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#2082587 - 05/14/13 05:56 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: earlofmar]
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ElleC - your prelude in C was wonderful, full of the dynamics I would like to put into my version. Only playing since January and then being able to perform this give yourself a pat on the back.
I agree it is difficult to know the speed at which to play as it seems to take on new character in both slow and faster tempo's.
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#2082691 - 05/14/13 09:41 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: earlofmar]
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Hi all,
Once again i could not master the technical requirement to post it to the recital. Also something happended to my zoom - it seems to be skipping and having some syncronization issue. Also I am singing with it once again (LOL) and overall not so hot performance. I need to improve this before I go to Summerkey in August.
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#2083003 - 05/15/13 09:26 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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FarmGirl - I like it, very nice playing.

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#2083244 - 05/15/13 05:47 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: earlofmar]
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Originally Posted By: earlofmar
ElleC - your prelude in C was wonderful, full of the dynamics I would like to put into my version. Only playing since January and then being able to perform this give yourself a pat on the back.
I agree it is difficult to know the speed at which to play as it seems to take on new character in both slow and faster tempo's.


Thank you! I just listened to yours in ABF recital...you did a good job! You ought to be proud of yourself. Quite honestly, I started to play it 2 months into learning the piano. Gave it up for a bit cause for some reason it just never sounded good on my digital. Then I picked it up again 2 weeks ago and had my teacher brush over stuff with me. Playing this piece on acoustic was more fun for sure.
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#2083509 - 05/16/13 04:59 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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Farm Girl - that seems to be a tricky piece. Well Done.
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#2083516 - 05/16/13 05:14 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: scorpio]
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Originally Posted By: scorpio
Inlanding - ...

Newman - great Lennon/McCartney as always. Do you have a suggestion for a good "easy piano" Beatles book?

...


Thanks.

As I don't read music I'm not sure if what I have is 'easy piano'. I'll PM you.
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#2084283 - 05/17/13 04:08 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: ElleC]
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ElleC Didn`t ya do well? Your piano sounds fine and the music flows. Have ye a goodly one . .!
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#2084286 - 05/17/13 04:13 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: FarmGirl]
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Lovely work, Farmgirl! Interaction between LH & RH is magic; Well Done You!
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#2084567 - 05/18/13 04:51 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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My contribution to this bar 3hearts

Long, Long Ago (by T.H Bayly) in Suzuki Piano School Volume 1
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#2084604 - 05/18/13 07:49 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: mattroilanh_tt]
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Originally Posted By: mattroilanh_tt
Long, Long Ago (by T.H Bayly) in Suzuki Piano School Volume 1

Very nice! thumb
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#2084609 - 05/18/13 08:01 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: scorpio]
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Originally Posted By: scorpio
Very nice! thumb


Thank you. I still need to figure out how to play the left hand softer than the right hand laugh
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#2085012 - 05/19/13 01:08 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: mattroilanh_tt]
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MORE (Theme from Mondo Cane)


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#2085184 - 05/19/13 12:30 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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Mine needs some vocals, wish I could sing. I drifted off for the ending (sorry for the poor video quality). I hope everyone is having a great spring, or fall if you are in the southern hemisphere. My May contribution:



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#2085303 - 05/19/13 04:01 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: mattroilanh_tt]
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mattroilanh_tt
Lovely sounding keyboard which flowed well with the tune. Keep `em coming! You do well!
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#2085311 - 05/19/13 04:25 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Elssa]
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"More" in G ha ha - Used to play this loadsa times wi the band . . . Andy Williams . . Orchestral arrangement such as yours goes well! Love the runs too!
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#2085316 - 05/19/13 04:31 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Codi]
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Hello Codi - Sounds like a Lennon song. I foind poplar music harder to play than many classics; too many inflections in the vocals which are all written down! You played confidently; fair laid into this with gusto and a bit of aggression . . . !Too much fun, lass!
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#2085656 - 05/20/13 09:49 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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Second piece I play from Einaudi's In a Time Lapse. I'm sticking to the easier ones for now...



Edited by Allard (05/20/13 09:49 AM)
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#2086016 - 05/20/13 09:23 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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Allard - wonderful playing, I so enjoy this composer's style
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#2086019 - 05/20/13 09:25 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Codi]
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Originally Posted By: Codi
Mine needs some vocals, wish I could sing. I drifted off for the ending (sorry for the poor video quality). I hope everyone is having a great spring, or fall if you are in the southern hemisphere. My May contribution:




Most enjoyable Codi, we all wish we could sing lol
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#2086020 - 05/20/13 09:25 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Elssa]
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Originally Posted By: Elssa
MORE (Theme from Mondo Cane)



This is fantastic playing
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#2086194 - 05/21/13 10:18 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: earlofmar]
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I have gotten behind on the Piano Bar, keeping up with the recital, and I was away for a week in Spain. (It rained there, too.) Oh well.

Inlanding/Glen - I loved the pensive, relaxed quality of your composition. Very nice!

Newman - Excellent presentation of this Lennon/McCartney classic. You have a very expressive voice, and the accompaniment was nicely minimized to let the vocal shine. Nice job!

ElleC - You did a nice job on the prelude in C. The movement between hands was seamless.

FarmGirl - Beautiful job on the Fugue. The voices were very clear and balanced. I sorry you couldn't get in the recital due to your recording problems, and I am glad you decided to share the piece here!

Mattriolanh - Very nice playing. The rhythm was nice and steady.

Elssa - Your playing is wonderful, as always. This had a nice wistful character to it. I really enjoyed it.

Codi - Nice arrangement of this beatles classic. Well played.

Allard - Beautiful Einaudi interpretation and you played it well. Your piano has a lovely tone.
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#2086546 - 05/22/13 01:08 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: peterws]
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Originally Posted By: peterws
"More" in G ha ha - Used to play this loadsa times wi the band . . . Andy Williams . . Orchestral arrangement such as yours goes well! Love the runs too!


Thanks, Peter.. Runs are such fun to play - and teach (www.LearnPianoWithElssa.com). smile Your "Eleanor Rigby" was just brilliant! Wonderful arrangement and improv. Did you play/arrange that by ear?

Here's another one that Andy Williams recorded:

Speak Softly Love (Godfather Theme)




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#2086551 - 05/22/13 01:44 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Elssa]
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SwissMiss ~ I really enjoyed your "Jazz Reflections" - so smooth and flowing. smile
Earlofmar ~ Fandango was terrific - very well done. thumb

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#2086587 - 05/22/13 04:58 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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Mattroilanh – is that a children’s tune of some sort?
Elssa - swirling into our consciousness again – I love those tunes.
Codi – an interesting choice and pretty difficult (from my pov). You are progressing amazingly
Allard – they are very moody those pieces aren’t they? Well played.
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#2086589 - 05/22/13 05:08 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Newman]
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Originally Posted By: Newman
Mattroilanh – is that a children’s tune of some sort?


It is a folk song. The lyric by Thomas Haynes Bayly is quite mature ^^ You can find the lyric here .
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#2086693 - 05/22/13 10:09 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Elssa]
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Elssa, every tune I get me grubby mitts on gets "doctored" in some way . . . No point in buying music just to hack it to pieces . . . wink
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#2086719 - 05/22/13 11:02 AM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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My another submission:

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#2086843 - 05/22/13 02:13 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Allard]
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Nice performance again Allard. Not familiar with Einaudi's works at all but this sounds hauntingly beautiful. I like the way your hands move over the keys (also in Cristofori's Dream)...adds so much drama and flow.

Originally Posted By: Allard
Second piece I play from Einaudi's In a Time Lapse. I'm sticking to the easier ones for now...

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#2086847 - 05/22/13 02:16 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: FarmGirl]
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Farmgirl that was wonderful! When i saw Christopher O'riley perform his transcriptions of listz...i noticed him singing (or mouthing something) a lot while playing. So it must be a good pianist thing? wink

Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
Hi all,
Once again i could not master the technical requirement to post it to the recital. Also something happended to my zoom - it seems to be skipping and having some syncronization issue. Also I am singing with it once again (LOL) and overall not so hot performance. I need to improve this before I go to Summerkey in August.
[https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U[/video]
[video:youtube]http://youtu.be/L-fKOuYmsCU[/video]
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#2086948 - 05/22/13 05:24 PM Re: May Day, May Day Piano Bar... [Re: Mark...]
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Before the month is over...here's one last contribution for the month of May. It's my 3rd week in to this piece so there's still quite a lot of improvement to work on especially on the 2nd part of the song and not to mention the incredibly fast tempo that I probably will never be able to do. Though I must say that I like this song much slower than the suggested tempo.

Here's my (working) version of Burgmuller Op. 100, No. 7 - Clear Stream
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