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Offline tchristec

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Happy Valentines Day!
« on: February 14, 2013, 12:11:41 AM »
Hey!  Happy valentines day. Or singles awareness day, whichever you prefer  :P

So I was just sitting at the piano and thinking, " man D major is a pretty romantic key". What do you think?  It didn't have so much to do with other pieces in D that are romantic,  I just started improvising a bit and thought that it was sounding pretty innocent and naive. Lol. I'm just rambling. This is what I do with my time as a single man on V day lol.

Does anyone have plans to serenade a special someone today?  Lol.  I don't know why but I'm totally in the mood this year.

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 12:48:39 AM »
I'm asking someone out tomorrow.
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 12:54:29 AM »
I personally find D to be just generally happy..  the flats, usually Db Eb and sometimes Ab are far better romance/serenade keys.

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 12:58:35 AM »
Ab major is the best major key ever!!!
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 01:13:17 AM »
Db
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 01:16:21 AM »
Db

I agree this is the best one..

..Andrew Lloyd Webber makes this very plain throughout the phantom of the opera.

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 01:19:15 AM »
..Andrew Lloyd Webber makes this very plain throughout the phantom of the opera.

I know you must be making a joke here. I just don't get  it though.  :-[
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 01:22:34 AM »
I'm asking someone out tomorrow.

Good for you!   I'm sure you will do it like a boss ;)

I personally find D to be just generally happy..  the flats, usually Db Eb and sometimes Ab are far better romance/serenade keys.

I think you are right about flats being romantic.  On white key scales the black keys definitely give it character (that's a terribly general statement if there ever was one, lol).  I can understand why Chopin's music often sounds so romantic as he was an accomplished improviser.  I think I will spend my valentines day with him lol ;D

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 01:32:19 AM »
I know you must be making a joke here. I just don't get  it though.  :-[

Actually its just an observation that he tends to use Db for works that are used in scenes depicting some aspect of intimate romantic relationships...  in phantom its mostly evident with "music of the night" and "all I ask of you" - and they are themes that are returned to..  everything else (all other types of emotions) seem to be contrasted against Db with more "natural" keys.. G E D etc.

..And there seems to be a generalized flitting around Db for a lot of situations where there's anything to do with the whole phantom/christine/Raoul love triangle thing.

..I should probably look at the score for the whole thing more closely to be really sure though..  I'm probably making a fool of myself here.

..........

he does atleast certainly modulate from natural keys to flat keys to generate increases of emotional impact.

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 01:34:10 AM »
F#

"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 01:34:56 AM »
I can understand why Chopin's music often sounds so romantic as he was an accomplished improviser.  I think I will spend my valentines day with him lol ;D
The nocturnes perhaps?

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 01:41:56 AM »
The nocturnes perhaps?

Of course there are the nocturnes.  Let's not forget he had some pretty whimsical waltzes.  And then there's the Barcarolle  :)

In the words of the internet,

"I'll play that b***h a barcarolle.  b***hes love barcarolles"  :P

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 02:30:42 AM »
Of course there are the nocturnes.  Let's not forget he had some pretty whimsical waltzes.  And then there's the Barcarolle  :)

In the words of the internet,

"I'll play that b***h a barcarolle.  b***hes love barcarolles"  :P

-Disclaimer:  The above is an ironic joke that does not belong to me.  Please do not take offense

Nono, Chopin is going to be with me for vday. Because I love him.
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 03:04:57 AM »
Nono, Chopin is going to be with me for vday. Because I love him.

I dunno, I think sometimes love is not enough.  I have cake  ;D

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 03:08:43 AM »
Hmmm.....I have a pretty cute piano!
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #15 on: February 14, 2013, 03:30:49 AM »
Hmmm.....I have a pretty cute piano!

... I have cake! :)

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #16 on: February 14, 2013, 03:38:59 AM »
Or singles awareness day, whichever you prefer  :P


American or Swiss?

*Bob could go for some Swiss cheese singles about now.*
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #17 on: February 14, 2013, 03:41:39 AM »
American or Swiss?

*Bob could go for some Swiss cheese singles about now.*



"That was a... cheesy response... baby."





... I have cake! :)



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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #18 on: February 14, 2013, 03:46:21 AM »
A piano cake?
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #19 on: February 14, 2013, 03:53:40 AM »
No, but it's really pretty :P

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #20 on: February 14, 2013, 04:16:26 AM »
Show picture!  ;D
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #21 on: February 14, 2013, 04:47:03 AM »

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #22 on: February 14, 2013, 05:04:26 AM »
Youll have to upload it online then link it. If not thats ok....Im just bored. Heres Cat learning ballade  no 2 cept its upside down....she learns from me.

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #23 on: February 14, 2013, 05:18:40 AM »
Yes!!!

I didn't have to wait for tomorrow!
 :-*
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #24 on: February 14, 2013, 05:22:35 AM »
Yes!!!

I didn't have to wait for tomorrow!
 :-*


You got asked first?

Either way, cool!  :D
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #25 on: February 14, 2013, 05:29:59 AM »
Yes!!!

I didn't have to wait for tomorrow!
 :-*


Que es? Lol
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #26 on: February 14, 2013, 05:39:12 AM »
You got asked first?

Either way, cool!  :D

No, I just ended up asking her.

I was skating home from the chocolate store and she saw me, and I was like, 'damn it!'.

So she was like, 'what the heck is in that freaking bag there?', and I was like, 'well there's no point in hiding it now', so I just asked her out there.

Not as romantic as I hoped for, but it is what it is! ;D
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #27 on: February 14, 2013, 05:41:45 AM »
No, I just ended up asking her.

I was skating home from the chocolate store and she saw me, and I was like, 'damn it!'.

So she was like, 'what the heck is in that freaking bag there?', and I was like, 'well there's no point in hiding it now', so I just asked her out there.

Aweerre


Too cool....
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #28 on: February 14, 2013, 05:43:04 AM »
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #29 on: February 14, 2013, 05:45:03 AM »
So she was like, 'what the heck ...freaking '

LOL, she sounds perfect for you.  :P
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #30 on: February 14, 2013, 05:47:37 AM »
LOL, she sounds perfect for you.  :P

Actually ever since we started talking, she began to use 'freaking' and 'what the heck'!

YES!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #31 on: February 14, 2013, 05:47:52 AM »
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #32 on: February 14, 2013, 05:51:04 AM »
Ravel and I have a 79 % chance at a relationship.   :-*

Ooooooooh!!!

I would put in Valentina Lisitsa and I in there, but I already know what that's gonna be.   ::)
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #33 on: February 14, 2013, 05:55:07 AM »
I tried Shostakovich and it was 97% :o :o

Not sure how I feel about this ??? lol

Edit:  I tried Shostakova thinking that might be a more desirable outcome.  Still 97% lol

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #34 on: February 14, 2013, 05:55:49 AM »
Ravel and I have a 79 % chance at a relationship.   :-*

They appear to have left off the rather inportant "Is this person alive" question.  ::)
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #35 on: February 14, 2013, 06:01:31 AM »
I tried Shostakovich and it was 97% :o :o

Not sure how I feel about this ??? lol

Edit:  I tried Shostakova thinking that might be a more desirable outcome.  Still 97% lol

Yulianna avdeeva has a bigger chance with both chopin and ravel aaand beethoven!    Than i .....my vday suucks  :'(
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #36 on: February 14, 2013, 06:30:20 AM »
Yulianna avdeeva has a bigger chance with both chopin and ravel aaand beethoven!    Than i .....my vday suucks  :'(

Aww, I would send you a picture of my cake but I don't know how :'(

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #37 on: February 14, 2013, 06:43:36 AM »
Lololol

Its all good. Celebrate your love for Chopin!

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #38 on: February 14, 2013, 08:51:57 AM »
Ooooooooh!!!

I would put in Valentina Lisitsa and I in there, but I already know what that's gonna be.   ::)
I was considering wishing you Happy Valentina's Day but thought better of it...

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #39 on: February 14, 2013, 12:13:05 PM »
I was considering wishing you Happy Valentina's Day but thought better of it...

Best,



Oaoaaoaoaaaoh sooo good!
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #40 on: February 14, 2013, 12:27:31 PM »
I was considering wishing you Happy Valentina's Day but thought better of it...

Best,

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OMG, that is freakin funny.

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #41 on: February 14, 2013, 11:08:39 PM »
She said she wanted to continue being friends, what the heck does that mean?!

SALT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #42 on: February 14, 2013, 11:11:14 PM »
She said she wanted to continue being friends, what the heck does that mean?!

SALT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'( :'( :'( :'(

Maybe you should watch hitch or something.

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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #43 on: February 14, 2013, 11:53:12 PM »
She said she wanted to continue being friends, what the heck does that mean?!

SALT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'( :'( :'( :'(

It's a polite way to end the last conversation.
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #44 on: February 15, 2013, 02:24:33 AM »
She said she wanted to continue being friends, what the heck does that mean?!

SALT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'( :'( :'( :'(

who, Valentina?
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #45 on: February 15, 2013, 10:52:03 PM »
who, Valentina?

No, the girl I asked out.  So she said yes at first and now she's saying that it's rushed.  I feel sooo salty!!!

But she still said that she's open so not all hope is lost!!!
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #46 on: February 15, 2013, 11:11:51 PM »
Oh! Im sorry, dude. Dont stress too much. Just have fun and dont make a fool out of yourself.
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #47 on: February 15, 2013, 11:32:47 PM »
Dude its so beautiful i could cry

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rXxnZRAyHGk&feature=fvwrel

Lisitsa plays emperor concerto
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #48 on: February 15, 2013, 11:49:06 PM »
Oh! Im sorry, dude. Dont stress too much. Just have fun and dont make a fool out of yourself.
no, I'm freaking getting her back! >:(
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Re: Happy Valentines Day!
«Reply #49 on: February 16, 2013, 02:49:57 AM »
no, I'm freaking getting her back! >:(

Just remember that you putting too much pressure on her can have the opposite effect of what you wish to happen.  Sometimes the best way to get her back is to back off just enough so she has room to think but not enough for her to sneak away :P  Good luck man.