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    Hello there!

    I love classical and baroque music, having accidentally discovered it in my childhood after finding a trove of old (bootleg) music cassettes belonging to my father. Back then I had no idea what that music was, except that I loved it with all my heart and it would give me a sense of joy and completeness.

    I'm no musician and no means an expert, but I still appreciate it very much and I would like to learn more about it so as to enjoy it at an even deeper level.

    Unfortunately, I now live in a place where classical music is regarded as the exclusively domain of the rich and posh... which is a pity. Being of the "wrong" social class shouldn't be a reason not to enjoy great music. At least where I grew up it was more inclusive, as there would be concerts and even operas available for all budgets, which allowed me to enjoy a fair number of them (even if sometimes it was just rehearsal ).

    So I've joined this forum in hope to get a chance to discuss about classical music with fellow enthusiasts and thus expand my horizon a bit.

    Other than being passionate about baroque and classical composers (Vivaldi, Bach, Händel, Mozart, Beethoven...) I also enjoy some movie soundtrack composers (Ennio Morricone, Vangelis, John Williams, Philip Glass...).

    Which rare exceptions (Grieg, Wagner...) Romantic composers haven't really grown on me yet, but maybe I just need to learn to appreciate them better.

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    That's a shame about the upper-class bias. They need to be reminded that Beethoven set to music "Alle Menschen werden Bruder." I'm glad you found us. Everyone gets an elbow at the table around here.

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    Hello, do you play a instrument yourself?
    Enjoy your stay.
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

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    Greetings to you, and welcome among us

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    Hi! thanks for the welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    Hello, do you play a instrument yourself?
    Not anymore. I had very little formal training in music, and haven't played in over 20 years mostly due to the fact I can't practice (it would disturb the neighbours).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zauberfloete View Post
    I can't practice (it would disturb the neighbours).
    Dusturbing the neighbors? I guess your floete isn't that magic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    Dusturbing the neighbors? I guess your floete isn't that magic.
    Haha! I don't know if it is that bad, I've never tried imposing my music on the neighbours since I moved out of my parents' place. But silence is highly treasured where I live, so playing music at home is regarded as unacceptable if you live in an apartment...

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    Start trumpet and use the "Silent Brass" attachment. It's great!

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    Welcome - enjoy your time here, you can make as much noise as like and won't offend anyone, well very few

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    Quote Originally Posted by david johnson View Post
    Start trumpet and use the "Silent Brass" attachment. It's great!
    I'm more into woodwinds than brass. But I had a look at it, it is really cool!

    I'm actually considering getting an Aodyo Sylphyo. I'm still not 100% sure - I like the warmth and "character" of wood and real wooden instruments... On the other hand, it would allow me to play into my own headphones, anytime, anywhere, to my heart's content. That certainly beats not being able to play at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zauberfloete View Post
    But silence is highly treasured where I live, so playing music at home is regarded as unacceptable if you live in an apartment...
    Sounds like Germany, ugh … so may rules. Still, there is a flautist and a saxaphonist in apartments near mine that I hear from time to time, and there used to be a violinist and even a singer. I have an electric violin which I play without any amplification, just using the natual acoustics of the instrument's wooden 'core'. Even so I am paranoid and so have a pretty hefty mute on the bridge as well. It allows me to play to my heart's content without fear of disturbing anyone except myself.
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    Hi Zauberfloete. Nice intro. Enjoy TC.

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