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Re: Some piano stuff for you guys
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2010, 03:51:35 pm »
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I think Nabokov's point was that his brain was completely incapable of appreciating the structure. It just had absolutely no effect on him whatsoever.

he was a tard then.

you know what's cool, people whose brains have the auditory and visual centers that "share" the same pathways.. they end up hearing sounds/instruments and seeing colors/splashes of colors/objects.. shit is like a non-stop adobe after effects video.. i can see how it would get annoying but for the most part, that sounds pretty badass.

Synaesthesia. It is 8 times more common in people with creative profession than in the general population.

It is badass.

Texture/shape and voices are intertwined for me.
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Re: Some piano stuff for you guys
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2010, 05:26:08 pm »
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Nabokov also had synesthesia, I think.
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sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: Some piano stuff for you guys
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2010, 08:23:24 pm »
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http://www.youtube.com/user/smalin

That is a really cool channel to help with enjoying music from an analytical perspective.
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Re: Some piano stuff for you guys
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2010, 12:12:42 am »
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http://www.youtube.com/user/smalin

That is a really cool channel to help with enjoying music from an analytical perspective.

awesome channel.. love it.

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Re: Some piano stuff for you guys
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2010, 11:56:13 am »
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well yeah, but not in some kind of structured appreciative way.. I don't just put music on, listen to it, and appreciate all of the subtleties about it. I have my own style I guess, I like to listen to classical when I'm training, walking, etc.

I think it helped me gain a respect for alot of music that my generation doesn't normally have any interest in, that's for sure.. My dad is big into jazz but I'm more into blues. I don't like brass instruments for the most part, I really hate saxophones with a passion, I think they turn every song into some kind of elevator music love song. Trumpets I can stand if it's something like miles davis, but it has to go hard.

My favorite instrument has to be violin.. I am obsessed with violin.. Most of my classical songs on my ipod are heavily violin based. I don't really know the names to any songs, hardly any rap songs either, I just listen to stuff and know it by feel.. When I played piano, I memorized each song I had to play and never read the music after that, so I guess that's how that works. My dad had taught me piano for years growing up until about 12 or so, but you know how that goes when you're a kid that wants to go hoop it up rather than play piano, didn't end good, he finally let me just do my own thing.

He'd be surprised though if he knew how much I listen to classical and stuff like that.. he just thinks I listen to rap heh.. He doesn't have much of an appreciation for rap, which is odd, considering most people into "the arts" lack an appreciation for jazz, especially the older generations, like my grandpa etc.. Rap is a child of jazz, and plenty of rap is still directly rooted in jazz.

If you're into jazz, this is actually a CD made for his friend who was killed by a bouncer, some bass guitar legend Jaco Pastorius:

http://www.adarq.org/forum/music-and-sheet/jazz/

It's just piano, drums, and bass guitar... some of it hits pretty hard it's cool.. mostly all improvised i guess too, even though they had a general idea of what they were going to play..

Hey there,

I checked that stuff out a while ago after you posted it and I thought it was damn good! I also just realized that Patitucci is playing the bass there and now I feel pretty dumb not to know your father *lol*. Listening to it back then I did not even realize it was your father playing piano there, I misread and thought it was a friend of your family or something. I can't believe your father knew Jaco Pastorius, too, that's insane! You realize how much of a legend Jaco is in the bass and jazz community, do you? The internet makes the world a small place indeed... Really cool music!

damn, perhaps though you might have developed less of a taste had you not found it for yourself! you never know..

maybe I will start a violin thread eventually, and put some really intense violin solos in there :D

peace man

I agree on the finding it yourself part! That's a huge thing and I guess I was too dumb then to find an interest in music earlier, haha. You should definitely start that thread about violin music!

Best regards,
s-m

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« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2010, 01:08:35 pm »
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Well, you guys are probably all aware of Ludwig van Beethoven, the very prominent German composer of the Viennese classic and early romantic era. One of his most popular pieces is his symphony no. 5 in c minor op. 67. With his piano sonatas there would be some dozen great piano pieces I could post here, but I want to refer to Liszt once again, who made an attempt to write piano reductions of all of Beethoven's 9 symphonies. Franz Liszt had a great affinity with Beethoven early on. There was a painting of the composer hanging in the house of the Liszt family and whenever someone asked the young pianist what he wanted to be when he grew up, he would say "like him" pointing at the portrait. He later met Beethoven for once as a child of about 11 years of age. His teacher, Carl Czerny, arranged the meeting persuading Beethoven, who was by then totally deaf and reportedly had a dislike for prodigies, to see the young artist play. In the event Beethoven asked if Liszt was able to play something by Bach and he chose the c minor fugue of the well tempered clavier. After the performance Beethoven asked him to transpose the piece at once to another key, which Liszt was also able to do. He also played one of Beethoven's pieces after which Beethoven kissed the boy on his forehead and called him "one of the fortunate ones". Liszt later recalled that event as the palladium of his whole career as an artist.

Anyway, here is the first movement of the symphony no. 5 in the piano rendition of Franz Liszt played by the great Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, who was another fascinating character. He became very famous not only by his ground-breaking interpretations and performances, but also by his "strange" antics and quirks. He played for example only on a chair that his father built for him when he was a child. Needless to say the chair had extremely short legs making the look of the adult Gould sitting on that furniture quite bizarre. But it was also really old and made noises when the pianist moved a little. There are several recordings where you can actually hear the chair. Another fad of Glenn Gould was to sing over his playing, much to the regret of some listeners and critics. Apparently he tried several times not to sing while he is playing the instrument which always resulted in him playing worse - or so he felt. So he just kept doing it, giving sound engineers a really hard time. You can hear him hum in the background of this recording as well.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjF3-fUfX3E" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjF3-fUfX3E</a>

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Re: Some piano stuff for you guys
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2010, 01:25:07 pm »
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Glenn Gould is unreal. I must have listened to the Goldberg Variations like 80 million times by now.

Like this thread, need to learn more about classical music. :High five: for stevenhyphenmiller.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: Some piano stuff for you guys
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2010, 03:50:10 pm »
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Glenn Gould is unreal. I must have listened to the Goldberg Variations like 80 million times by now.

Like this thread, need to learn more about classical music. :High five: for stevenhyphenmiller.

Glad you like the thread man! :)

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Re: Some piano stuff for you guys
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2010, 04:02:46 pm »
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well yeah, but not in some kind of structured appreciative way.. I don't just put music on, listen to it, and appreciate all of the subtleties about it. I have my own style I guess, I like to listen to classical when I'm training, walking, etc.

I think it helped me gain a respect for alot of music that my generation doesn't normally have any interest in, that's for sure.. My dad is big into jazz but I'm more into blues. I don't like brass instruments for the most part, I really hate saxophones with a passion, I think they turn every song into some kind of elevator music love song. Trumpets I can stand if it's something like miles davis, but it has to go hard.

My favorite instrument has to be violin.. I am obsessed with violin.. Most of my classical songs on my ipod are heavily violin based. I don't really know the names to any songs, hardly any rap songs either, I just listen to stuff and know it by feel.. When I played piano, I memorized each song I had to play and never read the music after that, so I guess that's how that works. My dad had taught me piano for years growing up until about 12 or so, but you know how that goes when you're a kid that wants to go hoop it up rather than play piano, didn't end good, he finally let me just do my own thing.

He'd be surprised though if he knew how much I listen to classical and stuff like that.. he just thinks I listen to rap heh.. He doesn't have much of an appreciation for rap, which is odd, considering most people into "the arts" lack an appreciation for jazz, especially the older generations, like my grandpa etc.. Rap is a child of jazz, and plenty of rap is still directly rooted in jazz.

If you're into jazz, this is actually a CD made for his friend who was killed by a bouncer, some bass guitar legend Jaco Pastorius:

http://www.adarq.org/forum/music-and-sheet/jazz/

It's just piano, drums, and bass guitar... some of it hits pretty hard it's cool.. mostly all improvised i guess too, even though they had a general idea of what they were going to play..

Hey there,

I checked that stuff out a while ago after you posted it and I thought it was damn good!

Cool man! I have to tell my dad there's a jazz/classical/piano/jaco fan on the vert/performance forum hah!

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I also just realized that Patitucci is playing the bass there and now I feel pretty dumb not to know your father *lol*. Listening to it back then I did not even realize it was your father playing piano there, I misread and thought it was a friend of your family or something. I can't believe your father knew Jaco Pastorius, too, that's insane! You realize how much of a legend Jaco is in the bass and jazz community, do you? The internet makes the world a small place indeed... Really cool music!

Haha! Small world for sure! Yea I know alot about Jaco, also he was pretty much one of my dad's best friends, so my dad is involved with alot of those projects that spawned after Jaco's death.

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damn, perhaps though you might have developed less of a taste had you not found it for yourself! you never know..

maybe I will start a violin thread eventually, and put some really intense violin solos in there :D

peace man

I agree on the finding it yourself part! That's a huge thing and I guess I was too dumb then to find an interest in music earlier, haha. You should definitely start that thread about violin music!

Best regards,
s-m

Yes I will in a bit :D

peace

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Re: Some piano stuff for you guys
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2010, 11:45:27 pm »
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ssr7 from this forum ballin` out on the piano, very nice man!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWdCzHC2ISI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWdCzHC2ISI</a>

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Re: Some piano stuff for you guys
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2010, 07:28:06 am »
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boom city... more vids on channel, ridiculous.


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Re: Some piano stuff for you guys
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2010, 07:55:20 am »
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A few of my favs soundtrack piano themes :

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZeA0PbjcdI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZeA0PbjcdI</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkof3nPK--Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkof3nPK--Y</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCTW_IfZzTE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCTW_IfZzTE</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-QrSc_Jw3g" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-QrSc_Jw3g</a>



  • 2nd vid is a bit gay but couldn't find that specific track (#14 of The Hours OST ) elsewhere...

  • Rachmaninoff is HUGE , ill let steven-miller present him with those great composer posts of his

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