CALL FOR RECORDINGS for upcoming Virtual Masterclass with Dominic Cheli

ANNOUNCEMENT:

We are delighted to open this thread for an exciting opportunity and unique virtual experience for ALL community members: The Online Virtual Masterclass!


Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis (no deadline), so simply reply here with your submission anytime you have a piece or passage you would like to work on. 

 

A new date and time will be announced once we have 2-3 suitable submissions. So please, go ahead and submit your videos to us by replying to this very thread


HOW VIRTUAL MASTERCLASSES WORK:

  1. You send in a video of yourself performing a piece, movement of a piece, or even a passage from a piece. Alternatively, you can submit a passage of sheet music for me to give you targeted advice on.
  2. Once we have 2-3 submissions, I will run a live stream specifically for you, giving you tailor-made advice for your own playing!

It's like if we were doing an online lesson - except others get to see it and hopefully also benefit from the advice I'm giving you. 

It's basically an exact replica of an in-person masterclass: you play for a teacher (in this case through a recording), and they work with you while others watch. 

WHY?

  • Have you been watching the live streams and wishing you could ask me a question relating to your playing specifically? Now is your chance!
  • Share your music with others and grow by watching them, too.
  • It's basically a free online lesson for you!

WHAT MUST YOU KNOW?

  • It can be something you recorded specifically for this, OR a preexisting recording you already have.
  • All levels are welcome! My advice will be tailored to your specific level, and in the past, we've worked with everything from beginners to full-on concert players.
  • You must be fine with other people watching the video and your performance, as it will be embedded into the live stream itself. I will start and stop it as if we were doing an actual, in-person masterclass.
  • I usually spend about 20-35 minutes per submission.
  • While I will try to feature everyone, if we get a lot of submissions, your video might not be immediately featured. In that case however, we'll run more of these very soon!

WHERE AND WHAT TO SUBMIT?

  • Submit right here, by replying to this thread!
  • You can either attach a video directly from your computer, or paste a link to a YouTube video
  • (If you opt to use a YouTube video, it can be unlisted - no need to make it public!)
  • Please also attach a link to the sheet music.

   

All right, this should be it! Looking forward to seeing everyone's submissions! 

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    • junhao
    • junhao
    • 8 mths ago
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    Hello! It'll be nice to have some comments and tips for a concerto that I played recently.

     

    https://youtu.be/ynY3MEORatI?t=5637

     

    Maybe just a movement each time if it is too long!

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    • junhao Thank you for the Rachmaninoff! Yes I might do movement by movement. But thank you for the WHOLE concerto!! Bravo!

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      • Sindre Skarelven
      • Pianist, composer and piano teacher
      • Sindre_Skarelven
      • 8 mths ago
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      junhao Bravo! Sounds wonderful! Huge congratulations on this!! Looking forward to hear Dominic's comments on this. I have dream to be playing it one day :) 

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    • junhao
    • junhao
    • 6 mths ago
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    Here's some Bach I played last november. It's the complete English Suite No.2 in A minor, BWV 807. Would love to hear your thoughts! :)

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX240IhutOw

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  • Hi Dominic - I would like to submit this for the virtual masterclass. The areas of help I’d appreciate are fingering advice in tricky places, use of pedal in the A section where the score says staccato on the LH, and what your thoughts on weak spots. Thanks so much!

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    • Anthony Miyake
    • Work with numbers and statistics, but music is my true passion. Piano hobbyist.
    • Anthony_Miyake
    • 5 mths ago
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    Hi Dominic Cheli ,

    First of all, thank you for taking the time to do these.  I was actually unaware of the thread until some more recent posts brought it up in my queue and made it more visible.

     

    I was going to record another video of this piece (Fugue #1 in C major from Bach's WTC book 1) today, but it's in similar shape as in the video below which means I've been somewhat stuck in my progress on it for about a month. And if I don't play it regularly, it will regress.  So thought it was a good candidate for advice on how to work on and improve.  One of the challenges for me with this piece is playing the 32nd notes cleanly and crisply--measures 6 in the LH and 25 for the RH--are the ones that come to mind as being particularly challenging for me.  I've also watched Evan Shinners Tonebase video on the piece, but it's more about general tips as opposed to specific feedback based on my playing.

     

    Again, thank you.  I really appreciate all the great content you and Hilda have been providing to help us improve in our piano playing.

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  • Hi Dominic,

     

    Thank you. I found the thread again. If you like, you can hear my Chopin nocturne no 1 in b-flat minor op 9 here instead. 

     

    https://youtube.com/shorts/hS5lzKSFjmY?feature=share

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  • Hi Dominic, 

     

    My son Scott (and I) would be very grateful if you could help provide some feedback and advice on his recordings below: 

     

    Debussy's La cathédrale engloutie

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIIekyQKlcU

     

    Chopin's Polonaise Op 26, No 1 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brNlg7Y53bM

     

    Schubert's Impromptu Op 90, No 2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlcSb_2wpVo

     

    Thank you very much indeed! 

     

    Hai (Scott's dad)

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      • Denise
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      • Denise
      • 3 mths ago
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      Scott Nguyễn Bravo to your son! He sounds great! How long has he been playing? :-)

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    • Denise Thanks for your kind words. Scott started learning piano about 1 year ago. 

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  • Hi Dominic,

     

    I'm currently preparing Bach Prelude and Fugue No.18, Bk.2, as well as Chopin Scherzo No.2. Please consider teaching another masterclass in a month or two! I'd love to get some feedback on either piece :)

    P.S. your job seems so fun!!

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    • Frank
    • Frank.5
    • 3 mths ago
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    https://youtu.be/LOQwwdR8spQ
     

    I would like to submit my recording of Chopin’s étude op.25 no.1

     

    here is the sheet music: https://imslp.org/wiki/%C3%89tudes%2C_Op.25_(Chopin%2C_Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric)

     

    thank you very much 🙏 

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  • Hi Dominic,

    Scott would be grateful for any feedback on his playing of Brahms - Intermezzo Op 118 - No 2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRIGkOHDT6U&ab_channel=HaiNguyen

    Thanks! 

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  • Hello Dominic I submitted a video of Gretchen am Spinrade by Schubert/ Liszt earlier this year and wonder if it’s still with Tonebase. Looking forward to more virtual masterclasses! 

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