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I just submitted my first Einaudi ever. Dedicating my playing of it to Monica K., without whom I would never have learned this piece. smile

Will see if I can record a better version and update in the next 29.5 hours, but if not, I'm in.


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I'm finally in... didn't want to sit this one out! The latest take wins even if it's not the one with the least mistakes, and now I don't want to hear this piece ever again eek

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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
I just submitted my first Einaudi ever. Dedicating my playing of it to Monica K., without whom I would never have learned this piece. smile

Will see if I can record a better version and update in the next 29.5 hours, but if not, I'm in.


Thanks for doing this one, it was gonna be my dedication to Monica, another fan of Ludovico; but alas, I couldn’t get this piece ready in time. I look forward to listening to your piece.


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I just submitted my first Einaudi ever. Dedicating my playing of it to Monica K., without whom I would never have learned this piece. smile

Will see if I can record a better version and update in the next 29.5 hours, but if not, I'm in.


Thanks for doing this one, it was gonna be my dedication to Monica, another fan of Ludovico; but alas, I couldn’t get this piece ready in time. I look forward to listening to your piece.

I found it deceptively hard, possibly for the same reasons that you couldn't get it ready in time.

But I did use this to work on and improve my reading skills thumb since features of this piece make it both difficult to memorise and also difficult to read while playing at performance tempo.


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I just submitted my first recital piece. Very nervous!
Recording it presented a challenge as I'm very camera shy and every time "record" button was pressed, my hands were shaking badly so it took many attempts to have it semi-decent and this is where I had to stop and call it done.
Looking forward to hearing everyone's recordings!

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QuasiUnaFantasia, you might want to doublecheck the name of your piece. It is appearing as "Kleines Pr���£ludium - BWV 999 (J. S. Bach)" with unprintable characters.


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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
QuasiUnaFantasia, you might want to doublecheck the name of your piece. It is appearing as "Kleines Pr���£ludium - BWV 999 (J. S. Bach)" with unprintable characters.


I wrote the title in German. It seemed a good idea at the time. smile

EDIT: The title has now been subtly changed. smile

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Originally Posted by QuasiUnaFantasia
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QuasiUnaFantasia, you might want to doublecheck the name of your piece. It is appearing as "Kleines Pr���£ludium - BWV 999 (J. S. Bach)" with unprintable characters.


I wrote the title in German. It seemed a good idea at the time. smile

EDIT: The title has now been subtly changed. smile

Yes, I remember trying an umlaut or accent in a prior recital submission and didn't work, so I also had to change it.


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I noticed the title of my piece did the same as QuasiUnaFantasia’s but it was a quick edit.

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Not to worry, I will correct things when I close the recital. Although it is better if the performers do it, of course.

So, there are about 10 hours left before the recital closes at 5AM on the 15th US Eastern time.

I guess I better record something!

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Awesome. I just submitted a butchered version of my piece, struggling to beat the 9pm Eastern Time deadline. Now, I see that I have new life. I hope I can put together a better performance and update my submission.

Thanks for running this recital, Sam. thumb


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Originally Posted by Ralphiano
Awesome. I just submitted a butchered version of my piece, struggling to beat the 9pm Eastern Time deadline. Now, I see that I have new life. I hope I can put together a better performance and update my submission.

Thanks for running this recital, Sam. thumb


Pull an all-nighter and make the perfect recording!

That wouldn't work for me, though. I would get worse as the night progressed. I am a morning lark - which is why the recital closes at 5AM - time to go to bed...

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Hey can anyone here give me some advice? I have a recording without clipping (yay!) but the overall volume is really low. Are there any guidelines about how much to raise the gain? Also, I'm in Audacity, when I export out to MP3 will it keep that setting?

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The best place to get the correct level is when you are doing the recording. I know you don't want to hear that, since you have already gone through the heart-breaking process of getting a recording. But you can do post-processing (in Audacity) and raise the volume - it's just not ideal. Anything you do will be preserved when you convert to mp3.

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Sam, thanks for responding. I've been having a hard time because if I raise the recording level, I get some weird metallic clip/buzz/feedback in just one part of the keyboard, and it's beyond unpleasant. To avoid that, I lowered the recording level and moved the mic farther back from the piano. No noise but now the total volume is super low.

I'm going to try Audacity's amplify across the whole track and see how that works.


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Ok, I think this will work. Or rather, it will have to work! Better than nothing, right?

Overall the recording quality is not great (and you hear my pedal clicking throughout frown

So whatever might be lost by doing that amplify function, well, I just don't think there was much to lose in the first place! whome


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Ok, I think this will work. Or rather, it will have to work! Better than nothing, right?

As Voltaire said, "Perfect is the enemy of good."


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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
Hey can anyone here give me some advice? I have a recording without clipping (yay!) but the overall volume is really low. Are there any guidelines about how much to raise the gain? Also, I'm in Audacity, when I export out to MP3 will it keep that setting?

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When I was working with Audacity, I would use the "Amplify" editing effect to raise the overall volume. You can click an option to raise it as much as possible without clipping.

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I'm pretty sure he didn't have my crummy recording in mind as his definition of good though! laugh


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Hi Monica, thanks for the tip! That's what I did, I think it will do.

More importantly, I'm in at #57, woo hooo!! First ABF recital submission in a very long time! smile


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