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#2268891 - 04/29/14 10:01 PM if nobody hears you play, can it be called music?
CoryL Offline
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Registered: 04/27/14
Posts: 3
Hi, I spend too much time playing my piano ...

I live in a trailer in the woods, with an upright grand built in 1892.
I would love for you to listen to me play.

http://soundcloud.com/cory-little-3/what-used-to-be-at-my-122-year

I make hand drums and flutes, and consider guitar to be my main instrument

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#2268901 - 04/29/14 10:19 PM Re: if nobody hears you play, can it be called music? [Re: CoryL]
Whizbang Offline
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I enjoyed.

I came to the realization about 2-3 years ago that music was a communicative art. So I've resolved to try to communicate. So I put myself out there.

It's hard to put yourself out there like that, but it's worth it. Even to a world that's mostly not paying attention. And when you're feeling introspective, no harm in communicating with yourself, but don't stop communicating with others.
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#2268911 - 04/29/14 10:38 PM Re: if nobody hears you play, can it be called music? [Re: Whizbang]
earlofmar Online   content
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Very nice Coryl and welcome to the forum

Originally Posted By: Whizbang
I enjoyed.

I came to the realization about 2-3 years ago that music was a communicative art. So I've resolved to try to communicate. So I put myself out there.



I haven't reached that stage yet, happy to play for you guys in online recitals but just as happy to plod along and keep it very personal.
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#2268934 - 04/30/14 12:36 AM Re: if nobody hears you play, can it be called music? [Re: earlofmar]
Whizbang Offline
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Originally Posted By: earlofmar
I haven't reached that stage yet, happy to play for you guys in online recitals but just as happy to plod along and keep it very personal.


Do please post when you are ready. I spent a long time thinking I couldn't perform. And now I have some videos out there that I'm not exactly proud of. But I appreciate them as a record of my progress and I'm better because I dared to post them and continue posting them.
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#2268938 - 04/30/14 12:48 AM Re: if nobody hears you play, can it be called music? [Re: CoryL]
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Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 251
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Nice. I just heard it, so your question is no longer valid. Thanks for sharing. I hope someone would still be playing my piano in 120 years and love it as much as you seem to. Great guitar effect there. There are moments that I thought it is a guitar.
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#2269093 - 04/30/14 01:05 PM Re: if nobody hears you play, can it be called music? [Re: CoryL]
Bobpickle Offline

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Registered: 05/24/12
Posts: 1383
Loc: Cameron Park, California
Reminiscent of Tigran Hamasyan's "Leaving Paris." I enjoyed it.

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#2269121 - 04/30/14 02:35 PM Re: if nobody hears you play, can it be called music? [Re: CoryL]
torquenale Offline
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Registered: 12/29/12
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Loc: Italy
Welcome and thanks for sharing!
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#2269238 - 04/30/14 07:07 PM Re: if nobody hears you play, can it be called music? [Re: CoryL]
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#2269416 - 05/01/14 02:08 AM Re: if nobody hears you play, can it be called music? [Re: CoryL]
Dwscamel Offline
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Registered: 03/22/13
Posts: 452
For some, that's the only time it can be called music laugh.

Thanks for sharing here; I know how scary that can be. The out-of-tune upright suits the music well, makes the point that it isn't meant to be a pretty or relaxing thing. The low LH voice was a little repetitive for me, though.

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#2288554 - 06/11/14 01:56 PM Re: if nobody hears you play, can it be called music? [Re: wouter79]
CoryL Offline
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Registered: 04/27/14
Posts: 3
Originally Posted By: wouter79

Thank you, while the argument seems to remain polarized, I found a line that struck a chord ;
"real structures exist independently of and are often out of phase with the actual patterns of events"

It sent my gears turning about the similarity between the harmonic discordence found in music and how it can excite expectations of resolution, and the way humans relate with each other and nature. Given our current state of dissonance.

I came to the resolution that a musician that is not heard is actually creating a greater shift in the universal harmonic field, because the dissonance excites resolution, where as a well heard musician is more likely playing in phase with the greater population.

I enjoy playing music, more than being percieved as a musician,. I might just keep playing for the birds..

I realized a long time ago that the birds were easier to inspire than people, and they have been playing covers of my songs. I actually like their versions better.


Edited by CoryL (06/11/14 02:03 PM)

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#2288580 - 06/11/14 03:23 PM Re: if nobody hears you play, can it be called music? [Re: wouter79]
patH Offline
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Registered: 03/09/13
Posts: 551
Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: wouter79

And Wikipedia itself gives the answer. We just have to look at the definition of "sound".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound

So, the tree that falls without acoustic witnesses makes a physical sound, but not a physiological or psychological sound. wink
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#2288686 - 06/11/14 09:15 PM Re: if nobody hears you play, can it be called music? [Re: CoryL]
Dave B Online   content
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Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 1903
Loc: Philadelphia area
If you're not listing, that's a tough question.

I believe music is akin to prayer. "Intimate solitude."


Enjoy.

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#2288983 - 06/12/14 04:53 PM Re: if nobody hears you play, can it be called music? [Re: patH]
CoryL Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/27/14
Posts: 3
Originally Posted By: patH
Originally Posted By: wouter79

And Wikipedia itself gives the answer. We just have to look at the definition of "sound".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound

So, the tree that falls without acoustic witnesses makes a physical sound, but not a physiological or psychological sound. wink


Does "Music " qualify as a physiological or psychological sound?

; ?

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#2289257 - 06/13/14 08:34 AM Re: if nobody hears you play, can it be called music? [Re: CoryL]
Farmerjones Offline
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Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 194
Loc: USA
The late John Hartford said, "If you can play a tune to suit yourself, then you are as good as anybody else."


I say, Music is Art. There is no wrong/bad Art.

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