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I'm in at number 45. Would like to have submitted a cleaner version, but I'd like to be able to shoot 65 at Pebble Beach, and that ain't happening either. I'm pleased with what I've got.


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Looks like I won't make it. I tried recording but I couldn't concentrate on the playing at all. I even tried playing some of the simple things I know and I made tons of mistakes even though they are normally easy. I guess I can't record anything. I have to concentrate on next week's recital, I hope I won't mess it up.

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Originally Posted by CMohr
OK - so tomorrow I have the opportunity to record my recital piece on my teacher's studio Steinway grand! yippie I'm very excited/nervous and hoping I can get a good recording - different piano, different setting will be a little weird.

It was my teacher's suggestion (He has played my piano many times, so I think he wants my submission to sound as good as possible) smile


Hey, CMohr - Sounds really promising and good luck with that - but...

This all could be a recipe for RDDS (Red Dot Dysfunction Syndrone), given all the differences piled on top of your renewed and higher expectations and those of your teacher - no wonder you're nervous - while the sound of his piano might be better, will the new setting (and the expectations) lead to an improved performance, given the increased "pressure" and the enhanced "jitter-factor"?

Just wondering if your teacher should be involved at all in your ABF Recital project (other than coming here to listen to it)?

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Originally Posted by Always Wanted to Play Piano
I'm in at number 45. Would like to have submitted a cleaner version, but I'd like to be able to shoot 65 at Pebble Beach, and that ain't happening either.


You mean you haven't? Pebble beach is a "piece of cake". I shot a 65 there on any number of occassions*.

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Originally Posted by CMohr
OK - so tomorrow I have the opportunity to record my recital piece on my teacher's studio Steinway grand! yippie I'm very excited/nervous and hoping I can get a good recording - different piano, different setting will be a little weird.

It was my teacher's suggestion (He has played my piano many times, so I think he wants my submission to sound as good as possible) smile Cross your fingers for me - man, I'm cutting it close this time!



Sounds like a great opportunity to have fun. Enjoy the experience, the result is probably the least important factor. Allow the Steinway to draw from you what it will. I think your teacher's offer as well as involvement is great.








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Originally Posted by Teodor
Looks like I won't make it. I tried recording but I couldn't concentrate on the playing at all. I even tried playing some of the simple things I know and I made tons of mistakes even though they are normally easy. I guess I can't record anything. I have to concentrate on next week's recital, I hope I won't mess it up.


If you don't make it this go round keep working with the recording. You will get use to it and you will have another opportunity in a few months. Good luck!








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Well, today and tomorrow are my window for recording - I have to get started on work for a new client today, a huge job that may feed me for months laugh , and do an hour's worth of meeting for another client, and make some phone calls, but relatively speaking my time is my own today - yippee!

CMohr - how cool that your teacher is letting you use the grand! A support group, right there in River City! That should be a blast -

Teodor - yes, your recital, in that wonderful venue, should be really cool. Break a leg, as the theater folks say - we'll look forward to the next ABF recital for you, and be thinking of you for your live one this time around.

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Originally Posted by jotur
Well, today and tomorrow are my window for recording - I have to get started on work for a new client today, a huge job that may feed me for months laugh , and do an hour's worth of meeting for another client, and make some phone calls, but relatively speaking my time is my own today - yippee!


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I'm in at #47. cool
First time I struggle so much to record; not red dot nervous; just the length and difficulty of the piece. confused
Anyway, it's in, hesitations and all.

Eager to hear everyone.

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Hello everyone, and thank you Monica for organizing this.

I just completed my first submission ever (mine is #48).

I learned about this recital yesterday. Realizing I have only two days to submit, I scrambled to get one piece recorded before leaving for work this morning. I didn't like the recording with so many mistakes, but I din't wait until last minutes to figure out how to upload etc.

Now that know how to submit, I hope I can polish up a little more tonight and resubmit it tomorrow.

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Okay, MightyS, you got me curious, so I cheated double-checked your recital entry, and all I can say is wow . My jaw was dropping open. What a terrific debut for the AB forum recital. thumb

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OK, I'm in.

I have to admit I have gotten really lame (even used the strings). This morning I really thought I wouldn't make this one. This makes about 3 in a row where I was working on something and just didn't get it done so I bailed and did some fake book piece. Way back when we said it was about participation - right?

Excuses? Flight instructing, tending to and leasing 2 airplanes and building iPhone Apps - pilot related stuff.

Anyway I just barely got something in. And as always I look forward to listening all the wonderful work that is done here.

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Originally Posted by Monica K.
Okay, MightyS, you got me curious, so I cheated double-checked your recital entry, and all I can say is wow . My jaw was dropping open. What a terrific debut for the AB forum recital. thumb


Ok, I am hooked. I guess I will be jumping straight to 48 ... 47, wherever MightyS winds up.

MightyS, MSH... hmmmm, do I sense competition Monica?








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Warts and all, I'm in at number 51 (I settled for something that was less -- way less -- than perfect).

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Ed, amongst Algonquins, only the great Manitou is deemed worthy of perfection.

Their artists and artisans always leave a flaw in their work, out of respect for the Manitou.

Let's say your recording is respectful. wink

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I'm in. Right after Ed's eagerly anticipated Dill Pickle Rag. I've played that on my hammered dulcimer, so I can hardly wait.

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I'm in at #54. Finally, whew! I did submit the recording I did today on my teacher's Steinway. There's a few little "blue dot" grey matter mis-firings, but O well.

It was really pretty cool playing a great piano in a small concert hall - I was just about through the first take when a guy comes in to move chairs out of the back of the hall and yells "hi!" - then I forgot to turn my cell phone off and of course someone calls - after that it was smooth sailing (interruption-wise). I only had about 45 minutes to try recording, but it was exciting.

It took me a while to get into a totally different "feel" on the grand. It has much stiffer action and the sustain pedal is much harder to work than on my piano. Definitely worth the experience.

I had recorded my piece at home also, and had a hard time deciding which to submit - the grand won out mainly because the lower register is so much clearer than my piano's.


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thumb CMohr -

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Less than 12 hours to the deadline for submissions!! eek

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Ok, I'm in! Number 55.

Now I understand what everyone has been talking about when referring to the dreaded RED DOT! argh.



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