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  1. mgasilva

    mgasilva New Member

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    Here are some easier Bach Pieces which I have recorded on so-to-speak on my spare time.
    Two of them, the Minuets in G are of disputed authorship, most scholars now attributing them to Christian Petzold.

    The minuet in G minor was recorded in my Acoustic Piano (a Fritz-Dobbert C-160) with my new Edirol Recorder.

    Thank you in advance for any comments. If you think these are good enough for the site, please put them up.

    :)

    Marcelo


    Bach - Menuet in G major, BWV Anh. 114

    Bach - Musette in D major, BWV Anh. 126
     
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    Nope.

    hehe - just kidding. Well, sort of. The first and third sound like a tin piano, but that middle one sounds like a fuzzy piano. Because of that, I don't really think it is acceptable. That, and you got hung up right at the end. So...what gives with that funny sound on the G-minor. Why is it so fuzzy? Maybe you had the input level too high? And also you may have the recorder too far away from the piano. Try playing around with these things and submit this again.
     
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    I see. I had to listen to that g minor again to understand what you meant by "hung up". It's that DARN ornament!!! I will certainly do that one again.

    About the others, and the "tin piano" sound, do you think some filtering/fiddling around with an equalizer might help?

    Again, thank you very much, Pianolady. Plese never refrain from being critic, It's like having lessons!!! I feel so much indebted to you and all the people who post nice comments here.

    Honestly I was expecting either you or Chris to mention something about the tempo, though!!!

    BTW invention 14 is on its way too.
     
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    Give us a chance ! :lol:

    Actually I have no issues with either of these tempi. They sound about right to me. Maybe the Menuetto could have been a bit more lively.

    The first and third sound ok to me, both the sound (while not ideal, I would not say it resembles a tin piano) and the playing. You could have used terraced dynamics in the Musette, as it's a bit repetitive with all the phrases equally loud. And maybe you could be a little more playful and less doggedly serious. But I think these are otherwise well played and fine for the site as they are.

    The middle one definitely does not sound very nice. You'll have to experiment with acoustic recording, as we all have. Edirol placement is probably the biggest factor, and you could consider opening the lid of your piano to get a clearer and fuller sound. Pity about that botched turn before the end, because it went so well.

    But anyway, good work. I believe more people should work earnestly on simpler pieces like this instead of churning out virtuoso warhorses.
     
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    Ok, I will put up the two out of the three - but I am not sure where. I can't find other recordings on the site which surprises me.
     
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    I suggest putting them in Bach - Miscellaneous .
     
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    OK, I will try and place the Edirol on that Goldilock zone (not too bright, not too fuzzy - just right!!!).
     
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    The G-spot, as it were 8) :p
     
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    *gasp* I'm shocked! So dirty...:lol:



    These are up, Marcelo. and btw - watch the endings - the first one cuts off too abruptly.
     
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    Isn't it just ! I'm really proud I made that connection... What joy is a dirty mind :lol:
     
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    And now I will never be able to think of Goldilocks in the same way. :wink:
     
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    Even simple pieces like this are virtuoso warhorses to me. :x
     
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    Re-recorded BWV Anh. 115

    Hello,

    Hey, Juf, I think so too!!! I think it was Leon Alberti the humanist who said:

    "No art, however minor, demands less than total dedication if you want to excel in it."

    Anyway, This is another attempt at recording this minuet.

    Tell me what you think, folks.

    Marcelo


    Bach - Menuet in G minor, BWV Anh. 115
     
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    That was a lot better. Your ornaments were excellent here! I'll put this up, shortly.

    btw - you know, you don't have to play every ornament you see on the page. From what I understand, Bach did not write in all the ornaments and have been added in by editors. I'm not totally sure about that, though. Maybe our other "Bach" people here can elaborate (or correct me).
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
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    Ok, Marcelo - No. 115 is up.

    And J - don't know why you're rolling your eyes at me. That's not nice.
     
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    I'm rolling my eyes at your silly pun.
     
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    Pun?

    I must say I didn't get the pun. As I am very fond of puns and wordplay, could you explain what it was to me, Juf? I think it got lost in translation.
     
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    Re: Pun?

    I don't get it, either. And I said it! :lol:
     

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