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« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2010, 05:43:04 AM »

...I forgot to add that my gracious partner thinks I have no musicality.
I think if you read above she said exactly the opposite.
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« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2010, 06:00:28 AM »

I remain confused about musicality as it is described in these posts. As yet the enlightenment eludes me but I am willing to listen further. How much of all this is merely "pretend"?
What do you mean by 'pretend'. 
Pretend is to be something you are not - thus you must have an idea what you are pretending to do or be - what is that?
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« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2010, 09:03:57 AM »

I remain confused about musicality as it is described in these posts. How much of all this is merely "pretend"?

In short, musicality is how ones interprets the various aspects of the music. There are so many disagreements about whether one's musicality is good/bad, however, unless one is in the skin of another, such an assessment can nto be made. Of course, one can say whether or not another's musicality is liked/disliked, but right/wrong... no. Someone else's musicality might be different than yours simply because their interpretation of/meaning given to a piece is different from yours.

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« Reply #48 on: November 12, 2011, 09:41:26 AM »

Reviving this topic, after seeing this amazing demonstration of musicality, in my opinion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OukSJSpQN-g 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9t0lNPIlBA&feature=related

Almost the same routine.

The way he plays with the music and with her is amazing.  Of course, she is amazing as well, relishing and embellishing each moment.
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« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2011, 02:00:29 AM »

yes.. that is fabulous. because it is a show dance do you think they can play with it more.... or it is just the way he is or they were as a partnership... sorry I did not get to see them LIVE Cheesy but thank goodness for youtube
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« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2011, 06:32:36 AM »

its lovely, like a slow tango
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« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2011, 09:33:33 PM »

Reviving this topic, after seeing this amazing demonstration of musicality, in my opinion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OukSJSpQN-g 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9t0lNPIlBA&feature=related

Almost the same routine.

The way he plays with the music and with her is amazing.  Of course, she is amazing as well, relishing and embellishing each moment.

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« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2011, 09:43:01 PM »

Reviving this topic, after seeing this amazing demonstration of musicality, in my opinion:
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Almost the same routine.

The way he plays with the music and with her is amazing.  Of course, she is amazing as well, relishing and embellishing each moment.

Oh, I LOVE the first of these, but not the second. Interesting. You're right: it's almost the same routine, but because I know both of these pieces of music well, it seems to me that he is working harder to fit the musicality to the dance -- not the other way around. And the problem for me is: first video is without question a foxtrot. Second, that's a Latin rhythm, and, well, I'm just not a huge fan of crossovering like that. I've seen international rhumba and bolero done to this song, with mixed results. I've never seen anything as musical as this -- but it's still not as musical, to me, as the Bye Bye Blackbird. YMMV.

But oh, to be played with like that... swoon city
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« Reply #53 on: December 09, 2012, 02:49:08 PM »

This pertains to playing the violin, but it fits for dancing equally well:
Its kinda scary how most people (read above) define levels by technical skill - ability is how YOU see it.  I hate to break it to you, but ability is in the ear of THE LISTENER - since thats what the violin is mostly for - performing to an audience.

Thus, if I may:
Beginner: notes are recognizable but not a pleasure to listen to.
Intermediate: plays the notes in tune and in the right order and rhythm and does not offend - it may charm family but does not necessarily appeal to a general audience.

Advanced: plays the violin in such a way that an (unrelated) audience would stop to listen and be left enlightened.
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Early advanced: does above with ANY piece (yes, twinkle-twinkle counts, just try it!).
Intermediate advanced: does above with the standard repertoire and chamber music
Elite advanced: does the above with virtually any music.
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« Reply #54 on: December 10, 2012, 06:07:07 AM »

This pertains to playing the violin, but it fits for dancing equally well:
Its kinda scary how most people (read above) define levels by technical skill - ability is how YOU see it.  I hate to break it to you, but ability is in the ear of THE LISTENER - since thats what the violin is mostly for - performing to an audience.

Thus, if I may:
Beginner: notes are recognizable but not a pleasure to listen to.
Intermediate: plays the notes in tune and in the right order and rhythm and does not offend - it may charm family but does not necessarily appeal to a general audience.

Advanced: plays the violin in such a way that an (unrelated) audience would stop to listen and be left enlightened.
[breakdown]
Early advanced: does above with ANY piece (yes, twinkle-twinkle counts, just try it!).
Intermediate advanced: does above with the standard repertoire and chamber music
Elite advanced: does the above with virtually any music.

Elite Bear advnaced; does the above but with a saxophone Wink Grin
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« Reply #55 on: December 10, 2012, 08:07:55 AM »

This pertains to playing the violin, but it fits for dancing equally well:
Its kinda scary how most people (read above) define levels by technical skill - ability is how YOU see it.  I hate to break it to you, but ability is in the ear of THE LISTENER - since thats what the violin is mostly for - performing to an audience.

Thus, if I may:
Beginner: notes are recognizable but not a pleasure to listen to.
Intermediate: plays the notes in tune and in the right order and rhythm and does not offend - it may charm family but does not necessarily appeal to a general audience.

Advanced: plays the violin in such a way that an (unrelated) audience would stop to listen and be left enlightened.
[breakdown]
Early advanced: does above with ANY piece (yes, twinkle-twinkle counts, just try it!).
Intermediate advanced: does above with the standard repertoire and chamber music
Elite advanced: does the above with virtually any music.

Elite Bear advnaced; does the above but with a saxophone Wink Grin
Sorry - Elite Bear?  Need another clue...
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