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  1. Music Theory
    i have only A MINOR/C MAJ patterns memorized on my guitar, and i just cue up corresponding backing tracks and solo over it (c maj d dorian e phrygian ETC) and it sounds good and i understand the concept/ sound of modes now, but... then i noticed if i solo Amin over.. Emin it sounds OK too...
  2. Today's Composers
    Hello all, This is a place where you can share your solo piano improvisations if you wish. The one I made here is an improvisation played with much freedom.
  3. Identifying Classical Music
    Could you please help me with identifying the background music from this clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=gJ7zZu3gPGc Thanks!
  4. Identifying Classical Music
    hello, i came across this wonderful solo violin piece but unfortunately am inable to identify it. Any help that you can offer will be highly appreciated. here's the youtube link: (the piece starts at 0:08) please help me!!!!
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    Just an interesting though here. If you could take any concerto already composed, and have the composer replace the solo instrument(s), what would it be? It would obviously involve some alterations to the score to fix some conflicting issues, but if the basic themes and harmony were the same...
  6. Today's Composers
    Also give some indication as to the style, and method of composition.
  7. Solo & Chamber Music
    It's odd because I love his symphonies, chamber music - concertos inc the piano concertos but I just cant find anything of any interest in his solo piano music. Am I alone?
  8. Recorded Music and Publications
    If you could only own 3 Bach solo keyboard recordings what would you choose?* * Including harpsichord, piano or organ recordings only please.
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    My favorite pieces by Bach are his Violin Partitas and Sonatas; I love them so much that I have been tired of them for awhile now, and so I am very happy to have discovered Telemann's wonderful music for solo violin. Excluding piano, I can't even name that many pieces for solo instruments...
  10. Solo & Chamber Music
    Building off of Alypius' previous threads, and using the same language/guidelines: http://www.talkclassical.com/34057-masterpieces-19th-century-solo.html http://www.talkclassical.com/34102-masterpieces-20th-century-solo.html Let's bring it to the present in his honor: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE...
  11. Keyboard Instruments
    I have been considering trying to do a solo piano performance later this year (I have never done solo piano performances, but am an experienced performer), but I have a few questions about it. How good do you need to be to consider doing a solo piano performance? Is it fine to be a reasonable...
  12. Orchestral Music
    Which style do you prefer? I know modern is an option as well. But I just wanted to compare these 2 solo.
  13. Solved Cases (archive)
    We have all heard Bill Conti's "Gonna Fly", the theme from the 1976 movie "Rocky". To my admittedly musically ignorant ear the initial trumpet solo sounds classical, and nothing like the rest of the theme. I dimly recall hearing a classical-music-radio announcer comment once that the next...
  14. Solo & Chamber Music
    Hello guys, how can you define chamber music exactly? For example, can WTC or Goldbergs or English Suites etc. kinds of solo keyboard works or solo violin sonatas & partitas be defined as "Chamber music"? Or Bach's concertos, trio sonatas?
  15. Classical Music Discussion
    Wondering what the best solo piano works are from this period of time.
  16. Opera
    My favorite countertenor has to be David Daniels... too bad he hasn't gotten any solo discs out lately :(. Any other favs here?
  17. Classical Music Discussion
    Just curious, what's everyone's favorite concerto or piece for soloist and orchestra? My top three are: 1) Weber's bassoon concerto I'm going to enter with this one into a competition coming up soon. It's my type because it's cheerful, quick, lively, and very dramatic at some points and...
  18. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hi there, I have found this piece of music while cleaning up my collection (http://adminph.net/piano.mp3), but it has no name, artist name or composer. It sounds to me like a movie soundtrack, but that's about as far as I was able to go. I also search the web for music ID sites, but all wanted...
  19. Non-Classical Music
    I've wondered what the title of this song is for the past couple of years, ever since I saw it as a seven-year old (I'm now twenty-six). Would anyone out there know what it's called?
  20. Solved Cases (archive)
    Okay... MY TURN!! :D At 20:30 of this Youtube video, the cello solo is unknown to me.... This is one of those rare instances where I honestly have ABSOLUTELY no idea! Fellow TC Member, YOU may be able to solve this Mystery!! The link (the evidence....) :) www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1eHkbmUJBQ...
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