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#2191593 - 12/02/13 08:00 PM December Piano Bar
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Hi folks. Thought I'd start the December bar. Been below zero up here in Alaska so far. Today got up to 13 degrees and felt kinda warm. How strange smile Hope you guys are staying warmer than I am!

Here's my own arrangement of Just a Closer Walk with Thee
https://app.box.com/s/sdivllfsn3k0l07i3o4o
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#2191655 - 12/02/13 11:35 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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That was absolutely lovely, Lady Payne. Had a lovely jazzy feel to it but yet, it was so sweet.

It's below freezing here too. I'm in Winnipeg, Canada.

I recorded this piece last week:

BRIAN CRAIN: Canon in D

How do you post the YouTube thumbnail, by the way?


Edited by candlelightpiano (12/02/13 11:37 PM)

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#2192538 - 12/04/13 05:23 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Hello! The Dec Piano Bar has dropped off the leader board already! I remember this tune. Sung in Pentecostal Churches by the oldest members surviving . . .who were heavily influenced by the 1904 "Revival" which spread throughout the Western world followed by the upheaval of war. . . the merry sound of out of tune pianos (I had to play one, lol it was a shocker) which didn`t sound bad at the back of the room!

Nicely done, LadyPayne!
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#2192547 - 12/04/13 05:33 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: candlelightpiano]
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You really got into that well, lass! A "pop" classic of yesteryear, paves the way for much more recent stuff. Way ahead of it`s time in it`s simplicity and concept. Enjoyed greatly! . . AND you got all those comments on Youtube! I`m insanely jealous!


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#2192554 - 12/04/13 05:45 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Ladypayne, a great performance of that wonderful hymn.

Candlelightpiano, very well played and that grand looks good. About how to make the preview, just click the fifth button from the left on the posting form and paste the YouTube link in the text box that pops up.
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#2192605 - 12/04/13 07:06 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: peterws]
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Aw, shucks! Thank you so much, Peter! And thanks also for reviving this thread. It's much appreciated.


Edited by candlelightpiano (12/04/13 07:08 PM)
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#2192608 - 12/04/13 07:10 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: TheodorN]
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Thanks, Theodore N for the tips. I'll play around with it and see if I can get it.
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#2193256 - 12/06/13 12:34 AM " Winter Light" composed by Zbigniew Priesner [Re: ladypayne]
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Winter Light

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"Winter Light" the theme from the 80's movie "The Secret Garden". from Pianonewbie1 on Vimeo.

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This song is titled –“Winter Light" and was the first song I wanted to learn on Piano.
The score is from the movie the “The Secret Garden “at MusicNotes .com
I am now learning the original score, which is beautiful -composed by Zbigniew Priesner “Winter light.”
Someone very nice who I’ve know for a long time told me his name is pronounced Ziegtiev,(ZIEGTIV) with a “T” not “B”. And no WAH for the “W”
I do regret the poor video quality but my camcorder works best in daylight, and I have to convert the “vid” to upload for dial up.
Please comment,- positive or negative
It is played on a Casio PX 100 thru a Marantz amplifier then directly to Dell computer. No music effects or editing (nor video) .
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#2193599 - 12/06/13 05:16 PM Re: " Winter Light" composed by Zbigniew Priesner [Re: piano_primo_1]
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That was very nice, pianonewbie. I've never heard the piece before or watched the movie so it was interesting to hear. Keep up the playing!
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#2193612 - 12/06/13 05:59 PM Re: " Winter Light" composed by Zbigniew Priesner [Re: piano_primo_1]
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You did a right nice job on that! The piano had a soft pleasant sound to it. Keep `em comin . . ..
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#2193635 - 12/06/13 06:56 PM Re: " Winter Light" composed by Zbigniew Priesner [Re: ladypayne]
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Thanks , feedback gets me motivated.
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#2193668 - 12/06/13 08:42 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: candlelightpiano]
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Registered: 01/31/13
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Loc: B.C.Canada
I've just found this thread and had a listen.
LadyPayne, I wish I could play so freely - but I know it takes a lot of practise.What a lovely view you have. I'd be there all day if I could.
Candlelightpiano, that was so beautiful and full of peacefulness.
Here in Kelowna B.C. it was -10 c 4 pm today and dropping. I'ts not supposed to get that cold right here!
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#2194164 - 12/07/13 07:34 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Palmpirate]
candlelightpiano Offline
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Thank you, Palmpirate, for your kind words.

Here's another one of my favorite pieces I recorded the same day I recorded Canon in D:



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#2194714 - 12/08/13 08:20 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
Augustina Offline
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I've been working on this piece for some time now, and was going to submit it for the last recital but it wasn't ready. Anyways I had to play this piece for my final exam two days ago. Unfortunately I wont be taking piano lessons anymore, but I had fun with them for the past year.
As always I recorded the piece with my cell phone.

Clementi Sonatina Op. 36, No. 3

https://app.box.com/s/ujkdhmvdscfiy3rutx6j


Edited by Augustina (12/08/13 08:25 PM)
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#2195167 - 12/09/13 05:17 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Augustina]
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That was lovely, Augustina. Lots of spirit. It brought back memories of playing Clementi long, long ago. I hope you'll keep playing piano even if you're not taking lessons anymore. You play beautifully.

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#2195322 - 12/09/13 09:49 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Pianonewbie1, this was good, I definitely notice improvement.
Candlelightpiano, nice performance of Ave Maria.
Augustina, that was very good, a lively piece.

Decided to put up a classic I've been working on, Can't Help Falling In Love, before turning to Christmas stuff. Without the bridge though, still having trouble with the chords therein. blush Recorded with an electric piano voice, no pedal, tried it first, but felt the sound became overwhelming.





Edited by TheodorN (12/10/13 12:03 AM)
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#2195363 - 12/09/13 11:53 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: TheodorN]
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I'm just sort of getting into the holiday spirit now.. Here's one inspired by my niece, Misty, the ballerina. smile

Waltz of the Flowers (Tchaikovsky)


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#2195374 - 12/10/13 12:31 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: candlelightpiano]
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Truly enjoyable to listen to, the winter sparrows outside are likely chirping to your elegantl playing of “Ave Maria”.
I heard the ending dynamics very well, whether they were your‘s or marked on the score, it was swell. (Applause, Applause)
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#2195376 - 12/10/13 12:33 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: TheodorN]
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Nice playing, memory invoking and inspirational.
I’d bet a Grand piano sound with the damper pedal would be even more so.
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#2195478 - 12/10/13 09:51 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Thank you pianonewbie1. I just wanted to record something with electric piano. cool The usual grand piano sound is possibly better and I might record it again in grand piano, once I've crossed the bridge. grin
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#2195591 - 12/10/13 03:04 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Registered: 12/02/11
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It is exciting to see so many great entries this month!

candlelightpiano - That was a great performance of Ave Maria! I like how you manage to play so smooth and with so much emotion. Great job! About two years ago, when I just got started with playing the piano again, I recorded this piece with a friend who plays the trumpet. Here is our interpretation of this lovely piece of music:

http://youtu.be/I413ngRXhjg



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#2195598 - 12/10/13 03:14 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Ladypayne - Great arrangement and lovely playing!

Pianonewbie - Another great performance from you! I don't know this piece but it sounds really nice. Thanks for sharing!

Augustina - That was a a performance full of engery! Great playing!

Theodor - What a lovely rendition of an old classic. It is a hard piece to play solo like this but you pulled it off. Great job!

Elssa - It is always great to see you make music at your magical piano. I really liked it! Is that your arrangement?


Edited by Amaruk (12/10/13 03:21 PM)
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#2195607 - 12/10/13 03:31 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Thank you Amaruk. Even though Can't Help... has some tricky chord changes, it't quite regularly structured and treble and bass are not completely out of proportion with each other, unlike some of the Beatles tunes I've been studying. They often have such an irregular right hand, that I always mix up. At least when the melody is included.

Wonderful rendition of Ave Maria, from you and your partner. I love your videos, it always makes the listening more enjoyable to put in a good video with the song. That's why they invented music videos I guess!
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#2195751 - 12/10/13 07:39 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]
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Musically excellent to me , the trumpet gives it a different feel, (than an solo organ or piano) I have heard it played duet like this at a wedding,-and it wasn’t military. (first son getting married kind of thing)
The music video is artistically provocative. Super cool video, and juxtaposition of themes.
Somehow it gave me a breath of fresh thinking (air)
Thank you.
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#2195768 - 12/10/13 08:21 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Shared my video on Facebook and a good friend of mine, who is an experienced keyboard/piano player, was inspired to put up this tutorial video of how to use the pedal (which I must shamefully admit I skipped altogether in my performance!) Thought I'd share, if it helps anyone.

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#2196203 - 12/11/13 05:37 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]
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Thank you so much, Amaruk, Pianonewbie and TheodorN. Your kind comments mean a lot to me.

TheodorN: Nice rendition of Can't Help Falling in Love, one of my favorite songs.

Elssa: Lovely arrangement of Waltz of the Flowers. I could feel the ballerinas flitting across the stage.

Amaruk: I loved the piccolo trumpet and piano duet and the NASA photos. A very moving piece of music, so lovingly and beautifully performed. And soaring to space!

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#2196220 - 12/11/13 06:14 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: candlelightpiano]
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Steady as she goes, solid as a rock. Very pleasant rendition, young lady . . .
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#2196224 - 12/11/13 06:25 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Augustina]
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I`m sat in the drawing room of this country house; it`s Sunday and I`ve had a fine meal and am pleasantly inebriated on port wine (damn this gout lol) whilst the beautiful daughter of the host is playing piano. That`s you, of course. Truly delightful! Bravo! More! (host moves over and whispers "Shut up Peter; the Bishop`s here . . .)
Lovely performance! Bravo! More . . .
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#2196250 - 12/11/13 07:09 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Thank you for your kind words, candlelightpiano.

Elssa, that was very lovely, Waltz Of Two Flowers.

Just have to let this link follow, it came up as a related video on YouTube. A duo of the same piece, it's amazing how they play it in perfect unison. Obviously not beginners, but what makes it special to me, is that this is a performance in Dunkers Kulturshus (house of culture.) It's played at the Helsingborg Piano Festival. This house of culture is close to where I live and I've been there a few times, though not at a piano concert.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWNQ_CH-8RY


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#2196477 - 12/12/13 09:56 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Last Friday, 12/6, my piano professor had scheduled a recital of his secondary students (of which I am one).
However, it was canceled due to the ice storm that was due to hit us that day.

It was rescheduled for last evening, but due to an email mixup I didn't get word until it was too late and had to miss.

Here's the email I sent to my professor and the other participants in the recital.

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Hello all!

I was supposed to be in the recital last night, but due to email mixups I wasn’t able to be there. Too bad for me since I was really looking forward to hearing each of you as well as playing for you.

This crazy thing called music… we work hard and it’s important to share what we do, warts and all.

After I got home, I decided to record my part of the program with the provision that no matter what happened (the warts part), I would post it on youtube and send each of you a link. My son Gavin and his friend Zach Michaud showed up unexpectedly, so along with my partner Greg I had an ‘audience’ and made them suffer through it! smile

(btw, sorry for the iPad recording… one of these days I’ll get a better setup… you hear clipping on the peaks in this)


Here ya go.

Beethoven Op. 78, Adagio Cantabile, Allegro ma non troppo

above link takes you here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDs-z1c0_o8

best, (and keep playing – it’s way better than TV!)

Forrest Halford


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