PipeChat Digest #884 - Tuesday, May 25, 1999
Re: mixtures from the top
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Actual Facts - Text Edition
  by <p.wilson2@juno.com>

(back) Subject: Re: mixtures from the top From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 00:21:02 -0400 (EDT)   >...the addition of the Schlicker to the E.M. > Skinner at 1st Congo, LA, (c. 1968??) was a > stroke of genius! After that addition, the > resulting organ comfortably covers both > orchestral/romantic AND baroque/early > classic with aplomb! I seldom question DeSSerTBoB, since it leads to those little bag-o-stuff merrily burning on my doorstep!!! (hehehehe), howsumever...   When two separate instruments are made playable from the same console, do they become "one" instrument. Seems to me that the Schlicker and Skinner organs are two distinct instruments which do what they do well and are built according to differing principles. They only happen to be connected to common consoles.   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   Trained or not, he'll always be his own dog to a degree. -- Carol Lee Benjamin   http://www.threedog.com Three Dog Bakery    
(back) Subject: Actual Facts - Text Edition From: p.wilson2@juno.com Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 02:43:11 EDT   --------- Begin forwarded message ---------- MeMail: Actual Facts __________________________________________________________ Another free MeMail Publication                                                     http://www.memail.com    ACTUAL FACTS Four items a day of enduring insignificance From United Press International --- WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TIMBRE, PITCH AND PATCH? Timbre is the sound of a musical note...metallic, soft, hollow, sharp. An oboe, a cello and a group of timpani have completely different timbres. The pitch of a musical note refers to how high or low the note is...quite apart from what timbre it is. In a discussion of musical notes, a patch is a specific kind of musical sound on a synthesizer. Early synthesizers used patch cords, like you see on very early telephone switchboards. --- NAME A GREAT COMPOSER WHO WOULD HAVE COMPOSED FOR SYNTHESIZER IF ALIVE TODAY Beethoven, without question. He wrote "Wellington's Victory" for a mechanical musical instrument that was brand-new in his day, and enthusiastically supported the use of another gizmo that was new back then...the metronome. --- NAME A GREAT JAZZ PIANIST WHO STARTED OUT AS A CHURCH ORGANIST Actually, LOTS of jazz musicians got their early training in churches...but the single most famous example among pianists would have to be Fats Waller, who was a very good church organist before moving on to become the man who did "I'm the Sheik of Araby/Your love belongs to me/At night when you're asleep/Into your tent I creep." --- NAME A ROCK MUSICIAN WHO COMPOSED A PIANO CONCERTO Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer composed a piano concerto that is actually rather good. But so far the only recording of it is his own...on the original "Works" album. --- By Howard Dicus (UPI) Copyright 1999 by United Press International. All rights reserved. Copyright 1999 by United Press International   _____________________________________________________________________ Subscription Information   MeMail "Actual Facts" is another free MeMail Publication.   To SUBSCRIBE, send an email to subscribe-actualfacts@send.memail.com   To UNSUBSCRIBE, forward this message to leave-actualfacts-759256V@send.memail.com   To CHANGE your email address, please visit http://www.memail.com/unsubscribe.htm   --------- End forwarded message ----------   ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com/getjuno.html or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]