Contests... keep them or cut them?

Posted: 9/8/2005 12:58:30 PM

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

Please put my 2 cents in the pot for keeping them as well.

I have been busy gigging (both with and without the theremin) but I will enter one of the contests soon.
Posted: 9/9/2005 5:03:32 PM

From: Evansville

Joined: 3/10/2005

YES KEEP THE CONTESTS! I have been checking everyday to see what the new song to learn will be. I think it is fun and educational. Now hurry up and post the new contest for this month so i can learn it and send it to you!
Posted: 10/8/2005 10:06:32 PM

From: Kansas City, Mo.

Joined: 8/23/2005

Keep the contests, please!

I enjoy hearing what others are doing and look forward to trying my hand at entering.

A composition contest would be fun, too.
Posted: 10/9/2005 3:19:29 AM

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

Please keep them going for a while - at least until my theremin has arrived and I've had plenty of time to practice - so indefinitely, I suppose.

I'm not a theremin player -yet - (is that the right terminology btw - as the player is part of the circuit, perhaps the phrase Theremin Conductor would fit better :-) so not really sure what is appropriate music for the contest, but, much as I enjoy cheesy Americana, I would be curious to hear, for instance, Scarborough Fair, the Dr Who theme and Hills of the North, Rejoice.

Posted: 10/9/2005 11:30:38 AM

From: Leicester, UK

Joined: 9/23/2005

i found doing the cometition was more helpful to me that I thought - it made me do a tune I wouldn't do normally including perhaps unfamiliar intervals and tempo.
I had to drill/rehearse to do it and that is helpful too - my playing after taking part in the competition was better than before
Posted: 11/9/2005 11:40:51 PM

From: COWafornia

Joined: 3/23/2005

Yes please keep the COWtests. They will prove to be UDDERly usefull in providing insentive. Please post all of the entries. Hearing the different techniques would be of help.
Thank Moo.
Posted: 11/11/2005 11:52:36 AM

Joined: 9/23/2005

Why not ask for 'the swan'... I think it's the most played classic musical piece in the theremin.

It's neither too structurally complicated or hard to play, and it's well known by theremin players.

I find pretty hard to study a tune I find boring or that lacks so much emotion....

And... I have no musical studies, so if I can, everybody can!

Best regards!
Posted: 11/12/2005 2:24:02 AM

From: Kansas City, Mo.

Joined: 8/23/2005

One classic that comes to mind is "Sheep May Safely Graze" by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Posted: 11/13/2005 2:53:06 AM

From: Portland, OR, USA, Terra, Sol, Milkyway

Joined: 3/1/2005

Oops, sorry, I ment to post a reply to another thread. :")
Posted: 11/13/2005 6:46:24 AM

From: COWafornia

Joined: 3/23/2005

Someone once told me (when I was playing Bassoon in the 1970s) that the actual translation of the word "sheep" in the title is closer to "mutton" - that is a sheep to eat, rather than one for wool. If that is the case then could not the title be:

Mutton May Munch unMenaced

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