Waltz For Guitar

“At age 18, Zappa was experimenting with serialism and the guitar and tossed off Waltz For Guitar. It remained unknown until Keyboard and Guitar Player magazine published a Zappa celebration edition in 1992. In a characteristic comment, Zappa called it ‘…a 12 tone crab canon… it’s kind of short and boring‘”. (thanks Filipe)

10 Responses to “Waltz For Guitar”

  1. vrnzr says:

    short? – yes; boring? – no!

  2. Dr Sharleena says:

    I agree. Also, i wonder if the silent seconds in the end are included in the original composition…

  3. Barry says:

    I just got a mail from an esteemed reader saying how he’s been receiving some weird spam, shortly after he downloaded that track. Coincidence or is there more to it? Have any of you out there experienced the same?

  4. Whore Mel says:

    weird spam? How could that be?

  5. pinaxos says:

    hello folks. first, Barry, you are welcome. second, no spam device on this harmless mp3. and for Sharleena: no, the silence is just in-between tracks’ silence. but you can see it as some sort of cage’s adition to the piece.

  6. Barry says:

    No spam device -> exactly what I was thinking. Thanks again, Filipe!

  7. sofa says:

    Whew! That’s a relief!So I guess the two cookies from terra.com that I removed from my coputer today were NOT used by someone at that server for nefarious gains…I was beginning to think I was becoming paranoid in me old age.SOFA

  8. Barry says:

    Sofa: I’m quite certain that two cookies left on your machine are not enough for terra.com to be able to grab your email address for spamming purposes… However, I would suggest you change from The Big Gaping Security Hole That Is Microsoft IE, to Mozilla’s Firefox. Believe me, you won’t believe you ever used MS IE once you’ve given Firefox a whirl!

  9. sofa says:

    Thanks for the tip, Bro!SOFA

  10. SOFA says:

    (Gulp!)Holy Shit, Barry-man, I is sorely amazed! Thanks again!SOFA