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Ok. I am a bit panicked.
This recitals are important for me. Since it's sort of a goal putting something you worked o outside ny own headphones in my tiny extra-room /shared office space during work from home covid.

But I am not quite finished. It doesn't sound as I want it to sound.
I might put up something older recorded this time... or maybe I put myself out there and record it even though I am not quite there yet....

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Originally Posted by Flygbladet
Ok. I am a bit panicked.
This recitals are important for me. Since it's sort of a goal putting something you worked o outside ny own headphones in my tiny extra-room /shared office space during work from home covid.

But I am not quite finished. It doesn't sound as I want it to sound.
I might put up something older recorded this time... or maybe I put myself out there and record it even though I am not quite there yet....

Love you all - piano forum people. Or most of you.. or nah.. all of you!

Historically, people have not always had their pieces "quite ready" yet, when they submitted. I myself have several times sent recordings in that I knew had obvious errors (and I actually still have not managed to make a flawless recording of anything). The concept "work in progress" is no stranger to the quarterly recitals. I suspect that we probably all try to do something which is close to the best we, at that point in time, are able to do. And I also suspect that many of us would wish we had the work more polished than we were able to get it before the deadline.


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Originally Posted by thepianoplayer416
Waited months to submit a piece I've been working on since March. It wasn't ready for the last 2 recitals. The video is being uploaded. There is a good chance the submission will be #1 on the list.


Sounds like fun coming up.
When, last year, my local gym re-opened on a Monday, there were loads of us with fingers hovering over that button, come 8.00am the previous week. We were booking for the WEEK ahead. Being that there were only about 30 or 40 bike spaces available (Les Mills "The Trip") not to mention all the other classes, the site crashed.
The fury was palpable.
Esteemed Management decided that, given the fullness of time, this would soon sort itself out.
I figured that, with my lappie held about 6 inches from the wifi hub, I'd have the best chance. It worked . . . !

But when, in international territory, is that button to be pressed? If you tell us, for our individual time zones, Pianoworld might well do the same!

I really don't want to sound smug supposing this happens . . . . smile

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Originally Posted by peterws
Originally Posted by thepianoplayer416
Waited months to submit a piece I've been working on since March. It wasn't ready for the last 2 recitals. The video is being uploaded. There is a good chance the submission will be #1 on the list.


Sounds like fun coming up.
When, last year, my local gym re-opened on a Monday, there were loads of us with fingers hovering over that button, come 8.00am the previous week. We were booking for the WEEK ahead. Being that there were only about 30 or 40 bike spaces available (Les Mills "The Trip") not to mention all the other classes, the site crashed.
The fury was palpable.
Esteemed Management decided that, given the fullness of time, this would soon sort itself out.
I figured that, with my lappie held about 6 inches from the wifi hub, I'd have the best chance. It worked . . . !

But when, in international territory, is that button to be pressed? If you tell us, for our individual time zones, Pianoworld might well do the same!

I really don't want to sound smug supposing this happens . . . . smile

For your signal to reach the US faster, you need to type in ALL CAPS, while holding the laptop upside down, facing east, standing on one foot and cocking your head to the side. Let me know how that works for you…

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Many local places are re-opening including restaurants, gyms, movie theatres & sport stadiums on the condition: the people who go to public facilities must be vaccinated. Some people in my area are against the local government enforcing the vaccine mandate (force people to get the needle). This is another discussion outside the scope of this forum.

Anyway, another 2 days to go until submission is open and the adrenaline is up. The on & off lockdowns forced me to stay home most days and the only thing I would do away from a screen (TV & computer) is a piano keyboard. The teacher had a few weeks off during the summer I continued to practice for an hour/day. I didn't let the stress from other family members bother me and kept on working on the piece I want to submit until it is finally at the performance level.

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Originally Posted by Sam S
Originally Posted by peterws
Originally Posted by thepianoplayer416
Waited months to submit a piece I've been working on since March. It wasn't ready for the last 2 recitals. The video is being uploaded. There is a good chance the submission will be #1 on the list.


Sounds like fun coming up.
When, last year, my local gym re-opened on a Monday, there were loads of us with fingers hovering over that button, come 8.00am the previous week. We were booking for the WEEK ahead. Being that there were only about 30 or 40 bike spaces available (Les Mills "The Trip") not to mention all the other classes, the site crashed.
The fury was palpable.
Esteemed Management decided that, given the fullness of time, this would soon sort itself out.
I figured that, with my lappie held about 6 inches from the wifi hub, I'd have the best chance. It worked . . . !

But when, in international territory, is that button to be pressed? If you tell us, for our individual time zones, Pianoworld might well do the same!

I really don't want to sound smug supposing this happens . . . . smile

For your signal to reach the US faster, you need to type in ALL CAPS, while holding the laptop upside down, facing east, standing on one foot and cocking your head to the side. Let me know how that works for you…

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Originally Posted by Jethro
Originally Posted by wouter79
Apple killed my Mac.

A month ago my mac went to the Apple Repair to replace the swelling batteries (known issue with apple...).

However instead of just doing that, they completely erased my drive and put Catalina on it.... it's not even set up, it's only asking what language I'm talking as first step of further installation. Besides that it seems they also replaced the screen, the keyboard, did a complete cleanup, I don't know what they were thinking there...

All my software and settings, worth thousands of $ is gone. I can not reinstall it on Catalina because it's for an older OS. This includes my audio drivers.

In short, thanks to Apple I can not make a recording of my fully prepared piece on my fresh tuned piano...
There is a way to install older versions of Mac iOS over Catalina. It requires you to make a bootable macOS install program onto a USB flash drive and downloading the iOS that you want to downgrade to. You can find older versions of Mac iOS on the Apple website but you have to search with the Safari browser and with the App store application closed. From there you use Terminal to create the boot drive with some simple commands and then clear the permissions folder from the installer program to take out any expired certificates.

Anyways it might seem complicated but it isn’t. PM me if you need help or look online and you can learn how to do it. All is not lost on other words.

Thanks, this might be very useful information. Very useful to know that it's at least possible.

At this moment I'm still waiting to see if some partitions can still be recovered. If not then I may go this route. I may come back to you then! Or maybe dump Mac completely and go for linux or so ...


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I found an old piece from june last year, I submitted that.


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Ha, Sam was quick this time with his submission :-)


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Originally Posted by wouter79
Ha, Sam was quick this time with his submission :-)

Still not quick enough - but getting a little faster. Mostly checking I haven't made an error in setting up the recital and making the call for submissions...

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Originally Posted by Sam S
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Ha, Sam was quick this time with his submission :-)

Still not quick enough - but getting a little faster. Mostly checking I haven't made an error in setting up the recital and making the call for submissions...

Sam

Just for reference: I sat there pinging the "recitals" page every 20 seconds or so after the full hour, and when the recital was enabled, I quickly copied and pasted from a text file, all the texts for the fields in the form. I then quickly read through the "proof" page, and uploaded via a reasonably fast connection (not optical fiber-based though). And this only brought me the second place.

Note to self: must get optical fiber internet, and relocate closer to the PW recitals server. 😉


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Submitting my performance to a Recital is so stressful that I need to get it over as soon as physically possible. Now that's done, I can think about preparing for Recital 65 … smile


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Originally Posted by QuasiUnaFantasia
Originally Posted by Sam S
Originally Posted by wouter79
Ha, Sam was quick this time with his submission :-)

Still not quick enough - but getting a little faster. Mostly checking I haven't made an error in setting up the recital and making the call for submissions...

Sam

Just for reference: I sat there pinging the "recitals" page every 20 seconds or so after the full hour, and when the recital was enabled, I quickly copied and pasted from a text file, all the texts for the fields in the form. I then quickly read through the "proof" page, and uploaded via a reasonably fast connection (not optical fiber-based though). And this only brought me the second place.

Note to self: must get optical fiber internet, and relocate closer to the PW recitals server. 😉
You can submit the form with only the required fields and fix the remaining ones after you submit (without loosing your spot).

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Originally Posted by Qazsedcft
Originally Posted by QuasiUnaFantasia
Originally Posted by Sam S
Originally Posted by wouter79
Ha, Sam was quick this time with his submission :-)

Still not quick enough - but getting a little faster. Mostly checking I haven't made an error in setting up the recital and making the call for submissions...

Sam

Just for reference: I sat there pinging the "recitals" page every 20 seconds or so after the full hour, and when the recital was enabled, I quickly copied and pasted from a text file, all the texts for the fields in the form. I then quickly read through the "proof" page, and uploaded via a reasonably fast connection (not optical fiber-based though). And this only brought me the second place.

Note to self: must get optical fiber internet, and relocate closer to the PW recitals server. 😉
You can submit the form with only the required fields and fix the remaining ones after you submit (without loosing your spot).

Yes, I am aware of that possibility. Maybe I will one day go to this extreme. smile


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In my case trying to be first or early in the list is just for fun. Does it really make a difference in number of listens or comments that you get? Maybe a little. Often I will listen starting at the end of the list, or jump around and pick and choose. Try it - it’s fun!

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Originally Posted by Sam S
In my case trying to be first or early in the list is just for fun. Does it really make a difference in number of listens or comments that you get? Maybe a little. Often I will listen starting at the end of the list, or jump around and pick and choose. Try it - it’s fun!

Sam

This makes a lot of sense, and I will use this new rule for my own commenting: if my entry is in the first half, I will comment backwards, otherwise forwards. (I will still write the individual words and sentences in the usual order). smile


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I played my recital piece for my teacher this week and she suggested practising at higher tempo and when I play at normal tempo I will be more comfortable. She also suggested playing a little bit of rubato in my Bach's piece and to extend the silence between the phrase. She also said that she prefers a piece with 2 or 3 mistakes but a lot of emotions then a mechanical playing with no mistakes.

So I made another recording this morning.



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Originally Posted by QuasiUnaFantasia
Originally Posted by Sam S
Originally Posted by wouter79
Ha, Sam was quick this time with his submission :-)

Still not quick enough - but getting a little faster. Mostly checking I haven't made an error in setting up the recital and making the call for submissions...

Sam

Just for reference: I sat there pinging the "recitals" page every 20 seconds or so after the full hour, and when the recital was enabled, I quickly copied and pasted from a text file, all the texts for the fields in the form. I then quickly read through the "proof" page, and uploaded via a reasonably fast connection (not optical fiber-based though). And this only brought me the second place.

Note to self: must get optical fiber internet, and relocate closer to the PW recitals server. 😉

There's a semi-interesting parallel here. After my gym shut down for a COVID rest, when it reopened for bookings, the site crashed as I knew it would. The indolent manager could only say that it would settle down with time.
It did to a degree, but some courses are insanely popular, usually involving bikes which are the only ones I book.
To get the racers edge to my internet connection, I'd sit next to the roiuter box, holding the lappie an inch from it.
I invariably got on before the site crashed but didn't actually know I had until after.
My wife thought I was mad..


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About 24 hours to go! Don't miss out!

Recital #64 is scheduled for Monday, November 15, 2021 and is now open for submissions!

The submission deadline is Monday, November 15, 2021 at 6:00 Eastern (US) time.

There are currently 40 submitted pieces.

1. Greta99 - Two Baltic Waltzes -"Tallinn" and "Vilnius" from "Reflections in Waltz" (Welburn, James)
2. QuasiUnaFantasia - 10 pieces for piano, opus 24,7: Andantino (Sibelius, J.)
3. PikaPianist - Nocturne Op. 3 No.2 (Korganov)
4. Sam S - Valse de l'adieu (Eric Christian)
5. MarieJ - Berlin Song (Ludovico Einaudi)
6. wouter79 - Novelette, No17 (Heller, Stephen)
7. Ted Jones - Croaghaun Triptych (Part 1) (Ted Jones)
8. Greener / Jeff - Piazzolla Tango, Medley (Piazzolla / Greener)
9. peterws - Mozart's 23rd k488 Intro (Mozart)
10. KevinM - Minuet No. 1 from French Suite in B minor. No. 3 (Bach)
11. Ido - Invention 11 (BWV 782) (J.S. Bach)
12. JJHLH - Prelude in B major Op 27 No 2 (Scriabin)
13. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Loutky (Puppets), H. 92: No. 3. Columbine (Bohuslav Martinu)
14. Calavera - Legend of Mana medley (Shimomura, Yoko)
15. rwsavory - Les Barricades Mysterieuses (Couperin)
16. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - Preludes Op 11, Nos 9 & 17 (Scriabin)
17. JB_PW (Jen) - Mermaid's Lullaby (Walter Carroll)
18. AndresVel - Two-Part Inventions, No. 9 in F minor (BWV 780) (J.S. Bach)
19. Talao - Gnossienne No. 1 (Erik Satie)
20. winterflower - The Night is Too Long and So Deep (winterflower)
21. ranjit - The Madman's Circus (ranjit)
22. stevedoz - Dawn (Dario Marianelli)
23. pianist685 (Constantin) - If I could see you again (Yiruma)
24. vte - Notturno Op 28 No 4 (Friedrich Kiel)
25. Purrblast - Invention in C Major (BWV 772) (J.S. Bach)
26. lilypad - The Great Pumpkin Waltz (Vince Guaraldi)
27. Ganddalf - Sonata Pathetique, Second movement (Beethoven)
28. Saan Saturday - The Cat and the Mouse (Aaron Copland)
29. Flygbladet - Sonata Pathetique Mov. 1 (Ludwig van Beethoven)
30. sma55 (Shepherd Abrams) - Sentimental Waltz, Op 51 No 6 (Tchaikovsky)
31. RudolfRSK - Sonetto 47 del Petrarca (Liszt)
32. thepianoplayer416 - Christmas Oratorio #2 - Sinfonia in G (BWV248) (J.S. Bach)
33. Pavel.K - Evening Clouds, No.9 from Album de Nina Op. 141 (Aleksander Gretchaninov)
34. jamiecw - Prelude in A Major Op28 No7 (Frederic Chopin)
35. sandalholme - 4 Mazurkas Op24 (Chopin)
36. Moo smile - Rondo in D K485 (Mozart)
37. Serge88 - Air on the G string (J.S. Bach)
38. tyschoco - Sonatina in F Major, Op 20 No 3 (Friedrich Kuhlau)
39. lyricmudra - Venetian Boat Song No. 2 (Song Without Words Op. 30, No. 6) (Mendelssohn)
40. CasualPianist123 - Sonata Op. 40 No. 2, 1st Movt (Muzio Clementi)

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Originally Posted by peterws
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Originally Posted by Sam S
Originally Posted by wouter79
Ha, Sam was quick this time with his submission :-)

Still not quick enough - but getting a little faster. Mostly checking I haven't made an error in setting up the recital and making the call for submissions...

Sam

Just for reference: I sat there pinging the "recitals" page every 20 seconds or so after the full hour, and when the recital was enabled, I quickly copied and pasted from a text file, all the texts for the fields in the form. I then quickly read through the "proof" page, and uploaded via a reasonably fast connection (not optical fiber-based though). And this only brought me the second place.

Note to self: must get optical fiber internet, and relocate closer to the PW recitals server. 😉

There's a semi-interesting parallel here. After my gym shut down for a COVID rest, when it reopened for bookings, the site crashed as I knew it would. The indolent manager could only say that it would settle down with time.
It did to a degree, but some courses are insanely popular, usually involving bikes which are the only ones I book.
To get the racers edge to my internet connection, I'd sit next to the roiuter box, holding the lappie an inch from it.
I invariably got on before the site crashed but didn't actually know I had until after.
My wife thought I was mad..

Dammit, I've already wrote this previously! How might I delete this . . . .my poor memory, I'm afraid.


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