My teacher assigned me Debbusy's Arabesque 1 as for this summer. I've just recorded my progress, and I'd really like you guys to tell whether or not this is good, and what to improve I've really enjoyed Ciccolini's interpretation of the pieces.
I just got an iphone and I was testing the mic/video on it. This was a first-try recording so be nice! Missed a couple of notes. Turned out pretty good though for an iphone, IMO, so I uploaded it. I'm loving how good the iphone actually records. Better than my video camera as far as sound is concerned. I'm going to record the song with some real equipment and without any mess-ups once I get my SP B-1s setup and a friend to record me.
I usually don't play with any rubato, but I've been experimenting.
Please feel free to give me tips, what you liked, what you didn't like, etc.
I took professional lessons for 13 years, and I've been playing for 17 total.
I haven't logged on for few days, so I was quite surprised to see a recording of Debussy's Arabesque so near the top of the threads - a co-incidence I assure you!
I wish I had the crisp recording equipment that Becky has, it's such a clean performance cleanly recorded (nice work Becky!). I am using a modestly priced Sony stereo mic taped in position over the strings.
Anyway, to the recording below. About a year ago I spent a few weeks learning this, then left it. Returned to it tonight and the below is the best take. Plenty of note mistakes, I'm aware of them all - feel free to point them out individually if you really must, but as an enthusiastic amateur pianist with a boring day job I don't get to practise as much as I did growing up :-/ so I play more for the listening enjoyment of it than the technical perfection of it.
I love this piece, I love hearing it and I love playing it. I hope you like my (somewhat flawed) delivery and interpretation.
(Reason for edit: Switched subject to Composer, Piece)
I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that the left and right hands don't match up perfectly. I've played a song before (from pride and prejudice movie) and the notes didn't line up perfectly, but slowly i got the hang of it and can play it well now. But it's been a while since i played a song like this where they don't line up perfectly. What can I do to learn this part? Please offer some suggestions.
Hi there, I'm new to this site, and I thought I'd post a couple of my Piano videos from YouTube. I'm really sorry about the quality of the vids, but I couldn't get anything better than my mobile phone to record on. I will try and get better recordings though =)
I'm learning Debussy's Arabesque 1 and am having a hard time with the triplet phrases in the right hand over the eights in the left hand. I can't make them even. I've tried practicing them really slow but that doesn't help.
Please help - if I can't even practice them effectively I'm not sure if I can even do it. Any suggestions, techniques?
Hello, I am going to do grade 8 exam in the autumn, and would appreciate comments on this. NB In particular, is the pedaling ok - given that this piece should be transparent I am not sure if I am using too much. Comments on other aspects welcomed also of course. Richard
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