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    Hello everyone.

    There has been something that has interested me for a little bit, performing a song on an unintended instrument. From Apokalyptica playing heavy metal songs on the cello to Dream Theater and others playing classical music on electric guitars and the Yoshida Brothers playing traditional classical Japanese music next to electric rock.

    I think one of my dreams would be seeing a whole opera of classical score played on electric guitars and other modern instruments and then a full heavy metal concert using an orchestra.

    Now, from watching videos of people doing this I can say one thing, I think that they are crazy talented. However, I was wondering what others think? What's the general consciousness of opinion?

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    Guess by the long time and no responses, people hate it

    Well can't help a person for trying. Personally, I'm learning Fur Elise on my electric

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    I would love to hear some electric guitar in classical music.

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    Bach didn't know the piano as we know it today so in essence all Bach (all pre-Bach) could never have intended it to be played on what we know as the piano. I partly agree however I cannot comment on Apokalyptica or other such artists because I haven't heard them, I would say I dislike most electric classical crossovers.

    However I think this is party due to them not having enough understanding and trying to make the music to "rocky". I think if someone on the forum with a good understanding both genres like KV et al. played me some Bach on an electric gituar it would most likely be very good indeed.

    For these two reasons I will have to disagree, interesting topic though I look forward to reading future posts.
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    I love the idea of using whatever instruments you want. Genre barriers are silly and arbitrary. Electric guitar is an amazing instrument, and I love many pieces that its been used in, whether they be instrumental compositions or songs, and I think more composers outside of rock bands should utilize it. Also, crossovers between "classical" and "rock" are kind of silly to me, because it confines itself to stereotypes. The music always comes off as generic rock music mixed with stereotypes of classical music, and its frankly boring and a little insulting. When you really get a good cross between these different musical disciplines, it doesn't sound like a crossover, it just sounds like good music.

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    It would certainly be interesting, but I can't say I would like it. Electric cello (and other instruments) sound cool sometimes, but on popular pieces, not classical.
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    Electric guitar in an atonal avant-garde symphonic poem. That'll be my project for next year.

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    How about a duet with an electric guitar and violin done atonally.

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    Well I wouldn't say it's "classical" though one of my favorite types of music is folk metal (split into different styles). One of these styles if Viking Metal and the band Turisas uses violins, cellos, organs and other such instruments to bring a "fantasy" feel to their music. I think it's totally possible to incorporate electrical instruments in, but it depends how you're doing it and for what type of music.



    Not everyone's cup of tea, but I like too many styles of music for my own good ;D
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    There´s an electric guitar in Denisov´s dark cello concerto, the Georgian/Kitayenko recording is vastly preferable to the Vista Vera issue.

    Also, Lukas Foss´ "Phorion", recorded by Bernstein, might be of interest due to its soundscape, which includes an electric guitar in a Bach-reminiscent environment.

    None of them are on you-tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoshredder View Post
    How about a duet with an electric guitar and violin done atonally.
    I don't have an electric guitar. If I ever compose anything for guitar and violin I'll probably always write for classical guitar so MaestroViolinist and I can play it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    I don't have an electric guitar. If I ever compose anything for guitar and violin I'll probably always write for classical guitar so MaestroViolinist and I can play it.
    Haha, for a while there I was planning on getting a blue, electric violin, just to annoy my family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaestroViolinist View Post
    Haha, for a while there I was planning on getting a blue, electric violin, just to annoy my family.
    And I will get a red electric guitar to compliment the blue violin, and together we will make avant-garde atonal music!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    And I will get a red electric guitar to compliment the blue violin, and together we will make avant-garde atonal music!
    Great idea!
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    Wow, lol, another furry on here..... now what is going on with this place

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