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Originally Posted by Monica K.
We're up to 28 submissions, and one week to go! But--and here's where I break out in a cold sweat--there's not a single Einaudi piece so far!! eek And I won't even be submitting one this time! Anthony, where are you?!?

I submitted my final grades for my classes yesterday and cleared out 2 hours this morning for a recording session. I *will* get a usable take of my piece. smokin

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I'll be submitting either the first piece that I learned (La Nascita Delle Cose Segrete) if I can get a good take or Primavera thumb Just have to see which ones ends up being the better take. My upright is in bad need of a tune so I'll be using the Digital..
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**phew!** That's great to hear, TTigg! I can't let a recital go without an Einaudi piece. JohnFrank would simply be too disappointed. laugh

I am taking a break from my recording marathon. I have one mediocre-but-would-do-in-a-pinch take so far. The garage door repairman drove up as I was on the last page, so I think I sped up the tempo somewhat trying to finish before he walked up to the door...

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How do I find out what number I am for recital?:)just curious.


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Originally Posted by Monica K.
**phew!** That's great to hear, TTigg! I can't let a recital go without an Einaudi piece. JohnFrank would simply be too disappointed. laugh


Ha! Fear not - I have an Einaudi piece recorded and held in reserve and waiting to be submitted at the last minute (as a substitution for my piece) just in case of such a dire contingency. smile

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The garage door repairman drove up as I was on the last page, so I think I sped up the tempo somewhat trying to finish before he walked up to the door...


Well, that's certainly a lot more creative than "the dog ate my sheet music..." laugh

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Hey Augustina, just go to the recital website, and then click on "show me" where it says how many pieces have been submitted.

It will probably change, though. A lot of people submit new mp3s, so you might move up in the list.

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My piece is currently uploading! Wheeeee! laugh


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Cool. I am very close to have Scriabin Etude Op. 8 No. 5 ready for recording and I'm very, very excited about it. Just today I am polishing the last measures. smile I can hardly believe I managed to get through it all. This is the hardest thing i have ever done. I'll probably get too nervous when I'm going to record it, but I will at least try to get a recording in time. smile

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Can't wait to hear it, babama! Hope you're able to conquer those last few measures. smile

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My internet was down all weekend, but we finally got our connection back, and mine is in now. If I have time, I might like to record this again, though, and re-submit. (You always find things to fix when you listen to your own recording.)


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Thanks Monica! I'll try and remember that for next time:)


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I was hoping to submit something entirely new, but I didn't make it. Instead I've just sent a piece that means a lot to me - I have submitted it once in one of the Piano Bars recently, I hope that woulnd't pose a serious problem. I just couldn't bear the mind of missing one of our recitals!


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My piece is currently uploading! Wheeeee! laugh


Little late for you, no? Although, come to think of it, you were near the end last time, as I recall.

I have a recording I can live with, but since the deadline isn't staring me in the face, and I have some time between now and Friday, I am going to see if I can improve on it. Likely not.


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Okay so it's less than a week away from recital time which means I can now perform my piece better than when I submitted it (always happens) but don't want to swap out submissions losing out on one of the earlier spots. Plus, whenever I think I can perform something better and do an actual re-take, it usually DOES sound much better................other than the one blatenly obvious wrong note/mistake that no matter what I just can't seem to eliminate.

It's either accept a decent take with minor hiccups or go for the really good take with that zit on the tip of your nose mistake!

This is what drives me nuts!!

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Just curious, question to all: why is it so important to be on the top (early) slots?

I personally use the recital to test myself so I post the most difficult thing I'm working on, often the most imperfect thing I can do, which means, I would never submit early.

Maybe the program should just automatically randomize the list and then the pressure will be off everyone smile


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Whew my Chopin Waltz is in!

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Just curious, question to all: why is it so important to be on the top (early) slots?

Early submission takes the pressure off. Waiting till the last minute just makes me procrastinate and prolongs the agony. Then again, the early bird may get the worm but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese! ...... hmmmm. you may have a point there!


Maybe the program should just automatically randomize the list and then the pressure will be off everyone

That is an interesting suggestion. The only negative could be that it may be important to some people to be able to submit earlier rather than later for whatever their reasons. Randomizing the play list would be taking that feature away from them. The current submission method allows anyone to do whatever they want be it submit early or wait until the last minute. Nothing is forced upon or taken away from anyone.

It seems the fair thing to do is leave it alone as it currently works fine. It's the right thing to do.....like eating oatmeal, ....better yet, replace that old school starch with a high fiber, low carb tortilla!


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Originally Posted by jazzwee
I personally use the recital to test myself so I post the most difficult thing I'm working on, often the most imperfect thing I can do, which means, I would never submit early.


Which is very different for me. I'll only play something that I'm comfortable enough with to put some feeling into it. I agree that the recitals are a great place to test ourselves and trying to get the most out of my piece is my test.

I say leave it the way it is. Sometimes I'm ready early, sometimes not so much. An advantage to the low spots is many people listen from the first to last entry so you can get comments earlier, but then again, later comments are just as good. I pulled numbers from a hat for listening the one time to randomize comment appearance.

@mr_super-hunky: I find that not playing my recital piece after submitting it works wonders for me. smile Currently I'm working on my piece for the next recital as well as some Schumann for the e-cital in June.

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Originally Posted by HomeInMyShoes

Currently I'm working on my piece for the next recital as well as some Schumann for the e-cital in June.



Me too, although I'm not sure if 3 months + to 8/15 is enough time for the piece I've selected, which is a rather long but famous and popular vocal duet with somewhat advanced piano accompaniment, all 3 parts of which I will play and record on separate tracks, substituting instrumental "voices" for the human voices (in effect, creating an instrumental trio).

My piece for the Schumann e-cital has been "in the can" for several months now.

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I absolutely, positively loathe my recital piece. [throws Zoom on floor, gnashes teeth]

I spent all morning trying to get a good take. The best one I've come up with so far has a pause in it big enough to drive a truck through it. mad bah

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Originally Posted by Monica K.
I absolutely, positively loathe my recital piece. [throws Zoom on floor, gnashes teeth]

I spent all morning trying to get a good take. The best one I've come up with so far has a pause in it big enough to drive a truck through it. mad bah


My sympathies. I had one of those in the last recital. Every time I listened to it I was rolling on the floor laughing. Even tho it was the same recording I was never sure I was going to come back in laugh

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