Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Morning Prayer and Maine's Bounty

We finally figured out how to record music onto the computer! It was such a struggle to get the music from C's digital piano to the computer in any usable format (MIDI was not converting to WAV). Today I downloaded Audacity and recorded directly as C was playing - from the piano to the music editing program. We used the piece, Tchaikovsky's Morning Prayer, as background music for a movie of our Maine pictures and voilĂ ! A video of some pictures from Maine with C playing Morning Prayer.


video

18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic!! The perfect music and C does it so beautifully! What a wonderful background for your vacation shots! Hooray for you! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Ugich Konitari said...

A wonderful pat on the back for C! I remember the last time you recorded his stuff for us to hear, and I actually thought that D was doing ballet steps on it. This one feels like calm waves, flowing in to quietly lap the shore....

Now I need to go and find out what this audacity thing is .

sujata said...

Whata a gift, I love it when the kids play their music at home, it just fills me up with awe...C has done such a super job!!!

Sujatha said...

C's getting better and better every time you post his latest music.
Will you please, please,please get him a real acoustic piano- I really miss the harmonics in the playing. He probably needs it to, to help develop further.

Sujatha said...

Sorry for the typo. I meant 'he needs it too', not 'he needs it to'.

Sujatha said...

Thank you Sylvia and Suranga!

Suranga, Audacity is a music recording and editing software.

Sujata, thank you! It does feel awesome to be around when he's playing.

Sujatha, thank you. It is awesome that you all have been following his progress! Actually the Roland is a very good piano. They've worked with Steinway to produce the same key weight as an acoustic and the same sound. Because I recorded the sound via a microphone (and not directly from the piano) you are not getting all of its sound features. Someday I have to do that. Right now, I'm thrilled that I at least figured out this much! LOL!

Praba said...

A perfect morning prayer indeed! How wonderful you have it as a background for your pictures. Tell C we can't wait for his first concert! :-)

You go tech savvy girl! :-) We don't have a digital piano...so I guess we can't record directly!

Subhashree said...

Such a lovely gift he's got. Wonderful.

choxbox said...

*chox aunty high-fives C*

Sujatha said...

Thanks Praba. He's been in recitals at school and at his teachers' annual recitals. But I'll tell him you said that. :)

Subhashree, thank you! Good to get in touch with you after a long time.

Chox aunty, thank you! :) Will pass it on.

DotThoughts said...

Fantastic, fantasic playing. what a treat it was.. I am sorry, but the music totally stole the show.. I ahd to watch again to I could focus on the pics which are beautiful!

Debbie said...

That's lovely! I'm glad you figured it out.

Uma said...

How nice to have a musician in the family. The music really complements the pictures so well... C sure is an artist in the making and it shows!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Awesome ! I was waiting to get back from office to listen to the music .. very talented kid !
He should continue his lessons.

Sujatha said...

Dottie, thank you! What a lovely thing to say!

Debbie, thanks!

Uma, it is, isn't it? It just feels so good to be anywhere in the house when he's playing.

CA, thank you! He loves his music too much. Don't think he'd stop even if I asked him to. :)

dipali said...

This was great. Lovely to hear C play: congrats!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Oh, my. Please tell C how much I enjoyed that.

Sujatha said...

Dipali, thank you.

Julie, thank you. I will.

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