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Which famous musicians despise piano competitions, barring Bartók and Ives?

Source: The Dark Side of Piano Competitions, by Michael Johnson, AUG. 7, 2009 [reproduced here also] [...] A petition now circulating has attracted more than 500 signatures urging “transparency” ...
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Who was the first person to spin a double bass during a performance?

I was wondering who was the first person to spin a double bass during a performance, and who popularized it?
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What would a vocalist use in-ear headphones for, even during an acoustic concert?

I was lately watching and re-watching a-ha's MTV Unplugged, and noticed Morten Harket adjusting an earphone while performing the acoustic "Take On Me", and I noticed he has it during all their ...
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Have any artists incorporated physical pain with composition and performance?

Self-harm, suicide and pain in general are all central themes in many subgenres of metal (especially black metal). Some performers have been known to cut themselves with razor blades on-stage during ...
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What was The Grand Tour?

In some of my readings, I come across some passing mentions that Vancouver was a stop on the Grand Tour and that was a contributing factor in it developing a lot of infrastructure for musical ...
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Famously out-of-tune vocals

I just finished listening to BBC Radio 4 Extra - All You Need Is Lab - How Science And Technology Inspired Innovation In Music One of the contributors says (20:00 in from the start of the program) ...
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Prince 2004 performance during "While my guitar gently weeps" -- live or pre recorded?

I'm a big fan of this video "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with Prince, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Steve Winwood The cherry on the cake is Prince's guitar solo from 3:28 . However - I'm not ...
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Musical equivalent of the film gag reel

We're all familiar with the DVD 'gag reel', where we get to see film actors fluffing their lines in an amusing way. Has any musical artist been brave enough to issue their musical gag reel? We're so ...
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London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony live musics

I hope that some guys from the live music industry could help me. At the ceremony, particularly for the industrial revolution and the NHS sections, were all the theme musics played live, particularly ...
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Did Meat Loaf ever perform the song live, or release a recording of "Everything works if you let it"?

The title of the song Everything works if you let it was a saying of the character played by Meat Loaf in his first starring role in the 1980 film Roadie. Did Meat Loaf ever perform this song live in ...
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Is there a musical with "All Star" in it?

For my school assessment I need to perform a piece, however the piece must be from a musical. Being the teenager that I am, I would like to play All Star by Smash Mouth. Are there any musicals that ...
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Do performers arrive before or after the audience?

Is there a set rule for performers to arrive before or after the crowd? Or, is it up to each performer's choice? Note: I am not asking about festivals, but just concerts.
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Where is the mic for the singers on TV?

I happened to see a new show on the ITV (a TV channel in the UK), called All Star Musicals. The singers should be singing live since it is a competition and there are judges, and also there is a big ...
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Bilingual songs performed by Artists in concerts

Do Bilingual artists perform and sing songs in different languages at concerts when they travel abroad viz USA, Canada, Italy, Spain, Germany, France etc Are there examples of those Artists who have ...
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Were Ornette Colemann's concerts ever noted to be incredibly or even unbearably loud?

I saw only one Ornette Coleman performance in my life, it was in the mid/late 1980's, and it was memorable event first because of the music and finally because of the incredibly loud volume that the ...
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The Beatles' song "Yellow Submarine" sounds slightly off-tune on YouTube

Hope it is not extremely off-topic for I have no idea where to ask else... Listening to Yellow Submarine song my wife pointed that it sounds off-tune. I never thought of this (my ears are not as well ...
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