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Default Speak softly Love - 10-10-2009, 10:25 AM

Hi Folks, Here's the theme from the Godfather, speak Softly Love, hope you like it...Pam


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Default Re: Speak softly Love - 10-10-2009, 10:39 AM

Hi Pam
Very nice rendition, good build up of voices. Glad you didn't use a canned intro it wouldn't have fitted but the ending did. Well played
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Default Re: Speak softly Love - 10-10-2009, 11:54 AM

Thanks Spike for the nice comment and I agree It certainly didn't need an intro, thanks for listening...Pam
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Default Re: Speak softly Love - 10-10-2009, 03:15 PM

Pam,
A beautiful tune this a played so well . I loved the build up and especially the lush strings. Well played
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Default Re: Speak softly Love - 10-10-2009, 03:20 PM

Thank you very much Leo, glad you liked it...Pam
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Default Re: Speak softly Love - 20-11-2009, 11:13 PM

Pam:

I'm revisiting this one too ...

In music, a soloist really needs to "become" whatever it is they are playing ... NOT only instrument wise, but, the actual melody.

The accompaniment is the body, and the soloist is the moving part ... YOU have the ball, as the soloist.

There's a term called "pushing and pulling" ... I used the description in another thread regarding the Warsaw Convention piece that was played. In that particular piece, I was suggesting the use of pushing and pulling because the melody, I felt, was too "1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+" and there really wasn't any emotion, in my opinion, in the piano's right hand part.

It's one thing to be able to "play".... but, it's another thing to be able to play WITH emotion, and be able to convey emotion.

In YOUR piece:

1. I think the tempo is way too fast. I think it needs to slow down at least 10 points, i.e., 120 to 110, OR even 98... I just feel it's rushing too much.

This brings me to my next point:

Music Sensitivity - Again, it's one thing to be able to play, but another thing to be aware of WHAT it is you're playing and be able to convey ANY particular kind of emotion.

Take Moonlight Sonata ... People play that piece WAY to fast ... After hearing the story behind it, perhaps one's judgement would be more sensitive to the tempo, and overall feeling.

When you bring the oboe in (I think that's what it is...) you are rushing the melody WAY too much (pushing). So much, that it doesn't "gel" with the accompaniment. Listen to it again. A little of that isn't bad ... However, too much creates a separation or disjointment.

I'm just expressing my thoughts. I think it's a great piece, but, we all can improve in some area or another or combination of areas ... right?

Just something to consider.
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Default Re: Speak softly Love - 21-11-2009, 10:13 AM

Thank you Tim for your observations, I thought the tempo was just right If I'd played it any slower, I'd have fallen asleep, I think I'm too old to learn new tricks, and personally could find no fault with the expression, however, I bow to your superior judgement...Pam
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Default Re: Speak softly Love - 24-11-2009, 11:43 PM

I doubt you would fall asleep. By playing it too fast, you clearly remove the mood of the piece.

Watch the movie ... You're about 5-10 points too fast....

That's the problem with a lot of musicians today ... they just sit down and play, and have no regards to the origin of the piece, the message to be conveyed. yada yada yada ... they just sit down and clank clank clank clank .... and it tends to sound extremely mechanical... a GREAT BIG drawback to this particular keyboard and how most of us approach it.

Also, I'm not using the word "fault". We must be opened to "improvement"... ya?
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