Thursday, December 6, 2007

Unchained Medley

If you had trouble picking out all seven songs from the Vertical Christmas Medley, help has arrived. You may now click on the individual pianists to hear the different tunes highlighted; but don't give up too soon. It's an interesting exercise to see what your ears can pick out of the equalized morass. Even knowing the identities of all the tunes, I find it challenging to see how many I can tune into at once - kind of like one of those magic eye puzzles. I'm always trying to get my music appreciation students to hear textures; this might be an interesting way to train ears to isolate textural components. Kind of like the Great One does in this great Canadian scene.

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