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#2142529 - 09/01/13 10:25 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: neuralfirings]  
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Originally Posted by neuralfirings
I also put together some wireframes with this music scores website I've been thinking about. It started as something to help me keep track of my practicing, but after talking to some of my music friends, it might turn into a tool others find useful. (If anybody is curious, I put together a questionnaire to gather feedback/explain the site: http://musical.neuralfirings.com/scoresprojectresearch/)

Neuralfirings... not sure if you've posted to AOTW yet or not, but "welcome" regardless.

Unfortunately your link above goes directly to your survey, so I wonder if people will take the time to search for the context of your idea. I hope they do, but if not, I'm linking to what I think is pure genius here. If you can pull off the technical aspects, and get a big enough body of users, I think it would be a fantastic (and fun) resource to share annotations with others.

Re: the score scrolling aspect, check out AirTurn.


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#2142701 - 09/02/13 07:48 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]  
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Farmgirl. What good news about your husband. When I first met my wife we lived with some musical roommates in Manhattan, one of whom played cello for a symphony orchestra and chamber groups. It was awesome hearing her practice all the time...although I guess listening to a beginner would be more challenging..like what my poor wife has to put up with. cry

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#2142883 - 09/02/13 03:38 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: aTallGuyNH]  
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@aTallGuyNH -- thanks for the recommendation. AirTurn looks like a cool product. I think I'll start with the tapping on the iPad, though. It's easier to implement and still an improvement from page turning (those sticky pages!!).

Here's a link to the mockups without having to go through the survey: http://musical.neuralfirings.com/2013/09/notable-scores-wireframes-and-user-survey/

The main thing I need to figure out right now is
1) would people use this (the more people find this helpful, the higher priority it gets on my "side projects" list)
2) which features people would find useful (helps me prioritize all the different features)

I think I'll still do this regardless. It'll help me keep track of my notes while playing piano and make asking questions on Piano World less painful (screenshot pdf, crop, upload, copy link to post..)


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#2143182 - 09/03/13 12:01 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]  
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AOTW... Wow, haven't had one of these in a loooooong time!

I "fell off the wagon" re: staying away from Clair de Lune. After just a few hours of very slow practice, I have most of it (the portion I had learned previously, which is about half) back in my fingers. Not up to speed, and not memorized, but much further along than I would have expected given steering clear for ~6 months.

It felt good to be playing something where I can actually put something of myself into it.


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#2143947 - 09/04/13 10:18 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]  
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If I'm not mistaken its about the time Cheryl come back from her holiday. Missed you.



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4) Scriabin op11 prelude #2 and #14 (Re do #2, new #14)
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#2143968 - 09/04/13 10:57 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]  
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@aTallGuyNH - Did you see the Google Doodle for Claire de Lune a few weeks ago? They were celebrate Debussy's birthday!

http://www.google.com/doodles/claude-debussys-151st-birthday


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#2144085 - 09/04/13 03:00 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]  
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aTallGuyNH,
LOL, laugh Your falling off the CDL wagon had me laughing. I worked on CDL when in self-teaching mode all through the Fall of 2009 (using Hugh Sung's CDL thread). When I got my first teacher in January 2010 her first request was that I drop it. I've been on the wagon ever since grin I don't know when I'll be ready to go back to it, but I do feel a lot closer to that point than I was 3 1/2 years ago. And I'm so glad I didn't make a recording back then.....virtually certain I would find it cringe-worthy today no matter what I thought of it back then.

Cheryl, if you are back from Holiday, its not a moment too soon. We have been lazy and the AOTW wallowed on page 2 for several days. Welcome back. thumb

My AOTW was coming up with a base arpeggio pattern to use playing Stella by Starlight from a fakebook and then playing it ok at yesterday's lesson. I got some good tips from her for focusing my practice on both the Puccini and Mozart pieces. She said she had been thinking she'd been assigning me too many "big" pieces and that maybe I was becoming frustrated practicing the same things for weeks on end. So we are going to have some shorter projects coming up in the future, things I might be able to tackle in a few weeks instead of months. Don't really know that I've been frustrated, but I'll welcome the change of pace. She also agrees that I should keep developing a "repertoire" of completed pieces that I can play for enjoyment, so we'll be reviving some things from the past - this week I'm going to start in on bringing back Misty, which I haven't really touched for about two years.


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#2144409 - 09/05/13 01:26 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: JimF]  
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No offense intended to everyone else, but it does feel a little like there is a hole in the middle of AOTW without Cheryl around, and with Sara taking a break too.

Originally Posted by JimF
aTallGuyNH,
LOL, laugh Your falling off the CDL wagon had me laughing. I worked on CDL when in self-teaching mode all through the Fall of 2009 (using Hugh Sung's CDL thread). When I got my first teacher in January 2010 her first request was that I drop it. I've been on the wagon ever since grin I don't know when I'll be ready to go back to it, but I do feel a lot closer to that point than I was 3 1/2 years ago. And I'm so glad I didn't make a recording back then.....virtually certain I would find it cringe-worthy today no matter what I thought of it back then.

Well, you're a better man than I to stay on the wagon. I'm way off now, although I'm planning to re-shelve it in fairly short order -- probably after Boston Street Pianos is done, about a month from now.

In the interim, I'm getting a nice glow from how quickly it is coming back. However, I did get a nice splash of cold water today when I tried to run through the portions that I know at speed, but it was still a mess all around.

I did record the first 18 bars back in December, which is on my YouTube channel. I think the most cringe inducing part is the piano being out of tune, hopefully the performance aspects were OK:
[video:youtube]dR6gezYWBXs[/video]

I just gave it a listen though, and the rhythm was not very good -- I think I have it better now.

If I ever meet Hugh Sung in person, I will be mightily tempted to box his ears for leading so many innocent lambs astray. mad

His "hey, anyone can do it, just give it a try" shtick reminds me of the classic 80's "It'll make you feel good... feel good... feel good..." anti-drug PSA. smile

(Hugh, if you ever read this... I just mean it in good fun... and... can you start a series on Chopin Concerto #1?)

AOTD: Listened to Chopin Concerto #1 (Kissin) and was able to successfully follow along with the score (mostly). Only got off by a few measures a couple times, but was able to catch up/slow down and get back on track quickly. Definitely not something that I would have been able to do 6 months ago.

Also, it was fun to see/hear intervals and have the visual and auditory inputs make sense together -- i.e. ear training is making a difference in my music appreciation and reading skills, even if I'm not doing particularly well at the ear training exercises themselves.


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#2144476 - 09/05/13 06:51 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: CarlosCC]  
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Originally Posted by CarlosCC

Ok, guys, I'm in the finals. smile

For passing to finals, I earned a voucher to spend in travel agencies and, most important, the opportunity to do a professional video with my participation. So far so good!


Here is the video.


PS: The preview is not working... sorry.




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Just wanted to drop in this morning and say "hi". Playing the Grieg pieces so they sound musical to me is my achievement this week...now if I can record one that captures that this weekend. My work life is super busy this fall and finding any practice time has been tough but I've been up at 4 to squeeze some in before heading out to the highway. I've been fairly ambitious working on several pieces at the same time. Some (like the Debussy Arabesque) are a measure or two at a time. My teacher has assigned us all some Beethoven for our next piano sharing. I've got a movement (maybe two) from #14 Sonata in E Major. Three lines so far. Any mountain can be climbed a step at a time.


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#2144481 - 09/05/13 07:09 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: CarlosCC]  
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Originally Posted by CarlosCC
Here is the video.
[video:youtube]XFJ6nzBs9eA[/video]
PS: The preview is not working... sorry.

Beautifully played, Carlos. Must be awesome to play on such an instrument. I found the moving images at the start of the video a little distracting. Fortunately the camera guy focussed on you and the piano soon enough. A little more hands and a little less face would've been awesome for us piano players, but I understand it may be the other way around for 'normal people' smile

PS: fixed

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Originally Posted by WiseBuff
Just wanted to drop in this morning and say "hi". Playing the Grieg pieces so they sound musical to me is my achievement this week...now if I can record one that captures that this weekend. My work life is super busy this fall and finding any practice time has been tough but I've been up at 4 to squeeze some in before heading out to the highway. I've been fairly ambitious working on several pieces at the same time. Some (like the Debussy Arabesque) are a measure or two at a time. My teacher has assigned us all some Beethoven for our next piano sharing. I've got a movement (maybe two) from #14 Sonata in E Major. Three lines so far. Any mountain can be climbed a step at a time.


Great! I love the sonata. How exciting!



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4) Scriabin op11 prelude #2 and #14 (Re do #2, new #14)
5) Bartok. 4 old tunes and Scherzo)
#2144921 - 09/05/13 10:57 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: CarlosCC]  
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How cool, Carlos! The video turned out great, and the piano sounded beautiful. Was that a look of relief on your face at the end? smile


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Originally Posted by MaryBee
How cool, Carlos! The video turned out great, and the piano sounded beautiful. Was that a look of relief on your face at the end? smile


Thanks.
in fact, I was pretty tired because I had to play the song a few times during the day ... But yes, it was the feeling of accomplishment.

And I agree with Allard: the video producers had little experience with pianists. They usually make videos for bands and singers.


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#2145095 - 09/06/13 06:57 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: Allard]  
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Carlos, Congrats! I've never listened to Einaudi before. It is beautiful, haunting and peaceful - and you really played it beautifully. Thank you.


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Great Video, Carlos! I could see you were really into the music as you were playing, and the result sounded fantastic! Congratulations on making the finals!

My AOTW is finally figuring out how to improve my hand position. This is a big deal for me, because it has been a limitation for my technical ability. I tend to play my thumb too open and too far out on the keys. As a result I end up reaching for the blacks. When I returned to piano as an adult, my first teacher taught me to play the thumb at the edge of the keys, and I have had a hard time changing that. That results in a flat hand and tension. After a year with my new teacher, I am still doing it. So- we chose pieces specifically to address this flaw.

Working on the Kuhlau Sonata and the Heller etude ultra-slowly, I have developed an awareness of where my thumb is playing at all times. Both pieces have Alberti base lines, and are in the key of C with occasional accidentals. By playing at the edge of or within the blacks I am developing a higher bridge and a more relaxed hand. They are easy pieces to play, but not easy to play well. I am learning a ton from them!

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Congrats Carlos!! I hope you win it all!!

That was a great performance!! Was this video aired on TV? It looks like a TV studio setting to me.


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SwissMS, it sounds like you've got a great teacher (I think we arrived at that conclusion a while ago though!)

Originally Posted by CarlosCC
Here is the video.
PS: The preview is not working... sorry.

Great job Carlos!

I was thinking (as I was looking at your hands) that you made it look easy. Then looking at your face and body language, it's plain to see how much of yourself you are putting into this, both in terms of emotion and level of concentration. It really shows through in the outcome.

BTW... what was messing you up on the preview is the "#t=10" at the end of the link. For whatever reason, you can't embed a video with a defined start time. You have to either do it as a hyperlink, or start at the beginning of the video if embedding.


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Congratulations Carlos...

I hope this somehow turns up you being able to make a living at piano.
I haven't forgotten your boss and getting you on the show. A good story for TV.

Wish you the best.


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Thank you Palmpirate, SwissMS, Amaruk, aTallGuyNH and rnaple smile

Now, testing the preview without the "#t=10" at the end:



Great! It works.


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That is so great, Carlos! I loved the music, and as others have said, you so obviously feel it and love it. Way to go.

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Congratulations Carlos. Wonderful performance. It's a beautiful piano too.



1) Bach c minor fantasy
2) Beethoven sonata g major 14 No. 2 (re do)
3) Chopin a flat major Ballade (schubert Impromptu A flat D935 No2)
4) Scriabin op11 prelude #2 and #14 (Re do #2, new #14)
5) Bartok. 4 old tunes and Scherzo)
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CarlosCC that is an inspiring video. It is a wonderful legacy piece. Even though you appear to be a young man, and may do many more such videos, this is one that you and your family will always have.

Sinophilia, I'll congratulate you here on ordering your new upright piano. You are already a solid pianist. The new instrument will help inspire you to bigger, better, higher, faster, whatever-er.

Week 78: I arrange John Denver's Annie's Song. I do four versions before I settle on something. Annie's Song is a short piece, 18 bars in my arrangement. It is remarkable how one short song can have so much impact. Even as an instrumental, the melody is remarkably simple, and yet packs a powerful punch. The lyrics are to die for. What else this week? Not much else. I continue maintaining some old pieces.

I rushed my recital piece, Avenue D to meet the deadline. I recorded about a week after the ink was dry on what notes I was going to play. In the weeks since, I have really taken to it, and am enjoying what I see as an elegant simplicity.

As an aside, there was a guy on local talk radio talking about the topic of CarlosCC's signature, don't play what's there, play what's not there. The space between the notes. The radio guy is doing some lectures on sculpture, how some greats talk about taking away everything that is not the sculpture. How the greats and see [and hear] so much quicker, so much more encompassing a vision than most others.

To me, it is the zen aspect of music. I get glimpses of it at times, and am grateful for that. I can see why the video producers spent so much time focused on Carlos' face. The fingers could have been any good competent pianist. The face, that could not be reproduced easily. I can understand why the one judge asked which conservatory Carlos attended (even though he is self taught.) The depth of emotion and expression is remarkable. At times the tune comes back to haunt me, and that is a credit to both the performer and the composer.

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I don't know if this is an achievement but it definitely got me excited. After some time off from learning to play, I got out the books and started playing yesterday. I noticed I read and played differently. I comprehended and played the notes faster! Actually played the notes correctly without guessing the note locations (1/2, 1/3 up or down) if that makes any sense. I didn't have to guess the notes my fingers actually played it before knew it! Hope that made sense!


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Originally Posted by warlock214
I don't know if this is an achievement but it definitely got me excited. After some time off from learning to play, I got out the books and started playing yesterday. I noticed I read and played differently. I comprehended and played the notes faster! Actually played the notes correctly without guessing the note locations (1/2, 1/3 up or down) if that makes any sense. I didn't have to guess the notes my fingers actually played it before knew it! Hope that made sense!


Something has obviously "sunk in" to your head during the fallow period! Learning often happens like that, doesn't it?
It's like learning to read. You're not spelling out every word now, you can read the story. Well done! Onward and upward!

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This has made me quite excited. This week's comment in my book after I played what I had been working on:

"this is fantastic! Astonishing progress over this year"

Nothing makes me smile like a nice comment does. I worked really hard to make it as perfect as possible. I have the warm and fuzzies.

Now I just have to make next week's piece excellent. Let the practice commence.


Complete Beginner August 2012
'Play Piano' Book 1 - finished
'Play Piano' Book 2 - finished
Grade 1 Sight Reading - finished
Grade 1 Exam Pieces
Grade 1 Scales
The Easy Piano Collection Classical Gold
Yamaha U3
#2146766 - 09/09/13 06:30 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]  
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Ciao a tutti! I'm back! smile Nice to see I was missed smile

Welcome to Rik51 Jaymes and Jessiebear, hope you enjoy the AOTW fellowship!


Farmgirl your experience at SummerKeys sounds delightful!
Everyone seems happy and back to lessons - except me --- boohoo sniff, ....but I start up again next week!!! I can't wait !

Carlos - your video was wonderful! It was easy to see how "in the zone" and focused you are - I loved watching and listening - thank you so much for sharing this very special adventure with us!

Giacomo... can I have pink booties please?


I have no piano achievements to report - in fact it is the first time since I started playing that I have gone a full 14 days without playing....wow

Today I will sit myself down and get some work in - I want to be properly ready for my first lesson!




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Cheryl, welcome back! We missed you.



1) Bach c minor fantasy
2) Beethoven sonata g major 14 No. 2 (re do)
3) Chopin a flat major Ballade (schubert Impromptu A flat D935 No2)
4) Scriabin op11 prelude #2 and #14 (Re do #2, new #14)
5) Bartok. 4 old tunes and Scherzo)
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Originally Posted by FarmGirl
Cheryl, welcome back! We missed you.


smile Thanks FarmGirl --- it was good to have a break (total break, - no internet, email, cell phone, piano - zip, nada, niente!) but is is good to be back too!



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Welcome back, Cheryl! You were missed. I hope you had a great vacation.

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