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by scowl
Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Major & minor keys in swing music
Replies: 56
Views: 23513

A good way to hear the difference between major and minor easily is to sit down with someone who plays piano. Have them play happy birthdy in major (the key it's written), then play it in minor. I think there should be a tradition to play "Happy Birthday" in minor on birthdays that end in...
by scowl
Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:13 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Albums You Wish You Never Bought
Replies: 78
Views: 26738

mousethief wrote:"Satchmo Cosmic Power - Activate!!!"
The inside is even worse. Each disk has the same awful pic of Louis tinted to some alien color: red, green, blue, purple and orange. I guess some kid did these pictures on a computer at school.
by scowl
Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Albums You Wish You Never Bought
Replies: 78
Views: 26738

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The one and a half star AMG review sums it all up. Many songs have drop outs and are clearly chewed up copies of recordings that are on other records. They couldn't even bother to list the tracks correctly.
by scowl
Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Teaching people to hear music (not while DJing)
Replies: 18
Views: 7066

In a private many years ago, I got an instructor so desperate for ideas that he literally grabbed me and bounced me like a basketball through half a song. It sounds stupid but it worked. I suddenly understood swing rhythm after that. I still don't understand why I couldn't get it before.
by scowl
Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: The best. request. ever.
Replies: 159
Views: 52438

I'm surprised none of my local DJ's have mentioned any of the corkers I've requested over the years. I think the best one was: :D Me. I heard a great and I mean great Sidney Bechet song over the weekend! Do you think you might have it? :) DJ: Maybe. What's the title? :) Me: Well, I don't remember ex...