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DMB Fan

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your_crutch said:
DMB Fan, good taste in music. The Chili's are my fav. band so I kind of HAD to do one of their songs, and why not a classic form their best album. Are you doing the solo Frusciante does, or just basing it around E?

I'm just basing it around E....MORE FREEDOM!
At the moment im doing fruciante's solo cos its sick, (im struggling to get my pieces perfect) might change it a bit if i have time. great song
 

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Nice pieces chizm!
Wish I had the time to throw a repetoire like that together for the HSC.
Becker does indeed own.
I'd love to play a George Bellas piece for the HSC... the guy's technique destroys, have you guys seen videos of him?
Ohh well... maybe if I end up doing the HSC again one day haha :)
 

chizm

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no i havent seen him, ill be sure to check him out. indeed becker owns satch, i cant sweep like him tho, so its now an improv solo unless i can get it by the hsc....the ensemble is so hard to get together for cacophony....cant wait til its over
 

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i dunno if i've posted in here so im gonna tell yous all my pieces anyway....ahaha

Matchbox Twenty - Bright Lights
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Lionel Richie - Easy
Luther Vandross - Impossible Dream

My HSC Performance exam for this is like next monday so yeah still tryin to memorise my lyrics (my memory sux so much ass)...

oh yeah, i gots a question...are any of the vocalists changing their clothes between songs?...i was advised to do this today because apparently it helps with presentation...
 

sarahbee

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i'm a vocal major and i'm not really happy with my choices but they won't let me change so if anyone could give me some feedback on the songs im doing that would be nice heheh thanx

1. don't leave me this way- thelma houston
2. killing me softly- roberta flack (last minute choice don't hate me for it hehe)
3. almost like being in love- natalie cole
4. the special two- missy higgins

also does anyone know what the standard of vocal majors are like in nsw? im in a class of five vocal majors and i think theyre really good but i dont know how our class compares. we all got in the 90's for trials but maybe its just our teachers.
 

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when it came to the crunch i couldnt decide on one instrument to play :S... so im playing...
- scherzo for Eb horn - - tenor horn
- coleman hawkins body & soul - - tenor sax
- the chicken - - tenor sax/trumpet
- faith - - guitar/vocals
 

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all piano stuff

I played:

Sections from Beethoven's Sonata Pathetique - 1st mov.
Sections from George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue"
Rachmaninoff's "Prelude in Gminor"
Percy Grainger's "Colonial Song" <-- nice piece, by an early Aussie composer!

Hope I did alright. Hope EVERYONE did all right!
 

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Hey all.. for my trials i originally played 3 songs on bass and sung one.. But ended up changing two the week before..

-aeroplane - chili peppers (bass)
-pasta blues - joe pass -(bass)
-it had to be you - harry connick jr/franksinatra(voice
-empty chairs at empty tables- les miserables(voice

as we don't really have that great male vocalists at my school, my friends volunteered me to help them out with...

all torn down-living end,
nothing else matters - metallica,
heaven on their minds - jesus christ superstar,
pardon me- incubus,
light of the world - can't think of the musical atm..
a friends original- my friend

and other ones.. too long ago to remember now.. so yeah pretty busy day that day..
 

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Yikes it seems like it was yonkers ago i did my pieces....wait it was yonkers ago.... and the aural was a week ago.... im glad its over.....
but yeh i did

CORE: out here on my own (from the musical FAME)
MUSICAL THEATRE: Whistle Down the Wind (from the musical of the same name)
ROCK MUSIC: So Slow - by a band called Freestyle (not the "push up" band!)
AUSSIE MUSIC: Greed For Your Love - missy higgins

Also it was awesome to see someone else do a missy higgins song... shes BRILLIANT! good work!
 

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i agree it feels like ages ago. i did vocal and chose music theatre as my topic

Core: "As long as he needs me" (From Oliver)
"You make me feel like a natural woman" Carol King
"Fragile/Everybreath you take" (Fraglie i sung in Portugese) Sting
"On the Sunny side on the Street/Chicago" (NOT the musical) Frank Sinatra

Congrats to all those who were nominated 4 encore, and good luck 4 the rest of ya exams! peace out! :)
 

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Hey does anyone out there play sax? Alto, tenor, sop., bari....doesnt matter.
Well, i do.
My pieces will probably be:
MILHAUD: Brazilliera.
COLTRANE: After the Rain
and
HARTLEY: Petite Suite (one movement, not sure which)
I am also thinking of swapping the coltrane with an Andrew Robson tune, but im not too sure if i will be able to transcribe it coz it is technical to the max and robson is awesome
 

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I did mine a long time ago, and I can't remember the order in which I did them:

Corner of the Sky (Schwartz) - core
Improvisation (Quah) for piano
Muse (Quah)

I did Nessun Dorma (Puccini) in my trial, and another original composition, and I scored 82/42 for Music 2 (Perf.) and Extension (Comp.)

Word of advice - do Composition for both Music 2 and Extension, and get a start on works Very early. Performance is too stressful when you're studying for other exams.

Oh yeah, and get a start on your performance stuff with plenty of time to go. I was still looking for a performance piece 20 minutes before the exam.
 

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instruments: acoustic guitar and vocals

- missy higgins - scar
- radiohead - karma police
- radiohead - fake plastic trees
- the superjesus - so lonely (didn[t play guitar in this one)

I reckon I stuffed up a bit though
the guitar was too loud in scar, someone turned it up really really loud!!
just after we'd had all the levels perfect for all practices
 

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cat said:
when it came to the crunch i couldnt decide on one instrument to play :S... so im playing...
- scherzo for Eb horn - - tenor horn
- coleman hawkins body & soul - - tenor sax
- the chicken - - tenor sax/trumpet
- faith - - guitar/vocals

wow you freak you play too many bloody instruments!!! Hm... tenor horn aye? Do you happen to play in Wollongong brass by any change? Ohhhh the chicken is good! I played that for some guys HSC last year and it kicked ass!!!
 

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If i had to do my Hsc performance again i would play the following:

Extension:
Introduction & Rondo Cappricioso - Saint Saens
Carnival of Venice - Arban
Maria from West Side Story - Bernstein - the Maynard Furgeson version(with the big band)

Music 2 core:
Trumpet concerto 3rd movement - Richard Mills
 

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encore hsc performance

im nominated for the hsc encore music performance for outsatanding performances. i played portrait of tracy by jaco pastorius, teen town by weather report and the infamous jaco pastorius and power by marcus miller, all performed on electric bass and are all songs played by the world's greatest bass player.com/hectic.
 
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Please refrain from using such unnecessary profanity in your posts.
 

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Hey ujuphleg, we should be congratulating V-tech for gettin nominated!!! ARghhh when will you become a part of us again? since youve bceome the new mod all your posts have been the same 'please dont post this please dont post that...'
 

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trumpet geek said:
Hey ujuphleg, we should be congratulating V-tech for gettin nominated!!! ARghhh when will you become a part of us again? since youve bceome the new mod all your posts have been the same 'please dont post this please dont post that...'
personally i think ujuphleg is doing a great job, did you know thier have been THREE threads all relating to Encore Composistion!!. its about time that music got a good mod, no offense anti but you didn't really do anything

Keep up the great work ujuphleg!!
 

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I edited V-Techs original post, you didn't see what he said. Even you Joe, would have been offended.

I am one of you, even though I'm a mod, it doesn't mean that I'm not. I'm currently in the process of writing up sheets and stuff, notes etc. for the forum, so just because you can't see the work, doesn't mean I'm not doing it :)
 

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