Comments: 1884 • Responses: 44 • Date: 2013-01-11 16:11:28 UTC
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ericwhitacre572 karma2015-02-15 20:38:52 UTC
a) That made me laugh, and b) love that username.
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ericwhitacre529 karma2015-02-15 20:00:23 UTC
Ha! I have the distinct advantage of living in the era of photoshop.
ericwhitacre511 karma2015-02-15 20:57:21 UTC
Silly, isn't it? I think it is because when they teach basic harmony they begin with Bach, who rarely used parallel 5ths. The problem is it becomes a 'rule' in the class, and I am always amazed how few theory teachers say, no parallel 5ths if you want to sound like you are writing in 1750.
ericwhitacre488 karma2015-02-15 20:13:05 UTC
I adore trombones - not just the instrument but the whole trombone lifestyle. Would love to write some things for trombone choir.
ericwhitacre350 karma2013-01-11 20:32:13 UTC
Oh my god with the hair products.
ericwhitacre342 karma2015-02-15 20:45:29 UTC
He's a very close friend. Would be fun to write something with him.
ericwhitacre328 karma2013-01-11 20:34:20 UTC
ericwhitacre304 karma2015-02-15 22:19:51 UTC
It was less about a PR effort and more of a boots-on-the-ground effort. For years I thought of myself like an indie band, traveling to every little town in America, building a fan base one person at a time. I loved meeting all the people and I learned a lot about the business.
It was also great for me because I learned how to conduct every level of ensemble, and I learned to speak comfortably to any size crowd. Those were skills that really came in handy later on.
ericwhitacre293 karma2013-01-11 20:18:37 UTC
That's a tough one. Not sure I have a favorite. Each key has a different color to me, a different 'taste' (I don't have synesthesia but I do associate sound very closely with taste, and color). I am often drawn to B flat minor, and to F# major, and D flat major... oh god, I could just go on and on.
ericwhitacre288 karma2013-01-11 20:15:48 UTC
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