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Free at last! (now with party music) #448113
11/04/03 04:41 PM
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Just finished my comps. SIGH. It was painful, but not as bad as I thought it would be. Thankfully, the essay questions were mostly things that I had studied so I was able to shell things out without thinking about it because I had researched it already.

Kind of screwed up part of the theory on Palestrina (said that mixolydian was mode 4 when it's mode 7 - **** ) as well as an example for other cyclic masses in the 15th century (said that Dufay's "Missa se le face ay pale" was based on a motet when it's based on a ballade - **** ). Otherwise, I nailed everything else. Hopefully, the gods will smile upon me in spite of my transgressions and I won't have to repeat this experience (until DMA...hehehe).

PARTY TIME. (right click, save as)

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Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448114
11/04/03 04:47 PM
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Congrats! Party hard! smile

Ryan

Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448115
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Having had the experience of living through comps and cumes and everything else in between, I know the feeling when you've written your final answer to the final question of a grueling 3-day exam (as what my comps were). And it was a H U G E relief.

So celebrate and hope that the marks fall your way.


Regards,
Lyn F.
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11/04/03 09:06 PM
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Congratulations, Lyn! I am also a new proud owner of a Kawai K-18. My first piano lesson is this week and I can't wait!


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Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448117
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oops...posted in the wrong place

Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448118
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WOOT WOOT WOOT!


"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him." (John Holt)

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Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448119
11/05/03 12:36 AM
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You may have been worried, but I don't think any of us were.

Decompress, relax, enjoy the release....

Jim


There is no end of learning. -Robert Schumann Rules for Young Musicians
Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448120
11/05/03 12:46 AM
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Rock on!


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Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448121
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAH

I PASSED

Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448122
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w00t! laugh


"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him." (John Holt)

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Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448123
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Well done, Brendan.


"We shall always love the music of the masters, but they are all dead and now it's our turn." - Llewelyn Jones, my piano teacher
Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448124
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Brendan,

Very happy for you. I'll never be able to listen to Palestrina the same way now...

Ken

Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448125
11/18/03 04:59 PM
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Nice job! Bet you're relieved.

Did you happen to hear Pridonoff's recital at Xavier?


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Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448126
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Congratulations, Brendan.

Where next? Especially as you exist now, we mustn't lose you!

Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448127
11/18/03 09:11 PM
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Congrats!
I was so happy after I finished my oral exam and defense of my thesis! I would have rather faced the last judgement than gone through that! But I made it! Fortunately for me, two of the professors on my committee had just received promotions that day so they were in a very good mood.
You deserve to "celebrate"!!!


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Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448128
11/22/03 02:55 PM
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Sorry, late to this party.

Congrats, Brendan, well done!

So what's next - do you have a thesis to defend? Or a Master's Recital to prepare for? (Is it a performance degree you're going for?)


Regards,
Lyn F.
Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448129
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Just a recital and a few classes, then I'm done with my MM.

After that, the real punishment begins.

Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448130
11/23/03 03:40 PM
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Good job! I knew you would be fine. (I actually thought that Dufay's "Missa se le face ay pale" was based on a motet as well. Glad I know now!)
I know how exciting it is to be almost done...I only have about 5 months to go...and then I have my B.A! yes!

Then, I move into your world...masters, here I come!


"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music." ~Rachmaninoff
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Sheepishly offering a belated congratulations, Brendan!

Re: Free at last! (now with party music) #448132
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Looks like I never bothered to congratulate you.

Sorry, and...CONGRATS!!


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