Nate Fain replied to Fabian Frost's discussion Franz Liszt
"Lol. The German music discourse remains ever so quaint. The 'objective' evidence of what? Sure, you can measure stretches (that's where the 'objectivity' lies, I suppose). Let's take it for grated that you are correct, anyway, about the stretches in…"
Jul 17, 2017
Nate Fain replied to Fabian Frost's discussion Franz Liszt
"I'm not sure why you'd say that Rondo is Liszt's most difficult work. I would say the Sonata in B minor would be the hardest, musically, whereas some of the transcriptions/paraphrases/arrangements are definitely more challenging in terms of…"
Jul 16, 2017
roger stancill replied to Nate Fain's discussion Variations
"Nate, this deserves much more attention than it is getting here.
I thought it was a phenominal exhibition of creativity and talent.
Thanks for sharing this, I really enjoyed listening to it, ... and what a great
exercise of interpretative…"
Jul 8, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to Nate Fain's discussion String Quartet in C major
"Nate,
Nice to see you back.
I've only had a chance to listen to the first mvt. so far, but will get to it all eventually.
Your writing is wonderful, the rhetoric is cogent and the music is technically excellent and as you can probably guess, I…"
May 26, 2017
Nate Fain replied to Nate Fain's discussion String Quartet in C major
"IV Allegro moderato.pdfV.pdf"
May 25, 2017
Art Lowell replied to Nate Fain's discussion String Quartet in C major, 1st movement
"All notes can be played as a harmonic. The primary note will be played as a hard stop with the 1st finger while the harmonic is produced with the 4th finger.  Nate Fain said:
I believe the usual term is natural harmonics. Well then there's no…"
Nov 20, 2016
Art Lowell replied to Nate Fain's discussion String Quartet in C major, 1st movement
"I did play string instruments, so I may be able to add some thoughts.
Overall, I felt that the dynamics seemed rather flat. No dramatic contrasts or building of tension or anything like that. The Soundcloud waveform betrays that. 
Often times, the…"
Nov 20, 2016
Nate Fain replied to Nate Fain's discussion String Quartet in C major, 1st movement
"I believe the usual term is natural harmonics. Well then there's no portamento. Thanks anyway."
Nov 8, 2016
Michael Lofting replied to Nate Fain's discussion String Quartet in C major, 1st movement
"Nate Fain said:Incomplete portamento (not glissando) on the next string, obviously. I'm not sure if I understand you completely: you'd play open E and then port. up to to E6?



No. harmonic E third position extended fourth finger not fully damped…"
Nov 8, 2016
Nate Fain replied to Nate Fain's discussion String Quartet in C major, 1st movement
"Incomplete portamento (not glissando) on the next string, obviously. I'm not sure if I understand you completely: you'd play open E and then port. up to to E6?"
Nov 7, 2016
Michael Lofting replied to Nate Fain's discussion String Quartet in C major, 1st movement
"m63 I would be playing C4 3rd position on G string then harmonic open E followed by proper E6. You can indicate with little circle above first E. Any player would think about doing it this way.

You can't glissando across strings BTW."
Nov 7, 2016
Nate Fain replied to Nate Fain's discussion String Quartet in C major, 1st movement
"Thank you all for your comments.

Dave, you're right about violin unisons, but I think it wouldn't matter too much if they're incidental and a product of voice crossing. I'll change anything too egregious if I spot them.
I agree with your sentiments…"
Nov 6, 2016
roger stancill replied to Nate Fain's discussion String Quartet in C major, 1st movement
"Hi Nate, I'm just an amateur hobbyist, so take my observations as  no more than...
for what they are worth. I think Michael has a good insight with the aspect of phrasing;
and that it is an important aspect to the listener. Personally, I believe…"
Nov 6, 2016
Michael Lofting replied to Nate Fain's discussion String Quartet in C major, 1st movement
"Hi Nate

Listened all the way through, always a good sign.

Some inventiveness, serious passages and then moments of humour and lightness.

Pleased that you have spent time on phrasing, a mystery to a lot of composers here.

And no problem with…"
Nov 6, 2016
Ingo Lee commented on Nate Fain's blog post String Quartet
""That's why I feel a polystylistic, postmodern idiom is so powerful: it seems to me to be the only effective way to provide an ironic critique of the music being written while taking it seriously at the same time"

Yes it is powerful and I would say…"
Nov 4, 2016
roger stancill replied to Nate Fain's discussion Mazurka
"hmm,   birds of a feather? Thanks for proving my point Kristofer Kerchiefklutsch Emerig said:
...meanwhile, I stand ready with my kerchief in hand.."
Nov 3, 2016
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