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#1 Ligneo Fistula

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 21:48

This lad makes theory and harmony sound fun!  Apparently he won an ABRSM gold medal for grade 8 singing.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=DnBr070vcNE


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:36

But it is fun. You sound surprised.
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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:56

He's astounding.  I absolutely adore his version of "Danny Boy".


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 18:33

But it is fun. You sound surprised.

Not that I've had the opportunity to talk music with conservatoire-level musicians, but I've never come across someone seemingly talk harmony like a natural language.


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:36

 

But it is fun. You sound surprised.

Not that I've had the opportunity to talk music with conservatoire-level musicians, but I've never come across someone seemingly talk harmony like a natural language.

 

 

Or be able to sing complex scales in perfect pitch without even stopping for breath.  This guy has talent, and I don't care what the "nurture not nature" bods say.


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 13:11

 

 

But it is fun. You sound surprised.

Not that I've had the opportunity to talk music with conservatoire-level musicians, but I've never come across someone seemingly talk harmony like a natural language.

 

 

Or be able to sing complex scales in perfect pitch without even stopping for breath.  This guy has talent, and I don't care what the "nurture not nature" bods say.

 

I suspect that his mother and grandfather being musicians who taught at the Royal Academy didn't hurt too. He also seems to have perfect pitch and obviously practiced for a considerable amount of time in his early youth. It is fascinating to hear him talk but most of it goes over my head. Other youtube musicians I occasionally listen to who have a solid ground in harmony are Adam Nealy and Rick Beato. 


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 14:49

And he was a pupil at the Purcell School (the specialist music school).


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 15:36

Very interesting and pertinent to hear his take on never being told to practice and - perhaps more so for this forum - "out of date" ideas on how to learn and how to teach.
 
https://youtu.be/LdtK_oiyJAo?t=11m19s [11' 19'']


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