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Grieg - Notturno (4:40)

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Nocturne by Grieg. Not gonna lie to you: this took more than 1 take :) Reviews?


Interesting take

You've changed the mood with all your clarity! I like it, despite the original intent of the song itself. You play beautifully, and that's quite apparent. I assume you were reading sheet music, yes? If no, then I applaud you more so. My memory is not substantial enough to remember where to put my fingers, or even how something is supposed to sound, so without music, I'm a lost puppy, if the song's not my own creation, of course. Very nice work!


u get straight 10's for this coz i cant hear a fuxin thing, whatever film theey're watching has gone up a notch in craziness and volume. gonna assume this kicks ass. will have to review the rest of ur stuff later.
great track, terrible production, i hate u

WinTang responds:

Woot! Free 10's! Lol, kick your sister out and come back :)


after reading a few of the other reviews and understanding how this piece should be played, i understand what they are saying. the piece is too expressive, but i'm loving it regardless. i don't know a lot aboyut theory so i'll leave this short and sweet. top stuff, a great talent and another 5/5


WinTang responds:

Thanks! Note that it's not my composition though (just to be sure). It's more of a piano exercise than anything but I'm glad I got the beauty of the piece across :)


cannot be on computer this...

if this is really you playing piano then I must say you are great you really have something im not a big piano fan but I do like the occasiional classical music and this is very well done nice to listen to nice and easy.

if this is on comp then wow great stuff too!

WinTang responds:

Yep, this is real playing, via VST though, and edited at certain points, but basically live.
Thanks for your appreciation!

Nice work!

Simon F covered a lot of great points you need to consider. The biggest issue with this is the dynamics. The left hand should be a mere murmur, not to have a voice of its own, but to supplement the melody. In general, your attack was a bit too piercing, but that could just be the piano and recording.

Nocturne means "Night Music". You should keep this in mind when interpreting phrasings, and the dynamical contrast of a piece in general. I try to picture music that is going to lull someone to sleep, or perhaps being with a special someone in a romantic setting trying to win their heart with beautiful music. I'm not sure your putting your mind in the right place. If you create the right image in your head, that will show you almost instant improvement. I'm not saying there is any 'right' image or 'right' interpretation (one of the beauties of art in general), but you have to make sure what you do is correct according to the time period and style of the piece.

Your left hand overpowered the right several times, to the point where you couldn't really hear the melody. It is a lot harder to play quietly than it is loudly, but once you gain full control of your hands, your playing will benefit extraordinarily.

Despite all of the criticism, you're no doubt a very good pianist, this isn't twinkle twinkle little star, after all. Whatever you do, make sure you make the piece your own, and play it that way, too.

Keep up the great work, I really hope you put more playing up on newgrounds!

(5/5 no doubt)

WinTang responds:

I guess I rushed into submitting this - I hadn't properly mastered it yet and I didn't really understand the VST I was using, either. When I finished recording, I was so happy that it came out in one piece that I kinda overlooked the whole interpretation part :)
Well. Not really. But still, all your points and those of Simon_F are very valid and this could have been done a lot better.
Thanks a bunch for the review and now that I have 2 months off, I'll definitely be submitting more piano-based stuff.

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Credits & Info


3.79 / 5.00

Jul 3, 2006
5:51 PM EDT
File Info
3.2 MB
4 min 41 sec

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