Sunday, December 11, 2005

I have an audioclip!

So now you can listen to me bang away on my well-loved piano at home in a little piece i like to call Improvisation based on a simple decending triadic phrase.

Not very clever, but what can i say, it an honest title.

So its not of the best quality, and its certainly not my best improvisation- its longwinded, bombastic, lisztonian and far too traditional for my tastes, but its a year old and it was fun to play. thats all. So i enjoyed myself, i hope it doesnt cause much suffering on your end. I chose this file only because its one of the few files i have of my piano playing.

http://ia300131.us.archive.org/3/items/Improvisation_/impro4.mp3

woo! this is fun! i might have to post more of these things. I am able to do this thanks (a big thanks) to ourmedia.com

Criticism is welcome, as always. I know my playing can be sloppy, but its an improvisation, thats my excuse this time. ha.

4 comments:

Bryant Manning said...

Sounds like Alkan, dude. You got some pianistic skills! Now go commit something to paper.

MikeZ said...

Not bad!!! It is in fact musical, and I wasn't moved (like sometimes) to click the little X before it was done.

Speaking of Liszt, I'd say you're ready for some of the Sonatas - if you haven't already got them down.

MikeZ said...

I just got to the end of the improvisation. Did you have to re-tune the piano ... ?

It sounded good (a little tinny, but that's probably just from the miking).

Could you play it again in E-flat? ....

M. Keiser said...

the ending was terrible, as was the begining. The piano is used to my beatings, im sure its fine.

e flat? transposition is not a skill i've worked on that much, so i can do it... of course, it just takes time. why e flat?

I have played the first few pages of the Liszt Sonata in B minor, but i never intended to finish it- far too much work for my lazy self.

Personally, Liszt has never presented a technical challenge that cant solved by simple drills.

Thanks for the kind words and comments!