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What piece is your favorite or most hated piece to play on your given instrument? My favorite to play on cello used to be Gavotte by Lully, but it recently changed to the Lord of the Rings music. My most hated piece of music to play is Pachebel's(sp?) Kanon. The cello part is the same two measures repeated over and over again. :mad:

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Pachabel's Cannon In D is quite fun on the viola though. The first (and only) classical piece of music I memorized. Most hated piece; Flight of the Bumblebees. Never could get that one down, but it is lovely to listen to.

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hooray for those of us who know nothing of playing music
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Hooray? I wouldn't say that avtually...

Most favorite piece on my trombone. Difficult. there are many things i love to play. Actually, i love everything which has some nice solo's. I always liked to play wagner things. its so beautifull! What i hate to play are pieces in which i have nothing or only uninteresting things to play. that is pachelbel's kanon for example. I'll think later of more things.

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If given enough time to prepare, and enough refried black beans for fuel, I can whistle dixie... Er, well, it's not whistling.

I can fart dixie.

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My favorite pieces to play are by Telemann and Bach. Bach's flute partitas in particular are great pieces for the recorder even if they're not always written with actual human beings having to play them in mind.

I'm also very fond of the bass line of "Est Ist Ein Rose."

Least favorite would probably be some modern pieces. One "Carousel" springs to mind as the most irritatingly mindless piece for every single part that still manages to sound very nice. Matthias Maute in particular is a wonderful composer and a good person who nonetheless has produced some mind-bogglingly bizarre lines.

—Alorael, who holds a special place of hatred in his heart for every composer who betrayed the true flute by writing for traverso. The recorder will rise again!
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I can play Smoke On The Water, on my friends guitar. That is all. :)

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Originally by Nicothodes:
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My favorite to play on cello used to be Gavotte by Lully, but it recently changed to the Lord of the Rings music
I love LotR music too. I own all three soundtracks and listen to them constantly. I've played a medly of tunes from The Two Towers in band, which was fun except for all the rests.

Eye of the Tiger is fun to play. And most of the pieces I play in orchestra. I play flute.

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I hate playing Have You Never Been Mellow?, by... what's-her-name.

I love playing Swing, Swing, Swing by we-all-know-who.

This is jazz of course. Drums.

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On marimba/xylophone, my favorite things to play are either the orchestral version of The Who's Tommy&lt, or Variations on a Korean Folk Song. Malanguena's cool too. I don't really have a least favorite, sop that I am. :P

On timpani, Mahler's 5th is fun. Sadly enough, I really don't like that one thing from the Rocky Horror Picture Show that's so famous (or maybe it's Little Shop of Horrors, I get them mixed up).

On piano, 'Winter Wonderland' and 'Tell Me on a Sunday' and all the other good show tunes are my faves. The Maple Leaf Rag is fun too. There's not really much I don't like to play there either. 'Hey Jude' gets a little old after a while. I like playing Beethoven and Liszt, but I haven't gotten any new music in a while.

On bass, 'The Elephant' from Carnival of the Animals, 'Dance of the Furies' from Oedipus and Euridice or something, the overture from 'The Meistersingers', 'Allegro' by Bach (I think, maybe it's Handel), and 'Failing' by Tom Johnson, even though it's impossible, are my favorites. 'Symphonie Fantastique' by Berlioz gets on my nerves the most.

Bahh. I'm really not showing off. Hoorah for instrumentalists!

EDIT: The italics weren't working properly.

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Originally written by Two pipe solo:

—Alorael, who holds a special place of hatred in his heart for every composer who betrayed the true flute by writing for traverso. The recorder will rise again!
Does that mean you hate me?

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I love playing "Street Spirit" and the guitar, but hate it one the piano.

And "Like Spinning Plates" is the opposite.

Both are Radiohead songs.

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I have next to no musical talent when it comes to instruments. I prefer singing, and it's usually bearable. The only instrument I ever learned anything for was the recorder, and it was required in my elementary school (I get the feeling that a lot of schools torture their students thusly). Those concerts were horrible...
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Originally written by Two pipe solo:

—Alorael, who holds a special place of hatred in his heart for every composer who betrayed the true flute by writing for traverso. The recorder will rise again!
If the recorder ever rises again, then it will be like one of those horrible zombie movies. I mean the kind where someone like Hitler comes back from the dead.

I will be more than pleased to put a shotgun shell (or a shovel) between the eyes of said zombie woodwind.

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Beethoven's 5th is fun to play. Unfortunately if, like us, you are rather deficient in a viola section, some awkward silences develop.

I really, really dislike playing musicals, such as West Side Story, My Fair Lady, etc. It's not that they're bad music, although that's debatable, but that we play them so often. Most of our audience tends to be fundraising or retirement villages, and the old folks really enjoy the musicals.

There's a world of difference between the plastic, tuneless recorders inflicted by schools everywhere on students, and proper recorders. Here a recorder played professionally, and you'll realize they can be quite nice.
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The recorder already lives again. The question is when it will burst forth and the tenors of righteousness shall be used in holy bludgeoning.

While searching for freely available recorder music I came across a hilarious argument over what the recorder should be called. Apparently "recorder" is no longer politically correct and we should all be talking about blocklutes (Blockflöte) or fipple flutes. Oops.

—Alorael, who doesn't have anything against plastic recorders as long as they're good plastic. Nobody who isn't a professional can afford to buy a bass made of wood, and that's why those black and white L-shaped Yamahas are so common. Well, common in the world of recorders, er, blockflutes.
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Originally written by Secular Right:

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Originally written by Secular Right:

Apparently "recorder" is no longer politically correct and we should all be talking about blocklutes (Blockflöte) or fipple flutes.
The word "recorder" always bothered me. I expect it to be something that, you know, records. For the sake of linguistic (if perhaps not musical) harmony, I think we should just ditch all recorders in favor of pennywhistles, which are almost the same thing anyway.

[ Wednesday, December 28, 2005 17:26: Message edited by: Kelandon ]

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Or tin whistles, if you're from Ireland.
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First point of order: as an experienced recorderist and tin whistler, I can assure you that the two are entirely separate instruments and that the meeting of the twain would result in a horrible adverse impact on Dixie music and sixteenth century English ballads.

My faves are Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (sax), Caravan (also sax), and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony (oboe).

Least favorite: any Ken Dye arrangement, Ferling's little monstrosities.

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Kel, you fill me with rage and loathing. While the garklein and the pennywhistle may be more or less interchangeable, the pennywhistle makes a very poor contrabass. This is both because there are several octaves between them and because getting hit with a pennywhistle is likely to cause annoyance and getting hit with a contrabass is likely to cause hospitalization.

CPeters, I'm not exactly sure what you mean. If you mean the political right has no secular members, you're quite wrong. If you mean that one cannot claim secular right as the obvious counterpart of divine right, well, you're still wrong. If that was a flimsy pretext for an unnecessary pun, I salute you.

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quote:
Originally written by Secular Right:

Kel, you fill me with rage and loathing.
I have succeeded. :D

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Originally written by Secular Right:

CPeters, I'm not exactly sure what you mean. If you mean the political right has no secular members, you're quite wrong. If you mean that one cannot claim secular right as the obvious counterpart of divine right, well, you're still wrong. If that was a flimsy pretext for an unnecessary pun, I salute you.
I was being... eh... what's that word? About the closest I get to describing my frame of mind at the time: cynically facetious. It was a vast, sweeping and deliberate generalisation. I'm sure that there is at least one secular member of the American's Republican Party, or Australia's Liberal Party, etc. But I think that for the most part 'Secular Right' is an oxymoron in today's world.

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I'd love to play Rainmaker on my guitar, it's from Iron Maiden, and Down Again from Chimaira. And i'd love to drum A.D.I.D.A.S. (stands for All Day I Dream About Sex ;) ) from KoRn and Breathe from Nickelback. Those are good songs, it's not the taste that is most wanted on this forum, but mixing culture is never a bad thing :) What i hate to play (for drum) are crappy popsongs. They only have 1 beat, repeated over and over and over and... over. It's so boring... And on my guitar i hate to play crappy popsongs as well... no solos... no interesting chords... just stupid boring chords...

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Originally by Kelandon:
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The word "recorder" always bothered me. I expect it to be something that, you know, records. For the sake of linguistic (if perhaps not musical) harmony, I think we should just ditch all recorders in favor of pennywhistles, which are almost the same thing anyway.
I know there are songflutes, which are almost exactly like recorders but (I think) they're smaller. They sound almost as bad when played by a mass of grade school children, though.

Dikiyoba didn't mind playing the recorder, it was being in the same room as the music teacher that was the problem. *Shudder* Some people do not have the proper temperament to work with small children.
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Originally written by Secular Right:

If that was a flimsy pretext for an unnecessary pun, I salute you.
Ouch... :P

It's hard to say what I most enjoy playing... Flight of the Bumblebee is certainly my favorite mallet piece, and you can't get better than drumset improv... I guess the third movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is my favorite piece to play, or would be, rather, if I could play it well enough to do so in public. Least favorite... any modern classical, really, especially if it's atonal. Piano arrangements of orchestral pieces never go over well, either.

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