6 months ago 🥁 for day 194, 2021 with 204 words.

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Exercise: two mile walk to Target
Piano Song of the day: Also Sprach Zarathustra (56 / 70)


It's a new song day, and what can be more enjoyable than Also Sprach Zarathustra - that's 2001 for those of you that don't know your Strauss. To be honest I only really know that it is called that after Tomita did a cover (which is very good BTW). Here, grab some headphones, and listen to this, I'll wait.

OK, now that you have listened to it, how long did it take you to work out that it was all played on synthesizers, more than a minute? It's only really given away near the end.

Now of course you really need a full orchestra to play this and not just an electric piano, but it is still fun and I finally get to play all those sequences of notes that I have loved for so many decades. This also means that once I have cracked it - and it is a little complex with both left and right-hand position changes; three different positions for the left hand, and two for the right. But it is also short, 70 notes, 2 minutes tops, if that.

I'll practice some more tomorrow.

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