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    Julian Bream and John Eliot Gardiner. Cannot be beaten.
    We should sing them immediately for our defence this season


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    RVW. Tallis fantasia is absolutely sublime too.

    Not to mention his influence on church music with his editorial work on the English Hymnal and several hymn tunes, and harmonisations - not bad for an atheist


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    Quote Originally Posted by Statto View Post
    It's hard work... equivalent to an extra A-level.
    Aye, if you have a passion for something taking in the knowledge comes easy but the physical dexterity needed to do what your mind knows is another matter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Aye, if you have a passion for something taking in the knowledge comes easy but the physical dexterity needed to do what your mind knows is another matter.
    Indeed, and I still don't have enormous hands. By the time I was playing to 6/7 standard I was working on pieces where you really needed to use the sustaining pedals but was too small to reach them (actually couldn't really until I was about 13). Fortunately the AB have exceptions for small players who aren't physically big enough.

    Perhaps not surprising I ended up playing an instrument where you sustain by fingers on the keys and no other method. But even then I was 15 before I could reach the pedal board (which is kinda required to play notes with..). (Yes, organists play notes with their feet too)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Statto View Post
    Indeed, and I still don't have enormous hands. By the time I was playing to 6/7 standard I was working on pieces where you really needed to use the sustaining pedals but was too small to reach them (actually couldn't really until I was about 13). Fortunately the AB have exceptions for small players who aren't physically big enough.

    Perhaps not surprising I ended up playing an instrument where you sustain by fingers on the keys and no other method. But even then I was 15 before I could reach the pedal board (which is kinda required to play notes with..). (Yes, organists play notes with their feet too)
    Can you play bass, the organ and sing at the same time though? If you can you could be the next Geddy Lee


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Can you play bass, the organ and sing at the same time though? If you can you could be the next Geddy Lee
    Sadly not. Though I can sing, I can't really multi task


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    I envy you all - I have the musical ability of a trestle table


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    This has been overused in films and for some is an "obvious" popular classical piece but it can reduce me to tears - this version is especially poignant in memoriam of the 9/11 attacks, not the best quality but still special




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    Quote Originally Posted by Statto View Post
    Indeed, and I still don't have enormous hands. By the time I was playing to 6/7 standard I was working on pieces where you really needed to use the sustaining pedals but was too small to reach them (actually couldn't really until I was about 13). Fortunately the AB have exceptions for small players who aren't physically big enough.

    Perhaps not surprising I ended up playing an instrument where you sustain by fingers on the keys and no other method. But even then I was 15 before I could reach the pedal board (which is kinda required to play notes with..). (Yes, organists play notes with their feet too)
    You must have been very good very young, grades like that take a lot of work. I started off playing classical music in school and junior orchestras, I managed grade 4 on piano and grade 6 violin but that took me until I was 14 and really at that point I had to concentrate on O Levels but also my brother had given me a guitar. I still play the piano for pleasure.
    My favourite period is Baroque, maybe that is because that was when the actual construction of the music became something closer to what I understood (the use of major and minor keys etc.). Hi also quite like a bit of opera (not the very dark German stuff).
    Here is a couple of my favourites





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    Shall we have a bit of Ludwig?

    Why not:

    https://youtu.be/fOk8Tm815lE

    Perhaps his most famous work, but it’s brilliant.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    „Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Nice one Alf

    I listen to Classic FM for half hour every night and I like it all but couldn’t tell you what any of it is.
    Proper musicians, not like us with our guitfiddles and effects pedals scratching around playing in pubs full of drunks


    Yup. Windmilling a power chord and fist pumping the air takes a damn sight less effort than those dudes & dudettes have to put in!

    I always find it ace how different muos have different strengths & weaknesses tho. It's like I've never been a tech-head. I get by, but I always tend to strip tech down to basics. When I see a kid who gets all these incredible sounds from various gear, and getsthem all working with each other, I'm amazed. It's an art in itself.

    Alf setup = Clean + Distortion + Lead Boost + Wah + Delay


    Quote Originally Posted by Statto View Post
    Alf - btw what instruments did you play?

    There's actually a fair amount of epic stuff for classical guitar, though actually, a reaonable amount of it actually was originally for piano.

    I absolutely love the Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez, which is absolutely sublime.
    I'm strictly a guitarist mate. Haven't got the multi-taskability for drums, hands too small for bass, and whilst I can play a bit of keys in the bedroom my motor skills are that used to playing guitar that the switch from "left hand for melody + right hand for rythm" to "left hand for rythm + right hand for meldoy" throw my dysloxic brain and subsequent motor skills into a spin.

    I do play a fair bit of spanish guitar, Malagueña is my fave, and a little bit of classical. Metallica inspired me to use the Phrygian mode in a lot of metal songs I wrote in various bands, so obviously it's only a short leapt from that to some of the Spanish & classical stuff. My main problem with the classical stuff though is that I'm a shite finger picker, and I can't break my plectrum comfort zone, so it limits what I play as all the multi-string picking stuff isn't achievable.

    So I tend to take basic Spanish chord progressings and write my own stuff around them. I much prefer playing alongside a bassist with this too. Me & a bassist call Matt used to jam spanish stuff out for hours at house parties in Sheff during the 00's, and it was surreal to see all the piss-heads stop what they were doing for 5 min and be take into a different zone. Got me more fanny than the gigs up there too

    I adore Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez, or as Pete Postlethwaite calls it in Brassed off "Oranges to you lot" That's a good example of a song which I can strip down to just using a plectrum and the odd ring finger or two, and it doesn't really miss out on much. It uses a lot of licks which the likes of Gilbert and Stetina built their metal-guitar methods around, so I'd learned a fair bit of it already through bands before I actually sat down to learn it fully. It's one of the tunes me & Matt would throw in, and being a pit-village lad the scene in Brassed Off where they have the meeting to shut the pits gets me proper emotional So when I play it I'm fuly invested.

    I've not picked a guitar up in over a year now coz of the health. The spine just couldn't cope. Hoping next year sees me well enough to start playing again.

    Only right that I post Oranges now.......




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    https://youtu.be/91sfrw106xs

    https://youtu.be/y7kvGqiJC4g


    I too am very jealous of anyone with any musical ability, I have a huge mental block on learning an instrument.

    Sent from my iPhone with years of regret.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hughton,we have a problem View Post
    https://youtu.be/91sfrw106xs

    https://youtu.be/y7kvGqiJC4g


    I too am very jealous of anyone with any musical ability, I have a huge mental block on learning an instrument.

    Sent from my iPhone with years of regret.
    I had a very good friend when I was at Sky (I know I know another Sky story) but he was a very good self taught guitarist, he took me down to Denmark St and we bought a guitar that might fit my small hands - anyway he got posted to cover Afghanistan for 6 months and we joked I would learn "time of your life" by Green Day and play it at his funeral if the worst happened, thankfully he was fine because its sat next to me now nearly 20 years later and I still can't play a thing, let alone that little slice of pop brilliance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hughton,we have a problem View Post
    https://youtu.be/91sfrw106xs

    https://youtu.be/y7kvGqiJC4g


    I too am very jealous of anyone with any musical ability, I have a huge mental block on learning an instrument.

    Sent from my iPhone with years of regret.
    I've got no musical ability whatsoever , but I can play drums.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    I've got no musical ability whatsoever , but I can play drums.
    I thought it was bass if you couldn't play?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    I've got no musical ability whatsoever , but I can play drums.


    At live gigs I've generally found that singers get all the admiration, drummers get all the frontline fanny, bass players get all quiet ladies, and guitarists get all the male geeks collar them after the show to talk gear & scales

    I always hung around and got the cast offs when everyone was going home


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    Default Re: The Alfredo primo Classico music thread

    Great thread.

    Breathe this in..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWwa2soslig


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondo Ponte' View Post
    Great thread.

    Breathe this in..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWwa2soslig
    Magic


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    Can't beat a bit of Vaughan Williams on a Saturday morning.


    https://youtu.be/ZR2JlDnT2l8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-engelos Mindminackers View Post


    At live gigs I've generally found that singers get all the admiration, drummers get all the frontline fanny, bass players get all quiet ladies, and guitarists get all the male geeks collar them after the show to talk gear & scales
    Yeah, pretty much this.


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    https://youtu.be/NhnMd1Jl7SA


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-engelos Mindminackers View Post


    At live gigs I've generally found that singers get all the admiration, drummers get all the frontline fanny, bass players get all quiet ladies, and guitarists get all the male geeks collar them after the show to talk gear & scales

    I always hung around and got the cast offs when everyone was going home


    Similar here, I’d always get a dork come over quizzing me about my pedals or what pickups I’d fitted in the guitar. I was the same whenever I went to watch anyone though.

    Remember playing at the Narrowboat one year and one of the guitarists had a great sound in one of the other bands. I went over when he was packing his gear away to ask what pedals he was using expecting him to be a proper gearhead and he said “I don’t know mate, I use a multi FX and just keep pressing the pedals until something sounds good”


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post


    Similar here, I’d always get a dork come over quizzing me about my pedals or what pickups I’d fitted in the guitar. I was the same whenever I went to watch anyone though.

    Remember playing at the Narrowboat one year and one of the guitarists had a great sound in one of the other bands. I went over when he was packing his gear away to ask what pedals he was using expecting him to be a proper gearhead and he said “I don’t know mate, I use a multi FX and just keep pressing the pedals until something sounds good”
    That might have been me


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    Sorry to derail things slightly but I just remembered another band when we played a beer festival on the Waterfront…

    They were the opposite regarding gear, young lads and their equipment looked like they’d found it in a skip or it had been handed around a circle of friends for 3 years and got thrown around bedrooms.
    The guitarist had one of those BC Rich guitars you could buy out of your mam’s catalogue for £70 with a missing machine head, the bassists strap was fixed to the top horn with just gaffer tape, you get the picture! But they were brilliant and were loving it. I watched their whole set, what made it more funny was our singer/other guitarist was a corksniffer about gear and he looked in complete shock shaking his head


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Sorry to derail things slightly but I just remembered another band when we played a beer festival on the Waterfront…

    They were the opposite regarding gear, young lads and their equipment looked like they’d found it in a skip or it had been handed around a circle of friends for 3 years and got thrown around bedrooms.
    The guitarist had one of those BC Rich guitars you could buy out of your mam’s catalogue for £70 with a missing machine head, the bassists strap was fixed to the top horn with just gaffer tape, you get the picture! But they were brilliant and were loving it. I watched their whole set, what made it more funny was our singer/other guitarist was a corksniffer about gear and he looked in complete shock shaking his head
    Brilliant.


 

 

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