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#1722957 - 07/29/11 11:04 AM OMG! HARDEST PIANO PIECE EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY!
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Do you think anyone's able to play the 'Circus Galop' by Hamelin?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xbkovCQMmc

It's practically and literally the hardest song to play ever! Do you think Franz Liszt would be able to play this song (if he was still alive today)? I think he would smile


Edited by Veganpilot (07/30/11 12:30 AM)
Edit Reason: It's piano piece ^-^ Happy now?
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#1722960 - 07/29/11 11:08 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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Probably Rachmaninov could play it too.
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#1722980 - 07/29/11 11:48 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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I guess the problem is that you're trying to play a "song" instead of singing it. That should solve the problem. By the way, do we really need the screaming caps?
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#1722984 - 07/29/11 11:54 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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New Rule: People who call a piece of instrumental music a "song" must be banned.

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#1722994 - 07/29/11 12:09 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Fugue14]
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Originally Posted By: Fugue14
New Rule: People who call a piece of instrumental music a "song" must be banned.


That's mean. How are people supposed to learn if we instantly slam the door in their face like that?

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#1723022 - 07/29/11 12:59 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Fugue14]
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Originally Posted By: Fugue14
New Rule: People who repeatedly call a piece of instrumental music a "song" must be banned.


Fixed.
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#1723043 - 07/29/11 01:31 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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It's like dance dance revolution - just for the fingers! besides it sounds horrible...

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#1723056 - 07/29/11 01:50 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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This sounds impossible to sing! I'm afraid my range just isn't that big...

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#1723078 - 07/29/11 02:36 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Fugue14]
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IMO saying "song" isn't that awful. smile

Prediction: For better or worse, like it or not, the the word is well on its way to having the expanded meaning of "any musical item." We might go to our graves protesting it, but after a couple hundred more years, hardly anyone will know that there was ever any issue about calling a non-vocal music piece a "song."

BTW, maybe in a similar vein....One time a friend told me after I played a recital that she enjoyed my "show." grin

P.S. It annoys the heil out of me whenever I hear "shipping" for delivery that doesn't involve a boat, which is like constantly. smile
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#1723081 - 07/29/11 02:38 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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He wrote it for player piano. And, just like many great composers, he exploited the possibilities of his instrument. It wasn't intended to be played by a person.

Also, I think the word "song" is out-dated and snobbish. From now on, every piece of music should be referred to as an "mp3". Even if it's a MIDI.
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#1723083 - 07/29/11 02:40 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: pianojerome]
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Originally Posted By: pianojerome
....I think the word "song" is out-dated and snobbish. From now on, every piece of music should be referred to as an "mp3"....

ha ha ha

But maybe we shouldn't laugh....
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#1723086 - 07/29/11 02:46 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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P.S. It annoys the heil out of me whenever I hear "shipping" for delivery that doesn't involve a boat, which is like constantly.


And what bothers me most of all, like, is when people, like, use like inappropriately. grin
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#1723087 - 07/29/11 02:47 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Piano*Dad]
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Originally Posted By: Piano*Dad
And what bothers me most of all, like, is when people, like, use like inappropriately. grin

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#1723089 - 07/29/11 02:50 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Piano*Dad]
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Originally Posted By: Piano*Dad
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P.S. It annoys the heil out of me whenever I hear "shipping" for delivery that doesn't involve a boat, which is like constantly.


And what bothers me most of all, like, is when people, like, use like inappropriately. grin



You don't like that?

Actually, I agree with you, but sometimes its hard to know when using like is appropriate. For example, if somebody's Facebook status is really tragic, and you want to express your empathy and compassion for that person, do you click the 'like' button? You like the way they wrote their status, even if you don't like what actually happened to them. It's a conundrum.
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#1723090 - 07/29/11 02:50 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: pianojerome]
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I think we should be happy as long as nobody calls the Circus Galop what it deserves to be called. Is it really a composition? To me it sounds more like a bad piano accident.

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#1723091 - 07/29/11 02:51 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: Piano*Dad
And what bothers me most of all, like, is when people, like, use like inappropriately. grin



Darn, you beat me to it!
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#1723101 - 07/29/11 03:13 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Fugue14]
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Originally Posted By: Fugue14
New Rule: People who call a piece of instrumental music a "song" must be banned.


After they have been lined up against a wall and machine gunned.

Better that than go through their entire life thinking an instrumental composition is a song.

Thal
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#1723115 - 07/29/11 03:30 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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Come back, Veganpilot; it wasn't the end of the world; just perhaps the end of the world as we know it! smile

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#1723127 - 07/29/11 03:54 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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^^ Real PW treatment up there... lol

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#1723131 - 07/29/11 04:00 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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Originally Posted By: Veganpilot
Do you think anyone's able to play the 'Circus Galop' by Hamelin?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xbkovCQMmc

It's practically and literally the hardest song to play ever! Do you think Franz Liszt would be able to play this song (if he was still alive today)? I think he would smile


They say at the end of the video that it was written for two player pianos because some chords would need five hands.

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#1723137 - 07/29/11 04:13 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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I listened and could only think to myself: Why? For the love of all humanity, why?

On the other hand some very cool patterns did emerge from that thing-song and its machine. wow
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#1723268 - 07/29/11 08:27 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: pianojerome]
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Originally Posted By: pianojerome
Originally Posted By: Piano*Dad
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P.S. It annoys the heil out of me whenever I hear "shipping" for delivery that doesn't involve a boat, which is like constantly.


And what bothers me most of all, like, is when people, like, use like inappropriately. grin



You don't like that?

Actually, I agree with you, but sometimes its hard to know when using like is appropriate. For example, if somebody's Facebook status is really tragic, and you want to express your empathy and compassion for that person, do you click the 'like' button? You like the way they wrote their status, even if you don't like what actually happened to them. It's a conundrum.


LOL. I have a feeling it would be awfully entertaining reading a thread by you and Mark C solely on this subject!
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#1723269 - 07/29/11 08:33 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: scherzetto]
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Originally Posted By: scherzetto
Originally Posted By: pianojerome
Originally Posted By: Piano*Dad
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P.S. It annoys the heil out of me whenever I hear "shipping" for delivery that doesn't involve a boat, which is like constantly.


And what bothers me most of all, like, is when people, like, use like inappropriately. grin



You don't like that?

Actually, I agree with you, but sometimes its hard to know when using like is appropriate. For example, if somebody's Facebook status is really tragic, and you want to express your empathy and compassion for that person, do you click the 'like' button? You like the way they wrote their status, even if you don't like what actually happened to them. It's a conundrum.


LOL. I have a feeling it would be awfully entertaining reading a thread by you and Mark C solely on this subject!


Me 2

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#1723270 - 07/29/11 08:37 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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If you haven't already found it, there's a video on youtube with Hamelin's original handwritten score which scrolls along with the music. His little footnotes are absolutely hilarious....well at least the last one.

The end: "the tragic accident".
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#1723289 - 07/29/11 09:34 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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It sounds better in NES sound, you can hear the inner voices much more clearly.


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#1723297 - 07/29/11 09:47 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: pianojerome]
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Originally Posted By: pianojerome
From now on, every piece of music should be referred to as an "mp3". Even if it's a MIDI.


But that's three syllables!
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#1723320 - 07/29/11 11:20 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: scherzetto]
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Originally Posted By: scherzetto
Originally Posted By: pianojerome
....sometimes its hard to know when using like is appropriate. For example, if somebody's Facebook status is really tragic, and you want to express your empathy and compassion for that person, do you click the 'like' button? You like the way they wrote their status, even if you don't like what actually happened to them. It's a conundrum.
LOL. I have a feeling it would be awfully entertaining reading a thread by you and Mark C solely on this subject!

Thank you very much. ha
Maybe we can work on it..... grin

Originally Posted By: Damon
Originally Posted By: pianojerome
..."mp3"...
But that's three syllables!

Huh......the way most people say it, I thought it was one. ha
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#1723331 - 07/29/11 11:59 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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How do people say mp3 as one syllable? Now you have me really curious. Sorry for the OT, not that this was every on topic anyway.

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#1723341 - 07/30/11 12:26 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Frozenicicles]
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How do people say mp3 as one syllable? Now you have me really curious....

All I meant was that a lot of people (especially kids, I think) talk real fast, and that some words and phrases can come out almost as though they were 1 syllable, and that this is such a thing.

Any time you don't get something I said, just figure that it was probably stupid. grin
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#1723344 - 07/30/11 12:30 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: BruceD]
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It puts an emphasis to it smile By the way, it should have been 'piano piece'. Don't criticize me by the wrong usage of the words,I've written this listening to heavy metal. smile
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