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Before the time of television and the internet, live music performances were a primary form of entertainment. Performances were held in private homes, as well as concert halls. Many rivalries formed among pianists and composers. This created a unique angle for entertainment as individuals could then debate the merits of each musician and choose sides. One of the more famous piano duels was held between Franz Liszt and Sigismond Thalberg. Read more >>

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chopianist123
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« on: February 23, 2007, 12:23:57 AM »

Does anyone have the piano accompaniment to the song "The Elements" by Tom Lehrer?

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007, 05:28:59 AM »

why not just use "I am the very model of a modern major general"? It's the same thing, basically, and I'm sure SOMEONE here has it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007, 07:24:29 PM »

Oh Ok...

Does anyone have this "Modern Major General" song's sheets?

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007, 07:55:16 PM »

Yes, but if you wish to perform the song like Tom, they are pretty useless and are really for playing it solo rather than as an accomp.  It's in C major and that's about all you need to know...I realised this when I saw the music. 
Listen to his accompaniment, it's very simple and you will probably be able to pick  out the notes and chords.  The simplicity allows maximum concentration on the words.  The only other helpful thing on the music was the instruction at the beginning which says 'as fast as possible'.

If you still want the notes, pm me with your e-mail and I'll scan them to you.


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