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TD:

8th Symphony, Pittsburgh/Honeck. And in another splendid example of gender equality, the booklet gives a rundown of each member of the orchestra, females included.



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Even worse...

Sometimes you whip out the corkers. Here, try this on for size: what do the English Baroque Soloists, Cafť Zimmermann, Musica Antiqua KŲln, and the Netherlands Bach Society have in common?

Releases (CDs) I've bought featuring these groups make a point to individually list each member of the orchestra/choir in the booklet. And here's something even more startling: they don't skip over the female members.

And this is just from a quick skim through my Bach collection!!!
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The Diner / Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 08:50:28 PM »
That you still play and practice and try to come up with ideas - all of that is good and positive. I believe it important to move forward. At least, that's what I always try to do in everything. And I never quit.
Yeah, the finger picking, it's something else. I got bits and pieces from Danny Gatton and Joe Pass - the former using a combo of guitar pick and then the remaining fingers technique adapted from banjo rolls. I find it flexible as hell and at least twice as difficult ;D But as I said, it's all cool. And it helps keep me from hanging around street corners.  :laugh:
Anyway, keep enjoying playing.  8)

Thatís very true and Iím glad to hearing youíre enjoying playing. Thatís the most important thing. Yep, the technique with the plectrum and fingers is referred to as hybrid picking and I should really work on that because thereís some passages that are difficult to play with just the plectrum. Guys like Wes Montgomery and John Abercrombie, however, only use their thumbs and thatís quite difficult to do, but I do find that you have much more control whenever youíre using your fingers.
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The Diner / Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Last post by NikF on Today at 08:38:47 PM »
Oh yes, I still play quite a bit. When I practice these days, Iím mostly working on pieces or trying to come up with some new ideas. Iím not sure how much help I can be to you as Iíve had other people approach me for lessons and I had to turn them down because I really havenít the slightest idea of what Iím doing on the guitar most of the time. :) Itís certainly flattering to have those few people approach me for lessons, though. If you couldnít tell already, Iím quite modest about my own playing and talent, but pretty much anyone is a better player than me. Thatís cool that youíre learning classical-style playing, because thatís very helpful to learn, especially when it comes to fingerpicking. Iím not too good with my fingers and still use a plectrum.

That you still play and practice and try to come up with ideas - all of that is good and positive. I believe it important to move forward. At least, that's what I always try to do in everything. And I never quit.
Yeah, the finger picking, it's something else. I got bits and pieces from Danny Gatton and Joe Pass - the former using a combo of guitar pick and then the remaining fingers technique adapted from banjo rolls. I find it flexible as hell and at least twice as difficult ;D But as I said, it's all cool. And it helps keep me from hanging around street corners.  :laugh:
Anyway, keep enjoying playing.  8)
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Back channel communication merely means communication through channels outside the usual diplomatic routing.  In this case, avoiding State Department officials who were Obama appointees and could be presumed to be unsympathetic if not outright hostile to Trump's goals. Whatever they are.

You are by the way assuming that Kushner knew them to be spies.

Not quite. Back channel communication means legitimate communication through channels outside the usual diplomatic routing undertaken by members of a duly elected and appointed administration. When applied to a random scumbag with no such mandate, it is a euphemism for espionage. 

Kushner didn't have to know they were spies. Dealing with the officials of a sanctioned bank is also a felony and he knew that. And as for the ambassador, stupidity is a poor defense, and stupidity that profound should be criminalized. ;)
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The Diner / Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 08:20:22 PM »
That's interesting. Do you play often? I knew you played guitar, but not about the jazz. :) Also, it's good that I have a potential source for info if I want advice or an insight into a particular aspect of what I'm learning? ;D
I'm also working through the Fred Noad book with a classical guitar. But I've been meaning to make a start on the jazz one for some time now. I'm already finding it challenging, but that's cool with me. 8)

Oh yes, I still play quite a bit. When I practice these days, Iím mostly working on pieces or trying to come up with some new ideas. Iím not sure how much help I can be to you as Iíve had other people approach me for lessons and I had to turn them down because I really havenít the slightest idea of what Iím doing on the guitar most of the time. :) Itís certainly flattering to have those few people approach me for lessons, though. If you couldnít tell already, Iím quite modest about my own playing and talent, but pretty much anyone is a better player than me. Thatís cool that youíre learning classical-style playing, because thatís very helpful to learn, especially when it comes to fingerpicking. Iím not too good with my fingers and still use a plectrum.
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The Jazz Lounge / Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Last post by NikF on Today at 08:19:28 PM »
Dexter Gordon: Doin' Allright.

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The Diner / Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Last post by NikF on Today at 08:01:53 PM »
Very cool. In some respects, I could be considered a jazz guitarist, but I certainly donít claim to be one because Iím just not that good. Speaking of tutorials, books, and such, I remember working my way through a good bit of a book by Mick Goodrick titled The Advancing Guitarist that helped me out earlier on, but I couldnít even recall what I learned from it now. The thing is, whenever youíve played for as long as I have, you tend to forget things easily and Iíve probably written more pieces that Iíve forgotten about than I actually remember. :)

That's interesting. Do you play often? I knew you played guitar, but not about the jazz. :) Also, it's good that I have a potential source for info if I want advice or an insight into a particular aspect of what I'm learning? ;D
I'm also working through the Fred Noad book with a classical guitar. But I've been meaning to make a start on the jazz one for some time now. I'm already finding it challenging, but that's cool with me. 8)
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The Diner / Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 07:42:42 PM »
An early start to the day by beginning 'Mickey Baker's Complete Course in Jazz Guitar'



I spent a couple of hours with it and although it felt kind of like being dropped in the deep end that's okay, because I'm not easily intimidated by things. And it'll make a nice contrast to my trapeze lessons later this afternoon.
So that's my random daily, personal adventures and stuff for today. ;D

Very cool. In some respects, I could be considered a jazz guitarist, but I certainly donít claim to be one because Iím just not that good. Speaking of tutorials, books, and such, I remember working my way through a good bit of a book by Mick Goodrick titled The Advancing Guitarist that helped me out earlier on, but I couldnít even recall what I learned from it now. The thing is, whenever youíve played for as long as I have, you tend to forget things easily and Iíve probably written more pieces that Iíve forgotten about than I actually remember. :)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by listener on Today at 07:25:30 PM »
vinyls
HINDEMITH: Sonatas for viola and piano: op.11/4, 1939
Walter Trampler viola   Ronald Turini, piano
solo viola sonatas
HINDEMITH: op. 25/1     STRAVINSKY …lťgie
REGER: Suites 1 & 3 from op.131d
Walter Trampler
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