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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2704664
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Thanks, Alexander and Marie! I hear you about the stretching, particularly the left hand. I don't have big hands. I've seen others on youtube where they do 5, 2, 1, 2, basically flip over the wrist during the vi-IV-I-V progression. I have to do that with Fm, but for D♭, A♭ and E♭ I do 5, 3, 2, 1 and do more of an arm rotation/sweep - not sure what's the correct term. I tried doing the flip over the thumb for these chords, but it just didn't feel comfortable.

Fortunately, this isn't an issue during the second half of the piece.

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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2704694
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Really nice job on I Giorni, bSharp!! It's such a pretty piece... it's one of the ten or so I try to keep memorized at all times. smile


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2704851
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bSharp(C)yclist, very nice!! Like Monica, this is one of the pieces I have on my constant-maintenance list, although I haven't ever really recorded it. I should do that...

I'm also looking forward to hearing your Nuvole Bianche. That is another one I always keep playable (and as I recall, the recording I shared in an ABF recital a while back was a true "fly by the seat of my pants" performance, might be due for a re-take...)

Is the AvantGrand a new instrument for you? How do you like it?


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: bSharp(C)yclist] #2704866
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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist

Here is a new recording I did of I Giorni, on a Yamaha AvantGrand N2.

SoundCloud - I Giorni


Beautiful job on this piece and it sounds great on your new piano!


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2704887
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Thanks Monica, Shiro and Linda. Yes, the N2 is new. I got it back in October. I'm really enjoying it. It's hard to go back and use the YDP-181, it feels all plasticky. I always struggled practicing on it and then going to my lesson and practicing on a baby grand. Now it's a little bit easier, but all pianos seem to feel different. The other thing I like about the N2 is that I think I can get a better dynamic range with it.

Some have suggested that I have should have waited for the N2X, which will be out this year I think. However, I think it will be pretty expensive, compared to what you can get the N2 now. I did have a little scare with the N2. One of the keys broke - not the key itself, but the action behind it. It was easily fixed under warranty. Just a bad part the technician said. It snapped along the glue/woodgrain line.

I hope to get a good recording. If not February then May. It's hard to get to the speed I would like and not flub something. I have to admit, I have a hard time controlling the energy that goes through me as I'm playing the piece. I end up playing too fast at the climax and my fingers fall apart, or slip on the flats .. bah! smile


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2704915
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Yes I agree it sounded very nice! Keep it up.

I have trouble with that transition between pianos also. The feel can be so different between a digital, an upright and a grand.


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2706643
01/20/18 12:46 AM
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Thanks, cmb13.

For you Einaudi fans. The 100th issue of Pianist Magazine will include an Einaudi piece, according to the video below. Can't wait to see which piece it is smile I recently subscribed to the digital version.

Edit - it looks like it's going to be Song for Gavin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDUdBlgLHUE

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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2706770
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Thanks for the heads up re Pianist Magazine!

Also, congratulations on your new instrument! I'm glad you are enjoying it!

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I end up playing too fast at the climax and my fingers fall apart


I know exactly what you mean! One thing you might do is set up a metronome and play through that section, forcing yourself to stick with the metronome's pulse and not play to fast. And also the flip side of that, which is to set the metronome just above how fast you can comfortably play it, and push past the tempo barrier. That way, if you speed up a little you won't spin out of control and your fingers will be bale to keep up with the tempo in your head. This is not to say that it doesn't matter if you speed up, sometimes that's definitely the wrong thing to do. Other times, though, a natural sort of increase near the end fits with the overall piece. But what matters is that you're not getting ahead of your fingers.

Also, I've been reading a lot about interleaved practice lately, and applying some of those techniques might help you. I feel like doing the interleaving helps me to be more competent on sections where I was previously shakier....

If you're not familiar with the idea, here are some places you might start:

https://bulletproofmusician.co...disappear-overnight/


https://bulletproofmusician.co...kills-twice-as-fast/

https://www.hornsociety.org/ge...letter/1085-kageyama


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2706780
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Thanks, Shiro! I'll definitely check those links out. I've been using more of the metronome this week and that has certainly helped. It's harder when not using it because I can easily get ahead of myself ;0 I've been working on starting slower and softer, and making sure I don't get too fast too early, otherwise, I'll be way too fast at the end.


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: bSharp(C)yclist] #2708916
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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
Thanks, cmb13.

For you Einaudi fans. The 100th issue of Pianist Magazine will include an Einaudi piece, according to the video below. Can't wait to see which piece it is smile I recently subscribed to the digital version.

Edit - it looks like it's going to be Song for Gavin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDUdBlgLHUE


I am sub anyway, so it matters little, but if anyone is on the fence to just buy a copy for this song, I'd say skip it.

Ultimately, by pianist magazine standards that was very much an anticlimax considering it was a headline plug, to get extra people to buy the issue perhaps and attract buyers outside the classical realm.

I'll sum it up:

1) You get the score.

2) Just a few notes at the top which state all notes are in reach of a single hand span and some extras. As for the hands span this is true for the melody, but that is not true at all for the Bass line for average sized hands. Other than that no extra analysis, unlike a lot of the classical pieces which are analysed bar by bar, and in depth, you'll find none of that.

I was looking forward to it, because intonation is a big part of this piece , how to get the desired sound and harmonics to come through.

3) As for the included performance, since we expect the highest standard from the magazine. I wasn't even that keen on it. Sure, a lot of it is interpretation, it was still a nice performance, but I've heard many by the man himself with deviations from the score, all as pleasing as the next. In this case the use of rubato is a bit excessive, there are a lot of phrases where there is too much slow down at the end, so overall, in parts, it just lacks a bit of flow IMHO. There are some nice sections too and use of dynamics, but I rather have the Einaudi versions, he never does this to that degree in this piece anyway, but to each their own I guess.

Perhaps it is a hard take on it, but I am speaking from the heart so to speak. smile


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2708932
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Sorry, I hope I didn't make you buy it unnecessarily ;0 I just recently subscribed to the digital version. I have yet to listen to all of the Einaudi piece. I first listened to the Burgmuller piece last night because my teacher just assigned me the same piece this past Saturday. I feel like the Pianist version speeds up and slows down more than the RCM version. But that's just interpretation. I don't think either is right or wrong - they both sound nice.


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