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  1. Yesterday's Music I: Non-Classical

    I didn't have time to post last night, so I'll catch up a bit.

    I continued my self-education in classic rock with the Rolling Stones, Let it Bleed.



    I knew "You Can't Always Get What You Want" from the radio, but I think the rest of the songs were new to me.

    I admit my prejudices: I did not expect this album to be so good. What impressed me the most
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  2. Disappeared: Chapter 6 Part 2 (Read up)

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    It was nearly pitch black, except for lights in the streets, and the stars. No other souls were around. We could see her white dress glowing softly. But there was another. They glowed too, a faint white similar to her dress. Elena opened the door, and stood outside. We were all silent. A figure followed her, and stepped in front of
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    Updated Apr-21-2011 at 16:39 by Huilunsoittaja

    Categories
    Classical Music , Personal , Literature , Other
  3. Disappeared: Chapter 6 Part 1 (Don't read unless you've read the other chapters)

    It was about 10 at night. Nikolai, Victor and I walked through the streets to Elena's house, and came a few blocks from it. We went stealthily through the darkness so that we would not be seen from the windows. We got to the building and went up the stairs very quietly, and wondered whether or not to visit her room. We decided that it would get us in too much more trouble.
    I got an idea. "To the roof! Quickly! If she would kill herself, I would expect her to jump off the building."
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  4. Musical Analysis: Sergei Prokofiev Part 2

    HARMONY

    Impressionist. That's probably the best descriptive term for him. Prokofiev did so many things in his music that simply don't make sense if one were to look at each piece of the puzzle. One has to see the complete picture to try to understand the ideas he's trying to communicate. In this way, harmony often overrides melody because an idea doesn't always need a melody. Yet Prokofiev has a clever way of combining melody with unusual harmony sometimes.

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  5. Music Analysis: Sergei Prokofiev Part 1

    This was fun to write.

    There is so much that can be analyzed by Prokofiev, so I will organize it into several sections. I will add onto it over time, perhaps.

    Contents:

    * Orchestration/Instrumentation
    * Melody
    * Harmony
    * Tone/Form

    ORCHESTRATION/INSTRUMENTATION

    It's quite easy to tell what instrument was his favorite: piano. He wrote 9 piano sonatas, 5 piano concertos, a score of piano
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    Updated Jun-16-2011 at 02:56 by Huilunsoittaja (Update)

    Categories
    Classical Music , Composers , Musical Instruments , Musicians