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Morceau Symphonique    17:02 on Thursday, January 24, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

GaryBier
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Hey, My name is Gary and I'm auditioning for college. The colleges i'm auditioing at are University of Hartford, Ithaca, Potsdam, Hartwick, Hofstra, Queens College, Hunter College, and Brooklyn College. I want to majoy in music ed and I'm playing Morceau Symphonique as my audition peice. I recorded a video of myself playing it and I would love some feed back and perhaps my chance of getting accepted.

Thanks a lot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ICzClBJfEo

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Re: Morceau Symphonique    17:20 on Thursday, January 24, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

puffycheeks
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Nice job! Good high register. That isn't an easy piece, but it is a good one. Have you heard many recordings of this? Christian Lindberg has a pretty good one out, listening to it will help you a lot. A few quick things... Practice with a metronome! There were a lot of time issues that could be cleared up if you practiced with a metronome more. In general, put more air through you horn. It might be the mic, but it sounds like you need to open up your sound. Take bigger breaths and use "warmer" air, if that makes sense. Try to also use a steady stream of air through a phrase, that will help with your phrasing and help to eliminate the wah wah sound you sometimes have. I think a lot of your mistakes are just normal things that happen, especially when your putting yourself under the pressure of recording it and trying to play it perfectly. The more time you spend practicing this the more consistant you'll be. Slow it down and work out those faster sections note by note with a metronome. Recording yourself is a very good tool, you notice a lot more listening to your recording than when your actually playing. Try to stay relaxed at your audition, and if mistakes happen don't let them get to you. Keep working hard and you'll get there. That's all I can write for now, hope that helps. Your doing well, good luck!

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Re: Morceau Symphonique    17:32 on Thursday, January 24, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

GaryBier
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thank you for the feedback.

the problem is time. my first audition is this saturday at hartford and then I have an audition every weekend after that in feb.

I just hope i'm ready and that I compare to the other auditionies.

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Re: Morceau Symphonique    22:35 on Friday, January 25, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

mad_cow
(101 points)

puffycheeks said alot of things that i would agree with about using more air and pushing through the frazes. one or two more things that are simple but effective.
use better posture-makes a better air flow
have confidence, and add your own emotion into it
the bigest problem i heard besides the frazing was the intonation. it sounds like you found where the high g flat is on your horn but there are other notes in the higher parshals that you need to work on getting in toon

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Re: Morceau Symphonique    02:57 on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Carter6
(36 points)

Well to be honest you need to do alot more work!
your on your way, but!
you have the immature thought about semiquavers, you see them and you think fast!!!!!!!!!!! this is not the case in this piece, yes they are 'fast' but not as fast as you played them. when i play this pice i like to think of the semiquavers as moving or flowing, rather than fast of quick.

also watch ur articulation it was really wild at times when it didn't need to be..
intonation was also suspect through all registers.

one other thing is that you need to learn the music alot better, there were multiple times when there was alot of glissando playing as if you weren't sure what you wsere playing.

good luck
Ash

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Re: Morceau Symphonique    16:10 on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Steve
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Guys, let's not forget how much guts it takes to put yourself up on the chopping block. Sure, I heard all the things you guys are saying, but I made my reply in a PM. Maybe in the future, if you guys are going to be as critical, you could do the same?
Just a thought....

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Re: Morceau Symphonique    20:21 on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

DanTheMaster
(820 points)

Spelling, anyone?

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(good luck with your piece, by the way!)

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Re: Morceau Symphonique    02:26 on Sunday, March 30, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Carter6
(36 points)

well steve if everyone says the same thing in a pm the poor fella is going to be reading the same thing over and over again. which could lead to depression so if one person says it out loud then the know what to work on and more comments can come through instead of the same thing all the time.

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Re: Morceau Symphonique    09:03 on Sunday, March 30, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Steve
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It was just an opinion, take it or leave it. That thread's been dead for two months.

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Re: Morceau Symphonique    22:39 on Sunday, March 30, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

DanTheMaster
(820 points)

Commas, anyone?

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Re: Morceau Symphonique    10:22 on Monday, March 31, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Steve
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Geez, Dan...
What are you, the darn grammar and spelling police???

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Re: Morceau Symphonique    16:12 on Monday, March 31, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

DanTheMaster
(820 points)

Yeah, I suppose so.

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Re: Morceau Symphonique    02:52 on Sunday, April 06, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Carter6
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO2uD1yml54
heres me performing this piece at the Australian National Band Championships



   

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