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Joined: Jan 2005 Posts: 1,663Elssa
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Thanks, Amaruk. Yes, I always make up my own arrangements.. Sometimes I play by ear and other times might take a basic lead sheet and reharmonize the chords, add in runs & fills, etc. I really enjoyed your "Ave Maria" - cool arrangement and video, as always!
I loved your "Ave Maria", too, Candlelightpiano.. beautiful flow - mesmerizing to listen to.
TheodorN: That was a terrific version of my favorite Elvis song.
Woodog: What a terrific performance, warts and all. It wouldn't be as human without the warts, frankly, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching and listening to you, especially at 6:06 at the crashing chords! Made the whole piece seem more human, which is what Beethoven was to me, the most human of all composers, the greatest composer of all time. You did justice to the great man!
I had to put it up as it was because I have a tendency to shy away from playing in public, even though I've been in bands and a church musician for EVER. Go figure...
It's a strange mixture of wanting to share the music, but getting freaked out the minute I think anyone might be listening. Don't know if that makes sense or not... but it's certainly NOT a healthy way to go about this music thing.
That's another reason I was looking forward to the recital, because I had braced myself, psyched myself up and was feeling good about being able to play for my fellow students, knowing that there would be mistakes, knowing that I would get nervous, rush, whatever, and feeling okay about that too. It was a good feeling and I was so bummed out that I didn't get to go through with it.
So when my son showed up with his friend unexpectedly - and both of them are anything BUT classical music buffs, LOL... I figured that was the next best thing, to record it and send it to the folks who were in the recital as well as my teacher.
again, thanks for the compliment! made me grin inwardly today!
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Lady Payne- beautiful Candlelight= for some reason I couldn’t see Canon- Pianonewbi1- Winter Light is one of my favorite pieces. You played it very well Ave Maria- this is a very pretty piece and you play it so well. TheodorN- Can’t Help Falling in Love- you played very well Elssa- Waltz of the Flowers- lovely!:) Woodog- you played it very well!
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After a long break, I've finally decided to upload another video. I'm the proud owner of a Yamaha P105 portable piano, which is a decent upgrade from another Yamaha keyboard (that didn't have full piano keys).
A short background about me: almost 3 years of piano (mostly self taught), and in the last couple of months I've been learning to read sheet music, with the help of a piano teacher
Thanks, Augustina, on my Ave Maria. Really appreciate your kind comments.
Tequilla85: Beautiful rendition of River Flows in You. You have a lovely touch. Maybe it could be a tad bit faster in the middle section but otherwise, it's definitely getting there. For someone who is only learning to read music, you're doing fabulous. Plenty of notes to read in this piece! Keep the music coming!
Chopin Op 28 No 4. I was more concerned about doing the recording than the playing Input would be appreciated, my upright isn't that great, and I'm still not sure I've got the mic setup right. (Fishtank and dog don't help either...)