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« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2009, 07:44:59 PM »

every now and then - usually after playing for a long while - I get into a state where the music seems to go from the sheet through my body and out of my instrument while bypassing my brain entirely.

Robert Fripp says, "When I'm going well, I do not play music.  Rather, music plays through me."


Wise words indeed from one of my long-time favorites.
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« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2009, 11:06:43 PM »

you see, thats how they should teach music - and its not difficult to do, you jut drum with your hands on your thighs...
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« Reply #47 on: October 27, 2009, 08:43:38 AM »

I had to repost this here from the Last Night topic.  It was a very special event:

Then quick dinner and out to music lesson. 

Just one of those very special ones.  Teacher (D) is a real darling - never puts you down, always positive.  Told her that I now want to get serious - to learn the basics for the instrument (sound familiar ??).  I've gone back into violin pre-bronze   She took me seriously and we started with legato bowing - thats drawing the bow accross the string.  Then a bit of vibrato, more bowing excersizes - very simple excercises, bow pressure, finger pressure etc etc.  then at one point I was adjusting the left and hand pressures and doing vibrato - when it happened.  The most beautiful sound came out of my violin!  We looked at each other - and D had a tear in her eye.  What comes to mind is, spend what you like, you can not buy such moments, they are life-keepers... 
 
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« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2009, 07:08:12 AM »

Funny to read my last post here - tonight I have my first 'gig' Shocked  I'm playing the second (slow) movement of the Bach double violin concerto - with a flute and a piano at a neighbour's party.  I'm not nervous yet but I guess it will happen... 
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« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2010, 09:47:41 AM »

Actually going to try out with a local (amateur) orchestra tomorrow!  I'm probably dreaming but the experience should be interesting and hopefully I will at least meet some local players. 
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« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2010, 11:37:49 AM »

Actually going to try out with a local (amateur) orchestra tomorrow!  I'm probably dreaming but the experience should be interesting and hopefully I will at least meet some local players. 

I saw that on Facebook.  Good luck!  What are you playing for the audition?
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« Reply #51 on: March 01, 2010, 12:23:36 PM »

Its a rather fine operation - the corktown chamber orchestra:
http://corktownchamberorchestra.com/

they have a recording on the site...
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« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2010, 10:11:07 PM »

Had an amazing time playing with the orchestra - its actually more a chamber string group that adds extra instruments as necessary.  The music was very hard - Beethoven tripple concerto and the 4th symphony (not kidding) and in some of it it was enough to keep up with reading the music let alone playing any notes Cheesy 

But what a blast!!  And if I stick at it (which I plan to) I know I am going to learn so much....


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« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2010, 01:56:41 AM »

L, you'll appreciate this: http://www.slate.com/id/2245891/

I thought it was fascinating.
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« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2010, 06:51:45 AM »

L, you'll appreciate this: http://www.slate.com/id/2245891/

I thought it was fascinating.
fascinating is exactly the word that comes to my mind too - that comparison of the two pianos is amazing
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« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2010, 06:53:21 AM »

I use to play piano but gave it away when we lost the piano...I enjoy it but my heart was not in it, but I do envy people who play an instrument, I just dont have the time to go back to learning something now. Roll Eyes

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« Reply #56 on: March 03, 2010, 07:39:53 AM »

L, you'll appreciate this: http://www.slate.com/id/2245891/

I thought it was fascinating.

It is! The difference is really pronounced.

It's also a reason I prefer playing romantic-impressionist pieces. They were written for today's piano (which, if I remember correctly, was invented in 1770).

Incidentally, Chopin's Noctune in C# Minor, Op. Posthumous accompanies some of Shakespeare's Hamlet soliloquies perfectly. BF and I were playing around with that this afternoon. He on the Shakespeare and me on the piano
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« Reply #57 on: March 03, 2010, 11:00:16 AM »

L, you'll appreciate this: http://www.slate.com/id/2245891/

I thought it was fascinating.

It is! The difference is really pronounced.

It's also a reason I prefer playing romantic-impressionist pieces. They were written for today's piano (which, if I remember correctly, was invented in 1770).

Incidentally, Chopin's Noctune in C# Minor, Op. Posthumous accompanies some of Shakespeare's Hamlet soliloquies perfectly. BF and I were playing around with that this afternoon. He on the Shakespeare and me on the piano

You HAVE to video that and upload on Utube!  It sounds amazing...
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« Reply #58 on: July 04, 2010, 02:07:40 PM »

A medley of tunes from a CD I just put out, it's me playing everything except drums, trumpet and whistling (I leave that to the experts)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usmrxYPtU8g
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« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2010, 11:38:21 AM »

OK so I plucked up courage and uploaded a practice piece:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv726-yWxCk

How about you guys??
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