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Offline recnepspencer

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Will you critique this performance?
« on: December 21, 2019, 11:53:03 PM »
My brother is in a piano competition so he made this arrangement of Little Drummer Boy in the minor key, and he would love your thoughts! https://www.facebook.com/joncheneypiano/videos/1518948681602643/?sfnsn=mo&d=n&vh=e
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Offline mrcreosote

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Re: Will you critique this performance?
«Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 05:36:45 PM »
What I would try:

My take is that this is a dreamy, mysterious, sad piece.  The music itself doesn't vary much so I would try to solve this with loud vs soft, cres. vs dim., and any tool in my kit.

Specifically:

1) Left hand accompaniment so soft that it is hard to make out - it becomes mysterious.
2) More dynamics technically and emotionally within phrases.
3) Try to take the piece on an emotional journey.