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#1110523 - 12/28/06 10:07 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Originally posted by rocky:
let's just say I will have to enjoy listening to you all play the pieces from this book and I'll just follow along with all the pretty little notes in my book.....because.....I don't think I can play anything in it.....(sigh)......
rocky, his music LOOKS a lot harder than it really is, because it's these never-ending arpeggios, usually 8th notes, and it looks intimidating all stretched out on the page like that. But I KNOW you can play at least a few because I know you've played harder stuff.

Go back and give Limbo a try. There's, what, only 3 different chords in the left hand? Get those 3 chords down and you've learned the entire left hand. The right hand is just arpeggios of those three chords. Most of the time you don't even have to reach an octave, I believe. I know you can play that piece. thumb


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#1110524 - 12/28/06 10:08 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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I am playing 'Nefeli" almost 20 times per day now!! wow . I am absolutely hooked!

So when do we get to hear a recording of it?


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#1110525 - 12/28/06 10:40 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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S-H....Can't wait to hear your recording of Nefeli smile

#1110526 - 12/28/06 10:41 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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How about I save it for Feb 15th(next recital).

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#1110527 - 12/29/06 08:06 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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OK, I'll give Limbo a try! His stuff definitely looks tough on paper though...all those notes!!


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#1110528 - 12/29/06 11:35 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Rocky, you too should play Nefeli. It looks very intimidating with all the notes but I promise, after a few passes through it, you won't even be reading half-three quarters of them as they are so repetitive.

The song is so nice it will be worth the effort. I get hung up in several sections still but I can play through them; just at a slower pace for for a moment.

Every time I play this piece the tricky parts get a litle smoother as I am starting to memorize the score and know where the next notes are without having to read the sheets. This actually helps me a lot (memorizing) as it takes away having to read the score correctly.

If you play any piece enough, you will probably end up memorizing it without even trying to.

Good luck, I want to hear your recordings as well.

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OK, I took a second look. I have played through (or attempted to in my unique way) the first page of Limbo and it's not *too* bad, might be able to manage this one.

Then just for kicks, at Mr S-H's urging I tried playing through the first page of Nefeli. That page isn't bad, but I'm sure it gets more difficult....so we'll see!

I have also tried playing La profondita del buio and that possibly seems doable, but I'm at a disadvantage because I don't know exactly what it is supposed to sound like frown

So, I will work on some of this music.....may take me a long time, but they are very nice!


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#1110530 - 12/29/06 09:58 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Rocky, here's another tip on Nefeli.

When you get to the third line on page 63 (if your sheet music matches mine), try keeping your fingers on the keys at first. The reason for this is that you won't have to "find" the far away notes as you usually only have to move your thumb or pinky up or down one note to start the next consecutive bar.

You will see what I mean when you get to this exact section of the piece.

The third line on page 63 (and the following several lines) really slowed me down as I was just searching for the notes, but of course, I found a way to cheat at that as well !!.

By keeping your thunb and pinky on the keys during this section, you will notice that each bar usually starts just a single whole note away so you don't have to look for it; your fingers are almost already on it!!.

I hope you understand what I mean as thats the only way I can explain it.

#1110531 - 12/30/06 02:30 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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OK, I took a second look. I have played through (or attempted to in my unique way) the first page of Limbo and it's not *too* bad, might be able to manage this one.

Then just for kicks, at Mr S-H's urging I tried playing through the first page of Nefeli. That page isn't bad, but I'm sure it gets more difficult....so we'll see!

I have also tried playing La profondita del buio and that possibly seems doable, but I'm at a disadvantage because I don't know exactly what it is supposed to sound like frown

rocky, if you have the first page of Nefeli under control, you can play it all. The section I found the absolute hardest in this piece were measures 17-28. It took a lot of concentrated effort and HS practice before I could play it HT. The rest of the piece is easier and largely repeats.

I don't have a recording of La profondita, and I agree that it is hard (near impossible, for me) to play things I don't know what they're supposed to sound like. Euan, kawaigirl, where are you? Can you learn this and post a recording for us?

I am currently hooked on Giorni Dispari and have been playing practically nothing else all week. smile


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#1110532 - 12/30/06 04:22 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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I had a little listen to 'La Profondita' - its not a great piece, to be honest. It doesn't really go anywhere, and has a couple of horrible sounding chords.

If you are working through the book sequentially, Rocky, I would go with either Limbo, Ombre, or I Giorni to start with. Those are some of the better songs in the book.

I don't believe that the book is in order of difficulty. The piece on page 100 would be at the start. And the final piece, Due Tramonti isn't the most difficult in the book. But the end of the book does contain some tough songs!

#1110533 - 01/13/07 07:54 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Hi everyone--

I mentioned a long time ago that a friend was going to buy an Einaudi book, and it finally came in the mail. It's "The Best of Ludovico Einaudi." Now I am trying to make a CD of people playing pieces that are in this book, so I did a search and downloaded all the PW pieces I could find by Einaudi. This is what I found:

Una Mattina
Un Mondo a Parte
In An'Ultra Vita
Nefeli

I found a couple of others that weren't in this book, so I didn't include them. I also found some where the links didn't work anymore. If any of you have recordings of these works that you can post or email me, I'd really appreciate it. I think it will help her to hear regular people play these pieces.

Thanks,

Nancy



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#1110534 - 01/13/07 08:08 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Hi Nancy,

Here's a few that I've played that's in the "Best of:" book

Fuori Dalla Notte:

http://www.box.net/public/44bkydvbia

Canzone Popolare:

http://www.box.net/public/mm0tay79hk

Le Onde:

http://www.box.net/public/ef2p5rpoyp

Giorni Dispari:

http://www.box.net/public/3qtdtmf3kn

Hope it helps.

#1110535 - 01/13/07 09:13 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Thanks, Kawaigirl1--you're a goldmine of Einaudi pieces! I think some of the others I downloaded were from you also.

When I went to your Giorni Dispari link, it showed there was nothing found there at Box.net. I did get the others fine.

Thanks,

Nancy



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#1110536 - 01/13/07 09:15 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Hi Nancy,

Try that link again

#1110537 - 01/13/07 09:18 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Kawaigirl:

I love your music! 3hearts 3hearts

#1110538 - 01/13/07 09:20 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Txs S-H smile

#1110539 - 01/13/07 09:23 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Thanks, Kawaigirl. It came through that time.

Nancy



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#1110540 - 01/14/07 12:47 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Kawaigirl,

You play beautifully!

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#1110541 - 01/14/07 08:27 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Txs Daria,

Have we turned you into an Einaudi fan yet? smile

#1110542 - 01/14/07 01:31 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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I think I may have found ('er, once again...stolen) a piece for a future recital in "Le Onde".

What an incredibly beautiful piece.

I am going to be playing "Nefeli" for the upcoming recital in Feb based on Kawaigirls & Monica's incredible recordings of them and now that I've heard "Le Onde". I am hooked even deeper into Einaudi's music.

I don't really know who to thank for this wonderful musical discovery but I think credit can be shared in one way or another amongst Euan Morrison, for posting up some of his links and Monica and Kawaigirl for performing some of his incredible music.

Thanks you guys! thumb

#1110543 - 01/14/07 01:39 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Oh, break down and buy the darned book, super-hunky. Anybody who plays "Nefeli" 20 times a day will want to learn many if not most of the other pieces. wink

"Le Onde" has been my waterloo. I can play it, but not musically enough to feel ready to record it. I find it very difficult to accent the melody and just barely hit the alternating lower notes in the right hand. Not to mention it's too long to fit on the music desk, so there's clunky page turns. But I feel like rocky: "one of these days I will play that music!"

On the positive side, "Giorni Dispari" is coming along well and I think I'll have it recital ready.


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#1110544 - 01/14/07 01:55 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi  
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Monica:

You really should perform Le Onde for us. I'm sure you are being way to critical of yourself however, Kawaigirl set the bar incredibly high on that piece with her performance of it....I mean.. wow !

I don't think I will ever perform that piece the way you two have performed yours as you are much more advanced than me plus I never really read the music so in this situation, I may be at a big disadvantage. (I will post up some more excuses as they come to me....don't worry!) wink .

Anyway, Monica, you are right. I need to get the giant Einaudi book as I don't have any of his scores other than Nefeli which someone was nice enough to give me as a gift! smile .

I believe someone had found it for $35.00 somewhere, I forgot, it may have been Rocky.

Any suggestions on where to get it and what it is called?.

BTW, Monica. As many times as I have played Nefeli now, it has not gotten any better than after the first couple of days!

I know this is weird, but I really don't improve much on a piece after a certain point.

It has goten a little "smoother" and I have it 100% memorized which is nice since my cat likes to sleep on my ever growing pile of sheet music.

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Kawaigirl set the bar incredibly high on that piece with her performance of it....I mean.. wow !
I second that wow Right after saying I thought my "Giorni Dispari" was coming along well, I listened to Kawaigirl's recording, and... let's just say it's a good thing there's still a few weeks before the next recital. laugh

I feel the same way with "Le Onde" as you do with "Nefeli." Even though I play it just about every day, it doesn't seem to be getting any better. frown Unfortunately, with this particular piece my plateau hit well before I felt satisfied with it.


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Anyway, Monica, you are right. I need to get the giant Einaudi book as I don't have any of his scores other than Nefeli which someone was nice enough to give me as a gift! smile .

I believe someone had found it for $35.00 somewhere, I forgot, it may have been Rocky.

Any suggestions on where to get it and what it is called?.
Well, I'm not Monica but I'll answer anyway laugh The book is "The Best of Ludovico Einaudi", MLR 659


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I just got finished listening to Kawaigirl's "Le Onde" - just beautiful! I have "The Einaudi Collection" CD and have to say Kawaigirl's playing rivals that on the CD. I've been learning this piece and now have another (higher) standard to try and reach! Great job!


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This was my latest attempt at 'In Un'Altra Vita' (In another life). I play it slightly different from the score:

http://www.box.net/public/nio9j2hi39

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VERY nice Euan!.

You've been holding out on us have'nt you?.

Where is all this talent coming from?, First Monica, then Kawaigirl, and now Euan!.

Thats it, I'm firing up the Jetta diesel and heading out to Village inn or Denny's and ordering TWO large humble pies. One to eat there and one to take home for later. You guys are amazing. thumb

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Very Very nice Euan,!! You must have been practising in secrecy!! BRAVO! I enjoyed your slight variation to the piece. thumb

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kawaigirl,

Thank you for the new pieces. I use you as reference material so you can imagine how grateful I am smile


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Mr S-H, I got the book at musicnotes.com, but I'm sure you can find it online many places, look for the best price!!

I still just play bits and pieces of a few songs from the book. It's definitely a bit out of my league, but it helps me to read along with the music while listening to the great performances like kawaigirl, euan and monica.


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