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One for Abdul...

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Always preferred:



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Another cover version that surpasses the original...

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Amusing song about zombies with ASL translation

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I love that picture too, although I must confess that the girl doesn't look very Asian to me. Maybe she's half, like my daughter.
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Link:

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↑ Started nicely, like some repetitive music. So, Phil Glass:

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Difference between a $5000, $180,000, and $1,000,000 cello.
Today I am comparing three different cellos in Julie Reed Yeboah's violin shop playing the famous Bach Cello Suite No 1. The first cello is $5000 by Jay Haide. The second one is an English cello by Thomas Kennedy. The last one, the fancy one million dollar cello is by Alessandro Gagliano. Can you hear the difference? Which one do you like better? I am using the same bow for all three cellos. All three are recorded with the same mic Zoom H4n Pro with ZERO processing after.


I'm not the best judge because reasons, but I can't tell the difference between the first two. I can here a clear tonal difference in the $1M one though. I don't know the right industry-approved terms but 'more smoothery' is the one I'll use.

What about you?
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Some propaganda:



The artist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_PtnvVQhqA
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This thread probably needs some cover versions of Eagles songs.

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Rob Lister wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:55 am Difference between a $5000, $180,000, and $1,000,000 cello.
Today I am comparing three different cellos in Julie Reed Yeboah's violin shop playing the famous Bach Cello Suite No 1. The first cello is $5000 by Jay Haide. The second one is an English cello by Thomas Kennedy. The last one, the fancy one million dollar cello is by Alessandro Gagliano. Can you hear the difference? Which one do you like better? I am using the same bow for all three cellos. All three are recorded with the same mic Zoom H4n Pro with ZERO processing after.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TXdkcE09lk

I'm not the best judge because reasons, but I can't tell the difference between the first two. I can here a clear tonal difference in the $1M one though. I don't know the right industry-approved terms but 'more smoothery' is the one I'll use.

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$5,000 cello has a distinct metallic sound, especially in the bass notes. $180,000 has a bit of that but not nearly as much, and the resonance was much better. $1,000,000 cello didn't seem to be significantly better than the $180,000 cello but it seemed better to me. I wonder if the test had been "blinded" such that she didn't know which one was which and neither would we until afterwards. She could have been raking the strings differently in each segment--treating the more expensive cellos more carefully, with less intense strokes. We could have been biased, knowing which was which.
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Rob Lister wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:55 am What about you?
Apart from what Pyrrho eloquently said:
  • 5k sounds a bit harsh yet simultaneously bland as a musical instrument, probably due to poor dynamic (and, to my ears, slightly out of tune);
  • 180k is good;
  • 1000k really has a personality (but oh boy, how you'd have to work to master that).
Alas the lady isn't a brilliant cellist. She plays the notes OK but not very musically. Give her ten years and some good teachers…

Interested by the subject I scraped YT:

Bylsma (or Bijlsma) made at least two good recordings, perhaps a bit dated already:




Swarts does a nice job:




As does Pincombe, perhaps even better:




Or Yo-Yo Ma (who plays a Domenico Montagnana, 1733, $2500k; he once forgot it in a NYC taxi) – sadly the video part is ridiculous:




But my favorite, for now, would be Hauser:




For the courageous, a didactic clip:




Bach wrote for the cello (which the French gambists deemed a "horrible invader") and for the viola da gamba as well. Here's a lady who tries to apply the technique of the second to the first (English subtitles):




I couldn't find a good N° 1 on viola da g., but here's the N° 2, a very different world:




And for lagniappe, Oriental version:






I could prattle on, but that would get me banned for spamming boredom. :|
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Nah yer good
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Very nice viola da gamba piece, superb sound quality:

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↑ Perhaps she just uses note mnemonics:
Wikipedia wrote:In Indian music the Sanskrit names Sa–Re–Ga–Ma–Pa–Dha–Ni (सा-रे-गा-मा-पा-धा-नि) are used, as in Kannada Sa-Ri-Ga-Ma-Pa-Dha-Ni (ಸ ರಿ ಗ ಮ ಪ ಧ ನೀ), Telugu Sa–Ri–Ga–Ma–Pa–Da–Ni (స–రి–గ–మ–ప–ద–ని), in Tamil (ச–ரி–க–ம–ப–த–நி) and in Malayalam (സ-രി-ഗ-മ-പ-ധ-നി). Byzantium used the names Pa–Vu–Ga–Di–Ke–Zo–Ni (Πα—Βου—Γα—Δι—Κε—Ζω—Νη).[



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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:02 pm That's all? :evil:
Never happy? I was allowing for attention spans (mine included). :twisted:

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:22 pm Bookmarked. ;)
Some musicologists are of the opinion that Satie was a sore loser, always crushed by Ravel. You'll tell me what you think.

Citing from memory, Satie once sent his business card to one of them with the comment: "Sir, you are an arse, but an arse without music." :mrgreen:
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The Bolero is in the public domain now. Meanwhile, have some Art™:



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Harry Roy & His Orchestra -- My Girl's Pussy [Ragtime / Pop] (1931)



Can't tell if this is supposed to be an innocent song about a cat, or about you-know-what. :notsure:
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Art™:



:mrgreen:


More classical:

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Though not the Japanese Petite British Original, I always liked:



which mixed in an actual black singer, the Late Claudia Fontaine.

Pink Floyd's internal conflicts make other bands seem well adjusted. Even without Yoko Ono or Courtney Love. Or two colossal cunts of brothers who only see one another when their Mum reminds them that the rent is due. Anyways, they originally fired the keyboardist for his lack of contribution.

He wrote this song.

Better than "Wish You were Here."

But then, most things are.

The Japanese Original Version is, of course:



– J. "You're Gonna Carry that Weight" D.
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:wink:
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I find it funny that otaku is used to describe such people. I have texts that still list taku, with the honorific "o" [お宅– Ed.] as meaning "house/home" though I doubt anyone uses it that way.

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P.P.S. Which is significant.
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Doctor X wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:26 am I find it funny that otaku is used to describe such people. I have texts that still list taku, with the honorific "o" [お宅– Ed.] as meaning "house/home" though I doubt anyone uses it that way.

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It is technically very polite formal Japanese language. I think geeks started using it to sound "sophisticated" (or anachronistic) and then it sort of took on a new meaning. :notsure: