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  1. Music Theory
    I decided to download Sibelius First on the AVID website. When I made my account, I accidentally put in a wrong email (a combination of my school email and my personal gmail). I downloaded Sibelius First before I noticed. Nothing happened when I downloaded it. When I click on order history and...
  2. Recorded Music and Publications
    I've been listening to openings, and issues with voicing and balance seem to be common for pianists. So far my favorite is Charles Rosen for the first couple of minutes. Who do you prefer for this last movement of opus 111? And why? - if you can put it into words.
  3. Off Topic Pub
    Has your pet ever caused real trouble? I was inspired to put this up after reading about this cat LINK : The cat managed to get itself stuck up the same tree twice in two days. The whole story is typically British with a mixture of sentiment, council inefficiency and over zealous health and...
  4. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    This happened to me years ago, but I will never forget it. This guy I used to know from a chess club said Mozart was behind the times and he should have put more brass in his music. He said Mozart put him to sleep. Then he said that Salieri should have killed Mozart sooner. So I called him a...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    Ok, I've got an idea. Just for fun... Share examples of ways people (composers, musicians, artists and the like) have drawn from (or in some cases just plain ripped off) other influential composers, musicians, artists over the years. Reference the original first, by using written and/or visual...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    What constitutes music? What constitutes not-music? What aspects can be teased out - acoustic, psychological, rules, no rules, control, random, aesthetics, physics intention, process, objective, subjective... Are there universals? Are some or all constituents culture- or time-bound? There...
  7. Composer Guestbooks
    A most wonderful conductor but surprisingly not a very strong composer at all. This is of historical interest however. Here is an example: Put it this way... he ain't no Bruckner that's for sure.
  8. Non-Classical Music
    One of my favorite rock composers/lyricists. He was classically trained too which is awesome. Too bad he doesn't put out anymore music. Almost all of his albums are classics. Any other fans here?
  9. Off Topic Pub
    First a little quiz: 1) Do you put ketchup on your potatoes? You are into ketchup. 2) Do you put ketchup on your eggs? You are really into ketchup. 3) Have you ever eaten ketchup toast? You are a ketchup nut. 4) Have you ever squeezed ketchup straight from the bottle into your mouth...
  10. Classical Music Discussion
    One of my jobs is to sell tickets to Symphony (not naming which one) patrons as a phone agent. One shift we've experienced since the hiring of the last music director is a frequency of living/recently deceased (Ha! that means died in the last 50 years) compsers' music on the programs. Despite...
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    What are pieces that are guaranteed to put someone in a good mood?
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