Vlad Burlea commented on James F. May II's blog post Symphony for the Four Elements
"Sound great but where`s the music?"
Dec 22, 2010
Tyler Hughes replied to James F. May II's discussion Synesthesia
"Heres a video you might like that is just about this topic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM4WvF_PikI

and another one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_tdoa31f7o&feature=related

it seems people with Synesthesia like Messiaen"
Nov 8, 2010
Andrew Gleibman replied to James F. May II's discussion Synesthesia
"I think what you describe here is only a top of the iceberg. All human reasoning and emotions are based on associations between various senses and reflections. E.g., when we study the alphabet or music, we can associate letter T to a hammer and…"
Oct 19, 2010
James F. May II left a comment for Adrian Allan
"I did disappear - I tend to do that sometimes. But yes, I'm back. Thanks for the message. I hope all is well with you."
Oct 18, 2010
James F. May II left a comment for SEDstar
"Thanks for the comments - sorry it's been a minute for the reply.
Apparently there is life away from the music, piano, and computer."
Oct 12, 2010
SEDstar replied to James F. May II's discussion Synesthesia
"Well... the only "experience" I ever had with it, was obvious, *in college*, LMAO

the first time I experienced it, it was scary... but, you know... tripping and all, LMAO

never knew anyone personally, no... I only knew the term because once or…"
Oct 7, 2010
Tombo Rombo replied to James F. May II's discussion Synesthesia
"I'm thinking about it...I've thought about it...I agree! What's the next step?

Anybody here have or know somebody who has synesthesia?



Sean E Duvall said:Tombo: if you think about it... at FIRST you wouldn't even realize it wasn't normal...…"
Oct 7, 2010
SEDstar replied to James F. May II's discussion Synesthesia
"Tombo: if you think about it... at FIRST you wouldn't even realize it wasn't normal... remember, the person grew up like that. They would not KNOW... They would just think it was perfectly normal..."
Oct 7, 2010
Tombo Rombo replied to James F. May II's discussion Synesthesia
"Here's a list of famous synesthesiacs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_synesthesia

Several musicians in there including Tori Amos, Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington. I am a bit skeptical about this list, I imagine some folks might…"
Oct 7, 2010
SEDstar replied to James F. May II's discussion Synesthesia
"A sufficient dose of LSD taken recreationally may allow one to experience this, albeit temporarily. Tasting colors or seeing music..."
Oct 7, 2010
James F. May II replied to Jeff Cattie's discussion I have to prove myself to Simon...
"Sean E Duvall said:I'm glad this isn't a complicated procedure, or anything...
I'm going to get blitzed, to celebrate my complete lack of even a pretense at mediocrity...

I just know i am going to regret this, but... Mr. cattie? Is the diatonic…"
Oct 6, 2010
James F. May II replied to Jeff Cattie's discussion I have to prove myself to Simon...
"Jeff Cattie said:To be fair, there is the diatonic circle of fifths, in which you can progress from, say, G to C to F to B to E, in the key of C, or even in D minor... but I think there's a certain amount of 'breathing' room you should give a…"
Oct 5, 2010
James F. May II replied to Jeff Cattie's discussion I have to prove myself to Simon...
"Simon Godden said:No. Dominant of B is F#.
JmAY said: Simon Godden said:I see where you're coming from JmAY, but the dominant of B is actually F#, so if you were to modulate straight from B to F (natural) you would modulating to the augmented 4th…"
Oct 5, 2010
James F. May II replied to Jeff Cattie's discussion I have to prove myself to Simon...
"Simon Godden said:I see where you're coming from JmAY, but the dominant of B is actually F#, so if you were to modulate straight from B to F (natural) you would modulating to the augmented 4th (tritone, devil's interval etc) of the key which would…"
Oct 5, 2010
James F. May II replied to Jeff Cattie's discussion I have to prove myself to Simon...
"-Relative major of D-Minor is F-Major, add a 7th to the F and use some cadential theme to reach Bm through its dominant, F.
-If your D m is meant to mean D-Major, D-Major to G7, deceptive to A-flat Major, 1/2 step up on Ab to A natural - include an…"
Oct 3, 2010

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  • Sonata #2 in Gmaj I-Vivace is impressive... so is II and III.... this is seriously good stuff. I'm impressed!

    I cant really comment on 4 thru 6, not my style of music, but thats just a taste thing.

    your sonata #2 trilogy is very accomplished sounding, to me. (and no, thats not in "code", i actually love it)

    ---peace, mijo.
  • so you disappeared for a while and then came back, hello again !
  • Hm. if you could give me an example post where I am using this "code" you mention? I assume you mean to say that I try to APPEAR as if i am being complimentary, then you feel i am ACTUALLY ripping on it? (there goes that annoying capital words thing, sorry)

    It is my style of posting everywhere to place emp[hasis on a word. If when speakign it, I would emphasize the word slightly, I will capitalize it. MOST people fault me for the constant "LMAO" and "lol" I pepper my posts liberally with. I am well known anywhere I go, for "essay length" posts, and telling a sizeable anecdote story.

    Would it be in this "code" of mine if I just said "I like it?" when I like something? Perhaps i should start making mono-syllabic responses if it would make you happy... I DO aim to please. (and there i go with the darned capitals again, sorry)

    PS - I was engeged with a back-and-forth with a guy on here, where I WAS adopting a smug, smartaleck tone... that was just a personal back and forth thing.

    PPS - I would actually be interested where I am using this "code"... uhm, while we're talking about "pretention" and all... isn't it slightly pretentious for you to call yoursef "the second?"... normally, its "Jr."... its only after the Sr and the Jr that they start using roman numerals III?
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