New Yamaha Digital Orchestra: Beethoven Violin Romance – Introduction – Part 1 of 2

Remember how gleefully we welcomed the sound of an ice cream truck when we were kids? Well, on Wednesday of this week, a musical ice cream truck arrived at Eagle’s Nest. And it brought not just ice cream, but hundreds of different toppings (candies). Ever since, I have been like a kid in a candy store, sampling different flavors for different occasions.

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For those of you wondering what I am talking about here metaphorically, I should tell you that a fascinating new musical instrument that arrived at Eagle’s Nest on Wednesday. It is the top-of-the-line Yamaha Clavinova.  

Screen Shot 2013-10-12 at 2.46.27 PMI ordered it in passing, literally, through Tucson last weekend. And it’s a marvel. Even its grand piano sound quality is comparable to that of my Steinway grand back in Hawaii. But that’s just a start. This Yamaha is literally a digital symphony orchestra and a jazz and pop band in a box.

Often times, I receive musical downloads from the Spirit realm that are not piano pieces. Up until now, I’ve had to adapt them to piano, since that’s the only instrument I could play well (besides the flutes and Tibetan bowls).  No more. Now I can let my creativity run wild.

Imagine being able to create music with an orchestra of 1,200 instruments, including a choir?  It is like being in musical candy store with that many flavors. See now how the ice cream truck fits in?

So I decided to share and give you a little taste of it.

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New Yamaha Digital Orchestra: Beethoven Violin Romance – Variations of Variation 1 – Part 2 of 2

And now, here are some variations of the Variation 1 of Beethoven’s Violin Romance.  You’ll hear some pretty extraordinary sounds.  And quite a variety of variations. I promise… 🙂

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What happened during the course of creating and recording these two videos is the latest example of the Refusion of Arts and Sciences that the Internet era has enabled. I first discerned it and wrote about it in a Nov 1994 article.  The Musical Mystery Story, created in Nov 2010, which involved Beethoven and Mozart, was another example of it.

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