- Triads sounded completely different then. The equal temperament of the modern piano is a distortion of true resonance. Therefore, though the music can sound fantastic on a modern piano properly handled, it does not "true" as vocal music does. Children are very sensitive to these things.
- Contemporary composers have written a lot of really good easy stuff for modern kids. It doesn't sound like fake Mozart because it isn't fake anything. All you have to do is look for some: nobody is hiding it. There are many things to be said in favor of living in one's time, especially for teachers!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
There are two things wrong with starting children on the piano with music of the 18th century: