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  • Baroque Music Snippet on "GTD Fast" CD??

    At one point in this CD set, DA talks about using music to inspire him to get in the mood to do his weekly review. He then powers up a snippet a baroque music from his computer.

    Does anyone recognize that piece of music? Thanks!

    Kevin

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    http://www.davidco.com/forum/viewtop...hlight=baroque

    hth

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    • #3
      I also believe it is Bach's Brandenburg Concerto # 3.

      If you like this tempo & style, you might also want to check out Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons". especially the Spring (E Major) and Autumn (F Major).

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      • #4
        [QUOTE=spectecGTD]I also believe it is Bach's Brandenburg Concerto # 3.
        QUOTE]

        Sorry, I don't hear it. I borrowed 3 or 4 artists donig Bach's Brandenburg Concerto # 3 and, although it's a pretty piece, none of them sounded like the snippet played on the GTD Fast CD.

        Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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        • #5
          I also loved that snippet of music. I don't think it's from Brandenburg Concerto #3 either. Hate to make extra work for Davidco but wonder if they would have the name of piece and composer.

          No worries either way. I was thinking of playing it for my local music guru to see if he can identify it. If I get the name will post it for everyone interested.

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          • #6
            Baroque Music

            Concertos for Recorder - Telemann & Vivaldi

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            • #7
              Just wondering – does anyone know if there are any CD compilations of baroque music chosen specifically for their thinking aid qualities?

              I have several collections of Bach concertos (concerti?) but each concerto consists of a fast, a slow, and another fast movement. The tempo of the slow movements does not meet the sixty beats per minute requirement. Have there been any collections of just fast movements published?

              (I know this is sacrilege to music lovers, but I will still listen to the complete compositions another time, honest!).

              Dave

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              • #8
                This doesn't exactly answer your question, but a good place to look for classical cd's is the stores who resell and/or consign cd's, videos, games, etc. if there are any near you.

                There are a couple near my office and I drop in from time-to-time to see what they have in the classical selections. These places are popular with the young people looking for rap, rock, and associated music, so they usually price the classical cd's (if they even accept them) dirt cheap.
                Last edited by spectecGTD; 10-31-2005, 07:46 PM.

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                • #9
                  60 BPM requirement?

                  Originally posted by Busydave
                  The tempo of the slow movements does not meet the sixty beats per minute requirement.
                  What is this sixty beats per minute requirement?

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                  • #10
                    Hi Tes

                    It’s the beats-per-minute required to get the brain up to optimal revs. David has a segment about it on GTD Fast – I also came across it at a speed-reading class. It seems to cause a “bright and breezy” frame of mind where thinking and creativity are easier. I find it works.

                    I will just have to learn how to get the program function on my CD player to work so that I can skip the slow tracks.

                    Dave

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                    • #11
                      playlists are the answer

                      Originally posted by Busydave
                      I will just have to learn how to get the program function on my CD player to work so that I can skip the slow tracks.
                      Digital format and playlists are the way to go! I have "Energizing" and "Relaxing" playlists.

                      My days of programming CD tracks are over.

                      Originally posted by Busydave
                      (I know this is sacrilege to music lovers, but I will still listen to the complete compositions another time, honest!).
                      I'm a musician, but I see no sacrilege. A human being wrote the music; human beings recorded it; you're the human being who bought the recording, and you have a right to listen to it any way you please.

                      Originally posted by Busydave
                      The tempo of the slow movements does not meet the sixty beats per minute requirement. . .It’s the beats-per-minute required to get the brain up to optimal revs. . .It seems to cause a “bright and breezy” frame of mind where thinking and creativity are easier. I find it works.
                      Something is not right here. Fast movements of Bach concertos are supposed to have a tempo of sixty beats per minute?? And the slow movements are supposed to be have tempos with even fewer beats per minute?? This is not the case. And sixty beats per minute is specifically supposed to increase creativity?

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                      • #12
                        No, harpsichord...

                        Originally posted by jerendeb
                        Concertos for Recorder - Telemann & Vivaldi
                        I think the original poster was asking about the music David uses as his example of "Weekly Review" music, not the music used as fillers and wrappers in parts of the program.

                        David's music definitely had harpsichord in it, but I don't have a clue what piece of music that is.

                        Constant, did you have any luck getting your guru to identify it?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by andersons
                          And sixty beats per minute is specifically supposed to increase creativity?
                          Well to be more precise, I think the requirement is tempos over 60 beats per minute – that’s the only reason GTD Fast features baroque music. I’m fairly sure David gives a short explanation of the effect on the brain. The guy who gave the speed-reading course I attended explained it in those terms also.

                          Dave

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Busydave
                            Well to be more precise, I think the requirement is tempos over 60 beats per minute – that’s the only reason GTD Fast features baroque music. I’m fairly sure David gives a short explanation of the effect on the brain. The guy who gave the speed-reading course I attended explained it in those terms also.
                            Given what is known about music and what it known about the brain, how would beats per minute have an effect on thinking or creativity? The claim is ridiculous.

                            All music has a tempo, a certain number of beats per minute, and many songs, from any genre you'd hear on the radio -- pop, rap, R&B, oldies -- have a tempo faster than 60 beats per minute. And in the art music genre, tempos faster than 60 bpm are hardly unique to the Baroque era.

                            Besides, a song will sound more or less lively depending on how many notes are played per beat and how frequently the chords change ("harmonic rhythm"). A song with notes played 4 to a beat (sixteenth notes) is going to sound a lot faster than a song with 2 beats per note (half notes). The former could sound fairly stimulating, while the latter would help put you to sleep.

                            I'm sorry to say, but David and the speed-reading guru are both wrong about this. The claim is inconsistent with knowledge of music and knowledge of the brain. I think that when people are selling information, they should be held to a high standard for its validity. This sounds like hype.

                            The main effect is to make a hard or boring task more palatable by adding music. That can definitely be useful. Or to energize you ("increase arousal") when you're tired. Both of those effects are well supported. But if motivation and energy for the task are already high, music won't make a difference for the task itself and may actually distract from the focus the task requires.

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                            • #15
                              I’m not sure of the credentials of this website, but it talks a bit more about the topic:

                              http://www.cerebromente.org.br/n15/mente/musica.html

                              See under the heading: “The Power of Music on Memory and Learning”

                              Also, try here:

                              http://www.college-smarts.com/tips.htm

                              Dave

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