Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions

Posted by: AB Forum Recital

Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 01/31/13 10:21 PM

Recital #29 is now open for submissions!

Believe it or not, our 29th quarterly Piano World Adult Beginners Forum recital approaches! smile The recital will be posted some time on the 15th of February, which means that the submissions must be in by 9:00 pm Eastern Time, February 14. Please note this deadline is very firm; I cannot start working on the recital until it is closed, and once it is closed, no new entries can be added.

While any and all styles of music are welcome, we do ask that it be piano related. Only one recording may be submitted per forum member (although that recording may consist of a medley of two or more very short related pieces).

If you are fairly new to the piano, please do not be intimidated by some of the talent here in the ABF. We all consider ourselves to be beginners even though we may have been playing for some time. And, we LOVE to hear recordings from folks new to the keyboard. So even if you’re on your first Alfred’s method book, we would *really* enjoy hearing from you. heart

Recital submissions must be in MP3 format. The maximum size of the file is 20 MB. We recommend encoding the recording at 192 kbs with a constant bitrate, as that works best with the online streaming player. At that bitrate, a 20 MB file works out to be about 7 minutes in length. Your recording will be normalized when placed in the consolidated zip files, but your original link will still be available for those who want it.

If you are new to recording your music, there are several threads in the forum archives that address the ways and means. See the "Important Topics in the AB Forum" thread stickied at the top of the AB forum page. Audacity is an excellent free recording application that can be used.

Submitting Your Recording:

We will be using again the absolutely marvelous automatic web-based recital program that mahlzeit wrote for us. You will upload your mp3 file to the recital server as part of the recital submission process.

When you have your mp3 file ready, go to:

http://recitals.pianoworld.com/


and follow the instructions there. Please note that this URL reflects our new permanent home for all the recital files. Once you have uploaded your info to the automated recital software, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You will have the opportunity to revise your submission any time up until the deadline. If you have any problems at all using the new website, or if you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a few hours, just PM me. If you have not participated in past recitals using this software, you may want to submit your recital piece at least a day in advance in case you run into any problems with it.

The recital website uses the following submission template to be filled out along with your attached music file. You may want to have your responses to these fields prepared in advance so all you have to do is cut and paste:

Performer's Name: {forum ID and real name if you’d like}
Where you are located: {optional}
Avatar image link: {optional}
Experience: {Yrs/Mos of piano playing experience}
Link to YouTube or other video: {optional}
Home page link: {optional}
Title of piece/composer:
Source of music: {sheet music, improvised score, play-by-ear, etc}
Instrument used: {Piano make, keyboard model, etc.}
Recording method: {audacity, Zoom, digital to PC, etc.}
Constructive technical feedback wanted: {Yes/No}
Additional Info: {Your thoughts on the piece, what you had for lunch, etc.}


The due date for all submissions is 9:00 pm US EASTERN TIME on February 14, 2013.


Did I mention that the 9:00 pm deadline was firm?

Think "consistency of concrete." smokin

By submitting a piece to the recital, you are certifying that it is a recording of your own performance.

Again, the recital order will be presented in the order the pieces were received, so the sooner you send in your piece, the higher you will be on the list! You can revise your entries on the template (e.g., thoughts about your piece, adding YouTube links, and the like) any time and not lose your place in the recital queue, but if you resubmit your recording at any time, for any reason, you will be bumped to the end of the list.

Should anyone have any questions at all on what to do or how to do it, this is the place to ask. Remember, there are NO stupid questions, as we have a steady flow of new members in AB forum for whom this is their first recital, so your questions will probably help to eliminate other members’ problems. Please ask away! smile

Let's all go out and brave that Red Dot and share a lot of beautiful music! thumb
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 01/31/13 10:23 PM

Okay, I decided to go ahead and open up the recital tonight, because we've got an inch or two of snow falling with no sign of it stopping. And if there's going to be a snow day tomorrow, I'm sleeping in. smokin

Have at it, gang. thumb
Posted by: jotur

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 01/31/13 10:35 PM

Oh wow, Mr Super-Hunky, that put a lump in my throat, but I bet it's beautiful.

And three of my favorite piano players right off the bat! This is gonna be good.

Cathy
Posted by: DadAgain

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 12:02 AM

May have to sit this one out thanks to a turbulent few months and marital collapse frown

I can assure you that it is my intention to re-join the recitals, with daughter, once again just as soon as I have a Piano, a residence to keep it in and some significant time with daughter.


<this post makes me sad>
Posted by: BenPiano

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 12:06 AM

I'm in at No. 5 - the spot I had at my first ABF recital 3 years ago. smile
Posted by: BenPiano

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 12:09 AM

Originally Posted By: DadAgain
<this post makes me sad>


Crap - that sucks, dude. frown
Posted by: neildradford

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 12:14 AM

Hmm, I'd like to enter, but I don't think I can play anything worth entering.
I'd also have to figure out how best to record my acoustic, not tried that yet.
I take it the next one is in April?

Neil.
Posted by: neildradford

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 12:18 AM

Originally Posted By: DadAgain
May have to sit this one out thanks to a turbulent few months and marital collapse frown

I can assure you that it is my intention to re-join the recitals, with daughter, once again just as soon as I have a Piano, a residence to keep it in and some significant time with daughter.


<this post makes me sad>


Ack, wishing you light at the end of tunnel.

Neil.
Posted by: CarlosCC

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 04:42 AM

I'm in at number 9.

And DadAgain, this is sad... Keep the focus on what's the best for everyone.
Posted by: sinophilia

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 04:48 AM

I'm in at no. 10 - argh, what did I do? eek
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 04:57 AM

DadAgain - I am so sorry to hear about what you are going through. May the future be brighter!

I am in at No. 12. Now I can get back to just practicing, instead of trying to get that perfect take! Glad that is over with... until the next time!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 05:37 AM

DadAgain .... that is very sad, I hope things improve for you very soon.

I'm in at 13 !

Mr. Super-Hunky - what a wonderful way to start the recital! I can't wait to hear your tribute!
Posted by: wouter79

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 05:39 AM

Originally Posted By: DadAgain
May have to sit this one out thanks to a turbulent few months and marital collapse frown

I can assure you that it is my intention to re-join the recitals, with daughter, once again just as soon as I have a Piano, a residence to keep it in and some significant time with daughter.

<this post makes me sad>


Sorry to hear that... Best wishes. Did you have to sell your grand?
Posted by: Peyton

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 06:52 AM

Dad Again... I'm really sorry to hear your bad news. Stay strong! It all works out in the end.


SH obviously did not read my post on the other recital thread. By posting first he now must be flogged.
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 06:59 AM

DadAgain
So sorry to hear of your losses and hope that healing can happen for all of you.

Maybe I'll get one recorded this weekend. I don't have any one particular piece that is ready since I've been studying several. Let me see what comes together to share with all of you.
Posted by: Andy Platt

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 07:17 AM

I don't know how Monica knew, but she opened this up 5 minutes after I went up to go to bed. Sigh wink

Who cares about Valentine's Day? It's February 15th we are all waiting for now ...
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 10:12 AM

Sorry, Andy! whome

I'm in at 20, after a long and delicious morning of sleeping in until 9:30 after the promised snow day arrived. yippie
Posted by: Sam S

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 02:40 PM

I'm in - at #21 for now. 11 1/2 minutes of Schumann, with lots of little mistakes! Also at no extra charge - two loud cat meows.

Sam
Posted by: slpianoproject

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 04:00 PM

Managed to record on time to be #8! Nocturne Op.27 no.1 for my first participation to the recital!!! There's already alot of good uploads i can't wait to listen to... *hyped*... See you on the 15th!
Posted by: Amaruk

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/01/13 11:22 PM

I am sorry to hear that DadAgain. I look forward to hear you and your very talented daughter play at the next recital.
Posted by: wouter79

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/02/13 05:06 AM

Originally Posted By: Sam S
I'm in - at #21 for now. 11 1/2 minutes of Schumann, with lots of little mistakes! Also at no extra charge - two loud cat meows.

Sam


Yes that's a long piece, and it sounds pretty hard. I'm looking forward hearing your version.
Posted by: peterws

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/02/13 10:14 AM

Does it have to be total piano? Cos if you go digital, other instruments sometimes muscle in . . . .
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/02/13 11:03 AM

Originally Posted By: peterws
Does it have to be total piano? Cos if you go digital, other instruments sometimes muscle in . . . .


You can add in other instrument, but the main instrument should be the piano.
There are several folks - often those with "jazz" in their names smile who have both real and virtual bands that they play with in the recitals.
It is quite fun to listen to the multi-instrument pieces.
Posted by: peterws

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/02/13 11:21 AM

Thank you Casinitaly!
Posted by: jazzwee

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/02/13 05:56 PM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
There are several folks - often those with "jazz" in their names smile who have both real and virtual bands that they play with in the recitals.
It is quite fun to listen to the multi-instrument pieces.


Hmmm...I wonder who those could be? grin

BTW -- I expect to resubmit so practically everyone will move up!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/03/13 02:04 PM

We are already up to 33 entries! Wow, and still 11 days to go!

Looks like there are a few new comers to the e-cital too - and that is always exciting!
Posted by: MaryBee

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/03/13 05:21 PM

Everyone after #6 just moved up a slot! It never fails that after I record a piece, I can suddenly play it just a little bit better. I couldn't resist the temptation to re-record and submit this slightly improved version.
Posted by: peterws

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/03/13 05:27 PM

If I`ve gone beyond the border wi my little orchestra, I`m happy to comply . . . .
Posted by: DadAgain

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/03/13 06:54 PM

Originally Posted By: wouter79
.... Did you have to sell your grand?


No - nothing sold, nothing really sorted out as yet - just I'm not longer living at home. Still pretty raw and difficult for everyone concerned.

Right now I'm visiting the house (and kids) 3 or 4 days a week when she's at work, so I do get 'access' to the piano and kids - but its not the same as having them there all the time!

Who know's what'll happen long term with any kind of settlement. I doubt she can afford to buy me out of the house, and I would struggle to buy her out - so we'll probably end up selling. Whether I can find somewhere to live long term so I can keep the piano remains to be seen. (Australia has 'no fault' divorce law - so settlement is likely to be close to 50/50 division of combined asset pool)

There's an outside chance I can put together a rough recording of something just in time for 14th - but it'll be tough, last minute, out of tune and under-prepared.
Posted by: MaryBee

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/03/13 11:56 PM

Oh, DadAgain, this sounds horrible. I'm so sorry for what you and your family are going through. I can't imagine that trying to record a piece for the recital is anything like a priority right now.
Posted by: Bobpickle

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/04/13 12:13 AM

DadAgain, don't forget that the recitals are held simply to share with others some things that we've spent our time working on - participation doesn't require one to have something shined and polished that's been playable at a competent level for some weeks or months (I can assure you this certainly isn't the case with my submission). We often lose sight of this and how the whole quarterly recital is but simply to share music and our personal love of it (as well as differing tastes) with one another.
Posted by: BenPiano

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/04/13 01:02 AM

Originally Posted By: DadAgain
There's an outside chance I can put together a rough recording of something just in time for 14th - but it'll be tough, last minute, out of tune and under-prepared.


While your attitude and hopefulness is commendable, you really have more important stuff to attend to than this silly recital.

Why add more stress to an already stressed situation?

Play when you can, for fun and stress relief. But get done what you need to get done while you have the time. smokin
Posted by: BenPiano

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/04/13 01:06 AM

Good news for all those #6 and above - you just moved up a spot.

I'm still stuck on - and obsessed - with my entry. I had to tweek a few things, and as a result, had to resubmit.
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/04/13 06:39 AM

Bobpickle
I appreciate that you say "recitals are held simply to share with others some things that we've spent our time working on - participation doesn't require one to have something shined and polished" [how do I get just a snippet of someone's post to copy into my own?]. The truth is for me that everyone DOES sound so good and so polished that I hesitate to put one up that isn't pretty close. I haven't posted the last two recitals and really need to get something in this time. WELL what am I doing sitting here gabbing when I could be practicing?
Posted by: wouter79

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/04/13 07:35 AM

>how do I get just a snippet of someone's post to copy into my own?

Go to their post and press the "Quote" button just under the post. You can also use the quote annotation directly, eg by using the "Switch to Full Reply Screen" button or typing the annotations directly.
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/04/13 08:41 AM

Thanks Wouter. I've done that but get the whole post and sometimes I don't want the whole post. I've been just cutting out excess and wondered if I couldn't just highlight what I want and hit the magic button.
Posted by: timmyab

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/04/13 08:51 AM

Just cut out the bits you don't want but leave in the quotes (in brackets) at either end.Anything between those brackets will be in quotes.
Posted by: DadAgain

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/04/13 06:17 PM

Originally Posted By: BenPiano
...While your attitude and hopefulness is commendable, you really have more important stuff to attend to than this silly recital.

Why add more stress to an already stressed situation?


Sometimes, having something to focus on besides the current situation is *just* what we need. Playing music is one activity that allows us to live 'in the moment' for a while and leave all the rest of lifes crap behind. If all I need to do is slap a camera in front of me and hit record I might get lucky and capture a particularly 'raw and emotive' performance! (I've noticed my mournful Chopin Nocturnes seem particularly powerful at the moment - I've even caught myself and the wife with tears pouring down our faces whilst I've played stuff lately).

Perhaps for recital I should find something less melancholic to play and try and revive some more joyous emotions?
Posted by: peterws

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/04/13 06:20 PM

"I've even caught myself and the wife with tears pouring down our faces whilst I've played stuff lately)."

You two need to talk. The pair of you do not want this. Do it.
Posted by: Amaruk

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/04/13 08:52 PM

Originally Posted By: peterws


You two need to talk. The pair of you do not want this. Do it.


+1
Posted by: aTallGuyNH

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/05/13 01:21 AM

Originally Posted By: peterws
"I've even caught myself and the wife with tears pouring down our faces whilst I've played stuff lately)."

You two need to talk. The pair of you do not want this. Do it.

DadAgain -- I'm reticent to think that a bunch of people on the internet who don't really know your situation can provide sound marital advice, but goodness gracious, it's hard not to reach Peter's conclusion just based on that one sentence. It's heartbreaking, truly.

That said... and agreeing with the sentiment that the recital can't possibly be all that important in the grand scheme of things right now... It may be cathartic, it may be a welcome distraction from the situation, and you just might capture something raw and real that is worth capturing.
Posted by: TrapperJohn

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/05/13 04:29 PM

Originally Posted By: DadAgain
...I've even caught myself and the wife with tears pouring down our faces whilst I've played stuff lately).



Well, this could mean that it was either that good...or that bad... wink

Sorry about your situation DadAgain - also, sorry everyone else seems to be sorry...


Originally Posted By: aTallGuyNH

DadAgain -- I'm reticent to think that a bunch of people on the internet who don't really know your situation can provide sound marital advice...


I was thinking the same thing...but that never stopped us before... smile
Posted by: CebuKid

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/05/13 10:29 PM

Originally Posted By: BenPiano
Originally Posted By: DadAgain
There's an outside chance I can put together a rough recording of something just in time for 14th - but it'll be tough, last minute, out of tune and under-prepared.


While your attitude and hopefulness is commendable, you really have more important stuff to attend to than this silly recital.

Why add more stress to an already stressed situation?

Play when you can, for fun and stress relief. But get done what you need to get done while you have the time. smokin


Amen to that, bruthuh! lol

I'd rather wait or play only once a year recital (like I did in 2012) than put up a regrettable performance.

"Play when you can" is my mantra these days...particularly, play when the mood strikes.

I'm happy to report that I'm playing again after a 2013 hiatus...I'm now deep in the throws of my 6th Joplin piece.
I'll chalk it up to this - I'm an occasional player these days. Anyway have a great recital everyone! I can't wait to listen. smile
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/07/13 11:13 AM

*bumpety-bump*
Posted by: peterws

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/07/13 04:46 PM

Howd`ya find out what number you`re at?
Posted by: beechcraft409

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/07/13 05:17 PM

Go to http://recitals.pianoworld.com/ and click the Show Me link.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/08/13 10:32 AM

We've been holding at 38 for a few days now....I bet there will be more submissions flowing in over the weekend!

There are a great many really wonderful pieces in the program so far, I can't wait to get started with the listening!
Posted by: TrapperJohn

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/09/13 09:07 AM

Peyton - I see you're in with a piece called "After All", which you composed (described as "original") - can I safely assume that this is not the wonderful song that was a monster hit for the fine singer Al Jarreau some years back - or are you still collecting the royalties? laugh

This is the song I mean:



Posted by: AimeeO

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/09/13 01:34 PM

I still plan on getting in.. it will be last minute though, as I won't have a good chunk of time to record until Wednesday and Thursday.
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/09/13 05:39 PM

Maybe maybe it'll come together for a recording. I've missed the last two ecitals so I really wanted to do this one but sometimes I'm not plateauing I'm falling into the crevasse. Really enjoyed the master class at my university yesterday...maybe it will add that boost to my piano performance.
Posted by: TrapperJohn

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/09/13 07:06 PM

Originally Posted By: AimeeO
I still plan on getting in.. it will be last minute though, as I won't have a good chunk of time to record until Wednesday and Thursday.


Aimee - Thursday is your last chance...good luck!
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 01:58 AM

Well I'm very sick with cold this week. Currently fever has gone down but do not have any voice. I cancelled choir, performance class and piano lesson this week. But I got board so I decided to record today. I took a shot of whiskey, a couple of glasses of wine to make me feel better first. It's a sort of home remedy in my area I grew up. It's Japan but its a country side where a bunch of country bumpkins live. Anyway I recorded it but it sounds horrible. If you ever look at my YouTube video, it is horrifying as well. I will submit it any way. Being drunk has its benefit as well. I don't care small things like finess! I feel kind of bad for Brahms. Good thing he is not alive to hear mine. RIP Brahms.
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 02:37 AM

I must be doing something wrong. Its taking 1 hour to upload my video to YouTube. I do this so that I can change the format to mp3 on YouTube site. Am I doing it incorrectly? The video is taken using q3hd.
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 02:38 AM

I must be doing something wrong. Its taking 1 hour to upload my video to YouTube. I do this so that I can change the format to mp3 on YouTube site. Am I doing it incorrectly? The video is taken using q3hd.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 03:51 AM

I don't know what is going on FarmGirl, but an hour to upload to Youtube sounds very wrong.

I am new to youtube, and didn't realize you could convert audio to mp3 on the site. I use AoA Audio Extractor. The basic-bare-bones program is downloadable for free, if you want bells and whistles you can pay for a premium version.

I hope you feel better soon - that sounds like a monster cold!
Posted by: Peyton

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 07:12 AM

Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
I must be doing something wrong. Its taking 1 hour to upload my video to YouTube. I do this so that I can change the format to mp3 on YouTube site. Am I doing it incorrectly? The video is taken using q3hd.


It was the shot of whiskey.You should have done rum instead! smile
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 11:15 AM

Cheryl and Peyton
I somehow managed to upload it:). I got a couple more shots of whisky in frustration. I think it was a darn nice thing. We don't have rum. I noticed a couple of hours later that I do have software called handy share provided by Zoom. Had I used it, it would not have taken as long as I did. I was upset noticing that YouTube does not provide "format" change service any more at first. But looking into my computer, I noticed that I had downloaded software for that long time ago. Anyway I recorded and it's there. I am not happy with it but it's done and over now. It would take me at least a couple of weeks to fix dynamics and sloppy execution.
Posted by: Valencia

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 03:23 PM

I think I might submit my low quality recording of a rachmaninoff prelude (again...a work in progress). I'm inspired by all the submissions and hopefully people will forgive me if my recording is poor sound-wise. I've had a flare of wrist pain the last couple of weeks and just haven't been able to redo it to get a better take (well I tried, but it wasn't any better so gave up).
Posted by: aTallGuyNH

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
Cheryl and Peyton
I somehow managed to upload it:). I got a couple more shots of whisky in frustration. I think it was a darn nice thing. We don't have rum. I noticed a couple of hours later that I do have software called handy share provided by Zoom. Had I used it, it would not have taken as long as I did. I was upset noticing that YouTube does not provide "format" change service any more at first. But looking into my computer, I noticed that I had downloaded software for that long time ago. Anyway I recorded and it's there. I am not happy with it but it's done and over now. It would take me at least a couple of weeks to fix dynamics and sloppy execution.

I suspect this is better than you think! Why not try again stone cold sober though? You can then pick which you like best, even if you don't have that couple weeks you wish you had.
Posted by: CarlosCC

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 04:44 PM

Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
Well I'm very sick with cold this week.

FarmGirl, be carefull with this cold... I've also been sick and I'm still not completely healed ... Has already lasted for about 3 weeks ...
Posted by: peterws

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 04:56 PM

I suspect if we all had a few shots of whisky, EVERYTHING would sound just . . . . fine! Always does . .
Posted by: Allard

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 05:01 PM

Finally submitted a decent recording. I've been working on the hard part for weeks (not exclusively) and always messed it up in earlier attempts. Only... now I got some wrong notes in an easy part. Might try for a better recording during this week, but I fear it will take months before I'll play the hard part "always right". It can get so frustrating.

So, the piece was in last month's recital. This is a different version though; hopefully you guys don't mind smile
Posted by: Saranoya

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 05:08 PM

OK, I'm in ... not with the planned first movement of the Moonlight Sonata ():), but still: in.

Since I don't have a piano at my own apartment right now, it has proven tricky to find empty rooms to play in where I can afford to do several takes in a row of a seven-minute recital piece (because, unfortunately, I haven't quite gotten to the level of confidence that I need to do a single take of the Moonlight, and be done with it).

I will be doing the Moonlight (probably movements one and two) for my in-class recital in April, though. By then I will also have a grand piano at home, so for sure, Moonlight will be ready for the next ABF recital!

This little Haydn piece I ended up submitting was the first one I learned after deciding to get back in the saddle last September. The end result is a little disappointing (I should really be able to play it more cleanly, and with better dynamics, than this!), but perfect is the enemy of good (enough). Remembering that mantra is the only way I will ever be able to participate in the ABF recital. Because when I play a piece in a live recital and it has a few mistakes or hesitations, but is otherwise pretty decent, people will be left with the impression that I played pretty decently, and forget about the other stuff rather quickly (unless the flubs were super-obvious). Here, though, it's a recording. People can listen to it over and over again, should they so choose. That's an entirely different bag of chips!

However, I had promised myself I would participate in this recital, and now I did. Another one of my goals has been met.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 05:24 PM

Allard, it will be interesting to compare the two versions!

Saranoya, I get what you are saying about the live performance versus the recorded one - but I doubt anyone relistens to any of the recital pieces with the purpose of picking out the flubs.
Everyone who listens truly does understand what the red dot jinx is all about ---hey, do you even know about the
Order of the Red Dot ? smile

Even if folks do go back to listen (and, yes, it does happen) it will be to see how much you've come along between recitals, or maybe someone with less experience will follow the score and listen to you - they'll still appreciate your performance.
Posted by: aTallGuyNH

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 05:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Saranoya
This little Haydn piece I ended up submitting was the first one I learned after deciding to get back in the saddle last September. The end result is a little disappointing (I should really be able to play it more cleanly, and with better dynamics, than this!), but perfect is the enemy of good (enough). Remembering that mantra is the only way I will ever be able to participate in the ABF recital.

And and and...?

When/where/how did you record it? After hearing about your practice adventures in AOTW, I'm dying to know! smile
Posted by: Saranoya

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 05:46 PM

Thank you, Cas! Your words are very encouraging. And the Order of the Red Dot is rather cute laugh.
Posted by: Saranoya

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 05:51 PM

Originally Posted By: aTallGuyNH

And and and...?

When/where/how did you record it? After hearing about your practice adventures in AOTW, I'm dying to know! smile


For you, TallGuy, and for anyone else who might be curious, here are the comments I wrote on the submission form:

Quote:
Well ... I was planning on submitting the first movement of the Moonlight Sonata, as some of you may know. But as some of you may also know, I am currently without a piano at home, and quiet times are hard to come by at the pub where I'm now doing most of my playing -- especially in seven-minute stretches. So, alas. Moonlight will have to wait until after I've moved into my currently still under-construction new apartment.

I recorded this during a brief lull in the action at the pub, when there were only two other people in the room (one of whom was the bartender). Even so, you will notice significant background noise. I apologize.

This was the first piece I learned after getting back to playing the piano in September. Nothing like listening over and over to a recording of yourself to expose all of the little imperfections in your playing (and here I thought I'd moved beyond this level!), but all in all, I think it's not so bad.

I skipped lunch, by the way. Dinner was leftover fries with beef stew, which I got from the bartender when she couldn't finish hers.
Posted by: aTallGuyNH

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 06:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Saranoya
Originally Posted By: aTallGuyNH

And and and...?

When/where/how did you record it? After hearing about your practice adventures in AOTW, I'm dying to know! smile


For you, TallGuy, and for anyone else who might be curious, here are the comments I wrote on the submission form:

Oh good... I can sleep now. smile
Posted by: aTallGuyNH

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 06:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Saranoya
Thank you, Cas! Your words are very encouraging. And the Order of the Red Dot is rather cute laugh.

She's so darn encouraging, there's a rumor going about that she just might be a "bot", created to roam around PW and make people feel good about themselves, regardless of whether they truly have anything worthy of feeling good about or not. She/it even PMs people to be encouraging. Amazing technology... I mean, a real person couldn't possibly be so consistently nice and supportive. Right? laugh
Posted by: Amaruk

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 07:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Saranoya
I recorded this during a brief lull in the action at the pub, when there were only two other people in the room (one of whom was the bartender). Even so, you will notice significant background noise. I apologize.


Saranoya, what a great venue to record at! It would be perfect for recording pieces for the ABF Piano Bar by the way... smile
Posted by: Amaruk

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/10/13 07:41 PM

It seems like a great line-up of pieces this time too!

The piece I submitted is a fun piece and very different from what I have done here before. Our youngest son loves to sing along whenever I play this piece. smile

I came across the piece for the first time during the holidays and it was love at first listening so to speak. But I was quite disappointed when I learned that the sheet music was not available anywhere. In fact, the song has never even been released on CD (heard it on TV)... I quickly turned to YouTube and same thing again, I could not find anything...The song is only about a year old but still... As a result, I decided to try to transcribe it on my own. I had a blast doing it (and entering it into MuseScore) and I learned a lot at the same time.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/11/13 02:48 AM

Amaruk, you have picqued my curiosity - and that of many others, I'm sure. Good thing we don't have long to wait.


ATallGuy....:) Bots don't know how to respond to such positive feedback.....we are not programmed for this. Let's just say, what goes around comes around --- in one form or another, and when you least expect it.

Looking forward to Friday! ...but darn! I'm working most of the day....It will be a super-music weekend though, won't it?
Posted by: Allard

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/11/13 03:23 AM

Isn't every weekend super-music weekend? smile
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/11/13 03:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Allard
Isn't every weekend super-music weekend? smile


Well, ..... there's weekend football and there's the Superbowl.
There's Saturday baseball and there's the World Series.

How very very odd for me to make sports analogies.
Posted by: Sam S

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/11/13 07:53 AM

OK, everybody move up one. I resubmitted and dropped to #45. I also played the whole thing faster and took a minute off the recording! I realized while listening to it that it was painfully slow. I guess I was being too cautious. On the other hand, a faster tempo equals more mistakes...

Sam
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/11/13 08:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Sam S
OK, everybody move up one. I resubmitted and dropped to #45. I also played the whole thing faster and took a minute off the recording! I realized while listening to it that it was painfully slow. I guess I was being too cautious. On the other hand, a faster tempo equals more mistakes...

Sam


Nice. I think you can get the recording you want by F. I thought about doing it but decided not to. My work is crazy busy and I have to prepare for my Piano party this weekend. It will be attended by PW members! Next time. I will be better someday.
Posted by: peterws

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/11/13 12:50 PM

Casinitaly "Looking forward to Friday! "

Is that when it all starts? I better get the beer in...
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/11/13 03:13 PM

Originally Posted By: peterws
Casinitaly "Looking forward to Friday! "

Is that when it all starts? I better get the beer in...


That's right Peter - the recital goes live on 15 Feb! woohoo!
I think I'll start my listening with coffee, then move on to Prosecco later in the day smile
Posted by: aTallGuyNH

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/11/13 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: peterws
Casinitaly "Looking forward to Friday! "

Is that when it all starts? I better get the beer in...


That's right Peter - the recital goes live on 15 Feb! woohoo!
I think I'll start my listening with coffee, then move on to Prosecco later in the day smile

Depends on where you are though. In the USA it will be 2/14.
Posted by: Sam S

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/11/13 04:41 PM

Originally Posted By: aTallGuyNH
Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: peterws
Casinitaly "Looking forward to Friday! "

Is that when it all starts? I better get the beer in...


That's right Peter - the recital goes live on 15 Feb! woohoo!
I think I'll start my listening with coffee, then move on to Prosecco later in the day smile

Depends on where you are though. In the USA it will be 2/14.


Just checked the timer to see if it's correct this time - last time it had DST problems. The timer runs out when submissions close, and some time after that the recital goes live - it takes time for hard-working Monica to process everything and make the recital posts. There is no set time for it to go live...

Sam
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/11/13 04:53 PM

And keep in mind that February 14th is Valentine's Day. wink Fortunately for AB forum, Mr. K will be out of town at a coin show that day, so I will have nothing to occupy my attention other than the recital, but in other years that might not be the case.
Posted by: aTallGuyNH

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/11/13 05:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Sam S
Just checked the timer to see if it's correct this time - last time it had DST problems. The timer runs out when submissions close, and some time after that the recital goes live - it takes time for hard-working Monica to process everything and make the recital posts. There is no set time for it to go live...

Sam

With the caveat that "past performance is not a guarantee of future results" though, Monica usually has it up very quickly. A bit more than an hour last time, just over half an hour the two times before that.

I have no time to look up stuff like this, but I do it anyway. smile
Posted by: zrtf90

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/12/13 09:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Sam S
...I realized while listening to it that it was painfully slow...On the other hand, a faster tempo equals more mistakes...

It seems slow to us because in our daily repetition we hear it so much and know it so well. I have found over long years that if I keep playing a piece I need to keep expressing more emotion though it.

When you reduce the tempo it helps to increase the dynamic range and exaggerate the phrasing. And remember that few listeners have had to listen to it as much as we ourselves have lately - apart from our poor spouse/children/pets etc smile
Posted by: Copper

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/12/13 10:39 AM


I'm in, it's good to see everyone.
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/12/13 03:14 PM

Like Monica, I too am a lady of leisure now (guy version) and thus I will have plenty of time to listen and comment on the performances.

It's nice too see the ABF veterans continuing to participate in our recitals as well as listen to their progress.
(I'll have to keep an eye out for Peyton However as I think he's wanting to whip me or something!)

PLUS, I'm going to my first piano party this weekend at Farmgirls house. She has already indicated from her posts that she likes getting a little boozy from time to time so who knows how things will go. Things could get a little crazy where we all end up playing piano in our Speedos and dancing on the table tops before the night is over. Who knows. I'm not sure if I should be nice and behave or just go completely nuts. Well after giving it 3-4 seconds of thought, I decided that I must be true to myself which means I'll probably end up going nuts along with all the other party animals in the room.

A Super-music weekend certainly WILL be here soon.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/12/13 04:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
PLUS, I'm going to my first piano party this weekend at Farmgirls house. She has already indicated from her posts that she likes getting a little boozy from time to time so who knows how things will go. Things could get a little crazy where we all end up playing piano in our Speedos and dancing on the table tops before the night is over. Who knows. I'm not sure if I should be nice and behave or just go completely nuts. Well after giving it 3-4 seconds of thought, I decided that I must be true to myself which means I'll probably end up going nuts along with all the other party animals in the room.

A Super-music weekend certainly WILL be here soon.



Now how wonderful is THAT! I'm sure a great time will be had by all.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/12/13 05:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
PLUS, I'm going to my first piano party this weekend at Farmgirls house. She has already indicated from her posts that she likes getting a little boozy from time to time so who knows how things will go. Things could get a little crazy where we all end up playing piano in our Speedos and dancing on the table tops before the night is over. Who knows. I'm not sure if I should be nice and behave or just go completely nuts. Well after giving it 3-4 seconds of thought, I decided that I must be true to myself which means I'll probably end up going nuts along with all the other party animals in the room.

A Super-music weekend certainly WILL be here soon.


I would pay good money for video of the event. smokin
Posted by: Sam Rose

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/12/13 06:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
Like Monica, I too am a lady of leisure now (guy version) and thus I will have plenty of time to listen and comment on the performances.

It's nice too see the ABF veterans continuing to participate in our recitals as well as listen to their progress.
(I'll have to keep an eye out for Peyton However as I think he's wanting to whip me or something!)

PLUS, I'm going to my first piano party this weekend at Farmgirls house. She has already indicated from her posts that she likes getting a little boozy from time to time so who knows how things will go. Things could get a little crazy where we all end up playing piano in our Speedos and dancing on the table tops before the night is over. Who knows. I'm not sure if I should be nice and behave or just go completely nuts. Well after giving it 3-4 seconds of thought, I decided that I must be true to myself which means I'll probably end up going nuts along with all the other party animals in the room.

A Super-music weekend certainly WILL be here soon.


I'm not sure if I'll be participating in the recital (probably not), but I think I'll be driving from Los Angeles for FarmGirl's piano party. I'm not gonna lie though. I'm really only going so I can see Super-Hunky in his Speedo.
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/12/13 06:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Monica K.

I would pay good money for video of the event. smokin



So, um, about how much we talkin'? When it comes to money I get weak! Who knows what I'll do on film if the price is right. Unfortunately, grainy, big -foot spotting quality video is all my digital camera takes so I can't charge too much.

High def will cost you however. lol.
Posted by: Peyton

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/12/13 09:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky


PLUS, I'm going to my first piano party this weekend at Farmgirls house. She has already indicated from her posts that she likes getting a little boozy from time to time so who knows how things will go. Things could get a little crazy where we all end up playing piano in our Speedos and dancing on the table tops before the night is over. Who knows. I'm not sure if I should be nice and behave or just go completely nuts. Well after giving it 3-4 seconds of thought, I decided that I must be true to myself which means I'll probably end up going nuts along with all the other party animals in the room.

A Super-music weekend certainly WILL be here soon.



OK... I agree. A youtube vid of this is needed... Unless of course SH is pulling our leg and in fact they are all just going to sit around sipping wine and discussing the finish on Farmgirl's piano... Yawn. smile
Posted by: MaryBee

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 12:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Monica K.
I would pay good money for video of the event. smokin

I heard a rumor that they were going to set up a Skype connection during the party. Maybe you can get in on that and see it all live.
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 02:33 AM

Mr SH - you are so funny! I am all for having fun.
Sam - you are the only kid of the party since the rest of us are all so ... mature. So I will have to make you sleep with my dogs if you drink too much. Just kidding. I think we will have lots of fun.
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 12:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Peyton
Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky


PLUS, I'm going to my first piano party this weekend at Farmgirls house. She has already indicated from her posts that she likes getting a little boozy from time to time so who knows how things will go. Things could get a little crazy where we all end up playing piano in our Speedos and dancing on the table tops before the night is over. Who knows. I'm not sure if I should be nice and behave or just go completely nuts. Well after giving it 3-4 seconds of thought, I decided that I must be true to myself which means I'll probably end up going nuts along with all the other party animals in the room.

A Super-music weekend certainly WILL be here soon.



OK... I agree. A youtube vid of this is needed... Unless of course SH is pulling our leg and in fact they are all just going to sit around sipping wine and discussing the finish on Farmgirl's piano... Yawn. smile


Did I see "Speedo" in the quote? How could I miss it. I know Mr SH wrote underwear model as his occupation. Now I suddenly have a high expectation for the night!
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 02:00 PM

Yes Farmgirl. You see, I was thinking we could all play a fun game called 'strip-piano performance' Here's how it works.

We all start off by playing our most recent recital piece since it is still somewhat fresh. (plus that's all I can remember). No worries/stress. After the performance is concluded, we simply tally up any/all mistakes as well as any area that could use improvement and that total equals how many articles of clothing are to be removed. Simple huh?

This fun little game will then continue until we get through ALL of our past recital performances or we all freeze, whatever comes first.

Who wants to play?

As far as the Skype connection goes, I think that is a fantastic starting point but now I'm starting to think more like 'pay per view'. Here's what I'm thinking.

For the base rate of $39.95 will get you a live feed. The connection won't be great and the resolution may be a little grainy but you cheaped out so this is what you get.

For $59.95 you are upgraded to the level that gets you the live feed PLUS commentary, still shots, and instant replay.

The $79.95 level (BEST VALUE) gets you everything previously mentioned PLUS a signed and scented 8x10 glossy group shot of all the participants as well as a monthly newsletter.

Okay that was a lie, there is no newsletter. I made that part up!.

Anyway, it's Farmgirls party so she will be in charge of the connection, billing etc. It's just a thought but who knows, it could be fun plus who doesn't like a little extra cash!
Posted by: Sam Rose

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 02:33 PM

If we play your 'strip-piano performance' game, I'll be having pieces of my skin flayed from my body, so PLEASE, let's scratch that part of it blush
Posted by: peterws

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 02:33 PM

I think the least you can do is supply us with free photosamples . . .you have to speculate to accumulate and all that
Posted by: Peyton

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 03:39 PM

...yea, well... I'm not so sure I WANT to see Mr. SH dancing on Farmgirls piano in just his speedo's (or worse). I may save my money and let Monica tell me all about it (snicker).

Good idea Sam. Most girlfriends and wives don't particulary like the idea of their significant others going off to striptease piano parties. You would get back home and find the strings missing from your piano.
Posted by: MaryBee

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 04:39 PM

I see that everyone is definitely relaxing after the stress of getting their pieces submitted!
Posted by: Allard

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 04:42 PM

I'm still stressed! Only one day left to get a better take, but now I have to cope with some very disturbing images! To think this used to be such a reputable thread *mutter*
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Peyton
Good idea Sam. Most girlfriends and wives don't particulary like the idea of their significant others going off to striptease piano parties. You would get back home and find the strings missing from your piano.


All the G strings would still be there.
Posted by: wouter79

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 04:59 PM

>You would get back home and find the strings missing from your piano.
>All the G strings would still be there.

I expected instead to find *additional* strings in the piano?
Posted by: peterws

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 06:18 PM

I can see that the age old formula of pianos, beer and fags (ciggies that is) will wreak it`s usual havoc. . Put an electrified fence round that instrument, lass!
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 09:18 PM

Oh no! Guys, No strip playing in my house. I have two furry kids. I have to set a good example.

My apologies, Monic and everyone. I think I managed to corrupt this fine thread. That's why I should never write anything or play the piano after I had just one glass of wine. I get a little too happy.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/13/13 09:18 PM

Thoughts of Mr. Super-hunky's speedo should not make AB forum members forget that there is less than 24 hours to get their submissions in to the recital. Go conquer that Red Dot, y'all!
Posted by: Peyton

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 07:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Thoughts of Mr. Super-hunky's speedo should not make AB forum members forget that there is less than 24 hours to get their submissions in to the recital. Go conquer that Red Dot, y'all!


Recital?
Posted by: GrouchoMarx

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 11:09 AM

Two pieces composed by Rachmaninoff in the same recital, must be quite rare. Rarer still, it's the exact same piece.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 11:28 AM

Originally Posted By: GrouchoMarx
Two pieces composed by Rachmaninoff in the same recital, must be quite rare. Rarer still, it's the exact same piece.


Wow, that IS unusual. We often get multiple Chopin pieces, and even the same piece...but I don't even remember the last time there was a Rach piece in the line-up.

After reading all the "side-bar" discussions about FarmGirl's piano party, I'm extra sorry I won't be there.

I really hope someone brings a camera to the event!
Posted by: peterws

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 12:00 PM

Anybody tell me when this starts? In Northern England language . . . . Do I just click onto this site, or what? Don`t want to miss half of it . . .
Posted by: wouter79

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 12:11 PM

Quote:
Anybody tell me when this starts? In Northern England language . . . . Do I just click onto this site, or what? Don`t want to miss half of it . . .

Somewhere on the 15 a thread named "Recital #29 -- Discussion Room" will appear in the ABF forum. Usually it's sticky
Posted by: BenPiano

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 12:14 PM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
I really hope someone brings a camera to the event!


Pictures or it didn't happen. grin
Posted by: wouter79

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 12:18 PM

Originally Posted By: GrouchoMarx
Two pieces composed by Rachmaninoff in the same recital, must be quite rare. Rarer still, it's the exact same piece.


Yes this is really surprising. Actually the other piece I have ready now is exactly this Rach32.12 and I would have submitted that if I did not want feedback on the Mendelssohn that I already had laying around for half a year. So we almost had 3 times this same piece.

I previously had Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin) together with someone else. So exactly the same piece is not that rare. Rach op32.no12 has not been performed yet, but the c# minor was quite popular in the past.
Posted by: Valencia

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 12:59 PM

Originally Posted By: wouter79
Originally Posted By: GrouchoMarx
Two pieces composed by Rachmaninoff in the same recital, must be quite rare. Rarer still, it's the exact same piece.


Yes this is really surprising. Actually the other piece I have ready now is exactly this Rach32.12 and I would have submitted that if I did not want feedback on the Mendelssohn that I already had laying around for half a year. So we almost had 3 times this same piece.

I previously had Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin) together with someone else. So exactly the same piece is not that rare. Rach op32.no12 has not been performed yet, but the c# minor was quite popular in the past.


Now there is just one. smile
Posted by: Allard

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 03:25 PM

Alright, I moved way to the back. I couldn't stand listening to the old recording - too many errors in places that I should play properly. My sister listened and just remarked "you can do better"... uh yeah, you don't understand what it's like... red dot... "YOU CAN DO BETTER". Okay sis!
Posted by: peterws

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 04:59 PM

Thanks, man!
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 07:42 PM

Only about an hour to go... come on, guys; get those recordings uploaded.
Posted by: aTallGuyNH

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 08:41 PM

I am in... and sooooooooo excited!

laugh yippie
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 08:57 PM

You might be the last one, TallGuy. I'm a few minutes away from shutting it down and starting the processing. Going once...
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 09:01 PM

ohmigosh... Aimee O sneaks in under the wire, right at 9:00 pm. thumb
Posted by: hawgdriver

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 09:03 PM

Ah man, I missed it. But I still look forward to listening!
Posted by: AimeeO

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 09:05 PM

hehehe I hope I grabbed the right file... I spent 2 hours trying to get a better recording and wound up using what I mustered up last night.. hope it's not too awful!
Posted by: wj3

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 09:06 PM

I missed it too, well I guess I'll get my three more months... Sad no Joplin this time.....
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 09:09 PM

...Going twice.... GONE!

[hustles off to phone booth to change into AB_Forum_Recital costume.]
Posted by: Sam Rose

Re: Recital #29 --- Call For Submissions - 02/14/13 09:13 PM

I'm sitting this one out too, but I'll get to listen to the recital while driving to Arizona laugh