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#1 Arm Cannon

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 02:15 PM

Anybody else into this song? The first time I heard it on the radio it really snuck up on me when I wasn’t really paying attention. So hypnotic and maddening.



Also Emerson Lake and Palmer wrote Bolero II


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 02:21 PM

I’ve always loved this piece of music, so much so that I did this:


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 02:24 PM

I’ve always loved this piece of music, so much so that I did this:

https://youtu.be/ljwKzqRy5NE


Fucking AMAZING
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Posted 11 January 2021 - 02:24 PM

Also apologies for double post but I will always associate the piece with this performance, and I believe this was the first Olympic ice dance to get a perfect score for artistic impression.


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 02:29 PM

There’s also a Radiolab episode about Bolero that’s pretty good

https://www.wnycstud...raveling-bolero
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Posted 11 January 2021 - 03:13 PM


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 04:07 PM

Drummers HATE This One Weird Ballet Piece
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Posted 11 January 2021 - 05:44 PM

I'll always remember that Bolero should be played to the tempo of a steady heartbeat. The orchestra I was in played this a lot.

I don't know if this is true but I've heard that Ravel might've had some form of dimentia while writing Bolero, which lead to it having this style of composition and layers and repeating motifs.
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Posted 11 January 2021 - 06:45 PM

haha I'm so glad poarbear was the first reply

 

I actually haaaate Bolero.  But hearing it all those times was worth it, so I could understand the Bolero Get reference later.


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 09:11 PM

I could definitely see how it’s a love it or hate it piece
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Posted 12 January 2021 - 02:55 AM

Anybody else into this song? The first time I heard it on the radio it really snuck up on me when I wasn’t really paying attention. So hypnotic and maddening.



Also Emerson Lake and Palmer wrote Bolero II

Also King Crimson wrote a Bolero


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 06:43 AM

There are at least two CDs of only Bolero, original and arranged versions. One just called Bolero and one called Ravel's Greatest Hit: The Ultimate Bolero. But I'm sure Youtube is broader than these, and free


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