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#995104 - 05/15/07 01:41 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
30[/b]
Performers Name: Bluemarine
Experience: 5
Direct music link: http://www.box.net/shared/lm8umeff1h
Song title/composer: J.S.Bach: 3-part Invention No6, Emaj
Source of music: sheet music, edited by Bussoni
Instrument used: Yamaha
Feedback wanted: Yes

Additional Info: My recital piece was not ready and I intended to skip this recital edition. At the end I decided to dust off an old piece and record it (I hate the red dot). Here is the result made in few hours.

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#995105 - 05/15/07 01:41 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
31[/b]
Performers Name: Eternal
Experience: 8 months
Direct music link: http://www.box.net/shared/spaglc7mui
Song title/composer: Rob Dougan – Clubbed to Death (piano track)
Source of music: Sheet Music
Instrument used: Casio PX700 with Ivory
Feedback wanted: Yes

Additional Info: It’s a short piano piece that was originally embedded in the middle of a longer techno composition with the same title, on the soundtrack to Matrix.

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#995106 - 05/15/07 01:45 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
32[/b]
Performers Name: Bob Muir
Experience: 3.5 yrs (sporadic)
Direct music link: Mull of Kintyre
Song title/composer: McCartney & Laine/Mull of Kintyre
Source of music: By ear
Instrument used: Samick 5’7” Grand
Feedback wanted: Not needed

Additional Info: I’ve loved this song ever since the album came out (I know, I’m showing my age. \:\) ) A few years later I spent a couple of years in Scotland, in a hamlet not far from Kintyre. So as you can imagine, this song can inspire some strong feelings. My playing doesn’t match my emotions, but maybe some day...

For those interested, here’s a picture of my setup:
setup.jpg

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#995107 - 05/15/07 01:46 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
33[/b]
Performers Name: Sandy Moore
Experience: 6 years
Direct music link: http://www.smoore204644.com/CapeStMarys.mp3
Complete title: Let me Fish off Cape St. Mary's
Composer: Otto P. Kelland
Source of music: Sheet Music
Instrument used: Roland Digital
Feedback wanted: Yes.

Additional Info: This is a Newfoundland Folk song that is a favorite of my mom and stepdad. It's been many years since I heard a recording and I've never heard it with the intro so I'm not sure if the tempo and dynamics are quite right. There are 6 verses to this ballad and I only did one repeat. The final verse would end on a I chord but this recording ends on V so it doesn't sound quite finished... sorry..

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#995108 - 05/15/07 01:47 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
34[/b]
Performers Name: Piano again
Experience: 10+ years as a child, a few years here and there since then, and most recently about 3 years. I also play the cello quasi-professionally.
Direct music link:* http://www.box.net/shared/ijmlsgalo2
Song title/composer: Mozart Sonata in A Minor K. 310, 1st movement Allegro maestoso
Source of music: Sheet music
Instrument used: Estonia 190
Feedback wanted: Yes

Additional Info: This sonata is an example of Mozart in his "Sturm und Drang" ("storm and stress") mode, and it has been described as orchestral in character. It is one of only two piano sonatas that he wrote in the minor key. It is also much harder than I ever would have thought it would be, but that's Mozart for you. I've been working on all three movements of the sonata for about a year, on and off, in addition to beginning to study it with a teacher about 7 years ago. (I am not taking lessons now.) I was of course striving for a completely clean, bell-like, musical performance. I didn't quite get there (surprise!) but it's been a very good piece for me to work on, and I've learned a lot from it.

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#995109 - 05/15/07 01:48 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
35[/b]
Performers Name: Mary Alice Kropp (IrishMak)
Experience: 2 years, 1.5 months of lessons
Direct music link: http://www.thirtytwopaws.com/mak/Music/Satie.mp3
Song title/composer: Gymnopodie No. 2, Erik Satie
Source of music: Sheet music
Instrument used: Kawai MP4, Grand Piano 1 voice
Feedback wanted: No

Additional Info: I wish I'd had more time to work on the dynamics in this piece- they are, for the most part, absent, and get it a bit faster. And there are a few glaring mistakes, but this was the best take I got. I also decided to use the Kawai digital piano for a couple reasons- first, so you all could hear how it sounds, and second, it was easier to get a clean, extraneous noise free recording going directly from the digital into the computer.

-Mak
http://www.thirtytwopaws.com/mak/
http://www.livejournal.com/users/2ndsoprano
http://www.myspace.com/chilimak
http://www.chilicats.com

Some say I'm a grumpy li'l witch, but it's not true. I have the heart of a kind and gentle soul... in a jar on my desk.

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#995110 - 05/15/07 01:49 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
36[/b]
Performers Name: Debussy20...Matt
Experience: 5 years in october
Direct music link: http://www.box.net/shared/ysrhtyb683
Song title/composer: Fantasia in D minor - Mozart
Source of music: Sheetmusic - Urtext Edition
Instrument used: Steinway
Feedback wanted: Yes

Additional Info: Recorded in concert on an OLD Steinway at the local music hall.

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#995111 - 05/15/07 01:50 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
37[/b]
Performers Name: tvpiano
Experience: total 7 years, 2 years with teacher
Direct music link: http://www.savefile.com/files/719636
Song title/composer: Let Me Fall - Jim Corcoran and Benoit Jutras
Source of music: sheet music: http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/book.asp?ppn=BKWBpfm0207
Instrument used: Yamaha M450
Feedback wanted: Yes

Additional Info: First time in a recital ever! My piano teacher introduced this piece to me a few months ago, I also love the pop version of Josh Groban. Thanks for listening.

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#995112 - 05/15/07 01:51 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
38[/b]
Performers Name: bruceee
Experience: 2.5 years classical
Direct music link: http://www.bruceee.com/SS/music/Moonlight13May2007.mp3 (5.36Mb)
Song title/composer: MoonLight Sonata (1st movement), Beethoven
Source of music: sheet music
Instrument used: Clavinova CVP301
Feedback wanted: Yes

Additional Info: I'm disappointed with the recording quality of this, my first recording.
Used a direct feed from the Line Out of the Clavinova to an IBM ThinkPad laptop running Audacity.
Suspect the sound card in the laptop is the source of the problem. Here is the midi equivalent of
the same file which will likely sound better:
http://www.bruceee.com/SS/music/Moonlight13May2007.mid

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#995113 - 05/15/07 01:52 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
39[/b]
Performers Name: YD (Yuri Drozd)
Experience: 6 months after not playing for 12 years
Direct music link: http://www.box.net/shared/leccnmvu0n
Song title/composer: Hungarian Rhapsody #5 in E-Minor /F. Liszt
Source of music: sheet music
Instrument used: Kawai MP8
Feedback wanted: Yes

Additional Info: It has little to do with Spring, but I am a new member and this is one particular piece (and my 5-year old daughter starting piano lessons) that made me restart my piano playing, so I find it appropriate to introduce myself this way. It is my second favorite of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies (first being, you guessed, #2 - but that is way too far from my current level). Sorry for it being not up to Cziffra's standard :-)

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#995114 - 05/15/07 01:53 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
40[/b]
Performers Name: Funky_Fred
Experience: Lifetime, more off than on
Direct music link: http://www.box.net/shared/459ehlkpz1
Song title/composer: Come Softly To Me/Mr. Blue by The Fleetwoods
Source of music: Play-by Ear & Lead Sheet
Instrument used: Yamaha Disklavier converted to mp3
Feedback wanted: Yes, love the feedback

Additional Info: In 1959, The Fleetwoods, Gary, Gretchen and Barbara, had two #1 hits with Come Softly To Me and Mr. Blue. They would never again duplicate the success they had with these two songs. These songs are not normally played as piano solos, but I really like the melodies, and they bring back memories of my youth. If you are not familiar with the songs, you can hear snipets at www.thefleetwoods.com Also, there is a great video on youtube with excerpts from all the #1 hits of 1959 (I was 12 at the time), here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofOYOhmAlSE

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#995115 - 05/15/07 01:54 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
41[/b]
Performers Name: Mr Super-Hunky
Experience: 3 years self taught using......well nothing!
Direct music link: www.pinnaclepeakllamaranch.com/LeOnde.mp3
Song title/composer:"Le Onde" by Ludovico Einaudi
Source of music: originally learned the sheet music, then I recomposed it because I heard a different version in my mind.
Instrument used: A very dusty Roland KR-7 as the mighty Mason is in storage right now.
Feedback wanted: Yes, feedback is great. Cash is nice too!

Additional Info: If Einaudi heard what I did with his piece, he would have me arrested!. That said, I was able to come up with a re-composed version of his achingly beautiful piece that I really enjoy. True purists may hate this version, but some may actually like it; who knows.

I am still having fun and that’s what counts right?

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#995116 - 05/15/07 01:55 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
42[/b]
Performers Name: NancyM333
Experience: About 11 years (6 as an adult)
Direct music link: http://www.box.net/shared/0z5ka31s7x
Song title/composer: Croatian Rhapsody/Tonci Huljic
Source of music: PianoLife Magazine
Instrument used: Yamaha UX3
Feedback wanted: Yes, both positive & negative, plus how to correct my problems if you have any ideas.

Additional Info: I will play this for my teacher's adult recital on June 16, so I have another month to polish it. This has been great fun to learn, and the tempo has provided a very stimulating challenge for me.

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#995117 - 05/15/07 01:56 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
43[/b]
Performers Name: ckcornflake
Experience: 2-3 years as a child, 1 year as an adult
Direct music link: http://www.box.net/shared/iq32doicqj
Song title/composer: You're Not Alone! by Nobuo Uematsu arr. Shiro Hamaguchi
Source of music: Final Fantasy IX Piano Collections Sheet Music
Instrument used: Technics SX-PR804 Digital Piano
Feedback wanted: Yes

Additional Info: This piece was very difficult for me, and even after polishing it for months, I still am far from a note-perfect performance. I could have probably practiced it a few more weeks to get a better recording, but I would be at risk of getting sick of a song that I really love. If you enjoyed the song you can buy the FFIX Piano Collections CD which has professional recordings of the arrangements. By comparing my performance to a professional one, I can tell so many things that I still need to work on. I know my tempo is all over the place, but some parts are difficult for me to play at the required speed. Anyways, I still welcome any suggestions.

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#995118 - 05/15/07 01:57 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
44[/b]
Performers Name: TX-Dennis (Dennis Turner)
Experience: Off and On for 40 years (mostly off)
Direct music link: http://www.box.net/shared/lmj0dkspve
Song title/composer: It Is Well With My Soul/Philip P. Bliss
Source of music: sheet music
Instrument used: Kawai GE-30
Feedback wanted: You Betcha

Additional Info: I sat down to record this evening (5/14). Please forgive the loud noises in the background. I'm sure anyone with a four year old or who remembers what it was like having a four year old will understand. I had to give up after the second take because he was getting louder and louder. Then he decided to get his guitar and "play along." Therefore, this is not as polished a take as I would prefer. This was my "backup" piece. I originally intended to play Bewitched, but it simply isn't ready yet. I guess I need to spend more time at the piano and less at the computer.

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#995119 - 05/15/07 01:58 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
45[/b]
Performers Name: Balladeer (Tim Francis
Experience: 3yrs 5mos with PianoMagic
Direct music link: http://63.224.59.85/music/recital6/Morgen1.mp3
Song title/composer: "Morgen" Richard Strauss
Source of music: By ear and a vocal score
Instrument used: Roland KR-7
Feedback wanted: Yes

Additional Info: A couple of weeks ago I was watching a "Showcase of Classics" special on PBS. A gentleman appeared, and accompanied by an orchestra and piano sang a stunningly beautiful song. It was 'angelic' to my ears and touched my heart. The name of the piece is "Morgen," by Richard Strauss.

I could find no piano music for this piece, but I did find a vocal score and from that I worked out my own chord progressions as well as I could.

I am, of course, not classically trained at all - most would say I am not trainable. My intent, however, is not to present this as a classical piece, but rather to paint the canvass with the brushes and strokes that I enjoy. I hope you enjoy it as well.

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#995120 - 05/15/07 01:59 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
46[/b]
Performers name: funburger
Experience: 1year 3months
Direct link: www.box.net/shared/9ly92qmsmk
Song title: special day
Source of music: alfreds book 3
Instrument: piano(hopefully)
Feedback: ok

Additional info: I haven’t practiced much lately and it shows, ah well. you don’t have to listen if you don’t want:) I only wanted to post this up that way I can have something to work on for next time \:\) I just learned this song this week and still needs polishing.

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#995121 - 05/15/07 02:00 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
47[/b]
Performers Name: Jazzyprof
Experience: Self-taught as a kid, 3.5 years of classical lessons in this current incarnation.
Direct music link: http://www.box.net/shared/14ri6mjbng
Song title/composer: Prelude in C# Minor, op.3 no.2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Source of music: Sheet music
Instrument used: Yamaha C3
Feedback wanted: Yes

Additional Info: This is a work in progress. I started learning it in mid January when Nancy launched the Rachmaninoff Prelude Study Group. It's not quite ready for public display but I promised Nancy I'd submit a recording as a "progress report". \:\) Hopefully the right notes outnumber the wrong ones!

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#995122 - 05/15/07 02:01 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
48[/b]
Performers Name: Playadom
Experience: I'm under the impression that I've been playing for about 2 years, 7 months, but I really have no idea
Direct music link: http://www.box.net/shared/tfa5zl9dum
Song title/composer: Grand Political Battle March
Source of music: Random Improvization
Instrument used: Some flavour of Baldwin from a school auction
Feedback wanted: Why not?

Additional Info: This was totally random. I whipped it up 2 hours before the deadline. I had to reduce the quality a bit to fit it in under box.net's 10MB limit, but it was recorded on a laptop mic, so the quality hit won't be noticeable. Ignore the random messy arps that I inserted to create the illusion of technique.

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#995123 - 05/15/07 02:02 AM Re: Recital #6 - May 15, 2007 (Spring)
Bob Muir Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
49[/b]
Performers Name: gerg (GregH)
Experience: A few years.
Direct music link: http://www.box.net/shared/ckln8bj69y
Song title/composer: Poissons d'Or (Debussy)
Source of music: Debussy: Selected Short Works (Schirmer)
Instrument used: Baltimore Knabe 6'2" grand (1893)
Feedback wanted: Sure.

Additional Info: This piece captures something of the lushness of Spring. This performance won't win any awards but I hope it provides some enjoyment. I am aware of many flaws and the obvious mistakes. A more "perfect" take had to be abandoned as, unbeknownst to me at the time, the microphone fell off the piano midway through. Also, the session was interrupted by the need to stop and fix the D5 damper wire. By the time I played this one I was a bit flustered and just wanted to get it done. It's "okay" for an amateur I suppose, but I've played it better. The beginning is off a little, the melodic line is not as dominant as it should be, dynamics are not as stark as they ought to be, and there are a few timing slip-ups. Did not want to miss another recital, however, and a special thanks to Bob Muir for organizing it! I look forward to hearing the talent out there, and participating in the give-and-take of analysis of everyones' work afterward.

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