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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.


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.