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Corribus
Corribus

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posted November 12, 2015 03:06 AM
Edited by Corribus at 03:21, 12 Nov 2015.

Lol, sorry. I caught no end of hell about it* because people thought it was a sissy instrument. In fact, it's bloody hard as hell to play right (and I was no virtuoso) but in the hands of someone who knows what they're doing, it can be impressive.

Especially, Bach translates well to it.

For instance, check out this, this, this, or this.

Then for amusement there is this. Bach truly is universal.

Other composers, including some modern compositions, also translate well to marimba. Truly a haunting sound.

(Damn, I wish I had one to play again. )

*Actually I caught the most hell for having to play the triangle for like two measures of some song while I was in the orchestra. Have never heard the end of it from my brother.
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posted November 12, 2015 03:12 AM

Now, that's LMAO! Your first link is THIS
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Corribus
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posted November 12, 2015 03:21 AM

Oops, guess that was the last thing I copied (I sent it to a friend; hilarious). Fixed the link.
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posted November 12, 2015 06:53 AM

re analog vs digital, there were a lot of problems in the early days of digital (1985 to 2005) that contributed to its bad rep.  For example:

Theoretically you were supposed to be able to get a flawless digital signal going from one audio component to another.  In practice though there was frequent sound corrosion.  There were also problems each time you went from a analog to digital.  

Another problem was that digital reverb is so computationally intensive that it took several years to reach the point where it became convincing.  

Problem #3 was that equipment was limited to very low levels of refinement:16/48, which is to say that the dynamics spectrum was limited to a quantization of 2^16 and each second was divided into 48000 parts.

Around 2005 was really when things changed and each problem was essentially solved.  

Computers became powerful enough that you only had to record each audio stream/channel seperately and then you could do the rest of the work 'in the box' without having to send the signal to disparate components.  

Software became good enough to do convincing digital reverb and other effects (also due to increased computing capacity)

There are ridiculous levels of refinement now, for example 32/384. I think that's entirely unnecessary though.  You can get great results with 24/96, which is to say the dynamic spectrum is divided into 2^24 bits and each second is divided into 96.000 sections.  

So yeah, I used to be a fervent digital hater, but now I'm okay with it

Unfortunately, there's other problems murdering the joy of music nowadays, such as the relentless use of overcompression.  That whole thing came about because of all the problems with digital I was describing earlier, but now its so entrenched even though the digital problem was 'solved' it's impossible to return to to non-over-compressed standard.

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posted November 12, 2015 09:22 AM

@ FriendOfGunnar
Thanks for the info, that explains a lot.

@ Corribus

You may find this interview interesting (and the accompanying footage), especially the part of making the instrument electric so she could play it live.

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Corribus
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posted November 12, 2015 02:10 PM

Thanks for the link; I'll check it out.
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posted November 12, 2015 02:32 PM

artu said:
Now, that's LMAO! Your first link is THIS


Corribus said:
Oops, guess that was the last thing I copied (I sent it to a friend; hilarious). Fixed the link.



lol, the claymation dicks strike again.

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posted November 12, 2015 02:37 PM
Edited by Salamandre at 15:08, 12 Nov 2015.

Just found the 24th Paganini's Capriccio, jazz version, by... classical musicians. For the fun.

Also, Matsuev joking on happy birthday theme, with Spivakov nearby watching mortified


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posted November 12, 2015 05:47 PM

And then you have this.
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posted November 12, 2015 06:41 PM

I think the Benny Goodman version is lovely, the transformation is so successful, you wouldn't guess it was a classical piece if you have no prior knowledge about it.
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posted November 12, 2015 06:49 PM

I love it
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Drakon-Deus
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posted November 12, 2015 09:32 PM

All I see in the internet made me remember this song.
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Drakon-Deus
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posted December 11, 2015 06:28 PM

I've always been a fan of classic rock and roll, that originated in the American South and related influences that helped create and define it.

Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison for instance are two of my favorites that I can always listen to. It's not just their style, but their voices... I feel they could sing just about anything without much difficulty. Of course they had their "typical" songs, but many artists and bands do. And they continued their careers well into the 60's and beyond. However, other artists are not without merit, like Bill Monroe or Carl Perkins, and others that sang Elvis songs before he provided his magical voice in tune with the new style.

It's great that Black singers had a lot do to with the popularity that White singers later had with this type of songs, and I do not deny their importance, I actually don't feel they're ignored now, like they unfortunately may have been back then. Like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and all the jazz singers that made the Dixieland or New Orleans jazz, like Louis Armstrong, and also more classic jazz like Nat King Cole. And they didn't call Ray Charles "The Genius" for nothing.

And back to the classic rock sound, there are some that point to Bill Haley as the one that made rock and roll a thing for a larger audience. And I can't forget to mention Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddly Holly, let alone the various groups that were popular then, The Platters being the most famous. And thanks to "Back to the Future" I am also familiar with Etta James, The Chordettes and The Four Aces.

In any case, the 50's hit songs are timeless to me, whether they are traditional pop, or blues, or hillbilly, or doo-wop, or swing, or the more upbeat style that became rock and roll and that evolved over time.











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posted December 17, 2015 01:56 PM

Bump.

Late but... Ludwig van Beethoven (n. 16 dec 1770, Bonn - d. 26 mar 1827, Vienna)


Music like this does not require lyrics.

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posted December 23, 2015 01:24 AM

Well, this certainly feels weird. To any blues listener, this news about Robert Johnson is like the reveal of falsified sheet music by Bach:

Either the recordings were accidentally speeded up when first committed to 78, or else they were deliberately speeded up to make them sound more exciting. Whatever, the common consensus among musicologists is that we have been listening to Johnson at least 20% too fast. Numerous bloggers have helpfully slowed down Johnsons best-known work and provided samples so that, for the first time, we can hear Johnson as he intended to be heard.
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posted December 23, 2015 02:06 AM

I've linked an article on matter in your thread.
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posted December 23, 2015 02:51 AM

Thank you for the clarification.
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posted December 24, 2015 07:46 PM

This is an interesting video which leaves me perplex. Because what I hear isn't what I see on keyboard.

How he fakes it?

The guy has indeed great rhythm, and everything sounds so clear, like he had 6 hands. But if you look at left hand attentively, you will notice you hear things the left hand doesn't play, visually

I am not aware of computer programs to enhance/ add things but this is indeed interesting.

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posted December 24, 2015 08:19 PM

Lol, I heard this about a month ago on facebook, liked it, converted the video to mp3 and put in my archive. Well, when it's sound only, I guess it doesn't count as fake.
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posted December 24, 2015 08:30 PM

Well it depends. If he records separately both hands, leit motives and rhythms, then ok you can judge the music but the pianist should be dismissed -as performance, unless he specifies in description he manipulates the sounds.

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