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Topic: "Quality" of a piece? [Bob project]  (Read 1673 times)

Offline Bob

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"Quality" of a piece? [Bob project]
on: April 01, 2004, 01:44:05 AM
How can tell if a piece of music is good or not?  what criteria do you use?
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: "Quality" of a piece?
Reply #1 on: April 01, 2004, 02:13:25 AM
Does it sound good?  Yup, that's what I use.

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Re: "Quality" of a piece?
Reply #2 on: April 01, 2004, 07:51:27 AM
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Does it sound good?  Yup, that's what I use.

more like: does it sound good after the first 70 thousand times you've heard it. there's music that's easy listening, you hear it, and it sounds great, and then you buy the CD and after the first week you're sick of it (the fantaisie impromptu would fall under this category for a lot of people, also much of liszt's more flashy music)......and then there's the music like chopin's nocturnes and the rach 3 and prokofiev and scriabin, where the first time you hear it, you think "dumb", or, "wow thats a lotta notes", or "what the heck?".....but then after u think about it, ya start cryin or something and then u can never stop listening to it.
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Re: "Quality" of a piece?
Reply #3 on: April 01, 2004, 11:52:01 AM
If it sounds pleasing the first 100 times, that means it was recorded exceptionally.  It's very difficult to play it the same way every time - those times we call it "bad interpretation".

That's why there are some exceptionally pleasing recordings and others of lesser quality.  If you listen to the lesser, then listening to the exceptional would be a treat.

So you should only listen to lesser quality and only once in a while, listen to the quality of exceptionalism.
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