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Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions #2126314
08/01/13 09:59 AM
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Recital #31 is now open for submissions!

Believe it or not, it’s time for the 31st quarterly “Beginners and Beyond” recital hosted by the Piano World Adult Beginners Forum! smile The recital will be posted some time on the 15th of August, which means that the submissions must be in by 9:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, August 14. Please note this deadline is very firm; I cannot start working on the recital until it is closed, and once it is closed, no new entries can be added.

While any and all styles of music are welcome, we do ask that it be piano related. Only one recording may be submitted per forum member (although that recording may consist of a medley of two or more very short related pieces).

If you are fairly new to the piano, please do not be intimidated by some of the talent here in the ABF. We all consider ourselves to be beginners even though we may have been playing for some time. And, we LOVE to hear recordings from folks new to the keyboard. So even if you’re on your first Alfred’s method book, we would *really* enjoy hearing from you. heart

Recital submissions must be in MP3 format. The maximum size of the file is 20 MB. We recommend encoding the recording at 192 kbs with a constant bitrate, as that works best with the online streaming player. At that bitrate, a 20 MB file works out to be about 7-9 minutes in length. Your recording will be normalized when placed in the consolidated zip files, but your original link will still be available for those who want it.

If you are new to recording your music, there are several threads in the forum archives that address the ways and means. See the "Important Topics in the AB Forum" thread stickied at the top of the AB forum page. Audacity is an excellent free recording application that can be used.

If you’re new to the forum and the recitals, I encourage you to browse through a few of the past recitals to see what they’re like. An easy way to find past recitals is to use Sam S.’s extremely helpful recital index, located here:

http://recitals.pianoworld.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page


Submitting Your Recording:

We will be using again the absolutely marvelous automatic web-based recital program that mahlzeit wrote for us. You will upload your mp3 file to the recital server as part of the recital submission process.

When you have your mp3 file ready, go to:

http://recitals.pianoworld.com/


and follow the instructions there. Please note that this URL reflects our new permanent home for all the recital files. Once you have uploaded your info to the automated recital software, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You will have the opportunity to revise your submission any time up until the deadline. If you have any problems at all using the new website, or if you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a few hours, just PM me. If you have not participated in past recitals using this software, you may want to submit your recital piece at least a day in advance in case you run into any problems with it.

The recital website uses the following submission template to be filled out along with your attached music file. You may want to have your responses to these fields prepared in advance so all you have to do is cut and paste:

Performer's Name: {forum ID and real name if you’d like}
Where you are located: {optional}
Avatar image link: {optional}
Experience: {Yrs/Mos of piano playing experience}
Link to YouTube or other video: {optional}
Home page link: {optional}
Title of piece/composer:
Source of music: {sheet music, improvised score, play-by-ear, etc}
Instrument used: {Piano make, keyboard model, etc.}
Recording method: {audacity, Zoom, digital to PC, etc.}
Constructive technical feedback wanted: {Yes/No}
Additional Info: {Your thoughts on the piece, what you had for lunch, etc.}


The due date for all submissions is 9:00 pm US EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME on August 14, 2013.


Did I mention that the 9:00 pm deadline was firm?

Think "consistency of concrete." smokin

By submitting a piece to the recital, you are certifying that it is a recording of your own performance.

Again, the recital order will be presented in the order the pieces were received, so the sooner you send in your piece, the higher you will be on the list! You can revise your entries on the template (e.g., thoughts about your piece, adding YouTube links, and the like) any time and not lose your place in the recital queue, but if you resubmit your recording at any time, for any reason, you will be bumped to the end of the list.

Should anyone have any questions at all on what to do or how to do it, this is the place to ask. Remember, there are NO stupid questions, as we have a steady flow of new members in AB Forum for whom this is their first recital, so your questions will probably help to eliminate other members’ problems. Please ask away! smile

Let's all go out and brave that Red Dot and share a lot of beautiful music! thumb

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Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Monica K.] #2126320
08/01/13 10:04 AM
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Yeah, just before my meeting!


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Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Monica K.] #2126328
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In at three ... I'll be taking another crack at it tonight though.

I'll be quite happy to give up this spot if I can get a better take. It has been a frustrating endeavor to date.

Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Monica K.] #2126332
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so, only mp3 sound file, no video file is accepted?

Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Mae L] #2126337
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Whew! You guys are fast! I am in at no. 8. I left my computer for a quick practice, and came back to see the recital was open and there were five entries! By the time I finished uploading mine, there were two more.

Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Monica K.] #2126339
08/01/13 10:43 AM
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I will be in late, this time. My piece isn't even completely learned yet. But I'll be in, no matter what. I refuse to break my streak, even if it's a pretty short streak,n.


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Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Mae L] #2126341
08/01/13 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Mae L
so, only mp3 sound file, no video file is accepted?


The mp3 sound file is required. A video is optional. If you only have a video you can extract the audio from that.

Sam

Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Monica K.] #2126348
08/01/13 10:59 AM
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I'm in at 10!


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Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Mae L] #2126360
08/01/13 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Mae L
so, only mp3 sound file, no video file is accepted?


Mae, if you have a video you can put it up on youtube with a link.


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Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Monica K.] #2126365
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Crap, submissions opened during a meeting. I'm in with number 14.


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Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Monica K.] #2126370
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I have a recording of my own composition "The Dancing Swan" ready, but will only be able to upload it in a few hours, or tomorrow.
The video is already online; I linked it on the "Composers Lounge" forum.

Is it ok to submit more than one piece? I thought maybe I could try to produce a decent recording of the Beethoven Sonata I played on the European Piano Party. But I haven't recorded it yet.


My grand piano is a Yamaha.
Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: patH] #2126371
08/01/13 11:52 AM
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I think you can only submit two pieces if they are on the same mp3 file. Just a single submission is allowed.


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Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Monica K.] #2126372
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patH, only one submission per person per recital is accepted. You can use the sonata for the next recital. smile

Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: sinophilia] #2126373
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Originally Posted by sinophilia
I think you can only submit two pieces if they are on the same mp3 file. Just a single submission is allowed.


Right. And the two pieces should be a medley of related, shorter pieces; e.g., you wouldn't want to pair a five minute Einaudi piece with a 6 minute Schubert just to skirt around the rules of only having a single submission per person. wink


Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: sinophilia] #2126374
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Ah yes. I just read the paragraph in the opening post.

"While any and all styles of music are welcome, we do ask that it be piano related. Only one recording may be submitted per forum member (although that recording may consist of a medley of two or more very short related pieces)."

So it will only be a composition of my own. And since the Beethoven Sonata has three movements, I will not post it in one recital.


My grand piano is a Yamaha.
Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Monica K.] #2126375
08/01/13 11:56 AM
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I just noticed I forgot to duck in the telephone booth and turn into my superpower ABForumRecital alter ego to make this thread. How embarrassing. whome

Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Peyton] #2126410
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Originally Posted by Peyton
Originally Posted by Mae L
so, only mp3 sound file, no video file is accepted?


Mae, if you have a video you can put it up on youtube with a link.


Hi Peyton,

Even I have a YouTube link, I still need to extract it to MP3 for submission. It would be more fun to listen and watch at the same time than just listening to the audio.

~Mae

Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Monica K.] #2126414
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Mae, if you use a search engine for "youtube to mp3" you'll find countless free websites that can make an mp3 from your Youtube video. I just used the first one. Easy!


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Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: patH] #2126435
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Originally Posted by patH
Ah yes. I just read the paragraph in the opening post.

"While any and all styles of music are welcome, we do ask that it be piano related. Only one recording may be submitted per forum member (although that recording may consist of a medley of two or more very short related pieces)."

So it will only be a composition of my own. And since the Beethoven Sonata has three movements, I will not post it in one recital.


The sonata - I believe - would be ok as it is ONE piece with three movements. I am pretty sure others have done pieces with 2 or 3 movements in the past.


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Re: Recital #31 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Allard] #2126443
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Originally Posted by Allard
Mae, if you use a search engine for "youtube to mp3" you'll find countless free websites that can make an mp3 from your Youtube video. I just used the first one. Easy!


Hi Allard,

Thanks. I do that all the times with a software converting AVCHD into different audio or video formats directly. But I was just saying that it is better to submit the video clips at well because recital should be "watchable" and it's more fun.

~Mae

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