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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Jumping to Classics



My piano teacher has decided that this year we will focus on classics. Heh. Yay. I'm really scared of classics, just so you know. You can spend months mastering a particularly brutil piece, but the sucky part is that it sounds so EASY. So when you have played it all the way through and turn to a peer to get some review, all you get is, "Really pretty, Hannah." versus persay, I don't know, Dancing on the Berlin Wall (my assignment a few months ago) where you get something much...more (see link to hear what I mean. It's crazy. And bipolar.)

Yeah, so I'm really worried. This is going to be a tough year. The songs (just for your boredom, or if you want to look them up and hear them) are:

Warm up - Original Fur Elise, Bach
Praeludium II, Bach *see video at top
Invention I, Bach

As you can see, we're really nailing out the Bach right now. Whoopee.

My goal for the year is to master this piece - it's INCREDIBLY hard. See Clair de Lune. If you haven't watched any of the other videos, watch THIS ONE. You will immediately be calmed down.

3 Love Notes:

Probably Not said...

You're not gonna like this but, it's really pretty Hannah. And it looks super hard. I can't play an instrment though, so I guess everything looks hard. But I'll take your word for it.

Emily said...

Classics are good! Besides, you need the variety!! It's the spice of life, you know.

Caroline said...

hannah you never liked classics before. distinctly remember saying that you hated them and couldn't play them. why the change of heart?