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Post by Casyopea on Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:29 pm

Just wanted to share with you a small piece I made up yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOd4hMxYvCc&feature=PlayList&p=FEBDD143DF725CA4&index=4

I can't seem to play it 100% ok, so here is the best I can do ;-) It will get better ... one day soon!

Cheers,

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Post by VictorCS on Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:35 am

And you've only playd for 4 months Rolling Eyes

It's actually weird how a pattern played over and over again at
different pitches and small key changes can make magic...

Good job cheers
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Post by Admin Andrew on Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:19 am

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's SO great Very Happy !!!!! keep it up!

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Post by Thomandy on Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:41 am

Casyopea wrote:Just wanted to share with you a small piece I made up yesterday.



I can't seem to play it 100% ok, so here is the best I can do ;-) It will get better ... one day soon!

Cheers,

Elena

I thought this was really great too Smile And the titel is VERY suting I think, to this pice. It was almost as if I could hear those falling stars Smile Great!! Smile

*Manipulated quote* - Then Those who dont want to see it on another page, can see it right away Smile
(And Andrew, I guess the flashthingi doesnt work as it should?? - I had to cut and past code in an other way to get it to be the video, posted in this whay - Copyed from you Razz)
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Post by maggiekedves on Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:46 am

thomandy wrote:
Casyopea wrote:Just wanted to share with you a small piece I made up yesterday.



I can't seem to play it 100% ok, so here is the best I can do ;-) It will get better ... one day soon!

Cheers,

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I thought this was really great too Smile And the titel is VERY suting I think, to this pice. It was almost as if I could hear those falling stars Smile Great!! Smile

*Manipulated quote* - Then Those who dont want to see it on another page, can see it right away Smile
(And Andrew, I guess the flashthingi doesnt work as it should?? - I had to cut and past code in an other way to get it to be the video, posted in this whay - Copyed from you Razz)

Elena,
For me it seemed 100%... especially that it is your piece and you are the only one who could tell any mistakes.
I think it was just perfect cheers
I was looking at your hand while playing and I was thinking ... wooow she has perfect looooong fingers for piano, lucky you Smile

OH and thanks Thomandy to fix the link... it was nice and lazy just click on it bounce
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Post by Thomandy on Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:01 am

maggiekedves wrote: I was looking at your hand while playing and I was thinking ... wooow she has perfect looooong fingers for piano, lucky you Smile

Yeah, very nice fingers. Smile
I got a bit small fingers, as we call then in Norway; Potatofingers Wink hehe
But I can reach from a C - D (Tumb - Pinkie())
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Post by pianohama on Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:30 pm

That was awesome Casyopeya =) Keep it up
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Post by Casyopea on Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:05 pm

So glad you liked it! Smile I tried to play it today for my teacher, but I got so nervous ... Any ideas to relax when playing in front of people?
Thank you for your comments, I feel very happy to share this with you Smile))) You made my day!

God bless,

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Post by VictorCS on Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:24 pm

Casyopea wrote:Any ideas to relax when playing in front of people?

I got that problem to, if someone asks me to play, or I wanna play something I can to someone, I tend to just mess up,
but I can practice without caring if there are people listening or not ( thay cant really block out the sound ).

And just now, I remember I played on this huge grand at my friends house ( I actually forgot ), I messed up bigtime Very Happy

I think I actually fear that I'm gonna play to good, so they will say: "you're good", so I try to play as bad as I can.
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Post by Thomandy on Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:13 pm

VictorCS wrote:
Casyopea wrote:Any ideas to relax when playing in front of people?

I got that problem to, if someone asks me to play, or I wanna play something I can to someone, I tend to just mess up,
but I can practice without caring if there are people listening or not ( thay cant really block out the sound ).

And just now, I remember I played on this huge grand at my friends house ( I actually forgot ), I messed up bigtime Very Happy

I think I actually fear that I'm gonna play to good, so they will say: "you're good", so I try to play as bad as I can.

Yupp, I guess experience is the keyelement here. When I started I didnt manage to play anything right whane I played before even my parrents, couse I had the fucus on not messing up. Try to think aout what your tasks are, and after a while hopefully you manage to do that 100%, and block the listners out. Now I dont mind playing infront of people, unless its people I dont know to well, even that hasnt really happened so often =)

But Victor? When are you gona upload a performance. You have been playing on and of for about 6years, and serious the last year?! Would be nice to see you play Smile
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Post by Admin Andrew on Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:53 pm

Casyopea wrote:So glad you liked it! Smile I tried to play it today for my teacher, but I got so nervous ... Any ideas to relax when playing in front of people?
Thank you for your comments, I feel very happy to share this with you Smile))) You made my day!

God bless,

Elena.

I'm glad it made you happy Very Happy

Well, I'm guessing out of everyone here I've got the most performance experience? I've got somewhere between 800-1000 hours of time that I have been performance in front of 10 or more people. My average audience is about 150 people, but my biggest was about 4,500ish (THAT WAS SO FUN!)

Here's what I've learned.

The more people you perform for, the more "pressure" you feel to do a good job and not screw up. It almost feels like the audience is telling you how to play. They're feeding energy to you. If you let them control your playing, you WILL mess up or it will not sound that great, because you won't be playing as yourself.

What you need to do is take a deep breath and think of pushing out a bubble of air around you and the piano. Think of nothing but how you know deep inside you the best performance is locked away in your heart, and that you KNOW if you let it out it will be the best you can play. Then picture how successful you're going to be, just think of doing amazing. Then when it's time to get up, put your bubble up, and pretend that people can't see, hear or anything inside that bubble. You're only playing to make beautiful music that comes from within your heart. Let it flow out, and let yourself get wrapped up in the music.

Also, if you're nervous people tend to want to go fast or quickly rush through things. I've learned that whenever i feel that way, I need to go SLOWER. Seriously when i perform, instead of running, i slowly causally walk up. I sit down, I take my time. This is almost like a tease for the audience and they get drawn into the performance even more. So the key is, when you feel like RUSHING, be like, "I don't think so! Mad I'm going to play it even slower now!" Of course if you're playing a fast piece you'd still got to play it somewhat fast, but you can go allittle bit slower, just think about being more poised and diliberate with your actions. By going slow like this and getting into the piece it calms me down and helps me play much better.

Now the last thing, if you're STILL nervous after all this. Instead of thinking "oh no! I'm nervous! i'm going to suck!"

Think..."YES!!!! my emotions are intune because this nervousness has augmented my ability to feel emotions!!! Man this is such a cool feeling, it's like i'm on a rollercoaster but i don't need to pay anything WHOO HOO!!!!"

Suddenly when you start thinking about the cool parts of feeling nervous, you become really happy and relaxed and very mentally sharp! ^_^

Anyway That's some of the things i've learned about performing hope that helps!

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Post by Jordan on Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:20 pm

That was beautiful, and also beautifully played. I love it.
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Post by Casyopea on Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:54 pm

Thanks Jordan! Smile

Andrew, thank you also for your advice. Problem is... I seem to be very emotional LOL (trembling hands, weak fingers...) Anyways, I like what you say about the bubble, especially because you can transfer that to your daily life in almost any situation you may find yourself in... It's true! Whenever I feel I need to disconnect a little bit from reality, I imagine myself inside a glass ball, watching everything around me but becoming conscious of myself as a spectator, as if things were nothing to do with me, and it works!!

...And this was today's testimonial from an English teacher suffering from burn-out syndrome... Naaah, I was kidding!! Razz

BE HAPPY!!! Very Happy

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Post by Michaelxxx1936 on Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:34 pm

Elena.. I enjoyed it very much. Yes, it can be hard to relax in front of other people. However, if you think back to your first scales, they were quite hard to relax with too I expect, but no doubt you soon became comfortable with them and moved on. Best wishes with your lessons Basketball

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Post by Casyopea on Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:12 pm

Thanks for both sunny

Best,

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Post by Sepheron on Fri May 02, 2008 2:20 am

You'r composition sounds really nice! I really liked it... and i also found out that you'r a fan of Hiromi Uehara Shocked me too!

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Post by Casyopea on Sun May 11, 2008 8:39 am

Thank you, Sepheron! You like Hiromi too! What a great taste you have, HAHAHA!!! Wink Check out her updates on Myspace, she's got a new album released on May 28 (in Japan), and it's called "Beyond Standard". So far I've seen a video of her perfoming one of the pieces in it, "I got rhythm" - a reelab from Gershwins' classic, and it's just incredible!!! Very Happy

Ok, new performance of the piece I'm currently working on. This will be my place if you guys want to hang out in my piano bar Cool Fetch a couple of drinks and see the topic renamed and updated.

My nth attempt at The Happy Farmer, is it just me or does this melody create addiction?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89mxzRun-BU


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Post by Thomandy on Sun May 11, 2008 8:50 am

Great playing Very Happy Good, stedy tempo, light and cherfull playing.
Really liked it, as allways Very Happy
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Post by CripKilla on Sun May 11, 2008 11:35 pm

Really nice Wink keep it up!
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Post by Casyopea on Mon May 12, 2008 7:35 am

Thank you! Very Happy
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Post by Sepheron on Mon May 12, 2008 7:54 pm

such a funny little music! I liked it! ;D

Btw, I'v bought the live concert she did with Chick Corea, it's called Duet, and it's an amazing experience listening to all those "improvised" songs!
I didn't knew she was realeasing a new album this month! O.O I'm really looking forward to it!! ^^

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Post by Casyopea on Thu May 22, 2008 8:12 pm

Same here too ! Smile I can't get enough Hiromi, hehe

Here is a new tune, it's called "The path home". I worked with a little melody as the core (obviousy I made it up beforehand) and adding some improvs here and there. Hope you enjoy!





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEqjSPA_TGM

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Post by pianohama on Thu May 22, 2008 8:55 pm

Casyopea wrote:Same here too ! Smile I can't get enough Hiromi, hehe

Here is a new tune, it's called "The path home". I worked with a little melody as the core (obviousy I made it up beforehand) and adding some improvs here and there. Hope you enjoy!





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEqjSPA_TGM



around 00:48 sounds very nice actually Smile GJ
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Post by Thomandy on Thu May 22, 2008 9:35 pm

Yeah, I agree with pianohama. The part from 48+ was really nice Very Happy
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Post by Admin Andrew on Fri May 23, 2008 1:30 am

Wow! very nice! i loved it, it had lots of charm, it reminded me of something you'd hear in a zelda game or maybe a Final Fantasy game as you're wandering around the city, then you go otu to fight some monsters in the fields, and then you come back to the town to shop and then sleep. Smile lol I had to many RPGing days... Laughing anyway!

I fixed the flash player link so people can watch it here ^_^

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