Debussy's First Arabesque

Posted by: mkorman

Debussy's First Arabesque - 07/25/04 07:33 PM

Tell me what you think of this. Sorry for the low quality recording.

http://mike.taequin.org/debussy_arabesque1.ogg
Posted by: gryphon

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 09/12/04 06:23 PM

Very nice job. I enjoyed your playing very much!

This is on my to-learn list.
Posted by: markjpcs

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 09/18/04 10:36 AM

Very nice!

It took me some time to figure what the .ogg was all about but I like what read about it for sure!

I also found a player for Apple OSX

Thanks!

Mark
Posted by: Alvin

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 10/19/04 06:54 AM

I think it is a bit on the slow side, and some avoidable errors.
Posted by: mkorman

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 10/23/04 11:51 AM

Thanks for the comments, guys.

 Quote:
Originally posted by Alvin:
I think it is a bit on the slow side, and some avoidable errors. [/b]
I would not play it any faster than that. Did you notice any non-trivial mistakes? It's hard to play something perfectly...
Posted by: Alvin

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 10/23/04 09:38 PM

At least for my lazy practice, I won't get so many mistakes!
Posted by: mkorman

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 10/24/04 12:33 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Alvin:
At least for my lazy practice, I won't get so many mistakes! [/b]
What does that mean?
Posted by: Alvin

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 10/25/04 03:21 AM

I practise my pieces only once a day (very lazy!), I recorded this Debussy's piece too, but I didn't get so many mistakes!
Posted by: mkorman

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 10/25/04 10:11 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Alvin:
I practise my pieces only once a day (very lazy!), I recorded this Debussy's piece too, but I didn't get so many mistakes! [/b]
Give me some examples of mistakes that I made. I count two.
Posted by: Alvin

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 10/26/04 07:36 AM

1:05
1:56-2:06 Most of the D sharps should be natural.
2:44
3:39 It should be a tie.
3:40-3:45
3:56
4:02
afterwards it is a bit not so tidy~

my recording of this song (perhaps it is really too fast!)
http://hk.geocities.com/alvindiary06252004/
Posted by: mkorman

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 11/01/04 02:31 PM

I just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about this discussion. I've been very busy over the last few days. When I get some time, I will listen to all of that and determine if I agree with you.
Posted by: Alvin

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 12/27/04 04:35 AM

But now, it's already been almost 2 months~
Posted by: Bernard

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 12/28/04 07:10 PM

What's .ogg ? Can't open file.
Posted by: Googlism

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 12/29/04 09:38 PM

.ogg can be run by Winamp, Bernard. If you still can't, there are some trial programs out there which will convert .ogg in several formats, including .mp3

I particularly liked this recording mkorman \:\)
I believe that you should try to implement more dynamics at certain points (0.220.36). Also try to make this piece sound more heavenly. Overall, it was well done. I have attempted this piece and heard it many times, so I can only notice one mistake (note wise), at 1:05. Anyways, good job, and keep working on it (but not too much!)
Posted by: Bernard

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 12/30/04 03:35 PM

Thanks, Googlism. I used Audacity to convert it to mp3.

Very nice mkorman, I'm enjoying this muchly as I write.
Posted by: Alvin

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 01/22/05 01:37 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Googlism:

I have attempted this piece and heard it many times, so I can only notice one mistake (note wise), at 1:05. [/b]
That probably means:
1. You are not familiar with this piece really.
2. You also play those wrong notes, the wrong notes that are most easiest to be found are the D sharps should be natural during 1:56 to 2:06.
3. Your ears have some problems, sorry that, but that's really not so possible that those Ds can't be heard.
Posted by: EternalDreamer

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 01/22/05 06:16 AM

Hi!
You play very well. I would suggest picking up the tempo just a little bit. I love this piece!
Posted by: teachum

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 01/23/05 04:09 PM

never mind - delete.
Posted by: mkorman

Re: Debussy's First Arabesque - 01/23/05 06:36 PM

Thanks again for the comments everyone. For those who are wondering what Ogg is, it is a patent-free audio format, similar to MP3 (except that MP3 is patent-encumbered, of course). You can find more info at http://www.vorbis.com/.

For those who think that I played this too slowly, I have to say I disagree.

 Quote:
Originally posted by Alvin:
1:05
1:56-2:06 Most of the D sharps should be natural.
2:44
3:39 It should be a tie.
3:40-3:45
3:56
4:02
[/b]
1:05 It's possible that I hit an additional key here. Is that what you're referring to?
1:56-2:06 Yes, you're right about those. Thanks.
2:44 What's the problem here?
3:39 I don't see a tie here. What are you talking about?

The other spots you mentioned do have errors.

Maybe I'll post another version of this, if I feel like recording it again.