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there have been some great pianists and keyboardists


rockstar

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Hey,

well, I saw a topic up here once of three favourite pianists, and I replied with three without even thinking about it, really. I wrote down 'Ludwig Van Beethoven', and now I thought of how great he really was. He was deaf and he managed to compose fabulous pieces of music. So when people say "he had an ear for music" I just laugh.

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John Lennon was a great musician as well. He wrote some really great songs. I particularily like 'Imagine', and the way the piano sounds in that song is really wonderful. http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/smile.gif It's too bad he was killed, because I think we sort of need another John Lennon around.

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Originally posted by rockstar:

Hey,

well, I saw a topic up here once of three favourite pianists, and I replied with three without even thinking about it, really. I wrote down 'Ludwig Van Beethoven', and now I thought of how great he really was. He was deaf and he managed to compose fabulous pieces of music. So when people say "he had an ear for music" I just laugh.

http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/smile.gif

John Lennon was a great musician as well. He wrote some really great songs. I particularily like 'Imagine', and the way the piano sounds in that song is really wonderful. http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/smile.gif It's too bad he was killed, because I think we sort of need another John Lennon around.

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I agree with you they were both talented and created beautiful music..but who do you think are the greatest pianists currently?

 

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Beethoven is my favorite composer of all time as well. Some people say, "Well, he wasn't completely deaf," but they're wrong. When he had reached the triple digits in the number of works that he composed, he was completely deaf. So yes, the "Ode To Joy op125," possibly the world's most famous symphony was composed when he was completely deaf. Another thing is that you can't just play him. You have to research the music you want to play to really express that emotion. You can't really say that about Bach or Mozart (but possibly Chopin or Debussy). Chopin, Debussy, and especially Beethoven require more than just being able to read music, but a good ear and interpretation.

 

As far as good musicians go, I think Lennon was great. I would say about 75% of today's music isn't even written by the actual people you associate them with. Do you think Britney Spears actually writes her own music? These modern pop singers are puppets: they're given music and lyrics and use their image to sell their trash. It's like everytime I turn on MTV, I get pissed and turn it off. There's so much crap out there. It's no longer about how good your music is, but how well you can dance and lipsink it at the same time (so in a way, Milli Vanilli were ahead of their time). And then there's the rock music around right now that is so empty and written for no other reason than money. The Grammy Awards are coming up, but they might as well be called the Billboard Awards. The Grammies don't mean shit anymore. The greatest "all-around" musician of today that really writes all his own music and I would call today's John Lennon is Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. He can play anything and everything with a great voice and skill. Sure, there's a lot of musicians out there that can play different instruments and maybe even sing, but not with the quality that Reznor does.

 

As for new pianists, I'm not really too familiar because I'm only into classical piano so there aren't too many out there with commercial success that I can name.

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