Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Fall 2017
Who's Online Now
57 registered members (Bambers, Beemer, clothearednincompo, 13 invisible), 1,621 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1361601 - 01/30/10 12:38 PM Chopin - Prelude No. 15 "Raindrop"  
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 2
zofran Offline
Junior Member
zofran  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 2

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1361635 - 01/30/10 01:41 PM Re: Chopin - Prelude No. 15 "Raindrop" [Re: zofran]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,650
Mark_C Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,650
New York
Well done.....you've got the notes, and the tempo and rhythm are good. Now you can try to add some other things....

Ideally it should be much gentler and more subtle. The main thing is to play lighter, mainly in the right hand. (You have the L.H. nicely subdued most of the time, and that's great.) About the R.H.: Maybe try to think of how you would sing it. There are certain notes that would be stronger than others, notes that you sort of "go towards." Notice what those notes are; don't "force" yourself to make there be notes like that, just NOTICE which notes those are.

And just "go toward" those notes, and subdue everything else, sort of "dying away" from them after you leave them. When this is done terrifically, it gives not just a singing effect, but "sighing" -- and then you're practically being Chopin himself. smile
It's not easy; it's very hard. But it would be good to try to do it at least to some extent, and without being mechanical about it or doing it exactly the same way everywhere. It's hard.

BTW: The middle section doesn't need the suggestions as much as the rest -- hardly at all, really -- because of the type of thing that it is.

#1361679 - 01/30/10 02:47 PM Re: Chopin - Prelude No. 15 "Raindrop" [Re: Mark_C]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 254
HappyApple Offline
Full Member
HappyApple  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 254
Tennessee, USA
Thanks, that was very pretty. You play very well. I liked the slideshow too.


“Some people stay far away from the door if there’s a chance of it opening up. They hear a voice in the hall outside and hope that it just passes by.” Billy Joel

1970 Baldwin Hamilton
#1361784 - 01/30/10 06:14 PM Re: Chopin - Prelude No. 15 "Raindrop" [Re: HappyApple]  
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 2
zofran Offline
Junior Member
zofran  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 2
@Mark_C thanks for your kind comments, i will try to soften the right hand and try to make that sighing effect and because the piano is digital and recording via cable sometimes put extra emphasis on some notes.

@HappyApple i'm glad you like it smile


Moderated by  Piano World 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Ritmuller Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


New Topics - Multiple Forums
Possible Savings on an ETD App
by DavidWB. 11/18/17 10:16 PM
Pianoteq 6 Recording Function Glitch
by newbert. 11/18/17 04:10 PM
collapsing pinky
by Muove. 11/18/17 02:22 PM
DP-10X built in speakers for Pianoteq?
by Tim1981. 11/18/17 12:16 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics182,831
Posts2,672,849
Members89,158
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0