During one of the high school sectionals I was running this week, I was pointing out that the third All-State étude is in a minor key. While most people learn at least a little about minor keys and scales before high school, I was curious as to how much they actually knew...
ME: How is this different from a major key?
KID: It's minor.
(Again...thank you, Captain Obvious. And this was a different kid than
the one who said something similarly obvious the other day. At least
this kid somewhat redeemed himself right afterwards by saying "it sounds