Video - with new piano!

Posted by: stephenc

Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 05:44 AM

Heres Brickmans "Sweet Dreams" by me on youtube on my new to me piano.

The tech came today and worked wonders on the key bushings (keyboard now feels like new) and did a glorious tuning also. I am pretty much over the moon right now!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0PuEGjy62s
Posted by: Van

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 06:22 AM

congratulations, stephenc, lovely playing and very nice piano.
Posted by: DeepElem

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 07:58 AM

Great playing stephenc. The new piano sounds fantastic. It's really great to see video instead of just pictures. Congratulations !
Posted by: stephenc

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 08:18 AM

thanks for watching and your comments sid and DeepElem! The audio isn't great at all (directly from my digital camera (made for photos with video an ancillary feature), but its certainly not terrible.

Anyway, heres another video, this time of the Chopin D flat nocturne.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIr7ArouqDQ
Posted by: Van

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 08:34 AM

ok, dude, you're starting to scare me...I think it's high time we kicked you out of the ABF, that was just too good stephenc.
Posted by: HouseHead78

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 09:21 AM

Great playing, stephen! And I love the piano, it's alot like mine :-)
Posted by: Mark...

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 09:39 AM

Playing is great and the piano sounds excellent too...
Posted by: BB Player

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 09:47 AM

Very nice playing stephenc! You've definitely upped the ante - you'll have us all running out to buy video cameras so we won't feel left out posting mere recordings!

By the way, I thought the audio sounded better on the Chopin, perhaps the placement of the camera (and microphone) more at an angle to the piano helped? Not sure, at any rate, great playing!
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 11:26 AM

Hi Stephenc \:\)

Wow...what a double treat to see you play and on your new baby too!!

great vids


MORE!!!


Lee \:D
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 11:52 AM

Very nice, Stephen! Lovely playing and the piano sounds great! Congratulations!
Posted by: sleepingcats

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 12:11 PM

Both pieces sound beautiful! Congratulations on your purchase!
Posted by: Happyshawtrapp

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 12:23 PM

Wow, I am so impressed with your lightness of touch, it makes me feel like a banger. Ah well that is because I am a banger! But watching you really inspires me to lighten up. Thank you so much for the video, it is so educational to see other people play. Loved it. Happy
Posted by: Lisztener

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 12:31 PM

I think you have a new love, Stephen. Other people had better not expect you to do anything that will drag you away from this beauty.

Great music!
Posted by: loveschopintoomuch

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 03:00 PM

So happy for you, Stephen. The piano wouldn't sound half as good if it weren't for the player!

Wonderful,
Kathleen
Posted by: gerg

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 03:28 PM

Gorgeous. Wonderful instrument, beautiful tone, well played. Thank you Stephen, and congrats! \:\)
Posted by: mahlzeit

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 03:33 PM

Great videos, Stephen -- and congrats on the new piano! \:\)
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 08:08 PM

That was beautiful, Stephen! When you first started playing, I got feeling all excited that maybe this would FINALLY be a Brickman piece I could play, because it's not really all that fast, but the more I listened the more I realized it had the usual tricky rhythms that he loves to rely upon.

Great job, and very good-looking piano!
Posted by: NancyM333

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 08:57 PM

Great, Stephen. I am very impressed at how well you played under pressure, and the piano sounds beautiful.

Nancy
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 09:11 PM

Well done Stephen, and the piano looks great!

I think you've just raised the bar on pictures from our new piano owners \:\)

Best,

Frank B.
Posted by: Kawaigirl1

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 10:15 PM

Great Vid and playing. Congrats Stenphenc!
Posted by: stephenc

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/03/07 10:58 PM

Thank you all so much for your delightful and very supportive comments.

The only reason I really record at all is for the guys and girls at PianoWorld, so let me say thanks for being such a great audience!

Seaside Lee - I just 'borrowed' (....permanently!) my mum's digital camera, so theres plenty more where that came from! You didn't even need ask!! Touchwood, I'm planning to video some more in the next few days or so, so crack open some popcorn and jaffa's in readiness!
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/04/07 06:33 AM

right-ho...popcorn and jaffas at the ready!!

Lee \:D
Posted by: Steven A

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/04/07 06:33 AM

Well done, great job, sounds superb \:\)
Posted by: Thalamus

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/04/07 07:55 AM

Wow you play so very nicely! And the piano sounds great! Even in the video sound you can really get a good sense of how nice the bass sounds - congrats again on the new piano!
Posted by: stephenc

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/04/07 09:14 AM

As promised!

My "show piece", Lake Erie Rainfall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr8Kv2sk1so
Posted by: stephenc

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/04/07 09:16 AM

Thanks Stevn A and Thalamus - yes the bass is really great, probably a bit much for my house, but I can make do!


As promised!

My "show piece", Brickman's Lake Erie Rainfall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr8Kv2sk1so
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/04/07 09:24 AM

just clicked the link its not available?


Lee
Posted by: stephenc

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/05/07 09:08 AM

must have been a processing delay...


anyway - this ones for you Seaside_Lee, the piece I wrote called Longing and posted back in a piano bar last year, the one that went on your Ipod if I recall correctly!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqYg359IU4w
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/05/07 11:01 AM

{{Hey!!! Were outta popcorn here!!}} :p


Yes, your "showpiece" is superb well played...that piano is awesome BTW


Oh yes "Longing", what?...played for me??? thankyou so very much (jeeeez stephen you've just made me cry as I've watched it...)

...and yes almost, its on a minidisc along with most of your stuff ;\)


thankyou


Lee \:D
Posted by: stephenc

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/08/07 07:15 AM

'Edgewater' by Brickman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQmubV4L2oI
Posted by: DeepElem

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/08/07 12:23 PM

All the videos are fantastic Stephen, you really play wonderfully. Thanks for posting.
Posted by: stephenc

Re: Video - with new piano! - 04/08/07 05:39 PM

Thanks for watching Deep Elem and for your supportive comments, people are probably sick of them now! - but its great performance practice.

People seem to like them on youtube - I uploaded a Lake Erie Rainfall video about a year ago and its had more than 5000 views!!!