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#2196547 - 12/12/13 12:55 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]
Elssa Offline
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Thanks, Amaruk. Yes, I always make up my own arrangements.. Sometimes I play by ear and other times might take a basic lead sheet and reharmonize the chords, add in runs & fills, etc. smile
I really enjoyed your "Ave Maria" - cool arrangement and video, as always! cool

I loved your "Ave Maria", too, Candlelightpiano.. beautiful flow - mesmerizing to listen to. smile

TheodorN: That was a terrific version of my favorite Elvis song. thumb





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#2197007 - 12/13/13 12:15 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: TheodorN]
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That piano duo performing Waltz of the Flowers was awesome! So enjoyable to watch and listen to. Thanks for the link.
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#2197013 - 12/13/13 12:21 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: woodog]
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Woodog: What a terrific performance, warts and all. It wouldn't be as human without the warts, frankly, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching and listening to you, especially at 6:06 at the crashing chords! Made the whole piece seem more human, which is what Beethoven was to me, the most human of all composers, the greatest composer of all time. You did justice to the great man!

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#2197059 - 12/13/13 01:41 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Candlelight, thanks for the kind words.

I had to put it up as it was because I have a tendency to shy away from playing in public, even though I've been in bands and a church musician for EVER. Go figure...

It's a strange mixture of wanting to share the music, but getting freaked out the minute I think anyone might be listening. Don't know if that makes sense or not... but it's certainly NOT a healthy way to go about this music thing.

That's another reason I was looking forward to the recital, because I had braced myself, psyched myself up and was feeling good about being able to play for my fellow students, knowing that there would be mistakes, knowing that I would get nervous, rush, whatever, and feeling okay about that too. It was a good feeling and I was so bummed out that I didn't get to go through with it.

So when my son showed up with his friend unexpectedly - and both of them are anything BUT classical music buffs, LOL... I figured that was the next best thing, to record it and send it to the folks who were in the recital as well as my teacher.

again, thanks for the compliment! made me grin inwardly today!

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#2197155 - 12/13/13 04:46 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: TheodorN]
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TheodorN

Very systematically and carefully laid out. Your theory and practice are coming together; I get the impression there`s gonna be no short cuts! Well done! Piano is great sounding.
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#2197161 - 12/13/13 04:53 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]
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Amaruk


Good sound on that piano of yours; how hard it is for a trumpet not to let rip! Perhaps he should've been outside the building . . .! Enjoyed it, man!
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#2197225 - 12/13/13 07:56 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Thank you, Elssa and peterws. Woodog, nicely done, this piece sounds demanding and you handled the challenge very well.
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#2197766 - 12/14/13 10:50 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
rnaple Offline

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Just to let you all know, again. I always listen to the Piano Bar. Enjoy the songs.
I just don't really have anything to say to anyone in particular. Just to everyone, I enjoy it.
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#2197804 - 12/15/13 01:43 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Candlelight – a very nice rendition of Canon in D and that Ave Maria…wow! just lovely.

Augustina – Such a lively performance. Good dynamics and rhythm. Well done!

Woodog – I’m sorry you missed your recital. But I bet your son and his friend were impressed just like the rest of us. That was an awesome performance.
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#2198046 - 12/15/13 04:07 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ElleC]
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Thank you so much, ElleC. Your comments mean a lot to me, especially on the Ave Maria as it holds a special place in my heart.

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#2198102 - 12/15/13 05:21 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
Augustina Offline
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Lady Payne- beautiful&#61514;
Candlelight= for some reason I couldn’t see Canon-
Pianonewbi1- Winter Light is one of my favorite pieces. You played it very well&#61514;
Ave Maria- this is a very pretty piece and you play it so well.
TheodorN- Can’t Help Falling in Love- you played very well
Elssa- Waltz of the Flowers- lovely!:)
Woodog- you played it very well!
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#2198496 - 12/16/13 12:06 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
Tequilla85 Offline
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Registered: 09/30/11
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Loc: Romania
Hey everybody

After a long break, I've finally decided to upload another video. I'm the proud owner of a Yamaha P105 portable piano, which is a decent upgrade from another Yamaha keyboard (that didn't have full piano keys).

A short background about me: almost 3 years of piano (mostly self taught), and in the last couple of months I've been learning to read sheet music, with the help of a piano teacher

Enjoy and let me know your feedback:
http://youtu.be/7EfrQarsbfE



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#2201504 - 12/22/13 05:15 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Thanks, Augustina, on my Ave Maria. Really appreciate your kind comments.

Tequilla85: Beautiful rendition of River Flows in You. You have a lovely touch. Maybe it could be a tad bit faster in the middle section but otherwise, it's definitely getting there. For someone who is only learning to read music, you're doing fabulous. Plenty of notes to read in this piece! Keep the music coming!
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#2201537 - 12/22/13 06:07 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: candlelightpiano]
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Have ye a very merrie Christmas guys . . .I`ll catch up here v soon. These oncoming recitals are getting in the way of everything. Have to cut back; this place is much more fun! grin
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#2201724 - 12/23/13 05:56 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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thanks candlelightpiano, much appreciated! your pieces are wonderful and I'm jealous of your grand piano
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#2201983 - 12/23/13 05:40 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Tequilla85]
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Tequilla85 You play this very precisely which augers well for the future. Sounds lovely on your piano; the music is eminently suitable . Why not try a bit more reverb/echo?
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#2202044 - 12/23/13 08:57 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Loc: Australia
Wishing all Piano Bar members a merry Christmas!
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#2202241 - 12/24/13 08:28 AM Re: December Piano Bar MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDA [Re: Elssa]
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Loc: Pittsburgh,PA
MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS
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Morning Prayer P Tchaikovsky from Pianonewbie1 on Vimeo.

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O Holy Night 2013 from Pianonewbie1 on Vimeo.


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#2202532 - 12/24/13 07:56 PM Re: December Piano Bar MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDA [Re: ladypayne]
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Loc: Colorado
Great music, all. It's been such a pleasure to listen to everyone's December music.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

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#2202533 - 12/24/13 07:56 PM Re: December Piano Bar MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDA [Re: ladypayne]
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You're doing good, Tequilla85! A lot easier learning on that P105 than that other one, isn't it? Keep it up.
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#2203061 - 12/26/13 10:23 AM Re: December Piano Bar MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDA [Re: ladypayne]
Tequilla85 Offline
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Registered: 09/30/11
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Loc: Romania
thanks peterws, rnaple
rnaple, yes, I find it easier to learn&play on full sized keys than on regular synthetizer keys Happy Holidays to everybody!


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#2203846 - 12/28/13 04:44 AM Re: December Piano Bar MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDA [Re: piano_primo_1]
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Pianonewbie

Takes ya back a century or more, those songs you played. You know, to a time when people actually believed . . . .well done man! (I call everybody "man" btw)
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#2204301 - 12/28/13 11:57 PM Re: December Piano Bar MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDA [Re: ladypayne]
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Registered: 01/23/11
Posts: 52
Loc: Kansas City
My first attempt at recording my piano!

http://soundcloud.com/fateskeys/mic-experiment-1

Chopin Op 28 No 4. I was more concerned about doing the recording than the playing shocked Input would be appreciated, my upright isn't that great, and I'm still not sure I've got the mic setup right. (Fishtank and dog don't help either...)

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#2204313 - 12/29/13 01:23 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Originally Posted By: ladypayne
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


Still catching up here..

LadyPayne: Hope it's a bit warmer up there now. I really enjoyed your arrangement with all the the trills and frills you threw in! smile

Augustina: The Clementi piece was so well played and fun to listen to! These are such great pieces - and challenging as well. smile

ICE CASTLES (Through The Eyes of Love) - Marvin Hamlisch


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#2204402 - 12/29/13 09:35 AM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Merry Chritmas:



And here is more of my (bigger) puppies:


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#2204512 - 12/29/13 01:27 PM Re: December Piano Bar MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDA [Re: Fate]
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Fate
I`ve heard some excuses, but fishtank and dog? ha ha you did well man! Chopin at his miserable best!!
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#2204517 - 12/29/13 01:35 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]
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Elssa
Ice castles had a crystalline effect running through it;
sent a shiver thro` me spine if you but knew it . . .

I`ve just turned the heating up . . ..have a good one, lass!
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#2204520 - 12/29/13 01:42 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Tubbie0075]
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Nice playing! The violin isn`t offensive at all. Believe me, that`s a complement . . .and your piano was lovely! Plenty o` light and shade on your pieces. You`ll get better and better! Have fun!
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#2204582 - 12/29/13 04:07 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Loc: Romania
Fate, it sounded real nice and depressing!
Good luck with your piano
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#2205047 - 12/30/13 03:11 PM Re: December Piano Bar [Re: Tequilla85]
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Thanks for the kind comments, Tequilla85. You play beautifully. Your piano is great. It's portable which isn't the case with mine. You can take it everywhere!!!

Happy New Year to you.
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