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Post by DruidsGlass » Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:57 pm

just out of curiousity, are all of you classically trained(in keeping with the prog tradition, lol)?
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:35 am

DruidsGlass wrote:just out of curiousity, are all of you classically trained(in keeping with the prog tradition, lol)?


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Post by DruidsGlass » Sun Jun 20, 2004 12:22 pm

awesome, what is your original instrument? if bass, do you/can you play in orchestras? if you do/can, ever played Mahler Symphony No. 1 or Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 (The Italian)? who is your favorite orchestral composer? how many classical string instruments do you play?
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Post by CanarioAB » Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:52 pm

I have to say that Ralph Vaughan Williams has become my favorite composer in recent years. Prior to that it was probably Mozart.


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Post by MayorOfLongview » Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:43 pm

DruidsGlass wrote:awesome, what is your original instrument? if bass, do you/can you play in orchestras? if you do/can, ever played Mahler Symphony No. 1 or Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 (The Italian)? who is your favorite orchestral composer? how many classical string instruments do you play?


Piano for me and Fred both. He became a church organist and I became a church pianist - both around age 9 or 10.
As for Mendelssohn - you need to hear Perelandra. Check out the track "Felix the Cat". Its a Mendelssohn prog tune!
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Post by DruidsGlass » Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:51 pm

awesome, i'm not piano proficient yet, but i want my dad to teach me guitar, he's played for something like 38 years i think. he's really big into prog and his compositions are very prog-like. you guys'd like him i bet.
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Post by CanarioAB » Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:43 pm

Started on piano at age 4, but was a voice major in music school. That's where I was first exposed to Vaughan Williams.


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Post by DruidsGlass » Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:38 am

have you ever done Aaron Copeland's The Hurricane before?
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Post by CanarioAB » Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:01 pm

No ... what type of work is it? I've never heard of it.

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Post by DruidsGlass » Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:07 am

I'm not sure what the official classification is, but it's a choral work, i know that. My dad talks about having sung it in college when he was in the chorus then...

It has this great line where in the middle of everything someone says,really loud, "grouchy? who's grouchy?" hehehe
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Post by Shreddy » Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:48 pm

My mom tought me the basic chords on an acoustic guitar when I was 15. I learned the theory in books and then went to music school for a year to make sure I understood the boks properly...

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