Sunday, March 06, 2011

Quote of the Day

From Eileen Huang's new collaborative piano-oriented blog, a Recipe for Learning Contemporary Music. This is totally à propos, given the difficult new music I've been working on the last few weeks:
1. Combine 2/3 cup unusual intervals with 1/2 cup challenging rhythms.
2. Sprinkle liberally with accidentals. (Double-sharps and double-flats optional.)
3. Add sprightly tempo marking.
4. Bake until your brain is melted with a golden brown crust.


  1. Alice8:40 AM

    The best is to combine the double sharps and double flats in the same chord!

  2. Especially if the double sharp happens to be below the double flat on the staff and but above it on the keyboard. Ouch!

  3. Very accurate recipe, especially #4!