Random Thoughts and Rants from an Everyday Saxophonist
Friday, May 24, 2013
Kids Say the Darnedest Things About Famous Classical Compositions
I slacked yesterday and didn't post, here's a bonus KSTDT: Last week, I was
letting a student know that we'd be starting the very basics of
improvisation the following week...
ME: So next week, we'll go the piano room and start improv. KID: But I don't play piano!
ME: You won't be playing piano; you'll be playing your sax. I don't
play very much piano myself, but I can play the two chords we'll use for
your first improvisation. KID: The only thing I can play on piano is that "Da da Da da Da da Da da Daaaaaah." ME: Ahh yes, "Für Elise." KID: Yup--by Mozart something-or-other.
(To his credit, the kid did pronounce "Mozart" correctly...)