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23 August 2011
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GniknuS
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My guitar journey is unexpectedly taking me into the realm of folk and classical songs, so I was wondering if anyone else either played or listened to any folk or classical music. After reading on this one website, can't remember which one though…a-hard-days-night-george-10, that Sir Paul based Blackbird off J.S. Bach's Bouree in E minor, I immediately proceeded to learn it myself and was struck with that familiar feeling of 'oh yeah, that song.'

That's a good one, check it out, you'll remember it, but Greensleeves is my favorite to play, check it out, you'll know. Also I love Irish/Scottish folk songs, I'm trying to learn this one called Jock O'Hazeldean that has a really beautiful melody.

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23 August 2011
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More Bach:

"Gavotte" in D major works really well for guitar. A while ago, I was messing around on guitar, and I opened up one of my violin books (Suzuki Book 5) and started playing. It's really good for developing fingerstyle, especially for me, because I prefer to strum. 

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23 August 2011
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GniknuS said:

My guitar journey is unexpectedly taking me into the realm of folk and classical songs, so I was wondering if anyone else either played or listened to any folk or classical music.

Vivaldi, Guitar Concerto in D, 2nd Mvt

 a-hard-days-night-ringo-8This has always been and will always be one of my favorite pieces of classical music. To me, it is perfect for the guitar.

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23 August 2011
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I don't know much about names of classical music, but I love …

 

Bach Brandenburg Concerts

 

Tchaikovsky – Violin concerto

 

Bach – Prelude (Unacompannied cello suite no. 1 suite)

 

Mozart – The Magic Flute

 

Tchaikovsky – 1812

 

I can say I enjoy Mozart and Tchaikovsky a lot, also I love ballet and opera.

 

Edit : Folk music. I love trova. It's the equivalent of folk in Latinoamerica. My favorite singers are :

 

Mercedes Sosa.

Joan Manuel Serrat

Pablo Milanes

the young Amaury Gutierrez

the late Facundo Cabral

the diva Tania Libertad (listen to this song, it gives goosebumps, it's about the poet Alfonsina Storni who commited suicide drowning herself in the sea)

And the great Silvio Rodriguez. I disagree with his politic views about Cuba, but his music is just amazing. I was going to see him live in the Plaza de la Revolucion but I had to come back to Mexico.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
24 August 2011
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My cousin (who I was just hanging with in Montreal) is a huge fan of Dvorak's New World Symphony. It's quite good.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
24 August 2011
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YAYY!!! THE FOUR SEASONS!!!

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24 August 2011
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McLennonSon said:

YAYY!!! THE FOUR SEASONS!!!

They were a fab band. 

The Beatles Vs The Four Seasons

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25 August 2011
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I thought he was referring to the Vivaldi concerti? 

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25 August 2011
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Ooo, classical, something I'm good about knowing. Anyway some of my favorites are:

Carmen- Bizet

 Hungarian Dance No. 5- Brahms

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba- Handel (Which I played two years back in orchestra.)

 Romeo and Juliet Overture- Tchaikovsky

Palladio- Jenkins

Requiem: Dies Irae- Mozart

Swan Lake: Scene- Tchaikovsky

Bolero-Ravel

Sorcerer's Apprentice- Dukas

And others similar to all of those. That list could go on for quite a while so I'm going to stop it now.

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25 August 2011
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meanmistermustard said:

McLennonSon said:

YAYY!!! THE FOUR SEASONS!!!

They were a fab band. 

The Beatles Vs The Four Seasons

ROFLMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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25 August 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Yes, that was clever.

And yes, M3; I believe McLennonSon was referring to Vivaldi. meanmistermustard just went in another direction for a laugh.

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28 August 2011
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And then I got confused…

Hey…
ZIG'S BACK!

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28 August 2011
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Does "Weird" Al Yankovic count as Folk? my MP3 player says it does.

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28 August 2011
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In terms of folk, Simon & Garfunkel are amazing.

 

As for classical, I've loved it all my life but am pathetic when it comes to names. The ones I do know:

 

Clare de la Lune- Debussy

 

Six Waltzes- Schubert

 

And for sheer creepiness:

 

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor -Bach

 

And I am in love with a CD I have called 'The Romantic Piano', although all of the song names appear as 'Track 1', 'Track 2' etc. in my iTunes. 

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1 September 2011
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CranberrySauce said:

And for shear creepiness:

 

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor -Bach 

I always thought a doorbell with that music would be cool at Halloween.

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1 September 2011
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Heard this yesterday for the first time in ages. Its the fantasticly brilliant Barber of Seville but with beatle overdubs from the end of Help

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1 September 2011
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I know very little about traditional "classical" music, aside from all the famous bits that everybody knows (several of which already mentioned above.) But as far as 20th century orchestral music goes, Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" is one of my favourite jams of all time, and Holst and Bartok and Khachaturian did great stuff as well.

Folkies? Gimme Tim Buckley and Buffy Saint-Marie and Melanie records and I'm happy!  Also acoustic guitar geniuses like John Fahey and Leo Kottke. Plus Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, of course…even though those two moved on from folk music after their first few albums…

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
1 September 2011
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Von, you're probably the one to ask about this, but, have you beard of City And Colour? Probably my favourite folk artist. That is, other then Nick Drake. God, it like my brother is posting today. I'm seriously just naming his type of music. And, Von, I ask you: What's the opening day of the NHL?

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2 September 2011
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Too bad they couldn't lock out the NHL, not that anyone down here would notice…

Anyway, great Irish folk tune, sounds like home to me.

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2 September 2011
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Zig said:

CranberrySauce said:

And for shear creepiness:

 

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor -Bach 

I always thought a doorbell with that music would be cool at Halloween.

roflmaooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

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