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1  In-Class Critiques / MUL1010 / Re: Critique #3 on: July 30, 2010, 10:39:03 pm
Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) the second movement (Andante Molto Mosso) was my favorite critique for the class. The piece opens with the violins playing a very soothing and calm melody with soft dynamics. This piece repeats the same melody several times,  yet adding other melodies as well. The texture was polyphonic. The song also seemed to be in rondo-form. There were several different solos from different instruments.  The piece gave me the image of the ocean. At first just the waves breaking on the shore because the song would switch from being soft and quiet to loud and fast. But as the song progressed it gave me the image of diving into the water and taking a look at the creatures of the sea. The song sounded like you were on a search for something than when you finally get to the destination you realize it was right in front of you the whole time.
After the piece played the same melody fast, slow, fast, and slow, they would perform a completely different melody but in the same key. It was always something new but still very similar to the main theme. Each time they repeated the melody they would drag it on just a little longer than the last time to build up the tension in the song.
Several times they would carry out the melody to think that the song is going to end but it just keeps building up until finally the song ends with a melody very similar to the beginning yet softer and more peaceful. Representing the end to the journey.
Surprisingly, I had never heard this song before but I enjoyed it very much. It was somewhat different than the other songs I've heard in this class, which makes it stand out more to me. I wish the course would make this symphony a listening example. I would rather listen to this song 100 times rather than some of the other songs they put on the CD.
2  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Carlos Santana at Woodstock 1969 on: July 29, 2010, 02:41:58 pm
I wish I could have lived in the 60's just so I could see all these artists live. Woodstock would have been the best experience ever!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA9GCAKS5Gk
3  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Michael Buble on: July 29, 2010, 02:31:48 pm
James Taylor sings it so much better!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiIR50dJeMg
4  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Micheal Jackson video on: July 29, 2010, 02:26:52 pm
I feel like it should be mandatory for everyone to know that dance. That way whenever Thriller comes on you have to stop what you're doing and dance with everyone around you.  Grin
5  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's your favorite Aeroemith Song on: July 29, 2010, 02:13:21 pm
My favorite song by Aerosmith would probably have to be Sweet Emotion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yGCHPmfqT0

Steven Tyler's so much fun! You're going to enjoy that concert! Drive safely!
6  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: American Pie by Don McLean on: July 29, 2010, 02:08:01 pm
I also enjoy Don McLean's Vincent [Starry Starry Night]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkvLq0TYiwI
7  General Discussion / General Discussion / What's your favorite song cover? on: July 29, 2010, 01:23:49 pm
At the moment mine would have to be When The Levee Breaks.
Led Zeppelin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbJQT2eDseA
A Perfect Circle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df3xWMBSdx0
8  General Discussion / General Discussion / Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman on: July 29, 2010, 01:21:44 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2kEx5BLoC4
Everybody should love this song, because we've all been in that position.
Tracy has the best voice ever! I would love to hear her and Aretha sing together! That would be epic!
9  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: The Wall on: July 29, 2010, 01:19:20 pm
I LOVE THE WALL! I LOVE PINK FLOYD! I think that's all I listened to my freshman and sophomore year. This is one of my favorite parts of The Wall:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHN6AViJAvI
After Pink just destroyed his entire apartment he takes all the broken pieces and creates a masterpiece.
There is always beauty in destruction.
10  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: People Are Strange by The Doors on: July 29, 2010, 01:16:37 pm
Jim Morrison is one of my favorite poets!
"Close your eyes. We'll see the snake; see the serpent appear. His head is ten feet long and five feet wide. He has one red eye and one green eye. He's seven miles long. Deadly. I see all the history of the world on his scales, all people, all actions. We're all just little pictures on his scales. God, he's big, he's moving, devouring consciousness, digesting power. Monster of energy. It's a monster. We're going to kiss the snake on the tongue. Kiss the serpent. But if it senses fear, it'll eat us instantly. But if we kiss it without fear, it'll take us through the garden, through the gate, to the other side. Ride the snake... until the end of time."
11  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is Led Zeppelin's BEST Song!!!! on: July 29, 2010, 01:10:26 pm
Led Zeppelin doesn't have a best song!
But my top 5 would definitely have to be:
What Is And What Should Never Be
Thank You
When The Levee Breaks
Bring it on Home
and
The Ocean
12  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix on: July 29, 2010, 01:07:43 pm
Jimi Hendrix was a genius! Was it because of acid? I guess we'll never know for sure. I definitely love Voodoo Child better than Voodoo Chile though. Voodoo Child makes me want to go on an adventure in my car. It's one of those songs that get you prepared for any activity. It's such a motivator!
13  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Fantasia on: July 29, 2010, 01:04:44 pm
Fantasia is one of the best things Disney has ever done! The artwork and creativity is unbelievable! How they use the colors and activities to match up with the song is incredible. They use the drk colors for the evil in the world and the bright colors stand for the purity. And it shows how the evil is trying to run over the purity. It never can though, purity is much stronger than evil.
14  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Imagine by John Lennon on: July 29, 2010, 01:01:15 pm
This song explains life in a nut shell. I also really enjoy A Perfect Circle's cover of the song. It's darker than John Lennon's, but I find that it suites the lyrics.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dunKAwRN3P8
15  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Classic on: July 29, 2010, 12:59:35 pm
This is a perfect song for a lounge! It's extremely relaxing but at the same time makes me want to dance. It's repetoyion is far from annoying and more like brilliance. I'm definitely going to add this song onto my iTunes now  Grin
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