July 21, 2011 2:17 pm at 2:17 pm #598130
Music will be trendy , but without Goyish style!July 21, 2011 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #788940
Are you looking for customers or musicians?July 21, 2011 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #788941
where?July 21, 2011 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm #788942
Musicians, professional only!July 21, 2011 2:32 pm at 2:32 pm #788943
NEW YORKJuly 21, 2011 2:55 pm at 2:55 pm #788944
I am with you professional I read vechulu.July 21, 2011 2:58 pm at 2:58 pm #788945tracht gutMember
sounds great! wish i can join..July 21, 2011 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #788946AvodasChesedOutofTwnParticipant
Glad to hear it. My husband’s band (we do mostly New England simcha’s) is VERY leibidic but also ah, more traditional in it’s music. And purposely not so loud.
But what can you accomplish by posting here? Everything is supposed to be anonymous and no links?July 21, 2011 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #788947
Which city are u located in so I can search!July 21, 2011 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #788948
Can I join?
I’m strictly traditional, no junk. No loshon hora, or any hora (the new junk ones)July 21, 2011 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #788949
Elizena, is ur recording online somewhere?July 21, 2011 4:24 pm at 4:24 pm #788950
I don’t have any site. But I believe there’s a recording somewhere as I do sometimes perform in public.July 21, 2011 4:27 pm at 4:27 pm #788951
IUseBrains what do you playJuly 21, 2011 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #788952apushatayidParticipant
We already have jewish musicians playing non jewish music. just go to the average jewish wedding or concert.July 21, 2011 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm #788953
Need a support group!July 21, 2011 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm #788954
apushatayid: Right, read OP heading. – Non-goyish.July 21, 2011 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #788955HappyOne1Member
I love this Idea,u will definetly be Matzliach!
Hashem is with u!!July 21, 2011 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #788956
OK. Anyone play the bassoon?July 21, 2011 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #788957
No. But I know one individual who plays flute without the keys, just the mouthpiece!July 21, 2011 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm #788958apushatayidParticipant
Need a kazoo player?July 21, 2011 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #788959mikehall12382Member
I play a mean TraingleJuly 21, 2011 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #788960
Anyone for the Jew’s Harp?July 22, 2011 1:21 am at 1:21 am #788961July 22, 2011 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #788962
Amazing idea, I wish you much Hatzlacha. It will be tough to implement because goyish songs and styles have so permeated the Jewish music industry that I don’t see how it will ever get out. However if you try your best to make sure that none of the non Jewish songs are used at the minimum like some famous ones used at almost every simcha from various Zonohs like “lady” gaga and other trash…you will certainly have Hatzlacha and Hashem will be will you. I also think you will have many Gedolim on your side who will gladly recommend you to their talmidim so make sure to get your name out amongst all the Roshei Yeshivas.July 22, 2011 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm #788963
What is “non-Goyish” music?July 22, 2011 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #788964
There are many examples. Think of some of the old niggunim. For example any of Yossele Rosenblatts songs or any of the old chassidish songs like Koh Echsof…
Songs that are spiritual and bring one closer to Hashem.July 24, 2011 1:20 pm at 1:20 pm #788965
Please donate song ideas!July 24, 2011 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm #788966
” For example any of Yossele Rosenblatts songs or any of the old chassidish songs like Koh Echsof.”
Those are actually in the style of non-Jewish music. And Rosenblatt himself sang non-Jewish songs, including opera arias and “The Star-Spangled Banner”, in public.July 24, 2011 3:25 pm at 3:25 pm #788967
We are referring to contemporary pop music which one can hear on any fm station. Todays non Jewish music is made with one intention and one intention only…July 24, 2011 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm #788968
Lets tweak, halachically there may be nothing wrong,but it leads to the opposite of Dveikus in Hashem, so please!!!
and Charlie, please do not write anything that sounds negative!!July 24, 2011 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #788969
Charlie, there was a long thread about that topic some while ago where I explained my point of view. This thread is mainly for those who agree with me.July 24, 2011 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #788970
OK. When do we start practicing? What are we using for bass, chords, lead instruments, and others? I think I’d rather have an electric guitar with five pedals than one singer.July 24, 2011 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #788971
nu I am ready where do I sign up ?July 24, 2011 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #788972Bob SquappstienParticipant
I play the shoelace. (sport laces only, I’m still perfecting dress laces.)July 24, 2011 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm #788973
HaLeiVi: I do!July 24, 2011 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #788974
Guys, For Real!
We are playing trendy, but without Goyish Style, so we will be using same guys and sound equip as everyone else.
Maybe No Horas!July 24, 2011 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #788975
which means, we will bli neder , not shake like goyim!July 24, 2011 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #788976
Really, mamish, I do.July 24, 2011 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm #788977
bassonist,no letzonus, please!!!July 24, 2011 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #788978
I do one man jobs for occasions, strictly Yiddish style, Yiddishe taam. There is still some demand out there, not as much as those going for the junk, though. I do keyboard, both as one man and as accompaniment. I’m b”h starting out on violin and flute too.July 24, 2011 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm #788979
It’s very apparent the difference of the kind of simcha my edele, heimish style produces than that of the rest of the rock/jazz/bumish sort (junk/noise). You can actually see it in the faces of the attendees, dancing and participating in true Yiddishe simcha. Don’t get me wrong, it is lively, full of deep bass and middles too, but it’s bent on solely Yiddishe taam. Those who do hire me, do so because they want that pure Yiddish taste, unblemished with the advance of all popular goyish-style singers and songs.
There’s a Kehila I perform at generally one Yom Tov time, people come in to join, not to hear or watch my advanced instruments / machinery (very obsolete), it’s because of my choice of songs and pure Yiddish taste. I’m not ready to give it up!July 24, 2011 8:55 pm at 8:55 pm #788980
Youre’ the best!July 24, 2011 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #788981
IUseBrains,no letzonus, please!!!July 24, 2011 9:11 pm at 9:11 pm #788982
i’m not joking!July 24, 2011 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm #788983
“Charlie, please do not write anything that sounds negative!!”
I wasn’t trying to be negative, I was just trying to understand what you meant. “Jewish” music is really hard to define. Almost all Jewish music has been influenced by non-Jewish styles, and I don’t think Arnold Schoenberg’s atonal music, which arguably was like nothing ever heard before, is what any band is going to play at a simcha.
When my wife and I got married we hired the best klezmer band we could find. We wanted something that was more of a traditional Ashkenazic Jewish style even though that style is arguably only about a century or two old and clearly shares characteristics with other Eastern European music. We also were successful in getting them to keep the volume at a reasonable level, which our guests appreciated.July 24, 2011 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm #788984
I’m serious. It’s not terribly useful for Yiddishe simchas, but HaLevai did ask…July 24, 2011 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm #788985
Sure bassoonist, why not start an authentic band? A harp for chords and appreggio, bassoon for bass, triangle, pipe organ – not sure how we’ll get it in, though.July 25, 2011 5:01 am at 5:01 am #788986yossiefMember
I think that if you play a wedding, you pretty much have to play what the Baal Simcha wants. They know their crowd, and presumably know what they would like.
A simcha is made for the enjoyment of the Baal Simchas and their guests. I see nothing wrong with playing some Russian songs at a wedding of people who come from Russia, or Hungarian for people who come from Hungary.
People like what they grow up with. As long as you don’t play inappropriate songs, like Never on a Sunday, at a wedding.
But PLEASE keep the volume at a bearable level, so we don’t go home deaf. I have gone home from quite a few weddings before the main course, because the noise was unbearable. That is not a Simcha, it is torture.
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