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    Quote Originally posted by Elen View Post
    I did!

    And I think this elephant enjoyed the music as much as I did:


    Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata ─ one of my personal favorite piano pieces (not that I can play it) ─ is indeed an excellent piece to play before an elephant.

    By the way, did you notice the sudden reaction of the elephant when the chord changes from having a major third to a minor third at around 00:50? Also, the elephant turns toward the pianist at around 03:04 because of the prolonged descent down the scale without that any bass notes are being played ─ elephants are very sensitive to low frequencies and rhythm, and that descending run breaks the rhythm by omitting the bass line.

    I am either way convinced that the animal both appreciated and enjoyed the piece. The way it responded to certain passages and transitions ─ e.g. the insertion of diminished chords ─ says it all, and elephants are after all one of the most intelligent species on Earth.
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    That elephant will surely remember it too.

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    These videos make me think that one of the reasons humans are here on earth is to make music.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    These videos make me think that one of the reasons humans are here on earth is to make music.
    If only that were true...
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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    That elephant will surely remember it too.
    “But those who have been under the shadow, who have gone down at last to elemental things, will have a wider charity” - Herbert George Wells -

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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata ─ one of my personal favorite piano pieces (not that I can play it) ─ is indeed an excellent piece to play before an elephant.

    By the way, did you notice the sudden reaction of the elephant when the chord changes from having a major third to a minor third at around 00:50? Also, the elephant turns toward the pianist at around 03:04 because of the prolonged descent down the scale without that any bass notes are being played ─ elephants are very sensitive to low frequencies and rhythm, and that descending run breaks the rhythm by omitting the bass line.

    I am either way convinced that the animal both appreciated and enjoyed the piece. The way it responded to certain passages and transitions ─ e.g. the insertion of diminished chords ─ says it all, and elephants are after all one of the most intelligent species on Earth.
    I love the way that you interpreted the Elephant's responses. Yes, it is very intelligent and love-driven...i.e. the hug at the end.
    Whatever is true. Whatever is noble. Whatever is right. Whatever is lovely. Whatever is admirable. Anything of excellence and worthy of praise. Dwell on these things. Jesus Christ (I agree)

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