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 Post subject: Latest update "well tempered clavier book2" by Bac
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:52 pm 
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Hi guys,

I thought I should to some Bach for some respect. This meant to come up on his bithday, but I did not have enoght time to record the prelude.

Yes, I skiped the repeat sign in prelude. I normally would repeat if it was "DS FINE". I cheated.. :lol:
If you want to hear it twice, with the modern technology, you can just click"replay button" again. :P


I picked this piece, because, its a good piece to show the contrast of slow tempo vs fast tempo in 2/4 time especially in the fugue. also the voicings....

I hope you liked my interpretation.

Thanks

Bach - BWV 881 - Das Wolhtemperierte Clavier II - Prelude and Fugue No.11 in F minor


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Good job, Johnmar. I particularly enjoyed the fugue. I haven't played it, but it sounds difficult.


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Nice playing. I cannot tell you of any slips, I'm sure there are other who will dissect your playing. Why did you record the Prelude and Fugue seperately? Why not record them both at once? (Keeping the the Piano Society tradition?)

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juufa72 wrote:
Nice playing. I cannot tell you of any slips, I'm sure there are other who will dissect your playing. Why did you record the Prelude and Fugue seperately? Why not record them both at once? (Keeping the the Piano Society tradition?)


I find its easier to do that way and so as my surroundings. My wife called me a crazy pianist...recording all the time.... . not only that, its easier to focus.


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juufa72 wrote:
Why did you record the Prelude and Fugue seperately? Why not record them both at once? (Keeping the the Piano Society tradition?)

It is not necessary to record them in one go, I don't do that either (though always during one session). Just paste them together when postprocessing. It would indeed be preferable if the pianists submit it that way as postprocessing takes a long time on my slow PC. So John, can you stick them together in one track, with a suitable (short) pause in between ?

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I agree with previous posters - good job overall, and especially the fugue comes out very well. I especially like your distinct fugue theme phrasing, and you managed to keep that phrasing up almost throughout the fugue, through all voices.

Regarding repetitions, I would prefer to do them just like written. The prelude is short, so the repetition has it sense (after all it's the composers wish). To double it through copying would be cheating however, in my opinion.

techneut wrote:
It is not necessary to record them in one go, I don't do that either (though always during one session). Just paste them together when postprocessing.


I did it the same way.

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Just paste them together when postprocessing. It would indeed be preferable if the pianists submit it that way as postprocessing takes a long time on my slow PC. So John, can you stick them together in one track, with a suitable (short) pause in between ?[/quote]


Thanks everyone. Chris..please I need a hand. as you know I dnt use any cut and paste stuff or editings in my recordings. And I have no software for it...Could you do me a favour paste both together with 4 - 5 sec apart from prelude-fugue. Since you are master in these softwares.I appreciate it very much.


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Since I have a fast computer, I can help you with that.

Get Audacity here. It's free and easy to use, at least with that copy&paste stuff.

Edit: Damn, I changed the compression rate to 160 kBit by accident... :x


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Chaotica wrote:
Since I have a fast computer, I can help you with that.

Get Audacity here. It's free and easy to use, at least with that copy&paste stuff.

Edit: Damn, I changed the compression rate to 160 kBit by accident... :x




Wooh. TAHNK YOU very much and indeed. Thats is very helpful.


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IIRC, MP3 files can generally just be concatenated together. e.g., for Unixheads:
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$ cat prelude.mp3 fugue.mp3 > prelude-and-fugue.mp3


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Chris, here you go two in one. and thanks to Chaotica who helped me to paste these two files.


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Hey John, this is really good.

Just because I can't leave well enough alone, I did a few things to your recording with Audacity:

I added reverb, eliminated frequencies in the 10,000-20,000 hertz range and boosted frequencies in the 110-440 hertz range.

What do you think?


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good work and good idea Pete. I have to listen both files-original vs yours tonight at home..so I can have a better preference next day...stay tuned.


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Quess what, I should keep up with the trend. . By adding reverb and add more bass, and eliminate high frequecncy hiss. It turned my "room" recording into a "concert hall".
I am happy now, how about you guys???


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johnmar78 wrote:
Quess what, I should keep up with the trend. . By adding reverb and add more bass, and eliminate high frequecncy hiss. It turned my "room" recording into a "concert hall".
I am happy now, how about you guys???


That's the idea!


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