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  •  I Was Born With Genetic iPod, As Close As Anyone (13+ / 0-)

    can get to Perfect Pitch without having the actual pitch certainty. So I rehear live music all the time.

    I'll re-share here a short clip from the 1950 Scots Guards Pipes & Drums I posted in the top comments "percussion" diary, which was often shared with my family in that decade and led me to Celtic trad music. This is a primitive stereo recording best heard at 1/3 volume if you favor the snare drums or the sound of such bands at a distance; maybe 40-45% loudness for total band balance as you might have experienced it back then in an arena.

    Recorded shortly after WW2, with swing-band synchopated drumming on a type of drum the rest of the world was 2 decades late discovering, and a bagpipe corps that hadn't discovered the tuning system of Bach, the Scots Guards Pipes & Drums playing a Boer War tune "Modder River."

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    by Gooserock on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:45:31 PM PDT

    •  I'm probably one of the few people... (11+ / 0-)

      ... who loves bagpipe music.

      I'm also practically a Celtic music fanatic.  :-)  [One exception: it took me some 20+ years, but I've learned to loathe Danny Boy.  I don't know why, other than I've just heard the song so often it's become trite and boring.]

      I also love old folk music - and dancing - partly in connection to my genealogy research.  The Hardanger fiddle has an unusual sound because of the way it's strung.

      Plus really old instruments that go back to the Neolithic Iron Age like the Lur, and natural instruments like the bukkehorn, and then there's the lyre.

      Acoustic classical guitar music is just dreamy!  Can't listen to modern steel/electric guitars of heavy metal because everyone does the standard high-pitched angry notes and that rattles my left ear drum, so it's very painful to listen to, as is the steel guitar wavery crap from C&W music.  Ick.

      Otherwise, I'm pretty much open to any kind of music.


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      by NonnyO on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 01:00:39 AM PDT

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      •  I like bagpipe music! But the thought of being (6+ / 0-)

        "piped up" in the morning as we saw on "Downton Abbey" this last season, would probably make me homicidal.  Oh well, that's what happens when you don't have access to COFFEE. ;-)

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        by Clytemnestra on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 05:46:58 AM PDT

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      •  I too love bagpipes (3+ / 0-)
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        One of the greatest things I've ever seen and heard was here at our local Highland Games one year, when we had an Army marching band and a bagpipe brigade playing "Amazing Grace".  It is to this day one of the most awe-inspiring things I have ever witnessed.

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        by Philpm on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 08:07:30 AM PDT

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