome?

Ah that's probably my nose whistling, lol,full of cold at moment.
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#2055245 - 03/27/13 05:52 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Allard]
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Originally Posted By: Allard
Mark, sweet piano laugh I'm not familiar with the music. Who is Bossa again?


Allard,

wiki page for bossa nova

Oh, and Mark, that was very nicely played. Thank you.
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#2055283 - 03/27/13 07:17 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Mark That was a lovely piece very well played! Great job! Your recording is great too!! These Zooms are so small but they provide such great recordings! Amazing.

Ty.Beginner Loved it! You play very well. Was this all from memory?
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#2055364 - 03/27/13 10:03 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Originally Posted By: Inlanding

tybeginner~ Thanks for sharing your practice session! Your comments on Claire de Lune are all spot-on. My main comment is to take your foot off the sustain pedal. The music calls for it, but your dynamics and arpeggios get lost in the sustain soup. Yes, many of those arpeggios start with the left hand and end with the right as it plays the main melody up top. Keep playing it to get it better under your fingers. Do it in sections and focus on the more difficult passages singly to get those secure under your fingers. Good job!


inlanding: thank you for comments. I will need more help as i delve more into the piece. I think the current goal of moving some arpeggios to the right hand and a better sustain foot should be crucial to not fall into a bad habit of memorizing wrongly. smile
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#2055365 - 03/27/13 10:05 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]
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Originally Posted By: Amaruk

Ty.Beginner Loved it! You play very well. Was this all from memory?


Amaruk: yes. i memorized it 2 weeks ago. and for the past 2 weeks i've been trying to smooth the transitions between the sections i learned. i still make mistakes now and then. Hopefully i'll make less errors in the long run.
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#2055367 - 03/27/13 10:10 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ty.beginner]
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DPP: sounds very good. That's one of the very few original pieces i hear, and i enjoyed it till the end. Reminds me of a game soundtrack and i meant that as a compliment smile
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#2055538 - 03/28/13 09:15 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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This is my first video of my keyboard playing. Its very cramped in there so getting a good camera angle isnt easy-you have to share the view of my Tarantula tanks too wink
After a brief watch of a tutorial that a friend made for 'Song For Guy' by Elton John I had a go at the first verse. I'd had a few good runs with no mistakes, then the camera was rolling and I hit bum notes!!
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#2055757 - 03/28/13 03:42 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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I fell far behind in responding to this month's submissions, but not
in listening. I meant to respond earlier smile

Newman - Juilia - much appreciated

Greener - Meditation - well done

LadyPayne - When You Wish Upon a Star - very playful
- Down by the Sally Gardens - beautiful

TheodorN - Yesterday, nice work.
I find the overhead view a bit uncomfortable.

Amaruk - LOTR Into the West
I really enjoyed that.

Codi - Sally's Song
That was one of my daughter's favourite movies.
I like you video, the room makes me think of a movie set.

BillM - Strawberry Fields Forever. I like your interpretation.
Looks like you were injured (bandaid on one finger), but I couldn't tell from your playing.

Allard - Return to the Heart, well played.
Congratulations on the new piano, sounds great.

Saranoya - Handel, nice steady tempo and good dynamics

peterws - contemplation 2
This has the characteristic peterws feel. I enjoyed it.
Am I correct in assuming the white dots were cloned sheep instead of cows?

Inlanding - Trailing lights
I like your improv. Nice job on the repeated notes, I've been having a but of trouble with those lately.

SwissMS - 12 O'Clock Jump - this one is lot's of fun

TromboneAl - If I Only Had a Brain - and more fun

Weiyan - The Moon Is My Heart - nice effort, your playing is
progressing

peterws - you certainly are versitile

Inlanding - some standard - more great playing

ty.beginner - Canon in D - good tempo, very musical

Weiyan - Love is Blue Melodian Cover. This made me smile.

LarryShone - Ode to Joy, Song for Guy
- you have good steady sense of time

Weiyan - Minuet in Dm (left hand) - good start

Mark - Fantasy Bossa - nice piece, sounds quite polished to me.

ty.beginner - clair de lune
We've all hacked well loved pieces. You at least kept to a tempo you can manage. When I hack a piece there is usually a lot more blood and gore. blush
My only comment is regarding the arpeggiated chords around 2:29. These are usually played rapidly, effectively rolling the chord. Here is the description from the wkikpedia entry on List of musical symbols:

"Arpeggiated chord A chord with notes played in rapid succession, usually ascending, each note being sustained as the others are played. Also called a "broken chord".
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#2055760 - 03/28/13 03:51 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Thanks stumbler! smile
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#2055793 - 03/28/13 05:22 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: LarryShone]
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Larryshone You`re a brave man Larry, strolling up tp the keyboard and playing! I use 10 attempts, swear, get told to stop swearing, mutter and try some more. . . then I have to edit out the previous failed attempts . . .

Ya doin` alright! Weh Hey man whats the weather doin` in Darlington?
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#2055797 - 03/28/13 05:36 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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Originally Posted By: peterws
Larryshone You`re a brave man Larry, strolling up tp the keyboard and playing! I use 10 attempts, swear, get told to stop swearing, mutter and try some more. . . then I have to edit out the previous failed attempts . . .

Ya doin` alright! Weh Hey man whats the weather doin` in Darlington?

Thanks!
As for the weather,its trying to emulate spring, and failing miserably!At least the snow has stopped!Down in the midlands where I hail from they've had lots of snow!
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#2055808 - 03/28/13 05:55 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Mark...]
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Mark... - I enjoyed your selection and your performance of this cool piece. It has a nice, romantic feel to it and a catchy melodic line although I think I'd let the final chord ring out a bit at the end. Speaking of ringing, your piano really sounds good on this recording - full, lush and with a gutsy bass. Nice sound.
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#2055856 - 03/28/13 08:05 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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I'm quite tempted to study Debussy's Claire de Lune next. The only trouble is its a piece I find that effects me emotionally..


Edited by LarryShone (03/28/13 08:06 PM)
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#2055905 - 03/28/13 10:16 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Really great music this month!

LarryShone~ Most excellent go at Song for Guy! Great job on your first video - it just gets better and more fun from here. Look forward to more!

Thanks for the comments on that SomeStandard from before, it is called, All of You, by Cole Porter. To update the file is next.

Here is my last effort this month.
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#2056104 - 03/29/13 09:24 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Daily Piano Piece: Thank you for sharing. You are a talent.
LarryShone: You have a good start. Waiting for the rest verses.
Inlanding: Your last effort is very nice. The ep sound very nice. you area good improvisor.
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#2056181 - 03/29/13 11:30 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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inlanding.. wow... i dont know what you played, but it sounds very nice. is that original piece? jazzy and blue-ish... i'm sorry, i'm very amateur in musical terms. i just know it sounds pleasing to the ear. thanx for sharing.
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#2056182 - 03/29/13 11:32 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: LarryShone]
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Originally Posted By: LarryShone
I'm quite tempted to study Debussy's Claire de Lune next. The only trouble is its a piece I find that effects me emotionally..


larry.. isn't a song that effects you emotionally a good song to learn? wont that be more motivation instead of a hindrance in the progress?
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#2056186 - 03/29/13 11:37 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: stumbler]
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stumbler: thank you for your comments. It's just the way i learn it. I let natural progression of the speed as time goes. So i dont really force it to be faster. to be honest, i'm quite satisfied to get to my current speed as i have set a very low expectation of learning this piece. But of course i would hope for the best that the more i play it the closer it'll come to the real tempo. I'll be just as happy to see improvements in the months ahead even if i probably will never reach a performing level for this piece. smile
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#2056192 - 03/29/13 11:41 AM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ty.beginner]
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Originally Posted By: ty.beginner
Originally Posted By: LarryShone
I'm quite tempted to study Debussy's Claire de Lune next. The only trouble is its a piece I find that effects me emotionally..


larry.. isn't a song that effects you emotionally a good song to learn? wont that be more motivation instead of a hindrance in the progress?


Yes that is true, but Im hyper sensitive, certain pieces can bring me to tears! And yet I prefer melancholy music, I favour the minor key, and I love blues music, cant stand happy pop music!
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#2056231 - 03/29/13 12:42 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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You`re teasing us wi those jazzy bits . . . .a cracker!
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#2056270 - 03/29/13 02:12 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ty.beginner]
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ty.beginner I didn't mean that you were playing it too slow. I was confessing that I lack the self-restraint to stick to a tempo I can manage. The result being that I have a tendency to make ugly messes.
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#2056279 - 03/29/13 02:21 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Inlanding, nice improve. I really like the bluesy feel.
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#2056323 - 03/29/13 03:48 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: LarryShone]
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"cant stand happy pop music!" Oh Larry! You`ll have a hard time finding any o` that these days! Bring back Kylie . . . and of course, this . . .my favourite . . . heh heh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw1P7gdtAeY
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#2056340 - 03/29/13 04:26 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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Originally Posted By: peterws
"cant stand happy pop music!" Oh Larry! You`ll have a hard time finding any o` that these days! Bring back Kylie . . . and of course, this . . .my favourite . . . heh heh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw1P7gdtAeY

I don't mind a bit of Kool and the Gang but...Kylie! Nooo.
Or this Justin Bieber kid. Barfville
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#2056467 - 03/29/13 08:09 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Inlanding That was fantastic!! I assume it was another improvisation? Great to see you play it too. Thanks for sharing!


Edited by Amaruk (03/29/13 08:10 PM)
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#2056473 - 03/29/13 08:13 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: stumbler]
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ty.beginner I didn't mean that you were playing it too slow. I was confessing that I lack the self-restraint to stick to a tempo I can manage. The result being that I have a tendency to make ugly messes.


hi stumbler.. you mistake my intent. i hope i didnt come of as defensive. i appreciate your comments very much. i was just sharing a little of how i try to learn a song hoping maybe someone could correct it if i go about it wrongly. i didnt mean you are saying im playing it too slow. well i know i am anyway smile so please, i didnt take anything negative in your comments. i hope neither do you find anything negative in mine. smile hope i could participate more in the future
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#2056478 - 03/29/13 08:25 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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LarryShone Great job on the Elton John pice. I like you piano corner! I just hope your spider enjoys your music too... I noticed the tank was empty and I saw something walking up your back toward the end of the song ... smile Thanks for sharing and I look forward to hear more of your recordings here!
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#2056520 - 03/29/13 09:36 PM Re: March Piano Bar [Re: ty.beginner]
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ty.beginner, I didn't find your post negative, but worried that my post might be have been taken negatively. This piano bar has a welcoming positive atmosphere, and I worried I might have unintentionally disturbed that. Please feel welcome and participate freely. smile
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