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    Random Italian Opera

    I certainly hear unusual things from time to time (mostly animals, weather, etc.). This afternoon, somebody is practicing "O Mio Babbino Caro" from Puccini within earshot. They are working a lot on those transitions.

    It isn't a recording because they are clearly working on sections. There is no musical accompaniment (that I can hear), sporadic laughter, and abrupt restarts as you would have in practice.

    Gal seems pretty well trained to my ear. I mean it's obvious she's had extensive vocal training and isn't somebody practicing for a TV show or charity event. They just did a few scales (heard the piano AND voice) but now back to the trickier parts. Jack attempted to join in on one part but now seems content to simply experience the marvelousness of hearing random opera practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I certainly hear unusual things from time to time (mostly animals, weather, etc.). This afternoon, somebody is practicing "O Mio Babbino Caro" from Puccini within earshot. They are working a lot on those transitions.

    It isn't a recording because they are clearly working on sections. There is no musical accompaniment (that I can hear), sporadic laughter, and abrupt restarts as you would have in practice.

    Gal seems pretty well trained to my ear. I mean it's obvious she's had extensive vocal training and isn't somebody practicing for a TV show or charity event. They just did a few scales (heard the piano AND voice) but now back to the trickier parts. Jack attempted to join in on one part but now seems content to simply experience the marvelousness of hearing random opera practice.
    I thought you were out in the hinterland...how can you hear someone singing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    I thought you were out in the hinterland...how can you hear someone singing?
    LOL! This isn't Area 51 or anything. While you won't hear conversation or police sirens much, you can hear sound from quite a distance if it isn't windy.

    In urban areas "quiet" is very relative due to the large ambient background noise (cars, sirens, people talking/shouting, people playing music, etc.).

    Elsewhere, most noise is weather like wind, snow - it makes a noise, rain, leaves, animals, whatever. Human voices stand out.

    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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