Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
65 registered (Amosdoll, AndrewJCW, aliash, ando, 20 invisible), 935 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2194048 - 12/07/13 03:40 PM Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5
David Benjamin Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 17
I have to play this next week and recorded me playing it just now.

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1mXd4y3R6vq

What do you think?

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2194051 - 12/07/13 03:46 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]
Polyphonist Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 8790
Loc: New York City
Try practicing with a metronome to insure rhythmic stability, and definitely increase the tempo. I like what you do with dynamics and phrasing.
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2194088 - 12/07/13 04:29 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]
Derulux Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/06/05
Posts: 5446
Loc: Philadelphia
Yeah, if you jacked up the tempo, I would probably enjoy this take very much. But it feels almost 20-25% slow of where it should be.

Like Poly said, just watch some of the rubato, that you're not speeding up when you should slow down, or slowing down when you should speed up. The playing was clean enough, and it happened rarely enough, that when you did it, it was very obvious.
_________________________
Every day we are afforded a new chance. The problem with life is not that you run out of chances. In the end, what you run out of are days.

Top
#2194096 - 12/07/13 04:49 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]
David Benjamin Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 17
Thank you for your replies so far!

Yeah, I know about the problem with the tempo.

I'm just not confident enough playing it at high speed yet, that's why I focus more on playing it correctly without mistakes, to make it as enjoyable as possible for the audience (it's not a professional concert).


Edited by David Benjamin (12/07/13 04:54 PM)

Top
#2194121 - 12/07/13 05:44 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]
neuralfirings Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/29/13
Posts: 223
This is more interpretation than feedback, so try it and see if you like it. Try playing it with more accent on the lowermost note in the left hand octaves, then when you hit those da-da-da try playing it with accent on the uppermost note.

The middle section is beautiful! Well done! I love that inner voice.
_________________________
Working on Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata, Mvt 3.

Top
#2194223 - 12/07/13 09:35 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: neuralfirings]
Peyton Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 2780
Loc: Maine
Originally Posted By: neuralfirings


The middle section is beautiful! Well done! I love that inner voice.


Dittos!! Nicely done.
_________________________
"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."- Oscar Wilde
www.youtube.com/Biffer5
www.peytonart.com


Top
#2194229 - 12/07/13 09:52 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]
Riddler Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/13/05
Posts: 750
Loc: Florida
Loved it!!!
_________________________
http://edsjazzpianopage.blogspot.com/

My fingers are slow, but easily keep pace with my thoughts.


Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
Why It's Impossible to Tune a Piano!
aka, why you should be nice to your tuner.
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Hammond A100 for Sale!
PRICE DROPPED!
(Think B3)
Hammond A100 for sale!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad 125)
Sweetwater $55,000 Giveaway
Sweetwater $55,000 Mic Locker Giveaway
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Cleaning keys
by musicbased
05/24/16 01:58 AM
protective case for studiologic gl88 grand
by Mta88
05/23/16 11:26 PM
Is my Chickering (Chicago) Acoustigrande worth the rebuild?
by imnickb
05/23/16 08:39 PM
Rib eye vs Sashimi
by Keith D Kerman
05/23/16 07:32 PM
Kawai vertical with extremely heavy action
by charleslang
05/23/16 06:58 PM
Forum Stats
83,736 Registered Members
44 Forums
172,886 Topics
2,527,200 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission