[lit-ideas] Re: To whom it may concern

  • From: Paul Stone <pastone@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 10:05:44 -0400

No...I'm talking about recordings.
On Apr 2, 2014 10:02 AM, "Julie Campbell" <juliereneb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Are you talking about digital vs. acoustic pianos, Paul?
>
> Julie Campbell
> Julie's Music & Language Studio
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> On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 8:39 AM, Paul Stone <pastone@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Because digital sound is "discrete" - that is, it comes in packages.
>> These packages are remarkably small, but there is definitely something to
>> be said for the "warmth" of the analog predecessor where the needle on the
>> record absolutely gives you a constant stream, or "continuous" non-packaged
>> product.
>>
>> My simple explanation. I'm sure someone will try and wreck it.
>>
>> P
>> On Apr 2, 2014 9:31 AM, "Julie Campbell" <juliereneb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>>> Why do digitals sound filtered or "mixed" when compared to acoustics?
>>>  What exactly is happening to the sound that causes that?  As a stolid
>>> acoustic piano purist, I now have access in my Studio to a Clavinova, brand
>>> new, and while it's ok for playing along side a student on the acoustic, or
>>> for rewarding the student with something different at the end of a good
>>> lesson, and while I very much like the ability to plug head phones in and
>>> to use composition software, it's, to me, a completely different instrument
>>> from the piano.  I know, I know, I'm not young and hip.
>>>
>>> Julie Campbell
>>> Julie's Music & Language Studio
>>> 1215 W. Worley
>>> Columbia, MO  65203
>>> 573-881-6889
>>> https://juliesmusicandlanguagestudio.musicteachershelper.com/
>>> http://www.facebook.com/JuliesMusicLanguageStudio
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 2:59 AM, <cblists@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 02 Apr 2014, at 01:59, Ursula Stange <ursula@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > ...   This will surely help Chris recover.
>>>> >
>>>> > On Apr 1, 2014, at 6:12 PM, Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> >> (3) Rudy gets invited to choose what he wants to do after he gets
>>>> home from nursery. ... Sometimes it's something novel:
>>>> >> "I want to vacuum" ...
>>>>
>>>> I liked to vacuum around that age, too.  Of course part of the
>>>> attraction was being able to sit and sometimes for a short time even ride
>>>> on one of those 1950's rocket-shaped machines like the one featured here in
>>>> these photos of Don Van Vliet a.k.a. Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.teenagefanclub.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=191583
>>>>
>>>> >> (4) While riding in the car, Rudy is introduced to his first Beatles
>>>> - ...After Yellow Submarine comes Strawberry Fields Forever. ... Rudy now
>>>> prefers Strawberry Fields to Yellow Submarine - in fact, what he prefers
>>>> most is "the weird bit". ...
>>>>
>>>> MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR was the first LP (it was released in that format
>>>> in Canada & the US) that I ever bought - and 'Strawberry Fields' was my
>>>> favourite song. I also bought the music book containing all the songs  -
>>>> somehow those 'weird bits' were hard to reproduce on the family upright
>>>> piano. (I also got my first electric guitar for Christmas that year [1967]
>>>> - one of those $25 department store models - and learned to play it through
>>>> a home-made amp an 'uncle' gave me.) At high school we put on a play which
>>>> featured Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Salvation Army Band - my first public musical
>>>> performance.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks Donal (and Ursula) - this definitely has cheered me up.
>>>>
>>>> Chris Bruce, Jr. [inner],
>>>> in Kiel, Germany
>>>>
>>>> P.S. I sold that guitar to a high-school friend a few years later - but
>>>> still play, and have bought several instruments over the years. (My current
>>>> collection numbers 12 or 13; I always forget one or the other when I
>>>> count.) Last year an odd-looking instrument in a music-store window caught
>>>> the corner of my eye as I was passing. The next day I went in out of
>>>> curiosity more than anything else - and after 10 seconds of playing it
>>>> realized I had found the guitar I had been looking/listening for for the
>>>> past 45 years.
>>>>
>>>> Yamaha SLG 130NW Classical Style 'Silent' Guitar:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/silentguitars/slg130nw_light_amber_burst/?mode=model#pr-header-1303850
>>>>
>>>> I play it through this Yamaha THR10 Modelling and Recording Amp (which
>>>> is 'light years' ahead of that home-made amp, or any other professional
>>>> equipment - Peavey, Acoustic, Marshall, etc. - I've used or tried):
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/amps/thr/thr10_v2/?mode=model#tab=product_lineup#tab=product_lineup
>>>>
>>>> And finally, kudos to Kawaii for their top-end digital pianos. My
>>>> MP9500 has been long superseded but is still sufficient for my
>>>> requirements. When playing it I actually 'see' (hallucinate) the grain on
>>>> the ivory keys of the old Mason & Risch 'upright grand' (that my father
>>>> somehow managed to acquire sometime in the 1950's for $100) under my
>>>> fingers. The sound and action are superb.
>>>>
>>>> - B.
>>>> --
>>>>
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