Victor’s Piano Solo #3

Part 3 learned … 8 of 33 measures left 🙂

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New piece to learn …

As I looked around for a new piece I stumbeld over one video sequence of the movie Corpe’s Bride in which Victor performed a piece on a piano. The piece is simply called Victor’s piano solo.

Here a clip:

Unfortunately it suddenly ends with an „AAaaarrgh!“, so it’s not complete. Somebody tried to extend the uncomplete version and did that a good job that it is now circulating in the internet as complete version. It already has been played by many people, but somehow finding a version which was not recorded with a microphone seems to be a bit hard. Here are the sheets.

The best I found is this or Thomas Andersen’s version.

Sooo … actually I was a bit scared about the score. It doesn’T seem easy at all …

Buuut … The piece’s left hand is not sooo different from the left hand of River Flows in You, so the first third is surprisingly fast learned in about 3h. Of course it gets harder in the 2nd and 3rd third, but I think it won’t take 3 month … hopefully 🙂

Here a preview of me playing the first 42 seconds after one day of learning …

Amelie’s trap

It seems there is a trap in Amelie. The left hand repeates four different measures all over the entire piece. But every tutorial show something wrong. Even I learned it wrong as I learned it from the sheet music without video tutorial.

partDo you see the quarter notes? They are always interpreted as eigth …

Actually when playing with pedal it shouldn’t even make any difference, because the notes are hold to the next measure.

Two samples of showing it wrong are here and here.

Strange somehow … But as it doesn’t make any difference at all, I keep playing it in the wrong way …

What do you think about?

Two contests on youtube

There are two playing contests on youtube.

The first one is from Thomas Andersen (aka thomandy) who announced a playing contest of one of his own compositions in a very funny and must see video on youtube. The title of Thomas‘ piece is Prelude in F minor. Thomas means it’s about grade 1-2, but for people who didn’t ever play F minor it’s not that easy – including me, of course 🙂 But the piece is short and slow and I really like it 🙂 Deadline is the 16th Sep 2009.

The second one is from Andrew Furmanczyk (aka Lypur on youtube). He wrote a piece, called Dolphins. Andrew says in his announcement, that the piece would be about grade 6 because the timing is sometimes a bit tricky. Deadline is the 1st Nov 2009.

The price of both is exposure for about 2-3 weeks on the youtube channel of both. So, if you learn the pieces, post it and win the competion, you will win thousands of hits on youtube.