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Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2737257
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I'll get back with other comments in a bit but I had to nip this one right away - Ralph, I'm afraid you may need to listen again.....the prior roar of the small block LS2 has been substituted for the wail of the water cooled 3.4 flat six. smile


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Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2737263
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89. chopinoholic (Paul de Koning) - Nocturne Opus 27 no.2 D flat major

Wow, that was beautiful. Great job. Looks incredibly difficult!

90. Whizbang (Chris) - Pastime Rag #2

That was fun to listen to. Well done. I liked the clapping effects too ;0

91. Bach to the Future - "Norse Song", Album of the Youth

The "wall" piano sounds great smile Nice job on the Schumann piece.


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Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Claudemir] #2737270
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Originally Posted by Claudemir
Thank you. Nice that you've liked. I'm working hard to get better. Do you remember something that I can improve in this piece?


I am only 3 years into learning piano, and, am self taught. So, I lack a lot of the knowledge about music that other in this forum might possess. Generally, I am somewhat of a holistic listener, developing my impressions from the overall performance. I am not as attentive to the fine details as I am to the overall impression. So, I did not remember any things you could improve upon.

I do appreciate your desire to hear and consider specific feedback. I am that way myself. So, I returned to your piece and tried to pay more attention to details. I liked it as much the second time as I did the first.

The only matter that I think could be improved is your control of the rate of change in dynamics. The crescendos at 2:42 minutes, and again at 4:09 minutes both seemed to have minor changes in the rate at which the sound level changed. Instead of smoothly progressing upwards, the crescendos advanced in jumps instead of smoothly. I was distracted by the jumps and think other listeners might also be distracted by them.

Nothing said here changes the fact that I enjoyed hearing you play. You did well!

On a different matter, I notice that you used a different forum identity(Claudemir) to pose this question than the identity you used to submit your piece(Pianist685). If that is correct, please check the forum rules to see the limitations on persons having multiple identities on this forum. I think it might be prohibited, in which case you may need to make corrections to your identity.


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Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: cmb13] #2737272
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Originally Posted by cmb13
I'll get back with other comments in a bit but I had to nip this one right away - Ralph, I'm afraid you may need to listen again.....the prior roar of the small block LS2 has been substituted for the wail of the water cooled 3.4 flat six. smile


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Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Claudemir] #2737281
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Originally Posted by Claudemir
Thank you. Nice that you've liked. I'm working hard to get better. Do you remember something that I can improve in this piece?


Hi Claudemir, you did not ask me, but your request for feedback made me check your submission out... I have only had a little free time to actually listen to the recital since it got posted so I have only cherry picked a few.

My impressions:

Pros: Very, very clean and a very crystal melody. I cannot stress how impressed I am when people can nail each note solidly! You also come across as a calm performer. Really musical!

Cons: Something you start with in your waltz that is shared with ragtime is a bass-chord alternation (or in this case, bass-chord-chord alternation).

In a dance, you really want the downbeat to resonate so that you provide the pulse and keep the music moving forward, but, as in ragtime, your chords are often kind of clustered in a block and this makes it really easy for them to overpower single notes or octaves in the bass. Instead of going OOM-pa-pa, you end up going OOM-CHUNK-CHUNK. This may have just been starting nerves, coz you kinda ease out as the piece goes forward. This is the main thing I think I can contribute, since this also is such a strong element of the music I work with.

I enjoyed your performance a lot.


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Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: zrtf90] #2737292
05/16/18 09:32 PM
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50. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - Moments Musicaux No. 3
This is absolutely beautiful, Ellen. I'm listening repeatedly despite 99 alternatives! The swell and fall in M7-8 is gorgeous.

You have taken the accented chords in M21 as piano on both occasions so it looks like an artistic choice, perhaps an echo effect, I think it detracts a little from the piano that follows in M23 but that's just an opinion.

I know you're working on the pedal and that may be why in the main figure of the piece, the first (principal) note in M3, marked staccato, is coming out legato in some of the repeats. It's fine in M20 and similar but it's more noticeable in M43-44 and the coda where the dynamics are softer and a little more air may be needed.

Really great job, though, a very compelling performance. I'm inspired to go back to this piece myself.

Richard, I very much appreciate your listening to the MM and your comments. I notice in the Impromptu and Fantasy that Schubert liberally uses the staccato and I am wondering if it means something a bit different. Semi-detached, no pedal, then pedal? I will be working on these pieces at piano camp next week and will investigate the meaning.

I played Staendchen as a duet - another great Schubert piece. I enjoyed your performance.



Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2737296
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12. Pianist685 (Constantin) - Adagio from Sonata Pathetique, Op. 13
A very moving performance of the ultimate masterpiece. Every note perfect. Bravo!!!

14. Alan Chandler (akc42) - Pathetique Sonata Op 13 2nd Movement (Adagio Cantabile)
Wow, a double Pathetique day! Wonderful! Funny thing: While I was listening to your Youtube performance, the phone rang, and I answered and took the phone to my wife and helped her with it. When I came back to the computer, Pathetique was still playing, and I thought - this guy is no beginner, he sounds like a pro, it's perfect. Then I realized - Youtube had gone on to the next video, by Lundi. Still, yours is good. Well done.

17. cmb13 - Craig - Consolation 3 in Db - Lento Placido
Very nice, Craig, I enjoyed listening to it. I must say - pieces like this intimidate me with 4 against 6, and both hands playing simultaneously in different worlds. You hung in there and executed - and made some beautiful music. Well done.

23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5)
Oh, how I envy you being able to play this piece. I love it - the passion, the drama. You brought it all out so well. Wonderful playing!

25. Jerzyk19 - O Mio Babbino Caro
Wonderful! To me, Puccini's great aria's are deeply moving, powerful, memorable. I love piano arrangements of them. Well played, I really liked it.

26. Ael M. (aelmabalod) - Arabesque no. 1
Well done. I love this piece with all those flowing arpeggios. The crickets don't hurt, really. I imagine their chirpings as being micro-applause.

28. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Waltz Am Posth. N. 19 (B 150)
Well done, Cheryl, very flowing and lyrical. I loved it!

33. Ralph L. - Ballad Pour Adeline
Love that tune! Isn't it fun to play with a backing track? I do it a lot. That's a good track you created, and you are in perfect sync with it throughout. Well done.

34. dynamobt/Marilyn - Op 26 Theme and Var I
Majestic, stately, makes me want to stand up. Glad you did not let the surgery stop you from tackling this piece. Well done.

36. Tubbie0075 - Mozart Sonata K331, 1st Movement
Wow, that was terrific playing, high energy to the end. Bravo!

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Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2737304
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19. Peyton - Message From Space- Music For a Moon Landing

Playing ragtime? No, making music is where it is at. You have got some serious CarlosCC "letting the piano be beautiful" moments there and I really liked your piece.


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Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2737311
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I finally found some free time to listen and comment on the recital submissions.
I've always been meaning to comment even for past recitals, but I somehow never found time.
I'll try and go through all the submissions this time smile

01. Teddy J. - Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 (Excerpt)
Good effort for such a short time at the piano! And since you asked for constructive criticism, I'll offer some.
If you plan to keep working on the Ballade, I would suggest that you slow waaay down. Practice it at one-third or one-fourth of the tempo of your recording.
Also, I generally find that it helps to practice any piece at the tempo of the most challenging section instead of varying the tempo. For example, you play the easy parts quite fast, but the harder parts slowly and haltingly. As you keep playing in this manner, the easy parts will become more and more fluent, but the harder sections tend to stay where they are as you'll keep slowing down to play them. So if you keep the tempo more steady, you'll be able to gradually and uniformly play faster, and it'll sound a lot more coherent.
I would also more strongly suggest that you take up easier pieces in parallel. You could easily have learned 4-5 less challenging pieces and made them sound really good in the time it took you to learn this, since you obviously have a good knack for the piano.
I hope that you will keep at it smile

02. SMA55 (Shepherd) - Romance
That was great! Very nicely played. The audio and video were also very crisp and professional. The voicing of the melody line was very elegant.
I really like the sound of your piano. Very rich and full tone. Perfect for music from the romantic era.
I agree with you, the lyrical and less showy pieces by Liszt are really nice. Although I wouldn't say no to listening to some of his etudes and rhapsodies smile
I haven't learned any Liszt pieces as of yet. I was thinking of either this one (S.169 right?) or one of the Consolations.

03. UnderConstruction - Grande Valse Brillante Op18
I think it takes a lot of bravery to attempt this piece unless one is very talented or has a lot of experience. I think this is the most challenging Chopin Waltz after Op. 42 Waltz.
You pulled it off well. Especially the A section which sounds very energetic and lively. As you noted, there are a few mashed notes, and I could also notice tempo unevenness around the ornaments, but I guess as you keep practicing, they will eventually get ironed out.
However, for the experience of 3.5 years, this is definitely a commendable performance! Even after being at it for over 10 years totally, I still don't feel ready to attempt this one grin

04. wouter79 - Les Rozeaux (The Reeds), Treizieme Ordre, No.2
I haven't had much exposure to Francois Couperin. The only Couperin piece I'm somewhat familiar with is Les Barricades Mysterieuses.
I liked this piece. The ornaments were nicely done. I like the sound of your piano as well. Very clean recording. Nicely done!
I did get the feel at times that this piece might sound better at a faster tempo, but I guess that would have made the ornamentation very challenging. Hmmm...

05. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - High Heels
That was soothing, relaxing music. Nicely done! The soft part at 3:50 was really nice! Although I don't find the link between the music and "high heels".
I find that I've been listening to a lot of Einaudi these days, and also, I've just started learning Divenire, my first Einaudi piece. Perhaps I'll submit it for the next ABF smile

06. Jason Lenthe - Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846
I think the prelude part is played quite often by many beginners, but the fugue, not that much.
The sound of your piano and the audio quality of the recording were very nice. Apart from aesthetics, was there any particular reason for opening up the piano ?
I really enjoyed your performance of the fugue. The voices were nicely brought out, and it was very evenly executed. Those ornaments must have been quite challenging to pull off.
Regarding the prelude, I observed that there was quite a bit of pedal. I was wondering about your reason to use the pedal in the prelude, since you seem have the technique required to play the prelude well without using any pedal. Perhaps it was for the resonance that the sustain creates? Nonetheless, the effect was interesting, but I might have liked it more without the pedal.
Overall very enjoyable smile

07. Ted (Ted Jones) - Improvisation (concluding 6 minutes of 60)
I liked it! And although you say it is free improvisation, it doesn't feel completely random. I think I most enjoyed the slower part of it, the section around 2:55.
I also used to do a lot of improvisation, a few years ago, when I had more free time. I used to record my playing and then listen to it, and gather the sections that sounded really nice and then try and piece together a composition from it. Sadly, I don't have that kind of time nowadays, where I'm lucky if I get an hour of playing in.

08. thepianoplayer416 - Bach Partita 1 - Minuet 1 in Bb (BWV825)
That sounds hard to play. I couldn't really detect much unevenness in the tempo, but then again, this is not a piece I'm very familiar with.
I liked it, although I did think that the ending was a bit abrupt. It might have sounded better if you started slowing down for the last measure earlier and also if the last chord was sustained longer. Maybe the audio was cut too quickly?

09. MarieJ - La Nascita Delle Cose Segrete
I think almost all Einaudi pieces have a relaxing quality to them.
I liked this piece. I didn't notice many rough parts to your performance. It sounded very even and natural. Although I did notice in some places, the accompaniment could have been softer when compared to the melody.
Overall it was very nice to listen to. I should put this music on loop in the background as I go about my work smile

10. jazztpt - Saying Goodbye
That was very nice! I liked the jazzy feel to it. I couldn't really make out which bits were "composed" and which bits were "improvised". Overall very impressively done!
I've dabbled a bit with jazz, but could never really manage to play anything I would care to listen to again. Perhaps in time...

Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2737315
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I will try to comment as much as I can, but 100 entries is a lot...

01. Teddy J. - Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 (Excerpt)
This piece is well known and very difficult to play convincingly. I admire your courage, but I also think that if you stay with the piano for many years you will have to rework this a lot when your ears and skills develope. I would second the advice of slowing down because if you practice a piece a lot without tackling the problem parts early, your ears will get used to the result and it will not necessarily get better even with more practice. Taking a break from the piece can also open your ears again. But you seem to have plenty of potential for learning to play so I hope you do spread out to more music and also music that is a little less demanding.

02. SMA55 (Shepherd) - Romance
I really loved both your playing and the sound quality of your piano and the recording. Simply wonderful! I have no more words...

03. UnderConstruction - Grande Valse Brillante Op18
Some things may be a little bit under construction, but definitely a great rendition musically in it's present form already. There was no boring moment (even if I am not into these walzes normally). A great recording indeed, reminded me a bit of the many historical recordings I have, where "neatness" is not the main attraction.

Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Ralphiano] #2737320
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Originally Posted by Ralphiano
Originally Posted by Claudemir
Thank you. Nice that you've liked. I'm working hard to get better. Do you remember something that I can improve in this piece?


On a different matter, I notice that you used a different forum identity(Claudemir) to pose this question than the identity you used to submit your piece(Pianist685). If that is correct, please check the forum rules to see the limitations on persons having multiple identities on this forum. I think it might be prohibited, in which case you may need to make corrections to your identity.


Ralphiano - you're right about the forum rules, but I think you're confused about Claudemir. He's in Brazil, and Pianist685 is in Germany (and mods can do more checking than that, so I did smile ) I believe Claudemir is a new member who submitted to the recital without having participated in the forums before (that's why it was his first post).


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Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: casinitaly] #2737327
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Originally Posted by casinitaly
Originally Posted by Ralphiano
Originally Posted by Claudemir
Thank you. Nice that you've liked. I'm working hard to get better. Do you remember something that I can improve in this piece?


On a different matter, I notice that you used a different forum identity(Claudemir) to pose this question than the identity you used to submit your piece(Pianist685). If that is correct, please check the forum rules to see the limitations on persons having multiple identities on this forum. I think it might be prohibited, in which case you may need to make corrections to your identity.


Ralphiano - you're right about the forum rules, but I think you're confused about Claudemir. He's in Brazil, and Pianist685 is in Germany (and mods can do more checking than that, so I did smile ) I believe Claudemir is a new member who submitted to the recital without having participated in the forums before (that's why it was his first post).


CasinItaly is right, Claudemir and I are two completely different persons, and each of us has only one account on PW. I do not know Claudemir and as far as I can see, he did definitely not use my identity to submit his piece. He just replied to my post, so his post #1 got the mark "Re: Pianist685" in the head line. Nevertheless, thanks, Ralphiano, for being attentive, I do appreciate.

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29. Balezin Dmitriy - Mia and Sebastian theme song from "La La land"

You obviously have loads of talent to be able to play this well after such a short time. To me this charming little piece is basically a song without words, and you might find it helpful to think in terms of vocal phrasing -- how would you sing it?

Thank you for your kind remark, I really appriciate it, because I guess you know that it'is important on the early stages of one's own development as a musicion to recieve some positive feedback. So thank you for that.


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Originally Posted by Balezin Dmitry
Originally Posted by J Soo
Batch #3 (random sequence):

29. Balezin Dmitriy - Mia and Sebastian theme song from "La La land"

You obviously have loads of talent to be able to play this well after such a short time. To me this charming little piece is basically a song without words, and you might find it helpful to think in terms of vocal phrasing -- how would you sing it?

Thank you for your kind remark, I really appriciate it, because I guess you know that it'is important on the early stages of one's own development as a musicion to recieve some positive feedback. So thank you for that.


And I might add that It actually took me about 90 hours to learn this one....so I guess, it's not talent but mere ability to put time and efforts into learning.

05. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - High Heels I just can't stop listening to this one....Like it so much, it's so meditative. Oh, yeah, no wonder it's by one of my favourate composers of the modern age Ludovico Einaudi...
BSharp(C)yclist (Dan), you played it with such vast dynamics and subtleties that I can say it's a great work. Nicely done


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Originally Posted by noobpianist90

07. Ted (Ted Jones) - Improvisation (concluding 6 minutes of 60)
I liked it! And although you say it is free improvisation, it doesn't feel completely random. I think I most enjoyed the slower part of it, the section around 2:55.
I also used to do a lot of improvisation, a few years ago, when I had more free time. I used to record my playing and then listen to it, and gather the sections that sounded really nice and then try and piece together a composition from it. Sadly, I don't have that kind of time nowadays, where I'm lucky if I get an hour of playing in.


Thanks for listening, I appreciate your perceptive input. That is exactly how I too formed my written compositions decades ago. You are right, the process is not random, just deterministic but unpredictable, very like mathematical chaos or, to use analogy, much closer to an biological organism than to a cathedral. I don't find recording improvisation takes more than one or two hours a week, an awful lot less time than trying to write compositions out, that's for sure ! The total of my recorded output over a decade, some 380 sessions, seems enormous when viewed as a whole, but it has never impinged on my family, work or daily life. I do not operate using inspiration or emotional stimulus, as these occur far too seldom to be of any use. I just enjoy creating abstract sound, onto which listeners can impose any emotional or intellectual images or associations they wish, in my case after the event.

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21. Sam S - Pocket Size Sonata 2 - Moderato (and Mellow) I loved this. It's great that the two of you play together and I think you both play very well. I enjoyed this performance very much. Thanks for sharing.

22. Sandalholme - Song without Words Op102 No4 I liked your performance of this very much. Good luck at the Charity recital in June.

23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5) Excellent performance! Loved it in all ways. Regarding you comments about the tempo, I don't think you are too far off. Rachmaninoff himself specifically states "not too fast" on the score (or something like that). Some recordings I hear are too fast and bombastic. I think I like Andre Previn's recording of this the best. Have you heard it? At 2:39, on the notes that hold and ring out, he sounds as if he is playing with three hands. I've yet to figure out how he does it. Maybe you can and let me know? I loved your performance. Thanks for sharing.

24. Monica K. - Game of Thrones (Main Title) Excellent! I thought you played this very well. I don't think I would have been able to pick out any of your trouble spots if you did not mention them. Actually, I did not hear any of them with the exception for a minor issue around 3:29? Regardless, this was wonderful!

25. Jerzyk19 - O Mio Babbino Caro I loved everything about this performance. It was lovely. Thank you!

26. Ael M. (aelmabalod) - Arabesque no. 1 Nice job! Sounds like you have the two-against-threes mastered. Keep up the great work.

27. Piano2138 - Aria When Thou Art Near BWV 508 Very nicely played. I loved everything about your performance. Thanks for sharing.

28. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Waltz Am Posth. N. 19 (B 150) Beautiful! I like your phrasing and touch. I thought you played this very well.

29. Balezin Dmitriy - Mia and Sebastian theme song from "La La land" Wonderful! I thought you play this very well.

30. zsolpyW - Don't Stop Me Now Love the interpretation and the sound of the upright!

31. Riddler (Ed) - Blue In Green Nice job on this! Especially for playing from a lead sheet. I enjoyed your performance very much.

32. Alyssa S - It's Quiet Uptown (From Hamilton) Nicely done. Nice arrangement. Just lovely!

33. Ralph L. - Ballad Pour Adeline Love this piece. Love the way you played it, the arrangement and the accompaniament as well.

34. dynamobt/Marilyn - Op 26 Theme and Var I Here's to a speedy recovery Marilyn! I thought you played this beautifully! I don't think it drags at all.

35. Piano_primo_1 - Winter Light Wonderful! I have never heard this work before. Loved the way you played this.

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Originally Posted by FrankieC
07. Ted (Ted Jones) - Improvisation (concluding 6 minutes of 60) Very interesting improvisation. I would love to hear the sections that led up to this.


That can be arranged. Send me a PM and we'll work something out. Thanks for listening and pleased you like it.


"We shall always love the music of the masters, but they are all dead and now it's our turn." - Llewelyn Jones, my piano teacher
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Originally Posted by MarieJ
07. Ted (Ted Jones) - Improvisation (concluding 6 minutes of 60) I think pure improvisation would be an exercise in pure hopelessness for me - it would probably lead the audience to reach for earplugs! That was fascinating, your performance really captures the magical essence of the piano.


Thanks for listening, glad you like it.

Originally Posted by Monica K.
07 – Ted (improvisation): Talk about impressive! I run out of musical ideas after trying to improvise for two minutes; I can’t imagine improvising nonstop for an hour! I liked how your improv was never repetitive yet seemed to flow smoothly from one musical idea to the next. You win the Keith Jarrett award for the recital (and if we don’t have such an award, we should. laugh ).


The main trick for an adult is to get rid of the huge, obstructive mass of inhibition inculcated through years of conventional musical education, with its magisterium of rules, "shoulds" and "ought tos". Most of the improvisation tutorials on the internet are next to useless because they concern themselves with telling people which notes to play, when the whole process is not about "what" but about "how". Spontaneous personal creation at the instrument doesn't lend itself to the serial, step-by-step learning methods we have had all our lives at school and afterwards. It isn't a matter of spending a certain amount of time on something and reaching a conclusion, as in learning to play a piece. It is an ongoing, lifelong occupation, which amounts to nothing less than a mapping of the total conscious and unconscious mind, psyche, soul, or whatever the fashionable word for it is, onto abstract sound. To add to the difficulty, most fluent improvisers, instead of stating simply what they do, seek to preserve their own mystique and enigma by implying the existence of abilities they do not possess.

In other words, the difficulties are perhaps less musical than is commonly supposed. It is possible to come to enjoy fluent personal improvisation with a very modest set of measurable musical abilities. The drive to create comes from a different part of the brain than all those things.


"We shall always love the music of the masters, but they are all dead and now it's our turn." - Llewelyn Jones, my piano teacher
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23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5): I think it’s great that you tackled a piece with such sentimental meaning for you. This was a masterful performance; you pull off the heroic air of the theme perfectly.

Thanks Monica! I'm not sorry I waited so long, but I'm glad to have finally learned the piece, completing a circle in a way.

Originally Posted by Tubbie0075
23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5)
I'm now 3 weeks into returning to this piece. There are so many notes!

I've never heard it at this tempo before, but knowing the piece quite well, there was no trouble following your rhythm. I wish I could play it through like you did. More practise for me!

So many notes, and so many leaps ... took me a lot longer than I expected to work it up; I had to get kind of obsessed with it for a good while.

Originally Posted by SwissMS
23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5) Wonderful performance! You imbue the power this piece calls for, as well as the pensiveness inherent in the middle section. Gorgeous!

Originally Posted by piano_primo_1
23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5) WOW seriously, really well played. Nice recording. - superb impressively played dynamics and touch, -and acoustic piano sound . )

Originally Posted by Riddler
23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5)
Oh, how I envy you being able to play this piece. I love it - the passion, the drama. You brought it all out so well. Wonderful playing!

Thanks very much to you all!
Originally Posted by Ralphiano
23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5) This is one of those that I just have to like because the performance is so good. I'm not a fan of the piece, but, it was nice hearing you play it so well. I have no idea what you could have improved on.

Funny thing is, I'm less of a fan of the piece after learning to play it than I was before. Generally it's the opposite. I did learn some things about the middle section and do enjoy that more than before (and it was always my favorite part of the piece), but the outer sections don't really develop the themes in an interesting way (and the recurrence of the bridge section is a straight repeat). Unless I'm missing something, which is quite possible.
Originally Posted by FrankieC
23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5) Excellent performance! Loved it in all ways. Regarding you comments about the tempo, I don't think you are too far off. Rachmaninoff himself specifically states "not too fast" on the score (or something like that). Some recordings I hear are too fast and bombastic. I think I like Andre Previn's recording of this the best. Have you heard it? At 2:39, on the notes that hold and ring out, he sounds as if he is playing with three hands. I've yet to figure out how he does it. Maybe you can and let me know? I loved your performance. Thanks for sharing.

I will check out the Previn, thanks for that. Some performances (old and new alike) are just crazy fast. The score I have is marked with some insanely fast metronome indication, and I don't know if that is Rachmoninoff's or the editor's. I think of the recurring 16th-note motif as representing a snare drum, which is why I'd like to play it a little faster. If I figure out what Previn is doing I will certainly share. wink


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85. PikaPianist - Prelude Op. 6, No.1

This was great. I watch a lot of your videos on YouTube. I'll have to watch all 50 of them.

86. Allysia (PianoTV) - Variations on Land of the Silver Birch

That was an unfamiliar tune to me, but it sounded great. Thanks for sharing something new! I enjoy your videos as well.

87. Ken. - Boo Boo's Birthday

Very nice. Has a nice jazzy sound to it. Who is Boo Boo? The bear?

88. briangmoore - Menuet, French Suite #2, Bach

Nice job on the Bach piece. Looks like a challenging piece.


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In my second batch, I'm jumping around a bit, where my fancy takes me:

19. Peyton - Message From Space- Music For a Moon Landing
A very interesting piece and video. I enjoyed it a lot.

21. Sam S - Pocket Size Sonata 2 - Moderato (and Mellow)
Bravo to you and Tootles. That was really interesting and fun to listen to. Very nice to hear something a bit different among the recital pieces.

23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5)
I enjoyed listening to this very much. Very nice playing. Bravo!

24. Monica K. - Game of Thrones (Main Title)
An impressive piece, and very nicely played. It does indeed look quite challenging.

26. Ael M. (aelmabalod) - Arabesque no. 1
Wonderfully played and masterful how you directed the cricket choir in the background! Joke aside, it gave the piece a little extra and I enjoyed it a lot.

30. zsolpyW - Don't Stop Me Now
A difficult piece to arrange for piano, imo, but this arrangement was really nice and I enjoyed your playing. Had my foot tapping and head nodding! cool

33. Ralph L. - Ballad Pour Adeline
Well done! It was really fun to listen to.

35. Piano_primo_1 - Winter Light
An interesting and enjoyable piece. Well played!

36. Tubbie0075 - Mozart Sonata K331, 1st Movement
I'm impressed and, as I've rencently studied this myself, a bit envious about your speed and fluidness (if that is a word), especially in variations I and VI. Enjoyed it a lot!

37. Snejana - Etude in A Minor
Welcome to the recitals and thanks for you submission! It was interesting and fun to listen to - very nice!

38. Ganddalf - Andante sostenuto from Sonata D960
Sorry to hear of the sad reason for the dedication, but thank you nonetheless for this fine treat. Well played and enjoyable!

40. Debusselchen - boring Barock maybe? (to do)
Rather self deprecating there, in the description, hm? wink But I enjoyed listening to it nonetheless. Although I must say, it didn't make me think so much of Baroque, but gave me vibes of South American or Greek panpipe music...

41. Michael K. - Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 "Pesther Karneval" S. 244
Damn! That was something. And on a concert grand to boot! Wonderful - I lift my hat! (If I had one) wink

42. patH (Patrick Hollstein) - Play Piano Play, Nr.4
A real treat to listen to. Bravo! I wholly enjoyed it.

43. Tootles - The Carnival of Venice
Very well done! One can hear that you are having fun with it. (Although I hope you have your brain thawed out again...)

45. sinophilia - Of Foreign Lands and Peoples op. 15 no. 1
This is indeed a piece that looks deceptively simple but has hidden depths one can explore. Very nicely played, I enjoyed listening to it!

49. Richard (zrtf90) - Staendchen
A wonderful piece which you really did justice to. Very lyrical.

50. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - Moments Musicaux No. 3
That was really wonderful. I didn't notice the complicated pedal work at all, which means that you must have pulled it off perfectly! smile
I myself are currently working on the MM No. 2. Which impromptu are you working on, if I may ask?

53. FrankieC - Reverie
Really beautifully played. Made me forget I was listening to a recital entry, while I simply enjoyed the music.

55. NancyM333 - A Special Place in Your Heart (to do)
Goal accomplished, with distinction, I would say. And I'm referring to your goal of "playing more beautifully". Your playing made me look up the Catherine Rollin book on Amazon. Could be a few nice pieces for the 40 pieces challenge in there, for me...

57. Greener/Jeff - Schindler's List
A contemplative, solemn piece. I really liked how you played it. Beautiful!

59. ElaineAllegro - Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd movement
The third listen to this piece in this recital, and just as enjoyable as the others! Yes, a few dropped notes here and there, but you are on a good way and the expression you played with makes good on those minor mistakes.

60. Pavel.K - Mignon Op.68 No.35
This is one of my favorites from the Album für die Jugend. Very nicely played and with good feeling and expression. Very enjoyable.

61. Keselo - Quasi Adagio
I always have difficulties with getting a handle on Bartok - both playing and listening, so I'm not an expert here, but I thought you did the style justice. Well done!

62. MeganR - Sonata in D Minor K 32
A very nice piece, and delightfully played. I enjoyed listening to it.

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First a thank you to all who have commentwed on my piece so far. Your positive comments are very much appreciated.

Jumping about a bit just to get started:

07. Ted (Ted Jones) - Improvisation (concluding 6 minutes of 60)
Well my jaw dropped when I read you have recorded 380 free improvisations lasting from 60 to 100 minutes, yes my jaw dropped.
Pretty amazing to sustain that level of concentration for that long. I think your musical story might just be unique but am curious to your previous musical experience as your improvisation seemed to be influenced by a number of styles. Love those left hand melodies, very Leith Jarrett.
Anyway thank you for taking part, it was interesting and a pleasure to listen to.

31. Riddler (Ed) - Blue In Green
Probably one of the most difficult and most famous jazz ballads to play. I am most impressed that
you created your own arrangement , very much in your own (Riddler) style. Oh those chords, lovely. Well done.

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Originally Posted by J Soo
I will check out the Previn, thanks for that. Some performances (old and new alike) are just crazy fast. The score I have is marked with some insanely fast metronome indication, and I don't know if that is Rachmoninoff's or the editor's. I think of the recurring 16th-note motif as representing a snare drum, which is why I'd like to play it a little faster. If I figure out what Previn is doing I will certainly share. wink


Also,... I can't recall which movie but in either "The Golden Age of the Piano" or "The Art of the Piano", one of the pianists who knew Rachmaninoff said that he wrote it for his wore torn country and that it was a very dark, sad work. Or something of that nature. One more reason that I don't think it should be played too fast ;-).

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Very Leith Jarrett.


DOH! I do of course mean Keith Jarrett , that Leith chap can't play for monkeys :-)

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16. peterws - Troublesome Treadmill
Needs to be published so others can enjoy playing it, once again great to watch the music fly by and of course perfectly played.

19. Peyton - Message From Space- Music For a Moon Landing
I remember your "Message from..." series. That hypnotic drone in the bass is so effective, very much reminds me of some of Keith Jarrett's work.
Perfectly paced and the video is a perfect match to the music. Wonderful stuff Peyton.

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40. Debusselchen - boring Barock maybe?
I didn't find your piece boring so I think a new title is required. I thought it was rather pretty and charming. Well done.

46. Roger Ransom - Stardust
I always find Stardust hard to pay, you obviously know how it should go, great job working from a lead sheet.

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36. Tubbie0075 - Mozart Sonata K331, 1st Movement Great job on this. I liked your phrasing, ornaments, touch and interpretation. Have you memorized it yet? That would be awesome. I think that's all this performance is missing. You play it so well you deserve to play it without the page turns :-).

37. Snejana - Etude in A Minor Welcome to the recitals! Great work on this. Hope to hear you play in the next recital.

38. Ganddalf - Andante sostenuto from Sonata D960 Wonderful job on this. I really liked the way you played it. Have you ever tried the second movement of the A Major sonata? I think you would like that one too.

39. Claudemir Medeiros - Waltz in A minor So you have only been playing for 1+ years and you play like this? That's awesome! I like your touch and the execution of you ornaments. Keep up the great work.

40. Debusselchen - boring Barock maybe? I really liked this piece. And I like the sound you chose for it. Very nice! Not boring at all!

41. Michael K. - Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 "Pesther Karneval" S. 244 Wonderful! A complete pleasure to listen to. Love your playfulness.

42. patH (Patrick Hollstein) - Play Piano Play, Nr.4 Loved this! Great job! This was a really fun performance to listen to. Thanks for sharing.

43. Tootles - The Carnival of Venice Well that's great for 5 months of playing. Can't wait to hear what you have in store for us at the next recital ;-).

44. Arluster Turner - Prelude in E-Minor Opus 28 #4 Nice work! Love your touch.

45. sinophilia - Of Foreign Lands and Peoples op. 15 no. 1 Excellent. I agree with your comments - especailly with Schumann. He could fit so many details in to such few notes! I think you did great with this.

46. Roger Ransom - Stardust I like your arrangement from the lead sheet. Nicely done!

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01. Teddy J. - Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 (Excerpt) Well it sounds like you got a lot of this down, which is impressive in a year.
I would focus on making it sound a little more musical, more legato. I wonder if it might be a little over ambitious to play a grade 10 piece in the first year.I wonder if spending time on more level appropriate pieces would be a more efficient, faster path to learning? Good luck!
02. SMA55 (Shepherd) - Romance Wow! That was beautiful! Great video editing also. Just absolutely fantastic! That piece will have to go on my 'someday' lis(z)t. For now I'll just keep working on the Consolation in Db. Thanks for sharing! ..copied from my YouTube comments smile
03. UnderConstruction - Grande Valse Brillante Op18 Good job on a complicated piece.
04. wouter79 - Les Rozeaux (The Reeds), Treizieme Ordre, No.2 Never heard of this composer before. Thanks for the introduction. Funny, reading your description, I picture him as a young man, full of life and ambition.
05. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - High Heels Great job, very nice, soothing piece! Great dynamics and rubato. I also like the B/W effect on the video. Which of the three you learned was your favorite? Just wondering; I haven't tackled any Einaudi yet.
06. Jason Lenthe - Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 Hey - great job! I've played the Prelude hundreds of times, love it, great warm up or cool down, but I haven't tackled the Fugue. Seems like that last few bars holding down that C might be a challenge, but what's a Bach piece without a challenge?
07. Ted (Ted Jones) - Improvisation (concluding 6 minutes of 60) Ted it sounds like what you're doing is a lot of fun. Do you go back and listen to your recordings? There was a long thread about sheet reading vs free form learning recently; turns out most currently famous rock/pop stars don't read at all; I know it's off topic but your comments reminded me of that thread. Not implying that you don't read, but there are many ways to skin a cat. Anyway, sounds like you're having fun and doing great with it.
08. thepianoplayer416 - Bach Partita 1 - Minuet 1 in Bb (BWV825) Good job with the Bach piece.
09. MarieJ - La Nascita Delle Cose Segrete Beautiful piece, well played.
10. jazztpt - Saying Goodbye I always love listening to your music, and this one is no exception. So beautifully played; it must be great to be so proficient with jazz chords, progression and voicing that you could just pop it out in one take. Keep playing,I'll keep listening!
11. SwissMS - Prelude #15 op. 28 "Raindrop" Absolutely love this one - so very very powerful with that Ab that turns into a G#, that marches on and that deep ominous foreboding B section. Great
piece! Recordings don't seem to do this justice; I toyed with it at home and it is so much more powerful live. I'll tackle it in full one day, and recommend everyone else hit this one, but for now, thanks for playing it for us!!
12. Pianist685 (Constantin) - Adagio from Sonata Pathetique, Op. 13 So beautiful, this one is a reach piece for me....someday I hope to get to it and do it justice as you have. Very fine, delicate handling of this piece. Thanks for sharing! Oh, what the heck, I'm putting it on my "aspirations" list.
13. Paige - Sonatina op 36 no 3 Well done, just have to finish the end smile
14. Alan Chandler (akc42) - Pathetique Sonata Op 13 2nd Movement (Adagio Cantabile) Wow, that's incredible to tackle this piece in under a year. Fantastic!
15. GoldmanT - Bruyeres (to do) Debussy has such a magical sound, so beautiful and enchanting. Love it!
16. peterws - Troublesome Treadmill That was fun! Written yourself!
17. cmb13 - Craig - Consolation 3 in Db - Lento Placido Getting better, but what's with the pinky on the R hand, why am I holding it up!?? A little sloppy at the end. Best take of the day though.
18. JoBert - Abendmusik (Evening Music), Opus 99, No. 12 JoBert, this was an interesting piece, and I liked your summary / description. I was listening for those bursts of forte chords. Actually it made me contemplate that contemporary pop / rock doesn't have such distinctions...most songs are just loud the whole time. Something is lost there. Anyway, I'm digressing...well done.
19. Peyton - Message From Space- Music For a Moon Landing Always fun to listen to your space series!
20. fishandchips - French Suite No. 4 in E-flat major BWV 815 - Allemande Well played, nice and steady. The pianist died of stress, but the music survived! Recording can provoke anxiety, that's for sure!
21. Sam S - Pocket Size Sonata 2 - Moderato (and Mellow) Now that was really not fair, pulling out a secret weapon like that...not all of us have access to a clarinet player! Very nice, thanks for playing for us!
22. Sandalholme - Song without Words Op102 No4 I like those Mendelssohn pieces, thanks for sharing.
23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5) Good intensity, dynamics, nice playing.
24. Monica K. - Game of Thrones (Main Title) Good theme from a great show. Thanks for sharing with us, Monica!
25. Jerzyk19 - O Mio Babbino Caro That was good, seems like you got it together well!
26. Ael M. (aelmabalod) - Arabesque no. 1 Good job, love Debussy, not qualified to give constructive criticism on this piece! Well above my pay grade. Keep playing!!
27. Piano2138 - Aria When Thou Art Near BWV 508 Great to learn some Bach; lots of skills in there. Keep it up!
28. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Waltz Am Posth. N. 19 (B 150) Very nice waltz, love the paintings! Some were really good! Just started? I wanted to buy one of them (esp the flowers at 00:23) smile.
29. Balezin Dmitriy - Mia and Sebastian theme song from "La La land" Great movie. I think you have all the notes down, but a little more legato might help (connecting the notes), and a little dynamics would help it sound even better. Now that you've got it down, keep playing to improve the musicality. Very good for 15 months.
30. zsolpyW - Don't Stop Me Now I'm a Queen fan but didn't recognize this one. I'd love to see them with Adam Lambert. Good job.
31. Riddler (Ed) - Blue In Green Sublime as always! I have this romantic fantasy of walking into a smokey lounge (although I hate smoke - it's just the visual) and sitting down with a cocktail listening to some great piano jazz like this. Unfortunately it just doesn't exist where I am, so I'll just have to keep listening here! Do you ever play live at a restaurant or bar? You should!!
32. Alyssa S - It's Quiet Uptown (From Hamilton) Good job Alyssa - I also like making my own arrangements - it's fun and helps me learn. Thanks for sharing!
33. Ralph L. - Ballad Pour Adeline Good job, Ralph - it's always fun to play with a backing track and requires keeping good time.
34. dynamobt/Marilyn - Op 26 Theme and Var I Good luck with your surgical recovery. A little Beethoven always helps!
35. Piano_primo_1 - Winter Light Nice piece. Does Secret Garden have anything to do with the John Lennon song?
36. Tubbie0075 - Mozart Sonata K331, 1st Movement Wow - there were some really fast sections in there. Great job, glad you passed grade 8. I will never, ever attempt this!
37. Snejana - Etude in A Minor Sounds like a fun etude, glad you joined us!
38. Ganddalf - Andante sostenuto from Sonata D960 Really good, really solemn. I enjoyed it, thanks.
39. Claudemir Medeiros - Waltz in A minor A Chopin waltz is always nice to present. Good job.
40. Debusselchen - boring Barock maybe? For a boring Baroque piece, I actually liked it. Keep it up.
41. Michael K. - Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 "Pesther Karneval" S. 244 Not bad....for a beginner. wink
42. patH (Patrick Hollstein) - Play Piano Play, Nr.4 Another excellent performance!
43. Tootles - The Carnival of Venice The secret weapon plays piano! Great job, glad you've joined! Nice clarinet piece two (did someone have a double entry?).
44. Arluster Turner - Prelude in E-Minor Opus 28 #4 Can't go wrong with a Chopin prelude! I played this one last year. This one is like a fine wine...keep it up, it'll get even better with time!
45. sinophilia - Of Foreign Lands and Peoples op. 15 no. 1 Copied from Youtube commets - Excellent, what a nice piece! I've listened twice now. Sounds like you've nailed it. Reminds me a little of Chopin's prelude in C min - not nearly as heavy / foreboding but that pattern of multiple chords with a note buried between pattern.
46. Roger Ransom - Stardust Wounderful sound, love the jazzy songs.
47. Michael. (Mike) - Gymnopedie No.3 I like this piece; I actually downloaded the Gymnopedie's and was contemplating learning one - it's on the pile. Great job at under 2 yrs.
48. lithotriptor - Waltz Op. 69 No. 2 in B minor (Nice job on a Chopin Waltz.
49. Richard (zrtf90) - Staendchen Very nice piece, Richard...it takes me to a different time. I feel like I am wondering around in a European village or town, possibly Vienna? Don't know where this was written but it can really set the mood. I wonder if it has been used in a period-piece movie; probably.
50. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - Moments Musicaux No. 3 Sounded great, nice job smile. Seems tricky to me!


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Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2737433
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My second set of comments.



16. peterws - Troublesome Treadmill

Really enjoyed that. Love the name - seems most apt.

17. cmb13 - Craig - Consolation 3 in Db - Lento Placido

Another piece of music I had not heard before. Thanks for bringing it to me. I agree, very Chopin style.

18. JoBert - Abendmusik (Evening Music), Opus 99, No. 12

Fantastic piece to show off your Novus. Don't know precisely where you live in Germany, and therefore what views you enjoy, but it evokes the same feeling of sitting by a lake side view in somewhere warm for me too.

19. Peyton - Message From Space- Music For a Moon Landing

Loved the atmosphere this piece creates. I can still feel that pulsing sound still after it has ended.

20. fishandchips - French Suite No. 4 in E-flat major BWV 815 - Allemande

I too get handshakes when nervous, about a month ago it suddenly startend when I had to play for my teacher in a lesson, and became a good opportunity to discuss what the feeling was when it came on and start to fight it with her help. Being in the moment was one helpful approach. I couldn't detect in your performance (or maybe it doesn't effect you like it did me). As for the Bach - doing this with your experience makes me envious. Great playing.

21. Sam S - Pocket Size Sonata 2 - Moderato (and Mellow)

Really enjoyed the Husband and Wife duet. Wish my wife was musical.

22. Sandalholme - Song without Words Op102 No4 (to do)

I'm in awe of those with experience and the beautiful sounds that they obtain from their instruments. I just recently bought this music and its on my list to get to some day. I listened to your performance a couple of times following along with the score and really enjoyed it.

23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5)

Lovely sombre mood. Enjoyed it a lot.

24. Monica K. - Game of Thrones (Main Title)

I'd not got into the Series, but heard the music for the first time on the thread with the name. Loved the full piece particularly the strong pulse that it has running through it.

25. Jerzyk19 - O Mio Babbino Caro

Another amazing performance from someone with limited experience. Lovely Valentine's gift.

26. Ael M. (aelmabalod) - Arabesque no. 1

Another enjoyable piece, and I think you achieved the different rhythms just fine.

27. Piano2138 - Aria When Thou Art Near BWV 508

What a soulful rendition. Fantastic

28. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Waltz Am Posth. N. 19 (B 150)

This is definitely one on my list to tackle before I am to old to play. Beautiful playing. I hope when I get to it I can do it justice like you did.

29. Balezin Dmitriy - Mia and Sebastian theme song from "La La land"

Another performance that I am surprised at how good it sounds for the amount of experience.

30. zsolpyW - Don't Stop Me Now

WOW. Queen were my favourite band in the 1980's. Always remember getting my first company car with fantastic stereo system in it and blasting this song at top volume as I travelled down the motorway to a business meeting. Love the arrangement and your performance.

Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: cmb13] #2737435
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Originally Posted by cmb13

29. Balezin Dmitriy - Mia and Sebastian theme song from "La La land" Great movie. I think you have all the notes down, but a little more legato might help (connecting the notes), and a little dynamics would help it sound even better. Now that you've got it down, keep playing to improve the musicality. Very good for 15 months.



Thank you for putting so much time into commenting on everyone's playing. And espesially thank you for exact advice, I appriciate it. Will try to smooth the piece


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