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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2019
     
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2019
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinYou'd have to be crazy, to be the greatest drummer of all time.

    He was total prick. Being The Greatest Drummer of All Time let him get away with it all his life.

    Jack Bruce was pretty damn gifted, and seemed to manage being a decent person. I like this story

    The story goes when late bassist Jack Bruce was a few hours from death in 2014, he phoned up close friends to say goodbye. When he called his ex-Cream band mate Ginger Baker, he told him, “I’m dying, Ginger, f*ck you,” then slammed down the phone. Baker tried to call back several times, of course, but Bruce wouldn’t pick up.

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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2019
     
    Well - Gene Krupa? Evelyn Glennie...?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2019
     
    Or Van Cliburn, for that matter. I don't see a piano as anything more than a percussion instrument.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2019
     
    It is generally so considered, I believe...but what about the harpsichord?
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    Well, sure, Krupa, or Rich ... but Baker covered more genres I think.

    Posted By: BigOilRep
    Posted By: alsetalokinYou'd have to be crazy, to be the greatest drummer of all time.

    He was total prick. Being The Greatest Drummer of All Time let him get away with it all his life.

    Jack Bruce was pretty damn gifted, and seemed to manage being a decent person. I like this story

    The story goes when late bassist Jack Bruce was a few hours from death in 2014, he phoned up close friends to say goodbye. When he called his ex-Cream band mate Ginger Baker, he told him, “I’m dying, Ginger, f*ck you,” then slammed down the phone. Baker tried to call back several times, of course, but Bruce wouldn’t pick up.



    Now that is class. Jack Bruce is (was) one of my idols.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PTUpzsDkuA
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2019
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinBaker covered more genres I think


    I think Evelyn has got that one in spades.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2019
     
    Posted By: AngusIt is generally so considered, I believe...but what about the harpsichord?


    Even more so--dynamics are limited at best; not even as capable as the clavichord, which also allows a certain amount pitch "bending".
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2019
     
    But the harpsichord action involves no percussion. It is a plucked instrument.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2019
     
    A very small distinction.

    I submit that the action of a harpsichord jack assembly is substantially different from the action invoked by a harpist, for example.

    Fundamentally, the player has no control over pitch or dynamics. To call a harpsichord a member of the string family is an affront to violinists and guitarists.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2019 edited
     
    Arguably to call a piano a percussion instrument is an affront to pianists. Fortunately we have the category "clavier" for them. Does it include the typewriter?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2019
     
    Untuned percussion.

    I've heard it said that pianists envy violinists for their flexibility in tuning and bowing, while violinists would like the ability to play up to 10 notes simultaneously over 7 octaves.

    No instrument is perfect.
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    There's chord envy with wind players, no doubt. Closest I ever got was interweaving two tunes into one on the recorder. I remember it was exhilarating but that's about all. At the time I was sharing a car with three other people on the way from Herat to Kabul via Kandahar and was geologically stoned. I remember one asking me at the end if that's what I'd done, and only then I realised it. One of those nice little memories.