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#2254371 - 03/30/14 05:31 PM New post ...... Love Theme Romeo And Juliet
piano_primo_1 Offline
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Registered: 06/25/09
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This is the “Theme from Romeo and Juliet,” composed by Nino Rota, who also composed the “Godfather Waltz” and “Godfather Love Theme” that I posted several weeks ago.
I can safely say he is “favorite of mine” because I picked this music to practice by the melody and he happened to be the composer.
This is a very long piece, and was a lot of practice hours to get it where it is now. (fair)
I wonder the value in a piece so long for a beginner, or for recording, because mistakes are inevitably made usually at the mid to end, but I’ll post it anyway.
There are tempo changes throughout, and also there was a new tempo phrase I learned, “tempo Primo” which I thought “Primo “was a formal Italian first name;- but it means -return to original tempo-.
I ad-lib’d near the end for the sake of flow and finishing the recording.
I appreciate any critique

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#2254377 - 03/30/14 05:46 PM Re: New post ...... [Re: piano_primo_1]
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The video is out of sync and slow motion? I can tell you like this piece and the style it's written in, that comes across in your playing. There are some issue I want to bring to your attention, however, since you asked for a critique. From what I see there's a lot of tension in your octaves and chords due to excessive lifting of the non-playing fingers and low wrists.

Musically, there are lots of pauses that need to be worked out. Generally when you have to shift your hand up or down to a different position. Work to smooth this out and keep the melody going. Slow practice will help this, but I think the technical issues I spoke of above need to be addressed more urgently than the musical ones.

I do think it would be best to find music you like at a much easier level. Shorter pieces that are less technically challenging, or rather, that present only one or two technical challenges rather than a list of them would be better to start out with.

Of course, a good teacher could put together repertoire that would suit what you need to be able to play this piece (and others like it) well.
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#2254387 - 03/30/14 06:07 PM Re: New post ...... [Re: piano_primo_1]
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" but I have a buzz from beer right now ,
So I can’t be specific,. …"

That`s the problem other people have with beer. NOT the folk who drink it . . .
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#2254388 - 03/30/14 06:08 PM Re: New post ...... [Re: peterws]
Morodiene Offline
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Originally Posted By: peterws
" but I have a buzz from beer right now ,
So I can’t be specific,. …"

That`s the problem other people have with beer. NOT the folk who drink it . . .
Haha, so what's your excuse, peterws? :P
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#2254392 - 03/30/14 06:14 PM Re: New post ...... [Re: Morodiene]
malkin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Morodiene
Originally Posted By: peterws
" but I have a buzz from beer right now ,
So I can’t be specific,. …"

That`s the problem other people have with beer. NOT the folk who drink it . . .
Haha, so what's your excuse, peterws? :P


I don't know him well, but I believe that peterws may be an expert in this area. smile
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#2254417 - 03/30/14 07:14 PM Re: New post ...... [Re: piano_primo_1]
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Why don't you work on it. Then post it in the quarterly recital.
With the help of Morodiene and peterws. You should have all bases covered. smile
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#2254567 - 03/30/14 10:39 PM Re: New post ...... [Re: piano_primo_1]
piano_primo_1 Offline
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Well,
I'll keep on it, and re-post at a later time.
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#2254596 - 03/31/14 12:04 AM Re: New post ...... [Re: piano_primo_1]
rnaple Offline

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Originally Posted By: pianonewbie1
Well,
I'll keep on it, and re-post at a later time.


I do think you did really good. Lots of expression and all. It does sound like you want it better. The recitals are the place to put them up for advise. They only happen four times a year.
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#2254618 - 03/31/14 01:24 AM Re: New post ...... Love Theme Romeo And Juliet [Re: piano_primo_1]
piano_primo_1 Offline
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Loc: Pittsburgh,PA
Morodiene
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Musically, there are lots of pauses that need to be worked out. Generally when you have to shift your hand up or down to a different position.

Good advice to work on , especially the latter part of this piece.

Peterws
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" but I have a buzz from beer right now ,
So I can’t be specific,. …"

That`s the problem other people have with beer. NOT the folk who drink it . .


Yes, but only on Sundays….


maple
Quote:
Lots of expression and all. It does sound like you want it better.


Thank you maple, for the kind words , and I do,,, I’ll re-post there or in April’s Bar.
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