Sunday, May 9, 2010

Music, Piano - J.S.Bach Prelude in C

Here's a little something from Bach's The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1. I'm not playing on a well-tempered clavichord, but instead on my wonderful Yamaha electronic keyboard, pictured. My piano is one of my favorite possessions. It feels very similar to a real piano, with great weighted keys, and the sound isn't bad either. The only downside is that it's heavy. It's meant to sit in a home, not be transported around.

After about 100 takes I finally got a recording where I didn't mess up too badly. On each take I would be playing well, but then hit a wrong note 3/4s of the way through (or, the very last chord... ARGH!), and on this song you REALLY notice the wrong notes. The good news is after 100 takes I have the song memorized :). The quality of this recording should be better than the last since I recorded directly to my Macbook rather than go through my mixer, which picks up all sorts of interference from the nearby radio towers. Hope you like it!


Download: mark_prelude_in_c.mp3 []