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i wanna know if these words are enough

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Classical Music For Every Situation

when you think about your first love:

Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E Minor, II. Andante

when you drink a good cup of coffee:

El Jarabe Tanatio (The Mexican Hat Dance)

when you DIE:

Debussy – Violin Sonata, I. Allegro vivo

when you’re thinking about thinking:

Ysaye – Sonata for 2 Violins in A Minor, I. Poco lento

wedding:

Boccherini – Minuetto

when you’re in the mood for orchestral music:

Mahler- Symphony No. 5, IV- Adagietto

when you wanna take the less travelled road:

Prokofiev – Violin Sonata No.2, I. Moderato

when you feel like eating music (you read that right):

Bach – Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor BWV 1003, III. Andante

if you wanted to describe music to an alien:

Bach – Violin Partita No.3 in E Major BWV 1006, 1. Preludio

when you meet the love of your life (lol):

Bach – Violin Partita No.3 in E Major BWV 1006, 1. Preludio

if you could never listen to music again and this was your last piece:

Sibelius – Violin Concerto in D Minor, II. Adagio di melto

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Appreciating Musician YouTubers // List

1. twoset violin

Shout-out to @deeyee_drawing for this amazingdesign!

2. Andrew Huang

3. Julian cianciolo

4. charles cornell

5. daniel thrasher

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My Mum and I Review Classical Music

Today we have something special, and something that involves someone besides me.

Say hello to my mum. Hi, ma.

Since I needed some original content to put up on the blog and since I’m running out of ideas, we decided to listen to a couple of classical music pieces together and see if we can come up with a decent review. Keep in mind that I am next to a noob in re classical music, and mum’s classical music knowledge is even lesser than mine. So I think we’ll have a nice little change of perspectives about how classical music is portrayed by the non-musical ear.

We’re doing this live, and we’re doing it blindly. Given that we have next to no knowledge about classical composers, this should be a pretty fair and unbiased review. We’ll be reviewing 5 pieces of classical music, and we’ll tell you how we feel!


1. Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven

Udita:

Okay, I know this piece. I’m currently learning this one on the keyboard. Are we still allowed to review it then? This was actually one of the first pieces I ever heard of Beethoven’s. I remember listening to it sometime in like, sixth grade, and thinking it sounded pretty morose. Now, because I’ve learnt enough about music theory and composition, I’ve come to appreciate it more than I would have expected. 7 out of 10.

Mum:

A mystical journey, with a person on a quest to find something. Very soothing as well as motivating. Like a soul string, it pulls at the right places and slows down at the right places

On days when you are searching for what’s bothering you, this piece can be a beautiful companion to arrive at the answer. 8 out of 10.


2. Prelude in C major – Bach

Udita:

The start seemed promising, with the upbeat tempo and all, then it sort of fell flat during the next two minutes or so. Definitely something I would enjoy listening to passively or in the background, but I probably wouldn’t pick this one out exclusively. Very light feel, though. I like it, just not enough. 6 out of 10.

Mum:

Filled with promise and hope. Like the clearing of clouds after a dark storm

Or an awakened mind after a bout of negative thoughts. The notes are strikingly similar to rays of light shining. 8 out of 10.


3. Eine kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart

Udita:

You’ve got to be kidding me.

Eine Kleine is so overused I might as well be listening to Justin Bieber at this point. That said, I can’t help but listening to it on repeat, I don’t know why. So happy. So cheerful. The fact that I’ve heard this tune since my Little Einstein-watching days means I’m comfortable around it and I don’t necessarily have the urge to fast forward every two seconds. I likey. 8 out of 10.

Mum:

It is a joyous celebration. Not meant for the light moments of reflection. It is filled with suspense, anticipation, thrill, and the calm of caution. It is a fun piece of extreme proportions. If someone gave me a million dollars and allowed me next to an ocean and mountains, I would play this music in my head. 7 out of 10.


4. Prelude Op.28 No.4 in E minor – Chopin

Udita:

Sounds like Chopin.

Instant 10.

Mum:

Too much of sharp notes that disturb the continuity of thought at the beginning. Contemplative mood, but not the kind that would allow you to come out through it. Music is not a companion. It plays on its own without adding any connection to the listener. 3 out of 10.


5. The Four Seasons — Spring – Vivaldi

Udita:

Vivaldiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

Although this particular recording of Four Seasons seems slower than the original, I still love it. I have listened to a couple of orchestra recordings of Four Seasons and they all kill. Summer’s my favourite. Four Seasons on a whole, gets 7.5 out of 10. Spring and Summer both get a 9.

Mum:

Very exhilarating. Similar to piece #3. The lows and highs are intricate and build curiosity. Good for a day when the mind is free and waiting for good ideas to come. Not for a day when the mind is deep and needs reflection. 7 out of 10.


Well, there it is. I hadn’t expected the disparities between our reviews to be this polar, but it is what it is. Feel free to send in your own reviews in the comments below, we’d love to here what you have to say! Have a great day, cheers 🙂

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Can’t help falling in love — Cover

Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I can’t help falling in love with you
Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin?
For I can’t help falling in love with you

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be

Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

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Play

I bring to you my second song, called “Play”. Enjoy!

I've been running all my life from something I don't know
Looking for a way out but I don't know where to go
Killing myself cause I thought that I was really weak
I always forgot to breathe
Was okay with discomfort, didn't try to break those walls
Cause god forbid I mess it up and lose my step and fall
I stayed away from all the things that deeply frightened me
But I never felt free
But soon I taught myself
To be calm and enjoy the ride
I was lost, now I've found
A piece of me that feels right
Cause someone told me that our life aint what we live it's what we make
I took a chance and made it great, enjoyed the things that came my way
Soon my strengthmay falter but my faith will never fade away
Cause there's no pressure, I play for pleasure
I woke up feeling, feeling that today is gonna be okay
Imma conquer my life, if I'm losing oh, I won't today
Soon my strength may falter but my faith will never fade away
Cause there's no pressure, I play for pleasure
Now I'm running faster, and I'm chasing all my dreams
But I'm not feeling tired, I'm not bursting at my seams
And if one door closes, I can open one more door
I couldn't ask for more
Now I love myself cause love matters more than my pride
I was lost, now I've found a piece of me that feels right
Cause someone told me that our life aint what we live it's what we make
I took a chance and made it great, enjoyed the things that came my way
Soon my strengthmay falter but my faith will never fade away
Cause there's no pressure, I play for pleasure
I woke up feeling, feeling that today is gonna be okay
Imma conquer my life, if I'm losing oh, I won't today
Soon my strength may falter but my faith will never fade away
Cause there's no pressure, I play for pleasure
I will create my fate
I don't care what they say
I will do it my way
Cause it's no work, and all play
Even if I fall, I'll be fine cause I'll know I tried
I was lost, now I've found a piece of me that feels right
Cause someone told me that our life aint what we live it's what we make
I took a chance and made it great, enjoyed the things that came my way
Soon my strengthmay falter but my faith will never fade away
Cause there's no pressure, I play for pleasure
I woke up feeling, feeling that today is gonna be okay
Imma conquer my life, if I'm losing oh, I won't today
Soon my strength may falter but my faith will never fade away
Cause there's no pressure, I play for pleasure
I will create my fate
I don't care what they say
I will do it my way
Cause it's no work, and all play

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Road. The Song.

A long time ago, I wrote a song called Road. I loved it so much that I didn’t want to share it with the world. But I did.

And now I want to share the music too.

Enjoy.

You can find the lyrics here.


Photo by Karsten Würth (@inf1783) on Unsplash

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Once In a While (Acoustic) by Timeflies – Musical Ramblings #1

I was in the mall when I heard this song for the first time. Looking back, I realize how close I was to not knowing this song and also to not writing this blog. I didn’t really want to go out, cause I had homework to do(when do I not?) but my mom kicked me out of the house (not really, I love you, mom). I was actually okay with that. I needed to get out of the house. It was great in the end. Mostly due to this song.

This song is in F Major, which means that I can play it with a capo and E Major chords. If you’re not into guitar, lemme simplify that for you: The song has some of the most harmonious chords in the history of chords.

I was listening to this song again in the car ride back home with headphones on, and I haven’t felt that good in a long time. The original song does have a summer vibe to it, but the acoustic version is just timeless. You can listen to it at any time and count on it to lift your spirits.

Aside from the music part of this song, what drew me to this song is the lyrics. If you’ve been on this blog for a while, you might find me to be an introspective, workaholic, and extremely sensitive person. And this song’s lyrics ring so true to my heart, that I think it’s the most relatable, real song I’ve ever listened to.

Once In a While (Acoustic) is one of those songs that seems to read my mind and throw out all my thoughts in the form of lyrics. It is a subtle experience of knowing that life isn’t always what you expected, and isn’t always the best, but in the end, you realize that whatever comes your way, your life is worth celebrating.

I hope you have a great Sunday.

Cheers,

Udita.


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The Ultimate On The Road Mix (Not Really But Still)

  • This Girl (Kungs Vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners) (Extended) – Cookin’ On 3 Burners, Kungs
  • Now or Never (R3hab Remix) – Halsey, R3hab
  • This Feeling – The Chainsmokers
  • Closer (R3hab Remix) – The Chainsmokers
  • More Than You Know – Axwell /\ Ingrosso
  • Dreamer – Axwell /\ Ingrosso
  • Sun Comes Up (feat. James Arthur) –  Rudimental, James Arthur
  • Chota Sa Fasana – Arijit Singh
  • Whole Heart – Bipolar Sunshine, Gryffin
  • Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue, Jp Cooper
  • Sunset Lover – Petit Biscuit
  • The Nights –  Avicii
  • Broken Summer – Dj Snake, Max Frost
  • Waterfall – Petit Biscuit
  • Problems – Petit Biscuit
  • Beam – Petit Biscuit
  • Oceans – Petit Biscuit

What are your favourite songs to play when you’re on the road? Let me know in the comments below, and I’ll add them to the playlist 🙂

Cheers,

Udita.