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    Commodore of Water Music Gareth's Avatar
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    What music do you play?

    Just wanted to know......what music do you people play If you do play, just say the composer and song and instrument if necessary I play classical, and some modern but have a bigger heart for classical music.

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    Re: What music do you play?

    Gareth - I guess that this interesting topic deserves more attention... Perhaps people's reluctance to reply has to do with a fear of answering this question will 'give them away', which is a pity, but I guess that is the nature of the internet.

    Hmm, what do I play... not very much these days - plowing through this and that without much purpose and infrequently, mostly due to lack of time to concentrate. It is frustrating, but I must accept the fact that it is not possible to ride two horses.

    I would like to play chamber music that includes piano - nothing in particular but anything that could get me 'back on track' - given the time and opportunity...

    Been playing some Bach - several preludes and fugues from the Well Tempered Clavier - over Christmas, that was good for the soul lol...

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    Re: What music do you play?

    Yeah, bach really does help with your rhythm and tempo, commandment 1.....thy will not use romantic period style in Baroque style!!!!

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    Re: What music do you play?

    Hi Gareth,

    What kind of repertoire do I play ?

    Bach, Brahms, Bruckner, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Tchaikovski and Tournemire.

    For Jazz: Gershwin, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans and Duke Ellington.

    2nd Commandment: Thou shalt not limit Bach to Baroque Organs!

    Giovanni

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    Re: What music do you play?

    Lol, yeah, good stuff, I don't exactly like Jazz, I would like to listen to Rachmaninoff and Bruckner, should get around to it sometime .

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    Re: What music do you play?

    Well I'm doing grades on both my instruments so that gets me to play quite a range but by choice... At the moment I really like baroque stuff... I have a really nice violin piece by Vivaldi.
    Umm... I really like quite alot of different more modern things. I really like something with a bit of drama!!
    Also, being in a folk band, obviously I play alot of British folk music, mainly dance music but some songs and other stuff.
    Anna

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    Re: What music do you play?

    Hey Vivaldi and bach and all the Baroque are really nice, try Air on the G string, by bach, ahhhhhh, love it.

    Yeah, RULE BRITANIA da da da da da dum. (hey I sorta like that song).

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    Re: What music do you play?

    On a tangent here I know, but I've never understood why it is called "Air on a G String"... is it because it's to be played "sul G" throughout the piece? - The orchestra suite it originates from is in D major, and so far as I remember this movement, the 2nd, encompases a couple of octaves from a' to c''' (when counting from the low g of the G string)... wouldn't it be rather difficult to play it "sul G" for something so "beautifully sweet"?

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