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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
...the whole thing is like 9 minutes or something, with 11 pages of music. (And that's if I don't play the repeats!)

It's so long, it seems almost gratuitous! Which is why I called it the Canon super-fantastical. laugh


To add the finishing touch to your extended and elaborate production you could add - a la Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" - the firing of some really big guns in the background, an effect that might be called a canon-ade , so to speak smile

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Originally Posted by John Frank
To add the finishing touch to your extended and elaborate production you could add - a la Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" - the firing of some really big guns in the background, an effect that might be called a canon-ade , so to speak smile


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It has been a long day and it took a few seconds to get this, but once I did I laughed out loud....or sorry, I mean I LOL.


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At least no one (so far) has suggested "Canon Ad Nauseum"

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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
At least no one (so far) has suggested "Canon Ad Nauseum"

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That's because we love it too much !..... I think we have some very witty participants in this thread!

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A little over a week to go before the recital opens! eek

I've got one recording of my piece that has two noticeable pauses, but no overt bloopers. I have to decide whether that's good enough and move on to recording some other stuff in my backlog, or to keep trying for better.

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Oh carp. Time marches ever forward. I decided that I want to bring the overall tempo up, so I don't know if I'll be ready in time to record by Nov 15. But the plus is that when I do record, maybe it won't sound like Canon ad naseum. smile


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Q: What's more frightening than a zombie halloween mask?

A: The realization that the AB forum recital opens in a couple of days... laugh

I've managed to get a better take of my recital piece. Yay. smile

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I'm really stumped this time around. I'm trying to decide between a very complex waltz that is still a bit over my head, an original smooshed together medley, or an incredibly beautiful Jim Chappell piece which I haven't learned yet but probably can in a few days since it sounds within my abilities.

I've even got a "goth" type piece semi under my wings that is also very nice.

I really only need about 3 days as that is how I learn stuff. One day to plunk out all the notes/chords. one day to learn it, and another to fine tune it. I will play it over and over and over.....numerous times. You can learn something VERY quickly this way. Saves on sheet music too!

After 3 days I am ready to fine tune it. That's it.

I know your thinking..."wouldn't it sound better if you practiced it daily for at least a month or so?".

Simple answer....NO!

I've tried many MANY MANY times. One piece I've practiced as good as I possibly can for over a year now. Every single stinkin' day too! It now sounds worse than it did over a year ago! Even with all that practice.

I don't get it. I DID look up "law of diminishing returns" however on Wikipedia and it just shows a picture of me playing a piano piece after the 4th day!

Go figure!

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Hmm, I decided to pick up the tempo on my Canon-super-fantastical (what did I decide to call it again??) I hope I can get it settled into my fingers in time!

My brain wants me to play it at about MM=72, but my fingers want to play it at 60. Monica, did you play it at 60 (the suggested tempo)?

For all the rest of you, don't scoff at my tempo worries. The end is 24plus measure of endless 16th notes in both hands, fair amount of contrary motion. 72 might not sound very fast, but it's challenging enough! Not that I'm defensive or anything! whome


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I was able to record my back-up piece last week with only a couple of minor flubs.

The two pieces I really wanted to pick from I tried to record, but can only seem to get very marginal takes. I start making mistakes I *never* normally make, even at times hitting the very first note wrong! Gahhhhh!!


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Well, I've got a few changes I'm making. I will be recording my piece on my Mason & Hamlin instead of on the Privia PX-800. I've got three pieces I'm considering doing. One is not quite ready, one is very ready and one is in between. We'll see how the recording goes tomorrow and decide then.

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I'd rather hear your acoustic unless it is really bad !


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When exactly does the recital open?


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Humm,
I still haven't completely understand how the recital works, but I am wondering:
Is it compulsory to present an entire-5 minutes piece?

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For wouter79: The window for submissions opens on the 1st and closes on the 14th (the headmistress is a stern taskmaster when it comes to the closing time). The recital will then be made available for the 15th.

For ashat: No, it is not "compulsory" to submit any particular length. I think the longest piece I've submitted was around 4 minutes and 30 seconds and the shortest around a minute. It's more important that you submit something.

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The recital opens for submissions technically on Nov. 1st. In actual practice, a few minutes before I go to sleep on the 31st, whenever that ends up being. This year I guess it depends on whether I decide to stay up and watch the premiere of "The Walking Dead" on Halloween night. laugh

(OT, but as a point of regional pride, "The Walking Dead" is based on the graphic novel series of the same name written by a fellow Kentuckian. smile )

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1.5 year of playing and I still haven't found a proper way to record. I really should get going with it, as I've only submitted to one recital but would have liked to go for more. At this moment though Idon't really have an songs I'm confident enough in though.

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Oh No!!! I forgot all about the time limit (or rather, I guess it's the data limit??)

Anyway, so the recording has to be under 5 minutes? Or 7?? Yikes, even if I play it at my goal tempo, there's no way it will be that short. Argh. What should I do.

Can someone (Monica?) remind me of the exact rules about length/ maximum file size?


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