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Recital 8 -- November 15, 2007
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PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD! USE THE DISCUSSION THREAD.

I am delighted to introduce our eighth quarterly Adult Beginners' Forum Recital. So, pull up a chair and have a listen.

I would like to take this opportunity to ask the audience to please refrain from commentary in this recital room.

A separate room has been provided for the purposes of intermezzo discussion. Please take any and all comments to the General Discussion Room and all critical discussion to the Critical Discussion Room .Thank you.

Each participant in the recital has provided a direct link to the original recording. For the convenience of forum members, mahlzeit's program has normalized the files for consistent volume and standardized the ID3 tags in a collection of six zip files. This makes it easier to create personal CDs and playlists.

These zip files (along with past recitals) have been posted at the following URL:

http://www.esnips.com/web/PWRecitals

If you get an error message about the bandwidth limit having been reached, the Zip files have also been uploaded to these other locations you can try:

http://www.esnips.com/web/copper2-PWRecitals
http://www.esnips.com/web/copper3-PWRecitals
http://www.esnips.com/web/copper4-PWRecitals

or here:

www.sailwave.com/music/Recital_8_zip_1.zip
www.sailwave.com/music/Recital_8_zip_2.zip
www.sailwave.com/music/Recital_8_zip_3.zip
www.sailwave.com/music/Recital_8_zip_4.zip
www.sailwave.com/music/Recital_8_zip_5.zip
www.sailwave.com/music/Recital_8_zip_6.zip

or here:
Recital 8 zip file 1
Recital 8 zip file 2
Recital 8 zip file 3
Recital 8 zip file 4
Recital 8 zip file 5
Recital 8 zip file 6

or here on mediafire:

Zip 1
Zip 2
Zip 3
Zip 4
Zip 5
Zip 6

Let me express my greatest thanks to four very special people: mr_super-hunky for coming up with the idea of our online recitals, which have proven to be more successful than any of us ever dreamed; Bob Muir for working out the technical details of pulling together the recital and doing so tirelessly for the first six, count 'em, six, recitals; Copper for hosting the zip files and trouble-shooting my initial efforts at creating them; and last but not least, mahlzeit for writing the absolutely fantastic web-based recital program that we are using for the first time. THANK YOU MAHLZEIT!!! heart

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Re: Recital 8 -- November 15, 2007
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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">01</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">YD (Yuri) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://drozd.org/~yuri/liszt.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">11 months after not playing for 12 years </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/j69aahq80t">http://www.box.net/shared/j69aahq80t</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Transcendental Etude #1, Prelude </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Franz Liszt </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kawai MP8 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Direct to PC through EMU0202 audio interface </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">Frankly, I never meant this as a recital piece; picked it up to get my right hand moving again, but given that previous recital was "Lisztless," and that this is the only Liszt's piece that I have more or less under the fingers, I decided to submit it. It is a bit slow, but I am probably not going to spend much time to get it to the blazing speed anyway. My guide says it should be played in under a minute, and I clocked in at 0:58, so at least I am within the ballpark.
Now, Ovchinnikov's rendition is just 0:45, but, however much I'd like to be confused with him, that's not likely to happen :-) </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">02</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">krypt0 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">2 years 5 months </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/3k1x35lghq">http://www.box.net/shared/3k1x35lghq</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Angel Eyes </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Jim Brickman </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music book </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Petrof P125 acoustic upright </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This is a simplified and abridged version of the piece that my piano teacher found for me in one of her "early intermediate" piano books. This is one of the first pieces I ever learned. Hope you enjoy it. smile </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">03</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">dannylux (Mel) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/sundesign.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">1 year 9 months, after not playing for 15 years. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/0r20rzcmor">http://www.box.net/shared/0r20rzcmor</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Sad Gardens (Tristes Jardines) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">José de Jesús Martínez </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">PDF </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha P140 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Line out to sound card line in. Audacity. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I'm really happy to play for you this lovely, romantic waltz, Sad Gardens (Tristes Jardines) by José de Jesús Martínez (1888-1916 Mexico). Even though it's called Sad Gardens, there is a definite feeling of playfulness and joy to this wonderful piece of music. It's in three sections, plus a short Introduction and final Coda. The first section is marked Capricious. The second section is a Scherzando, playful, and the third is a Trio marked Dolce, sweet. This section comes to a great climax at a big f minor chord, underscored with a delicate and fast run. Sad Gardens ends peacefully with two quiet arpeggios. This is my "hommage" to a composer, dead too young and forgotten too soon, who deserves to be heard and loved. Here's the public domain score:
http://www.mediafire.com/?dxhny0ntiwp </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">04</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Lisztener </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">As a boy 10-12 years old, self-taught on and off (mostly off) until stopping in 1990. Resumed playing August, 2006. Started lessons again late December 2006. Not taking lessons, now. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/ac9oodb87l">http://www.box.net/shared/ac9oodb87l</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">At Your Feet </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Edvard Grieg Lyric Pieces Opus 68 No. 3 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheets </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Steinway </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">No</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">As usual, I’m not satisfied with my performance, but it’s the best I could do when recording it. My special thanks go to our Norwegian friend and ABF recitalist, Ragnhild, for leading my way to Edvard Greig's beautiful "Lyric Pieces". </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">05</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Pevawi / Peter </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/76.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">3 months piano and 1 year and 3 months organ training </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/vxl08f9qn5">http://www.box.net/shared/vxl08f9qn5</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Tumbalalaika </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Alfred Adult book #2 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music with a little improv at the end </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kawai K6 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4, converted with Soundbooth. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">Well due to the fact that work is killing me I've no extra time (beside the time I need to practice) to beat the red dot and decided to go with a recording I made 2 weeks back (by the time you read this that will be 4 weeks back). I'm pretty pleased with the song. I've a few minor errors like once or twice forgot to pedal and a few uneven strokes but I can live with that. I decided to leave the little improvisation at the end instead of cutting it off although it sounds nicer in my head while playing it then in does on the recording. </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">06</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Peyton </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">30 years on and off. A few years of lessons. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/5vpxqqvxre">http://www.box.net/shared/5vpxqqvxre</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Chopin Waltz 34/2 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Chopin </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet Music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Young Chang grand </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Metro </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">As always, still working on this. The great thing about these recitals for someone like me that never plays for anyone else is that having to sit down and record really makes you take a serious look at how you are playing. I'm forced to sit and listen to myself and accept how harsh my sound is, how I'm too rushed etc. Anyway... lot's of mistakes and I promise, they are ALL mine. </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">07</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">funburger </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">1yr9months </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/gj6ttvb5j0">http://www.box.net/shared/gj6ttvb5j0</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">comptine d'un autre ete </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Yann Tiersen </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">sheetmusic </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">baldwin c171 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">audacity with shure sm58 mic </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">08</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">silla </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/14883.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">8 years of lessons as a child; some periodic dabbling after high school, but no lessons or piano at home to practice on; finally brought home a digital piano earlier this year! </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/r3tj4f2zcx">http://www.box.net/shared/r3tj4f2zcx</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">How Beautiful </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Twila Paris, arr. Philip Keveren </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">sheet music (with a few minor alterations, some intentional, some not-so-intentional) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Roland RD-700SX </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">keyboard line out to laptop mic in (mono, sorry) to Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">My first recording of "new" music! (i.e. something I didn't first learn almost 20 years ago =p ) This piece is simple in terms of having not so many notes, but the bareness made it a real challenge for improving touch. The first few (ok, more than a few) recordings sounded extremely "bangy", though the music box in my head didn't hear it this way live. It took adjusting both my playing and the keyboard settings to make listening to the recording bearable. So, still a work in progress; I also need to confess to one splice in the last two pages of music. The original song by Twila Paris is incredibly beautiful -- I hope some of that comes through in this performance of Philip Keveren's piano arrangement. </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">09</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">z32/Ben </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.clublakers.com/forums/images/avatars/17633171504495cb2ad1304.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">10 months </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/iztfyrddof">http://www.box.net/shared/iztfyrddof</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Path of Repentance </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Nobuo Uematsu </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet Music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha YPG-625/DGX620 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Digital to PC - Phones Out to Line In </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This is a rendition of the 1st part of Path of Repentance(Piano Collections version). I simply love the feeling and emotion this brings out in me whenever I play it/hear it. Hope you all enjoy it! </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">10</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Serge88 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">6 years </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/q0ntcl793v">http://www.box.net/shared/q0ntcl793v</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Unchained Melody </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">mostly by ear with help of my teacher. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Piano Roland FP-7 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">digital to PC </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">11</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Seaside_Lee </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://img1.jurko.net/avatar_1461.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">4 years 1 month with pianomagic </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/c7ccecgl78">http://www.box.net/shared/c7ccecgl78</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Unchained Melody </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">The Righteous Brothers (as far as I know) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">play by ear </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha CLP170PE to record the midi file which was then recorded through the Yamaha Motif Rack ES </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Analogue in to PC recorded via Audacity and normalized through Nero </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">Am hoping the timing is improving with this though there still may be a spot or two?

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">12</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Honnli/Steven </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">3 years and 6 months. I have had about 2 and a half years of piano lessons 8 years ago and haven't been playing since then until last October. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/93hqmb244u">http://www.box.net/shared/93hqmb244u</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Memories </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Kouhei Tanaka, Shiro Hamaguchi </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha DGX620 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Digital to PC through USB and I used the Steinway sample from Steinberg's The Grand 2. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This piece is the first ending theme from the anime "One Piece". This arrangement was arranged by Piano Squall. </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">13</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Monica K. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/27.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">3.5 years on piano; another 7 on accordion as a child </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.uky.edu/~harris/together1.mp3">http://www.uky.edu/~harris/together1.mp3</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Together we will live forever </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Clint Mansell </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Mason & Hamlin A </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4, normalized in audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This is the piece that plays over the closing credits of the movie "The Fountain," the story of one man's attempt to discover the cure to save his wife's life. (It also appeared to be about a conquistador searching for the Tree of Immortality, and some guy traveling through space in a big bubble. It was a pretty weird movie. But the soundtrack is outstanding.) This piece captures well a brooding atmosphere of futility and loss, underscored by enduring love. </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">14</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Mr Super-Hunky </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f161/Mrsuperhunky/Super-Hunky-1.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">3 1/2 yrs. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.pinnaclepeakllamaranch.com/remembranceimprov.mp3">http://www.pinnaclepeakllamaranch.com/remembranceimprov.mp3</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Remembrance improv </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">jim Brickman/Mr Super-Hunky improv </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">This piece is based off of Jim Brickmans "remembrance" sheet music. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Roland KR-7 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This is another improv that I did based on Jim Brickmans "Remembrance". The melody is very similar to the original as I wanted to keep the tune recognizable. </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">15</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Ragnhild </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2396/ninagriegis8.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">3-4 years as a child, started practicing again 2001 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/9qabd8z2i8">http://www.box.net/shared/9qabd8z2i8</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Bådnlåt (Cradle Song) op 68 no 5 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Edvard Grieg </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Jacob Knutsen ca 1955 (small upright) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">16</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Roger Ransom </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Lessons as a teenager in the 1950's, off and on since. Back at it for 5 years </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/rhy4qu21h2">http://www.box.net/shared/rhy4qu21h2</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Meditation </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Jules Massenet </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">World's Favorite Piano Pieces - Ashley Publication
Copyright 1960 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kurzweil Mark 10 Ensemble Grand </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Direct to Mbox 2 attached to IBM PC. Used Audacity to record. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I have been playing this piece for many years and never grow tired of it. It's not the most difficult but something about it appeals to me greatly. </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">17</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">TX-Dennis (Dennis Turner) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://myweb.cableone.net/rxbetty/icon.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">40 years off and on. More off than on, but back steadily for about 2 years now. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/5dnl6ta186">http://www.box.net/shared/5dnl6ta186</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Christmas Time is Here </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Vince Guaraldi / Lee Mendelsohn </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">This is from the book, A Charlie Brown Chirstmas, but it is not played as written. Every time I play it it sounds a bit different. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kawai GE-30 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4 placed above my left shoulder seems to yield a recording very true to what I hear when playing. File encoded as MP3 and normalized using Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This is one of my favorite pieces. I've loved the Charlie Brown Christmas music since I was a child. I decided I would learn to play it this year. </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">18</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Frycek </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.tinkersviews.com/fryc3.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Ten regrettable years as a child spent fumbling to teach myself from hymnals and popular sheet music under the lax eyes of "teachers" unqualified to teach followed by one all too brief year of classical training with a competent musician - Returned to the piano three years ago after a thiry year hiatus </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.tinkersviews.com/field02.mp3">http://www.tinkersviews.com/field02.mp3</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">John Field, Nocturne nr 9 in Eb </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">John Field </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Field Nocturnes, Edition Peters, no 491 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">an 1887 Mathushek Ochestral square grand named Samantha </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H2 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">A decidedly flawed recording of a pretty piece. It didn't help that I lost one of my c's toward the end. John Field (1783-1837) was an Irish composer who spent most of his adult life in Russia where he is wel remembered.

He was the "inventor" of the nocturne and thus of some influence on Chopin who sometimes used Field's noctures as teaching pieces. </td></tr></tbody></table>

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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">19</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Rosanna </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/97.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">10 years lessons as a kid; 30 years away; back since July 07. No teacher now. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.net/shared/f0t7uidy9y">http://www.box.net/shared/f0t7uidy9y</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Pathetique Sonata movement 2 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Beethoven </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Classical Piano Collection - came with my Kawai DP purchase </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kawai CE200 digital </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Phone-out of DP to Line-in of cradle accessory of my hubby's iRiver H10 (mp3 player). Start recording and magically my playing shows up as an mp3 file! </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">It's a good thing I recorded a passable back up of this piece back in mid October. Subsequently I had to be out of town unexpectedly. Then just yesterday, the mp3 player died a firmware death. So I don't have a chance to record a better version, which was always my intent. So this is "as good as it gets"!

As for the musical and technical aspects of playing this piece, I am not taking lessons now, so I am not educated on how best to play the piece. Your comments on subtleties of interpretation, techniques etc are welcome in the critical discussion thread. </td></tr></tbody></table>

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