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#1496033 - 08/14/10 07:09 PM Re: Gabriela Montero [Re: JustAnotherPianist]
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JAP, what is your scary teacher's name, and does he have any recordings out there that we could hear?

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#1496050 - 08/14/10 07:48 PM Re: Gabriela Montero [Re: Elene]
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#1496056 - 08/14/10 07:58 PM Re: Gabriela Montero [Re: beet31425]
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Originally Posted By: beet31425
Originally Posted By: wr
Originally Posted By: al-mahed
Would be very interesting if we start to do the same. Give each other themes and some time (of course it cannot be done in real time) to bring up something.

If anyone is up to it I'd like to try and see whateter I (we) can do in terms of creativity. I'm thinking about a ludic activity, not some sort of competition... anybody?

smile


Sounds interesting if enough people here would participate - I might attempt to do it if at least 4 or 5 others are willing to make fools of themselves along with me. And if it is after the "Unsung Heroes" e-cital.

Maybe everyone could work from the same theme/motif/series of notes. It could perhaps be something everybody knows, like the first eight notes of Beethoven's 5th symphony, or the first phrase of "Fur Elise". Or it could be some random series of notes, on the other hand.

To make it simple, you could just start a thread in the Members Recordings area and people could upload there.



I'm in! Sounds fun.

-J


So, lets do it!

I'm not thinking about using nothing known, but themes given by ourselfes to each other. We could set some minial rules, like a small phrase, or even two different phrases to be connected some how into at least 2 minutes improvisation.

This is what I tought about it. One or two small phrases (or even motifs), and two minutes improv minumum.

What you think?

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#1496074 - 08/14/10 08:34 PM Re: Gabriela Montero [Re: JustAnotherPianist]
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Originally Posted By: JustAnotherPianist
yes, the battle is in hearing the sound in your mind and being able to produce it with the body.

Battle? I hope not. Improv should be enjoyable. But I take a more 'eastern' approach on this subject. I don't 'try' and create something. I allow the music to lead the way. Or should I say, I try and get out of my own way when playing. smile
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#1496099 - 08/14/10 09:15 PM Re: Gabriela Montero [Re: eweiss]
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...perhaps we want to play MORE than the chord of I and the chord of iii....

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#1496105 - 08/14/10 09:19 PM Re: Gabriela Montero [Re: JustAnotherPianist]
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More? What else is there? smile You'd be surprised what you can create with G Major and B minor.
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#1496107 - 08/14/10 09:22 PM Re: Gabriela Montero [Re: eweiss]
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Sorry dude, you seem like a really nice guy, and this isn't the place for me to bitch about new-age music. It hurts my soul DEEPLY that a hack like George Winston can sell tickets, but it's not your fault, and I shouldn't take out my anger on you.

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#1496110 - 08/14/10 09:28 PM Re: Gabriela Montero [Re: JustAnotherPianist]
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Originally Posted By: JustAnotherPianist
Sorry dude, you seem like a really nice guy, and this isn't the place for me to bitch about new-age music. It hurts my soul DEEPLY that a hack like George Winston can sell tickets, but it's not your fault, and I shouldn't take out my anger on you.

No worries mate. smile What style do you play?
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#1496136 - 08/14/10 09:55 PM Re: Gabriela Montero [Re: eweiss]
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