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Music Progression

Music Progression

Reading Time: 2 minutesI had another draft regarding my interest in choral music. I decided to trash it since it was becoming more of a recounting post. I try to keep it brief here. I always wanted to be in choir ever since primary school right after a performance my primary school choir put up during an assembly. I did not manage to join my primary school choir. Nonetheless, it did not dampen my enthusiasm. After primary school, I have joined 3 choirs…

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Trip to Bandung – Day One

Trip to Bandung – Day One

Reading Time: 3 minutesEnd May, I went to Bandung, Indonesia on a choir trip with SMU Chamber Choir. It was an eye opener. Singapore 30 May 2010 – The time was 9.30am. I arrived at Changi Airport 30 minutes late. I was not the only one, but still it was bad to be late. Everyone was gathering and feeling nervous. By being late, I was just adding oil to the fire. In the departure hall, we had our last moments of fun before…

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[Youtube] Bach – Air (the human volin)

[Youtube] Bach – Air (the human volin)

Reading Time: 1 minuteSince young, I am immersed in classical music just because my dad used to insist on listening to 92.4FM while driving then. However, my formal introduction to classical music came was when I had to go for music lessons in secondary school. Don’t get me wrong, primary school does have music lessons too, but the focus was somewhere else then. In the first lesson, we were introduced to two pieces, Air on G string and Toccata and Fugue in D…

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Blog Music

Blog Music

Reading Time: 2 minutesOne thing that ire most blog readers is having music suddenly blasting out when they enter a blog. In most situations, it is inappropriate. How are the readers going to explain to their teachers or bosses when they are supposed to be doing work? Or how will the readers apologise to fellow library users for the sudden organised noise being played? Such situation leaves the readers in embarrassment or even chided. I also do not like having music blasting out…

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Request for song

Request for song

Reading Time: 1 minuteI first joined choir when I was in Secondary School. It became an integrated part of my life soon. The first song I sang as a choir member was Ad Una Fresca Riva by Luca Marenzio. It was selected as the set piece for SAB choirs for SYF Central Judging (back when there was no common song for all arrangements of the choir). I remembered having lots of fun doing the piece. We did not have a recording to model…

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Nodame Cantabile – Rhapsody In Blue

Nodame Cantabile – Rhapsody In Blue

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe following is George Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue, melodica (pianica) version. The video is extracted from Nodame Cantabile live action drama. Enjoy! P.S. I would be grateful if somebody can lend me his/her copy of Nodame Orchestra LIVE! CD.

Gabriel’s Oboe/Nella Fantasia

Gabriel’s Oboe/Nella Fantasia

Reading Time: 1 minuteI first heard this song on a CD in bought in Malaysia last year. It went into my successive MP3 players for months before disappearing back into the massive library I have. This song (Gabriel’s Oboe) popped out again when I began watching Beethoven Virus. It was used as a (successful) piece in the first concert that the “amateur” orchestra put up. It is piece that touches your heart deeply. It is originally for the film, The Mission (1986), serene…

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Music Journey: The Mind Power and Music

Music Journey: The Mind Power and Music

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis video demonstrates the power of expectations through music, which has a slight link to neurology. Enjoy and laugh away. World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

Music Journey: Overused chords

Music Journey: Overused chords

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere are 6 wonderful friends who bunched together to sing parts of 6 different songs which have the same 4 chords to them. I showed this video on Plurk and my camp-mates. Some went wow over it. The 6 peeps are: Jasmine Rafael – Youtube Cathy Nguyen – Twitter, Youtube, MySpace, Facebook Marc Zapanta – MySpace AJ Rafael – Youtube, MySpace, Facebook, Blog Randolph Permejo – Youtube Russ de Guzman – Twitter, MySpace I hope I got most of the…

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Britain Got Talent. Does Singapore have?

Britain Got Talent. Does Singapore have?

Reading Time: 1 minuteRecently on Youtube, there are videos of 2 singers on the reality show, Britain Got Talent that are generating millions of views. And these videos are only 3 weeks or so old.Thess 2 singers are shining in the videos like stars. Drawing parallel to Singapore, do we have such creative talents? I doubt so. Shows like Singapore Idol, the Superstar series have yet to generate stars of eqivalent standings. Where is Taufik, Slyvester and the rest now? The only few…

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