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2006-07-22 12:39:28 PM  
SymphonyXtasy

Hiromi Uehara....

Ummmm. Yeah. She's the sickest jazz pianist on the planet IMHO. I'll be seeing her at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September.

I swear - Fark ought to do a thread for non-popular music one of these days. There are some great musicians out there that don't get commercial radio play and I suspect the diversity and power of Fark would be very beneficial in that arena. Who am I kidding? I am just being selfish. I want the thread so I can have a big list of great musicians to check out....
 
2006-07-22 12:39:44 PM  
Who's gonna link to the techno remix of Canon?
 
2006-07-22 12:41:21 PM  
estream

I suppose I shouldn't be so greedy, but I miss the days when she was still going to college in the area - I was able to see her in concert all the damn time. Not so much anymore :(
 
2006-07-22 12:43:36 PM  
No love for the Mendelssohn? I'm currently learning to play the first movement of his Violin Concerto in e minor. On guitar, no less. I'm learning each instrumental part, and hoping to record each part one day for my own personal listening. I did make this promise before on Beethoven's 9th Symphony scherzo, but didn't quite follow through on that like I had wanted to.

I must admit that I'm not a very big fan of Classical music (meaning the Classical period of Mozart and Haydn and such), much less Baroque, but once the Romantics start taking over (along with the half-n-halves) I find myself in heaven.

/although... Stravinsky has lately run away with my heart
 
2006-07-22 12:44:05 PM  
Best relatively unknown (and I hope that changes) musician in my opinion would have to be the ridiculously talented Hiromi Uehara (www.hiromimusic.com). I went to college with her - amazing (and humble) person in addition to being, quite possibly, the best musician I met at school (faculty included).


I dunno, I never really got into the whole Rick Wakeman electro-keyboard funk thing. It just sounds like b-grade RPG game music to me.

I think a big thing a lot of people forget is that no matter how technically awesome a musician is, a lot of these progressive and post-modern music is kinda lame. Don't get me wrong, you can do a lot of awesome stuff with clicks, beeps and static hiss, but the question is Why?
 
2006-07-22 12:46:01 PM  
Lusiphur

Have you heard her CDs or seen her live? Most of her videos on youtube are the synth playing, but she plays the farking hell out of the ivories, too, moreso than synths, in fact.
 
2006-07-22 12:46:29 PM  
FriarReb98 Baroque is a waste of talent.

*cough* Bach is a waste of talent?! Possibly the finest composer who ever lived and you're calling the music of his era crap? You may be familiar with music history, but you must not be all that well acquainted with actual music.
 
2006-07-22 12:46:57 PM  
Hey check out a band called Zox. They play all over New England .. i think they're Rhode Islanders. They do a cover of Cannon that's pretty sweet. They are a four piece band.. guitar, drums, bass and violin.

I've seen them play at my college in New Hampshire. They just finished Warped Tour.. they're on tour with rusted root and they're going to europe soon.

Listen to them. zoxband.com .. they got a myspace but cannon isn't on there =/

And i'm not really with the band. Ex college dj who spun the hell out of their cd
 
2006-07-22 12:47:17 PM  
2006-07-22 11:49:40 AM pmc666
"This is how you play classical pieces on an electric guitar."

stanley jordan on steroids
 
2006-07-22 12:48:36 PM  
I have the solo from Yngwie's version as my ringtone for when my wife calls. It's one of the best solos ever made.

Made a program on my compy that simulates a fireworks show, too, and that's the first song I sync'd a pyro script to.

/Didn't not WTFV
 
2006-07-22 12:51:36 PM  
Electric guitar makes me always feel good. Here is a clip by Alexi Laiho: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVwMvq1ho54
 
2006-07-22 12:52:29 PM  
dodecahedron: I always thought it would be perfect to walk down the aisle to Also Sprach Zarathustra.

Excellent choice!
 
2006-07-22 12:54:35 PM  
wow! who knew masturbation with an electric guitar was still cool?

huh? it isn't.

sorry for that last comment. the vid sucked.
 
2006-07-22 12:55:14 PM  
ChubbyTiger: *cough* Bach is a waste of talent?! Possibly the finest composer who ever lived and you're calling the music of his era crap? You may be familiar with music history, but you must not be all that well acquainted with actual music.

Thank you...Bach is the best
 
2006-07-22 01:00:17 PM  
Have you heard her CDs or seen her live? Most of her videos on youtube are the synth playing, but she plays the farking hell out of the ivories, too, moreso than synths, in fact.

Nope, have not. I will try to check her out though. She is damn good at what she does.
 
2006-07-22 01:02:55 PM  
FriarReb98: or Beethoven, or Berlioz, or Stravinsky, or Debussy, or Rachmaninov, or Shostakovich.

AHHhhh. The decomposing composeurs. (obligatory Pytthon ref)
/I liike traffic lights
//but not when they are........oh gawd forget it.
 
2006-07-22 01:03:06 PM  
Lusiphur

The song I usually play for people is track 7 off of her first album, Another Mind, "Dancando No Paraiso." If jaws don't drop, the listeners are hopeless :) That said, only one track on that album (out of 9) is synth, so I might recommend you pick that one up to check her out.
 
2006-07-22 01:05:57 PM  
The song I usually play for people is track 7 off of her first album, Another Mind, "Dancando No Paraiso." If jaws don't drop, the listeners are hopeless :) That said, only one track on that album (out of 9) is synth, so I might recommend you pick that one up to check her out.

I will certainly try to find it, though since I hate ordering anything online, that means hours of scouring local music shops in the hopes that someone has heard of her. The people at the music shop hate me.
 
2006-07-22 01:08:06 PM  
great violin playing = inspiring
great piano playing = virtuoso
great singing = exquisite
great electric guitar playing = masturbation

Would somebody care to explain this to me? I loved that video and the performance. All you haters out there can suck my strat.
 
2006-07-22 01:08:18 PM  
I don't know how it's been since she released her 2nd and 3rd albums, but I had no problem finding her first album in even small music stores, nor did my friends across the country. Would be filed under "Hiromi" in Jazz, I believe she just goes by her first name officially on the albums. Failing that, of course, it wouldn't hurt to check Uehara.
 
2006-07-22 01:11:32 PM  
WTF is with all the anti-Baroque sentiment? You've been exposed to some really crappy renditions of "The Four Seasons" if you don't think pre-classical stuff can be dynamic or expressive.

Get yourself a good version of "The Cello Suites" or Bach's Mass in B Minor and try it with an open mind.
 
2006-07-22 01:15:20 PM  
FriarReb98: It's been done before. Twice. Without the annoying guitar god soundtrack (like Gary Hoey, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Ywingie Malsteem, etc.).


Gary Hoey was the name I was thinking of. This sounds like his work. In fact it sounds exactly like his work.

/I'm saying it's a hoax
 
2006-07-22 01:15:32 PM  
Everything about this thread irritates.
 
2006-07-22 01:17:29 PM  
First of all, this whole thread is great!

Secondly, thank-you, Rodeodoc. misanthropologist (cool name) you were probably just provoking me because you already knew google is your friend:

superseventies.com
It was recorded at The Jubilee.

Thirdly, Rincwind53, did you just compare Raffi with masterbation?

/welcome to 1972, submitter.
//Damned iTunes Canada store doesn't have any of their albums.
 
2006-07-22 01:18:38 PM  
I am very well versed in classical music, I can name songs on the radio better than most.
And I must say, with utmost sincerity, that the best classical music ever written is:

Prokofiev's piano concerto number 3.

Number 1 and 2 are good as well, but 3 is phenomenal.

Before discovering this amazing gem, I was in love with Ravel's piano concerto in G major. The second movement is amongst the best music ever written, and the third movement is so silly and wacky it's humorous.

Try these out if youwant to hear some FINE classical music. Listen to them loud, and with your full attention.

Also, walking down the aisle music, "Sheep may safely graze", "Air on the G string", "ave maria" (shubert)
 
2006-07-22 01:19:42 PM  
BarkingPumpkin

That was awesome!!

/Sounds exactley like Gary Hoey
 
2006-07-22 01:22:00 PM  
img55.imageshack.us
Conan thinks your electric guitar is strong and good
 
2006-07-22 01:22:52 PM  
Ummmm...The Strokes already did this with Meet Me In The Bathroom
 
2006-07-22 01:25:04 PM  
No way. This is a poor ripoff of Jerry C's performance. He wrote this guitar piece.
 
2006-07-22 01:29:30 PM  
Speaking of classical music on unusual instruments, how about the banjo?
 
2006-07-22 01:29:49 PM  
DragonForce. hhHHHHmmm. Well I guess the RAWK didn't die in europe. I'd been hearing rumours of guitare solo's, but hadn't heard any for a while.1985 indeed. Tight pants & Aquanet time.
/Mocking my childhood so you don't have to.
//Now can we talk about SLAYER? Please.
///Been a while since the lad RUSH thread.
////wheedlewheedlewheedle
 
2006-07-22 01:32:33 PM  
Outshined:

You think that's cool (and it is), check out this kid playing the Super Mario theme on an eleven string bass.


aaahhh... beat me to it. And he's not even playing it on his videogame bass... he has an 11-string with a pacman inlay, and the knobs are pacman ghosts, IIRC. Jean's a cool guy; he posts at a bass player forum I frequent, usually answering questions people have about extended-range basses (7+ strings). He's got another custom-11 that's almost done that he's really excited about; he says it's gonna be really cool. I can't wait for him to post pictures...

/I'll stick with 5 strings, though
//just ordered a custom 5-string fretless
///it ought to arrive just in time for my birthday in december!
 
2006-07-22 01:34:38 PM  
The video is fake - at the end it is clearly speeded up - look at the head movements as well as the plectrum hand.
 
2006-07-22 01:38:44 PM  
If you guys want to check out something that is both horribly wrong and incredible at the same time, I came across this band "Apocalyptica" about a month ago. They do remixes of Metallica songs on... you guessed it, cello's. It's worth a listen, and absolutely stunning how they emulate Metallicas sound(if you are into that kinda thing).
 
2006-07-22 01:39:44 PM  
This thread needs the FARKTUBE logo.
 
2006-07-22 01:44:54 PM  
www.1077thebone.com


Yngwie is not impressed.
 
2006-07-22 01:46:03 PM  
barelyfunctional

Jerry C's website has the tablature for this piece and he invites other people to play it. And TFV credits Jerry C. So it's not a ripoff, and, as a guitarist I can tell it is not fake or sped up. This kid is just plain good.
 
2006-07-22 01:49:53 PM  
i... don't like his playing.

His picking is "dirty" (notice a very short screech before every single note that is picked)
 
2006-07-22 01:51:19 PM  
www.uploadfile.info

Widdily waaa!!! Waaa waa widdily widdily waaaa!!
Frickin' awesom
 
2006-07-22 01:52:23 PM  
Sniff ... too many notes

/just kidding the kid shreds. What is he about 12?
 
2006-07-22 01:59:02 PM  
Outshined

I see your eleven string bass and raise you Bach on a Chapman Stick (Well Tempered Clavier)FTW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozt9am44pKc&search=chapman%20stick
 
2006-07-22 02:01:59 PM  
SymphonyXtasy: Best relatively unknown (and I hope that changes) musician in my opinion would have to be the ridiculously talented Hiromi Uehara

Yeah, but can they do "Lucky Man".

/kidding
 
2006-07-22 02:04:02 PM  
good thread; found at least four new artists/songs to look for. downloaded the hiromi stuff from her webiste: pretty good stuff.

for those calling the original vid a hoax, try reading a bit more closely. The backing track was created by jerryc, which you can download as well from his website.

conspiracy freaks are EVERY where...
 
2006-07-22 02:04:19 PM  
This seems very fake. However, somebody did play it. Does anyone know who really played this?
 
2006-07-22 02:22:44 PM  
Its not fake. You can find the guitar tabs if youre familiar with guitar pro 4 (what he uses i understand). His sweeping excercises are demonic. The drum beats and all the other support are computer generated, but that is him playing. If you watch closely, he has 1 cut near the middle. (Look at the mouse position on his desk at the start and end to verify this)
 
2006-07-22 02:33:22 PM  
If it's not baroque, don't fix it.
 
2006-07-22 02:38:43 PM  
ccmods

I was never terribly into Metallica, or string quartets either, but Apocalyptica is awesome.
 
2006-07-22 02:39:50 PM  
This kid's done a few versions of Canon; this one's the best. I'd like to see how he does with another tune. Liked it enough to download to my hard drive.
 
2006-07-22 02:41:22 PM  
FriarReb98
no, what makes it fake is that we are getting ONLY the sound through the processor/mixing board. Since it's a "video," you'd expect there to be ambient sound, or at least that it would sound like the sound's coming from a secondary source through the audio feed of the video, but it isn't. That's all.

Bullshiat. Audio out of desk via 2 phono cable to audio in of camcorder. Easy peasy, japanesy.

/Ibanez Jem7VWH, Peavey Wolfgang with MIDI Pickup, Boss GT-Pro, Mackie Poweramp, Ibanez 4x12, 2x Sennheiser Wireless, Roland Gt-50 Synth, FCB1010 modded with Phantom Power.
//Gigs about 4 nights a week
///Music Nerd and Gear Head
////Has "I love Hooters stickers" over all his gear :-)
 
2006-07-22 02:43:38 PM  
Submitter here. Funny, the people saying it's fake evidently didn't watch carefully or don't know guitar or something. The kid makes more than one mistake, he even looks away in disgust with himself when he wrong fingers near the end.

And where did I find this link? Some considerate farker stuck it in the middle of a thread a couple of days ago, and I've listened to it a number of times since.

So thanks to you, whoever you were. :)
 
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