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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1500 on: 10 Jan 2020, 15:27 »

'Middletown Dreams' by Rush. Found myself seeking out this comic after hearing that Neil Peart died, as it's hit me pretty hard: https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2439
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1501 on: 12 Jan 2020, 21:21 »

Not sure if this counts as a music video, so I'll put it here.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1502 on: 15 Jan 2020, 10:46 »

Been playing Pokemon Sword and Shield and I really like the soundtrack. The Gym battle one is great but I am really digging the Wild Area 2 music. I went Female in the game, which the fans dubbed Scottish Pokemon Lass, and when adventuring in the Wild Area these bagpipes in the song hit me and made it seemed so thematic!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1503 on: 16 Jan 2020, 02:24 »

Been playing Pokemon Sword and Shield and I really like the soundtrack. The Gym battle one is great but I am really digging the Wild Area 2 music. I went Female in the game, which the fans dubbed Scottish Pokemon Lass, and when adventuring in the Wild Area these bagpipes in the song hit me and made it seemed so thematic!


Not bad... :)
Like the fact that they've incorporated some "bendy" notes!
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1504 on: 16 Jan 2020, 08:04 »

I don't know why this earworm was in my notifications, but after I finally got Aviators' Traveler's Song out of my head this one took up residence.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1505 on: 24 Jan 2020, 03:44 »

My old flatmate referred me to Hiromi and her take of Pachelbel's canon:


She is obviously having so much fun, and the smile is contagious. Also, I have been wondering how jazz pianists get that broken metallic tune out of a well-tuned grand piano. I did know about the trick of stuffing towels in there to get staccato for one half of the range (seen it done in a concert), but this had me stymied. More difficult to get the effect on a regular piano with vertical strings, I suppose?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1506 on: 24 Jan 2020, 05:03 »

You see her arranging thin metal rods on the strings at the start. which buzz when the strings under them are played.  Obviously this can't be done on an upright; though in the early nineteenth century some upright pianos had a mechanism to rest light parchment or metal flaps against the strings.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1507 on: 24 Jan 2020, 07:39 »

Should have read: "... I HAD been wondering how they get that metallic ..." Sorry about sloppy proofreading. Anyway, it's a neat trick.

More tricks by Hiromi and her teacher Chick Corea in this video.

I got more interested. Undoubtedly P.W. Hodges would have known all this already. The umbrella concept is that of a prepared piano. It is used in classical music also. According to youtube commenters the piano effects on Arvo Pärt's Tabula Rasa require extra screws between the strings. Check out the second part (starting at about 10:30)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1508 on: 24 Jan 2020, 08:46 »

My old flatmate referred me to Hiromi and her take of Pachelbel's canon:

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She is obviously having so much fun, and the smile is contagious.


Hiromi Uehara is such a joy to watch and hear. I must go see her, if she ever brings her neck into my woods.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1509 on: 27 Jan 2020, 10:41 »

I noticed today that one of the fugues in my Mozart collection has a rather peculiar title.  : "Leck mich im Arsch" - Canon in B flat for 6 Voices


I believe that translates, more or less, as "Lick My Ass."  And this is a vocal piece, so he had an entire choir singing it!

This makes me wonder mightily what the circumstances were under which Mozart wrote this, and who that message was intended for.  Was it, as it would be in the modern era, an insult, or was this intended, in the outrageous-ranging-to-socially-clueless style Mozart was famous for, as a literal and heartfelt entreaty to an object of his affections?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1510 on: 27 Jan 2020, 19:34 »

He was simply a fan of scatological humour. His private familial correspondence is filled with it.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1511 on: 02 Feb 2020, 17:41 »


Anybody else think this sounds better in the 1940s style?
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