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The music I'm making

PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:50 pm
by Liriodendron_fagotti
Thought I might share a recording of one of the pieces I'm working on. The recording isn't of me, but I'm taking a lesson with the performer in a few weeks on it.

It's minimalist and pretty damn difficult (but fun). As one of my friends that's also playing it so poetically put it, "It's bullshit hard".

https://soundcloud.com/bassoonproject/p ... david-lang

Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:46 am
by GUTCHUCKER
Interesting piece.

Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:54 pm
by Liriodendron_fagotti
"Minimalist", so yeah. I suppose it can take some getting used to.

Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:57 am
by GUTCHUCKER
I actually said it was interesting because I liked it, but if you say so.

Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:13 am
by Apocalyptus
I also enjoyed it.

Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:24 am
by Liriodendron_fagotti
GUTCHUCKER wrote:I actually said it was interesting because I liked it, but if you say so.


I love minimalist stuff, so I thought I might be biased. It's really rewarding to play.

Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:50 pm
by Edminster
Man, that perpetuum mobile section around four minutes in sounds designed to kill you. Also it made me appreciate the possibility of jazz bassoon, although it's understandable that saxophone is generally used instead what with the similar timbre and being way easier to play apparently.

Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:23 pm
by Liriodendron_fagotti
Edminster wrote:Man, that perpetuum mobile section around four minutes in sounds designed to kill you. Also it made me appreciate the possibility of jazz bassoon, although it's understandable that saxophone is generally used instead what with the similar timbre and being way easier to play apparently.


Jazz bassoon, you say? And yes, I have to circular breathe for quite a while. I played alto+bari sax in high school and middle school in jazz band; yeah, it's loads easier.


Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:18 pm
by Edminster
I listened to this again earlier and it just cemented that the composer is a fucking asshole. It's good, but I would not want to be the one playing it.

Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:55 pm
by Liriodendron_fagotti
Edminster wrote:I listened to this again earlier and it just cemented that the composer is a fucking asshole. It's good, but I would not want to be the one playing it.

It's not actually that bad - I could play it myself decently in high school.

Ray Pizzi is crazy, look up 'Ode to a Toad'.

Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:08 pm
by Felstaff
We should have a bassoonoff.

Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:28 am
by Liriodendron_fagotti
YEAH.

I can play 'Hot Cross Buns' like nobody's business.

Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:20 am
by Liriodendron_fagotti
You can find satirical reports of various "musician maladies" on the internet, but bassoon really does have one.

Because our right thumb has as many as 11 keys that it has to leap between*, while the right thumb only has 4 (sometimes 5), our left hand muscles, especially around the thumb, get significantly larger.

*Here's a picture:
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I really noticed it because this piece** requires a lot of leaping back and forth between all these keys.

**Which I can play really well now.

Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:31 am
by Kimra
I recommend a hang hand exerciser thing for your less muscular hand, or take up masturbation.

Re: The music I'm making

PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:11 pm
by Liriodendron_fagotti
Kimra wrote:or take up masturbation.

You might be on to something.