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#967954 - 10/27/05 09:51 AM Walk On By
Seaside_Lee Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
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Hi Folks

I have just uploaded my latest recording which is "Walk On By"

I have reduced the quality of the sound a little and would warn dial up users it may take a while.

If anyone could give me some feedback on the sound quality and also the time of the download it would be most appreciated

here is the link

http://uk.geocities.com/lee.holt@btinternet.com/


regards


Lee
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#967955 - 10/27/05 10:23 AM Re: Walk On By
dvdiva Offline
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I clicked on your link but got this message: "Sorry, this site is temporarily unavailable! The web site you are trying to access has exceeded its allocated data transfer." \:\(

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#967956 - 10/27/05 10:57 AM Re: Walk On By
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Hi dvdiva

I am working on it \:\(

apparently I have to wait an hour, hurrrrumph \:\(

Lee
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#967957 - 10/27/05 10:58 AM Re: Walk On By
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Its sorted

Let me know if it works now?


Lee
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#967958 - 10/27/05 11:16 AM Re: Walk On By
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Ok it works now! \:\) Download time was less than a minute. The sound quality is great. What's your equipment? And the playing is not too shabby either -- I'm enjoying it and currently singing along!

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#967959 - 10/27/05 11:24 AM Re: Walk On By
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hi dvdiva

I recorded it on my Yamaha CLP170 from the audio outs straight into a home hi-fi CD burner...grabbed it on to my computer and converted it to MP3 with Nero(hope that makes sense?)

Are you broadband or dial up?

Glad you liked it and could sing along ...excellent \:D and thankyou \:\)

regards

Lee
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#967960 - 10/27/05 11:25 AM Re: Walk On By
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Registered: 03/12/04
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I just tried it....
I just got the same message dvdiva got earlier...
sorry

I'll try it again later
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#967961 - 10/27/05 11:31 AM Re: Walk On By
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Seaside_Lee:
hi dvdiva

I recorded it on my Yamaha CLP170 from the audio outs straight into a home hi-fi CD burner...grabbed it on to my computer and converted it to MP3 with Nero(hope that makes sense?)

Are you broadband or dial up?[/b]
A home hi-fi CD burner, wow I wish I had one of those. I use broadband. \:\)

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#967962 - 10/27/05 11:35 AM Re: Walk On By
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Loc: Blackpool, UK
sorry wolfindmist \:\(

This is annoying me now

flipping "btinternet/geocities! (grrr!)

It seems its getting too many download requests

It is just a little project of mine that may become something bigger later on...so bear with it.

Strange it never did this on the first piece? (which I've taken off)


regards


Lee


looks like I may have to spend some more money to get a bigger site \:\(
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#967963 - 10/27/05 11:38 AM Re: Walk On By
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Loc: Blackpool, UK
hi dvdiva

 Quote:
A home hi-fi CD burner, wow I wish I had one of those
It is only a cheap Sony RCD-W3...I think they can be found for less than a $150 now...if you shop around ;\) ...I bought mine for around 150 a few years ago


Lee
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#967964 - 10/27/05 12:20 PM Re: Walk On By
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My guess is that all the interested PW members are lining up to hear it now.... \:D

I'll just wait until the line goes down.

Sound like you have a "hit" song to me....

It is amazing what a little PW publiocity can do... LOL

I will try later... don't you fret.
Happy playing and recording.
Wolf
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Seaside Lee wrote:

sorry wolfindmist \:\(

This is annoying me now

flipping "btinternet/geocities! (grrr!)

It seems its getting too many download requests

It is just a little project of mine that may become something bigger later on...
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#967965 - 10/27/05 12:33 PM Re: Walk On By
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Hi wolfindmist

 Quote:
Sound like you have a "hit" song to me....
Erm...I don't think you'll be saying that when you hear it

And I think the hits are most probably coming from all my mates and family and everyone that knows me ....that I've just emailed...I cannot for one moment imagine a PW invasion ;\) ...but, its a nice thought \:\)

It seems to be wurkin' now


regards

Lee \:\)
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#967966 - 10/27/05 01:36 PM Re: Walk On By
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I' ll have a go at it after I get back from the local costco; they have on of those piano dealer shows going on and I want to see what they bring in.

Last time; they had some CW's. I am just curious, not shopping for another piano to add to my vision of having a nice collection of pianos. Need more money and house right now.

I sure would love to have a nice used grand.

I am looking forward to hearing your recording of "Walk On By".

Wolf
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#967967 - 10/27/05 01:58 PM Re: Walk On By
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Registered: 06/19/04
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Loc: Blackpool, UK
Hi Wolf

How many pianos do you have already?

I would love a grand aswell

Whilst holidaying in Texas this summer I found a Steinway store and managed to play on a 9' Steinway (totally awesome IMHO) along with a lot of smaller ones...I could have stayed all day but, Mrs H was watching the clock and tapping her fingers in boredom...(grrrrrr!)

Now all I need is those 6 numbers on Saturday to come up and I can buy a mansion with a West Wing to fit one in ;\)

have fun at costco \:\)

regards


Lee \:\)
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#967968 - 10/28/05 03:08 AM Re: Walk On By
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Dealer show was over.... I just missed it as it was the other week when I wasn't feeling well. Oh well.

I did play on a digital Suzuki piano (with a black cabinet and lid with two prop sticks, & looks like a tiny dwarf grand with speakers instead of strings) going for a price imo is a bit higher than I'd want to pay for something like it. Plus it lacked some things that the stage piano I tried at Guitar Center had.

It wasn't bad really (had 176 sounds) and many different piano sound samples.You could do layering. And you could buy disks full of songs and do Karaoke with it. It'd be great for a first "piano" or for an apt., practice room, condo, small cafe or dorm. But not practical for gigging around with I would think.

But I don't need the pretty case anyhow and it would look bad after being hauled to and from gigs. I prefer the new Yamaha ES 90 I played at guitar center last weekend.

BTW It was pretty amusing when all the employees came by to enjoy my playing; they thought I did a wonderful job of demonstrating the piano to folks passing by.They wanted me to stay until some company "big wig" comes in (yes an employee called the guy a " big wig" , but the employee seemed young and not too business savvy).

I got so many compliments from the passing customers also. I should have hunted down a brandy sniffter for tips. Or asked for a commision if I sold some of those digitals.

Now I wouldn't mind having one of those dwarf grand digitals as spare practice piano and a fun toy; and I wouldn't mind one or two added to the nursing facilities arund here either. If I lived in an apartment I would consider it also.

But I can also add that even though the newer digital pianos can sound pretty nice I prefer nice real pianos. Especially Grands and the nicer big uprights.

I have one big nice old upright.... and a bunch of cheap keyboards I rarely play unless I have to.
Some of the keyboards I wore out before I got my Henry.

Nothing electronic/digital beats a nice piano, no matter how good the sound system and speakers. Some may come close and be some fun to play with/ and do some cool things on. But there is something special about the natural sound of a real nice piano over the digital sound.

My vision is to have a grand (probably a nice older grand from a reputable dealer ), my Henry, and a new better stage piano. I figure having both a grand and an upright would be helpful to me as I usually play uprights and grands.

And even though I also sometimes am forced to use a spinet at some gigs..... I don't want a spinet to practice on in my home. I want to forget about my spinet experiences after they are over. (my own form of PTSD is Post Traumatic Spinet Disorder and I do have nightmares in which I can only use a really bad spinet to play in front of a bunch of people).Sadly I have the same experiences in my waking life with one of the worst spinets I have ever played. I pray someday the place that has it will get something better.

Anybody else tried the Small Suzuki Digital Pianos sold now at Costco?

Now.... after answering the questions and rambling on as usual.

I will try out that recording of yours. It is late here now so maybe it will work better now.
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#967969 - 10/28/05 03:37 AM Re: Walk On By
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\:\)
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#967970 - 10/28/05 05:15 AM Re: Walk On By
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 2167
Loc: Blackpool, UK
Wow Wolf

What a great story sounded like fun ...and you will have to make sure you take a tip jar with you next time!

Henry sounds grand \:D

PTSD...funny

I used to use fake books in my first year a whole lot (the ups and downs of melody being my main problem, also known as "Seaside_Lee Affliction" which is getting nearer to being cured ;\) )...but, I bit the bullet to cure my affliction and ditched them to work melodies out totally by ear about 12 months ago ( I still sometimes use the fakes to check whether I've got the melody right or maybe say if I can't remember the bridge exactly?) so "Walk on By" was almost totally by ear...with a splash of Seaside_Lee mixed in

thanks for taking the time to reply \:D


regards


Lee \:\)
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#967971 - 10/31/05 06:19 PM Re: Walk On By
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
Great recordings Lee! I especially enjoyed your playing in the video over on the PianoMagic web site.

btw, have you seen the book "How to Play the Piano Despite Years of Lessons? I was wondering how it compared to Anderson's method. From what I saw of your playing, it appears very similar. Of course it doesn't include video or sound clips, so the PM site would still be very useful, but I'm curious about how similar the two are.

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#967972 - 11/01/05 09:26 AM Re: Walk On By
Seaside_Lee Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 2167
Loc: Blackpool, UK
Hi Bob
 Quote:
Great recordings Lee!
Thnaks Bob I liked your Sudnow recording too

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btw, have you seen the book "How to Play the Piano Despite Years of Lessons? I was wondering how it compared to Anderson's method. From what I saw of your playing, it appears very similar.
I own that book its cheap too about $11 from amazon if I remember - bargain! (the similarities are amazing! - but, somehow from completely opposite directions?) I like that book it is very good. However, the book misses the simplicity behind everything in modern music which Mike teaches you, i.e. "to think like music thinks" (which is actually so simple even I get it ;\) ) once you get it you are free to play whatever you like in whatever way you want to and is a whole heap of fun in the process (I hope you see I'm not too evil now ? )

Thanks for listening and taking the time to post you made me feel good \:D

Lee \:\)
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#967973 - 11/01/05 11:30 AM Re: Walk On By
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Registered: 11/01/03
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Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
"Thanks Bob I liked your Sudnow recording too"

Eh, I'm not all that proud of those recordings. \:\) They were made very shortly after I learned the music, so they are much slower than they should be. I just listened to As Time Goes By again and I had to wince because it was so slow. \:o I'm getting much better though, as time goes, er, by. ;\)

I can imagine how unnerving it was to be videoed like that. Given that, the playing of you and the others is even more amazing.

The Despite book is packed with information, and for the price, it's a bargain. Unfortunately, the book and the PianoMagic stuff is going to have to wait 'til I have more time. \:\(

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#967974 - 11/01/05 12:41 PM Re: Walk On By
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 2167
Loc: Blackpool, UK
Bob

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Unfortunately, the book and the PianoMagic stuff is going to have to wait 'til I have more time.
I was thinking you were doing great your own way (to be perfectly honest) \:D We often tend to be more critical of our own stuff and hear things that others don't always hear - so don't be tough on yourself you sounded great!

I'm too lazy to stick with the Sudnow for some gosh darned reason \:\( ...because, I dig that cocktail sound.

But, we are moving a little more into that territory with Mike, because a few guys are pushing him in that direction (interesting stuff though still a bit beyond me I'm afraid)

best regards


Lee \:\)
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#967975 - 11/11/05 03:51 PM Re: Walk On By
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Loc: Maryland
Hi Lee! Sounding good! I'm sort of back to PM, trying to squeeze it in with everything else I want to learn. If I could survive on just 2 or 3 hours of sleep a night, I'd be so much happier piano-wise.
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#967976 - 11/12/05 09:58 PM Re: Walk On By
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Registered: 06/19/04
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Loc: Blackpool, UK
Hi mark

You need to get a job (or buy a gym like me ;\) )where you can play piano (it kinda helps a lot!)

I know how you feel though, there is just never enough time.

I'm thinking the only way to really put some time in would be to get a few nights cocktail piano lounging somewhere? (although I don't see that going down to well with the better half at the moment! \:\( )


Thanks for listening


Lee \:\)
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