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Originally Posted by casinitaly

Sam Rose: I suppose I could record myself singing that song, but......... then again, I don't think I will smile


haha I wasn't the one who asked you to record it. That was Sam S!
Maybe I need to change my name smile


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Originally Posted by Sam S
OK, the magic quote problem has now been resolved.

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Good job, Sam - now if we can only get the "magic code" problem fixed - we need to increase it's size - I've never been quite sure that a mere 25 characters is secure enough laugh

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Originally Posted by Sam Rose
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Sam Rose: I suppose I could record myself singing that song, but......... then again, I don't think I will smile


haha I wasn't the one who asked you to record it. That was Sam S!
Maybe I need to change my name smile


ooops - Sorry Sam- I was checking from my phone and just saw the signature, didn't really see the sidebar with the full name. And given you'd been participating in the previous few posts I thought it was you.

So, sorry Sam S too!!

In any event, I'm not going to sing it.


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Woohoo, I'm number 22! I may rerecord to see if I can get one closer to flub-free, but thought it worth committing now to ensure submission, "perfect" or not.

Mid-February is my one-year anniversary of starting piano, so this recital is a nice marker... I can genuinely say that I'm a much better player now than I was a year ago. smile



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Tried to record today and failed in an immense red-dot illuminated bomb. I turned the recorders off and was so at ease playing thru it - I've been wondering a while now why I subject myself to such self abuse.

Strengthening thru fire perhaps?

...or a desire to connect with 60-80 folks that are feeling the same way I am tonight.

I think the latter. smile


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Ahh! I forgot about the recital.. now I have to start practicing something heaps and post something last minute if I make it. shocked

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I'm in. First time I've taken part in this recital. Not too happy with the recording. My digital camera runs out of juice really fast when taking video, so I was limited to just a few takes. Maybe I'll have another go at it before the dead-line.

Really excited to hear what everyone else have uploaded.

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Originally Posted by BenPiano
Tried to record today and failed in an immense red-dot illuminated bomb. I turned the recorders off and was so at ease playing thru it - I've been wondering a while now why I subject myself to such self abuse.

Strengthening thru fire perhaps?

...or a desire to connect with 60-80 folks that are feeling the same way I am tonight.

I think the latter. smile
If it was possible to separate the sound of my piano from the rest of the household noise I could probably get lots of good recordings by just letting the dot glow constantly. My best playing seems to occur when the TV is on at top volume, someone's playing computer games really loud, kids are screaming from one room to another and the dogs are fighting under my piano bench. Its a poor environment for learning, but its often when my playing thrives.


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Originally Posted by TrapperJohn


Good job, Sam - now if we can only get the "magic code" problem fixed - we need to increase it's size - I've never been quite sure that a mere 25 characters is secure enough laugh

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As a matter of fact, every time I submit something to a recital, and play it back afterwards, I notice a few clunkers that definitely were not in my original recording.

No doubt about it - some hacker has been breaking the code, and tampering with the files. I suppose this is his way of trying to win the "Best In Recital" prize. He can't eliminate the clunders in his own recording, so he puts a few in ours. Not fair, and darned irritating!

I'm for fifty-character codes.

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Good job, Sam - now if we can only get the "magic code" problem fixed - we need to increase it's size - I've never been quite sure that a mere 25 characters is secure enough laugh

Trap


As a matter of fact, every time I submit something to a recital, and play it back afterwards, I notice a few clunkers that definitely were not in my original recording.

No doubt about it - some hacker has been breaking the code, and tampering with the files. I suppose this is his way of trying to win the "Best In Recital" prize. He can't eliminate the clunders in his own recording, so he puts a few in ours. Not fair, and darned irritating!

I'm for fifty-character codes.

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Same here. But it gets stranger ... they also hack into my digital recorder and change the file on there too!!!


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I'm in, and wow, I'm not number fifty-something! I'm glad to have it done - I've got a kazillion piano projects right now - my brother's going to help me record a demo cd, the band has a St. Pat's gig, I'm hoping to have another one, and I've got a couple of requests from my seniors that I need to learn, + just in general wanting to spend more time at the piano. Keeps me sane, any way.

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I request.... I Giorni. Has this been played before? grin

Oh wait, there is an Einaudi submission!! Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing you all. Looks like there's lots of good submissions, and we may break 60 this time...

I've been slacking off lately, so I'll catch you guys this Spring. GOOD LUCK...and again, I'm excited to listen soon.



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...I'll catch you guys this Spring.



Too bad, I really enjoyed your last contribution (The Chrysanthenum) , and not just because we have the same piano!


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Might give this a go...

Just got to work out the best tool for the job of recording:
1) iPhone? (No tripod mount - so might have to enlist the help of a daughter)
2) iPad (as above? - but would the quality be any different?)
3) Nikon D90 (good pictures - but not sure about the sound quality?

Anyone? (sorry no fancy specialist recording gear here!)


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DadAgain, I've heard some surprisingly good recordings with the iPhone, so I'd give that a try first. I'd recommend finding a bookcase or stool or some such object to set it on for recording, rather than a daughter. The glare of the Red Dot is anxiety-provoking enough without the impatient sighs of one's offspring adding to it. laugh

But I should warn you that I've heard some pretty bad, distorted recordings with cell phones. The Zoom H2 really is not all that expensive and will get you hassle-free very nice recordings, so it's something to consider for the future if the iPhone doesn't work out.

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Well, that's finally done! *whew*

When I started trying to record yesterday, I suddenly discovered all the little places where I didn't quite have the music memorized to the level where I could play it under pressure. So I spent yesterday and this afternoon getting those parts under control, and was able to get a good recording this evening. Yay!


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Originally Posted by bessel
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Originally Posted by mr_super-hunky
I'm screwing up my performance like you wouldn't believe. I don't know why because it's not that hard and I had it down pat for a while.

Cheryl, did you put a hex on me? If you did please take it off. I'm working on the tear jerker I owe you but all of a sudden I can't make it through the piece without a sudden brain fart and finger fail!

I'll make it nice, I promise but you've got to take this spell off me.

I'll try again tomorrow.



Bewitched, bothered and bewildered? Do you believe in magic? "You put a spell on me" he says..."No baby, it wasn't me".

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Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
Reverse the hex, that is making a mess
bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
You've got to believe it will work quite a lot
bibbidi-bobbidi-boo

Salagadoola means mechicka booleroo
Now let fast fingers flow over the keys
bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
Salagadoola menchicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
Let your heart soar and ignore the red dot
bibbidi-bobbidi bibbidi-bobbidi bibbidi-bobbidi-boo



I think we need to hear a recording of this, with chanting (enchanting) vocals, for the spell removal to really work.

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I think she just admitted putting a spell on him in the first place... isn't that cyber-bullying? wink


I don't think my failure this morning to overcome the red dot was caused by a spell, unfortunately... I noticed that it makes me play faster. I wish that was a virtue!



Bessel, I missed this - note my highlight in black..! I was not guilty, and I was just trying to help smile

Cebukid, I'm sorry you won't be joining us this time! I always love your submissions!
(I too had been thinking that this might be a record - a recital with no Einaudi! .Well, whew. We've got one wink


DadAgain - I use a Canon digital camera to record my submissions from the acoustic - then there is free software you can download to convert from video to MP3 if you don't want to post video.




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i'm typing this with one finger and only one arm so please forgive me if I take a few shortcuts and don't observe perfect apa or mla style standards. My physical therapist (treating me for Tennis Elbow) says I can only do 15 minutes of practice with a break of equal duration, but the 2 days i did this more than 4 times seemed to take me back to sqaure one with my arm problem. now i can't play at all for at least a day -- computer usage hurts too.

One of the songs I was working on before I got taken out was perfect for Valentine's day and i would realy like to get one more song out there before I tak a long hiatus from piano and computer--at least six weeks--particulary since the February recital marks my one year Youtube journal anniversary.

Now I could easily have it done with 45 minutes every day for a week hands together but in order to get the song done in the seven days i'll have left after tomorrow, I'm practicing left hand only and writing the portions that aren't smooth in the right w/ the fingering (and i haven't much practice writing rhythms from my head). Does anyone know whether it would be a good idea to also record left hand part and then try to use the left hand to play the right hand part with the recording of the left hand part while resting the afflicted right arm?-- or do you think this would only screw me up? Would really appreciate any advice, especially based on experience with tendonitus while trying to prepare for a recital.

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Originally Posted by casinitaly
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(I too had been thinking that this might be a record - a recital with no Einaudi! Well, whew. We've got one wink



I'm afraid that if we hadn't received one the Recital might have been held hostage by "the authorities" until we did... smile


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