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Re: Picture Music

... During "Heart of the Sunrise", I usually see through a shimmering veil of liquid... it's been said that "real men don't cry", but "Heart of the Sunrise", when played at high volumes or live, sure can make my eyeballs sweat :cool: ... That's one of my favorite songs, ever. It expresses some kind...
by rduke
Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:49 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Picture Music
Replies: 18
Views: 969

Rediscovery mode

Been away a good while, though always more of lurker around here. Life's changes come at you hard sometimes, whether you're ready for them not, and it can be a pretty rough ride. Kind of where I've been over the last couple years. Anyway, put on Yes Symphonic twice over the last week in an effort to...
by rduke
Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:15 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Rediscovery mode
Replies: 5
Views: 383

I recently bought a Classic Rock fake book to go along with a jazz one I have. Fake books are musical notation, but provide only chord names and melody. Arrangement is up to you. Anyway, I opened it up over the weekend, looking for some new material to learn, both for accompaniment and chord-melody....
by rduke
Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:09 pm
 
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: I'm becoming a black key person!
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Playing guitar in the key of E flat is just plain sick! So much for playing open string chords...unless you tune down a half a step. Terry ... It's not sick at all and just requires a different approach to chord construction that, as a guitar player, you're not naturally accustomed to. And if you w...
by rduke
Tue May 17, 2005 7:32 pm
 
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: I'm becoming a black key person!
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

It's also included as a MOV file his Interative CD, though it's not included in the application presentation. It's a good song to play, so good choice.

Rick
by rduke
Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:26 pm
 
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: Masquerade
Replies: 17
Views: 1007

I've been taking music instruction the last several months from a local jazz teacher, going through many classics during the course of my studies, most of which I'm not remotely familar with. You'll see these songs in most any jazz fake book, and most are odd keys for guitar like Eb, F#, Bb, Db. Gue...
by rduke
Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:41 am
 
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: I'm becoming a black key person!
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Ahm...if this thread's all about insulting the current administration, the Christian religious right that vehemently supports it -- mostly because they're fear-mongering bigots, a large proportion of an ignorant and gullible 59 million voting population that cites "moral values" at the top of their ...
by rduke
Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:26 am
 
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: No President Left Behind
Replies: 269
Views: 9101

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"Well to my ears, Lake, Palmer and Wakeman sounded too much like a bloody American law firm. Luck for you, eh mate?"

Rick (longtime ELP fan)
by rduke
Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:38 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Captionizer - Wakeman and Emerson
Replies: 17
Views: 824

I don't know how to play that many Yes songs. Just bits and pieces here and there, and some full length SH acoustic tunes. Never have been that good at comping stuff just by listening. I've only been playing Clap a couple years. I am a little slow on it, I cheat here and there, and I always manage t...
by rduke
Fri Jul 30, 2004 1:37 pm
 
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: The toughest Yes song to play...
Replies: 96
Views: 7374

Traffic in this area comes only in spurts. I produced my on solo CD a couple years ago, but they're mostly taking up closet space <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>. Some tracks available for listening: http://rickduke.opsyhopsy.com For the present, I'm trying awfully hard to kic...
by rduke
Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:47 pm
 
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: Where are the musicians?
Replies: 64
Views: 9825

Trevor who...? <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> As a teen in the 70's, I was a huge Yes fan. When Howe and Anderson left the group by decade's end, I simply had no more interest in the group or their music. They simply ceased being Yes, and became pop with OLH and MTV. I saw th...
by rduke
Wed Apr 21, 2004 5:05 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Okay, So What's the Real Problem With Trevor?
Replies: 89
Views: 2905

It's a great ELP album. Lake said it took them more than year to make, so that's why it seems less cohesive than others. H.R. Geiger did the artwork, who later became more familiar to us all from his artwork and design work in the movie, Alien. Don't know what the title has to do with the album as a...
by rduke
Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:55 am
 
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Brain Sallad Surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 453

I have big three-ring binder of tab. It's too big, so I'd thought I'd break it apart into two binders -- tunes I know (or knew but have now forgotten), and stuff I don't know. I probably need three binders for the forgotten stuff. Anyway, Clap feels and looks the size of college paper, and then some...
by rduke
Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:15 pm
 
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: New Clap tab
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Subsequent views later, I'm still enjoying the heck out of this DVD. Also been having fun playing along with Battle of Evermore. Their chord choices are actually different (and better!) from the Zep tabs I've seen out there.I'm sorely tempted to try recording this one, but no mandolin here, and voca...
by rduke
Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Heart DVD (live in Seattle)
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Heart DVD (live in Seattle)

I bought this one last week and finally got around to viewing it last night. I'm not too familiar with Heart personnel beyond the Wilson sisters and past lead guitarists, Fisher and Lesse, and I didn't recognize anyone beyond the gals. That said, Heart is still the Wilson sisters at their best, and ...
by rduke
Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:33 am
 
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Heart DVD (live in Seattle)
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Looks like I'm going to Greensboro, only about an hour away. It's an arena though, and given the likely low ticket sales, I'd prefer the intimacy of a grand auditorium.

Rick

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by rduke
Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:46 pm
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: TOUR DATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 786

It might have little to do with the music itself, but SH is more focused on his art over the years, making him more the musician. Clapton, after all, has had the heroin addiction, lust for another man's wife, and the death of a son to contend with. Still he's appealed to a much broader base of liste...
by rduke
Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:06 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Contemporary Axemen: Howe vs. Clapton
Replies: 35
Views: 1115

by rduke
Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:06 am
 
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: Steve Howes effects
Replies: 3
Views: 943

They are difficult bars to get through. I'd just see what he does on the I-Cd, then revise/cheat/adapt the best you can. If you can keep a reasonable speed and anunciate each string hit, few would know the difference. For instance, when barring the first chord, I leave low-E open and pluck once betw...
by rduke
Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:24 pm
 
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: more surface tension
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

Most definitely! You could tell the orchestra members were highly into songs, both while playing and between bars. It was even a little suprising to me, given their young ages (20's).

Rick

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by rduke
Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:38 pm
 
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: Symphonic DVD
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Symphonic DVD

So, what better way to put a Best Buy gift card to use when you also got a player for Christmas? I watched and listened through my stereo system last night. All I can say is ... WOW! Flawless performances of epic songs (CTTE, Gates, Ritual), each a near-perfect rendering of the studio versions, clas...
by rduke
Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: Symphonic DVD
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Rabin interview

I ran across this interview thread on another forum and thought it might be of some interest: http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=18;t=009011 Still some animosity there, if you read between the lines. <hr> http://rickduke.opsyhopsy.com
by rduke
Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:11 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Rabin interview
Replies: 16
Views: 789

Not allowed to stream from work. I'll check him out in a couple more weeks when I get broadband at home.


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by rduke
Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:28 pm
 
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: New Classical Guitar CD
Replies: 9
Views: 484

by rduke
Thu Dec 11, 2003 2:58 am
 
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: more surface tension
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote> I too bought Steve Howe Guitar Pieces and found it to be a total waste of money. Recently I printed out the music and tab for "Clap", which came with the Steve Howe Interactive CD-ROM. It...
by rduke
Sat Nov 15, 2003 8:57 pm
 
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: more surface tension
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

I picked up a copy of Steve Howe's Natural Timbre CD recently. It's all acoustic, with some backing instruments. No vocals, of course, but includes a couple Yes covers. Another good all acoustic CD to pickup is Pat Metheny's One Quite Night. It's solo baritone guitar (no backing tracks). <hr> http:/...
by rduke
Thu Nov 06, 2003 9:58 pm
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Acoustic Prog??
Replies: 27
Views: 946

My wife found this link for musician related injuries and health: http://eeshop.unl.edu/music.html Aside from age, which Ed mentioned <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>, I'm sure some aches and pains are attributable to technique. Might be something there for you. Wasn't much of...
by rduke
Thu Oct 23, 2003 8:43 am
 
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: Surface Tension (my aching arm)
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Well...just got back from an Orthopaedist today. The diagnosis is a frozen shoulder. Just need some physical therapy and time -- maybe a year. It is ironic, I suppose, having developed it during the course of practicing this particular song. Didn't tell me to stop playing, so that's good news. Rick ...
by rduke
Fri Oct 10, 2003 12:55 am
 
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: Surface Tension (my aching arm)
Replies: 10
Views: 686

(Sorry about that.) I was gonna say you've got the storm eye about now, and I feel for you. Trees will no doubt be down everywhere, along with electricity. Tidewater VA. seems to be getting pounded pretty good, too. The worst appears about over for Raleigh-Durham/CH. A gigantic pine behind my house ...
by rduke
Fri Sep 19, 2003 7:50 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Riding the Storm out
Replies: 34
Views: 971

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote> <b>Olias7 wrote:</b> <font color=blue><font size=3><font face='Bradley Hand ITC'>I live in Roanoke Rapids, NC and Isabel is planning her direct hit right into our path within the next few...
by rduke
Fri Sep 19, 2003 7:41 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Riding the Storm out
Replies: 34
Views: 971
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