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« on: February 05, 2007, 12:27:16 PM »

On this board you can upload your own recordings to get comments from other members.

Instructions:

- Start a new topic for every new piece but if the piece/work has several movements they should all be uploaded in the same topic.
- Put the composer name and the title of the piece in the subject line and comments or questions in the message body.
- Please add "VIDEO: " in the subject line on all topics containing videos.

To upload mp3 files:
Click "Additional options..." and locate the file on your computer.
When clicking the "Post" button the upload starts. Please be patient since it usually takes several minutes to upload a file.

To embed videos from YouTube:
Paste the YouTube link or ID in the message, double clink on it to select it and click the YouTube button (among the text fromatting buttons).


Rules and guide lines:

  • Audio files must be in mp3 format and the maximum file size per post is 20 Mb.
  • Audio recordings must be uploaded as attachments. Posting links to files outside this server is not allowed.
  • Uploading recordings of performances that are copyright protected  is strictly prohibited. This includes CD and live recordings by other musicians than yourself, of which you do not have permission to make the recording publicly available here.
  • Recordings of your own performances of copyright protected pieces by contemporary composers are OK since we have a licens for providing them.
  • Include as many details regarding the recording as possible in your message - instrument, date, place, recording equipment etc.
  • The performance should reflect a, for the piece in question, reasonable level of musical and technical quality.
  • Recordings of acoustic piano are strongly prefered above recordings of digital piano.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 10:33:12 AM »

Am I right in assuming an acoustical piano is just an ordinary piano?
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, 05:43:12 PM »

Where should I post about a little composition I have made (first one)? Unfortunately it is recorded on a digital piano.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 08:04:15 PM »

Well it doesn't say it shouldn't be recorded on digital piano at all it just says acoustic piano is prefered... and I think really a lot of people post recordings of digital pianos anyway. (Sometimes even keyboard  Undecided ). I think there are really a lot of different recordings and everything here in the audition room.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 05:52:05 PM »

Since most of us don't have or can't afford to have a piano tuner at our disposition to prepare a piano for recording, a good digital piano recorded directly (wired) to the recorder will give a better result than a slightly out of tune acoustic recorded with microphones.

Of course if one has access to an acoustic piano with a weekly visit from the piano tuner and a good set of microphones in a quiet room with just the right acoustics then there is nothing better.

In the meantime for the rest of us..
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 11:22:47 AM »

A question for admins and mods..Obviously no one that has posted a know piece like, let's say Bach's Praeludium C major would start claiming it to be his(the posters) own music..But when you post an own impro/compo at the improvisation board, what is to stop anyone from downloading it and then maybe modify it with software and then claiming it to be his/her own? Would like to post more of my own stuff but I became quite worried because there is apparently no way to turn off downloading possibilities for what you upload??
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 05:58:13 PM »

Even streaming can be captured, just like on the radio. And mp3 needs to be downloaded to be decoded.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 03:50:34 AM »

I realize there's a big favoring of classical music here, but would it be okay to put an original composition that is definitely not classical?
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011, 05:47:06 PM »

utterlysneaky:
You own the copyright to your own compositions and improvisations. Therefore if someone downloaded a copy of your composition or improvisation and passed it off as their own that would be breaking copyright law. Obviously it's very difficult to stop people doing that, but one thing you can do is post a copy of your composition (sheet music, CD or DVD) to yourself using recorded post. When you receive the parcel, do not open it. If you do find out that someone has broken copyright law and stolen your work, the unopened parcel is proof that the work was written by you before the date of the postmark.
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2011, 07:07:21 PM »

I realize there's a big favoring of classical music here, but would it be okay to put an original composition that is definitely not classical?

I can only speak for myself, of course, but IMO this is fully okay and I don't see any need to put everything into boxes Smiley

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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2011, 07:07:31 PM »

I realize there's a big favoring of classical music here, but would it be okay to put an original composition that is definitely not classical?

Favoring?  This is a classical music piano site! Wink
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2011, 04:18:33 PM »

Can a person post recordings that are Jazz and/or original composition related?
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2011, 04:42:44 PM »

After my last post I realized that the Audition Room has a child link called "Improvisations". I am glad that this site recognizes Jazz and improvisation.
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2011, 05:25:34 PM »

Can a person post recordings that are Jazz and/or original composition related?

No! No way! Never ever! We're classical pianists and we scare you to death!!!!!!  Shocked



(Just kidding, of course  Grin )

Hey don't care about boxes and just feel free and welcome! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2011, 06:46:28 PM »

Thanks Pianowolfi,

This is really a  nice forum and am glad I found it. When I was younger I studied at North Texas State University (Jazz Education). After that I played professionally for 20 years in hotel lobbies, bars, restaurants, weddings, etc. Sometimes I actually think about writing a book about all the crazy encounters I had with customers and even other musicians over those years. There was a time period that I actually stopped working and practicing. About 6 years ago I started practicing again. Now, I am part of the IT staff at Northern Illinois Unviersity so thankfully I don't have to play gigs anymore. But, I still have things to say musically and there are very few venues to play in. At least where I am and I am close to Chicago. I see you are from Switzerland. I've always heard that people in Europe appreciate Jazz more than people do here. Do you think that is true? Are there places for Jazz pianists to perform in Switzerland where the piano is actually in tune and not a dog?

Well, thanks a lot for your welcome and support. I look forward to posting some tunes. Some I wrote, others are Jazz Standards. I have always been very influenced by Bill Evans. If you are familiar with him I think you would agree that he is the Ravel, Debussey, Chopin of Jazz. It will be so nice to be able to post some of my own interpretations here.

Thanks again,
Dan Pincus
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2011, 03:38:31 PM »

Excuse me, but can it be something like a midi file or a sheet music? From time to time, I compose my own simple pieces (usually improvised versions of already made ones)/add more to a certain piano piece (e.g. make something like "chopsticks" more complex). Sometimes, the compositions I make are too much for my hands (I don't have the technique to play them). So is it possible to just upload the midi file/sheet music for people to play if they want to?
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2011, 01:38:53 AM »

OK, so I get from reading all the above post's that I can indeed post a recording of my own Neoclassical (influenced by Chopin, Schumann, Liszt etc.) composition from my perfectly tuned directly plugged in 88-note keyboard. I have many Neoclassical compositions that I have done over the years and would like to get your responses to them.

I will pick one and load it here (audio only) and the scores to all my piano music are available on request. Thanks

Angel

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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2012, 11:08:30 PM »

Should the videos be only from YouTube or can I add them in another format?
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2013, 03:21:03 PM »

I have a question. Are we allowed to put up our own original compositions, and if so, what specific rules are there for posting them?

Edit: Upon reviewing the posts above, it appears my question was already answered.
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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2014, 08:31:36 AM »

Hello,

How can I delete my audition rooms?

I did a topic with all my videos and I would like delete all my videos, to create new topics separatly with each videos.

Thank you for your help.
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« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2014, 08:51:56 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2015, 06:45:03 AM »

Hi everyone

There's this video I've got that I'd like to upload to share with you all. However, I don't know how to convert it to an mp3, could someone please help?

Thanks
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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2015, 07:23:27 AM »

Hi,

for example, the program "Xmedia Recode" can convert from - and to - many formats. It's free, and is easily findable via google.

Cordially, 8_oct!

 
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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2017, 10:15:44 AM »

The instructions state not using links to other servers. What is wrong with linking to YouTube? That can save space on this site. I noticed many audition room posts use a link to YouTube. I realized after sharing a piece via YouTube this practice is against the current rules.

Should the instructions be changed? Or maybe I'm misinterpreting?
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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2017, 01:13:47 AM »

I'd like to know the reasoning for this.  
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« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2017, 07:56:24 PM »

Hm, I just read through the thread.  It seems that the rule makers don't come back to this thread when there are questions - looking back.
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