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Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Strings & Wood] #1305981
11/15/09 11:26 AM
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02. Mel, what a refreshingly energetic piece. And you handle it masterfully. Great playing.

Carl, you must be in Colorado. It rained 4 inches here in Maine... If that had been snow....

03- EPF... What a pretty prelude. I'll be looking this guy up. You played beautifully.

04- ode2joy... Very nicely played. I've been missing Mozart lately. Thanks.

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Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Peyton] #1305990
11/15/09 11:34 AM
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OK the last bath of 20...

41. grotrianer - La plus que lente
Dark & mystique, enjoyable to listen to – thanks for submitting.

42. Andy Mann - Manndrew - Time On My Hands
Loved it Andy, very well played, flowed great, nice dynamics.

43. Yamaha G3 & P-80 Mike White - Military Polonaise Op 40. No. 1
I’m beginning to spot Chopin pieces as they come up, very nicely done!

44. Euan Morrison - I'm Going to Make a Cake
wow Loved it!! It reminds me of the “Every day” which may of course be composed by the same person. A challenging piece and you played it very well.

45. joangolfing - Italian Concerto (Presto movement)
8m wow simply stunning!

46. bluekeys - Invention #4
Very nicely done keys thumb

47. John Frank - Leaves on the Seine
Bravissimo! Stunning, very enjoyable to listen to JF. I’m going to have to dive into David’s stuff once I’m done with my Xmas project(s). thumb

48. TX-Dennis (Dennis Turner) - Suicide Is Painless
Dare I say S*M*A*S*H*I*N*G. I can relate to the red-dot issues since this time around I found myself having one of those “bad days” when it came to getting my recording done. Very well done indeed!

49. Undone - Theme from “The Unfinished Symphony”
Very well played my fellow “Afred’r” I’ve put #3 on hold till the new year since I want to work on some Xmas and “Movie” pieces, hope Waltz and I can catch up after that..

50. GregF - Sleeping Through September
I love these types of pieces, excellent playing, loved the dynamics!

51. ShiroKuro - While the Trees Sleep
Welcome back and a great and lovely piece to come back to us with. Another classic Nevue piece.

52. EJR (Elwyn) - "Ich ruf', zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" [I call on Thee, Lord] BWV 639
Very dark and mysterious piece, thoroughly enjoyed it!

53. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Tooi hi no Kizuato
wow Stunning piece indeed, flawlessly played! thumb

54. MaryBee - Reverie
Love the sound of your CW piano. Not familiar with this piece but sounded great, very peaceful in parts and yet dynamic in others.

55. Musictuary - In The Groove
Very “steppy” piece and hey, composed by a fellow Brit…

56. rustyfingers - Elves' Dance - Elverdans (Alfedanse) - Elfentanz, Lyric Pieces, Op. 12 No. 4.
Nothing Rusty about those fingers, nicely done!

57. ddh - Daniel - Polskie Drogi (Polish Roads)
Very enjoyable Daniel, thanks for submitting.

58. Serge88 - Greensleeves
wow wow STUNNING! Lovely piece simply AMAZING (my 2nd fav thus far). On a side note, please tell me more about the cabinet / stand that you have your Roland in?

59. LisztAddict - Praeludium BWV 999 in C minor
Great piece, loved watching & listening to it..

60. Larry Larson - atmosphere
Very relaxing and enjoyable to listen to.

61. TTigg / Steve C - Glasgow Love Theme
Put a sweater on next time and don’t leave things to the last min. Oh and work on the video quality since it’s loosing something in the upload (lol)

62. steveMac - Prelude Op. 28 No. 7
Another Chopin great, very nicely played.

63. DragonPianoPlayer - Prelude in E Minor (Op 28 No 4)
I don’t think I’ve come across a single Prelude that didn’t “move” me. Very nicely played and executed.

64. Mark... - Sarabande
Great job Mark, love the piece and I’m going to have to check out the thread..

65. Jordy - A Brighter Day
Stunning work, always envious of people who can just “compose”. Maybe I’ll get there one day but for now I will enjoy playing as best I can. Very nice work!

66. AnthonyB - Exit
Last but by no means least, great work Anthony. Loved it, really made me just sit back and ponder and imagine all kinds of great piano related stories and wish lists.. Thanks for submitting.

[Linked Image] Well done and HUGE thanks to Monica, Mahlzeit, Copper, LaValse for their time and efforts that make this possible.

wow So another great recital and I’m still stunned by all the great talent we have here. Be we beginners or not, we are family and are all taking this journey together.

We come from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe together with our common passion & love – the Piano..

I can see I’ve got to get “PM’g” Serge & Epf for some advice on how to get some “Crystal clear” videos uploaded. OK my camera’s not the HD wide screen but something is getting lost in my saving/formatting since it looks way better on my pc screen..

OK I will tell myself I’ll be ready for the next one, Feb right? thumb
- SC


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Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Peyton] #1305996
11/15/09 11:41 AM
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I'll stick with my general rule of not actually commenting on all the pieces. Mainly because I simply cannot comment on everything.

I'll just post and say that I appreciate all the effort that goes into making all these recital pieces sound as good as they do. I think we could come up with a rather scary number if we added a field in the recital for the amount of time spent learning the recital piece then added all those hours up.

I'd also like to give a special thanks to Monica for going along with my idea of tacking my piece onto the end of the recital. Sure, this doesn't work for people who start at the end and work the other way but I thought it was a nice touch anyway.

Finally, a thanks to all the people who play the classical music. I don't really listen to much of it outside these recitals so it is a fun chance to get some exposure to it. Of course, there might be some people who feel the same way about some of the Einaudi stuff I've been playing for each recital I've been in so far.

So, 01 to 65 thanks a bunch! wink


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Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AnthonyB] #1306001
11/15/09 11:51 AM
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You should pat yourself on the back too AnthonyB. smile

But I don't want to know the number of hours I spend on recital pieces. I really don't want to know.

Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Strings & Wood] #1306013
11/15/09 12:06 PM
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Txs to Monica and everyone who had put this wonderful recital together smile

I've started to listen to everyone's performance this morning and will make comments shortly.

Txs Ttigg and HomeInMyShoes for the warm welcome back and comment smile I'll certainly try to hang around more often.

Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Kawaigirl1] #1306022
11/15/09 12:21 PM
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Many thanks to those who commented on Clair de Lune! smile

I've only made a start at listening, but wanted to thank Sandy for the Hills of Purple Heather - that brought a tear to my eye. The very best of Scottish sentimentalism!

Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: ten left thumbs] #1306027
11/15/09 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jotur

61. TTigg - Glasgow Love Theme Another lovely piece. I liked your split sound. Between you and Anthony this is the perfect after-dance music.
Cathy

Thanks Cathy. I had originally wanted to get the recording done on the Acoustic downstairs but time was running out. Also it's that time of year again in SoCal and she needs a tune badly (lol)

Originally Posted by HomeInMyShoes

61. TTigg / Steve C - Glasgow Love Theme
Okay, I have no idea where this song is from. It's probably really obvious and I'll feel dumb. Nice performance Steve. Still amazed by the progress people make in such short time. Sounded great.

Thanks for the kind comments. The piece is from the movie "Love Actually" and there are LOTS of great piano pieces in that movie, I hope to someday record them all.


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Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Kawaigirl1] #1306028
11/15/09 12:30 PM
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1. grotrianer - La plus que lente
Very mysterious..love the story behind your music

61. TTigg / Steve C - Glasgow Love Theme
Very nice performance. Love the song

53. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Tooi hi no Kizuato
I love your stride and timing. Dynamics were nice.. Great

03. epf - Prelude No. 16 in Db Major
Very well played

29. Monica K. - Quel Che Resta
Monica, your persistence has paid off. You play so well and one can feel your music when listening.

06. Mr Super-Hunky - Cristofori's Dream
I too love David Lanz and you did him proud. I like that you're playing songs as originally recorded, but I LOVE your style. You make originally recorded music sound BETTER when you and "you" to them.


45. joangolfing - Italian Concerto (Presto movement)
Nice playing Joan...a very hard song, but you did yourself proud!

02. dannylux / Mel - Bersagliera
That's got to be hard to play like that, sound like you're a pro with the damper pedal. Very nice
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42. Andy Mann - Manndrew - Time On My Hands
Could listen all day. Nice dynamics

43. Yamaha G3 & P-80 Mike White - Military Polonaise Op 40. No. 1
Not a big Chopin fan, but might be now...great job!

44. Euan Morrison - I'm Going to Make a Cake
love the story you tell while your playing this song...nice!

46. bluekeys - Invention #4
Very nicely done keys

47. John Frank - Leaves on the Seine
John, you play so very well. I love your "sound".

48. TX-Dennis (Dennis Turner) - Suicide Is Painless
Dennis, nice playing as always.

49. Undone - Theme from “The Unfinished Symphony”
That's a cool song...you played it so very well

50. GregF - Sleeping Through September
I think this song is really, really nice and it's only cause of the way you played it.

51. ShiroKuro - While the Trees Sleep
Sounds so professional, Great Job

54. MaryBee - Reverie
Very interesting music. You kept me wanting to listen more...love the dynamics

55. Musictuary - In The Groove
Very, Nice…

56. rustyfingers - Elves' Dance - Elverdans (Alfedanse) - Elfentanz, Lyric Pieces, Op. 12 No. 4.
There's nothing rusty about your fingers...Yay great job!

57. ddh - Daniel - Polskie Drogi (Polish Roads)
Wow, can't believe you're a beginner. Great job!

58. Serge88 - Greensleeves
Seger, you always play so very well. Great job

59. LisztAddict - Praeludium BWV 999 in C minor
Not a big fan of Liszt, but enjoyed your rendition. Great.

60. Larry Larson - atmosphere
Larry, you inspire me!

61. TTigg / Steve C - Glasgow Love Theme
Love the story in this song.. nicely play

63. DragonPianoPlayer - Prelude in E Minor (Op 28 No 4)
Very moving music. Hard music to play, but you nailed it!

64. Mark... - Sarabande
very nice job. You play so well

66. AnthonyB - Exit
You inspire me Anthony, it's like your soul comes out in your music




Last edited by Jordy; 11/15/09 12:36 PM.
Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Jordy] #1306031
11/15/09 12:33 PM
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Thanks for the feedback (I'm #18)---I thought I'd mention how I put this one together. This is a copy of the paragraph I emailed my sister, the REAL pianist of the family (middle school music teacher, piano concentration with her music education major in college):


There are a few mistakes--I recorded it in 6 parts and put them together--I should have put blank space between the movements. 4 parts for first movement (no repeats--the forum had a [tdv: megabyte limit that amounted to about a] 7 minute limit for their online recital) and one part each for the 2nd and 3rd movement. What I did was use the keyboard's own recording feature to record, then played back to my laptop which used Audacity, a free recording program you can download, with an .mp3 plugin to convert to mp3 files. I recorded each of the 6 files multiple times, often stopping, deleting, restarting, and made several complete versions of each file, picked the best file of each, and used Audacity to adjust the volume some. Nevertheless, doing them separately, I managed to do File#1 of the first movement faster than the other three files (it wasn't easier than the other 3 parts, but I'd practiced it more, since each time I practiced, I started at the beginning). My practice method, the last 2 weeks before the recital was due, was to go through first measure by measure (after having very roughly learned the piece over the last few months) and play each measure 10 times in a row without a mistake, some measures taking a long time before I could do that. Then, I tried doing small groups of measures, 2 or 4 or a phrase, and later whole sections. I was never able to do an entire section 10 times in a row without a mistake, so I decided good enough is good enough and started recording. The toughest mistake for me to avoid was hitting two notes with one finger. I'd do a measure many times to try to reduce (never quite eliminate) that one. A lot of hours went in to preparing for this. When I returned to band practice September, the 2nd chair sax asked me if I practiced sax all summer, I said, no, I practiced piano all summer.


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Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: ten left thumbs] #1306035
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Originally Posted by ten left thumbs

I've only made a start at listening, but wanted to thank Sandy for the Hills of Purple Heather - that brought a tear to my eye. The very best of Scottish sentimentalism!


Thank you ten left thumbs. That means a lot to me .... especially today. I'm having the absolute WORST practice day. Away from the piano for a couple of days and now everything seems to have fallen apart. I feel as though I can't play ANYTHING so you've inspired me to push on....

I'm off to listen to my teacher in concert now and will begin listening to all when I return later today.


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Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Todd Vance] #1306036
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Todd,
Thanks for the insight. I just listened- that was quite a project and a rewarding one as well. Well done.








Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: SAMoore] #1306038
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04. Ode2Joy - Piano Sonata in C, K330 Andante cantabile (2nd movement)

Being a huge Mozart fan (in fact I may be hugher smile than you) I'm always anxious to hear any of his works here, and I definitely heard some "cantible" in your fine performance - nicely done thumb

05. Ken. - German Dance in A Major, WoO.13, No. 11

Good work on this short but listenable piece - nice independent hand control - thanks for including it in this Recital.


06. Mr Super-Hunky - Cristofori's Dream

SH - just an excellently nuanced interpretation of the ultimate New Age piece - I think you brought out the melody very nicely and the tempo and dynamics are great - everything I was expecting from you and more - I absolutely love this work and you did a wonderful job bringing out it's dark, throbbing beauty and drama - David would be proud of you!

JF

P.S. BTW - for all who enjoyed this gorgeous Lanz masterpiece my sources tell me that there's another one waiting for your listening pleasure at #47... smile


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Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Strings & Wood] #1306042
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Oh my gosh, I am just listening (love the streaming!!!)

Everyone sounds so wonderful! I will have to make more careful comments later, but for now:

01. jazzyprof - Nocturne op.48 no.1
Wonderful! This is one of my favorite nocturnes, and I love your rendition of it!

02. dannylux / Mel - Bersagliera
As always, you find some very interesting music and really make it sing.

06. Mr Super-Hunky - Cristofori's Dream
Beautiful! I worked on this piece for awhile, just before i left Japan. It got put aside, but hearing you play it makes me want to take out the music again. Glad you decided to include this one on your list of pieces to revisit!

29. Monica K. - Quel Che Resta Fantastic! I like the "shading" you give to the different sections of this piece.

39. Piano Again - Prelude and Fugue in C sharp major, Well-Tempered Clavier Book I Your playing is just delightful!

BTW, I think listening to the recital is going to be an expensive undertaking for me, because it is going to make me want to rush out and buy loads of sheet music!

To people who have commented on my piece, thank you! It's been so long since I've shared my playing with anyone (besides Mr SK andmy mother!) so it's really nice to get such positive feedback! The recital is such a great motivator, both being able to share my own playing and hear the fantastic performances of everyone else!


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Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: ShiroKuro] #1306049
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Oops! I need to clarify something. The youtube video has nothing to do with my submission for this recital. I thought the space there is just for whatever youtube video of mine.

The piece for this recital is Bach Prelude BWV999.

Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Kawaigirl1] #1306053
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Performer's name: flyingfroggy


Man that Schimmel and piece sound great. Very nice touch on a piece I can't imagine ever playing. Love those trills too...thanks!
Outstanding!

12
Performer's name: Glen R.

Well done so early in your piano playing career! Great touch too. Thanks!

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Performer's name: HomeInMyShoes (HIMS, Homey, Home, Aaron)
I hate to play favorites but this one is my favorites so far. I'm a big Erik Satie fan and loves these pieces. These recital pieces have a professional quality to them and I thought they were hypnotically great...thanks for sharing...Bravo!!

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Performer's name: Kalai1/Chris

Wow, very nice improv. It really has a nice sound. Keep it up.

15
Performer's name: Mar_red

What a great sound. Felt like I was in a piano bar over looking the ocean. Enjoyed it a lot. Thanks!

16
Performer's name: Sandy Moore

Short and sweet piece. Very nice sound...thanks...

17
Performer's name: b528nf7 (Bill)

Well played Bill. Love the Clapton piece.

18
Performer's name: Todd Vance

I can't believe how good you are in such a very short time. Amazing! You have some real talent.

19
Performer's name: Bunneh

Another great Satie piece. I worked on this one last year and never got it down 100%. You sure did! Just a great mellow wonderful piece. Thanks!

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Performer's name: salzdt

Well done for a first red dot recital piece! I'm not familiar with this piece, but it grows on you...thank you for sharing...piano sound sweet too...

more to come...

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19. Bunneh - Première Gymnopédie

I really love this piece and I thought you did a wonderful job
(applause).

20. salzdt - Kupelwieser Waltz


Delightful, enjoyed your waltz and welcome to the recital!

21. Riddler (Ed) - Easy Living

Ed, wonderfully relaxing. I always enjoy your submittals.

22. cscl - Kuhlau Sonatina Op. 55, No. 2, I-II

Sounds to me you have this one down pretty well, good luck with your with live recital!

23. Schubertian - Hungarian Melody (D817)

Excellent, lively with good expression.

24. kawaigirl1 - Like the wind

I am always drawn to music that starts this way... perhaps it is the wonder of where it will lead you. A beautiful piece and I thoughly enjoyed the performance. Thank You!








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Comments, part one.

I hope no one feels like I'm picking on him/her because I made more comments on some pieces than on others. I only offered criticism if I thought I had something worthwhile to say.

01. jazzyprof - Nocturne op.48 no.1

Nice work! My only critical comment is that if you decide to continue to work on this piece, the tempo could be a bit faster so it flows more. You get a good sound out of the Steinway.

02. dannylux / Mel - Bersagliera

It's great that you like to explore unusual rep. Very nice playing.

03. epf - Prelude No. 16 in Db Major

Very well played.

04. Ode2Joy - Piano Sonata in C, K330 Andante cantabile (2nd movement)

You are doing extremely well for the short time you've been back at the piano. RE the cantabile: have you actually tried singing the melody? That might give you some ideas of how to give it the quality you say it's missing. This is very much in the operatic Mozart line, so singing is appropriate.

05. Ken. - German Dance in A Major, WoO.13, No. 11

Good job!

06. Mr Super-Hunky - Cristofori's Dream

I just want to know one thing: who is Cristofori, and what is he dreaming about? smile

07. TrueBeginner - Autumn River

Nice job -- it sounds like you're having fun playing the piano.

08. Peyton - Nocturne in Bflat Minor Op.9.1

Lovely -- you have a nice way with expressive playing.

09. Sam Smith - Song Without Words, Opus 19/4

Very clean performance. Constructive criticism: I would try to make it sing more, especially in the "marchlike" sections.

10. kokomo61 - Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 Adagio Cantabile

Too bad about your computer problems -- I would have liked to hear this on the Estonia. You are doing well and have made a lot of progress.

11. flyingfroggy - Nocturne #20 in C# minor (posth.)

Beautiful -- I don't hear the nerves. Perhaps there could be more dynamic contrast (especially more on the fortes)?

12. Glen R. - Waltz (Op. 39, No. 15)

Very nice.

13. HomeInMyShoes (HIMS, Homey, Home, Aaron) - Trois Gnossiennes

This sounds very clean to me. I'm not familiar with these pieces, but one comment: once you have established the rhythm (generally left hand), it could recede much more into the background and the melody (generally right hand) could come forward.

14. Kalai1/Chris - Leo O Kapo (voice of the night)

I'd say you play the piano. You seem to have a good feel for how to construct a piece of music. You might find it enlightening to study a bit of theory, just to understand why you do what you're doing.

15. Mar_red - Stranger in Paradise & Love Letters (medley)

It sounds like you are having a lot of fun with this.

16. Sandy Moore - Hills of Purple Heather

Well played.

17. b528nf7 (Bill) - Layla

Wow -- singing gets into a whole other territory. Good job!

18. Todd Vance - Sonatina (Clementi, Op. 56 No. 3)

Very good, especially for 9 months. You probably know this already, but in the first movement, your tempo at the beginning is much faster than for the rest of the piece. Have you practiced with a metronome?

19. Bunneh - Première Gymnopédie

I agree with you that a beginner can learn a lot from this piece. You have done a nice job with it.

20. salzdt - Kupelwieser Waltz

A good beginning with this. I think the tempo should be faster -- waltzes move along pretty quickly. You might be pleasantly surprised that it is actually easier to play faster.

21. Riddler (Ed) - Easy Living

Using the different tracks sounds like fun. Sometimes the cymbal/snare drum part overpowers the other parts and sounds mechanical. I found myself wondering how it would sound without it.

22. cscl - Kuhlau Sonatina Op. 55, No. 2, I-II

You seem to have the notes learned well. What needs work (as you probably know) is the rhythm, especially in the first movement. Have you tried practicing it with the metronome set at the slowest tempo you need? Once you can do that, then it's easier to build it up to the correct tempo. Any rubato, ritardandi, accelerandi, etc., is the next layer to work on once you have the foundation of a steady sense of the beat. Good luck with the recital.

23. Schubertian - Hungarian Melody (D817)

Nice piece and good playing. I'm not sure about this, but maybe the left hand could be lighter, or not as present, or maybe just more playful.

24. kawaigirl1 - Like the wind

You are so musical. I always enjoy listening to you play.

25. Carl Mc - Piano Sonata No. 14 OP 27/2 1st Mvt (Moonlight Sonata)

Very nice. RE the tempo: Perhaps it could even be faster; it tends to get bogged down. The triplets should just flow, in general with more emphasis on the first of each triplet. I noticed when you have the dotted rhythm in the right hand against the triplets in the left, you distort the tempo quite a bit in an effort to fit the short note in at the end of the beat. Also, always bring out the melody more than the triplet accompaniment, even in the places where the triplets come to the fore.

26. Triryche (Rich) - In God's Hands

It sounds like you've made a good start with this piece. Good rhythm and balance between melody and accompaniment.

27. Jazzwee - Autumn Leaves - Rhythmic Play

I like your rhythmic variations with this. (I think agree with you about the electric piano, though.)

28. Frotz (Brian) - Notturno (Op.54 No.4)

Nice piece and playing. It's hard to tell because of variations in recording level and so on, but I sense that you could get more tone out of the piano. There's quite a difference between your sound in the soft passages and in the louder ones. (Easy to say, harder to do, of course.)

29. Monica K. - Quel Che Resta

Good job! (And thanks for all the work you do in putting this recital together.)

30. Copper - Air

This might win the prize for the shortest recording . . .

31. jotur/Cathy Turner - Sentimental Journey

I bet the seniors love this one . . . good rhythm and feel for the music.

32. Eighty8 - The Summer Knows

Very nice, clean performance.

33. ten left thumbs - Clair de Lune

Nice job.


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Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Piano Again] #1306104
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01. jazzyprof - Nocturne op.48 no.1
A thrilling performance of such beautiful piece. I'm so jealous, Chopin nocturnes are amongst my long term targets. This one sounds challenging but nevertheless you tamed the beast and had it under your control all through.

02. dannylux / Mel - Bersagliera
I always set high expectations on your contributions having admired your last performances. Once again you did not disappointed me.

03. epf - Prelude No. 16 in Db Major
I suggest to rename the forum (Is it the first the first time this topic comes around?) You are kidding me, you are pros!.
You played it as beautiful as it gets. Another amazing performance this one of yours. You played it like it was a simple piece; of course it's not ---an obvious a signal of your talent.

04. Ode2Joy - Piano Sonata in C, K330 Andante cantabile (2nd movement)
I like the sound of your piano --- Jealous again.
An expressive performance with remarkable control of the the dynamics.
Hey! Was I the guy with only 12 months of experience under my belt? I think so, but my ears have accompanied me far longer and your recording speaks clearly about focused training on subtle details.

05. Ken. - German Dance in A Major, WoO.13, No. 11
Playing this must be a brain splitter indeed. I must go under the same treatment, sounds like beneficial.
This piece looks like challenging for a beginner like me. Very well done, you took advantage of those months indeed.

06. Mr Super-Hunky - Cristofori's Dream
A really obedient piano. Have you threatened it? Or was it present when you had a talk with the red dot?
Amazing as always. Keep redeeming yourself, the efforts pay off and we all take advantage of the results.

07. TrueBeginner - Autumn River
You have plenty of music in your heart. Have you had pain in your chest lately?
Splendid job, let alone the additional merit of having less than 2 years of experience. Keep up the good work.

08. Peyton - Nocturne in Bflat Minor Op.9.1
Thank's for the extra bonus of the youtube video. I always enjoy watching you, feels like the ocean is a bit smaller.
My favorite nocturne. Awesome control of the music under your fingers.

09. Sam Smith - Song Without Words, Opus 19/4
That UX1 sounds beautifully. This performance tells me to keep up practicing so as to some day perhaps play like that. Great contribution.

10. kokomo61 - Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 Adagio Cantabile
Sensitive touch, you let the music speak.


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Re: Recital #16 --- General Discussion Room [Re: SAMoore] #1306120
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TTigg - you can imply peanut butter and mayonnaise is less than desirable and you eat peanut butter and ketchup!?!?!!! laugh

Car Mc - thanks. My brother the pro wanted to know if the end was a trill or just a nervous tic laugh I don't really have the skill for those yet. We got the tail end of your snow down here at the southern end of the Rockies -

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Car Mc - thanks. My brother the pro wanted to know if the end was a trill or just a nervous tic I don't really have the skill for those yet.


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Just got done with the driveway!

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