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Re: Can't make my playing interesting [Re: Motorama] #1578820
12/17/10 02:52 PM
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Before you play, think about what you want to convey. Your post describes wanting to play something interesting. However, this is different for everyone. What exactly do you want your audience to feel?

As posted above, even though you want to play for your audience, do not lose yourself. Make sure you are connected to the pieces by a desire to play them. Also, keep in mind if you search, you can find groups to play with and audiences to appreciate your music.

Although there's room to improve and express yourself much more and bring out the melody in the few pieces I've listened to, you're being too hard on yourself. If I were in your audience, I'd be intrigued to keep on listening.

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Re: Can't make my playing interesting [Re: Motorama] #1578825
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Re: Can't make my playing interesting [Re: Chris G] #1578833
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Originally Posted by Chris G
Originally Posted by Motorama
I made a new attempt at Return to the Heart, trying to play it less mechanically and more emotionally as many of you suggested.

What do you think?



I listened to this piece and I could definitely feel the emotion behind it. The performance was introspective and thoughtful and for that style of playing I think you have done well.


Thanks a lot for your words

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I'm guessing that your friends and relations are interested in music which is more up tempo/lively/dramatic.


I have noticed that even people who would otherwise like heavy metal or heavy claim to hate music are captivated by live piano when the pianist is good enough. There's something about live instruments that makes people who otherwise would never listen to that kind of music hypnotized by the sound. Which is why I think people is crazy about videgame music covers for piano.

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