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Debussy - Arabesque No. 1 #2804642
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I realize it's not for everyone, but it's uber-cool to me! Hey, some classically trained pianists are transcribing rock / metal songs to the piano, why not the other way around?



And for the more traditional amoungst us:



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Re: Debussy - Arabesque No. 1 [Re: cmb13] #2804651
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Contemporary music on classical instrument vs. classical music on contemporary instrument:




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Re: Debussy - Arabesque No. 1 [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2804657
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Contemporary music on classical instrument vs. classical music on contemporary instrument:


Good title for a thread!


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Re: Debussy - Arabesque No. 1 [Re: cmb13] #2804705
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I've always loved this version of Thunderstruck (a lot more than the original, actually. Lol). All of these are great, keep 'em coming, folks!


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Re: Debussy - Arabesque No. 1 [Re: cmb13] #2804707
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"Cellos and violins are wussy instruments, I want to play Rock n Roll!"

Well, here is a cello. Watch this video...

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Originally Posted by SilentQ
"Cellos and violins are wussy instruments, I want to play Rock n Roll!"

Well, here is a cello. Watch this video...

Q


Which video?


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Originally Posted by cmb13
I realize it's not for everyone, but it's uber-cool to me! Hey, some classically trained pianists are transcribing rock / metal songs to the piano, why not the other way around?



[...]


My question is: Why?

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Re: Debussy - Arabesque No. 1 [Re: SilentQ] #2804721
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Originally Posted by SilentQ
"Cellos and violins are wussy instruments, I want to play Rock n Roll!"

Well, here is a cello. Watch this video...

Q


I'm underwhelmed....lol...can you repost pls?


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Re: Debussy - Arabesque No. 1 [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2804723
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This video:

Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop





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Re: Debussy - Arabesque No. 1 [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2804727
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop



Best Comment On Youtube (excuse the person's username - I didn't make it up):

Originally Posted by longdickbootyeater
So many people saying this is hard to play. Lol? So I tried. Its pretty easy. I just press "play" and it plays perfectly. I dont see any problem playing this.


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Re: Debussy - Arabesque No. 1 [Re: cmb13] #2804752
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Lol!!

Off-topic: This reminds me of a letter the Austrian poet Hugo v. Hofmannsthal (my favourite poet in any language, ever) wrote from his honeymoon, along the lines of: We asked for a quiet room. And the room is very quiet indeed; it makes no noise at all. However, the drunks marching past the window at 4 in the morning along the 3-ft-wide street outside, do...


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Originally Posted by Sibylle
Lol!!

Off-topic: This reminds me of a letter the Austrian poet Hugo v. Hofmannsthal (my favourite poet in any language, ever) wrote from his honeymoon, along the lines of: We asked for a quiet room. And the room is very quiet indeed; it makes no noise at all. However, the drunks marching past the window at 4 in the morning along the 3-ft-wide street outside, do...


That sounds like certain streets in Lyme Regis!

OT again:

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Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

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Re: Debussy - Arabesque No. 1 [Re: BruceD] #2804763
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Originally Posted by BruceD
My question is: Why?

But why not? Musicians have been arranging other musicians' music forever. Music should live, not just be a museum exposition.


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Originally Posted by Qazsedcft
Originally Posted by BruceD
My question is: Why?

But why not? Musicians have been arranging other musicians' music forever. Music should live, not just be a museum exposition.

Any similarity is purely intentional:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_pbxdfwi7Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSs6HKwhbAA


And here's a separation of three different eras and instrumentation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC_hum-xpW0


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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
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Just awesome. All of it . . . . .


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Originally Posted by Qazsedcft
Originally Posted by BruceD
My question is: Why?

But why not? Musicians have been arranging other musicians' music forever. Music should live, not just be a museum exposition.


I have nothing against arrangements. I have played many very satisfying ones and even made some myself. My question here related to the - to me - very harsh sound of this particular electric guitar against the original scoring. I guess one can only say that any vague resemblance to the original is pure coincidence so, why bother?

Cheers!


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Originally Posted by BruceD
I have nothing against arrangements. I have played many very satisfying ones and even made some myself. My question here related to the - to me - very harsh sound of this particular electric guitar against the original scoring. I guess one can only say that any vague resemblance to the original is pure coincidence so, why bother?

Hmmm. I always feel it adds something to a piece to hear it in a completely different context - such as this "harsh" version. It makes me notice things about the music I never saw or heard before, and in some cases makes me appreciate it more.

Obviously, some new versions are better executed than others!

An example from rock music in the "opposite direction" - a fast, angry rock song made into a ballad - is Tori Amos's hauntingly beautiful version of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. I liked the song when it originally came out, but I'd never appreciated the harmonies until I heard it from Tori. I still like the original, but her version has added another dimension for me. Does that make sense?





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Oh Sybille, Tori’s one of my favorites. The whole Strange Little Girl album is haunting. How about Don’t Like Monday’s? She has so many live performances available for download. I’d really like to catch her live one day.


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[quote=SibylleAn example from rock music in the "opposite direction" - a fast, angry rock song made into a ballad - is Tori Amos's hauntingly beautiful version of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. I liked the song when it originally came out, but I'd never appreciated the harmonies until I heard it from Tori. I still like the original, but her version has added another dimension for me. Does that make sense?



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Absolutely makes sense. Do you remember Underworld did a song called Born Slippy? I'm really not a fan of it, but a band called Barefoot did a cover of it, completely different and it's beautiful


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