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#1723345 - 07/30/11 12:33 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Fugue14]
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Yah, I know >.< Epic fail, I guess. I was listening to heavy metal whilst typing this. It's actually 'piano piece'. I've heard heavy metal makes you crazy smile
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#1723346 - 07/30/11 12:33 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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We all learn from our mistakes.
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#1723349 - 07/30/11 12:42 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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Originally Posted By: Veganpilot
....Don't criticize me by the wrong usage of the words....

I sure wouldn't!
I think you're just ahead of our curve. grin
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#1723410 - 07/30/11 05:58 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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I think it's a cool funny creation from Hamelin laugh
and it may be better not to play with a piano sound indeed
actually it barely matters what sound is used, it's all crazy



Edited by babama (07/30/11 06:00 AM)

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#2065688 - 04/16/13 06:59 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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I know this thread is old, but "Circus Galop" never gets old... right? smile

Anyhoo... I recently did a Pianomation installation on a Steinway S and we made a video of playback from a few different angles and thought I'd share.



And here's another page that hosts the MIDI file, just in case anyone else wants to have a bit of fun with it: http://www.vgmusic.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14127

Enjoy!

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#2065797 - 04/17/13 01:23 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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I'm a big fan of heavy metal, but over-exposure can make you a little crazy. I've been listening to a lot of Deathspell Omega for an essay I'm working on and I'm having some very weird dreams atm lol
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#2065804 - 04/17/13 01:35 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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Oh no...not another resurrected thread...

I'll leave it to BruceD to rebuke the offender for his wrongdoings. ha
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#2065809 - 04/17/13 01:55 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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Didn;t even notice that, haha
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Poulenc - Nocturnes and Novellettes
Barber - Souvenirs
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Dichotomie
Kevin Oldham - Ballade, Op. 17

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#2065846 - 04/17/13 03:47 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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Can't resist taking a dip.

All this tripe about youngsters (fresh to the business)
calling a piece of music a “song” ... we know what they mean.

and the thal chappie from Bonnie England has the gall to advocate
“After they have been lined up against a wall and machine gunned.”

What a twit!

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#2065865 - 04/17/13 06:13 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
worov Offline
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What about Mendelssohn's Songs without words ? They don't use singing or vocals, but they are still called songs.


Edited by worov (04/17/13 06:14 AM)

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#2065881 - 04/17/13 07:33 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: worov]
wr Offline
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Originally Posted By: worov
What about Mendelssohn's Songs without words ? They don't use singing or vocals, but they are still called songs.


And there are musical pieces titled "Poem" that aren't poems.

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#2065903 - 04/17/13 08:16 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: worov]
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Originally Posted By: worov
What about Mendelssohn's Songs without words ? They don't use singing or vocals, but they are still called songs.

And they are always referred to as Songs Without Words, so as not to confuse them with his actual songs, of which he wrote many. smile
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#2066628 - 04/18/13 03:52 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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Darrel Farris thanks for posting a real piano version laugh
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#2066629 - 04/18/13 03:53 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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Why was this composed for TWO player pianos??
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#2066637 - 04/18/13 04:08 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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OK, Nobody's brought up what I think is a salient point, so I'll dive in:

"Do you think anyone's able to play the 'Circus Galop' by Hamelin?"

Would anybody want to? It's not really very good as a piece. I don't think it would be worth the trouble.

And Islamey is still harder.
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#2066655 - 04/18/13 05:11 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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The anti-song pendants are so anal-retentive that they one-point compactify Euclidian space every time they sit down.

Don't let them discourage you; I promise, the forums are welcoming enough!

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#2066693 - 04/18/13 06:19 PM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Dwscamel]
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Originally Posted By: Dwscamel
Don't let them discourage you; I promise, the forums are welcoming enough!
If you're specifically addressing the OP, bear in mind this is an Old Thread, and Veganpilot hasn't posted in over a year.
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#2066899 - 04/19/13 04:03 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: Veganpilot]
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>Do you think anyone's able to play the 'Circus Galop' by Hamelin?

I read you need 5 hands to play some of the chords. So the answer is no (unless you cheat wink )
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#2067024 - 04/19/13 10:11 AM Re: OMG! HARDEST PIANO SONG EVER WRITTEN IN HISTORY! [Re: pianovoce]
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Originally Posted By: pianovoce
I know this thread is old, but "Circus Galop" never gets old... right? smile

Anyhoo... I recently did a Pianomation installation on a Steinway S and we made a video of playback from a few different angles and thought I'd share.



And here's another page that hosts the MIDI file, just in case anyone else wants to have a bit of fun with it: http://www.vgmusic.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14127

Enjoy!


That's wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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