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    Default Me playing piano, part one

    Well, I don't have a whole lot of memory on my camera, so I took this video of myself playing piano in two parts, expect the next part in a little

    This isn't the original version; it's been simplified and transposed to C Minor.

    Tell me what you think, and by no means is it perfect I'm still working on it and perfecting, and hopefully the next part will be here within the week

    Anyway, plenty of C&C welcome

    http://vimeo.com/769959

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    Pretty good so far! Every time I hear this piece it reminds me of that bar scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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    Very good! It explains why you won the recent competition.


    Here are a few tips:
    don't let your fingers do all the work, loose your wrist at passages like the starting at 1:45.
    Study the whole thing without pedal, using only your fingers and the wrist to improve your legato. At the beginning the left hand octave jumps in the Lassan section may sound discontinuous, but with practice you will beat it.
    Your left hand should not be jumping/describing arcs: hit the low key and move the hand smoothly to the notes on the middle register (fast, but smoothly; if not... you seem nervous) as if your fingers didn't want to lose contact with the keys.

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    Very well done, most impressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by YsayeOp.27#6 View Post
    Very good! It explains why you won the recent competition.


    Here are a few tips:
    don't let your fingers do all the work, loose your wrist at passages like the starting at 1:45.
    Study the whole thing without pedal, using only your fingers and the wrist to improve your legato. At the beginning the left hand octave jumps in the Lassan section may sound discontinuous, but with practice you will beat it.
    Your left hand should not be jumping/describing arcs: hit the low key and move the hand smoothly to the notes on the middle register (fast, but smoothly; if not... you seem nervous) as if your fingers didn't want to lose contact with the keys.

    I was nervous What do you mean by middle register?

    Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by trojan rabbit View Post
    I was nervous
    That's normal, in youtube.com you can see how nervous Yundi Li was at the Chopin Competition. At the end of the Second Scherzo, in the quieter parts, you can see how his fingers tremble.


    What do you mean by middle register?
    I meant when the left hand jumps from hitting, for example, a lower F# to an ACF# chord (in the original version, yours is C minor, isn't it?). That would be at about 1.17 in your video)

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    Yes mine is in C minor


    and thanks for clarifying for me on that. And hopefully the more of these I do, the less nervous I get...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trojan rabbit View Post
    Yes mine is in C minor


    and thanks for clarifying for me on that. And hopefully the more of these I do, the less nervous I get...
    Watch the Yundi Li videos.

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