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03-18-2006, 05:36 AM
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03-18-2006, 05:37 AM
Maria, you already had one. Why did you edit it empty and had to create a new one?

03-18-2006, 05:41 AM
You could have edited this into it and start a new discussion in there.

03-18-2006, 07:11 AM
can a moderator at least delete/erase/close one of the two?

Maria, you have been making so incredibly many topics lately.. they're not all very useful. you can do better, seriously. *grins* you know I don't attack you. I just needed to get it off my chest.

03-18-2006, 09:25 AM
this isn't my work, but it still deserves a mention.

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters, on piano. (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7365031930059923780&q=metallica)

03-18-2006, 10:29 AM
this isn't my work, but it still deserves a mention.

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters, on piano. (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7365031930059923780&q=metallica)
ONE thing about interpretations on the piano I thoroughly hate; the vocals being played by the right hand on the piano.

& to think it started of pretty alright. simple, plain, but alright. this has distroyed a piece of my deep rooted love for this particular song. just the fact that someone would play it like that, thinking that's alright towards the original song & even thinking it's good enough to upload it on the internet. like that blonde bimbo didn't do a well enough job, he just wrecked every last bit of the beautiful memory of Metallica's original version. I guess no one gets that the darkness in the original version is irreplacable & unerasable.

nothing personal, Sinister.

03-18-2006, 10:31 AM
Maria, I'll make sure I'll check out your files soon. I'm not in the right mood right now. I can't fully explain. I'll check in later.

03-19-2006, 03:43 PM
This one stays, I'm locking the other one.

04-16-2006, 05:11 AM
Holy handbags Maria.
I loved that last one, it sounded so...I dont know, medievil or something, the kind of thing that makes me imagine large castles with a huge organ and some dark figure playing that on it. The main melody was like hypnotising.
Really well done, loved it.

04-16-2006, 07:50 AM
I'm downloading the last one, I hope it's good.

04-16-2006, 08:59 AM
Maria, if I'm still allowed to ask a new one I reaaaaaaally want to see a video of you playing William Tell Ouverture. Please?

04-18-2006, 08:00 AM
Nicely done again, Maria.
Like I was saying before you do seem to have quite good technique on the piano, well done indeed.
I've never heard any of these before as they are originally, so I really cant say how well you stuck to the original, but they sound like they've been played true to form.
Keep 'em coming

04-20-2006, 05:02 PM
Fair amount of contrast in those last two videos there.
The first one I think I enjoyed more on a purely musical basis, they were both however quite enjoyable. The first one to me just sounded better, Its like on guitar (sorry to relate back to guitar again) sometimes the nicest things are quite simple (not that the first one looks simple) and slow paced, and even though the technical peices are extremely impressive they sometimes just dont sound well.

On the second video, the playing was extremely impressive I just didnt enjoy the musical side as much as the first, his facial flexibility kept me entertained almost as much as his fingers also.
Thanks for the vids.

04-21-2006, 02:52 PM
Thank you, Maria. The one I wanted was a little longer but it doesn't matter. It just repeats itself. This one is perfect.

04-21-2006, 06:08 PM
Here is me playing AFI - This celluloid dream on piano.
http://www.savefile.com/files/2937802 (play in Windows media player)

04-22-2006, 12:00 AM
Cn i piano your thread?

04-22-2006, 11:01 AM
I just listened/watched the Fantaisie Impromptu. It was brilliant :)

04-22-2006, 04:15 PM
That last video was nothing short of amazing, holy crap.
The technique was just brilliant, but I cant help but think some parts looked a little sped up, doncha think?
Your last two videos where extra nice too, as I already mentioned the little fast runs you did with your right hand were awesome. :)

04-27-2006, 01:36 PM
I can completely hear the violin in that song as a guitar solo, I dont know what it is about it, it is very similar to guitar soloing or something.
Atmosphere of the peice is a little bit odd, some bits are very cheerfull, others touch on eerie, its a very enjoyable peice.

04-28-2006, 11:41 AM
I found it cute more than hilarious.

And the thing they played. Is that really Hungarian Rhapsody? I guess confused it with Hungarian March. But I know I want to play it since I saw that Bugs Bunny episode. Do you have the notes (or sheet music, I don't know what do you call it), Maria?

04-28-2006, 11:58 AM
I know. It must take a month to play it. It doesn't matter, I have a whole summer. Thanks a lot. <3

EDIT: Okay, okay. I just clicked the first link and... Yeah, it would take two months. Or even more. :(

05-10-2006, 06:12 PM
The nocturnes pieces are among my favourites. Very nice.

Mr. Noodles
05-10-2006, 06:17 PM
Yeah, tis a wonderful piece.

& now, the most hilarious piano vid you'll ever see (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6ZR73CQY9w)
That was HILARIOUS! :)

05-12-2006, 02:37 PM
That first one, is definatly one of my favourites that you've shown so far. I'm not sure of the original, but the guy interpreting it has such amazing controll of dynamics, he could play the same little melody about 9 times and make it sound different with the way he was phrasing it, that was extremely entertaining.
As a peice in itself it was very nice, lots and lots of changing themes and intertwining melodys.
Enjoyed very much.

05-15-2006, 01:07 PM
That was pretty secksy, especailly for just two days of practice, I know how annoying it can be memorising a song in such little time.
I didnt hear any mistakes, or much sloppyness at all in there, You're too modest you are.
The only difference from the original was the speed, and it still sounded cool to me, just a little different. Well done as usual.

09-24-2006, 06:32 AM
I liked it, very upbeat...and well played too, I knew the peice as you know, and you did it well I think.
Definatly sounds better in tone on your acoustic piano.
Good Job.

09-24-2006, 06:43 AM
I liked it and I'm about as classical as... Subway.

Yaha, good stuff.

09-24-2006, 07:11 AM
Some good stuff there Maria, but as the song goes "in the morning, you know I won't remember a thing"... only kidding, I really liked it, I recognize it, but I'm not sure where I've heard it before. Most likely an advert for Stella or something.

09-24-2006, 07:31 AM
yeah, either that or your mommy took you to a concert when you were very, very little. I see you, little Ashley, eyes open wide with wonder, lost in admiration before a pianist in monkey suit...

I see you & I don't, coz I'm just kidding. thanks anyway, & thanks for telling me that Stella is from the land of choc, I feel smarter every day.

& quit winking! it's an awful tic

Cunny funt!

09-24-2006, 09:43 AM
The piece sounds veeery familiar. I guess, my teacher used to play it when I'm bored.
Anyway, you know I love your playing. It sounds so much better now, electric pianos really annoy me, maybe that's why... Yeah, well done.

09-24-2006, 10:20 AM
Maria, I never heard that song before, but you sounded great!
I have to agree, sounded much better than the electronic piano.
Good job!

09-24-2006, 01:43 PM
Play au naturel. Topless.

09-26-2006, 08:40 AM
umm...wow. That's the most impressed I've been from your playing yet I think, the melody work from your right hand was...amazing.
The peice was really cool too, sounds like the kind of stuff I would enjoy alot.

*goes to watch again*

09-26-2006, 04:56 PM
WOW!..........Fantastique..........Good job, girl!

Manic Subsidal Boy
09-26-2006, 07:49 PM
Unknown Road [Piano Version] - Pennywise

Manic Subsidal Boy
09-27-2006, 05:03 AM
i'll be fine to spam

Unknown Road [Piano Version] - Pennywise

Manic Subsidal Boy
09-27-2006, 05:55 AM
Paul Di-Anno's Piano's Cool...

09-27-2006, 11:00 AM
Maria! I didn't get to recording what I wanted to, but I will. & when I do, I'll make sure to post it. =)

09-30-2006, 06:20 AM
Maria! help desperately needed!


if you'd please listen to this & play the part I have difficulties with slowly for me, that would be absolutely fantastic. I'm aware that my playing is totally the suck, especially in the beginning. man, my hands always start shaking like mad when I try to record myself. I was nervous & so, it wasn't particularly rhythmic, but yeah... help?

09-30-2006, 12:04 PM
Sorry for butting in, but......you two sound so CUUUTE!!!!!! <3<3<3<3<3

Oh, and you both play good too! Do you both play that from memory?

09-30-2006, 01:16 PM
first of all; THANK you, Maria. exactly what I needed. I'm not sure I know what you mean with all the instructions, I'll try to look up all the terms you mentioned. you should know, I never had piano lessons & I haven't had violin lessons in over ten years, so I've became.. a little unfamilliar with musical terms. I just try things & try again & then again, untill it sounds like something that remotely works. that's how I learned Comptine. I don't have printed music of it, I "learned" how to play it by listening to it over & over again. some things I just want to know how to play, even though I know I don't play the piano very well & that apparently motivates me enough to bring me this far.

right now my roommates are at home & I imagine they'd find piano instructions over the internet seriously weird (they think my internet habits are weird overal), so I'll try this when I'm by myself.

also, what you said about the beginning? I noticed it myself. I was completely nervous after hitting "record" & my hands were trembling & that's why I said it's not rhythmic. the ending shows better how I normally play this song. my left hand is more.. flexible than the right, because I also use it to play the violin. so that explains the difference.

second of all; heehee, thanks Linda. piano lessons over the internet! finally I've found someone to teach me a thing, or two. & I do play everything from memory, because.. *embarrassed* I can't read printed pianomusic if my life depended on it.

09-30-2006, 01:55 PM
Very nice job for having done that by ear, I don't know much of anything about piano, but I enjoyed that.

09-30-2006, 02:06 PM
I've tried to teach myself how to read printed music, but.. wha, it's like a strange language I'm too old to learn & understand now. I mean, the left hand is. I do consider it a strange language. the right hand I understand perfectly fine, since it's the same as the notes for violin. though I haven't had violin lessons in years & didn't read music for just as long, I'll never lose the ability to read notes in that key.

either way, my roommate is here & I'm going to socialise. ;p

09-30-2006, 03:23 PM
You're welcome, both of you! I truly admire both of you. Being able to play music by ear is a wonderful talent. I can read print music, but I was only ever able to memorize one piece. That was memorized from reading the music, tho, not from only listening. Sadly, I was never that good. Very nice job, both of you, nice job indeed! *applauds* Very enjoyable videos!

10-01-2006, 05:49 AM
I'm trained on playing things by ear. somehow I don't select incoming signals like others, unless I hyperfocuss on one signal, in which case I'm completely unaware of every other. it's a brainswitch that doesn't work properly in my head. so in a symphonic orchestra, if I want to listen to the rest, I have to fully focuss on that, or else I'll end up being hyperfocussed on reading, losing the rest of the orchestra. I've developed it for playing in a group together.

one time, during a symphonic concert in a church in Norway, I suddenly got "stuck in automatic", pretty much hyperfocussed on reading the music. I accidently skipped a part, played on & didn't hear the rest anymore. I was first violinist, front row. my friend next to me kept saying my name, touching my shoulder, looking at me, but I just didn't notice I was half a page ahead of everyone. at that time, I didn't even notice her existence, or anyone else's for that matter. it was so incredibly embarrassing. she had to throw herself against me, so I dropped my bow & then I suddenly realised I kind of had been daydreaming. *shakes head* oh man, the whole audience was staring at me. & I entirely didn't even know what had happened around me, during the time I was playing the wrong thing. I still get tears in my eyes thinking of it.

so yeah, forced to play by ear, most certainly when playing in a group. which is all I've been doing, since the age of 9. I could do neat tricks with that in the orchestra, though. for instance, I could play every part of every instrument. *smiles* to me it was a necessity, because I had to know exactly when to start, what to play, where to stop... in order to do this without reading, I just had to know every part of every instrument.

so, in fact, it's my handicap & my natural way of dealing with it, though most people consider it a talent.

10-01-2006, 05:57 AM
Maria, I just "studied" your little video. it's absolutely great, I'm working on your instructions as we speak. =)

10-01-2006, 11:14 AM
I've tried to teach myself how to read printed music, but.. wha, it's like a strange language I'm too old to learn & understand now. I mean, the left hand is. I do consider it a strange language. the right hand I understand perfectly fine, since it's the same as the notes for violin. though I haven't had violin lessons in years & didn't read music for just as long, I'll never lose the ability to read notes in that key.
Ugh, reading the left hand. It's always been a torture for me and my teachers. I still might get confused while studing on left hand. It just needs so much practice. However I'm really really good at reading right hand even though I started learning both of them at the same time. There's just something really wrong with F key (that's what you call, right?), I guess.

Most of the time I really wish I haven't learnt playing piano with notes. I can't play anything by ear right now. Which is kinda embarrassing because people I know like to think talent=playing by ear and they think it's funny when I can't play the songs they want because I don't have the sheets.
Anyway, that's why I think you're lucky to the max. Reading music is not a talent or something.

Manic Subsidal Boy
10-01-2006, 08:02 PM
Chris Martin & Axl Rose Kick Arse on Piano

Manic Subsidal Boy
10-05-2006, 05:08 AM
...in the cold november rain

Manic Subsidal Boy
10-06-2006, 09:11 PM
Why don't you spell Darth Vader, correctly? And by the way there is no challenge in playing the Imperial March.

10-07-2006, 03:26 AM
*slaps him*

I have no problem slapping anyone who reduces the creativity & beauty in this thread. :]

12-05-2006, 09:31 AM
Ok, as a pianist I have to give a contribution to this thread.

At the moment I'm studying Bach's Gigue...anyone knows tips for a good playin'?
I've also modified the use of the pedal, which I really don't like on the original version...:rolleyes:

Venom Symbiote
12-05-2006, 03:36 PM
Good afternoon ladies & gents,

I hope the content of this thread will not detract from the majesty of the title.

Everything & anything in any way related to the tinkling of the ivories may be posted in here. & when I say tinkling there is nothing derogatory implied... in fact... that's what I love about the piano. The sensuality. The way you may caress the keys with tenderness, with feline grace, with pondering stateliness, & suddenly... smite it with all your force, a mighty blow that will send the arpeggios ringing in the air & linger in the ears of the listeners for as long as you wish...

The little pearls thrown one by one to the floor, the silence in between, fingers poised on the keyboard, then gliding, just like a swallow alighting on a branch... or the storm rending the skies, the horses galloping & foaming, the octaves wrenching your breast...

Ladies & gents, this thread is yours.

Let me first post up a waltz by Beethoven, called "Desire".
Le désir (http://www.savefile.com/files/2847208)

I believe he depicted the raging passion as well as the longing that was romantic love... the one that beat in his own chest...

You're a smug whore.

12-06-2006, 10:58 AM
I've played Bach & Bach's Gigues. Which one is it you play? Also, normally, in Bach, no pedal is required. No sustain pedal, that is.
Gigue from Partita in B(b)

12-07-2006, 08:56 AM
I have not played that one, I think. Could you try & find a link on the web to the sheet music or send me an email if you can scan it? Anyway in most gigues as in most of Bach's work, what you have to emphasize is the counterpoint, when the melody changes hands. Also, always make the trills very distinct, very neat. Tempo should be as regular as you can. Not too fast, not too slow. Practice slowly & forte using a 1-2, 1-2 rhythm.
Ok, check your e-mail....it will come soon...(actually, in a bit:rolleyes: )

12-07-2006, 09:03 AM
D'ac coco.
aaaall right.;)

01-19-2007, 10:05 AM
Great job! But I shouldn't have watched this. I'm trying to play Hungarian Rhapsody (no. 2) these days and anyone who has talent annoy me because I seem to have not.

01-19-2007, 12:10 PM
My favourite piano player is Jerry Lee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwoeGpXD_Ho&mode=related&search=)

01-19-2007, 12:14 PM
But he is great! not only playing but artistic too

01-19-2007, 12:20 PM
I didn't say classical pi aren't artistic. I just said about my fav pi not looking he is classical or rocknrollll
yes he isnt a pretendent to piano olympiada or something but I just wanted to say about my fav. He is!

01-19-2007, 12:21 PM
Jerry Lee Lewis is amazing =O

01-19-2007, 12:46 PM
Great job Maria. Impressive how you kept the tempo with those bits that suddenly get faster and then slower.
On the piece itself I enjoyed the decorative fill bits, and the changes in speed.
Good stuff!

01-20-2007, 05:48 AM
Well. Should you manage to record sth that doesn't sound too bad, email it to me, & if the sound is okay I'll just upload it in this thread. Otherwise I'll try & find some bloke who'll manage to change the sound quality for me. In any case, good luck!

I've recorded Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day,
a Gavotte by Bach, and maybe I'll record the Gigue, which will not be as fast as the one I showed to you last time. I finally know it by heart now, so I'm practicing every time I can to get it faster. It's too slow now.

01-24-2007, 08:51 PM
Haha, I suck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfscr5JVqY4)

That's not even a real piano.

I almost forgot how to post here...

02-17-2007, 10:45 AM
It's a hard life - Queen (the video includes 3 songs, IAHL begins at 2:00)
P.S. I can play it!

02-17-2007, 11:11 AM
Bohemian Rhapsody live!

02-18-2007, 06:47 AM
Liszt's Transcendental study n°10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJkXEH0YhpM)

I don't believe my eyes..

Anyway have you guys see the guy who play with his head and feets sometimes??

02-18-2007, 06:55 AM
As far as I am concerned, I have not, & I am not particularly interested in seeing it, either. This is piano, not freak-show.

It's not like he uses it instead of hands, but only a few times when he needs an extra "hand"..

02-18-2007, 07:16 AM
Here he is.. (http://www.nettavisen.no/it/article727494.ece)
Scroll down the page until you see the google video..

Jon Schmidt

02-18-2007, 07:40 AM
His piano style doesn't make me fall over myself... ppl seem to be enjoying themselves, though. I'm just not the targeted audience. Besides, the melodies leave me cold as stone.

Oh well....

02-22-2007, 02:12 PM
*pressure, pressure, pressure*

Ahhh, fine peice that, the latest one. But we've discussed that and you know I like it.

You played it nicely as always. I've probably said this before, but I especially like the way you handle trills, such a nice sound on them.
Well done, well done indeed.

*hums the Queen song, under pressure*

09-07-2007, 01:32 PM
Duskygriiiiinnnnnn!!!! How are you???:)
Anyway, I've learnt Playing Love by Ennio Morricone, and I'm learning The Crave by Jelly Roll Morton.
And before you ask it, yeah, my favourite film is the Legend of 1900, but the italian version is much better!!!:cool:

09-07-2007, 01:40 PM
First watch:
Then, watch:

09-08-2007, 07:07 AM
That's "The Crave", the one I'm currently learning.

09-11-2007, 10:49 AM
Finally uploaded my videos on youtube! Thank-you Tijs!

Gigue - Johann Sebastian Bach

It's A Hard Life - Queen

09-13-2007, 11:33 AM
The gigue was very nice, Marco. Keep up the practice!

P.S.: your guitar-teacher must look sexy if he looks like my bf *laughs*
Haha, I'm not really interested in men:rolleyes: