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#1961044 - 09/19/12 09:34 AM Something for the soul
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Now you can hum this all day long too!


Som Sabadell
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#1961061 - 09/19/12 10:31 AM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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What an inspiring way to start a morning...thanks Dan.

I'll leave a link here for those who are open minded about no restrictions on how many people can play a single piano and bring out the percussive and other attributes of the instrument...

http://thepianoguys.com/portfolio/one-direction-what-makes-you-beautiful/
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#1961066 - 09/19/12 10:46 AM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Wonderful! smile
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#1961335 - 09/19/12 10:54 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Thanks for sharing!
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#1961728 - 09/20/12 06:08 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Very moving...thanks for posting that. Music is the universal language.

Some US city should try that. It would be interesting to see the reaction!

Enjoyed the pianoguys as well....had never heard of them, very entertaining.

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#1961951 - 09/21/12 05:31 AM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Originally Posted By: Silverwood Pianos

Now you can hum this all day long too!


Som Sabadell


Cant those guys find a real job ? wink

Pianoguys :! totally uninteresting !!


Edited by Kamin (09/21/12 05:33 AM)
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#1962225 - 09/21/12 06:01 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Olek]
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Quote:
Pianoguys :! totally uninteresting !!


To each his own. smile

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#1962245 - 09/21/12 06:50 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Nice! I live very near that city :9
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#1962308 - 09/21/12 09:55 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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I enjoyed them both! Thanks for posting them.
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#1962312 - 09/21/12 10:13 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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It does happen in the U.S. Take a wander over to Piano Forum and check out Rich Galassini's thread "Random Act of Culture."

I also posted Dan's link in that thread. Yes, it is credited.
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#1962436 - 09/22/12 07:28 AM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Not sure how a very creative and inventive use of a piano can be uninteresting, but whatever! I find what they did far more interesting and colorful than dull, boring unisons.
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#1962543 - 09/22/12 11:51 AM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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I'm with you Loren, in fact, I ordered their new CD right after watching that vid.

Minnesota Marty, glad to hear that. I think it's a great idea in several ways, reaching a public that would not necessarily go to a symphony concert, and given the current economic climate, a lot of people do not have the extra money to spend on entertainment. The looks on those kids faces, you're exposing a new generation to classical music. smile



Edited by Grandpianoman (09/22/12 12:11 PM)

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#1962870 - 09/22/12 11:01 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Emmery]
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Originally Posted By: Emmery
I'll leave a link here for those who are open minded about no restrictions on how many people can play a single piano and bring out the percussive and other attributes of the instrument...

http://thepianoguys.com/portfolio/one-direction-what-makes-you-beautiful/
I think the Sabadell video is thrilling but found the pianoguys video disappointing. What's the point of using the case or plate as a percussive instrument like a drum? Or having one or more of the players just plucking one or two of the same strings inside the piano repeatedly? To me it just looks like an excuse for the gimmick of getting 5 people to "play one piano". Might as well be knocking a nearby table.


Edited by pianoloverus (09/22/12 11:05 PM)

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#1962915 - 09/23/12 12:10 AM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Also half of the sound havebeen added artificially in the recording studio,

Just for the show, much move and visual trick but no content...

1 tonal change, 3 or 4 chords, a poor development more based on repetition and adding voices than real musical surprise, good music while you wait all night at the Apple store for the new Iphone wink exactly the kind of musical product intended to push you to "buy something" wink That is how I hear it in my tortured mind smile

Some jazz pianists make interesting uses of the "aluminium" plates of Yamahas, but the tone of iron plates is nicer in my opinion.
The Shoothouse. Pianists should try that ( but jumping directly on the strings, could produce interesting tones too )


Edited by Kamin (09/23/12 01:52 AM)
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#1962950 - 09/23/12 01:42 AM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Jee, I wonder how many more negative things one can say about these pianoguys...surely there must be something else negative you left out Kamin? I guess you won't be buying their CD?

I have never seen or heard anything quite like it before. These guys are trying to make a living, and they came up with something unique and different...more power to them. I support them by buying their CD.

As I said before, To Each His Own.

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#1962951 - 09/23/12 01:50 AM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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yes thats a pity musicians may act as clowns to earn a living, or are they musicians, or not ?

Another relatively secure market is the religious hymns like music... Sorry if my dislike hurt you, for me it just does not make me have fun to see/hear those sort of things that is why my vengeance is so terrible wink .
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#1963020 - 09/23/12 07:01 AM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Inventive, creative, and novel, pushing the envelope of how music is produced from an instrument that is not usually played that way.

Some people just thrive on being negative, I guess.
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#1963064 - 09/23/12 10:35 AM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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When it is about music you would be surprised how many different styles of music I like or appreciate, or eventually try to appreciate.

But I have been getting really epidermic about what is more done for entertainment than for the soul of music.

I was joking for the Spanish mob, while their version is not really rhythmically correct they seem to have fun, and the air is recognizable wink

anyone have any right to do what pleases himself and any listener can appreciate or not any kind of music, sorry to give my appreciation as abruptly...

It may also depend of the period of its life, lets see when I will be really at teen age what will be my level of acceptation...
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#1963074 - 09/23/12 10:55 AM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Olek]
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Originally Posted By: Kamin
yes thats a pity musicians may act as clowns to earn a living, or are they musicians, or not ?

Another relatively secure market is the religious hymns like music... Sorry if my dislike hurt you, for me it just does not make me have fun to see/hear those sort of things that is why my vengeance is so terrible wink .


Kamin, although I don't agree with you that they are clowns, sometimes musicians will take a route that is on the lighter side of things (novelty,parody/comedy), once they have proven themselves as real musicians. John Cage, Chick Corea ect have experimented in this way.

The one fellow in the video Stephen Nelson is an extremely talented cellist incorporating a unique percussive style to much of his music. Here is a more classical oriented recording that may let you appreciate this better...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry4BzonlVlw
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#1968382 - 10/03/12 07:23 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Olek]
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Just received "The Piano Guys" CD...When I opened the booklet inside, on the first page reads:

"Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its Secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine" -Ludwig van Beethoven-

The CD is a wonderful mix of classical woven into a modern new-age type of music, very refreshing and well done....:) and very listenable. A 10 in my book.

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#1968394 - 10/03/12 07:56 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Grandpianoman]
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Originally Posted By: Grandpianoman

I have never seen or heard anything quite like it before. These guys are trying to make a living, and they came up with something unique and different...more power to them. I support them by buying their CD.
I don't see anything valuable about uniqueness for the sake of uniqueness. Nor would I say they're "trying to make a living" is a reason for praising something.

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#1968399 - 10/03/12 08:12 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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I don't understand your comment...I guess you did not read the whole post.

My praise for their music had nothing to do with their "trying to make a living". If I hear something musical, that is unique and different, and I like it, I will support it, it's as simple as that. Yes, they are trying to make a living, more power to them.

I repeat again, "To each his own".

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#1968428 - 10/03/12 09:13 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: pianoloverus]
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Originally Posted By: Grandpianoman

I have never seen or heard anything quite like it before. These guys are trying to make a living, and they came up with something unique and different...more power to them. I support them by buying their CD.
I don't see anything valuable about uniqueness for the sake of uniqueness. Nor would I say they're "trying to make a living" is a reason for praising something.


PL'us, I am curious. Are you saying that what the piano guys is doing is not music? FWIW, their selection is a very nice rendition in a genre that is called a "Video Song," pioneered by groups like "Pomplamoose." They define the genre:

Quote:
A VideoSong is a new Medium with two rules:

1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).
2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).


http://youtu.be/6G5JaicYuVU

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#1968685 - 10/04/12 01:03 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Emmery]
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Originally Posted By: Emmery
Originally Posted By: Kamin
yes thats a pity musicians may act as clowns to earn a living, or are they musicians, or not ?

Another relatively secure market is the religious hymns like music... Sorry if my dislike hurt you, for me it just does not make me have fun to see/hear those sort of things that is why my vengeance is so terrible wink .


Kamin, although I don't agree with you that they are clowns, sometimes musicians will take a route that is on the lighter side of things (novelty,parody/comedy), once they have proven themselves as real musicians. John Cage, Chick Corea ect have experimented in this way.

The one fellow in the video Stephen Nelson is an extremely talented cellist incorporating a unique percussive style to much of his music. Here is a more classical oriented recording that may let you appreciate this better...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry4BzonlVlw


Emmery thank you for the link, I regret to say that those guys dont know anything about Bach.

That is pure BS to my soul... sorry... (could not even listen to the half of the video)

Just cannot satnd that, it is like junk food but in music wink


Edited by Kamin (10/04/12 01:06 PM)
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#1968687 - 10/04/12 01:09 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Look;

It is an art form. It is their art form. If you like it fine. If you don’t like it fine too.

Some like Picasso. Some like Renoir, or Monet. Some like Beethoven. Some like Mozart. Some even like the Rolling Stones.

If you like it, enjoy it. If you don’t like it listen to something else.

But mostly? Get over yourselves ..I mean WTF…
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#1968703 - 10/04/12 01:36 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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That is when I notice I begin to belong to another era wink

Taking Bach and doing some movie music with it is nothing particularely innovative, but i can stand that.

I simply dont even recognize that music... I dont want to agress anyone, I just dont buy the whole concept, fine , no problem with me...
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#1968718 - 10/04/12 02:02 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Thank you Dan for putting it in perspective.

I am not going to even respond to these negatives.

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#1968886 - 10/04/12 09:47 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Lots of fun and very cool. I love it and have forwarded the link to several other folks.

Some people take themselves too serious.

Thanks for the link.
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#1968905 - 10/04/12 11:07 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Roger, tried to send you a PM....send me a PM for the password to this file, and anyone else if interested. smile

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#1968910 - 10/04/12 11:31 PM Re: Something for the soul [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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I bet that little girl at the start of the clip couldn't believe what her small donation would result in!! Half way through she's still just standing at the front near the bassist! I've wheeled a piano out of the classroom and into the playground at my school - my senior class sang Christmas carols to the junior school at recess as a completely impromptu concert - it gave the kids such a buzz to have a band playing just for them in the middle of their school yard!

I have to say that I feel groups such as ThePianoGuys provide a valuable bridge between youth and culture. As a school music teacher, I use clips such as these to introduce kids to classical music. After showing the 'you don't know you're beautiful' clip it provided the opportunity for a lesson of wonderful experimentation standing around an old, exposed upright with some of the kids playing 'heart and soul' while others stood around tapping a particular string or some percussive effect on the body. One of my senior students used 'Moonlight' to compare the original Beethoven composition with the modern effects incorporated in ThePianoGuys version.

Thanks for posting the links :0)
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