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Offline Simon Moon

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Hi All!
« on: October 21, 2021, 09:30:05 AM »
Brand new member here. I belong to other music, and classical music forums.

Hopefully I am not the odd person out here, but my tastes in classical music tends to be only 20th century (mostly post 1950's) up through the current era.

I like it 'thorny' sounding.

My knowledge of theory is very rudimentary, and my only experience playing an instrument, is a drum kit. I used to play pretty basic rock in cover bands. I was passable.

Besides classical, I am a big fan of progressive subgenres of jazz (post bop, modal, avant-garde, fusion, chamber jazz), and progressive music in the rock purview (avant-prog, Zeuhl, chamber-prog, technical-metal, prog, Canterbury).

The attributes of the various types of music I love have in common are: very high level of musicianship, complexity, deep and broad range of emotion conveyed, (usually) long forms.

Offline Brewski

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Re: Hi All!
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 09:56:27 AM »
Hi Simon, and welcome. You're definitely not the odd person out! Quite a few folks here are big fans of 20th and 21st-century works (including me), and you're likely to find people who share your jazz and rock interests as well.

In any case, have a good time!

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Offline John Copeland

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Re: Hi All!
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2021, 10:03:57 AM »
Welcome Simon.
Lets hope for plenty of thorny-ness!  I'm looking forward to hearing what you hear, whether I like it or it knocks me daft instead!  :-X ;D

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Re: Hi All!
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2021, 10:12:03 AM »
Welcome, Simon!
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Offline OrchestralNut

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Re: Hi All!
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2021, 10:28:51 AM »
Welcome Simon.  Always great to see new members.  :)

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Re: Hi All!
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2021, 11:22:46 AM »
Welcome from me too!

Besides classical, I am a big fan of... progressive music in the rock purview (avant-prog, Zeuhl, chamber-prog, technical-metal, prog, Canterbury).

I very much like the last two genres myself (although find a lot of Canterbury a bit too unamusingly whimsical), but would welcome any recommendations in the others - never heard of chamber-prog; Zeuhl - is that CAN?
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Re: Hi All!
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2021, 10:17:19 PM »
Greetings, and welcome among us  :)

Offline Pohjolas Daughter

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Re: Hi All!
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2021, 04:09:18 AM »
Hello Simon!  And welcome to the forum!

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Offline Papy Oli

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Re: Hi All!
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2021, 05:18:12 AM »
Hello and Welcome, Simon !
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Re: Hi All!
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2021, 05:45:35 AM »
Brand new member here. I belong to other music, and classical music forums.

Hopefully I am not the odd person out here, but my tastes in classical music tends to be only 20th century (mostly post 1950's) up through the current era.

I like it 'thorny' sounding.

My knowledge of theory is very rudimentary, and my only experience playing an instrument, is a drum kit. I used to play pretty basic rock in cover bands. I was passable.

Besides classical, I am a big fan of progressive subgenres of jazz (post bop, modal, avant-garde, fusion, chamber jazz), and progressive music in the rock purview (avant-prog, Zeuhl, chamber-prog, technical-metal, prog, Canterbury).

The attributes of the various types of music I love have in common are: very high level of musicianship, complexity, deep and broad range of emotion conveyed, (usually) long forms.

Welcome! You are very much not alone in your likes :). I can do without the jazz, personally, but most of the rest is a plus! Look forward to reading your contributions...
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Re: Hi All!
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2021, 07:01:14 AM »
Welcome aboard! I've seen you on another forum many times. I hope you like it here at GMG. We've got a wonderful community of knowledgeable and friendly people.
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2021, 11:15:40 AM »
A warm welcome from me too.
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Re: Hi All!
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2021, 01:37:50 PM »
Welcome.

I think i remember you from another forum I haven't visited in some years now,