Thursday, November 30, 2006

Nyah, nyah, nyah

Recently a student was playing a legato shift from B-flat to G. Lots of tension.

I tried lots of tricks; nothing seemed to work.

Hmm, minor third. What about that little mocking melody kids use.
"Nyah nyah nyah...(etc.)

Just like that, tension gone.

Take the new...relate it to the simple, the old.
Something you've done for years.