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@Ilona -

I don't think that's true! 

Think you're up at the surface... climbing the iceberg? 🤗

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Ilona,

It's not you, 

but it's a perfect representation of my desire on how I want to play, verses my abilities.

 

Thanks for posting, gave me a good chuckle.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Mary Spender has a video on violas and told us how to keep a violin from being stolen. Store it in a viola case!

The old curmudgeon!

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I can't believe I haven't already posted this, which I first saw circulating on the internet in some version or another back when I was in college...

 

A Composer Makes Himself Perfectly Glière

You can Telemann by where he likes to live. I just Toch a trip Orff into one of the Wilder areas Fauré Wieck, and to be Verdi Franck, it nearly drove Menotti.

I know opinion Varése, but even Vivaldi urban noises, the Bizet traffic, De Falla engines, as well as knowing there are Mennin the streets Callas enough to knock your Bloch off, I couldn't resist the urge to Galuppi home early Satie, and I Haieff to say I Still prefer the Mitropoulos. The Boyce were Sor that I had Gibbons up and succumbed to the Riegger of the Field so easily, but I don't give a Schütz. I was practically Krein from my Severacs and Pains brought on by that brief time in the countryside! Even the sounds got my Dandrieu up; let me Liszt some of them: the Rorem of the wind, a constant Birtwhistle, the Menuhin of the Katz, the Lipatti-Patti-Glinka-Poulenc of the Reiner on the roof, the Gluck-Gluck of the hens, and every morning a woodpecker or some Byrd Chopin holes in a Tree. My only company was a Thorne Busch, a Partch of poison Ives, a Braun Babbit, and sometimes a Wolf, nothing Moore. For a Forrest Grainger it may be Fine - it may be the Katz Milhaud -- but I could have died of Borodin. A friend suggested my making this Tureck; "Abegg" his pardon, but I will never go Bach to those Gotterdämmerung Hillis. They Suk!

No, I don't care for the Ruggles life. I like a good Mehul - a little Suppé, some Szigeti, maybe some Salome at my local Taverner with a little lime Schubert after (even if they don't always clear the Crumbs off the table). And I like to Locatelli while I'm Eaton Maderna at night. Is that asking for Egk in Meyerbeer?

Nono! So many people Berio themselves under a Holst of problems they know they can't Handel. Their answer is too Offenbach to nature - into Haydn, it seems to me. I Karajan a d'Indy life in the Berg for the most Pärt.

Maybe it isn't Perle Bliss for everybody, but it's Godunov for me.

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EDIT****

You can read in the about section on the youtube channel for this birds story.  Channel creators are fosters for this rescue.

 

https://floridaparrotrescue.com/

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You are ALL too funny!

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How did that Parrott discover my dancing moves, there were top secret, until they were to be revealed on the next Dancing with the stars show!!!!!!

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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anyone remember this guy?

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😁 - Emily

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Gordon Shumway said
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certainly feels that way...ROFL

Id say his problem is that he hasnt invested in a good Martin D28... preferably pre 1970's.  obviously pre war if he has the dough but current production modela are about as good.

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GregW said

Id say his problem is that he hasnt invested in a good Martin D28... preferably pre 1970's.  obviously pre war if he has the dough but current production modela are about as good.

Precisely.

Andrew

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People with tinnitus can never truly appreciate Simon and Garfunkel's Sound of Silence!

The old curmudgeon!

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I laughed so much when I found this! 🤣🤣 
I also had to send this to the members of my cello group, for some reason this reminded me of them. 🤔🤭🤣

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The old curmudgeon!

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Page turning is an interesting problem. My conductor had a story about a piece where in a pianissimo passage, both string sections had to turn the page at the same time, and the noise was excruciating. I think they had to solve the problem by staggering it.

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Gordon Shumway said
Page turning is an interesting problem. My conductor had a story about a piece where in a pianissimo passage, both string sections had to turn the page at the same time, and the noise was excruciating. I think they had to solve the problem by staggering it.

  

My orchestra is having the same issue even within a single section while we're not sharing stands due to social distancing. We do have some people using tablets so they don't have to turn pages at all, but as for those of us playing off of paper, we're currently having outside players turn pages early and inside players turn pages late.

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