Had a date with the NYT over coffee this morning, before the craziness begins (craziness being my working on the thesis all day and all evening because it’s due on Tuesday — shyeah right).
OK so how cool would this be? Orchestra Hero! Who wouldn’t love to play the opening trumpet salvo of Fanfare for the Common Man or the Mendelssohn E minor violin concerto? Or the Bach double? Or the clarinet glissando at the beginning of Rhapsody in Blue?
I have to admit I have never played Guitar Hero, so I’m not sure how the whole thing works, or how similar it is to Rock Band. But being a violinist, I think I would love a techno-romp in the orchestra. And from reading the comments following the article, I see I’m not alone. I must admit a “Conductor” version would be completely boss.
I’ve been trying to think of more cool “classical” riffs I’d like to master. Maybe some Paganini etudes? Nah. That’d take me the rest of my life, and I’d *still* never master it. How about the trombone parts in Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique? Yeah. Dies irae makes me all warm & cozy & fuzzy.
Back in the olden days, I waited tables. A lot. Wait staffing is one of the most difficult and thankless (not to mention low-paying) jobs out there, but I really enjoyed it most of the time. And I’m just enough of a server snob to nod in haughty agreement with this list of dos and don’ts for restaurant workers. And that’s just half the list, yikes.
Those rules, slightly modified, could probably be applied to *any* field of endeavor. I think I shall work on one for teaching music. Definitely. It’s on its way.
After I finish the thesis work….blark. Who wants to be me? *cricket*