Frank Paul replied to H. S. Teoh's discussion Fugue in G
"Wow, HS, this was a real tour de force - I LOVED it!!  You both sort of tipped your hat to the tradition and yet, at the same time, made the form your own, which was really cool.  That bouncy rhythmic feel - totally captivating. And your harmony was…"
3 hours ago
H. S. Teoh replied to Frank Paul's discussion New Baroque-style (but original) fugue - for piano, in D Minor
"I look forward to hearing your Zappa fugue; how is it a jazz guy ends up writing fugues?" Thanks - I'm gonna bring it! Because, as ol' Frankie (the other one, LOL) was quoted as saying, "Jazz isn't dead, it just smells funny". (I don't know if I…"
17 hours ago
H. S. Teoh replied to Frank Paul's discussion New Baroque-style (but original) fugue - for piano, in D Minor
"Yo H.S. - now this is what I like, a "frank" (sorry bad pun there) exchange...
I always love me a good pun! ;-)
[...] However, I found your beats 2 and 3 of bar 1 as really harmonically ambiguous, in a way that I believe Bach would never have been,…"
17 hours ago
Frank Paul replied to Frank Paul's discussion New Baroque-style (but original) fugue - for piano, in D Minor
"Yo H.S. - now this is what I like, a "frank" (sorry bad pun there) exchange...
"Maybe, if you will indulge me, I'll try to express this in the way of rewriting the subject the way I would have written it, had I been in your shoes:"
I liked the sound…"
yesterday
Frank Paul replied to Frank Paul's discussion New Baroque-style (but original) fugue - for piano, in D Minor
"Hey Ingo - thanks for that feedback, it's much appreciated.  Agreed about the whole issue of cultural context.  I think that for me, the point in going through an exercise like this is less about trying to pretend that pouring old wine into new…"
yesterday
Frank Paul replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion Length of movements
"Meanwhile, the excellent cutting edge stuff being ignored today will become famous about 50-100 years from now. The composers will be famous, and the music historians will be chronicling them.
"The modern day composer refuses to die"
---Edgar Varese…"
yesterday
Frank Paul replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion Length of movements
"Meanwhile, the excellent cutting edge stuff being ignored today will become famous about 50-100 years from now. The composers will be famous, and the music historians will be chronicling them.
"The modern day composer refuses to die"
---Edgar Varese…"
yesterday
Ingo Lee replied to Frank Paul's discussion New Baroque-style (but original) fugue - for piano, in D Minor
"Your fugue sounds good to me Frank but I'm not a connoisseur of fugues by any means. I do see Teoh's point about recognizing the subject reentry points and I might have noticed that on my own but it's not an issue for me. 
One thing that I'll…"
yesterday
H. S. Teoh replied to Frank Paul's discussion New Baroque-style (but original) fugue - for piano, in D Minor
"2. Re: You like my other fugue better. I'm actually quite happy to hear that because there was more of "me" in the other one than this one. This one was kind of an attempt to paint by the numbers and sound like Bach, at least a bit. Writing it…"
yesterday
Frank Paul replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion Length of movements
"This is insightful, as it pertains to a topic I had not thought of before; i.e., making "serious" music marketable in the modern era where most people don't have the personal context with traditional symphony-length, long form works. I'm not yet…"
yesterday
Frank Paul replied to Frank Paul's discussion New Baroque-style (but original) fugue - for piano, in D Minor
"Hey H.S.
Like I said in a note to Gavin last week, I am sooo glad I found this forum, because members are often so generous with their time and attention to provide such detailed and helpful feedback, like you've done here. I was a member of a…"
yesterday
H. S. Teoh replied to Frank Paul's discussion My musical rant for today: Advertisers and jingle mongers - enough with the ukulele already!!!
""Future humans" will acquire a new organ in the brain, just next to the pituary, that specializes in filtering out high-pitched, repetitive noises from the brain's auditory system.  AKA people will just tune out ringtones and not even hear them…"
yesterday
H. S. Teoh replied to Frank Paul's discussion New Baroque-style (but original) fugue - for piano, in D Minor
"I'm guessing this one is modelled on Bach's C minor fugue in WTC 1? The subject and overall structure of the fugue is certainly very reminiscient of it.
While this is closer to the Baroque model than the C major one you posted first, I actually…"
yesterday
Jon Corelis replied to Frank Paul's discussion My musical rant for today: Advertisers and jingle mongers - enough with the ukulele already!!!
"And let's not even mention phones at concerts.  Oops."
yesterday
Frank Paul replied to Frank Paul's discussion My musical rant for today: Advertisers and jingle mongers - enough with the ukulele already!!!
"I believe the former scenario. In fact, marketers use all manner of external stimuli to try to control our buying behaviour; not just muzak (as an example, misuing the otherwise lovable ukulele in faux-happy advertising propaganda soundtracks, per…"
yesterday
Jon Corelis replied to Frank Paul's discussion My musical rant for today: Advertisers and jingle mongers - enough with the ukulele already!!!
"Future humans will evolve to have longer index fingers with a hard tip at the end."
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  • Thanks for approving my application for membership, Gavin! I'm feeling excited about diving into this resource and becoming familiar with it all. Cheers, Frank P.
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