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answers from Todd Wilcox and Noel Waters are essentially on the mark: you're hearing a number of different artifacts, some of them very old, some of them very new! The original recording has some flutter. It's likely taken from the optical audio track of a 16mm film reel, and every time the sprocket holes engage with the gears, there's a little jolt. ...


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I think the effect you are hearing is "Wow and Flutter" which is caused by a mechanical imperfection in the rotation speed of old turntables and tape decks. Wow describes the sound speeding up and slowing down in a regular way usually caused by off center or warped records, but it can also come from worn out equipment. Flutter describes the warbling sound ...


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If you can stretch a tenth, you can sustain all the notes with your fingers if you really want to. Play the Db in bar 3 with your right hand, etc. Otherwise, just use the sustain pedal (possibly with a half-pedal half way through each bar) and don't fuss too much over it. If the piece as a whole sounds convincing, nobody will care if the notes literally ...


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I'm pretty sure what you're hearing on this recording is a combination of the piano strings being slightly detuned and also the age of the recording adding a warble to the overall sound. It's possible that the piano was tuned perfectly and all that you're hearing is the recording quality being bad, but if you want that kind of sound, you get it by detuning ...



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