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Symphony No. 5 in C Minor by Elliot Forbes
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Apr 29, 12

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Read from April 28 to 29, 2012

I would like to like classical music. And I do, to some extent. But I don't really know how to appreciate it--what to listen for, etc. I never took a music appreciation class. My familiarity with classical music mainly comes from what we played in band in HS. So I'm familiar with a certain amount of classics--the ones that would get played by a HS band. So when I found this at a used book sale, I got it. I listened to the symphony twice, the second time I followed along with the score in this book. That's the first time I'd followed a full score. Since I played trumpet I can read music, but I know nothing about chords (since trumpets only play one note at a time). I didn't get a lot out of this, but I got something. I'll listen to the symphony another time soon. And I may pick up another book like this sometime.

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Bill I might read this one. Like you, I would like to appreciate classical music more, even get the ecstacy that my brother and a friend gets when listening to it. I played clarinet, but also took some piano lessons as a kid. I think it may have something to do with brain structure and development, maybe plus exposure when very young, which I did not get.

James Klagge I'll pass it on to you.

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