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by Dirk
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking for music by good *non-english* singers
Replies: 38
Views: 12893

Re: Looking for music by good *non-english* singers

Jacques Brel. I don't really have any words to describe how wonderful he was. He put so much emotion into his music. My two favourites: Amsterdam Madeleine Those are very good indeed, my favourite by Brel is Ne Me Quitte Pas :) I just noticed that the previous song I posted by Avihai Cohen does not...
by Dirk
Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking for music by good *non-english* singers
Replies: 38
Views: 12893

Re: Looking for music by good *non-english* singers

One of my personal favourites is About a Tree by Avishai Cohen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgMgYsmuwpI
by Dirk
Thu May 19, 2011 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Composing - a natural ability?
Replies: 32
Views: 5934

Re: Composing - a natural ability?

I find that every once in a while, a catchy tune manifests itself in my head, and I hold on to it for the rest of the day, adding instruments until it seems like a completely finished song. Unfortunately, I don't know how to write music and the tune is lost by the time I wake up the next morning. :...
by Dirk
Wed May 18, 2011 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Composing - a natural ability?
Replies: 32
Views: 5934

Re: Composing - a natural ability?

I compose currently as a hobby and eventually wish to make it into a career path, but I wasn't always good. When you write music, you take a mood or emotion; something that you feel but isn't tangible, and you convert it into a musical idea. This is where people run into the most problems. To conve...
by Dirk
Wed May 18, 2011 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: World music and Jason Mraz.
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

Re: World music and Jason Mraz.

To be honest, Jason Mraz doesn't do this. He might say he does, but I think otherwise. I enjoy listening to Mraz, it brightens my day and is thus on my mp3-player for quite a while :) I also enjoy listening to music that takes stuff from non-western influences, you could say I like to listen to diff...
by Dirk
Tue May 17, 2011 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Accordion Music Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 2824

Re: Accordion Music Suggestions

Cool
by Dirk
Tue May 17, 2011 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Accordion Music Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 2824

Re: Accordion Music Suggestions

Not a accordion player but just curious.

I suppose you are talking about Listz when you say Hungarian Rhapsody No 2, how does that work on Accordion? A simplified version of the main melody with the chords? Just curious, I don't mean anything by it
by Dirk
Wed May 04, 2011 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: How to get your music heard on the net?
Replies: 12
Views: 3604

Re: How to get your music heard on the net?

There is a button to skip the song Dream, but you make a good suggestion! Just fyi.
by Dirk
Tue May 03, 2011 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: How to get your music heard on the net?
Replies: 12
Views: 3604

Re: How to get your music heard on the net?

@Dirk Thank you here are my answers - It's 5 years now - We recorded it ourselves, it's our own production. We had a sound engineer/musician friend of ours taking care of the album production and we spent money we made from shows to record this. After that came a record deal with a pretty good gree...
by Dirk
Mon May 02, 2011 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: How to get your music heard on the net?
Replies: 12
Views: 3604

Re: How to get your music heard on the net?

I just listened to the first song, it is awesome! Really good :) Listening to the second now Questions: - How long have you been playing together? - How did you record this? It sounds really good and clean, professional even, not something I expect from someone who is looking for ways to spread the ...
by Dirk
Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Piano Music Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 3998

Re: Piano Music Suggestions

Hey! Have been piano for 8 years now, and I have some teaching experience, so I get requests for piano music a lot. Here is some. I've tried to order it from easy to harder (somewhat). Seeing that playing piano is not really one skill but rather dozens of skills combined, it can be hard to say which...
by Dirk
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Learning multiple instruments at once?
Replies: 28
Views: 11420

Re: Learning multiple instruments at once?

This guy makes the piano look cool imo :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yRdDnrB5kM
by Dirk
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: 2011 in Music.
Replies: 76
Views: 14314

Re: 2011 in Music.

Hmm I thought the previous Franz Ferdinand was very disappointing! But yeah it's worth checking out.

Am looking forward to the new Arctic Monkeys album this year, oh yes oh yes :D Took a long time for me to get into, less accessible, Humbug (their previous album) but I'm so glad I did
by Dirk
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Composing - a natural ability?
Replies: 32
Views: 5934

Re: Composing - a natural ability?

Because I picked a profile that was focused on science I could not even choose music as a subject, because it falls under culture....
And from what I've heard its just a little history on music, very global
by Dirk
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Composing - a natural ability?
Replies: 32
Views: 5934

Re: Composing - a natural ability?

I wish our schools would offer classes like that :F Here in Holland I never even heard of such a thing being offered in high schools/colleges. Unless you go to a specific school for music, but that's another story altogether .
by Dirk
Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: 2011 in Music.
Replies: 76
Views: 14314

Re: 2011 in Music.

Avishai Cohen's new album is awesome
by Dirk
Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Composing - a natural ability?
Replies: 32
Views: 5934

Re: Composing - a natural ability?

I agree with the comments on music theory. I took a 1 semester Music Theory course, that class alone took me from relative a musical beginner, and gave me a deeper understanding of what goes into music. I can now write music that has the feeling and flow that I'm feeling. I strongly suggest taking ...
by Dirk
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Time Signatures
Replies: 120
Views: 20807

Re: Favorite Time Signatures

In theory and in electronic music, cause an E above A440 should be 660, but it isn't... but in electronic music you can do that. However, as I recall, humans only detect pitch differences when it's 5 or so cents off, so there usually aren't too many problems. In equal temperament, 660Hz would be E5...
by Dirk
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hardest Piano Piece
Replies: 48
Views: 45696

Re: Hardest Piano Piece

I've heard my piano teacher say that proper execution of Chopin's Ballades (and then it in particular No 4, the last one) are 'generally' considered to be the hardest in piano playing. By 'generally considered' he means by considered to be by professional classical musicians and teachers. This is ve...
by Dirk
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Time Signatures
Replies: 120
Views: 20807

Re: Favorite Time Signatures

So, the audience doesn't really notice.

But do you notice it yourself when playing with a pianist?
by Dirk
Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Time Signatures
Replies: 120
Views: 20807

Re: Favorite Time Signatures

We're actually told to play F and E# differently (which I'm guessing you won't credit either) because contextually they have different meanings, and historically music was not even tempered, so leading tones did have different intonation. Are you talking about different string fingerings for E and ...
by Dirk
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Desperate for music I can listen to
Replies: 20
Views: 3499

Re: Desperate for music I can listen to

Mozart's Requiem!

Could be total misfit or a total fit for you in this case... Just try it :wink:
by Dirk
Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Zeitgeist: Moving Forward
Replies: 43
Views: 6045

Re: Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

I've watched the entire thing a while ago, only now I come across this thread. I like the movie, but not for it's entire conclusion. This sums up my entire view about Zeitgeist and The Venus Project actually: I like the ideas, but not their implementation. Personally I think an important point the m...
by Dirk
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Modern Classical Music recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 2502

Re: Modern Classical Music recommendations

I can recommend single composers, but the most important names have already been mentioned it seems. So I will recommend doing this: - Start at what you like in classical music, for most people this is usually Mozart/Bach/Chopin/Beethoven, and then expand your taste from there. What I find usefull i...
by Dirk
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitarists: show us your setup!
Replies: 15
Views: 4191

Re: Guitarists: show us your setup!

ChocloManx wrote:hahaha, GA-10 4 lyf.

:P
by Dirk
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instruments you wish you played
Replies: 86
Views: 88097

Re: Instruments you wish you played

Think of this thread as your wake-up call, it's never too late! Also, important note: when you start learning an instrument, it becomes gradually more fun over time to play and practice on it. Although for some this is obvious I still get piano students now and then (I teach) that expect it to be fu...
by Dirk
Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitarists: show us your setup!
Replies: 15
Views: 4191

Re: Guitarists: show us your setup!

- A 30 euro amplifier that makes a lot of noise. The sound is raw and for from good quality. But it feels good, dirty in a good way. http://salestores.com/stores/images/images_747/GA10.jpg - A guitar I bought second hand from a teacher of mine that collects them, nice and cheap Have no picture of th...
by Dirk
Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Composing - a natural ability?
Replies: 32
Views: 5934

Re: Composing - a natural ability?

Retne wrote:As to losing your thread when leaving and coming back to a piece of music I feel your pain. My suggestion is don't be afraid to adjust what you started with to how you're feeling at the moment. Sometimes it can lead to some very interesting results.

Hmm, I will remember that! Thanks
by Dirk
Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instruments you wish you played
Replies: 86
Views: 88097

Re: Instruments you wish you played

Just like Dirk, I wish that I played the cello. I mean, just check out these dueling cellists! I like cello because of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIsHUjoRED0 The dueling cellists.. not so much. It sounds like they are raping their cello's. There's a difference in taste, I guess :wink:
by Dirk
Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instruments you wish you played
Replies: 86
Views: 88097

Re: Instruments you wish you played

Cello

I don't because I don't have the money or room as a student, also I plan on being a student for another 8 years. Some day though.. some day.
by Dirk
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Telephone-style song creation
Replies: 20
Views: 6746

Re: Telephone-style song creation

As for telephone style song creation... have you tried Ninjam?
by Dirk
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Composing - a natural ability?
Replies: 32
Views: 5934

Re: Composing - a natural ability?

being depressed, heh. That's another thing that's difficult about writing: emotion. Sometimes I start to jot something down when it's on my mind, but I can never get back into that emotion that I was in if I want to continue working on the piece. I have this a lot. Anyone who wants to get into comp...
by Dirk
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Earliest music memories.
Replies: 34
Views: 8303

Re: Earliest music memories.

Dire straits first album, my dad listened to it a lot when I was a little kid. He listened it together with other music from that time, but this one really sticked
by Dirk
Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Places to learn Music Theory
Replies: 22
Views: 4328

Re: Places to learn Music Theory

Don't use Wikipedia

This might help with Music Literacy, and some obscure music theory:
http://composer.rowy.net/Music-Theory.html

If you want specific music theory you are usually best off with a real life teacher in my personal experience.
by Dirk
Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The 50 book challenge
Replies: 76
Views: 14174

Re: The 50 book challenge

Don't get me wrong. I read two books a week easily, without any pressure needed. But that is because I enjoy it. I will certainly not try to set a goal for myself, it would just spoil the reading if reading fast becomes a necessity! It seems counterproductive to me. But, if you think a goal like tha...
by Dirk
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!
Replies: 72
Views: 13635

Re: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!

Well there's mandatory music classes from grades 1-6, then after that there's band class for those that wish to develop that skill a little further. Music classes in lower grades don't really teach a significant amount of music, but they do get lots of kids interested in learning other instruments ...
by Dirk
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The 50 book challenge
Replies: 76
Views: 14174

Re: The 50 book challenge

Isn't the point of reading books to enjoy it, rather than try to read as many as possible? It seems pointless to me. I don't think reading is very enjoyable if you do it under time pressure. Nor do you enrich yourself the way you would if you would give yourself time to reflect upon what you have re...
by Dirk
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!
Replies: 72
Views: 13635

Re: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!

This is a great idea :D I recommend this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFZtSZQ0XgQ My comments on other music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH3CRVVBL9o&feature=related This is In The Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel. Anyone into indie music has to listen to this, it's a req...
by Dirk
Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1168275

Re: What are you listening to?

Tom Waits - Ol 55

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