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    Classical music - in some ways there are more people listening to it than ever before, with the technology we have. In other ways, it's fallen out of mainstream education and is much less fashionable and popular with young people.

    As for learning music - there never could be a better time. If I want to learn a new tune, I can find it on YouTube. If I want to listen to a classical composer that someone else recommends, ditto.
    'Think before you speak. Read before you think.'

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    i belong to a number of internet forums, dealing with a number of subjects, and I've learned a lot - mainly about human nature.
    'Think before you speak. Read before you think.'

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    Hmmmm! I'm going to disagree with "much less fashionable and popular with young people".
    For sure, North American culture isn't about being knowledgeable with composers and the names of compositions,
    it's about classical music being used in the soundtracks of movie and TV shows.
    And if royalties were involved, for sure, classical music wouldn't be used when locals could financially benefit.

    Coming up against haters in American guitar forums made me think of a new word,
    because hate is far greater than anonymous predatory conduct.
    I forget what country singer came up with "negatory" in a song,
    making me think of "negators", people who just want to put you down,
    with a blend of alligator, like they want to take a big chomp out of you.

    You can only trust me and have every confidence in me,
    my dearest Ella Beck, yes, oh yes,
    because we both have names that are four letters each,
    with a last name that is also a word.
    I don't have to dive very deep into my human nature,
    to know that you're not at everyones' beck and call.

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    I was lucky in that York, where I grew up - see above, mystery city - had a scheme whereby pupils could have free violin lessons in school. This was really where I got to grips with classical music. I remember playing Handel's March from Scipio for the first time, and thinking, 'this is lovely'!
    'Think before you speak. Read before you think.'

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    'Think before you speak. Read before you think.'

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    York Minster

    Last edited by Ella Beck; Oct-15-2018 at 18:33.
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    I have completed my first 100 posts.
    No longer any need for an introductory thread.

    Hail and farewell.
    Last edited by Ella Beck; Oct-15-2018 at 18:04.
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    There have been a lot of new members who "introduce themselves",
    and then are never heard from again.
    You have one of the more replied and answered threads here.
    Too bad you're abandoning it.

    When I was in grade seven, a violin teacher came to our school.
    He was signing up students for lessons, but you had to buy a violin.
    Considering that my art teacher was taking me into the principals' office,
    where he would bang my head against the wall,
    I didn't want to get more involved with anything about that school.
    Too bad everyone liked my artwork the best.
    Here's a recent painting I finished.
    I set it up in front of my bike so you can see the size.
    This dropped camera bends the horizontals.
    I'm adding a drawing of a horse I did as a gig.

    And just in case you need to get your nose all up in a snit,
    here's a photo of a pink plastic guitar. It does tune up and sounds good.
    Seeing the pink plastic bracing inside the guitar is very bracing.


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    Last edited by John Watt; Oct-16-2018 at 03:33.

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    Right - so, as I was saying, no need for any more posts on this 'introductory' thread. I'm here now.

    'Think before you speak. Read before you think.'

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    It's been a good week and I've been on this forum rather a lot, posting but also reading and getting a sense of what the place used to be like, and what it's like now. From now on I'll be a bit more sparing, but try to post usefully just in case anyone reads and wants to join.

    'Think before you speak. Read before you think.'

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    See! I'm seeing some wonderful new photos.
    I can see your forum use description, but for me, it's too formal.
    I'm having a hard time not replying to every posting you make,
    because you are putting up new postings, and are a very good user of technology.

    You will have to put up with my downbeat English attitude,
    such as putting your nose up in a snit or having a stiff upper lip,
    but wait, I typed that already.
    If you want to avoid a diatribe from me, or a rant,
    I suggest you don't use any photos of Hadrians' Wall.
    Here in North America, everyone can visualize the Great Wall of China,
    but no-one knows about Hadrians' Wall,
    unless they saw that Tatum Channing movie about the lost Roman Eagle.

    I gotta do a photo.

    There's been a Danish theme to my life this last day.
    I saw a magazine story about a new roadway that leads into the water, and turns back, being more of a scenic drive than going somewhere.
    I read a news article about a man from England, born in India,
    who defrauded Danish pension accounts of a couple of billion dollars.
    It says this is shaking Danish trust in their previously secure institutions.
    And I helped load three residential cabinets after a purchase yesterday,
    and on the bottom was a stamp saying "made in Denmark".

    Ancient Danish gods as depicted by ancient peoples,
    were pieces of branches or big sticks that were stuck in the ground.
    This photo of my bike at Point Abino, with this weathered tree, reminded me of that,
    even if it looks like more of a figure than a big stick with a roughly carved face.
    From my perspective, just because they're finding these carved sticks,
    doesn't mean they have to be gods. Who know why they were made?
    They could be territory markers, making more sense to me.
    Now if that was a British staff with a British flag hanging from it,
    I'd be running back to my friends to say the British are coming.
    Unlike Americans, hearing that once would be enough.
    And this is my posting for this session. Time for lunch.


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    By the way, that's not sand or gravel.
    This point, at the bottom of Lake Erie, gets the most driftwood,
    and washing up to cover the entire shoreline,
    zebra mussel shells, a new offshore invasion.

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    It's been a good week and I've been on this forum rather a lot, posting but also reading and getting a sense of what the place used to be like, and what it's like now. From now on I'll be a bit more sparing, but try to post usefully just in case anyone reads and wants to join.
    Last edited by Ella Beck; Oct-16-2018 at 20:22.
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    I have completed my first 100 posts.
    No longer any need for an introductory thread.

    Hail and farewell.
    Last edited by Ella Beck; Oct-16-2018 at 20:23.
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    While waiting for this thread to close, please enjoy this music.
    Have a nice day.

    'Think before you speak. Read before you think.'

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