Running From the Gypsies[source]
<title>Running From the Gypsies</title>
Recording of a piano solo I wrote called "Running From the Gypsies"
<series order="37">2022 music project</series>
I wrote this piano piece back in 2013 or so. It's pretty neat, I think.
I didn't record it at the time because it was kind of hard and I think
I was busy with other things or something, so I never got around to "perfecting"
it and getting it down on tape for posterity. So I figured now was a good
time since my piano chops are exceedingly okay-ish at the moment with with
some of the
However, I think the real reason I didn't get around to recording it a decade
ago was because it's kinda hard and I'm kinda lazy and can't really play it
super well. Which is what happened this week. This recording is pretty
garbage and frankly it kind of pissed me off that I couldn't play it
better. Between memory lapses, poor key action (always blame the tools!),
sloppy arpeggios, sloppy left-hand jumps, poor dynamics, wrong notes,
poor use of pedal, poor phrasing, and forgotten time signatures,
I couldn't get a better take in the approximate ~30 minutes I spent on this.
I'm confident the amount of recording time was not the problem; I really need
to expend like a dozen more hours practicing things but I ain't gonna do that.
Mistake-riddled performance of my original piece <em>Running From the Gypsies</em>
<small>(recorded on <glacius:date value="2022-09-24" />)</small>
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<caption>The beginning of the piece.</caption>
<li><glacius:link file="running-from-the-gypsies.pdf">Transcription (pdf)</glacius:link></li>
<li><glacius:link file="running-from-the-gypsies.ly">Lilypond source</glacius:link></li>