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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2801319
01/12/19 05:01 PM
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Yes, that was a ton of fun! So unbelievably amazing that we can video chat and play music like that across the ocean in 3 countries, 2 continents. Just astonishing!

The second was Piazzolla, Milonga del Angel. I have that and the Liszt (and others) recorded on my YouTube channel.

The Rach was Devine, Moo! I think it's on my "Someday" list (yes, I actually do have a "Someday" list!)

Hope to do it again soon.


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Chopin 28:15
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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2801352
01/12/19 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by cmb13
Yes, that was a ton of fun! So unbelievably amazing that we can video chat and play music like that across the ocean in 3 countries, 2 continents. Just astonishing!

The second was Piazzolla, Milonga del Angel. I have that and the Liszt (and others) recorded on my YouTube channel.

The Rach was Devine, Moo! I think it's on my "Someday" list (yes, I actually do have a "Someday" list!)

Hope to do it again soon.

The Piazzolla was very nice. I have no idea who he is so will have to look him up. The Rach I knew, but Moo : ) did it so well.

BTW, re: Consolation No. 3, a new PW member is asking about whether it is too hard for them to learn over in Pianist Corner and someone pointed out is is RCM 10! Wow. But regardless, you did a very impressive job with it. I'd think you'd want to keep this one in your fingers and not let it fade out of your repertoire smile


across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2801360
01/12/19 07:15 PM
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Right, it was this morning. Oups. Well, I was sleeping anyway. ^^"

Hope I could join on other occasions.


My piano journey from day 1
Started piano on February 2016.
Pieces I'm working on :
- Rameau, Les Sauvages
- (Classical piece TBD)
- Chopin, nocturne op. posth. in C# minor
- Debussy, Golliwog's cakewalk
- Pozzoli, E.R. 427, etude no. 6
Re: Online Piano Party [Re: CadenzaVvi] #2801363
01/12/19 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CadenzaVvi
Right, it was this morning. Oups. Well, I was sleeping anyway. ^^"

Hope I could join on other occasions.

We thought about you though! Were your ears ringing? smile


across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2801376
01/12/19 08:48 PM
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Maybe in my sleep. But I'm a heavy sleeper. I didn't notice. :P


My piano journey from day 1
Started piano on February 2016.
Pieces I'm working on :
- Rameau, Les Sauvages
- (Classical piece TBD)
- Chopin, nocturne op. posth. in C# minor
- Debussy, Golliwog's cakewalk
- Pozzoli, E.R. 427, etude no. 6
Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2801484
01/13/19 08:48 AM
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Sounds like it was great fun: sorry I missed it!

Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2801488
01/13/19 09:00 AM
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Maybe we'll do it again in a couple of months, as winder winds down.

With regards to the format, we spoke for most of the time, played a little. We didn't prepare much ahead of time, so it was very informal. I liked that. There was no pressure to have a perfect performance, just to play a little for one another. Moo and I each played two pieces; the others weren't yet ready but will be very soon.

Zoom was excellent in terms of formatting and video quality; it even highlighted the person currently speaking on the main screen which was really cool (I used a MacBook). It also allows for all kinds of formats (computer, phone, iPad). It was also free, but limited to 40 min. It allowed us to extend that as a trial. We could, of course have ended and resumed another meeting if needed.

The limiting factor was sound quality. On my second piece, I used my external mic, which the others said made a big difference. I'm not sure if there is a similar format that allows better audio quality......would be interested in finding out. I do suspect the limitation may be bandwidth, or bit rate / compression, but can't be sure.


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Chopin 28:15
Tchaikovsky Seasons: October

"You Can Never Have Too Many Dream Pianos" -Thad Carhart
Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2801517
01/13/19 11:40 AM
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Sorry I missed you yesterday. I hadn't been up long enough anyway. I did stop in to look for the meeting ID, but I guess I'm the unlucky one in that more often than not, the site hangs for me. I click on a post, go do something else, and then come back and hope the page is up.

As for setup, I'd like to use the camera I already have since it's already in place, but I'll need extra cable/software to use it as a webcam. Not sure what sort of compression Zoom applies to the feed. Does it vary between free and paid version?

Another option would be to meet in one of the practice rooms on Discord, no video though, just audio. However, the audio quality there is sometimes lacking.


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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2801519
01/13/19 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by cmb13
The limiting factor was sound quality. On my second piece, I used my external mic, which the others said made a big difference. I'm not sure if there is a similar format that allows better audio quality......would be interested in finding out. I do suspect the limitation may be bandwidth, or bit rate / compression, but can't be sure.

I just found this feature of Zoom a minute ago. Perhaps we could try turning off the echo cancellation and post processing in Zoom. That might have a positive effect when playing music, since those features apply to speech anyways. This explains how all this works in Zoom.


across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
Re: Online Piano Party [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2801532
01/13/19 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
I just found this feature of Zoom a minute ago. Perhaps we could try turning off the echo cancellation and post processing in Zoom. That might have a positive effect when playing music, since those features apply to speech anyways. This explains how all this works in Zoom.

You're such a tech whiz! smile That could be it. Let's try it next time.


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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: bSharp(C)yclist] #2801672
01/13/19 07:44 PM
01/13/19 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
Sorry I missed you yesterday. I hadn't been up long enough anyway. I did stop in to look for the meeting ID, but I guess I'm the unlucky one in that more often than not, the site hangs for me. I click on a post, go do something else, and then come back and hope the page is up.

As for setup, I'd like to use the camera I already have since it's already in place, but I'll need extra cable/software to use it as a webcam. Not sure what sort of compression Zoom applies to the feed. Does it vary between free and paid version?

Another option would be to meet in one of the practice rooms on Discord, no video though, just audio. However, the audio quality there is sometimes lacking.


Sorry we missed you - and I thought you’d have your ride in already by 8 am PST. I’ve also been having trouble w the site.


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Boston 118 PE

Working On
Chopin 28:15
Tchaikovsky Seasons: October

"You Can Never Have Too Many Dream Pianos" -Thad Carhart
Re: Online Piano Party [Re: Sibylle] #2804507
01/20/19 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Sibylle
Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
I just found this feature of Zoom a minute ago. Perhaps we could try turning off the echo cancellation and post processing in Zoom. That might have a positive effect when playing music, since those features apply to speech anyways. This explains how all this works in Zoom.

You're such a tech whiz! smile That could be it. Let's try it next time.

I set things up with "using the original sound," and will be trying it out live with my piano tomorrow. It appears that a subscriber has to set up the "use original sound" option, then everyone one who connects in can then use the option. But if there isn't a subscriber starting the call who has turned on the "use original sound" option, then no one can use it on that call. It's Zoom's tricky way of getting people to subscribe instead of using the free service, I guess.


across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2804527
01/20/19 10:16 PM
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Keep us posted!


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Chopin 28:15
Tchaikovsky Seasons: October

"You Can Never Have Too Many Dream Pianos" -Thad Carhart
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