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Jeff
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:57 pm  Reply with quote
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Maybe you're just smart. Have you thought about that?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:06 pm  Reply with quote
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NO!!!!!!!!! It is the crack bunny pencil.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:39 pm  Reply with quote
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Incidentally--does anyone here play an instrument? I mean play with a moderate (very moderate, mind you) degree of skill?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:42 pm  Reply with quote
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Uh, Hanna would probably argue with me on this one, but I play the flute. I still practice, I swear.
I also play guitar, but not very well.
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Jeff
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:44 pm  Reply with quote
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I play the trumpet (trying to be mostly classical, but jazz is still a love), piano (new age and loud, bangy stuff), and I'm still trying to learn the ukulele.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:45 pm  Reply with quote
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Hooray for the ukelele. I've played the piano since age 5 and the violin since age 9. Strictly classical; I unfortunately wouldn't be able to play jazz to save my life.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:50 pm  Reply with quote
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I've played piano since about that age too. But I was never a hard core practicer, so by my technique, an experienced pianist wouldn't be able to tell. I just play whatever I want to, now solely teaching myself.

I've been playing trumpet since 6th grade and I finally had my first lesson a few weeks ago. I actually enjoy teaching myself.

Jazz is great. It's such an intangible form of music. It's rather hard to classify, as it ranges from swing to latin to rock. It just has that feel.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:24 pm  Reply with quote
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My personal favourite is Wilheim Richard Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:20 pm  Reply with quote
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Wow! I've been playing piano since I was 5 as well! Sadly, my skill doesn't exactly show that I've been taking lessons for 12 years Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:17 am  Reply with quote
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Wow, that makes 3 of us who have remarkably similar piano careers. I'm up to playing Chopin's Black Key Etude but only barely; given that I've been playing since 5, I should be much more improved, except I hardly practice at all.

Hey, anybody here a fan of Smetana? His pieces have to be the most lyrical, gorgeously Romantic pieces ever.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:19 am  Reply with quote
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I play a lot of David Lanz, which is rather embarrassing amongst other pianists. But I like it because he writes some loud, fast, exciting pieces as well as the soft pretty stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:22 am  Reply with quote
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I'mma have to look David Lanz up, then. Sounds interesting.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:24 am  Reply with quote
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drums
guitar
bass
piano
sampler
(learning) trumpet, saxaphone, recorder

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:25 am  Reply with quote
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New Age. I'll send you some if you want. People always think they've heard the music before, but rarely have. Among my favorites are "Dancing on the (Berlin) Wall," "Christofori's Dream," "Vesuvius," "Madre de la Tierra," "Return to the Heart," and "Prelude to the Dance." And others.
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Jeff
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:26 am  Reply with quote
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Ulysses S. Grant wrote:
(learning) trumpet, saxaphone, recorder


Just stick with trumpet. Brass is so much better. Recorder is easy, not much you can do with it. Saxes are weird. I've never been a big reed player. But if you need any trumpet tips, I'll be here.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:59 pm  Reply with quote
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What, no stringed instruments of the orchestra persuasion? Am I the only violin player here?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:34 am  Reply with quote
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I don't listen to much classical music, but since im in a dreaded Music Lit class, i've been exposed to it. So far i like "As Vesta Was From Latmos Hill Descending" by Weelkes the best.
And i played cow bell for a friends band a few times, does that count? haha.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:15 pm  Reply with quote
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Ah the sweet strains of Dvorak's Symphony No. 8...

NOT.

By virtue of being in an incompetent orchestra attempting the aforementioned piece, I now hate it. With a passion. Stupid accidentals.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 12:02 am  Reply with quote
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Yeah, whoo, reviving dead classical music threads! I felt that classical music needed a voice in this board again.

So yeah, how about that Bolero, by Ravel?

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 12:10 am  Reply with quote
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Classical Music that I like and actually know the name of:

Pachelbel's Canon
Mozart's Eine Kleine Nacht Musik (sp?)

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 8:45 am  Reply with quote
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jokermage wrote:
Pachelbel's Canon


Yeah, nevermind.

Bolero is awesome. I was just playing that yesterday. It's a very catchy tune. But ever since the Boston Crusaders played it, I've always felt a little guilty for liking it.

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 4:19 pm  Reply with quote
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Bolero transcends guilt. It's great.

Although Falla's The Three Cornered Hat Suite is pretty awesome, too.

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 6:29 pm  Reply with quote
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Geeze, all this instrumental classical music! I'll have be a helping of opera thanks. Puccini is the God of composing the most beautiful music for voice. He really understood it. Oh, Turandot, my favorite opera ever. Ooo..chills. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 10:13 pm  Reply with quote
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So, how about those Cliburn competitions?

I live near Fort Worth (and one of my orchestra friends is in a host family for competitors), so it's pretty neat. Joyce Yang has become the people's darling, I hope she wins.

Fact: the Star-Telegram people borrowed a radar gun and measured the speed of the Cliburn players' fingers...and the clocked in at an average of 8 mph. The fastest guy played at 9.6 mph. That's caraaaaazy.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:53 am  Reply with quote
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Proceed with caution: a classical music geek has just entered the vicinity!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:37 pm  Reply with quote
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Awesome! At last!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:31 pm  Reply with quote
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BTW, Smetana's Moldau? Love it. Simply brilliant. Doesn't suck at all.

Seriously, I love that piece.

Other pieces I've been digging lately:

Brahms - Symphonies 1 & 4
Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky
Bach - Keyboard Toccatas (BWV 910-916)
Dvorak - New World Symphony, last mvt.
Mendelssohn - Variations serieuses, Op. 54 (one of my all-time favorite piano works...)

Anyway, that's just for starters. You guys can't comprehend the extent of my classical-music geekitude until you actually get me started.

It's sad, actually.

I have no life.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:17 am  Reply with quote
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Hey, you're talking to an orch dork.

I really like the Moldau now that it isn't being etched into my synapses with constant practice/repetition.

But my new favorite piece right now Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:19 am  Reply with quote
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podbaydoor wrote:
But my new favorite piece right now Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.


Took the words right out of my mouth.


I'm no classical music geek, but I'm pretty into Beethoven. I really like the much ignored fourth movement of his fifth.
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I like the Moonlight Sonata right now because I'm playing it for fun on the piano, and I haven't gotten tired of it yet.

Though you know what rocks and is really lame at the same time? Nobuo Uematsu's music, specifically the piano arrangements for the Advent Children soundtrack. I'm playing Aeris's Theme and Tifa's Theme on piano as well.

Yesterday the Montagues and Capulets came on a local radio station, and my roomie looked at me oddly when I randomly went, "Yes! I've played this before!"

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