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Originally Posted by Sam S
There is always of flurry of submissions the first day. Then things slow down, until there is another spurt of activity near the deadline

I've been spotted!

My own fault for picking a piece that has me well over my skis, but there's some advantages to that: if the current version on my computer isn't good enough, I have 10 days to make it better. Because it's getting submitted one way or another. Gotta get held accountable for my progress sooner or later, and there's no better time and place than this.

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Originally Posted by RudolfRSK
Gotta get held accountable for my progress sooner or later, and there's no better time and place than this.

I'm in my late 60s. If I don't play it now, when will I play it?

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Gotta get held accountable for my progress sooner or later, and there's no better time and place than this.

I'm in my late 60s. If I don't play it now, when will I play it?

Sam

Exactly!

I'd been really looking forward to submitting a piece for one of these for a few cycles, actually, just hadn't worked out due to personal circumstances. No reason to delay any longer for reasons as vague as that, now that I know I'll have something submittable.

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Don't think it makes a difference whether the submission is #1 or #60... unless you're in business and you want your company's name to come up on top in a Google search.

Suppose I find that someone else submitted the same piece I'm playing wouldn't mean anything. With a busy schedule, all I'd do is work on the same piece. If I get a better recording, replace the old one.

The piece I submitted is an arrangement for piano with very few piano versions online. At least I won't be compared to other people playing the same piece since there are few recordings.

I'm usually closer to the end of the list. I started working on this piece during the summer when my teacher had a break but it's too advanced to be submitted to the beginner's recital so I'm more in the middle this time.

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Don't think it makes a difference whether the submission is #1 or #60... unless you're in business and you want your company's name to come up on top in a Google search.

Suppose I find that someone else submitted the same piece I'm playing wouldn't mean anything. With a busy schedule, all I'd do is work on the same piece. If I get a better recording, replace the old one.

The piece I submitted is an arrangement for piano with very few piano versions online. At least I won't be compared to other people playing the same piece since there are few recordings.

I'm usually closer to the end of the list. I started working on this piece during the summer when my teacher had a break but it's too advanced to be submitted to the beginner's recital so I'm more in the middle this time.
Of course! If there's people submitting the same piece, the way I think of it is that they both found the music beautiful and worthy to be shared, and it's not any less beautiful because someone else found it so.

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Hi all.
I feel I have a new lease of life playing piano, perhaps mainly now I'm retired so I have more time.
I think part of me stepping out of my comfort zone would be to submit a piece... something I've certainly never done before.
I have a piece which is really hard for me and it's been a long time in the learning, and far from mastered.
I've tried recording it in to my ES8s internal memory and it's full of errors and issues.
I hope I can finally persuade myself to expose my playing to a wider audience, because I really think it would help me.
Heart rate is rapidly rising just typing this.


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Originally Posted by stevedoz
Hi all.
I feel I have a new lease of life playing piano, perhaps mainly now I'm retired so I have more time.
I think part of me stepping out of my comfort zone would be to submit a piece... something I've certainly never done before.
I have a piece which is really hard for me and it's been a long time in the learning, and far from mastered.
I've tried recording it in to my ES8s internal memory and it's full of errors and issues.
I hope I can finally persuade myself to expose my playing to a wider audience, because I really think it would help me.
Heart rate is rapidly rising just typing this.

I still get the "red dot fever" sometimes, even after all these years. But I have gotten much better at controlling my nerves when recording. It takes time (years).

I'm sure you've done much harder things in your life! And the recitals are a very forgiving audience. We have all "been there and done that", so we can relate to all the problems you are having.

Sam

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Originally Posted by Sam S
Originally Posted by stevedoz
Hi all.
I feel I have a new lease of life playing piano, perhaps mainly now I'm retired so I have more time.
I think part of me stepping out of my comfort zone would be to submit a piece... something I've certainly never done before.
I have a piece which is really hard for me and it's been a long time in the learning, and far from mastered.
I've tried recording it in to my ES8s internal memory and it's full of errors and issues.
I hope I can finally persuade myself to expose my playing to a wider audience, because I really think it would help me.
Heart rate is rapidly rising just typing this.

I still get the "red dot fever" sometimes, even after all these years. But I have gotten much better at controlling my nerves when recording. It takes time (years).

I'm sure you've done much harder things in your life! And the recitals are a very forgiving audience. We have all "been there and done that", so we can relate to all the problems you are having.

Sam

Thanks....


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Time to work on the next piece. May be I'll find a suitable Greig piece for the next recital...

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Originally Posted by sinophilia
Oh gosh... can I submit just the beginning of something, recorded on an out-of-tune piano? grin
My favorite technician fell from his bike and broke an arm, poor guy. It will be a long wait for me and my piano.

I fall off my bike regularly. Got lucky so far. But I'm looking forward to hearing what you do . . on a real, out of tune piano! I have played so many of those I have to detune my digital to make it sound right . . .

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One week left to get your submission in!

Recital #64 is scheduled for Monday, November 15, 2021 and is now open for submissions!

The submission deadline is Monday, November 15, 2021 at 6:00 Eastern (US) time.

There are currently 27 submitted pieces.

1. Greta99 - Two Baltic Waltzes -"Tallinn" and "Vilnius" from "Reflections in Waltz" (Welburn, James)
2. QuasiUnaFantasia - 10 pieces for piano, opus 24,7: Andantino (Sibelius, J.)
3. PikaPianist - Nocturne Op. 3 No.2 (Korganov)
4. Sam S - Valse de l'adieu (Eric Christian)
5. MarieJ - Berlin Song (Ludovico Einaudi)
6. wouter79 - Novelette, No17 (Heller, Stephen)
7. Ted Jones - Croaghaun Triptych (Part 1) (Ted Jones)
8. Greener / Jeff - Piazzolla Tango, Medley (Piazzolla / Greener)
9. peterws - Mozart's 23rd k488 Intro (Mozart)
10. KevinM - Minuet No. 1 from French Suite in B minor. No. 3 (Bach)
11. Ido - Invention 11 (BWV 782) (J.S. Bach)
12. JJHLH - Prelude in B major Op 27 No 2 (Scriabin)
13. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Loutky (Puppets), H. 92: No. 3. Columbine (Bohuslav Martinu)
14. Calavera - Legend of Mana medley (Shimomura, Yoko)
15. rwsavory - Les Barricades Mysterieuses (Couperin)
16. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - Preludes Op 11, Nos 9 & 17 (Scriabin)
17. JB_PW (Jen) - Mermaid's Lullaby (Walter Carroll)
18. AndresVel - Two-Part Inventions, No. 9 in F minor (BWV 780) (J.S. Bach)
19. Talao - Gnossienne No. 1 (Erik Satie)
20. winterflower - The Night is Too Long and So Deep (winterflower)
21. ranjit - The Madman's Circus (ranjit)
22. thepianoplayer416 - Christmas Oratorio #2 - Sinfonia in G (BWV248) (J.S. Bach)
23. stevedoz - Dawn (Dario Marianelli)
24. Serge88 - Air on a G string (J.S. Bach)
25. pianist685 (Constantin) - If I could see you again (Yiruma)
26. vte - Notturno Op 28 No 4 (Friedrich Kiel)
27. RudolfRSK - Sonetto 47 del Petrarca (Liszt)

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Originally Posted by stevedoz
Hi all.
I feel I have a new lease of life playing piano, perhaps mainly now I'm retired so I have more time.
I think part of me stepping out of my comfort zone would be to submit a piece... something I've certainly never done before.
I have a piece which is really hard for me and it's been a long time in the learning, and far from mastered.
I've tried recording it in to my ES8s internal memory and it's full of errors and issues.
I hope I can finally persuade myself to expose my playing to a wider audience, because I really think it would help me.
Heart rate is rapidly rising just typing this.

I think there are two reasons to submit and in both cases you don't need to play it perfect:

(1) because you really like the piece and want to share it. If you can play it somewhat decent, that should be good enough already to contain the essence of why you like it. My performance also has errors, so what. Be able to play through errors is also a big achievement.

(2) you want technical feedback. If you played it perfect, there's no feedback needed anyway.


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Originally Posted by wouter79
I think there are two reasons to submit and in both cases you don't need to play it perfect:

(1) because you really like the piece and want to share it. If you can play it somewhat decent, that should be good enough already to contain the essence of why you like it. My performance also has errors, so what. Be able to play through errors is also a big achievement.

(2) you want technical feedback. If you played it perfect, there's no feedback needed anyway.

Thank you for this, wouter79. I've been sweating my intended submission because I can't play it fast enough yet. My most recent recording was close , but in spite of it still not being fast enough, it somehow sounded rushed to me. I'll go for a comfortable tempo and go for you reason #1.


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Originally Posted by wouter79
Originally Posted by stevedoz
Hi all.
I feel I have a new lease of life playing piano, perhaps mainly now I'm retired so I have more time.
I think part of me stepping out of my comfort zone would be to submit a piece... something I've certainly never done before.
I have a piece which is really hard for me and it's been a long time in the learning, and far from mastered.
I've tried recording it in to my ES8s internal memory and it's full of errors and issues.
I hope I can finally persuade myself to expose my playing to a wider audience, because I really think it would help me.
Heart rate is rapidly rising just typing this.

I think there are two reasons to submit and in both cases you don't need to play it perfect:

(1) because you really like the piece and want to share it. If you can play it somewhat decent, that should be good enough already to contain the essence of why you like it. My performance also has errors, so what. Be able to play through errors is also a big achievement.

(2) you want technical feedback. If you played it perfect, there's no feedback needed anyway.

Thanks for this. I believe my submission is a fair representation of where I am with the piece. More work needed 😊


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Originally Posted by wouter79
I think there are two reasons to submit and in both cases you don't need to play it perfect:

(1) because you really like the piece and want to share it. If you can play it somewhat decent, that should be good enough already to contain the essence of why you like it. My performance also has errors, so what. Be able to play through errors is also a big achievement.

(2) you want technical feedback. If you played it perfect, there's no feedback needed anyway.

Thank you for this, wouter79. I've been sweating my intended submission because I can't play it fast enough yet. My most recent recording was close , but in spite of it still not being fast enough, it somehow sounded rushed to me. I'll go for a comfortable tempo and go for you reason #1.

Nothing's perfect. This isn't an ego trip although we all want to do the best we can. My best is worse than my last, and this is becoming a new tewnd.
With me.
(Shrug) I don't care! Too much fun still.


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Remember guys, if you don't submit, you won't get a prize!
(there is a prize, right?)


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Remember guys, if you don't submit, you won't get a prize!
(there is a prize, right?)

Sure! The respect and admiration of your online friends!

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