Saturday, April 17, 2010

This morning I was reminded of the many times children have answered a musical question by singing "I don't know" on the pitch which is the answer to the question.

What reminded me was a young man who does not do that; he simply puts his finger on the answer, directly onto the piano. He is unfailingly right. The questions are about how a piece or a passage organizes itself--specifically around which tone--not always obvious.