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#2070319 - 04/24/13 11:19 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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I'm just waiting for a recording which is played really well....that would totally be the highlight of the year if it happened.
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#2070707 - 04/25/13 02:34 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Kuanpiano]
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Well, he seems to be prolific so maybe in a "million monkeys on a million typewriters" kind of way it could happen.
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#2070852 - 04/25/13 06:10 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
I've been researching some history here...and I have another question: why is this poster not banned yet?
Because some people have a sense of humor.

I wonder how they retain it through this poster's 60-odd ridiculous recordings.
The recordings and comments are meant to be ridiculous. That's the whole point.

This is not meant to be a ridiculous forum, so posting ridiculous things on it repeatedly seems quite unacceptable, no? Once, fine. 60 times, not so much.


Ultimately it just seems like a complete waste of the OP's time.
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#2070949 - 04/25/13 08:41 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Vid]
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Originally Posted By: Vid
Well, he seems to be prolific so maybe in a "million monkeys on a million typewriters" kind of way it could happen.

That wouldn't be necessary. All that would be needed would be for him to play how he can.
As opposed to how he "can." ha

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#2070996 - 04/25/13 09:48 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: Vid
Well, he seems to be prolific so maybe in a "million monkeys on a million typewriters" kind of way it could happen.

That wouldn't be necessary. All that would be needed would be for him to play how he can.
As opposed to how he "can." ha

We don't even know if it's a joke, he may just be the worst pianist on the planet.
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#2071008 - 04/25/13 09:58 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: Vid
Well, he seems to be prolific so maybe in a "million monkeys on a million typewriters" kind of way it could happen.

That wouldn't be necessary. All that would be needed would be for him to play how he can.
As opposed to how he "can." ha

We don't even know if it's a joke, he may just be the worst pianist on the planet.


Listen closely. There are many tell-tale signs that belie BachMach2's true talent. He is a far better pianist than he is showcasing for us here. Listen for the clues if you dare. Otherwise, simply enjoy the "art." Or not.
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#2071026 - 04/25/13 10:20 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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Accidents? grin ha whome
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#2072882 - 04/28/13 03:07 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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Crisper page turns than ever before! Well done!

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#2076092 - 05/02/13 06:33 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
We don't even know if it's a joke, he may just be the worst pianist on the planet.

I take umbrage at that statement. I reserve that title for myself!

Originally Posted By: Cinnamonbear
Listen closely. There are many tell-tale signs that belie BachMach2's true talent. He is a far better pianist than he is showcasing for us here. Listen for the clues if you dare. Otherwise, simply enjoy the "art." Or not.

Yes, absolutely. Being the "worst pianist on the planet", I know when I'm listening to someone who's not. Polyphonist, you may call them "accidents", but if you listen to some of his runs, very fast passages, etc. his playing belies a certain fluidity that someone like myself would be incapable of, whether I was "sight reading" or not. And then when playing some extremely easy passages, like simple chords played slowly, he struggles mightily - misses notes, wrong dynamics, uneven tempo, etc. Makes no sense. Nope, CB's right: There's much more "there" there.

Originally Posted By: Kuanpiano
I'm just waiting for a recording which is played really well....that would totally be the highlight of the year if it happened.

You are exactly right. In fact, I said the same thing in an older thread. The day may come when BM2 slips us a diamond, and he'll laugh his head off waiting to see who, if anyone, will notice.

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#2076172 - 05/02/13 09:00 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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You're quite a discerning fellow, Old Man. ha
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#2076226 - 05/02/13 10:05 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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I'm not the poster who's being talked about here right? Is it really fraudulent? I'm going to be honest here, I had the ideas for about a year before I read these books, and these books were certainly enlightening. And these books were all free, Project Gutenberg(AWESOME). If I remember correctly there's a chapter where the author mentions something about having a teacher who recommended slow practice that destroyed her technique. I feel like the dreg of unfocused slow practice without musical concentration could do that. However, I like my method of slow practice, and was just trying to share it. I really hope I didn't offend anyone with my ideas. I was just excited to join the forum.
All the best!

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#2076231 - 05/02/13 10:08 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: hujidong]
Polyphonist Offline
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Originally Posted By: hujidong
I'm not the poster who's being talked about here right? Is it really fraudulent? I'm going to be honest here, I had the ideas for about a year before I read these books, and these books were certainly enlightening. And these books were all free, Project Gutenberg(AWESOME). If I remember correctly there's a chapter where the author mentions something about having a teacher who recommended slow practice that destroyed her technique. I feel like the dreg of unfocused slow practice without musical concentration could do that. However, I like my method of slow practice, and was just trying to share it. I really hope I didn't offend anyone with my ideas. I was just excited to join the forum.
All the best!

HAHA

No, you're not the one being talked about. We're discussing BachMach2, the mysterious OP. Listen to the recording if you dare. grin

Sorry about the misunderstanding.
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#2076232 - 05/02/13 10:10 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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Good lord where did my mind go o.o

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#2076236 - 05/02/13 10:11 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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Maybe it was sucked away by the stupidity of this thread. ha

Leave for a few minutes and you'll recover. tiki

(what does tiki mean and why did I use it?)
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#2076246 - 05/02/13 10:32 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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Maybe I'm just paranoid. O.O

Well I had a listen and you can really deliver on that melody voice. I think you have a tendency to stop a little too much at the end of a 'phrase', which since being inside the piece of music is never a real end but a new beginning.
You really keep the energy going!! There is crazy potential to get better with conduits that can then better the projection of what you hear in your head when you think about it!
It sounds like you could use some technical work to get those hands in shape and play a ton better!!
So I have an idea about those arpeggio kind of things in the beginning. It sounds like your left hand needs some work to get a softer attack on the keyboard with the crazy motions going on. So you could try practicing, idk, for me I've never played the piece so I'm going to go with a wild guess and say maybe I'd use 5-2-1 then 4-2-1 or something. So I would take the shape of the whole first arpeggio, whatever it is, and see if your hands can play that shape in unison on the keyboard. That could maybe help to develop unison relationships between your fingers. If it is difficult to develop independent finger control for you then maybe you could try pressing down the first note of the arpeggio, trying to control every tiny movement the whole push down, and then finding how much you need to keep pushing to hold it down, and then try to control the complete release of the finger and transfer the weight to a different finger, with the same concentrations on what is going on. The movement is kind of like a low as possible chain of arc movements on the keyboard. It is efficient!
So then if there is a thumb turn, I would practice 5-1-4 or 2-1-4 or 2-1-2, then maybe 52-4, with 5 and 2 going down together, 52-2, then 52-42 if it's possible with help from the wrists. It might help to focus the complete way between every movement to get control of finer actions!

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#2076247 - 05/02/13 10:34 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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I'm afraid you've wasted your time, sir. ha

I will not say more.
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#2076249 - 05/02/13 10:38 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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That's a shame, don't you feel like life's things are worth sharing? You really shot down this BachMach2 kid, and he sounds pretty damn musical. Do you feel that he's not even worth a shot, that his 60-odd recordings are all so bad and having nothing to give, no individuality, that time shouldn't even be spent in an attempt to help him to become better at his hobby, and with the 60-odd recordings, maybe passion?

It's sad you won't say more.

I must say, from the posts I've seen from you, you are quite the character.

P.S. Especially because you could be recording glorious Beethoven sonatas to share with us.
Or could you link me to some? Is it against forum rules to not look myself?


Edited by hujidong (05/02/13 10:39 PM)

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#2076250 - 05/02/13 10:42 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: hujidong]
Polyphonist Offline
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Originally Posted By: hujidong
That's a shame, don't you feel like life's things are worth sharing? You really shot down this BachMach2 kid, and he sounds pretty damn musical. Do you feel that he's not even worth a shot, that his 60-odd recordings are all so bad and having nothing to give, no individuality, that time shouldn't even be spent in an attempt to help him to become better at his hobby, and with the 60-odd recordings, maybe passion?

It's sad you won't say more.

I must say, from the posts I've seen from you, you are quite the character.

P.S. Especially because you could be recording glorious Beethoven sonatas to share with us.
Or could you link me to some? Is it against forum rules to not look myself?

About BachMach2...I think you should take a look at some other opinions on him. I don't think they vary too much. ha He is obviously trolling and trying to bait us into replying to his stupid recordings.

I am definitely "quite the character" - isn't that a good thing? grin

I could be recording Beethoven sonatas - but I'm too lazy. ha
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#2076253 - 05/02/13 10:46 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Maybe all he has is a recording device that can't work well. And from the quality of posts I've been seeing on this forum, a lot of nooby bashing. Really nooby bashing. But to be honest I haven't read through this thread yet so I don't know.

If you are a real artist and you say that you are being lazy, then you are just being really selfish.

I think I've interested you into saying more, mr. sillysquares

Quite the character..

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#2076256 - 05/02/13 10:47 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: hujidong]
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Huji: He's a pretty fine pianist who is purposely playing lousy on these stupid recordings. smile

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#2076259 - 05/02/13 10:48 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: hujidong]
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You're starting to get quite rude now, my friend. Cut it out before I message a moderator.
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#2076262 - 05/02/13 10:53 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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Sorry, I have a short temper and a terrible allergic reaction that happens sometimes.
Good plan I guess.
Let's stop this flaming thing?
Sorry about the mess.

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#2076266 - 05/02/13 10:55 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: hujidong]
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Originally Posted By: hujidong

Let's stop this flaming thing?

Let's!
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#2076267 - 05/02/13 11:00 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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I tried sneakily sifting through your recent posts, but I couldn't find a recording of you. You must be really really good. Could you link us to any of your recordings??
Personally, I would love to hear you! Please?

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#2076272 - 05/02/13 11:06 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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Why do you think I'm really good? grin
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#2076273 - 05/02/13 11:08 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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Omg did I uncover your joke. It is hilarious. Hats off to you. bwahahahaha

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#2076278 - 05/02/13 11:13 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: hujidong]
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Originally Posted By: hujidong
Omg did I uncover your joke. It is hilarious. Hats off to you. bwahahahaha

So you've come to the realization? ha

You found out faster than most people did. Unfortunately, I beat you...look back in the thread. laugh
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#2076287 - 05/02/13 11:17 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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Amazing!
I read through it was like wow.
Let's play hangman!
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#2076294 - 05/02/13 11:23 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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What are you insinuating? ha
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#2076297 - 05/02/13 11:24 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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Random word, what are you :,(

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