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Offline Bob

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How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
« on: November 20, 2011, 06:35:36 PM »
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Re: How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
«Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 07:40:04 PM »
Heh, very nice, although I do not like Mahler. :)

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Re: How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
«Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 06:46:25 PM »
Isn't Mahler 6 the one that starts with the violas?  I wouldn't say that it starts "loud."

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Re: How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
«Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 11:57:27 PM »
Loud for strings?




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Re: How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
«Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 12:12:33 AM »
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Maybe generally loud.


This chart won't help too much for music students.  Tricky professors don't start listening test examples at the beginning all the time.
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Re: How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
«Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 12:53:02 AM »
"My instrument?  Oh I play the hammer."



That guy looks very serious.  Don't mess with him.  He's got a big hammer.


Maybe the use of a hammer isn't distinctive enough to include in the chart?  Did Mahler use hammers in other symphonies?  *Bob pictures some unique concession sales, "Walnuts, pecans, cashews... All cracked live while you listen!  Available post-performance."
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Re: How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
«Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 12:56:16 AM »




*Bob thinks Thor would probably do a good job with that Mahler part.* ::)
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Re: How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
«Reply #7 on: November 28, 2011, 06:24:52 PM »
This chart won't help too much for music students.  Tricky professors don't start listening test examples at the beginning all the time.

Like how English profs make sure you can't find the answers to the question in Coles Notes. 


I can see the next question:  Identify the movement in the following excerpt.  *Plays 4'33*

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Re: How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
«Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011, 12:01:25 AM »
I wonder if a prof would give extra credit for that.

Student answer
Cage 4'33....
Mahler 2 excerpt...
More Cage 4'33...

If you put enough detail in.   

Or not.  It's probably from a prescribed listening list.
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Re: How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
«Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011, 03:36:00 PM »
Of course detail is important  ;D

Identify the following piece.... *prof drops pencil on floor accidentally, teaching assistant sneezes*

Student answer: Aleatoric piece for pencil and sneeze by ...

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Re: How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
«Reply #10 on: November 29, 2011, 06:01:42 PM »
I like this.

Maybe someone could do a 'How to tell which Scarlatti sonata you heard chart'.

It would have to be a bit more complicated.
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Re: How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
«Reply #11 on: November 29, 2011, 06:30:04 PM »
I like this.

Maybe someone could do a 'How to tell which Scarlatti sonata you heard chart'.

It would have to be a bit more complicated.
Indeed quite good!

If finished with the Scarlatti Sonatas, perhaps the next could be the "How to tell which Telemann Cantata you just heard chart". Next project (possibly impossible) the "How to tell which Philip Glass piece you just fell asleep at chart"?

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Re: How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
«Reply #12 on: November 29, 2011, 10:51:43 PM »
Would be interested to see one of Scarlatti.

I'm also thinking Schubert Lieder. 

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Re: How to tell which Mahler symphony you heard chart
«Reply #13 on: December 30, 2011, 10:27:56 AM »
Where's Das Lied von der Erde?  It's still a symphony, but Mahler decided not to number it because he was superstitious about writing a 9th due to the 'curse of the 9th.'  Guess he was almost right, nevertheless, as he left the 10th unfinished.  The chart is hilarious, thanks!
Haydn: Sonata in C No. 35
Scarlatti: K. 1, 380, 443
Blasco de Nebra: Sonata V
Handel: Fantasia in C G.60
Couperin: La Reville Matin
Rameau: La Dauphine
Pachelbel, Trabaci, Frescobaldi: Various