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    Musical Score: Can It Be Played?

    I do not have any musical ability that I know of (untested in all departments except voice and that is bad)

    I certainly cannot read music but I have seen other musical scores and this one looks chaotic:



    So my question here is can this be played/has it been played?

    Thanks.

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    Hang on, I'll have a go on my ukulele....

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    My fingers and other appendages are bleeding but I did it....

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    I love the annotations on the score, which start off bizarre and get more ridiculous as they go on. Some of my favourites:

    • "insert peanuts"
    • "light explosives now... and... ... now"
    • "slap thigh"
    • "Play ball!"
    • "release the penguins"
    • "remove cattle from stage"
    • "rests are imaginary"
    • "balance your chair on 2 legs"

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    I like 'Moon walk' and 'Whole arm on black notes'

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    "release the penguins"
    "remove cattle from stage"

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    Apparently it was a collaborative effort - but this lot had a go..
    YouTube - "Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz" presented by CSMTA

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    It looks like a spoof, it is to notation what Stanley Unwin is to English. All the bits are real, but you'd never put them down like that. The scoring breaks a lot of rules - easy example, the first bar should be four beats but there's more than that in it. Plus, clearly it's taking the p, a lot. In fact, you could say it's taking the ppp.*


    Notation is like writing, it's set of rules that govern the noises you make. The fact that the letter A makes an 'a' sound is just a convention, and in the same way it's just convention that a circle with a hole in the middle is worth a count of four beats. over the years people have developed alternative ways of writing music down (check out Graphic notation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for an example), and given that the score here is 'wrong' from a technical point of view you have to treat it more like a graphic score, which is more like a statement of intent rather than a clear and unambiguous set of instructions on how the tune should sound. And that's pretty much how Witch's Youtube choir have performed it.


    * Did that work? I'll get my coat.

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    in other words - like a lot of very modern music - atonal carp AFAIC
    But then again, what do I know? I don't even like Benjamin Britten much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Hang on, I'll have a go on my ukulele....
    Did you tune up as instructed at the end of bar 2??

    Quote Originally Posted by theriver View Post
    Plus, clearly it's taking the p, a lot. In fact, you could say it's taking the ppp.*

    * Did that work? I'll get my coat.
    Only for those who know about music lol

    It looks like someone did a really bad cut and paste job from some of the worst written music in history and a really bad joke book...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sister_annex View Post
    Only for those who know about music lol
    FF (F)
    Last edited by witch; 27th February 2011 at 11:44 PM.

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    Just noticed the ICT mention towards the end of the piece






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