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WHEN YOU GO TO FOREIGN PARTS

Some friend dedicated this to me tonight and I thought of sharing it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msi5namomwE…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on August 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Trouble submitting new discussions

This blog entry is really more of a test than anything else... I'm having trouble submitting a new discussion to the analysis and critique section (it keeps ending up in the "we're sorry" page -- this is the 3rd try now), so this is just to see if blog entries will go through.

Added by H. S. Teoh on August 13, 2015 at 9:16pm — 4 Comments

LIKE A VOLCANO (theory "X" song)

Notes

This is a song in Greek, from a very long poetic text that I wrote years ago entitled "THEORY X".

The header tags in the lyrics page are a directory for placing the song in…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on August 3, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

ZEIBEKIKO VRAKADIKO DANCE-ISLAND OF SAMOTHRACE

This instrumental dance is a transcription for mandolin of a piece from the island of Samothrace, for whoever (from rebetiko.sealabs.net members, or members of this forum) wants to learn it.

MP3…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on June 29, 2015 at 1:03pm — 2 Comments

BETWEEN THIS BIG BLUE SEA AND YOU

edited pending work on it.

Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on June 14, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

My Arrangement of Beethoven Adagio Cantabile

Take a listen and look at my arrangement of Beethoven's Adagio Cantabile

Follow the score here

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rs1ygwbolelujkz/Beethoven%20Adagio%20Cantabile%20for%20Orchestra.pdf?dl=0…

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Added by Tyler Hughes on June 7, 2015 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

HIGH YOU BUILD YOUR NEST (rebetiko song)

This is another transcription of an old rebetiko song fοr mandolin, for whoever (from rebetiko.sealabs.net members, or members of this forum) wants to learn it.…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on June 7, 2015 at 4:05am — No Comments

XINO NERO - RHYTHMIC/MOTIVIC ANALYSIS

This is a basic rhythmic/motivic analysis of one of the pieces from the previous post answering some points made in a another music site for whoever (from rebetiko.sealabs.net members, or members of this forum) wants to read it.

pdf…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on June 5, 2015 at 9:22am — No Comments

KARSILAMAS DANCES- XINO NERO 4 & FYSOYNI

These two dances are transcriptions of old Greek folk music for mandolin, for whoever (from rebetiko.sealabs.net members, or members of this forum) wants to learn it.

mp3 1 XINO NERO 4…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on June 5, 2015 at 1:25am — No Comments

KARSILAMAS DANCE-Island of Kythnos

This is another transcription of an old rebetiko dance for mandolin/violin for whoever (from rebetiko.sealabs.net members, or members of this forum) wants to learn it.

mp3…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on May 31, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

ΑΛΑΝΙΑΡΑ ΑΠ' ΤΟΝ ΠΕΡΑΙΑ (ROUGH GIRL FROM PIRAEUS)

This is another transcription of an old rebetiko song for mandolin, for whoever (from rebetiko.sealabs.net members, or members of this forum) wants to learn it.

mp3

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pdf…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on May 24, 2015 at 2:56pm — No Comments

ΦΑΝΤΗΣ (JACK OF HEARTS)

This is another transcription of an old rebetiko song for 3 course bouzouki or mandolin, for whoever (from rebetiko.sealabs.net members, or members of this forum) wants to learn it.

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on May 24, 2015 at 12:01pm — No Comments

ΤΑ ΜΑΤΟΚΛΑΔΑ ΣΟΥ ΛΑΜΠΟΥΝ (YOUR EYELASHES ARE SHINNING)

This is a transcription of a rebetiko song for the benefit of some friends.

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%20%CE%9B%CE%91-mand%20tab.pdf

Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on May 20, 2015 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Some resources on compositional basics

Here are some resources that I posted in the chatbox, but decided to collect them in a blog post so that they don't get lost easily:

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Added by H. S. Teoh on May 9, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner's answer to a question was: "9 - W"

Can any of you bright sparks out there stretch your minds and tell me what was the question?

Enjoy!

Added by Stephen Lines on April 30, 2015 at 7:47am — 2 Comments

Biggest playable violin

In the vein of impractically large instruments, here's a video of the world's largest playable violin. It takes 3 people to play this monster: one to stop the notes, and two to draw the bow! It's tuned 3 octaves below the standard violin, meaning that its E string is only an octave above the bottom string of the double bass, and the two lower strings are off the charts. :-) Apparently, somebody actually composed a piece for this giant…

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Added by H. S. Teoh on April 20, 2015 at 9:19pm — No Comments

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