I always thought Classical was pretty-sounding. When I aged some and experienced more—both emotionally and analytically—I found beauty with the internal workings and structure, along with the general connotation of the emotions espoused in Classical. I think what first attracted me was the pure inspiration of my teacher—I was utterly enamored with his level of skill, perception, discipline and clarity. Also, I’d never seen such relaxed, fluid chops. Currently, I’m a Classical Percussionist doing mostly free lance and sub-list work. I also have a small studio of students.
Someone on here once said they left music for something more stable—smart choice! Even in percussion, the odds are slim but I love Classical fervently, so there’s nothing like getting together with a group of people and really bringing an idea, even the principle of excellence and discipline, to life.
Building a harpsichord sounds wicked! Let me know how it goes, and how she plays. I almost bought this virginal the other day on ebay, but I couldn’t justify spending $4,000 on one when I’m hunting for a Marimba.