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#2133033 - 08/14/13 10:05 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:daveindenton
From:Denton, Texas
Experience:3 Years, 6 Months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Composer:Robert Robinson
Duration:02:18
Source of music:Arrangement by John Zechiel. You can buy the sheets from him here:http://www.zechiel.com/john.html
Instrument used:Yamaha P120
Recording method:Audacity via ProSonus Audiobox USB
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I grew up in the Baptist church, so I've always loved these old hymns. My Mom tried to drag me to piano lessons when I was 8, but I threw a fit and wouldn't go. So...30 years later I regretted it (of course) and started taking lessons on my own. This song is one of her favorites. Her memory is failing, so I'm glad to be able to play it for her now.

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#2133034 - 08/14/13 10:05 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:yester
From:Germany
Experience:3 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:5 little preludes No. 1 - BWV 939
Composer:Bach
Duration:00:39
Source of music:sheet music: http://imslp.org/wiki/5_Kleine_Pr%C3%A4ludien,_BWV_939-943_%28Bach,_Johann_Sebastian%29
Instrument used:Kawai MP 10
Recording method:recorded with an usb-stick and normalized with audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes

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#2133035 - 08/14/13 10:06 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Allan W.
From:Michigan
Experience:Used to take lessons as a kid, stopped for over 10 years, restarted playing a year ago. I've been playing this piece for over 6 months so it's well polished by now.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY-lLrclanw
Title of piece:Wind Scene - Chrono Trigger
Composer:Mitsuda / arr. by Zohar
Duration:03:51
Source of music:From the SNES video game Chrono Trigger, in which you and your party go on a time travelling adventure to save the world from an evil alien. Wind Scene is the background music for the 600 A.D. time period: medieval times. Jazzy arrangement by zohar002, one of my favorite arrangers.

Sheet music: https://www.dropbox.com/s/03sje30m9skelnv/Chrono%20Trigger%20-%20Wind%20Scene.pdf

Original music from the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHbhBef2t0w
Instrument used:Young Chang Y175, year 2012
Recording method:Blue Yeti USB microphone, with unorthodox microphone placement method... Slight reverb added with Audacity's GVerb
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The last variation was cut since I still haven't learned it well. Also, there's a section with 3 on 2 rhythm throughout, I changed it to all triplets (well to be honest, I couldn't play the 3 on 2 rhythm when I first started this piece. And I like how the triplet feel sounds now)

Watch the video! smile

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#2133037 - 08/14/13 10:06 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:CMohr
From:Oregon
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:6 or 7 years as a child. 4 years since returning to piano
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:"You've Changed"
Composer:Carl Fisher/music, William Carey/lyrics
Duration:01:59
Source of music:Lead sheet
Instrument used:1907 Wellington upright
Recording method:The Mikey by Blue Microphones recorded on my iPod, converted to MP3 in iTunes
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is my own arrangement of a tune which is a little outside the top 300 jazz standards.
I tried to play a little simpler and bring out the melody. This was also a one take recording. (rare for me!) I started working on this tune months ago, but had many distractions. So, came back to it to record for this recital. I hope you enjoy.

Italian chicken, pasta salad and home-grown green beans for dinner

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#2133038 - 08/14/13 10:06 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:stumbler
From:Toronto
Experience:between 39 and 1 (First took lessons 39 years ago for 5 years. Taking lessons again for the past year.)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:A Lenda Do Caboclo W166
Composer:Villa-Lobos, Heitor
Duration:03:36
Source of music:Sheet music (IMSLP) first edition (note: not public domain in EU)
Instrument used:Roland RD-700NX
Recording method:direct to flash on keyboard
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I'd love to hear more Villa-Lobos in the recitals. I don't see anything by him in the recital index. If any of you are unfamiliar with this Brazilian composer, I suggest you listen to one of his best known works, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (listen to the second part, Danca, as well as the Aria).

"A Lenda Do Caboclo" doesn't seem to translate well into English. The best I can do is "The Legend of the Caboclo". While I did find a description of the word "Caboclo", it seemed that the meaning needs a Brazilain context I lack. I tried to find the story implied by the title, but the only one I've found, "Lenda Do Caboclo D'Agua" doesn't seem to fit.

This piece is the first one I've ever used the sostenuto pedal on. There are many places where a pair of low base notes need to be sustained while the left hand moves to a different part of the keyboard. I also find the regular damper pedaling a challenge. Another challenge is playing a handful of notes simultaneously---especially at pianissimo.

I still have work to do on this piece. The faster sections need more slow practice. Need more dynamic separation between melody and accompaniment. pp sections need to be quieter.

I hope to make a better recording before the Aug 14 9 PM deadline, but this time I think it better to submit now and hope to resubmit later. I don't think I can count on another 9:02 miracle.

Lunch will be pastrami on sourdough.

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#2133039 - 08/14/13 10:07 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:TrapperJohn
From:Central PA
Experience:7+
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Medley: Drink With Me/Do You Hear The People Sing? (from Les Miserables)
Composer:Claude-Michel Schonberg (music); Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel & Herbert Kretzmer (lyrics)
Duration:04:52
Source of music:Songbook: Les Miserables Piano/Vocal Selections (updated)
Instrument used:Yamaha Clavinova CVP-301
Recording method:Digital to PC
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:And so the saga continues...

When we last encountered the compelling characters of that marvelously entertaining musical "Les Miserables" (back during the May, 2013 ABF Recital) the student Marius had joined his comrades at the barricades during the insurrection in the streets of 1832 Paris; had been seriously wounded by the government forces and had been carried off to safety by Jean Valjean; and had later returned to the cafe where he and his fellow students (now all dead) had planned their failed revolution, and where he now found only phantom faces and shadows - and those "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables".

But just before all that happened...

The students had been anxiously waiting for a special sign that would ignite them into action - and it came suddenly with the announcement of the death of their hero, General LaMarque, the only member of the otherwise oppressively authoritarian government who was sympathetic to their cause.

With this sad but inspiring announcement they took to the streets, marching with flags and weapons raised, hoping to incite the general population to join with them in their struggle, and as they vociferously demonstrated they sang their new anthem "Do You Hear The People Sing". When the marching and celebrating were done they got to work at once building the barricades behind which they would engage the National Guard in battle. When night fell - and after having been warned by a voice from a distance and out of the darkness that they would all perish in the morning - they nervously and sleeplessly waited, and reminisced and toasted each other, and sang of their friendship and loves and happier days with the song "Drink With Me (to Days Gone By)...

And then the morning came...


I play the songs in the order heard here because I think it works well musically that way. In the musical "Do You Hear..." comes both before and after "Drink With Me". It's first appearance is as described above, and then it is reprised at the very end of the musical - there it flows seamlessly right out of the quietly touching scene in which the musical's chief protagonist Jean Valjean dies and is escorted to heaven by the spirits of Fantine and Eponine, two good women who had tragically died earlier. With altered lyrics it starts very softly and gradually builds to a rousing, hair-raising, goose bump-inducing finale sung by the entire cast, including all of the "dead" characters (of which there were many).

And here are the moving - and highly literate - lyrics of these two inspiring and emotionally charged songs:

Drink With Me (to Days Gone By)
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Drink with me to days gone by.
Sing with me the songs we knew.
Here's to pretty girls who went to our heads.
Here's to witty girls who went to our beds.
Here's to them and here's to you.

Drink with me to days gone by.
Can it be you fear to die?
Will the world remember you when you fall?
Can it be your death means nothing at all?
Is your life just one more lie?

Drink with me to days gone by.
To the life that used to be.
At the shrine of friendship never say die.
Let the wine of friendship never run dry.
Here's to you and here's to me.
Here's to you and here's to me.


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Do You Hear The People Sing?
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Chorus
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Do you hear the people sing
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums,
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes.

Verse 1
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Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!

Repeat Chorus
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Verse 2
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Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance?
Some will fall and some will live.
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!

Repeat Chorus
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Here's to you...
Trapper

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#2133040 - 08/14/13 10:08 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:timmyab
From:U.K.
Experience:20+ years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sonata in C K545
Composer:Mozart
Duration:09:06
Source of music:Mozart Sonatas (ABRSM)
Instrument used:Yamaha YDP S30
Recording method:Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I've omitted all of the repeats mainly to keep the piece as short as possible but also to make it much easier to get a decent take especially of the first movement.
I'm beginning to understand why so many pianists consider Mozart to be so intimidating.This is the easiest of the sonatas and yet it's impossible to make it sound any good.The first movement in particular could have been designed to show up my inadequate technique.You are totally exposed and nothing short of perfection is going to cut it.It's as though Mozart is sitting next to you at the piano, hurling insults and laughing at you.

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#2133041 - 08/14/13 10:08 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Monica K.
From:Lexington, KY
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:9 years
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://youtu.be/DTGZqxnz02c
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica
Title of piece:Discovery at Night
Composer:Ludovico Einaudi
Duration:04:22
Source of music:"In a Time Lapse" sheet music collection
Instrument used:Mason & Hamlin A
Recording method:Zoom H4, normalized in Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is one of Einaudi's "jauntier" pieces, for want of a better word. While there are other pieces off his latest album that I like better, it wasn't that technically demanding (other than one wicked jump in the left hand that kept flubbing me up), so I decided to work it up. As with most of Einaudi's music, though, even if not technically demanding, the dynamics are key to playing it even semi-decently.

Lunch was leftover tempeh in peanut sauce with rice.

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#2133042 - 08/14/13 10:09 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:JimF
From:South Florida
Experience:3.5 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Canon in D Minor
Composer:Aleksandr Scriabin
Duration:02:17
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Estonia L190
Recording method:Zoom H-1, just sitting on my music cabinet, piano lid down
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is Canon in D minor, by Aleksandr Scriabin. It was written in 1883 when he was quite young. I really love the moody tonality of this piece. Also, if you have ever wanted to conquer three against two polyrythms this is the piece to have at it. Three vs. two alternates left and right hands each measure, with lots of three against two using one hand for two voices as well.

Scriabin was an interesting guy. There is a good article about him at Wikipedia, including a picture as a boy with his piano teacher and five other classmates, one of whom was Rachmaninoff.

My appologies for the dog grumbles and poor recording quality. I had hoped to get a clean recording but it just wasn't going to happen on that day.

Lunch was a bowl of mixed cut fruit and a container of fat free cottage cheese.

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#2133043 - 08/14/13 10:09 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Sandy
From:Canada
Experience:10+
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Consolation
Composer:Felix Mendelssohn
Duration:02:19
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Yamaha acoustic
Recording method:digital to PC
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Mendelssohn is a favourite of mine and I've studied 5 or 6 of his easier Song's Without Words. This one is 'Consolation' Opus 30 No. 3. I hope you enjoy it.

My recording software is not great. I apologize for some static forte at measures 21 and 22.

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#2133044 - 08/14/13 10:10 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Jake S
Experience:1.5 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Gnossienne No.1
Composer:Erik Satie
Duration:03:17
Source of music:Sheet music (memorised)
Instrument used:Kawai CA 93
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Living at the turn of the last century, Erik Satie in some way seems to bridge the divide between the romantic period and the 20th Century. He was not one of the heavyweights from either period and it can be easy to dismiss his music as trifling and overly light. However, his melodies are haunting and often strangely beautiful.

Musically he worked in a pre-impressionist genre (he was a contemporary of Debussy and a few years older than Ravel), with a heavy melodic influence but he has also been linked to the much later minimalist movement. It is perhaps easier to identify him with the Dada-ist anti-art movement in general than with other music of the time.

In keeping with the surreal, he annotates the music for the Gnossiennes with unique instructions ("On the tip of the tongue", "Open your mind", "Deep in thought"). Also, although it seems clear that the piece is actually in 4/4 time, it is in free time since there are no bar lines throughout the piece.

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#2133045 - 08/14/13 10:10 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:MrPozor
From:France
Experience:About one year, half of it with a teacher.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://youtu.be/V_cnVJDErNU
Title of piece:Waltz in B minor
Composer:Franz Schubert
Duration:01:48
Instrument used:Petrof 118 L1
Recording method:Canon EOS 650D and Zoom H1
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:When I discovered this piece a few months ago, I immediately fell in love with it. From the score it looked like it was feasible for a beginner to learn. My teacher was OK with it and after a few weeks of working hard, I got it down.
The most difficult part is the jumping left hand. It is quite challenging to hit the chords correctly each time and you can hear some mistakes in this recording.
Getting the piece ready for the recital took a long time since it is quite long compared to my earlier pieces. I've played it at the European Piano Party but had to practice it many times more to get where it is today.
Not perfect but I'm very happy with it.

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#2133046 - 08/14/13 10:10 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:CarlosCC
From:Lisbon, Portugal
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:3 years 37 weeks (self-learning since Dec2009)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Life ("Live from home" version)
Composer:Ludovico Einaudi
Duration:04:50
Source of music:Lead sheet, then improvised and played by ear and memory.
Instrument used:Yamaha P85 (Grand Piano 2)
Recording method:Captured from Piano to PC with Audicity, then saved to MP3.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Once again, I didn't follow the original version of the book. This time I tried to play the arrangement I heard in the Einaudi's "Live from home" concert.

For those who had already the opportunity to work some of Einaudi's pieces, know that's not easy to reproduce some of the sounds that he plays, even following the notes that are printed in the sheet. My challenge was to find the chords, rhythms and variations of the unwritten sessions, and try to keep the flow and the beauty of the "Live from home" version. You'll notice that I extended the middle session (just because...) and, due the lack of time, I didn't worked in all the details as I wanted so, for me, this work is not finished - next time I'll have to start sooner... -.

I know this kind of job is endless, and hard, but very rewarding. I'm loving this "Life".

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#2133047 - 08/14/13 10:11 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Valencia
Experience:2 years (since returning after a...25 y? hiatus)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:The Angel, Op. 30 No. 4
Composer:Sergei Bortkiewicz
Duration:02:22
Source of music:Sheet Music (imslp)
Instrument used:very old roland digital keyboard
Recording method:hooked up the digital to my laptop (headphone output to microphone jack) and then used audacity to record.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece, The Angel, is the fourth of 12 pieces Bortkiewicz composed called Aus Andersens Marchen. Each of the 12 pieces is based on a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. The Angel is a story about a child who has died and as an angel takes him to heaven, they gather flowers to take up to heaven's garden.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Angel_%28fairy_tale%29)

My work on this piece is not yet finished. I feel it could use a touch more tempo, and more control over the non-melody notes in the RH (to keep them softer). Also more varied dynamics throughout.

The Angel is harder than it first seems. However, the score is relatively simple and straightforward. I think it is well within the abilities of many on this forum. Hopefully some will like it and give it a try.

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#2133049 - 08/14/13 10:11 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:ladypayne
From:United States
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Canon (Pachelbel)
Composer:Pachelbel
Duration:03:00
Source of music:My Own arrangement
Instrument used:casio privia px130
Recording method:zoom h1
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Well, I almost didn't submit anything because I couldn't think of anything to submit. So I just did another one of my own arrangements of Canon. I added in some various instruments and some nature sounds in the background. Hope ya like it. smile

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#2133050 - 08/14/13 10:11 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Sand Tiger
From:United States
Experience:18 months, with a background of many years on whistle and flute
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://sandtigerpiano.blogspot.com/
Title of piece:Avenue D
Composer:Sand Tiger
Duration:02:14
Source of music:improvised score
Instrument used:Casio PX150 digital
Recording method:The Casio PX150 has a record button. I output that to a voice recorder, then to Audacity for a volume boost, then upload.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Avenue D started as an improvisation that I would play after my Canon in D practice (my previous recital piece). The only constant to the improvisation was the ostinato starting phrase. I lose myself in the music, improvising off that one phrase. As recital time drew near, I sort through the best phrases and codify it into a set piece.

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#2133051 - 08/14/13 10:12 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:joangolfing
From:Iowa
Experience:10+
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Little Bird
Composer:Edvard Grieg
Duration:02:55
Source of music:Complete Lyric Pieces for Piano
Instrument used:Yamaha Grand GC1
Recording method:Zoom with Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This was an intricate and challenging piece. I first heard it on Sirius Pop Classics and liked the soft trills and light staccato. I knew my 104 year old Everett Piano couldn't achieve the sound that this piece demanded. That gave me my first interest in getting a baby grand piano. I want to eventually play it up to speed and with a lighter touch. If I play it too quickly and too lightly I start losing the notes. I know more is needed on this piece and I will keep it in my repertoire. I wanted to have my Bach Partita No. 4 BWV 828 Aria ready for this recital, but that is a work still in progress.

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#2133053 - 08/14/13 10:12 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Mar_red
From:Poland
Experience:Self-taught since 2007
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Close Every Door
Composer:Andrew Lloyd Webber
Duration:04:23
Source of music:Lead sheet
Instrument used:Schimmel upright 40" 1972
Recording method:1. The t.bone SC 140 Stereoset microphones
2. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface
3. Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes

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#2133055 - 08/14/13 10:12 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Mile Hi Steve
From:The Mile High City
Experience:Years of on again off again sporadic playing for fun
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Joy in G
Composer:Bach / Winston
Duration:03:07
Source of music:Version 2 of own arrangement previously done in C, now in G, based on George Winston's Joy piece inspired by Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Instrument used:Steinway Grand
Recording method:Two condenser mics processed through a 24 channel mixer with audio out to laptop to record thru Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I've always loved Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring and a few years ago I heard George Winston's contemporary rendition, which he just titled Joy. A year ago I came up with my own shorter simpler version of "Joy" and submitted it in a recital here. That first version I learned in C and used a keyboard to transpose it to D, but since then I've realized it really needs to be played at a higher pitch, so I relearned it in G and now play it in G. G has made it possible to increase the dynamics of the piece and I've added a few other flourishes along the way, bringing it closer to Winston's uplifting performance. I now have access to a Steinway grand piano at my church and have always wanted to play and record on an acoustic grand, so this has been a dream come true bringing this to fruition!!

A had a king size Reese's Nutrageous candy bar, my God, possibly the best candy bar in the world!

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#2133056 - 08/14/13 10:13 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Yamaha G3 & P-80 Mike White
From:90 miles West of New Orleans
Experience:Self-teaching since beginning of the recitals.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Dainas No. 3
Composer:Janis Medins
Duration:02:01
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha P-80
Recording method:Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I had trouble with the fingering and timing of this piece. It's not something that I was used to playing. After all these years, the RED DOT still takes it's toll.

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#2133057 - 08/14/13 10:13 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Copper
From:Virginia
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:8
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Variation No. 14
Composer:Felix Mendelssohn
Duration:01:19
Source of music:Piano Magazine No. 26, October-November 2005
Instrument used:Yamaha P-250
Recording method:Connected the Yamaha P-250 to the computer
Technical feedback wanted:Yes

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#2133058 - 08/14/13 10:14 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Lady_Augustina
From:Wichita Kansas
Experience:a year or so as a kid. Started playing again several years ago.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:The North Sea
Composer:Michele McLaughlin
Duration:04:33
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:piano at work,
Recording method:I used my phone, then converted to mp3 using freecorder.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I first heard this piece on Pandora Radio and loved it. I started playing this piece at the beginning of the summer and posted it on the June piano bar. Since then I've been trying to memorize it, and work on playing it with more emotion. I only looked at the sheet music twice during the whole piece!
I was recording this piece on my break, and after forgetting to pay attention to the time I realized that I was way over my 15 minute break so towards the end I started to rush a bit. There are also several mistakes as usual.
Also; since I recorded this in the band room you might hear the other instruments a little in the background....
Enjoy!
As for lunch I went to Ihop and had fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and corn:)

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#2133059 - 08/14/13 10:14 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:WJ3 / Walt
From:Salem, Or
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:5+
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Solace A Mexican Serenade (1909)
Composer:Scott Joplin
Duration:05:49
Source of music:Simply Joplin. Easy Piano, Arr by Mary Sallee
Instrument used:Roland KR-115 Digital Grand
Recording method:Roland KR 115 to midi file, Converted to MP3 by free Midi to mp3 converter, normalized with Audacity.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Another simplified version of a great Scott Joplin piece, Its supposed to be easy piano, but it was pretty hard for me. It still needs a lot of work as you can probably tell.

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#2133062 - 08/14/13 10:17 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:carlos88
From:Colorado
Experience:second year back as a new student
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Bruyeres (Heather)
Composer:Debussy
Duration:02:44
Source of music:Debussy, Preludes, Book 2
Instrument used:Yamaha
Recording method:Zoom H4, over and over and over again.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:One of my goals for this year was to learn 6 Debussy preludes. Bruyeres is one of the many that I can't pronounce correctly, and hadn't heard of before, but still fell in love with when learning.

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#2133063 - 08/14/13 10:17 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:AimeeO
From:Living outside of New Orleans
Experience:3 years of lessons, plus off and on attempts at self-teaching over the years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sonatina Op. 55, no. 1
Composer:Fredrich Kuhlau
Duration:03:53
Source of music:Sonatina Album for Piano(Alfred)
Instrument used:Yamaha U3
Recording method:Zoom H4
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is just something I've been working on in my lessons that I've enjoyed learning, and happened to be close-to-ready. I think I've been working on it for two months, and it's been a fun piece to work on. It still needs work, but I'm pleased with my progress. There's a couple of blunders and I skipped the repeats - which means it's authentic and definitely a good representation of where I am at smile It is helping me overcome my fear of consecutive thirds, so it's been rather useful.
Kuhlau's name has been a little challenging for me also - I keep wanting to spell it Kahlua and turn him into a coffee liqueur.
I grazed on bad-for-you things for lunch!

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#2133064 - 08/14/13 10:18 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:BenPiano
From:USA
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:4 years
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://youtu.be/a7yauAU9_kg
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/user/afpaSTU1096
Title of piece:Nefeli
Composer:Einaudi
Duration:04:40
Source of music:Sheet
Instrument used:Kawai K5 Upright
Recording method:Zoom H2
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:It's been a rough year. Luckily Einaudi is easy to connect with (not so easy to record)

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#2133065 - 08/14/13 10:18 PM Re: Recital #31 --- August 15, 2013 [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performer's name:Ohio_Mark
From:Ohio
Experience:2 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Minuet in F Major
Composer:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Duration:00:58
Source of music:Alfred's Premier Course 4
Instrument used:Clavinova CVP-505
Recording method:USB
Technical feedback wanted:Yes

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