Hiro (hiromasaki) wrote,
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Attempt to Edumacate People...

So, I have this absolutely wonderful Music Appreciation professor this semester, who has a very up-front and deep love of classical music and jazz. He has mentioned on several occasions a few points that, while he admits are generalities, he seems to hold that viewpoint primarily to not offend any students...

1) Classical, unlike modern forms of music, had a unique ability to center one and create a calming introspective mood.

2) Jazz is interesting and unique in that, post-Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, it is a form for virtuoso soloists to compete.

3) Rock music is an individual's sport, unlike orchestral music which requires all the musicians to be a perfect team player.

On top of this, he seems to really really love music, so I want to introduce him to other bands that he would honestly enjoy. I'd like this to be primarily from me (so I can re-use the disc for other people later), so I'm trying to stick to my bands... I'm just wanting to make sure I don't miss anything...

As of right now, the tracklist is as follows:

Shine On You Crazy Diamond 13:36 Pink Floyd Pulse - Disc 1
Arriving Somewhere But Not Here 12:02 Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Glass Arm Shattering 11:12 Porcupine Tree Deadwing
The Walls of Babylon 10:50 Pendragon The Window of Life
Ever Dream 4:44 Nightwish Century Child
Ghost Love Score 10:02 Nightwish Once
The Poet And The Pendulum 13:55 Nightwish Dark Passion Play
Over The Hills And Far Away 5:04 Nightwish Over The Hills And Far Away
Surfing with the Alien 4:25 Joe Satriani Surfing with the Alien
Satch Boogie 3:14 Joe Satriani Surfing with the Alien
The Audience Is Listening 5:30 Steve Vai Passion And Warfare
Greasy Kid's Stuff 2:59 Steve Vai Passion And Warfare
Asian Sky 5:34 Steve Vai The Ultra Zone
2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx 6:47 Rush Chronicles - Disc 1
The Trees 4:41 Rush Chronicles - Disc 1
Time Stand Still 5:10 Rush Chronicles - Disc 2
Mystic Rhythms 5:54 Rush Retrospective II (1981-1987)
Aria Di Mezzo Carattere 5:53 Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VI: Grand Finale
Final Fantasy Symphonic Suite: Scene III - FFI 6:07 Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy N Generation
Dancing Mad (Final Fantasy VI) 12:05 The Black Mages The Black Mages
Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness 2:52 Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness: Dawn To Dusk
Tonight, Tonight 4:15 Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness: Dawn To Dusk
1979 4:26 Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness: Twilight To Starlight

I still want to add Dream Theater, some B'z, and possibly some Mitsuda into the mix, but haven't had a chance to go through those yet. And I'm afraid that Yngwie might break the poor man's ears.

EDIT: I would like to be able to add some King Crimson and The Flower Kings, but I am not really familiar enough with them myself to be suggesting specific songs to someone, and have none of them in my collection. :(
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