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Mendy Smith

When lessons go ....... fun!

September 20, 2007 at 4:05 AM

Tonight was probably the most fun and challenging lesson I've had in awhile. After finishing the requisite C major scale and Yost exercises to warm-up, we got down to the business of having fun. First was a bit of a painful experience getting to know Motzart's Dissonant Quartet. Luckily, since the piece is dissonant, we had some fun making the dissonance happen where it shouldn't. It made me feel alot better that even my teacher got a wrong note and a note or two a bit short :)

Then to the Tangos. About half way through these we were both dancing a bit in place and humming along. After lessons ended, Joel was still singing the Tango. I appologized for getting that piece stuck in his head.

We never did get around to playing Bach.

From Albert Justice
Posted on September 20, 2007 at 4:41 AM
I'm so glad someone else has used the term dissonance beyond the books!
From Terez Mertes
Posted on September 22, 2007 at 10:40 PM
Fun lessons are the among the top reasons I play this difficult instrument. Your lesson sounded great. Tangos - very cool.

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