Written by Zina Francisca
Published: December 6, 2013 at 12:26 PM [UTC]
So here goes:
Ode to Kreutzer 2
Such a rich resource this Kreutzer 2
I know my teacher takes that view
He gave this piece to me in May
Now in December still I play
'Cause Kreutzer 2 is great for me
I'm sure my neighbours would agree
They hear me play it on and on
and I just hope they think it fun
I have to take it very slow
That's what my teacher wants, I know
And every day I start anew
To sink my teeth in Kreutzer 2
I hope to conquer it one day
And put the wretched book away
A girl can dream, and tho' I do
For now I stick with Kreutzer 2
Last night I stayed up very late
And then I dreamed of Kreutzer 8
But when I woke up with the 'flu
I found I'm still at Kreutzer 2
I know my husband would agree
This Kreutzer is the one for me
He still supports me when I do
Another bar of Kreutzer 2
And as I polish ev'ry line
I look at him and he seems fine
I try my best and hope it's true
He likes the sound of Kreutzer 2
And if some day he'll let me know
That I must choose twixt him and Ro'
It will be sad, what can I do?
I must persist with Kreutzer 2
What if it makes me lose my man
While I am doing all I can?
I'll try to make amends and pray
He will relent and let me stay!
My teacher lingers on my case
He makes me work on every phrase
And when he doesn't like my sound
It's back to Kreutzer 2, I've found
We keep on trying, yes we do
Since we both love our Kreutzer 2
Now this may seem a little sad
But it is not, I'm very glad!
I started this adventure late
And for my age I'm doing great
I even practice when I'm blue
So I improve, I swear it's true
All with the help of Kreutzer 2!
@ Jayanthi: You are so welcome! ;-)
@ Elise: my teacher definitely agrees. In his (professional) orchestra, there always seems to be SOMEONE playing snippets of K2 ...
My teacher keeps telling me to think of the notes before I play them. Whenever I encounter intervals in a piece that I find difficult to get right, I turn to songs for help that I know how to sing automatically (nursery rhymes, christmas carols etc.) It seems that I am now expanding on this principle. Does anyone else do this?
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