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Philip Glass Lyrics


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Ariel Tabuzo Jr

I don't really like repetitive music but this one is actually good. Thanks Twoset
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I don't really like repetitive music but this one is actually good. Thanks Twoset
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I don't really like repetitive music but this one is actually good. Thanks Twoset
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I don't really like repetitive music but this one is actually good. Thanks Twoset
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I don't really like repetitive music but this one is actually good. Thanks Twoset
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Eis Lakkon

Is it classic?
Is it pop?
No it's Glass.

So what?

I don't know.
It sounds good.
It is smart.
It makes you feel
as a part
of
classic music
listeners ' world.

Ok but that's
only an...intellectual pop.

Truth hurts!
For
that...masses
likes lies.
(sweet ones please!)

On the other way,
classic composers
sometimes
likes
complexity
perplexity
and virtuosity
over any limit.
(There are
no limits...

Ok ,this is a good reason
to put some ...).

Thanks for
your patience.



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Dave Munger

I have been in this song’s thrall for decades now, ever since I first heard it in the 80s. This year I decided it was not too late to try to fulfill a lifelong dream of learning to play piano. After six months of practice I felt ready to try to learn a real, full song, and chose this one. It will take some time, but I am doing it. The first hurdle was the polyrhythmic structure (eighth notes on the left hand, triplets on the right, simultaneously), which is SO much harder than it sounds like. But I am doing it. Soon I will be able to play this song smoothly. Now I feel like I’ve grown intimate with someone, for the whole of my life up to now, I only knew from afar. This piece will always mean a lot to me.

Mikko Mattila

took a while to master the left hand right hand game

Kenneth Jørgensen

You have my full respect! So very impressive, indeed.

93X777

@Dave Munger have you ever seen Philip glass perform live? He’s a terrible piano player. Back in the late 90’s, I attended several lectures he gave before performances and he often said there were many more-talented students in his music school classes than he, but he ended up successful as a composer because of his work ethic.
This really stuck with me. Philip glass was the most influential man in my life.

Sheen

@Dave Munger You're an amazing/inspiring man. Kudos to you.

Tony Schumacher-Jones

​@Dave Munger Don't you find that you can appreciate a beautiful piece of music even if you struggle to play it. Sort of like, 'it is better to travel than to arrive'. All power to you anyway!

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Liam Wheeler

I first stumbled upon this song a few years ago during a particularly difficult period of my life, and it soon became a profound, cathartic musical expression of the emotional storm I was caught up in. Eventually, I decided that it was too beautiful of a piece to simply listen to, so I decided to learn how to play it. Without any previous experience with the piano, teaching myself the polyrhythmic split between both hands was very difficult, but I was committed. After nearly a year of practicing on and off, I finally played the whole thing through smoothly and without errors. I can safely say that dedicating myself to this song was one of the most fulfilling personal endeavors I've ever taken on, and I feel that I am somehow a more whole person for it.

Martha Cunningham

Very well done, it's a very difficult piece and one that I know I will never be able to master!

Tony Schumacher-Jones

Beautiful comment. I’m glad there is someone out there like you - whoever you are.

R Gray

So good to know how many lives were deeply touched by this song

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