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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    OK.

    Alright. Just making sure.

    When I get to university and shall take up the violin again.
    It is good to remember technique like that.

    I want to do the piano again. My buy the grade 8 book and try playing it in the summer.
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    (Original post by Articaaa)
    It is good to remember technique like that.

    I want to do the piano again. My buy the grade 8 book and try playing it in the summer.
    So it is, otherwise you may offend people with screeching noises.

    Sounds like a plan. I shall play my brother's violin during the summer, I think. :yes:
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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    So it is, otherwise you may offend people with screeching noises.

    Sounds like a plan. I shall play my brother's violin during the summer, I think. :yes:
    You brother won't be very happy.
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    (Original post by Articaaa)
    You brother won't be very happy.
    I asked him first. I won't just sneakily play his violin when he's not there... sheesh... :ninja:
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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    I asked him first. I won't just sneakily play his violin when he's not there... sheesh... :ninja:
    Sureeee.. .
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    (Original post by derp)
    I love Grieg, Sibelius, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Vaughan-Williams. Chopin is probably one of my least favourite composers Sorry Chopin lovers!

    Favourite is probably Copland though...
    Totally agree about Chopin, self indulgent tosh.

    After Mozart there is no one.
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    (Original post by Articaaa)
    Sureeee.. .
    I can't believe you would ever doubt me... :cry2:
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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    I can't believe you would ever doubt me... :cry2:
    I have a reason too.

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    Jokeeeee! :teehee:
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    But seriously
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    (Original post by Articaaa)
    I have a reason too.

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    Jokeeeee! :teehee:
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    But seriously
    No idea what you just said.

    I am off to play a couple of piano pieces then I shall be back.
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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    No idea what you just said.

    I am off to play a couple of piano pieces then I shall be back.
    Farewell!
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    Any fans of Feldman in this here thread?




    (Original post by j.alexanderh)
    I saw that, thought it was a bit unfair to accuse Chopin of 'not being a revolutionary orchestrator' when he didn't attempt to do that.
    Alright I take it back. I just rage a little when someone calls Chopin LOLBESTCOMPOSEREVAR
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    (Original post by Articaaa)
    Farewell!
    I am back.

    (Original post by danadd9)
    Any fans of Feldman in this here thread?

    I love that piece.
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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    :cute:

    I forgot to put Rachmaninov on my list! :facepalm:

    I shall edit it now.
    Rachmaninov is the reason I am grateful for my spider hands
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    (Original post by Ideot)
    Rachmaninov is the reason I am grateful for my spider hands
    Rachmaninov is great! :yes:

    I wish I had spider hands... then I wouldn't have to stretch just to play a chord spanning one octave. :/

    Alas, I shall just have to make do with my small hands...
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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    Rachmaninov is great! :yes:

    I wish I had spider hands... then I wouldn't have to stretch just to play a chord spanning one octave. :/

    Alas, I shall just have to make do with my small hands...
    Heheh that bit made me chuckle, and go down to my piano to check my range. The result is that I can get nine easily, and ten with a bit of a stretch :cool: Hurrah for spider hands. Mind you, you should look at Rach's hands, they're absolutely massive and make mine look petite. Hence why his pieces are so stretchy
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    Gustav Mahler. The high water mark for all insightful, multi-faceted, emotion-driven classical music. Every one of his works is on epic scale in every sense of the word; and in his own words, his symphonies represent the whole universe. A tough nut to crack, however.
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    (Original post by Ideot)
    Heheh that bit made me chuckle, and go down to my piano to check my range. The result is that I can get nine easily, and ten with a bit of a stretch :cool: Hurrah for spider hands. Mind you, you should look at Rach's hands, they're absolutely massive and make mine look petite. Hence why his pieces are so stretchy
    It's true. I can only do that if I press down half of the keys inbetween, which doesn't count... even then I can only do nine.

    His pieces are very stretchy indeed... the notes are so far apart on some of the sheet music! :lolwut:
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    (Original post by mc1000)
    Gustav Mahler. The high water mark for all insightful, multi-faceted, emotion-driven classical music. Every one of his works is on epic scale in every sense of the word; and in his own words, his symphonies represent the whole universe. A tough nut to crack, however.


    I love his Piano Quartet in A minor. :love:
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    (Original post by mc1000)
    Gustav Mahler. The high water mark for all insightful, multi-faceted, emotion-driven classical music. Every one of his works is on epic scale in every sense of the word; and in his own words, his symphonies represent the whole universe. A tough nut to crack, however.
    Agreed. Mahler is brilliant.
 
 
 
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