Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Wow...

Amazing. I didn't realize such a great piece could be so effectively reduced to one guitar. This takes incredible skill.

7 comments:

Nathan LeMaster said...

Very Nice!

Lynn Dunn said...

Wow! I just fired off my leftover fireworks!

Kyleigh said...

Wow. I would love to find the sheet music for that and try to play it. I'm currently working on this one when I have time... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEfFbuT3I6A I can't get it very fast yet, though.
But listening to this is making me miss play in Csehy Concert Band. We played "Americans We" one week last year which has a similar carousel sound.

Lostariel said...

Coooool beans. :)

Kyleigh said...

Oh yeah, I had questions for you about the piano tuning stuff.
How big is the kit altogether? Is it fit-in-a-suitcase size, or is it bigger than that?
And how much correspondence is there? Would I have to be mailing a ton of stuff back and forth, or is it by email?
Do you need to have access to a normal piano to do it? (We don't have a real piano, just an electric one - with weighted keys... thus it doesn't need tuning).
At my oboe lesson today we were playing in an ensemble room with a grand piano in it... and my teacher walked in to find me staring intently inside it, oboe in hand, and reed in mouth. :P

James Dunn said...

Hello, Kyleigh, sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I'll answer your questions, and then I have one for you.
1. The kit is not that big; you could probably fit all the tools that you'll receive with the course into a typical carry-around case or bag.
2. Correspondence is by snail-mail. There are ten lessons all together; when you finish one lesson you take the quiz, and then mail it to them, where they grade it and then send it back to you.
3. Yes, you need access to a real piano -- since you don't have one, you'd have to find one somewhere that you could work on. In fact, as you go through the lesson, you may need to get your hands on as many pianos as you can, especially when you start getting into the repair/technician stuff.

Alright, my question to you. I admit that it displays my acute ignorance in a field I'm supposed to know a lot about (namely, etymology). Ahem.
How do you pronounce your name, Kyleigh?

Kyleigh said...

Thanks, James!
I am at a house with a grand piano weekly, and it could even be twice weekly... but we shall see how it works out. Perhaps now I'll have 2 reasons why we should get a real piano. ;) Before we leave for the states this coming summer I'll contact the piano technician here...

Even people who have known me for years in person still pronounce my name wrong. :P
It's the proper spelling of "Kylie," so pronounced "Ky-lee."

Now I should get off of the computer as it's 10 PM and I'm getting up at 2 AM to watch the live stream of a wedding...

Barakat!