OT - Piano Music

Here is a gift for all you classical music lovers! :present:

I worked on a keyboard midi file tonight of Debussy’s First Arabesque.
(It has a couple mistakes, but I’m gonna let it slide…I know you guys will forgive me.)

My husband gave me a nice keyboard for Christmas a couple years ago, and I’m still learning how to record and make midi files.
It’s fun! :mrgreen:

When this page opens up, be sure to click the “play” button on the image that appears on the screen.
It looks like a sideways pyramid. >

Link

The link won’t work for me…it says file not found.

:frowning: same with me

me too :frowning:

Bummer! It worked last night! I just re-posted it. Hopefully it will work now!
Link

I’ll try to put it on my website tonight in a better way. I’m still learning how to do that.

:shock: Oooooooh you made my mornin’.

My mom used to play the piano a lot when we were children. I still go into never-never-land when I hear someone playing Chopin.

I’m so glad the link worked! I’m also glad you enjoyed listening.

Take care! :smiley:

Beautiful!! :thumbsup: Sounds like wonderful music to knit by. :XX:

Thanks jdee! That is one of my favorites. I love to play it. :smiley:

Okey-dokey. It’s all fixed now!

I put a bunch of music files on my website last night. I never slept a wink, because I was having so much fun. I’m going to bed now.

Have fun listening to my piano music! :smiley:

Wow very beautiful. I wish I could play better. I took lessons when I was 5 but my teacher died not long after I started. I can read music really well, just don’t have anyone to really teach me how to play the piano beyond just notes :slight_smile:

~danielle~

Bless your heart. Well, if you lived near me, I would be glad to teach you. I love to work with students of ALL ages.

I’ve made lots of friends by teaching adults. Our biggest accomplishment each week is focusing on piano instead of talking about our lives! :slight_smile:

I finally had a chance to try this. I LOVE listening when I’m at the computer. I have a feeling I’ll become quite familiar with your playing. Beautiful! :heart:

Aw Ingrid! I feel like we’re becoming sisters here. It’s so cool to share my love of music with all of you.

I’ve been playing piano since I was 11 years old. I started begging my mother for lessons since I was 5, but she said that it would be a waste of money. (I was begging for dance lessons too, and didn’t get that either.)

When I was a young girl, I was SO in love with music. I admired anyone that could play piano. I just wanted to be a part of it so bad. Whenever anyone was playing piano, I would just stand there and stare.

My favorite class in school was music time, and our music teacher was Rebecca Kay. I loved her so much. One day, when I was in the 3rd grade, I took a song to class that I had written. She asked me to sing it for her, and I did. She was so encouraging. She sang it with me, and then told me it was a beautiful song.

The next day, she brought it back to me and showed me the notes she had written on a sheet of manuscript paper. She had written an accompaniment for my song! She asked me to sing it during every classes year-end assembly, and I agreed! I was SO excited!

Our school had 8 grades (1st through 8th), so I was able to stay out of class all day and sing that song over and over. It was the happiest day of my life. To make things even better, Mrs. Kay put a copy of my song on a bulletin board in the school. I felt like a Superstar! She was really a special lady.

She wrote a letter to my mother and said, “GET THIS GIRL IN PIANO LESSONS!” My mother finally agreed, but she wasn’t going to buy a piano. No…that would be a waste of money. So, I started piano lessons (FINALLY) while practicing every day on a little tiny chord organ.

I LOVED lessons, and was flying through my books. One day, I was having trouble with one piece, and my teacher asked why. I told her, “Well I don’t have all these keys to practice with at home.” She asked what I was practicing with, and then she freaked out! She called my mother right then and there and said, “GET THIS GIRL A PIANO!”

So, I finally got my piano, and drove my family crazy practicing EVERY DAY for several hours. I just couldn’t get enough of piano. When it was time for college, I chose to study music of course. And now, I make my entire living with piano, organ and voice. So, my mother was wrong. It was NOT a waste of money! :smiley:

I shortened your links so I could read your post without scrolling back and forth. I hope you don’t mind.

I was sort of in the same boat as you, but I never did get the lessons or piano. I think if I had, I would have loved it. My oldest daughter had lessons, and I was learning along with her. She lost interest, and our piano was an old upright so I felt if I wanted to continue, we’d need a new piano. Of course, if she LOVED it we would have gotten one, but for me, no.

I’m glad you perservered and got to not only do what you love, but also have been able to make a living at it. Not many people can claim that.

I think piano and really good violin playing are something that I could listen to all day. Thanks so much for the link. As I said, I’ll be listening regularly. :wink:

Thank you Ingrid! I wish I knew how to do that. :wink:

[Link shortcut word]( post your link without the space after the =)

No spaces anywhere, actually, just to be clear.

You can use the url button on top, and get put your cursor inside the second bracket, type the = copy your link and click on the url again to get

My son would LOVE to talk computer with you! :smiley:

:roflhard: Show him that last post. It’s the extent of my computer expertise!

Well, I thought I was good at computers…until I joined this forum. You guys are WAAAAAY beyond me!

By the way, thanks again for the compliment. You made my day. :sunny:

Sometimes, I feel a little insecure about my piano performance. The mistakes STICK OUT like sore thumbs to me, so I’m never truly happy with anything I play. The same goes for my singing. People tell me they enjoy my singing, but I don’t agree with them. But, I have learned over the years that it’s better to just say, “Thank you very much” and smile. I mean, they went out of their way to compliment me, so I shouldn’t be rude and deny it.

Anyway, my friends and family have been prodding me for years to put music links on my website, so they could recommend me as a pianist for their friend’s wedding. At least I’m getting started now.

Now, I just have to learn how to record the ORGAN and make midi files of that. (I don’t have a foot pedalboard for my keyboard at home…lol)