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#982996 - 06/24/06 04:45 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Well, I tried to make this thing work, but I can't figure out how to save and send playable files. Instead, I'll just practice the song. As soon as I figure it out, I will post a link.
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#982997 - 06/24/06 05:24 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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I did say "lots of trial and error," remember? ;\)

When you download audacity, make sure to download the Lame utility as well (they have a link to it on the audacity site) so you can convert your files to mp3's.
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#982998 - 06/24/06 08:18 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Here goes. As I said, it's a work in progress, but it's hard to keep a slow beat, so there is no rhythm. I hope this helps. Did I mention the mistakes? I'll make more excuses later.

First two pages
http://www.savefile.com/files/9947176

Part of page 3 and 4
http://www.savefile.com/files/7551047

Part of the swing section. the rest I still need work on
http://www.savefile.com/files/3178678
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#982999 - 06/24/06 08:25 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Sounds great, icekid! I was most impressed by how easily you managed those tricky grace notes.

Are you recording off a digital or acoustic piano? The recording quality was very clear.

[thinks that she needs to put in some serious practice time to catch up to icekid.]
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#983000 - 06/24/06 08:51 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Thank you Monica, I've been obsessed with this piece, but I hope to have it ready by Christmas. It still needs work and I hope that I'm playing it correctly.

I was surprised with the quality myself. It's a Yamaha CLP 130 (I think) and I placed my laptop next the piano using the built in microphone.

Thanks for the helpful info on the recording stuff. It took me a couple of hours to figure it out. Not as long as I had thought, though.
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#983001 - 06/24/06 09:55 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Thanks icekid

It's tough to play it at a slower tempo isn't it?

Very glad you're in this group, you'll be a real asset, for sure.

I "dabbled" with this piece years ago, can't find my music & haven't yet ordered my replacement copy so I'm a bit behind in this group.

We appreciate your willingness to share the recordings with us. It will be interesting to share in your progress as well. Thanks again!
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#983002 - 06/25/06 12:17 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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No problem. Had I had more patience, I could have given you a better and more consistent sample. I'll try again in about two weeks. The fact remains, I'm not sure if I'm playing the swing section right, but I'll worry about the tune when I have the piece memorized. The pauses I make is me looking at the notes and I'm not the greatest sight reader, either. It is easier to keep the tempo if played a bit faster, like you said.
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#983003 - 06/25/06 01:31 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Thank you icekid! Very helpful! I'm learning the 1st interlude now and will refer to your recording to get the feel of how it sounds. Thanks! \:\)

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#983004 - 06/25/06 09:31 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Icekid, many thanks. I'm listening to your recording right now. It sounds terrific. I just got my copy yesterday and have been playing the bass. I haven't try hands together--I'm having fun just playing what is my all-time favorite Peanuts piece. :3hearts:

But, then I remember that I must also practice my chopin Raindrop.

I'm happy to be on my way with this piece. \:\)

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#983005 - 06/26/06 07:21 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Monday morning...I seem to be having problems downloading icekid's files...is taking 4ever...anyone else experience any problems??
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#983006 - 06/27/06 07:40 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Finally got those files to download. Nice job.

I'm going to try to record this week end and post my mistakes for everyone and myself to critique.

Have a question, where the "Swing Feel" starts...it has a N.C. below it...what does that mean. Have searched the net with no luck.
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#983007 - 06/27/06 09:02 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Originally posted by Monster M&H:
Have a question, where the "Swing Feel" starts...it has a N.C. below it...what does that mean. Have searched the net with no luck. [/b]
N.C. = No Chord. To signify a series of notes to be played without accompaniment.

See the link: No Chord
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#983008 - 06/28/06 09:04 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Dahhhh...that makes too much sense, THANKS
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#983009 - 07/03/06 05:20 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Linus & Lucy

OK heres how NOT to play it... \:D
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#983010 - 07/03/06 11:59 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Not bad, Monster. Looks like you're a bit ahead of me at this point, but I'm gaining on you. \:D Oh, okay, I'm awake now. What was that I was dreaming about?

Seriously, though, you've got the speed just about right. A little unevenness, but I'm sure you'll get that ironed out. Sounds good right now, and you'll have it seriously nailed way before the holidays. I hope I will too, but I'm not sure yet. I'm not quite up to speed, but I can play all the right notes (some of the time anyway.)
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#983011 - 07/04/06 12:05 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Of course, you skipped the hard part. I can relate. I can play it pretty solidly hands seperate, but together is a challenge. SLOW and accurate practice is the key, I think, or maybe it's because that's all I can manage in that section.
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#983012 - 07/04/06 12:10 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Hey everybody in the U. S., have a safe, sane, and (more or less) sober Independence Day! I bought a few fireworks for the family get-together at the in-laws tomorrow night. They had a half price sale. I didn't know why until I watched the news tonight. The county banned fireworks use because of the drought conditions in one of our local counties. Fortunately, the in-laws reside in the other county where they are (at least I think)legal.
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#983013 - 07/04/06 12:12 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Sigh, I thought I'd outgrown this habit of posting several in a row. It's kind of like talking to yourself. It may be an intelligent conversation, but other people look at you funny. \:D
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#983014 - 07/05/06 01:21 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Good job, Monster M&H! You are way ahead of me on this piece.

Doesn't this piece seem tailor-made for the M&H with the powerful low bass line? It sounds great.
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#983015 - 07/05/06 01:27 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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First off...welcome back, I hope you had a nice vaca!!! and yes it is tailor made for the M&H. I had the neices' 2 little ones at the house over the weekend and played it for them... and the 4yr old spurts off...hey, thats Charle Brown...must have played it pretty close.

Thanks...
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#983016 - 07/06/06 01:07 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Here's an update. It's the full song, but with a bunch of mistakes. The hissing in the background is a rattle snake hiding behind my piano. He's harmless.

http://www.savefile.com/files/3683044
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#983017 - 07/08/06 11:45 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Monster M&H:
I've been playing with E-flat/A-flat 2-4, F/A-flat 3-4 using 1 for the slur note(E). I also have been only slurring the first note of each group...example 2/4, 1/3/4, 3/4 | 2/4, 1/3/4, 3/4, 2/4, 1/3/4, 3/4, 2| (|marks the measure) Until I can get my fingers to work faster...I like the way that feels. Does that help??

Had a lesson last night and just started playing a little of the intro...teaches eyes got wide..."working on something??". He mentioned he has a few different FLAVORS he likes to add to that tune, so I'll try to pass along when they develop. [/b]
Retract...playing with E-flat/A-flat 1-4, F/A-flat 2-4 using 1 for the slur note(E). I also have been only slurring the first note of each group...example 1/4, 1/2/4, 2/4 | 1/4, 1/2/4, 2/4, 1/4, 1/2/4, 2/4.

Anybody else?? Is everyone still practicing??
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#983018 - 07/08/06 12:02 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Is everyone still practicing??
I just received my score in the mail last week. You guys are way ahead of me.

I'm concentrating on a few other pieces now, and have this one on the back burner. I'll be sure to read through all the posts in the thread once I really get going on L&L.

I'm hoping to be around to bring up the rear. ;\)
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#983019 - 07/08/06 04:06 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Monster M&H:
Retract...playing with E-flat/A-flat 1-4, F/A-flat 2-4 using 1 for the slur note(E). I also have been only slurring the first note of each group...example 1/4, 1/2/4, 2/4 | 1/4, 1/2/4, 2/4, 1/4, 1/2/4, 2/4. [/b]
Heehee, sounds like mine! \:D \:D \:D
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Originally posted by TheVibeRAIDER posted on June 21, 2006:
Okay, how about this (on the subject of the grace note riffs):

1-4 E-flat/A-flat

1 slurs into E

Then 2-4 F/A-flat [/b]
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#983020 - 07/08/06 04:09 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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 Quote:
Originally posted by icekid767:
Here's an update. It's the full song, but with a bunch of mistakes. The hissing in the background is a rattle snake hiding behind my piano. He's harmless.

http://www.savefile.com/files/3683044 [/b]
Cute recording icekid!

One suggestion: Get rid of the rattlesnake and your song will improve much better! \:D
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#983021 - 07/08/06 06:14 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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yea, viberaider...I think were doing the samething
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#983022 - 07/08/06 07:18 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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yes, the hissing must go. hopefully I can figure this thing out. is there a chord that I can hook directly from my Yamaha CLP130 to the Laptop? I'm assuming there's a cheap solution.
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#983023 - 07/09/06 01:25 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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icekid, I just tried to listen to your recording, but savefile was telling me it would take 26 minutes to download, so it must be very very slow this afternoon. I'll try again later.

I am still practicing this piece, but I have to admit I am getting very discouraged. I can now play the first two pages HT, but it doesn't sound easy and relaxed the way Guaraldi makes it, and it's definitely too slow. I have tried playing the hard section RH only, and that has been a disaster. I can only recognize small portions of it from the recording; the rest of what I play is a dissonant mess.

I hate to give up... and this has been one of my aspiration pieces from way before I even bought my first piano. But I don't know if I'm at a level where I can learn this piece adequately now. I'm thinking of following Monster M&H's strategy of just working on the familiar melody part, trying to get that to sound decent, and then skip to the ending...and leave the hard part to tackle again in a year or so.

Is that wimping out too much?
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#983024 - 07/09/06 02:27 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Monica, I wouldn't give up that easily. That's how I started out. I had a bit of a head start on the melody though, which has allowed me to focus more on the solo parts.

I would just keep playing it slowly and gradually pick up the pace.

If not for you, do it for the children:)

Everytime I play it for someone for the first time, they always smile and say..."Hey, it's the Snoopy song!"
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#983025 - 07/10/06 10:57 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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icekid, I now had the chance to listen to your recording, and I am very impressed. Even if you had a head start, you still have gotten this piece practically down in a very short time!

...and, okay, I won't give up easily. I'll just give up in a long agonized stretch of self-doubt and despair. \:D
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