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Date: 07/14/12 09:25 AM

19 Responses to Typing At The Symphony

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    Link: Typing At The Symphony - Tappity Tappity Tap Ring!
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    coolumbus Male 40-49
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    July 14, 2012 at 10:06 am
    What is that keyboard looking thing he`s typing on? I don`t recognize that device...
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    Solarmew Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2012 at 10:12 am
    It`d be even more amazing if he actually typed something meaningful XD
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2012 at 10:19 am
    I tap danced to this song about 15 years ago
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    manybugs Male 40-49
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    July 14, 2012 at 10:53 am
    Jerry Lewis does a great "air guitar" version of this in the film, "Who`s Minding the Store."
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    for anyone wanting to play this at home:

    ;a;a;a;a;a;a;
    ;a;a;a;a;a;a;
    ;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;
    ;a;a;a;a;
    ;a;a;a;a;
    ;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    July 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    There was a violinist at the back I wouldn`t mind fiddling with.
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    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    Excellent and novel (in 1950) composition. Good performance, although I prefer it a bit faster.

    It looks like everyone who has posted thus far knows this piece, but I`ll offer the following for those who may not:

    Title: The Typewriter
    Composer: Leroy Anderson
    Year composed: 1950
    Original performance: Boston Pops

    It is reported that the piece can only be performed by an adequately-skilled percussionist with needed wrist flexibility. As is probably expected, the typewriter used must have certain characteristics including mechanical keys, a typewriter bell, and a carriage return mechanism.

    It`s my understanding that the piece is only played with two keys (as it appears to be in this video).
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    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    @Listypoos: Which one? :)
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    you can see her at the back looking around about 12 secs into the vid..... that one. :)
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    HalfPintRoo: I want video! =^.^=
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    July 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    @GasMaskKid

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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
    197 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    That girl playing the oboe can blow my woodwind anytime.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2105 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 11:45 pm
    Leroy Anderson is one of the greatest composers of popular music in the 20th century. His body of work is awesome.
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    kamtschatka Male 18-29
    42 posts
    July 15, 2012 at 1:57 am
    @gent0024blo: thats a clarinet...
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    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    July 15, 2012 at 8:23 am
    @Agent0024blo: That girl playing the oboe can blow my woodwind anytime.

    The one in the black dress at 2:19ish?

    That may be my wife`s cousin. I`ve never met her, but I know she plays either the clarinet or oboe professionally and has played with the Madrid Symphony Orchestra. I`ll have to ask her when she gets home from her trip...
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    July 15, 2012 at 8:53 am
    Eric Satie wrote the first orchestration for typewriter, called "Parade", which also includes score for pistol shot.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    July 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    There`s no shots of any oboeists.

    I used to play this tune (not as the typewriter). If you`re playing a non string instrument it`s bastard hard to keep going without breaking into a smile at times, which ruins your embouchure.

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