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I've been working on an original from the day I submitted for the last recital. I was so happy I had finished and submitted I got roaring drunk (well... maybe a bit tippy) , sat down and played the wierdest spacest thing I think I've ever played. I've been tweaking it ever since. I'm calling it "Message From Space". I've been playing it every morning and I think it's driving my wife insane. She asked me the other day while I was at the piano "Whatever happened to Chopin?" I turned my wild, red rimmed eyes eyes to her and laughed saying "Ha, Ha ha, ha.... I HAVE TAKEN CHOPIN TO A NEW LEVEL....I have taken him into space and HE is talking to me in all new ways. HAAAAA HAAAA , we have fine tuned out radio and are getting a MESSAGE FROM SPACE and it is GLORIUS!!!!!@! HA HA HA!!!!! "

Then I asked her if the coffee was ready yet.

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Peyton. Please get some sleep. Soon would be good. Spacey piece does sound interesting - i do like adventurous writing smile

Being quite serious now people, the last Unsung Heroes recital I participated in, every thread that I looked at was positive and supportive. You should read them before you are so sure! The Beethoven recital I have not read because when I clicked on it my computer was infected with the most horrible virus ever. Too scared to click again.

S&W I wish I'd been at a piano party - how lovely for all who attended.


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Originally Posted by Peyton

Then I asked her if the coffee was ready yet.


Just the ticket to get you out of your lethargic doldrums... laugh

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The curse of the red dot has struck again. I can't play anything with the camera. I sit and play and my mind is not into the piece but somewhere else in thoughts like "OK, now I got it, this section is good" *playing on autopilot as I think that* and 5 seconds later I crash because I am not there.

I nearly had a nervous breakdown today trying to record two lines of music from a Czerny etude. I turn on the cam "OK, I am done with this section, maybe if I make a mistake now I can do a cut and carry on" *again playing on autopilot and making tons of mistakes. I turn off the cam, play it with no errors, then I turn it back on, unable to finish it and so on laugh

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Peyton, looking forward to your composition, but your post has me thinking exorcism. Then again if it sounds like Chopin... maybe not. smile

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Originally Posted by cscl
I'm planning Schubert Op. 9 waltzes Nos. 1-3 that I played in a June competition, meaning I'd better record now before I forget them. eek


I love Schubert, I'd love to be able to play some of his pieces, but can't do it justice right now.


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I am afraid I will not be very original for the August recital. frown

The piece I was planning to play is far from being ready and the only one that will sound decent has been done beautifully at the last recital by S&W ... So, it's either that or no piece at all.

It's gonna be a last minute decision I guess ... confused






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The piece I was planning to play is far from being ready and the only one that will sound decent has been done beautifully at the last recital by S&W ... So, it's either that or no piece at all.


I hope that you will submit- I would love to hear it.








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Originally Posted by Strings & Wood
Peyton, looking forward to your composition, but your post has me thinking exorcism. Then again if it sounds like Chopin... maybe not. smile


No... it sounds nothing like Chopin. In fact Chopin would probably slap me silly with his white glove if he heard it. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

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Originally Posted by Teodor
The curse of the red dot has struck again. I can't play anything with the camera. I sit and play and my mind is not into the piece but somewhere else in thoughts like "OK, now I got it, this section is good" *playing on autopilot as I think that* and 5 seconds later I crash because I am not there.

I nearly had a nervous breakdown today trying to record two lines of music from a Czerny etude. I turn on the cam "OK, I am done with this section, maybe if I make a mistake now I can do a cut and carry on" *again playing on autopilot and making tons of mistakes. I turn off the cam, play it with no errors, then I turn it back on, unable to finish it and so on laugh


Why not try putting the camara on record, everytime you practice, ie start it recording and just leave it on while you practice, after a few sessions, you may start to forget that it's actually there.

If I put the camara on record in the hope of just playing and recording one piece, you can gaurentee I'll make a mistake.

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I'm planning Schubert Op. 9 waltzes Nos. 1-3 that I played in a June competition, meaning I'd better record now before I forget them. eek


I love Schubert, I'd love to be able to play some of his pieces, but can't do it justice right now.


These were my Schubert starter pieces. They're very short, only 16 measures each. Still, they have lots of notes! The disappointing thing ends up being their brevity, without repeats, only about a minute and a half. I dream of playing the Drei Klavierstucke and the op. 140 impromptu in f minor. Someday!


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I'd like to have a mix of Schubert landler for the next recital (from D366, I think, 'Siebtzehn Landler'), but it's looking unlikely. Just staring to put hands together. Well, a lot can happen in two weeks, we'll see. Most of my learning happens during this crunch-time.

I'll be in Maui on 'opening night,' so I'm looking forward to a nice ABF recital present when I return. I will need something to offset the drudgery of returning to classes.


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Originally Posted by hawgdriver
I'd like to have a mix of Schubert landler for the next recital (from D366, I think, 'Siebtzehn Landler'), but it's looking unlikely.


You could play a duet with your son smile Do you think he could fake the treble of a landler?

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I'll be in Maui on 'opening night,'


Yeah, life is rough. grin


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I'd like to have a mix of Schubert landler for the next recital (from D366, I think, 'Siebtzehn Landler'), but it's looking unlikely.


You could play a duet with your son smile Do you think he could fake the treble of a landler?

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Hm, he likes to walk his 'spider' across the piano...it could be novel...

BTW, you all should know that spiders (hand-spiders) come in certain varieties:

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I'll be in Maui on 'opening night,'


Yeah, life is rough. grin


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Mega invincible unsquishable dadda spiders


Ok, so I quoted this in the Colorado piano party thread. So I'm 65 and confused, ok? laugh

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This time I will try not to play already known material but I will work on a piece from scratch just for our recital since it's summer and I have no formal assignments at the moment. Let's see how it goes ^_^

I was planning to record fur elise but I changed my mind, it's played too often. Instead it will be a Japanese piece which has turned out to be my absolutely most favorite music. Even though anime and game music is not as deep as classical is quite good often times and I love it smile

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Hi Monica. I believe that you are the person in charge of putting the recital together... Is there a link that I could follow where I can read as to how this is done? ... I mean, the process of uploading an entry and if that entry is a video? I thank you. smile


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Hi Clemente, on August 1st I will be starting a thread entitled "Recital #23 -- Call For Submissions" that will have the link to the recital website. It's not set up to accept entries right now, so I don't want to give the link here. But the thread will have all the details about how to submit your piece.

The recital requires recordings in mp3 format. But there is an optional space for people to provide the links to a YouTube video. Not everybody does so (maybe 1/3?), but it's there for those who have videos.

The mp3s are compiled into several zip files, and they're also listed individually for people who just want to click and play without downloading something onto their computer.

This is probably sounding way more complicated than it really is. Here's a link to the last recital page to give you an idea of what it will look like when it comes out.

Recital #22 thread

For the time being, all you need to worry about is getting a recording of your piece in mp3 format, and look for the new thread calling for recital submissions on August 1. smile

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