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#2020778 - 01/24/13 10:10 PM Re: Beethoven was ahead of his time [Re: Ralph]
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I am awestruck everytime I hear Beethoven. I'm constantly making new discoveries in his music, even with pieces I've been listening to for years. I listened to the Hammerklavier today in my car and it just made me stop in the parking lot until it was done.


Also, I don't like metal music, but I thought the guy with the guitar did a pretty good job.

More than pretty good !!!
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#2020888 - 01/25/13 04:07 AM Re: Beethoven was ahead of his time [Re: wouter79]
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>The funny thing about heavy metal music (or as a friend of mine one said, stainless steel music), once you remove the distortion, it's still unbearably loud.

Huh? Just turn down your volume knob??


I was referring to a live performance of heavy metal music. It's loud.
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#2020958 - 01/25/13 07:21 AM Re: Beethoven was ahead of his time [Re: Ralph]
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I lasted a little over a minute, before the total silliness of it just got to me and I had to shut it down. I've got a healthy sense of the absurd, but that's asking too much...

For fast electric guitar playing, I'd rather listen to Jeff Beck doing original stuff, or old Mahavishnu Orchestra tracks, or any number of other virtuosi of that ilk - there are lots of them, just like in classical piano. There may even be too many of them, just like classical piano.

And too, standard rock, or prog rock, cover versions of classical music are almost invariably pretty lame, musically. IMO. Oddly enough, I've actually been thinking about doing a synth/electronica version of the Prokofiev Toccata, and I kind of know in advance that if I do it, it will suck. Just because stuff like that always does.

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#2021123 - 01/25/13 01:28 PM Re: Beethoven was ahead of his time [Re: wr]
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IMO. Oddly enough, I've actually been thinking about doing a synth/electronica version of the Prokofiev Toccata, and I kind of know in advance that if I do it, it will suck. Just because stuff like that always does.



That's great. Remember these guys?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH9kiOZ9u_k
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#2021125 - 01/25/13 01:30 PM Re: Beethoven was ahead of his time [Re: wr]
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Originally Posted By: wr
And too, standard rock, or prog rock, cover versions of classical music are almost invariably pretty lame, musically.

I agree 100%, and I've always been baffled by this. I like prog rock. I love Pictures at an Exhibition. Put them together, and the result is the worst of both worlds.

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#2021180 - 01/25/13 03:24 PM Re: Beethoven was ahead of his time [Re: Dave Horne]
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Originally Posted By: wouter79

>The funny thing about heavy metal music (or as a friend of mine one said, stainless steel music), once you remove the distortion, it's still unbearably loud.

Huh? Just turn down your volume knob??


I was referring to a live performance of heavy metal music. It's loud.

Depends on how far away you are.. if you're in the pit, bring earplugs for sure.
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