We have Braininators!
We are awesome and terrifying!
Accept us as a primal force of Nature before we destroy you!
Anyhow, it’s a fun article.
I’m getting more earbuzzes from “Confusa si miri.” There’s just more going on there melodically. “Vivi tiranno” is wonderful but doesn’t stand on its own as well without the aria following it.
And “Confusa si miri” isn’t a particularly annoying thing. It goes from Bm to Bbm, which isn’t too bad.
Just looking at the sheet, and “Vivi, tiranno” is in Bb!
That means it’s in AM!!!! A nice hand-friendly key, finally!
I think I hacked a cheap way to hit that high F# chord in the right hand. First … Okay, ignore my left hand, difficult as that is. Second — and here’s the Sneaky Bastard part — when you are slapping out a sfz chord up on the black keys, it’s easier to miss the wrong ones than to hit the right ones. I mean, there’s only five of them up there. Just aim for the right root and slap, and be careful to miss the G#. The D# is an easy miss; that’s under the fourth finger anyhow, which is a lazy slob at the best of times.
So anyhow, I’m just sort of doing this angry elephant seal thing with that chord, and it seems to be working and giving me the sfz that I need to boot. Whee! Nothing like a regulation shortcut to boost your mood. There’s so few of them when it comes to music.
Just got hit with an Ideer™ for a lounge-act Dean-Martin version of the intro for “Vivi, tiranno.” I need to go home and listen to it now to see if it will work out.
There’s a lot going on in it, but I’m not entirely sure if it’s a good fit for a project like this. It’s got a very distinct direction it’s aiming in, and it may not be soft around the edges enough to remodel it into other genres.
(In other news, my post tags still bite.)
So I’m rolling that intro around in my head to see what shakes out. I should do the same with “Vivi, tiranno” just to find out which one appears to have longer legs on it.
No uploaded demo for the almost-Albéniz version of “Se fiera” yet. That’s going to take more than a little time. Parts of it are nasty, and the parts that aren’t want to go very fast, which causes fishtailing, loss of traction, and spectacular NASCAR-quality crack-ups in the nasty bits.
… IT’S DONE. Off to poke around among the other arias to find #4. Down periscope and all that …