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#1 2010-01-17 01:16:20

Tea Drinking Bird
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Funny Pachelbel's Canon Rant

Actually Pachelbel's Canon is one of my favorite songs but the jokes are really funny. I have more of a issue with Ode to Joy, every time I hear that song I can hear my elementary music teacher shouting out the notes like a drill sergeant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM

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#2 2010-01-17 10:50:02

MikeL
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Re: Funny Pachelbel's Canon Rant

That's pretty funny.

My local library network has a CD with the Canon. Looking at their web site I think it's:

Pachelbel's greatest hit: the ultimate canon.

Canon in F (BRR: shakuhachi & koto quintet: Akhisa Kominato, Tomoka Nagasu, Takuya Iwata, shakuhachi (bamboo flute); Mai Suzuki, 13-string koto; Mana Yoshinaga, 17-string koto)

Very nice to listen to if you can find it.

- Mike

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#3 2010-01-17 12:59:04

edosan
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Re: Funny Pachelbel's Canon Rant

MikeL wrote:

That's pretty funny.

My local library network has a CD with the Canon. Looking at their web site I think it's:

Pachelbel's greatest hit: the ultimate canon.

Canon in F (BRR: shakuhachi & koto quintet: Akhisa Kominato, Tomoka Nagasu, Takuya Iwata, shakuhachi (bamboo flute); Mai Suzuki, 13-string koto; Mana Yoshinaga, 17-string koto)

Very nice to listen to if you can find it.

- Mike

Thanks, Mike.

Here's a link to a source for that CD. You can listen to samples of each track. Some interesting arrangements, in addition to the usual
stringy ones, some even verging on Bartok, and some top players.
Only 9 bucks plus shipping. Not available on iTunes.

     http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.a … =classical


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#4 2010-01-17 21:20:07

rpowers
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Re: Funny Pachelbel's Canon Rant

MikeL wrote:

That's pretty funny.

My local library network has a CD with the Canon. Looking at their web site I think it's:

Pachelbel's greatest hit: the ultimate canon.

Canon in F (BRR: shakuhachi & koto quintet: Akhisa Kominato, Tomoka Nagasu, Takuya Iwata, shakuhachi (bamboo flute); Mai Suzuki, 13-string koto; Mana Yoshinaga, 17-string koto)

Very nice to listen to if you can find it.

- Mike

As I recall it, this is performed using 7 hole shakuhachi; it sounds like a nice, warm flute arrangement. The strongest Japanese sound comes from the koto playing the continuo.


"Shut up 'n' play . . . " -- Frank Zappa
"Gonna blow some . . ." -- Junior Walker
"It's not the flute." -- Riley Lee

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#5 2010-01-17 21:27:47

edosan
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Re: Funny Pachelbel's Canon Rant

rpowers wrote:

As I recall it, this is performed using 7 hole shakuhachi; it sounds like a nice, warm flute arrangement. The strongest Japanese sound comes from the koto playing the continuo.

That was the impression I got off of the sound samples; not unpleasant, and not shakuhachi-esque.


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#6 2010-01-19 17:13:47

MikeL
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Re: Funny Pachelbel's Canon Rant

rpowers wrote:

As I recall it, this is performed using 7 hole shakuhachi.

Is a 7 hole shakuhachi like the amplifiers in the movie "Spinal Tap"? The ones with
dials that go to 11?

This one has 7 holes....

Sorry, won't mean anything if you never saw the movie. I'm showing my age here.

- Mike

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#7 2010-01-19 21:37:19

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Re: Funny Pachelbel's Canon Rant

MikeL wrote:

rpowers wrote:

As I recall it, this is performed using 7 hole shakuhachi.

Is a 7 hole shakuhachi like the amplifiers in the movie "Spinal Tap"? The ones with
dials that go to 11?

Not really. In Spinal Tap the amplifier that went to 11 was really same as the one that went 10 ten. A 7 hole shakuhachi has some real advantages in Western music, unlike the amplifier that went to 11 that had no real advantages. But even taking that into consideration, it's a bad analogy because the 7 hole shakuhachi is really a different instrument than the standard 5 hole. If you spend enough time with one to get past the learning curve associated with the fingering system you'll understand.


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Now everything that nature breeds, Doth clad itself in pleasant weeds."
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#8 2010-01-19 21:52:21

Moran from Planet X
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Re: Funny Pachelbel's Canon Rant

MikeL wrote:

rpowers wrote:

As I recall it, this is performed using 7 hole shakuhachi.

Is a 7 hole shakuhachi like the amplifiers in the movie "Spinal Tap"? The ones with
dials that go to 11?

The classic 1950's Fender Champ amplifiers had volume controls to 12. Fact.


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#9 2010-01-20 07:50:39

MikeL
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Re: Funny Pachelbel's Canon Rant

radi0gnome wrote:

MikeL wrote:

rpowers wrote:

As I recall it, this is performed using 7 hole shakuhachi.

Is a 7 hole shakuhachi like the amplifiers in the movie "Spinal Tap"? The ones with
dials that go to 11?

Not really. In Spinal Tap the amplifier that went to 11 was really same as the one that went 10 ten. A 7 hole shakuhachi has some real advantages in Western music, unlike the amplifier that went to 11 that had no real advantages. But even taking that into consideration, it's a bad analogy because the 7 hole shakuhachi is really a different instrument than the standard 5 hole. If you spend enough time with one to get past the learning curve associated with the fingering system you'll understand.

Sorry, I wasn't asking a serious question. Just a lame attempt
at humor. Didn't mean to start a discussion of 7 hole shakuhachi.

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#10 2010-01-20 10:53:37

edosan
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Re: Funny Pachelbel's Canon Rant

MikeL wrote:

radi0gnome wrote:

MikeL wrote:


Is a 7 hole shakuhachi like the amplifiers in the movie "Spinal Tap"? The ones with
dials that go to 11?

Not really. In Spinal Tap the amplifier that went to 11 was really same as the one that went 10 ten. A 7 hole shakuhachi has some real advantages in Western music, unlike the amplifier that went to 11 that had no real advantages. But even taking that into consideration, it's a bad analogy because the 7 hole shakuhachi is really a different instrument than the standard 5 hole. If you spend enough time with one to get past the learning curve associated with the fingering system you'll understand.

Sorry, I wasn't asking a serious question. Just a lame attempt
at humor. Didn't mean to start a discussion of 7 hole shakuhachi.

[Psssst!  radi0gnome doesn't realize that the amp on Spinal Tap really DID go to 11...pass it on...]


Zen is not easy.
It takes effort to attain nothingness.
And then what do you have?
Bupkes.

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#11 2010-01-20 11:38:43

Jim Thompson
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Re: Funny Pachelbel's Canon Rant

MikeL wrote:

Sorry, I wasn't asking a serious question. Just a lame attempt
at humor. Didn't mean to start a discussion of 7 hole shakuhachi.

Mike,
      You've learned an important lesson. All questions on the forum will be taken seriously by someone. Ribbers be advised.
                      Jocularly,
                        Jim


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#12 2010-01-20 11:43:52

rpowers
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Re: Funny Pachelbel's Canon Rant

Chris Moran wrote:

The classic 1950's Fender Champ amplifiers had volume controls to 12. Fact.

But did they rotate 432 degrees?


"Shut up 'n' play . . . " -- Frank Zappa
"Gonna blow some . . ." -- Junior Walker
"It's not the flute." -- Riley Lee

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#13 2010-08-05 21:13:08

MikeL
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Re: Funny Pachelbel's Canon Rant

I just heard another version quite by chance. On a CD of Wynton Marsalis, the trumpet player,
titled "Baroque Music For Trumpets". Didn't realize that it was on the CD.
"Canon For Three Trumpets and Strings", very nice.

- Mike

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