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Beth Blackerby
If you're just learning to read music, keep working at this. You'll love it when you get it.
Beth Blackerby
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Posted: February 3, 2012
Last Comment: February 7, 2012
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Ian Renshaw
Posted: February 7, 2012
This discussion includes members-only video content

PS - I seem to have lost the knack of embedding a video. But follow the link to YouTube - well worth a listen for mobile phone fans..

http://youtu.be/Hsp6dR-fL4A


Ian Renshaw
Posted: February 7, 2012
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For all of you who are familiar with the Nokia tune, this is where it originally came from...
Beth and others, apologies for posting a video of a, a... guitarist!! (shock, horror, reach for the smelling salts...)
When I discovered this I thought it was fascinating and such a sweet tune.


Posted: February 6, 2012

Beth:

Now we know that you are, like the rest of us, not perfect. LOL!

Patricia


Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 6, 2012
True confessions: I was the recipient of one of those stares once. Sitting in an Austin Symphony rehearsal one day (4 or so years ago, before the indoctrination of cell phone etiquette was implanted in the psyche), my cell phone went off. It was a customized ring, super loud, and a "rock and roll" tune no less. The look from the conductor was surely daggers. Let's say that's all it took. Now, when I have any kind of performance,  my habit is not to check or even double check the ringer, it's to leave it in the car!


Posted: February 6, 2012

My applauses for the violinist.

What an elegant and gracious way to respond to the disrespectful cell's owner who seems to just could not care less for others; or, not remembering that his/her rights end when the right of others start. If the phone call was so important, he/she should stay home to attend to his/her business. I’m sure the rest of the audience left behind their important things in order to listen to the violinist and none of them was there for the ringing of a cell, neither to hear a conversation.

Patricia


Eileen
Posted: February 6, 2012
HA !  Yeah, that stare was the icing on the cake !   Very enjoyable...well, for us.....I"m sure for him it was quite annoying, but...I think even he was pleased enough with his own response to be able to shake it off and continue, hoping everyone one else in the room was sufficiently warned.   lol....I can imagine everyone quickly checking their phones to be sure they were on "silent" mode !  :-D

Eileen
Posted: February 5, 2012
Wow !!  That was "EXCELLENT" !!  Bravo !!   x-D

Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 4, 2012
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And here it is in real life!  For all you who've never her the Nokia Ringtone….


Jim Gross
Posted: February 4, 2012
I was at a meeting the other day where the speaker began with: 'Please put you cell phones on vibrate or stun, as the case may be...'.

Eileen
Posted: February 4, 2012
lol...that explains why I didn't get it.     WHOOOSSHH !  Right over my head !   x-D

Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 4, 2012
Eileen, you definitely had to "grow up" with cell phones to get this joke. The answer is the melody of the red notes. Its the "tune" of the first, or one of the first cell phone rings.  It's a statement of the frequent intrusion of the isolated cell phone ring during the "concert". I read that some famous conductor actually stopped the entire symphony during performance because someone's cell phone went off. 

Vicky
Posted: February 4, 2012
Nope, my brain is seeing nor hearing absolutely nothing with this......oh my, so much for my "intermediate wannabe" status  lol


Anne aMaudPowellFan
Posted: February 4, 2012
Eileen and Patricia, you are taking this too serious. The red notes are not part of the composition but a reaction to the environment in concert. Surely there are cell phones in your environment, too, Eileen. Hope I am not spoiling your fun, everybody.

Eileen
Posted: February 4, 2012
eh...I couldn't even read the key signatures well enough to see that Patricia...but yeah, those red notes just look all wrong.

Lol....I'm glad I'm not the only one who's flummoxed on this !



Posted: February 4, 2012

Looks to me that not only the Time Signature is different as Eileen mentioned, but also the Key Signature. Seems to me that the sharps for all D and A notes were cancelled for the red notations, converting this way the Key Signature in A Major (or F sharp minor) instead of B Major (or G sharp minor) for the black notations.

If the above is correct, probably these are “big no-nos” for a composer.

Patricia


Eileen
Posted: February 4, 2012
I wonder if my cluelessness on this has anything to do with the fact that I don't use a cell phone........  <:-\

Eileen
Posted: February 4, 2012
"Wonder if the executives of AT&T can read music?"

Is that supposed to be a hint ?   x-)

KarenJ
Posted: February 3, 2012

I bet Nokia Executives do....


Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 3, 2012
Wonder if the executives of AT&T can read music?

KarenJ
Posted: February 3, 2012

lol.  I tried to "get" it, but I got a PHONE CALL

Eileen
Posted: February 3, 2012
Lol....I still don't get it   x-D

The black notes are in 3/4 time....while the red notes are 6/4 ???  Is there such a time signature ?   And.....they don't even stay in that time as the second measure has too many notes and sort of runs into the third measure.  I guess I can't see those red notes clear enough....I'm perplexed....

Just shamelessly showing off my lack of musical insight here....and I'm not even a beginner at reading music......haha

Anne aMaudPowellFan
Posted: February 3, 2012
Ah, I saw this somewhere on the Facebook Violin Channel or on violinist.com. Or did someone mention it here? Quick on his feet, that guy.

Eileen
Posted: February 3, 2012
Those red notes look like something I would play....while everyone else is following the score.....lol


Posted: February 3, 2012
Heehee, I can just hear that in my head...  

Beth, since you've agreed to teach me, you have my word this will never happen!