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Bach was a tease. [Apr. 1st, 2007|03:16 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

Have you ever had the thing happen where you go over to the piano and your roommate's Well-Tempered Clavier is sitting there and you open it to the first page and you look at the first prelude -- you know, the one that's in C and mostly arpeggios and mostly in the right hand, that one that everyone knows -- and you say to yourself, "You know, I think I can play this," and you sit down and play it and by God you can play it, for the most part, and for one shining moment you are filled with hope and you think, "Yes! I can still play repertoire!" and you flip excitedly to the fugue on the next page and uh. Yeah.

Dammit.

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[User Picture]From: agentrayevyn
2007-04-01 11:33 pm (UTC)
I have an 11 year old who's putting trills in her compositions. I never even got that far in my lesson books.

Don't feel bad. Sounds like you've still got some kickass sightreading, though.
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[User Picture]From: stingmeyer
2007-04-02 12:23 am (UTC)
C'mon, it's in C major, how hard can it be? ;-)

I used to be hugely into Bach fugues (my primary instrument is the pipe organ). I could play quite a few Bach fugues from memory, and always found that one to be particularly fun, but deceptively difficult. It's been awhile since I've done any serious keyboard playing--I should dig that one out again.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-04-02 06:36 pm (UTC)
C'mon, it's in C major, how hard can it be?

That's what I thought!

stereotype441 has a lot of music that I could play at one time, or at least play better than I can now. I keep getting served, over and over and over. I really need to start lessons again. In Bloomington they seem to think I'm some kind of musician or something.
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[User Picture]From: stereotype441
2007-04-02 02:30 am (UTC)
You know, when I heard you playing the prelude #1, I thought to myself, I ought to get the music to Gounod's Ave Maria so I could play along with you on the viola.
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[User Picture]From: mediaboy
2007-04-02 05:43 am (UTC)
It's funny, I just started re-reading Gödel, Escher, Bach this week and was thinking I really ought to play more Bach at home.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-04-02 06:36 pm (UTC)
We should hang out.
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[User Picture]From: mediaboy
2007-04-04 09:26 am (UTC)
Totally. I didn't realize until I picked up my Sunday NYT that Hofstadter teaches at Indiana -- it must be the right school for you! :-)
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