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Waltz Themed Recital - Call for Submissions
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The Waltz Themed Recital is now open for submissions!

Believe it or not, it’s time for the much postponed recital hosted by the Piano World Adult Beginners Forum! smile The recital will be posted some time on the 18th of March, which means that submissions must be in by 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, March 17. 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).

Editing or digital alteration of your performance (other than minor edits such as trimming long silences at the end or beginning of the piece) is counter to the 'live recital' spirit of the AB Forum Recital and is thus strongly discouraged. In any event, any editing should be disclosed in the "additional information" section of the recital submission template.

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 the software does not cope well with international characters, so please convert any such characters to standard American characters. 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 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, I strongly encourage you 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 STANDARD TIME on March 17, 2018.

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

Think "consistency of concrete." smirk

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.

An AB Forum Recital FAQ thread exists that contains this and other information. Should you have any questions at all on what to do or how to do it, do not hesitate 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

Last edited by Schubertian; 03/04/18 04:10 PM.

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Re: Waltz Themed Recital - Call for Submissions
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Hey Schubertian... When you set up the Waltz recital, you forgot to change the email address for the recital admin. I've been getting the confirmation emails. You may want to make that change, so that if anybody ends up having trouble with their submission and clicks on the "email the admin" button it will go to you--especially as I will be out of the country for a week or so and not checking my email. smile

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In your second paragraph, it states only 1 recording can be submitted. I think this is the standard language for the quarterly recitals but does not apply to the themed recitals.



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Originally Posted by PianogrlNW
In your second paragraph, it states only 1 recording can be submitted. I think this is the standard language for the quarterly recitals but does not apply to the themed recitals.

Oh, I guess you're right - I'll change that - setting up the software for this was delirium of cutting and pasting -


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Did I see a thread that showed who had already uploaded their file/s submitted? Perhaps I was mistaken?

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Beemer, if you follow the link to the recital submission start page, on that page there's a link near the top that allows you to view the current submission entries. Is that what you mean?

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Originally Posted by Beemer
Did I see a thread that showed who had already uploaded their file/s submitted? Perhaps I was mistaken?


Not a thread that I am aware of, but if you go to the recital submission page: http://recitals.pianoworld.com/ , at the top it says "There are currently X submitted pieces" followed by a "Show me" link you can click to see the list of pieces submitted so far


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Bumping this thread. Just started to record today and figured it may be prime time for others as well over this weekend. Also, as gentle reminder I suppose. One down one to go. The other will be more challenging to record and will start working on that tomorrow. Nice line up so far.

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Thanks Greener


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In other recitals I see that the contributors added their own comments. Is this not a feature of this Waltz recital?

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I'm pretty sure that I added a comment when I submitted my entry...

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On reflection I think I might have added a few words too! I was just that I have not been listening to the main recital performances until this week and was surprised at the large amount of comments some folk had added.

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With that submission code that was mailed to you when you submitted your piece, you can go in and view and edit your comments (and other details). If you only do some editing without uploading a new MP3, you won't even lose your place in the queue. Only if you upload a new MP3, will your entry be moved to the back of the queue.

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Thanks for that edit information

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My piano received a fresh tuning yesterday, so I made my recordings this morning. Since I submitted Adriana to the quarterly, I had to come up with two new waltzes for this recital! It looks like we have a good line up!

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I'm so sorry everyone. My mother was suddenly and seriously ill all through January and February and I wasn't able to practice for those months as I was away and caring for her. Thankfully my mum is on the mend now, but my waltz piece is no where near ready so I won't be submitting.

Look forward to hearing everyone else's pieces.

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Glad to hear your mother is recovering Valencia, I'm sure that was very difficult for you all


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Sorry about your mother V - best wishes for her and for you

The great thing about the forum is there is always another recital a month of two away so if you want you can always submit the piece on another recital


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I'll try to get the Recital up as soon as I can.

I have not been able to connect to the server where the mp3 files are located


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Hmmm.....waiting w headphones smile. Thanks in advance for all the hard work!


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