Wednesday, September 10, 2008

W O W !!!

I decided today, that if I am to go back to school for a music degree, then I had better get my fingers back in shape. No more slacking off. The only way this is truly going to happen for me is if I get my tush in gear and start practicing. After all, I would be a hypocrite if I required my students to practice while I, myself, sit on the sidelines and not do anything. So I pulled out my "Greatest Classics" book and decided Chopin's Minute Waltz would be a good start. I never studied this when I was taking lessons.

I worked for about 2 hours today and got to half the normal tempo before my fingers decided they were done. Finshed. Kaput. Couldn't do a scale if I wanted to, let alone with 5 flats! Even if it is my favorite key. (So fun...all black keys except C and F!) Anyways, as I was searching for a good rendition for inspiration, I came across a couple videos. One gave the history of the piece as the man played. Apparently Chopin was watching his dog run around in circles chasing its own tail with a friend when he decided to capture the image in music. So it was originally called "The Little Dog Waltz" and then later changed. The next video I found blew me away! It's a Minute Waltz DUET! I just had to share...



Watch it. I dare you. Live on the wild side. 3 minutes of your life you won't regret.

3 comments:

The Whetten Family said...

That was really neat to watch. Thanks for sharing.

Steph B said...

Love Victor Borgin (sp?) he is so talented.

Price Family said...

That was awesome. They were very talented.