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pianistimo
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« on: February 15, 2007, 04:28:20 AM »

this one is for henrah tonight.  the middle section is somewhat blech.  but, the beginning and ending part is for him.

* prelude in D-flat major (raindrop).mp3 (3822.64 KB - downloaded 109 times.)
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 10:22:12 AM »

Hi Pianistimo,

I'm certainly not anyone to be giving advice here yet,  but regarding the middle section, I think you could vary more the dynamic in the left hand and interrupt the medal more often between bars. I think it might be blending a bit too much.

As for the rest, I'm sorry but I don't know enough to comment, even though I also play this piece.

I have a question regarding the recording, though. It seems to me you're recording in Mono. What setup are you using?

Alexandre
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2007, 04:09:47 AM »

I like that you keep the flow of this piece going. 

You may wish to look at giving the RH melodic phrases more freedom.  The constant pulse of the LH can easily lead to a static sound.  Sing the melodies like a singer would, with more ebb and flow.  This may also help with the contrast to the darker middle section.


About the recording.  It sounds like the plug wasn't fully inserted or you only connected the  left channel of your keyboard to the computer.   Sound only plays through my left ear.  You may want to get a mono splitter (only a few $) so you can at least hear the piano in both ears. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007, 09:01:18 PM »

thank you - i meant to thank ail earlier, too, about making the middle section less pedalled and more dynamically varied. 

yes. the rh melodic phrases could have more freedom.  more ebb and flow, as you say. 

and, the plug probably did need to be pushed in farther.  i'm so frustrated right now because when my husband is gone i don't know what to plug in - where - to record myself.  i tried yesterday to plug them in where they were before (because i took my piano out of the house for a rehearsal).  i want to record the chopin etude again. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2007, 10:36:06 AM »

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i'm so frustrated right now because when my husband is gone i don't know what to plug in

Isn't this that being discussed in the 2 feet thread? These vibrating toothbrushes can't just be about cleaner teeth, can they? Perhaps that's one idea?  Roll Eyes

More seriously, if you're getting a mono recording are you even using a stereo cable? If you look at the jacks on the end of the cable and they have only one black plastic ring [see picture here for comparison of mono / stereo jacks : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_plug] it will only record in mono [similary if the socket on the computer end is mono, which it might be if it's for the mic, line in should be stereo though]
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2007, 11:13:22 AM »

Just came across a thread on PW about recording your piano.  Might help.

http://www.originalsolopiano.com/how-to-record-piano.html#acoustic-audio
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2007, 01:31:48 PM »

i'm now recording in stereo with two plugs (whatever they are).  the orange and the yellow.  one end was missing a connector of a sort of gray color.  i use the colors to remember what to do.  but, i forget where to put them.
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