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    Wing One, Take Two (December 8, 2007)

    Really perfect. I hope there's more out there somewhere.
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    Happy Birthday, ace! (July 30, 2007)

    Thanks everybody, I really appreciate it. This is such a great community and I'm so glad to have been a part of it all these years.
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    For dinner, tonight, I had a sandwich...

    I want to live in your world.
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    Soundtrack

    They both sound great. I think people will really enjoy them.
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    Let the music play

    If you have $40 then I think the best thing you can do is buy Leonard Bernstein's 1953 American Decca Recordings. It has around two hours of Bernstein lectures about great symphonic works that are tremendously insightful and enjoyable. The included recordings of the symphonies aren't of the...
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    Let the music play

    I only mean that listening to classical music shouldn't be a passive activity. When people usually listen to music they let it wash over them and fill the gaps in their thoughts. With classical music this will generally lead to an unfullfilling experience since sitting back and enjoying the...
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    Let the music play

    It sounds like you went to Hell to learn notation. You seemed very angry at the Music Establishment and all for a "do it yourself" anarchy. I'm glad we both agree that it's important, but you also made it sound like everyone you met with a music education was worse off because of it. I was...
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    Let the music play

    It is true that I do see value in knowing how to write music down. I don't think it is difficult for anyone to learn and I don't see a reason to abandon the basic way that music has been recorded and communicated for centuries. It's even especially easy to learn when you've got a program that...
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    Let the music play

    I meant that he should spend time figuring out the basics himself before he worried about buying elaborate programs. I really didn't mean that he should go to college or anything, just that he should experiment and learn how to write music before worrying about how to make it sound good. I...
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    Let the music play

    Pictures of scores would probably be the most interesting, but I wouldn't be opposed to MIDIs if that's more convenient for you.
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    Let the music play

    I haven't actually used Sibelius in a long time and I don't believe I have a copy of it around anymore. Of course I'd still be interested in seeing some of your writing despite that. I think it'd be great to hear more music from everyone around here.
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    Let the music play

    I'm not sure why I'm coming off like such an ogre, but I assume I was right all along and that whenever someone mentions Music Theory (which wasn't even me) everyone gets very defensive. I just don't understand why some of these points are being argued. No one is suggesting that a person must...
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    Let the music play

    I really don't understand what you're trying to say. When Beethoven was composing, and was "hearing" what he wanted to write, he knew exactly what it meant according to theory. If he wanted to create something that sounds like a Neopolitan 6th chord to create an exciting cadence, he...
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    Let the music play

    Wow, this is all strangely one-sided and formulaic. Beethoven most definitely did say to himself, "I'm going to use a Neopolitan 6th chord", he just didn't have any internal conflict about it first. Although I can't think off hand of any of his pieces that have Neopolitan 6th chord in them...
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    Let the music play

    How does a conversation about Music Theory always errupt every time people talk about composing music? It's always incredibly one-sided and formulaic. A bunch of defiant people run circles around this giant, vile beast poking at it with tiny spears of anecdotal tales about how they overcame...
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