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Post by Azure77 on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:18 pm

Ok, so some music I think I can listen to I don't know how many times in a row and still be every bit into it as when I first pressed the play button. I'm sure a lot of people have songs or pieces or whatever like that so I dunno maybe you could post a link to or mention some of those here? It could be interesting!

Here's one of the pieces I really love. It has the most incredible finale! Which lasts about 4 minutes! Most people here are probably way more into other styles of music but I'd say give it a shot as it really is very powerful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxpOdMRUcRc&feature=related

Imagine that played by an orchestra with a violin playing the solo (if that's even possible?)! It really is a brilliantly written piece in my opinion.

Anyway, I'd love to hear about your favorite pieces!
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Re: Favorite pieces?

Post by VictorCS on Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:54 pm

I'm a huge fan of buckethead, he builds his songs in a special way, it's kinda built into blocks. He makes a riff, plays it a couple of times, then jumps to another, before he goes to the next until he arives at the start. But it works very well. Because he manages to merge them together in a good way.

I love this little clip, it doesnt show too much, but that's one good sounding part at 1:20, and you can see that "steven seagal" with the bass is really digging it and probably thinking "this man is goood", it's just sad the clip ends when it does.


Buckethead - Jordan <- gotta love how he uses the killswitch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTcg9JybEp8

My favorite, Welcome To Bucketheadland, I can play this over and over. His live performances are great, he makes the guitar float and makes weird moves:


Rick Wakeman ( loud appluse in the beggining ), listened to this too much, but it never gets boring:


I still abuse this one, a new recording in HD is always nice ^_^




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Re: Favorite pieces?

Post by Azure77 on Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:29 pm

Wow, thanks for the reply! I've listened to bits of the pieces you linked to and so far Buckethead is my favorite of your favorites! I wasn't familiar with that piece so that was cool to sort of discover. I love Buckethead's riffs. They're so totally him! He's really got a fully developed, unique style of playing. I mean it's instantly recognizable. I recently discovered two more pieces of him called Dive bomber and Inferno. They're both amazing... Surprised

Here's links to them for those who have gotten interested. haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm9-oRInmJ8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agoOkwo6anw

Be sure to turn it up! Very Happy

I'll be back later!

Cheers,
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Post by Petter on Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:52 pm

There are much nice music out there, but ive picked a few samples from things i like;

Geir Ove Andsnes playing a piece composed by Edvard Grieg ;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eMFuTpchns&playnext=1&list=PLE955D5AEE3A8947B


Helene Břksle, i like her singing;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSEUcIBCbLA

Age of Conan, this is only 1 of several soundtracks i like from my Favourite MMORP;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzramGErItw&feature=related

Millitary music and drill, great music and good performance by drill troops;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gS7iq3S1ME

and tons of more - lol Smile

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Re: Favorite pieces?

Post by Rickard on Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:59 pm

I've got plenty of favourite pieces, mainly classical, film- and video game music. I will post some examples of classical favourite pieces today and the film- and video game music some other day.

JS Bach: French Suite No. 1 in D minor (complete)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN_7MmUWXf4&feature=channel_video_title

JS Bach- English Suite #2 Bourree 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrtmtD9Nl_s

JS Bach Minuets in G (both G Major and G Minor), currently learning this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN10ch3vHvo

JS Bach- Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bhei_o

Mozart- Rondo Alla Turca

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS3oEkeR3sE

Beethoven- Moonlight Sonata 1st movement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQVeaIHWWck&feature=channel_video_title

Beethoven- Moonlight Sonata 3rd movement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqSulR9Fymg&feature=channel_video_title

Chopin Etude Op. 25 No.11 "Winter Wind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHyxDAR-ZUg&feature=channel_video_title

Chopin- Minute Waltz Op 64 No 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrJPHtgOqk4&feature=channel_video_title

Chopin Revolutionary Etude op 10 no 12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk1JQk90UbY&feature=channel_video_title

Frédéric Chopin - Prelude in E-Minor (op.28 no. 4)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef-4Bv5Ng0w&feature=channel_video_title
F. CHOPIN:Heroic Polonaise op.53

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6S0VIy4SdY&feature=channel_video_title

Debussy- Golliwog's Cake Walk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDgzjXxev8E&feature=channel_video_title

Debussy- The Snow is Dancing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1YHnYX8xfM

Claude Debussy - Reverie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79UfWizjGiQ&feature=channel_video_title

Claude Debussy - Nuages from Nocturnes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRN8RA5Vph8&feature=channel_video_title

Maurice Ravel- Pavanne for Dead Princess

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKkeDqJBlK8&feature=channel_video_title

Maurice Ravel Sonatine (III. Anime)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJQ4p_Ja-bY

Maurice Ravel-Toccata

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idfdk5nPs-s

Prokofiev Sonata No.6 Op.82 Movement 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjhxYFb72q0&feature=related

Leo Ornstein- Solitude

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MioWCeIndhI&feature=channel_video_title

Leo Ornstein- Wild Men's Dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNsn7NjDPkM&feature=channel_video_title

Igor Stravinsky- Rite of Spring

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjX3oAwv_Fs

Henry Cowell - The Tides of Manaunaun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb4LIN35tfc

Richard Strauss- Also Sprach Zarathustra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyJwbwWg8uc

Charles Ives- Symphony No. 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHCTa5GrxVk

Bela Bartók: Allegro barbaro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk-Qr8U5BZo&feature=channel_video_title

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Re: Favorite pieces?

Post by Azure77 on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:02 pm

WOW, thanks for the replies! I'll surely check those links out!
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Re: Favorite pieces?

Post by VictorCS on Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:44 pm

Lets bring this forum back to life and add a few more favorites of mine in this thead... These are pieces I've been practicing on my violin, but due to the fact that I cant do vibrato I wont upload own recordings yet. Vibrato on a violin is very hard, because the hand wont do what the brain says. For some reason it's very easy to memorize pieces for the violin, might have to do with not having to move the arm around alot and it's playing one string at a time. Two is possible, but i'm not there yet. What I found strange tho, is that I can play it with my eyes closed.

For some reason I keep getting attracted to game music, it's not that I dont like or listen to classical music, because I listen to more classical music than game music. But there's just something about game music.

Perfect dark pieces for violin:


One from the FFXI game, and another from FF2:


It really hurts to listen to these, because i'm taking a 2 week break from playing because my wrist hurts, I really love the joy in these pieces.



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Post by frank on Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:24 am

Game music can be interesting. Final Fantasy sounds really great when played by an orchestra with a chorus:



My current favorite is this epic piece from Rachmaninow, I can hear it again and again:



And each time I hear Liszt Totentanz, I think I "understand" it a bit more Smile :



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Post by Azure77 on Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:45 pm

Cool new replies. Smile I'm going to check out all of that.
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Post by VictorCS on Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:12 am

This is above great music:

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Post by Rickard on Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:21 pm

In January I've bought the Oxford History of Western Music series of books. It's 5 books in the series, about 4000 pages and I've read about half of the first book so far. I read a little at the time when I find time. It's really awesome to say the least. Anyways, to the point now, through the book I've discovered many medival pieces and some of them are really awesome. Here are some of my favourites:

Perotin- Viderunt Omnes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpgaEFmdFcM

Philippe de Vitry- Tuba Sacre fidei/In arboris empiro prospere/Libera me, Domine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDdRL7PQ-vw

Unknown composer- Sumer is icumen in
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJvF9xucG90

Solage- Fumeux fume par fumée
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRLFwdqGXvc

Guillame de Machaut- Kyrie, from ''Messe de Nostre Dame''
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vADjiznPm0

Guillame de Machaut- Lasse!/Se j'aim loyal ami
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVoQ_1Cpq9I

Anyways, here are some more awesome pieces by Debussy:

La Cathedrale Engloutie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfSBddhFvyA

Des pas sur la neige
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBNpDpKjn1A

Images 2/1 - Cloches ŕ travers les feuilles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YVtXU5PJ7Q

Iberia - II. Les parfums de la nuit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga4YuIGWIcU&feature=related

Valse Romantique
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiRRYiIeBu4

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Re: Favorite pieces?

Post by leftie22 on Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:41 pm

A bit late reply, but here is some of my all-time favorites!! Very Happy Very Happy









And a lot more ofcourse!
Tell me what you think about them Smile



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Post by Rickard on Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:23 am

Nice selection, leftie22. I love Edvard Grieg's Hollberg Suite. It's so awesome.

Grieg: Praeludium from "Holberg Suite" op. 40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD66hJfYkUo

Grieg: Sarabande from "Holberg Suite" op. 40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwLuQe3_PGo

Grieg: Gavotte from "Holberg Suite" op. 40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAG43_pjJRY

Grieg: Air from "Holberg Suite" op. 40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nf0WCrSdLI

Grieg: Rigaudon from "Holberg Suite" op. 40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKUK9BRG4bY

I love baroque style dance suites with dance styles like Gavottes, Sarabandes, Gigues etc. especially those by J.S. Bach, for example:
Bach: Partita No. 1 in Bb major
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1eIPjKgIH8&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osLvrvWrpJ8&feature=relmfu

Bach French Suite No. 4 in E flat Major, BWV 815

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2OGhZ8fbAs&feature=related

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