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Re: Hobbies

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:50 pm

On the opera front, I have a great seat to one of my favorites (Marriage of Figaro) later this month with some big stars in the cast. :)
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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:34 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:On the opera front, I have a great seat to one of my favorites (Marriage of Figaro) later this month with some big stars in the cast. :)

Even better than I expected it would be!
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Re: Hobbies

Postby Tubpbs » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:18 am

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:
CarefulBuilder14 wrote:On the opera front, I have a great seat to one of my favorites (Marriage of Figaro) later this month with some big stars in the cast. :)

Even better than I expected it would be!


How long is an opera?

What other kind of music do you (and everyone) like? (I know opera is sort of more than music, but it's music at its core)
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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:24 pm

Most are around 2-3 hours with one intermission. Gianni Schicchi is about an hour. Wagner's "Ring" series is technically a cycle of four operas, but it's one continous plot and opera companies generally will include all four, in order, in a season's performances (that is, they present the full story). In that sense, it could be considered a 17-18 hour opera in four chunks of 3-5 hours each.

I don't really dislike pop, but it doesn't seem as rich as classical
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Re: Hobbies

Postby Tubpbs » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:00 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Most are around 2-3 hours with one intermission. Gianni Schicchi is about an hour. Wagner's "Ring" series is technically a cycle of four operas, but it's one continous plot and opera companies generally will include all four, in order, in a season's performances (that is, they present the full story). In that sense, it could be considered a 17-18 hour opera in four chunks of 3-5 hours each.

I don't really dislike pop, but it doesn't seem as rich as classical


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Re: Hobbies

Postby Silvervox325 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:48 pm

Guitars. I'm ashamed to admit that the majority of my income has been spent on guitar gear for the past 10 years or so. The good news is that musical equipment maintains its value fairly well, so I periodically sell off a bunch of gear (and then buy new stuff).

Right now I've been hooked on collecting low-wattage (5w or less) amps, since they can be picked up for 2-300 and are tons of fun to play.

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Re: Hobbies

Postby Tubpbs » Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:31 pm

Silvervox325 wrote:Guitars. I'm ashamed to admit that the majority of my income has been spent on guitar gear for the past 10 years or so. The good news is that musical equipment maintains its value fairly well, so I periodically sell off a bunch of gear (and then buy new stuff).

Right now I've been hooked on collecting low-wattage (5w or less) amps, since they can be picked up for 2-300 and are tons of fun to play.


That sounds like an expensive hobby.
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Re: Hobbies

Postby JonE » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:19 pm

I am a big music fan (and also play guitar). Musical interests (in order): Alternative Rock, Jazz, Classical (although I'm still fairly green on composers), World Music, Classic Rock, Indie, Americana/Alt-Country, 80's/90's music (especially Alternative). Pretty much easier to list the stuff I don't listen to.

As mentioned, I do play guitar, left-handed. I have a Yamaha lefty acoustic and a Squier Left-handed Stratocaster plus a Line 6 amp.
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