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Watch a prodigy create -- from four notes in a hat [Video 4:38 minutes]
60 minutes from You Tube ^
| November 3, 2017
| 60 Minutes
Posted on 11/21/2017 12:37:06 PM PST by beaversmom
60 Minutes pulls four musical notes out of hat, and young composer Alma Deutscher takes off, improvising a piano sonata in under a minute.
TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: composer; piano; prodigy
The only musical instrument I can play is the radio.
posted on 11/21/2017 12:56:42 PM PST
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I saw that episode of 60 Minutes and was amazed.
posted on 11/21/2017 1:16:21 PM PST
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This makes me hate myself.
posted on 11/21/2017 1:43:22 PM PST
(Don't call them mainstream, there is nothing mainstream about the MSM.)
“improvising a piano sonata in under a minute.”
Talk about a pile of horsesh**.
You mean the exposition, development section and recapitulation each lasted 30 seconds.
The writer doesn’t have a clue what a sonata is.
Big deal. I wrote a Full blown hard-rock pop tune from a pattern of kick notes (presumably Ringo)I heard on the menu page of some Beatles DVD or other. This sort of thing is too common to brag about.
posted on 11/21/2017 2:32:28 PM PST
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posted on 11/21/2017 4:32:22 PM PST
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For non-musicians like me, what she’s doing is simply amazing.
posted on 11/21/2017 5:09:43 PM PST
The late, great Steve Allen did this all the time on his show, having audience members strike random notes on a piano keyboard. No sonatas, he preferred jazz.
posted on 11/21/2017 5:47:26 PM PST
by Company Man
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The video is a very nice display of composition and improvisation, based on "seeding" a theme using the initial 4 notes. As an intermediate musician, I can say that it's a talent not every musician possesses, and—while not mind-blowing—it is rather impressive for one so young to display such skill...
posted on 11/21/2017 6:17:06 PM PST
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Amazing girl. Many people would be surprised to know that almost all the music we know and love is based on only the five notes of the pentatonic scale.
posted on 11/21/2017 6:26:11 PM PST
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