23 May 2009

Name that Tune


(answer in the comments)

11 comments:

  1. "Ravel's Bolero I submit as the most insolent monstrosity ever perpetrated in the history of music. From the beginning to the end of its 339 measures it is simply the incredible repetition of the same rhythm..."

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  2. Gosh, and I always liked Bolero! Oh well, no accounting for taste, huh? Ehh, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I appreciate your entries so much and have had a great time going back and reading some of the older ones. It really is incredibly well done.

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  3. De gustibus non est disputandum!

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  4. Yeah, I was going to either say Bolero or the Imperial March. Or maybe Bo Derek having sex with Dudley Moore to the sounds of the Imperial March.

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  5. I'm late to the game, but I also picked "Bolero."

    It's actually a very funny piece, but also VERY difficult to play due to the boring repetitions. Can't perform it without a conductopod.

    Kinda similar to the Trashmens' "Surfin' Bird" which can't be played without a vocal.

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  6. @Minnesotastan-- You know, a conductopod, the guy who gyrates in front of the orchestra pretending to poke at the eyes of the musicians with a little pointy stick, just to hold their attention.

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  7. Nice one. Its definitely Bolero - and not the imperial march from Star Wars.

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  8. Edvard Grieg does the same thing in 2,5 minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrIYT-MrVaI (In the hall of the Mountain King)

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  9. Grieg's does have an insistent beat, but at least it uses different notes...

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